Zavadetskyi Advocates


Advocate Oleksandr Zavadetskyi is the founder and managing director of the firm. He received his Law Diploma from Kyiv National University.

Start of law practice: 1996

Admitted to the Advocacy: 2001

Main areas of expertise:
• Criminal Justice, Defence and Advice
• Dispute Resolution and Litigation
• International Sanctions
• Banking
• Corporate Finance
• Tax
• Finance Regulation
• Human Rights
• Government Relations

Representative experience:

In Dispute Resolution & Litigation
Numerous large cases, successfully handled in courts of Commercial, Administrative and Civil jurisdiction, in all instances, against debtors and state agencies. A considerable part of the won cases represents the enforcement of banks’ corporate loans and corporate and fiscal disputes.
Management of recovery and restructuring of the multi-billion NPL portfolios for international banking groups.

In Criminal Law
Advice and representation of international and local businesses in the criminal proceedings pertaining to alleged offenses in the area of taxation, anti-trust regulation, money laundering, corruption, fraud, licensing.
Rendering Criminal defense to individuals charged with serious criminal allegations, such as gross fraud, tax evasion, corruption, abuse of office.

In Regulatory & GR

Foundation and setting-up of the Insider Lending Monitoring department of the National Bank of Ukraine. Elaboration and introduction of the methodology for concealed insider lending detection. Management of the top-20 banks’ insider lending diagnostics.

Management of the newly established Qualification Commission of the National Bank of Ukraine. Elaboration and introduction of the methodology for banks’ top-managers fit and proper assessment.

Management of the reorganized Registration and Licensing functions at the National Bank of Ukraine and membership in the Banking Supervision Committee.

Co-operation with the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank regarding fulfillment of the finance programs.

Advice to a political party on the elaboration of the strategy for reforming the banking sector.

In International Sanctions
Advice to entities and individuals regarding inclusion in, and exclusion from the US, EU, and Ukrainian sanction lists, and associated risks mitigation.

In Corporate Finance
Numerous IPOs and private placements on AIM and Frankfurt stock exchanges.
Cross-border M&A transactions in various industries (Banking, FMCG, Agri, Food).
Debt and Equity Finance.
Establishment and management of funds and offshore structures.