Sergii Shkliar > Arzinger > Kiev, Ukraine > Lawyer Profile

01010, KYIV

Work Department

Dispute Resolution, Arbitration, Antitrust & Competition, Relations with State Authorities, Insolvency, Restructuring, and Enforcement of Judgments


Founding Partner, Attorney-At-Law, LL.D., Merited Lawyer of Ukraine, Head of Dispute Resolution, Antitrust and Competition, GR.


From 2015 till 2018 Sergii held the position of Deputy Minister of Justice of Ukraine for Enforcement Service. He was responsible for the implementation of the institute of private bailiffs in Ukraine. During 2016–2017, he supervised the representation of the interests of the State in courts, insolvency, and forensic examinations, as well as the representation of the State in foreign jurisdictional bodies. During that period, Sergii was a procedural supervisor in more than 50 disputes, including under ICSID, ICC, SCC, UNCITRAL, and LCIA Rules.

Apart from legal consulting, Sergii worked in executive positions in large companies, in particular British Petroleum, where he led the Corporate Law and Property Group, as well as in the civil service. Sergii worked in the Office for Investigation of Offences on the Securities Market and the Law Enforcement of the State Commission for Securities and Stock Market as well as in the State Tax Administration. He was Partner at Hartmann&Рartners International Law Firm for three years; headed the Legal Department of Monolit Corporation.

Education & Academic Career

Advanced doctoral degree (LL.D.), awarded for the thesis “Control over observance of legislation on protection of economic competition in Ukraine: Administrative and legal principles of organization and functioning.”

Doctoral degree (Dr. jur.), awarded for the thesis “Protection of Rights and Interests of Business Entities in Legal Relations with the Bodies of the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine.”


English, Russian, Ukrainian, German


  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • Ukrainian Bar Association
  • Kyiv City Bar
  • Society of German and Ukrainian Lawyers
  • CEО Club


Institute of International Relations, Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University, Master’s degree in International Law (Diploma in International Private Law), Interpreter of German

Vienna Economics University (a course in International Trade and Tax Law).

Odesa National Economic University (major in Economics of Enterprises)

Ukrainian Corporate Governance Academy.

Sergii is Senior Lecturer on competition law at the Branch Law Department of the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy (since 01.09.2010).

Sergii has graduated from Aspen Institute Kyiv in 2018 (

Theme of the seminar “Justice, Law and society”.

Lawyer Rankings

Ukraine > Dispute resolution

At Arzinger, the team is ‘always available and has in-depth knowledge of the individual cases‘. The practice has three partners – Sergii Shkliar, Kateryna Gupalo and Markian Malskyy – who handle commercial, investment, administrative and banking disputes. Counsel Oksana Karel is ‘a class act and particularly adept at international litigation‘. The firm recently represented hedge fund Promeritum Fund in a $45m insolvency dispute involving borrowers with assets in the conflict zone in Eastern Ukraine.

Ukraine > Competition

At Arzinger, the team is ‘very professional, experienced and attentive to details and clients’ requirements’. It excels in obtaining merger clearances, handling post-clearances in gun-jumping cases and advising clients on AMCU behavioural investigations. Timur BondaryevSergii ShkliarLana Sinichkina and Oleksander Dyakulych are ‘guided by the ethical principles of honesty, fairness and decency‘. They also excel in state aid matters and private antitrust counselling and enforcement.