Oleksander Plotnikov > Arzinger > Kiev, Ukraine > Lawyer Profile

01010, KYIV

Work Department

Banking & Finance, Insolvency & Restructuring, White Collar Crime


Partner, Attorney-at-law, Head of Banking & Finance as well as Co-Head of White Collar Crime practice


Oleksander has been practicing law since 2001 and has been advising clients in relation to financing transactions for more than 15 years. His experience includes advising both lenders and borrowers on various types of loan facilities, including simple bilateral agreements and most complicated cross-border syndicated facilities. His expertise covers due diligence of companies and various assets (land, real estate etc.), reviewing and commenting on English law documents from local law perspective, arranging syndicated secured and unsecured lending facilities to corporates under Ukrainian law, perfecting security and provision of legal opinions to creditors under Ukrainian law.

Oleksander has significant experience in multi-creditor voluntary and forcible restructurings which involve local and foreign creditors and borrowers. He is well recognised as one of the best experts in Ukraine and is currently running several remarkable debt restructuring projects which include local and international creditors. His qualification is proved by impressive list of successfully completed and ongoing restructuring projects.

Oleksander also regularly advises Ukrainian banks on various regulatory issues (e.g. currency control, relations with connected entities, personal data protection etc.).

Before joining Arzinger he was working for 5 years as an in-house lawyer for head offices of leading Ukrainian banks with foreign capital: UkrSibbank PJSC (BNP Paribas Group) and Calyon Bank Ukraine JSC (Credit Agricole Group).

Apart from the finance industry, Oleksander is responsible for the agro-industrial sector at Arzinger and coordinates our lawyers’ work for clients in this fields.    


English, Russian, Ukrainian


  • International Bar Association
  • Ukrainian Bar Association


National Yaroslav Mudry Law Academy of Ukraine

Lawyer Rankings

Ukraine > Banking, finance and capital markets

(Leading individuals)

Oleksander PlotnikovArzinger

Excellent service from a knowledgeable and professional team‘, says a client of Arzinger. The firm is well known for high-value debt restructuring, but also handles large cross-border financing transactions. It recently assisted BNP Paribas with a $60m financing facility for agricultural company Nibulon. Oleksander Plotnikov, who is ‘very responsive and easy to approach – one of the best‘, leads the practice.

Ukraine > White-collar crime

Arzinger‘s team comprises of ‘‘well-known professionals in the market‘. It focuses on high-profile cases, with recent examples included the Agroinvest case, in which it represented international grain traders in one of the biggest fraud cases in the Ukrainian grain market. The group’s focus on major cases sees it undertake work in sectors such as agriculture, energy, food and beverages, retail, hospitality, infrastructure and transportation, automotive and life sciences. Kateryna Gupalo, who is ‘both experienced and always available‘, and Oleksander Plotnikov are the lead partners. Senior associate Oleksandr Maksymenko is an emerging talent in criminal cases.

Comparative Guides

Ukraine: Lending & Secured Finance March 2021 This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to Lending & Secured Finance laws and regulations that may occur in Ukraine.