Mr Oleg Batyuk > Dentons > Kiev, Ukraine > Lawyer Profile

41 Naberezhno-Khreshchatytska Street
9th floor
04070 Kyiv
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Work Department

Arbitration; Competition and Antitrust; Corporate; Corporate Governance; Intellectual Property and Technology; Mergers and Acquisitions; Venture Technology and Emerging Growth Companies; Securities and Corporate Finance


Oleg Batyuk is the Ukraine Managing Partner and Head of the Ukrainian Corporate Practice in Dentons’ Kyiv office. Oleg is one of the leading lawyers in Ukraine. He has substantial experience advising international and domestic clients on foreign investments in Ukraine, joint ventures, loan arrangements, banking regulations and transactions on international capital markets. Oleg has advised major international companies and financial institutions on key infrastructure projects in Ukraine. He has been engaged as an expert witness on Ukrainian legal matters in several high-profile litigation and arbitration proceedings in England, USA, Canada and Sweden.


Oleg has lectured on Ukrainian civil law at the Law faculty of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. He is the author of numerous articles and books on Ukrainian law and practice, published in the US, UK, Netherlands, Ukraine and in other countries. He has been involved in drafting Ukrainian civil and criminal legislation. Oleg is a regular speaker on legal issues at Ukrainian and international conferences. He contributes regularly on legal and tax issues affecting foreign investment in Ukraine.


English, Russian, Ukrainian


Member of the Supervisory Council of PJSC State Export-Import Bank of Ukraine


Queen Mary & Westfield College (1992, Centre for Commercial Law Studies); Kyiv University (1988, Postgraduate course, Candidate of Science degree in Law); Kyiv University (1985, with Honours).

Lawyer Rankings

Ukraine > Energy

(Leading individuals)

Oleg BatyukDentons

Dentons has a broad focus but is particularly active in renewable energy projects. Oleg Batyuk leads the energy and natural resources practice, in which partner Adam Mycyk and counsel Maksym Sysoiev are highly recommended. Their work encompasses wind and solar developments, upstream oil and gas, nuclear energy and coal projects, and they have been highly active in high-value matters.

Ukraine > Dispute resolution

(Leading individuals)

Oleg BatyukDentons

Dentons is ‘innovative, very engaged and good at out-of-the-box-thinking‘. Practice head Oleg Batyuk has ‘a great business-minded approach‘. He leads a sizeable team that is frequently involved in litigation and arbitration proceedings in the local market as well as in proceedings on Ukrainian legal matters in foreign jurisdictions, including the UK, US, Canada, Switzerland and Sweden. Its caseload of complex commercial litigation includes commercial real estate and product liability disputes. Counsel Oleg Kuchanskyy is also recommended for his experience representing both local and international clients.

Ukraine > Commercial, corporate and M&A

(Leading individuals)

Oleg BatyukDentons

Dentons‘ practice is known for its innovative approach to the structuring of domestic and cross-border M&A transactions. Managing partner Oleg Batyuk has extensive experience advising international and domestic clients on joint ventures, foreign investments and capital markets, while Adam Mycyk‘s expertise includes privatisations and M&A. The firm handles a broad range of corporate and transactional work in sectors such as agriculture, energy, retail, financial services, technology, hardware and electronics, and chemicals. It is also recognised as a leading adviser on corporate governance, compliance, joint ventures and regulatory matters.

Ukraine > Real estate and construction

Dentons is a prominent player in niche market areas, including handling bespoke contracts under Ukrainian law, advising on agriculture and land law, greenfield site developments, servitude agreements and environmental permits, and acting in real estate disputes. The group also advises international banks on real estate financings for Ukrainian developers. Managing partner Oleg Batyuk leads the practice following Markian Silecky‘s move to Polsinelli PC in Washington DC.

Ukraine > Intellectual property

Dentons has in-depth experience in IP litigation involving copyrights, patents, trade marks and unfair competition. It also advises on licensing in the life science sector and has expertise in data privacy matters. It frequently advises multinational companies on the IP aspects of large, cross-border M&A transactions. Managing partner Oleg Batyuk oversees the practice, in which recommended counsel Oksana Horban focuses on the filing of IP rights, prosecution and IP-related litigation.