Ihor Olekhov is a Partner and the Head of Banking & Finance Practice in Kyiv office of CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang. Ihor specialises in a broad range of finance, banking and investment projects and transactions, as well as corporate governance, corporate reorganisations and financial regulation of banks, investment companies and asset managers, and capital markets deals. Recognised as a leading banking & finance specialist in Ukraine, Ihor has a particular focus on complex international finance transactions, including acquisition finance, asset 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 financial transactions and corporate reorganisations, asset management, and aircraft finance.
Ihor Olekhov is a regular member of working groups appointed to develop new legislation in Ukraine, including such recently a new Code of Corporate Governance and has actively contributed to the development of milestone legislative acts of Ukraine, such as the Law of Ukraine on Foreign Currency, the new JSC Law and many banking laws and regulations. Ihor Olekhov is one of the co-authors of the Law of Ukraine On Financial Restructuring and the draft Law of Ukraine on Asset Resolution Companies.
As part of his asset finance expertise, Ihor has advised many leading leasing companies and international banks on various aspects of aircraft leasing operations in Ukraine, structuring leasing transactions for aircraft and engines, and for leasing of industrial equipment and infrastructure, both in Ukraine and internationally. Ihor has also helped aircraft lessors to arrange arrest and repossessions of aircraft and equipment.
Ihor is the Co-Chairman of the Banking and Finance Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce. He is a recommended lawyer by the Chambers Europe, Legal 500 and Best Lawyers for his extensive expertise in banking regulatory mandates and banking M&A transactions. Clients highlight his "outstanding technical skills and excellent relationships with clients."