Sergii Shkliar Returns as Founding Partner to Arzinger

Arzinger is pleased to announce that one of its founders Sergii Shkliar, Attorney-At-Law, PhD has returned to the team to the position of Founding Partner. Sergii will concentrate on the practices of Antitrust & Competition, Insolvency, Dispute Resolution, including in other jurisdictions, International Arbitration and GR.

From 2015 to 2018, Sergii Shkliar served as the deputy Minister of Justice of Ukraine on Executive Service matters. During 2016-2017, in accordance with the segregation of duties between deputies of the Minister of Justice of Ukraine, he oversaw the representation of the interests of the state in foreign jurisdictional bodies.

Sergii is a Candidate of Law, a Doctoral Student (the theme of his dissertation is “Control over observance of the legislation on protection of economic competition in Ukraine: the administrative and legal principles of organization and functioning”), and a professional of the highest level, as recognized both by legal practitioners and academic communities in Ukraine and abroad. Repeatedly such authoritative ratings as Chambers Global and Chambers Europe, Who's Who Legal and The Legal 500 recognized Sergii among the best lawyers of Ukraine.

As the Head of Dispute Resolution practice at Arzinger, Sergii:

  • represented, in cooperation with a Swiss law firm, a prominent Swiss company in a 7 million euros dispute with the Ukrainian government authority considered under the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules;
  • represented a large Austrian company in court proceedings for enforcement of an several million dollars arbitral award, adopted in accordance with the Rules of the Vienna International Arbitral Center;
  • represented one of the global agribusiness and food companies in a major multi-million dollar investment dispute concerning seaports infrastructure

“I am happy to return to Arzinger and ready to new professional challenges. The experience which I gained at the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine will help me contribute to the development of the team as well as to improve customer experience,”- said Sergii.

Sergii Shkliar’s return to Arzinger means strengthening of our positions on the market and opens new opportunities for the team.

Kind regards,

Arzinger Team