Maryna Sharapa

Partner, Attorney-at-law
About lawyer

Partner of the Public Sector Transactions practice, which includes public private partnership, privatization, leases, joint activity, and other agreements related to state and municipal property. Maryna is an expert in the field of transport and infrastructure. Within Government Relations, Maryna specializes in representing the interests of business in the implementation of sectoral policies and reforms.

  • Experience

    Marina has over 25 years of experience in legal practice. In 1996, she began her legal career in the State Property Fund of Ukraine, an executive body responsible for privatization, lease and management of state assets. Since 1999, she had headed the disputes and claims sector in the Legal Department of the Foundation. For almost ten years, she directly conducted and supervised court proceedings involving the State Property Fund of Ukraine and its regional bodies in all national courts. In 2005 she left the state office and co-founded a law firm.


    Prior to joining Arzinger, she worked as a partner in AGRECA, a narrowly specialized transport and infrastructure law firm, for more than 16 years. The firm's legal expertise covered the full range of transactions related to state property.


    Maryna specializes on supporting PPP/concession projects, privatization and lease cases. She has been repeatedly involved as a local expert in the implementation of PPP/concession projects supported by the World Bank Group. Maryna also has experience in preparing unsolicited proposals for PPP projects in the port sector.


    Within GR, Maryna was involved in drafting the Law "On Railway Transport", laws to simplify procedures related to the construction of hydraulic infrastructure facilities, and numerous bylaws in the port sector.

  • Education

    Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Specialist's diploma in law, 1996

    National Institute of Intellectual Property, Master's degree, 2010

    Certified PPP Professional CP3PÒ (Foundation) course, 2021

  • Public activity

    During 2018-2019, Maryna acted as a freelance consultant to the Special Control Commission on Privatization of the Parliament of Ukraine (2018-2019).


    As a sectoral expert, Maryna is involved in the work of the Logistics Committee of the European Business Association in Ukraine, which is to support committee members in discussing the mostrelevant legislative changes and sectoral policies. Cooperation with the EBA Logistics Committee also implies assistance in holding the Infrastructure Day, an annual event dedicated to the sustainable development of transport sectors and results of market participants surveys to determine the Infrastructure Index.


    Maryna authored numerous articles in various business, industry-related and legal publications.

  • Recognition & Awards

    According to the ranking Ukrainian Law Firms for Foreign Clients 2019-2020, Maryna was noted as a leading expert on the regulation of transport infrastructure and support of investment projects.

  • Membership in organizations

    American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine

    European Business Association in Ukraine

    Kyiv Regional Bar Council

  • Languages

    Russian, Ukrainian,