Markian Malskyy

About lawyer

PhD hab., attorney-at-law, specializes in legal support in investment projects as well as dispute resolution, including international commercial and investment arbitration. Since 2008, he is an attorney-at-law and partner at Arzinger, where he heads the Western Ukrainian Branch and the international dispute resolution practice. Honorary consul of Austria in Lviv.

  • Experience

    Prior to joining Arzinger, Markian worked as a lawyer in the international arbitration team at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Paris.
    He has been Head of Arzinger’s Western Ukrainian Branch in Lviv since 2009. The lawyers of the branch support numerous large-scale projects. They advise on real estate, construction, information technology, business structuring, representation in litigations, provide advice and support for public-private partnership projects, etc. Since 2011, Arzinger’s Branch in Lviv has been ranked first among the leading regional law firms of the Western region of Ukraine according to "Yurydychna Praktyka."
    Markian has been leading the ADR practice since 2010. He has vast experience in resolving corporate disputes in the energy sector, contractual disputes, sales and services, real estate & construction disputes, enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards, real estate and M&A transactions. He was engaged in the settlement of over 300 disputes, including under the ICSID, ICC, SCC, UNCITRAL, LCIA and ICAC rules.
    He is the author of four books, more than 100 scientific papers and more than 300 articles and commentaries.

  • Education

    Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, PhD hab.
    World Trade Institute, Bern, Switzerland, Master of International Law and Economics (MILE)
    Stockholm University, LL.M. in international commercial arbitration
    Lviv National Ivan Franko University, Master of International Economic Relations, Master of Law

  • Public activity

    Honorary Consul of Austria in Lviv

    Member of the Coordination Council of the Western Ukrainian Office of the European Business Association (2010 - 2019)

    Head of Lviv regional branch Ukrainian of the Association of Attorneys of Ukraine (since March 2021)

    Board Member (2012 - 2019), Counsel (since 2020) to the Board of the Ukrainian Arbitration Association 


    Recommended arbitrator:

    Vienna International Arbitral Centre

    International Commercial Arbitration Court at the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

    Arbitration Court attached to the Czech Chamber of Commerce and the Agricultural Chamber of the Czech Republic

    Arbitration Center of Mexico

    Nowy Tomyśl Chamber of Commerce (Poland)

    China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC)

    Korean Commercial Arbitration Board

    International arbitration court "Chamber of Arbitrators at the Union of Lawyers" (Belarus)

    Recommended arbitrator in the financial restructuring procedure pursuant to the Law of Ukraine "On Financial Restructuring"

    Chisinau International Court of Commercial Arbitration (CACIC)

    Riga International Commercial Arbitration Court (RICAC)

  • Recognition & Awards

    Chambers Global 2013–2019, 2021: recommended in dispute resolution. 

    Chambers Europe 2013–2019, 2021: recommended in dispute resolution.


    Benchmark Litigation Europe 2020 named Markian a Litigation Star.


    Best Lawyers 2019-2022 recommends him in Arbitration and Mediation, Corporate Law, International Arbitration, Litigation, Mergers & Acquisitions Law and Real Estate Law.


    Best Lawyers 2021-2022 recommends in Insolvensy and Reorganization Law.


    Ukrainian Law Firms. A Handbook for Foreign Clients (2020): is ranked in International Arbitration and Litigation.

    The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa 2013–2018: recommended in dispute resolution.

    Best Lawyers 2013–2019: leading international arbitration practitioner in Ukraine, also recommended in Corporate and M&A, and Dispute Resolution.

    The International Who's Who of Construction Lawyers 2014: one of leading experts in real estate.

    The International Who’s Who of Commercial Arbitration 2014, 2015: one of leading experts in commercial arbitration.

    Ukrainian Bar Association: Attorney of the year 2018 in the nomination "International Arbitration".

    Ukrainian Law Firms. A Handbook for Foreign Clients 2018: among 5 leaders in International Arbitration.

    Ukrainian Law Firms. A Handbook for Foreign Clients (2012–2018): is ranked among the leading experts in international arbitration, transport and infrastructure, agriculture, and international trade.

    Client’s Choice 2012-2018 (by “Yurydychna Gazeta”): is among TOP 100 best lawyers of Ukraine, is noted in court practice and international arbitration.

    Legal Award 2014: Lawyer of the Year in International Arbitration.

    Ukrainian Law Firms (by “Yurydychna Praktyka”): was among 16 young ambitious lawyers of Ukraine in 2012 and TOP 5 Best Lawyers of Ukraine in international arbitration.

    The Face of Success Award – People of Lviv 2017, by Ria Lviv.

    Top 50 most influential people in Lviv region, by Ria Lviv.

    People of Lviv - Golden Lion 2011: Attorney of the Year.

    Young Top Managers Rating 2012, by Ria Lviv: ranked second among the ten young and ambitious leaders in Lviv region.

  • Membership in organizations

    International Bar Association (IBA)

    American Bar Association (ABA)

    Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb)

    Young International Arbitration Group (LCIA YIAG)

    Institute for Transnational Arbitration (YOUNG ITA)

    Young Austrian Arbitration Practitioners (YAAP)

    Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA below 40)

    International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR Young & International)

    Belgian Centre for Arbitration and Mediation (Cepani 40)

    ICC Young Arbitrators Forum (ICC YAF)

    Ukrainian Bar Association (UBA)

    Association of Attorneys of Ukraine (AAU)

    Ukrainian Arbitration Association (UAA)

  • Languages

    English, Russian, Ukrainian, German, Polish, French,