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Vitaliy Radchenko

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Partner, Head of  Energy & Projects, CMS Cameron McKenna (Kyiv)


Vitaliy Radchenko is a partner in the Energy and Projects, Insurance industry practices at CMS Cameron McKenna Kyiv. He focuses on M&A, financing, commercial law and regulatory advice in: Oil and Gas, Mineral Resources, Conventional & Renewable Power Generation and Carbon Emissions Reduction projects.

Vitaliy was ranked by the Chambers Europe 2012-2016 as a Band 1 lawyer in Energy and Natural Resources for Ukraine with commentators identifying him as “a standout figure for energy law in Ukraine” and “a superb lawyer, instrumental to the practice”, as well as “one of the best for shale gas projects and PSAs”.

Vitaliy is the Co-Chairman of the Fuel and Energy Committees of the American Chamber of Commerce and an active participant of the European Business Association in Ukraine, and is also the first Ukrainian member of Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN).


Ukrainian, Russian, English


Co-Chairman, the Energy Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine
Member, Fuel and Energy Committee of European Business Association in Ukraine
Member, Association of International Petroleum Negotiators


2005 - Master’s Degree in Civil and International Private Law (Distinction), Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University, Kyiv


Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

Commercial arbitration, investment arbitration, cross-border litigation and energy disputes are key areas of focus for CMS, where Olexander Martinenko, Anna Pogrebna and Maria Orlyk are among the key partners. Vitaliy Radchenko handled the enforcement of an arbitral award for JKX Oil & Gas.

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Vitaliy Radchenko - CMS

Within: Energy

CMS is 'still the market leader', according to one client. Practice heads Vitaliy Radchenko and Johannes Trenkwalder count Scatec Solar and McKinsey among their clients. Senior associate Volodymyr Kolvakh is also noted.

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