Orest is an English-qualified Senior Associate at Banking & Finance Practice at CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang Ukraine. Orest joins CMS from Engelhart Commodities Trading Partners (formerly BTG Pactual Commodities) where he was Senior Legal Counsel. He has around ten years of experience in cross-border finance, capital markets, debt restructuring and international physical and financial commodities trading.
Orest is experienced in advising on international trade and the transportation of a wide range of commodities (with a focus on grains, oilseeds and vegetable oil), covering the Black Sea and Asia markets. As an in house lawyer, Orest covered a wide range of matters, including agriproducts trade transactions (plain vanilla and structured deals), protentional acquisitions of inland and port silos, project financing and transactions concerning land. He also advised on various regulatory, corporate aspects, sanctions and many other aspects of the agricultural value chain.
Orest was a part of the GAFTA working group dedicated to the creation of GAFTA Contract Form specifically tailored for the Ukrainian CPT market.