Oleksandr ZavadetskyI
Name: Oleksandr Zavadetskyi
Firm Name: Zavadetskyi Advocates
Jurisdiction: Ukraine
Practice Area: Dispute Resolution Law

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Professional Biography:

Advocate Oleksandr Zavadetskyi is the founder of the firm. He received his Law Diploma from Kyiv National University, started his law practice in 1996 and has been admitted to the Bar in 2001. Oleksandr’s main areas of expertise are Dispute Resolution and Business Crime.

Along with handling large litigation cases for high profile multinational corporations, such as AXA Group, ING Group, ZTE Corporation, British American Tobacco, Oleksandr has been involved into recovery and restructuring of international banks’ NPL multi-billion portfolios in the Corporate and Retail sectors, administration and protection of personal assets in various jurisdictions.

In the Business Crime area Oleksandr has represented clients either on defence or on complainant sides in various cases pertaining to Business, Financial and Civil Fraud and White-Collar Crime. In addition, Oleksandr is experienced in representing commercial entities, including foreign companies in Ukraine, in the Criminal Procedure as well as foreign individuals who get into stress situations in Ukraine.


Dispute Resolution practice of the firm intersects in the domains of Civil, Commercial and Public Litigation and is substantially influenced by it’s Criminal Law expertise. The firm proceeds with the cases of any level of complexity and concentrates its efforts on a result-oriented approach to clients’ needs, developing winning Litigation strategies, providing clients with creative and efficient Dispute Resolution competence in various matters.

Zavadetskyi Advocates represents banks, commercial entities and individuals as claimant or defendant, in a variety of disputes before Ukrainian courts. The main focus of the firm’s practice is on achieving material results — a successfully resolved dispute means not just winning judgments in the courtroom, but insuring clients obtain recovery of debts, compensation for losses and other remedies available. As of January 2017 lawyers of the firm have handled over 700 diverse litigation cases with a total value of claims exceeding US$ 3 bn.

The firm has built long history of representing corporations, boards of directors, business owners and individuals in connection with official Investigations, enforcement, audits, inspections and other proceedings brought up by governmental bodies and also the firm is known for its ability to deal effectively with Tax disputes resolution and settlement, Criminal Advocacy related to Taxation.

The firm has been providing Criminal Law advice, defence and representation in criminal courts and within Criminal Investigations to Ukrainian and international businesses, their stakeholders – entities as well as individuals, for years. Also, the firm assists companies, their officers and owners in a wide range of matters related to various aspects of special regulations such as Anti-Bribery, Regulatory Compliance and Investigations, Anti-Money Laundering and other related to criminal risks and regulatory environment.