Timur Bondaryev > Arzinger > Kiev, Ukraine > Lawyer Profile

01010, KYIV

Work Department

Real Estate and Construction, Antitrust and Competition, Corporate / M&A


Founding and Managing Partner, Attorney-at-law, Head of Real Estate and Construction practice, Co-Head of Antitrust and Competition practice at Arzinger. He also heads the Automotive, Energy and Retail industrial practices.


Timur Bondaryev has been working at Arzinger ever since it was founded (2002). Prior to that time, he headed a division in the Legal Department at the State Property Fund of Ukraine and was Head of Legal at Ukrainian Aluminium, a subsidiary of Russian Aluminium.

He has extensive experience in advising both international and domestic companies of various industries (Retail, FMCG, Automotive, Life Science, Banking & Finance etc.) on significant domestic and multinational M&A transactions, joint ventures, cartel cases, abuse of dominance, restrictive practices, competition & antitrust investigations, on public law and public procurement matters.


English, German, Ukrainian, Russian


  • International Bar Association (officer of the European Regional Forum Advisory Board
  • American Bar Association (member of the Steering Group of the International Antitrust Law Committee)
  • East Europe Foundation (chairman of the Board)
  • Ukrainian Bar Association
  • European Business Association (EBA)
  • Society of German and Ukrainian Lawyers
  • Association of Attorneys-at-law of Ukraine
  • Ukrainian Entrepreneurs Community (SUP)
  • ICSC
  • ACC


Gorlovka Institute of Foreign Languages (Ukraine)

Institute of International Relations at Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, International Law Specialist (Specialization – International Private Law), Translator and Interpreter from German

Vienna Economics University, International Commercial and Tax Law

Bournemouth Business School International (UK)

Lawyer Rankings

Ukraine > Competition

(Leading individuals)

Timur BondaryevArzinger

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.

Ukraine > Real estate and construction

(Hall of Fame)

Timur BondaryevArzinger

Arzinger has a real estate and construction practice that operates from three offices in Ukraine, all of which handle high-value sales and leasing matters. The practice is jointly led by Timur Bondaryev in Kiev, Markian Malskyy in Lviv and Viktor Syzonenko in Odessa. They frequently act for international and Ukrainian public and private companies, financial institutions and funds. The team’s experience spans residential, commercial, infrastructure, and industrial projects, as well as handling real estate issues arising from large M&A transactions. The firm recently assisted STADA Arzneimittel with real estate aspects of the purchase of a pharmaceuticals company.

Ukraine > Energy

Arzinger hired counsel Iaroslav Cheker from KPMG Law in Ukraine. The firm has a strong track record advising major private and state-owned energy and mining companies in Ukraine. The scope of its work includes antitrust investigations, corporate transactions, energy trading contracts, power sales and coal exports, as well as contentious matters. Corporate and competition partner Timur Bondaryev co-leads the practice with Cheker.

Ukraine > Commercial, corporate and M&A

Arzinger‘s corporate and M&A practice is praised for its ‘client-oriented and well-customised approach, as well as round-the-clock availability‘. ‘The quality of their work and advice is far above other law firms in Ukraine‘, says a client of partners Timur Bondaryev and Anna Zorya, and counsel Alesya Pavlinskaya, who jointly lead the practice. The firm recently assisted with the management buyout of the Ukrainian Hubert Burda Media business, which holds more than 45 brands, including Marie Claire, Playboy, Lisa and Burda Style.

Ukraine > Private client

Arzinger‘s private client practice handles tax, sanctions issues, anti-money laundering compliance and family law. The firm fields a multidisciplinary team that includes corporate and real estate partner Timur Bondaryev.