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Eterna Law, Oleh Beketov, Kiev, UKRAINE

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Oleh Beketov

Work +380444907001
Eterna Law

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Dispute Resolution Department


Partner, Head of International Litigation Department


Prior to joining AstapovLawyers Mr Beketov held the position of lawyer with Magisters, one of the major Ukrainian law firms; was interned for US law firm Alston & Bird; held the position of lawyer with Pavlenko, Statsenko & Osinchuk (Ukraine). Also Mr Beketov held the position of assistant to the Chair of the Committee of Parliament of Ukraine on Legal Policy where he gained rich practical experience in harmonisation of Ukrainian legislation to EU legislation. Mr Beketov has over 6 years of substantial experience in doing both pre-litigation and litigation stages of outstanding debts collection. He specialises in international commercial arbitration and litigation, commercial and civil litigation, white-collar crimes, corporate law, and foreign investments. Mr Beketov has substantial experience in resolving corporate and post-M&A disputes before LCIA and ICC arbitral tribunals. He also has considerable experience in the resolution of construction disputes under the legal framework of FIDIC contracts. Oleh Beketov has been recognized as an up-and-coming practitioner in Dispute Reslotution by Chambers Global. He was described as a "well-known practitioner, on the way to becoming one of the key specialists in the market".


English, Ukrainian, Russian


Mr Beketov is a member of Ukrainian Association of International Law, Ukrainian Bar Association and is a Co-chair of Ukrainian Chapter of New York Bar Association (NYSBA).


Mr Beketov graduated from Lviv National University, School of Law (Ukraine) and holds LL.M degree from American University, Washington College of Law, Washington D.C. (USA).


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Eterna Law’s team of ‘service-oriented, highly professional, Western quality lawyers’ includes Andrey Astapov, Oleh Beketov and Eugene Blinov. Beketov, together with Hogan Lovells International LLP, handled a $2bn High Court litigation between Ukrainian oligarchs.

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  • Employing Foreign Specialists in Ukraine – Rules of the Game Have Been Simplified?

    Following the strategy of the Government to improve the doing business climate in Ukraine, Parliament adopted the Law of Ukraine “On Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of Ukraine Concerning Elimination of Barriers for Foreign Investments Attraction” dated May 23, 2017 (hereinafter – “the Law”), which came into force on September 27, 2017.  The Law with such an expressive name should have definitely removed the barriers for employment of foreigners, but what have we actually received? Putting the cart before the horse, the Law really significantly changed the procedure of obtaining work permits (hereinafter – “the Permit”) facilitating it essentially from the one hand, but introducing some questionable conditions from the other.
    - GOLAW
  • New Law on LLCs in Ukraine

    The Law of Ukraine On the Limited Liability Companies and Additional Liability Companies passed on 6 February 2018 shall come into force on 17 June 2018. The Law is a positive sign for doing business in Ukraine as it introduces significant changes and innovations in the legal regulation of the establishment and activities of limited liability companies, which are the most numerous and the most popular form of entrepreneurial activity in Ukraine (second only to individual entrepreneurs).
  • The Code of bankruptcy procedure in Ukraine: positives and negatives of the new document

    The Verkhovna Rada registered a draft law on the Code of Bankruptcy Procedure (No. 8060). Among other things, it is noted that such a document will increase the efficiency of bankruptcy procedures, the level of protection of the rights of creditors, improve the procedures for selling debtor property at the auction, increase the level of execution of contracts and court decisions. However, does the text of the document correspond to the stated purpose? 
    - GOLAW

    Over the last few months before January 2018, when the latest changes to the power purchase agreements (PPAs) between State Enterprise “Energorynok” and producers of energy from alternative sources were adopted, more than ten agreements were signed with upgraded conditions set earlier in 2017. In the mentioned agreements, the changes to the PPAs were applied and helped bring Ukraine’s PPAs closer to international standards. Nevertheless, the revised PPAs still have a lot of issues that need to be clarified and further elaborated to make them perfectly bankable, and to make them properly executable.
    - GOLAW
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  • Enforcement in Ukraine of Interim Orders Issued by Foreign Courts and Arbitral Tribunals

    In the past few years Ukrainian clients have developed an appetite for solving their disputes abroad. Litigation and arbitration sagas involving Ukrainian parties or related to Ukrainian assets often spread across many jurisdictions. In many such sagas various interim reliefs were granted by courts and tribunals.
  • Applicable law in contractual disputes: recent arbitration practice

    AstapovLawyers Partner Eugene Blinov & the firm's Associate Roman Protsyshyn share their recent arbitration practice regarding applicable law in contractual disputes.
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    The 2008 financial crisis peak had hardly faded away, when another breaking news was brought to the surface in CIS countries: a significant part of the funds advanced during the pre-crisis period by banks and other financial institutions to support various businesses and commercial initiatives, flew beyond national frontiers to be found in Panama, BVI, Seychelles, Jersey, Cyprus and other offshore and onshore jurisdictions in the pockets of numerous private persons, mostly CIS nationals. No surprise this fact led to a tsunami of disputes, one way or the other related to repayment of loans and funds advanced under other types of finance arrangements. Many of those disputes are still pending, thus, keeping finance arrangements among the top-litigated issues within CIS borders.