Redcliffe Partners is pleased to announce our new partner Sergiy Ignatovsky, who joins the firm’s leading Litigation and Restructuring practices.Sergiy is one of the top professionals in Ukraine focusing on restructurings, high-profile complex litigation and special situations.

His professional background is diverse. Sergiy has previously worked for many years as a partner in the litigation groups of several leading Ukrainian law firms, as well as General Counsel with Metinvest, one of the largest CEE producers of steel and iron ore raw materials.

In 2016, Sergiy was appointed by the creditors’ committee as the General Counsel of Mriya Agro Holding. He was responsible for carrying out the complicated, unprecedented and unique restructuring of the group, which included more than 150 companies, following its USD1.3 billion default. As General Counsel, Sergiy oversaw the handling of hundreds of court proceedings and dozens of bankruptcies throughout Ukraine, and advised on the subsequent sale of Mriya Agro Holding to a strategic investor.

In 2019-2020, Sergiy was a Deputy Head of the State Property Fund of Ukraine, where he was in charge of corporate governance for state-owned enterprises.

Olexiy Soshenko, Managing Partner at Redcliffe Partners, comments: “Sergiy’s experience as General Counsel of Ukraine’s largest corporations operating in a variety of industries, coupled with a fantastic track record in delivering on highly complex mandates, bring a winning combination to the firm’s capabilities and will greatly enhance our offering to clients. We look forward to welcoming Sergiy to the firm.”

Sergiy adds: “We previously worked together on the sale of Mriya Agro Holding, where Redcliffe Partners acted as a buy-side counsel, and the team’s performance was stellar. The firm gained a top-tier reputation in advising on the most high-profile projects in the country and offering first-class client services, which makes it an exciting firm to join. I am looking forward to working with the team to help clients to tackle the challenges that I have seen at first hand during my time at Mriya Agro Holding, Metinvest and several other of Ukraine’s largest corporates”.

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