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 been involved in the development of Ukraine’s energy sector for more than 25 years. Its partners continue to play key roles in the development of major projects in the upstream oil and gas, nuclear and renewable energy sectors. Recent work included advising VLC Renewables (a fund established by Low Carbon and Vitol) on its investment in the first phase of a 500MW onshore wind farm at Zaporizhia. Maksym Sysoiev and Adam Mycyk lead the practice, in which managing partner Oleg Batyuk plays a central role. They work as part of the firm’s global energy and infrastructure practice, which is the largest in the world.

Ukraine > Dispute resolution

(Leading individuals)

Oleg BatyukDentons

At Dentons, the dispute resolution group in Kiev handles litigation and arbitration proceedings in the local market, as well as cross-border matters involving Ukrainian law. The ‘exceptionally smart and business-orientedOleg Batyuk leads the seven-lawyer team, which includes ‘efficient and diligent‘ counsel Oleg Kuchanskyy. Among its many areas of expertise are commercial litigation, real estate and product liability disputes.

Ukraine > Commercial, corporate and M&A

(Leading individuals)

Oleg BatyukDentons

Dentons exhibits ‘always with the highest standard of knowledge and expertise, with great knowledge of local specifics and the regulatory environment‘. The firm is acknowledged to be a leading player in complex matters of corporate governance, compliance, joint ventures, regulatory compliance and cross-border M&A. Its work spans the major sectors of the Ukrainian economy, including agriculture, energy, retail, life sciences, financial services and technology. Oleg Batyuk leads the practice, in which US-qualified partner Adam Mycyk is a prominent adviser on M&A and capital markets transactions. Volodymyr Monastyrskyy and newly promoted energy partner Maksym Sysoiev also play key roles.

Ukraine > Real estate and construction

Dentons handles real estate matters arising from cross-border M&A transactions and is a key adviser on project development in key sectors such as energy. The firm recently assisted a developer with real estate and land law issues related to the acquisition of a solar power plant project in Zakarpattya oblast. The firm is also known for its expertise in International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC) standards, agriculture, and land law and real estate disputes. Oleg Batyuk is the key partner.

Ukraine > Intellectual property

Dentons acts for well-known global brands, listed companies, international conglomerates, private equity firms and public bodies. The practice, which is led by managing partner Oleg Batyuk,  specialises in IP litigation involving copyrights, patents, trade marks and unfair competition. It is also busy with licensing contracts, particularly in the life sciences sector, and data privacy issues. Counsel and patent attorney Oksana Horban is also highly recommended.