Mr Oleksandr Padalka > Ilyashev & Partners > Kiev, Ukraine > Lawyer Profile

Ilyashev & Partners
04053 KYIV

Work Department

Kyiv Office // Intellectual Property, Corporate and M&A, IT Technologies, Media and Telecommunications, Advertising & Marketing


Counsel, Attorney at Law


Oleksandr Padalka has been overseeing projects in the field of information technology, pharmaceuticals, media and entertainment, production and distribution of FMCG goods for over 30 years. He has extensive and successful track record in dealing with unfair competition cases. Other areas of specialization include Corporate and M&A, as well as Employment.  

Oleksandr’s expertise covers the entire company’s life cycle, from its establishment, day-to-day activities and commercial transactions to its exit from the market. He has experience advising clients from virtually all major sectors of the economy, supporting projects in the spheres of IT, mass media, subsoil use, energy and real estate.


Ukrainian, Russian, English


  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • International Trademark Association (INTA)
  • Ukrainian Bar Association


Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Faculty of Law (Specialist Degree in Laws)

Lawyer Rankings

Ukraine > Intellectual property

(Leading individuals)

Oleksandr PadalkaIlyashev & Partners

At Ilyashev & Partners, managing partner Mikhail Ilyashev and counsel Oleksandr Padalka lead the practice, in which patent and trade mark attorney Irina Kirichenko is another key practitioner. The firm is particularly well-known for its work in IP litigation, and it is also increasingly involved in commercial IP matters. Global brands such as TikTok and The Kraft Heinz Company call on the firm for IP portfolio management, trade mark and patent prosecution, enforcement, franchising and licensing matters.

Ukraine > Competition

Ilyashev & Partners is frequently involved in large and precedent-setting competition law matters in sectors as varied as agriculture, energу, real estate, transport, pharmaceuticals and life sciences. Practice head Oleksandr Fefelov is among the most experienced practitioners in the market, having acted on the first merger clearance in Ukraine 25 years ago. The firm recently handled antitrust matters for UPD Holdings Limited arising from its €200m investment in Ocean Plaza Project. Counsels Oleksandr Padalka and Valeriia Gudiy are experienced in inspections of enterprises by the state regulatory authorities, and in the resolution of administrative disputes.

Ukraine > Commercial, corporate and M&A

(Hall of Fame)

Oleksandr Padalka Ilyashev & Partners 

Ilyashev & Partners provides ‘high-quality and creative services, and the level of client loyalty is incredible‘. The firm has specialist expertise in the banking, agribusiness, transport, energy, construction, FMCG, pharmaceuticals and telecommunications sectors, though its work in high-value cross-border transactions extends to many other industries. ‘Bright minds and well-known market starsMikhail Ilyashev and Roman Marchenko jointly lead the practice. Partner Yevgen Solovyov, and counsels Oleksandr Padalka and Leonid Gilevich, are also highly recommended.