We are pleased to announce that Oleksiy Filatov has joined the firm as Senior Partner and Head of Dispute Resolution practice group.

Oleksiy Filatov focuses on cross-border and local litigation and international arbitration, particularly corporate, commercial and investment disputes.

Mr. Filatov is a renowned Ukrainian dispute resolution practitioner with more than 20 years of professional experience. His track record includes acting for international and major local companies in high-profile disputes at Ukrainian courts and before international arbitration tribunals, and as Ukrainian law counsel in international legal teams at English, Cypriot, Swiss, US and other foreign courts. He has also been appointed as international arbitrator in a number of cases.

Apart from private legal practice, Filatov’s professional background involves serving as the secretary of the Constitutional Commission and coordinator of the Judicial Reform Council at the President of Ukraine and his deputy chief of staff. At these positions he led the development of significant amendments to major Ukrainian rules of court proceedings and laws on judiciary as well as the amendments to the Ukrainian Constitution regarding judiciary that were approved in 2016 and highly praised by the Venice Commission and other experts of the Council of Europe.

“I am happy to join the team of partners with whom we share a long-standing history of professional cooperation. AEQUO is one of the strongest Ukrainian law firms that achieved outstanding results and recognition in the business community not only for their professional activity but also their contribution to improvement of the legal system and business climate in our country”, Mr. Filatov commented.

“We are absolutely honored to welcome Oleksiy Filatov, a leading Ukrainian expert in dispute resolution, to our team. His professional experience combined with outstanding personal qualities and values will broaden the perspective and significantly strengthen the position of AEQUO”, commented Denis Lysenko, AEQUO’s Managing Partner.

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