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CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang in Ukraine is pleased to announce the appointment of Ihor Olekhov who joins the firm as a partner in its finance practice in Ukraine. Ihor joins from Baker McKenzie’s Kyiv office

5 June 2019

Ihor has significant experience advising clients on a broad range of finance, banking and investment projects and transactions, as well as corporate governance, corporate reorganisations and financial regulation, compliance and tax matters. Recognised as a leading banking & finance specialist in Ukraine, Ihor has a particular focus on complex international finance transactions, including acquisition finance and project finance in the energy and natural resources sectors, M&A in the banking and financial services sectors, debt restructuring and insolvency, tax aspects of finance transactions and corporate reorganisations, asset management, and aircraft finance. Ihor is a Ukrainian qualified lawyer and a member of the Ukrainian Bar Association. He also co-chairs the Banking and Finance Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine.

Graham Conlon, Managing Partner of the Kyiv office of CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang, comments: “We are thrilled that Ihor will join our team in Kyiv. He is a very skilled lawyer, who has worked on some impressive landmark transactions and projects in Ukraine, and will enhance the capabilities of our market-leading team in Kyiv, growing our finance offering. He is an excellent fit for CMS with his international experience and track record to date”.

“We are delighted to welcome Ihor to CMS as part of our ongoing investment in the growth of our global finance practice. Our international strength is formidable with 400+ finance lawyers working across more than 40 jurisdictions worldwide on some cutting-edge and headline projects and transactions. Ihor’s appointment further boosts our offering to clients, not only in Ukraine, but also in Central and Eastern Europe generally,” adds Mark Segall, head of Finance CEE/CIS.

Ihor Olekhov comments on his appointment: “It is a real honour to join such a dynamic and impressive team, and to enhance the international and local finance capabilities of CMS in Kyiv. I will continue to work collaboratively with leading international and domestic banks, as well as multinational and local companies, across a number of practice areas, so we can deliver commercial and strategically informed advice. I am convinced that the energy and drive of the CMS team will contribute to us being one of the leading finance teams in the market.”