Iaroslav Cheker

Partner, Attorney-at-law
About lawyer

Partner, Head of Energy & Natural Resources practice, attorney-at-law.

He has extensive experience in the fields of energy & natural resources, land & agricultural law, corporate law, and corporate governance. Iaroslav's area of ​​competence encompasses all legal aspects of M&A transactions (legal due diligence, share or asset purchase agreements (SPA/APA), corporate agreements, antitrust issues, project financing, etc.), investments (planning, consulting and structuring, regulatory matters, mechanisms for bringing in investments and profit repatriation, judicial protection, etc.) as well as business restructuring and litigation.

  • Experience

    Prior to joining Arzinger, he was Counsel at a Big Four company, where he practiced corporate law and M&A and worked in the energy & natural resources industry.

    Iaroslav’s experience includes:

    • Advice to Ukrainian and international clients on various legal matters, including on corporate, contractual, investment, regulatory, antitrust and currency regulation issues
    • Comprehensive legal support for entering and exiting the Ukrainian market
    • Legal support for complex M&A transactions (legal due diligence, share or asset purchase agreements (SPA / APA), corporate agreements, antitrust issues, project financing, etc.)
    • Court representation of clients, recognition of international arbitral awards in Ukraine
    • Advice on asset and business restructuring, including for protection against hostile takeovers
    • Drawing up difficult contracts
    • Assistance in the preparation of expert opinions on Ukrainian law in international foreign arbitrations
  • Education

    Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University, law

    University of Cambridge (UK), LLM

  • Public activity

    Iaroslav is an author of more than twenty articles on corporate law, energy, investment, etc. He is actively involved in professional and business associations, has assisted in drafting bills and reviews on the wind energy market.

  • Recognition & Awards

    Legal 500 noted Iaroslav Checker four years in a row.

  • Membership in organizations


  • Languages

    English, Ukrainian,