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Sergiy Oberkovych

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Banking and finance, Energy and natural resources


Senior Partner


Sergiy Oberkovych is Senior Partner at GOLAW. He is recognized as one of the leading professionals in business law in Ukraine, including banking & finance, foreign investments, energy and natural resources. He has extensive experience in representing financial institutions and corporate entities of all types and sizes from various perspectives of the finance industry.

Sergiy also regularly advises clients on a broad range of transactional matters, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate and business restructuring, securities, and real estate transactions. He has experience handling both project finance and development matters for clients in the energy sector with particular emphasis on large-scale power, renewables and infrastructure projects. Among his clients are Ukrainian and multinational companies in the energy, financial, consumer, industrial, technology, health care and other sectors.

Admissions: Ukrainian Bar; German Bar.


• Legal 500 EMEA 2018 – recognised in Commercial, corporate and M&A, Energy, and Private clients practices;
• Best Lawyer in Ukraine, 2018 edition – recommended among best Ukrainian lawyers for Litigation, Investment, Real Estate, M&A, Corporate, Tax, Land Use and Zoning, Banking and Finance Law;
• Top-100 Client Choice 2017 – best lawyer in international law;
• Ukrainian Law Firms. A handbook of Foreign Clients, 2017 edition – recommended among the best lawyers in the areas of energy and natural resources; 
• TOP 50 Law Firms in Ukraine 2016 – named among the top practitioners for law issues in energy and natural resources.


Ukrainian, Russian, English


• German Federal Bar Association (Bundesrechtsanwaltskammer);
• Member of the International relations committee of the Ukrainian National Bar Association;
• Ukrainian American Bar Association (UABA);
• Ukrainian Lawyers’ Association;
• International Bar Association;
• American Chamber of Commerce;
• European Business Association.


- Master of Laws, National Taras Shevchenko University, Institute of International Relations in Kyiv, Ukraine;
- LLM in Comparative Legal Studies from The John Marshall Law School in Chicago, Illinois.


Banking, finance and capital markets

Within: Banking, finance and capital markets

GOLAW has 'the ability to resolve complex issues and a business-oriented approach based on vast experience', and it joins the ranking this year. Valentyn Gvozdiy is 'extremely driven and visionary'. Sergiy Oberkovych, who acted for Procredit Bank on a subordinate financing transaction with IFC, is also recommended.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

GOLAW handles cross-border M&A activity, notably for mid-cap Czech companies, but also advises global brands including GAP. 'Diligent and skilful experts' Max Lebedev, who assisted a Turkish battery company with corporate structuring, and Sergiy Oberkovych are noted.

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Within: Energy

GOLAW acts for Ukrainian and international investors and developers, predominantly in the renewables sector, on power purchase agreements, financing, regulatory matters and M&A deals. Sergiy Oberkovych and Max Lebedev advised KBPP Management on a grid connection for a biomass plant.

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Private client

Within: Private client

GOLAW advises on business structuring, tax, succession planning, trusts, funds and risk management, as well as handling matters of residence for foreign and domestic clients. Sergiy Oberkovych and corporate partner Max Lebedev are the key contacts. They advised a shareholder of a large agribusiness on the settlement of a dispute.

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