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Energy, Chemicals, Mining and Infrastructure; Real Estate; Hotels, Resorts & Tourism; Mergers and Acquisitions; General Tax Planning.
Serhiy Piontkovsky is a Managing Partner of the Kyiv Office of Baker & McKenzie, heading the Energy, Chemicals, Mining and Infrastructure and Real Estate Practice Groups. Mr. Serhiy Piontkovsky is heavily involved in major privatizations projects held in Ukraine within steel, mining, energy and industrial sectors; acted in numerous mergers and acquisitions transactions, including acquisition of Ukrainian enterprises in privatization process (in particular, via commercial tenders organized by the State Property Fund). In real estate sector he represents major international hotel chains, developers, construction companies, investment funds, embassies, religious organizations and private investors on various Ukrainian law issues related to property pre-lease and long-term leasing, acquisition of land lease rights, construction, design and letting. His clients include Ukrainian and international companies, which he advises in connection with their business activity in Ukraine.
Prior to joining Kyiv office of Baker & McKenzie, Mr. Piontkovsky served as a legal counsel to the National Bank of Ukraine. In 1995, Serhiy Piontkovsky joined the Kyiv office of Baker & McKenzie as an Associate, and in 2001 he was promoted to a Local Partner. He became a Partner in the Firm in June 2005. In 2011 Serhiy Piontkovsky was appointed as Co-Managing Partner of the Kyiv Office.
Mr. Piontkovsky is fluent in Ukrainian, English and Russian.
Serhiy Piontkovsky is a member of the Foreign Investment Advisory Council of the Kyiv City State Administration since 2002. Mr. Piontkovsky has authored numerous articles on real estate matters, corporate law, and taxation. In addition to this, Mr. Serhiy Piontkovsky is frequently quoted in Ukrainian business publication and industry circulars; He also frequently speaks at various conferences related to taxation, property rights, business leases, hotel development, insurance and corporate law.
Mr. Piontkovsky graduated from the International Law Department of the Moscow Institute of International Relations in 1992. In 1999, he received an LL.M. degree from Harvard Law School. Mr. Piontkovsky is admitted to practice law in New York and is licensed to practice law in Ukraine. He is also a licensed defense attorney of Ukraine.