Ihor Olekhov

Personal Information

Age
42 years
Gender
Male
Location
Kyiv, Ukraine
UCGA Alumnus
2019A
UCGA Certificate
Certificate of Participation in UCGA Board Direction
Work Experience
Partner
Baker McKenzie
Kyiv, Ukraine
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International Law Firm, Leading Law Firm in the World
Ihor Olekhov heads Regulatory and Financial Institutions groups in the Kyiv office of Baker McKenzie. Ihor specializes in the areas of banking and finance, financial regulation and compliance, acquisition finance, project finance focusing on mining and renewable energy projects, mergers and acquisitions with specific focus on banking and financial services markets, capital markets, tax and corporate finance law, aviation law and wealth management.
Ihor Olekhov has made decisive contributions to developing several sectors of banking and financial services regulations in Ukraine. Ihor is also developing innovative practices of the Kyiv office, including regulation of financial technologies, international commercial & trade and WTO law, trade and corporate compliance.
Ihor Olekhov is well known for government relations advice and strategy development for international and local companies.
Industry
Banking
Digital
Financial Services
Governance
Investments
Legal Services
Prof. Services
Functional Speciality
Finance/Accounting
General Management
Legal Governance / Risk Management / Compliance
Sector
Private
Partner
CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang
Kyiv, Ukraine
Largest law firm in Europe, 5th largest globally, 75 offices in 43 countries worldwide, over 35 lawyers in Ukraine

Leaders in the Finance: Finance team works with both international and local banks, credit organisations and other financial institutions and their shareholders and customers, and offers a full range of services relating to financial transactions (project finance, asset finance and other types of finance projects, capital markets, derivatives and other transactions with securities, both locally and internationally, NPLs assignments and transfers and other transactions) and regulatory matters in the financial services sector (regulation of banks, payment services providers and payment systems, corporate governance of banks and financial institutions and FinTech). We are working with the financial services regulators (National Bank of Ukraine, Financial Services Commission and Securities Commission) on developing the rules for asset management, payment services and numerous other aspects of financial services. We ranked as Band 1 in Banking & Finance in CEE in 2019 and Tier 1 for Banking, finance and capital markets in Ukraine by Legal 500, 2019

Being part of CMS CEE / CIS regional banking practice ensures that our clients receive the benefit of in depth local knowledge as well as international best practice across CEE / CIS. Finance team has advantages of direct access to the experience of outstanding finance practice of CMS in the United Kingdom (largest office in London and six offices throughout the UK) and other jurisdictions.
Ihor is a Partner at CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang and the Head of Banking & Finance leading the banking & finance practice in Ukraine.

Ihor specialises in a broad range of finance issues, project and asset finance, investment projects and transactions, as well as corporate governance, corporate reorganisations and financial regulation, compliance, payment services and tax matters relating to capital markets, derivatives and other financial transactions.
Recognised as a leading banking & finance specialist in Ukraine, Ihor focuses 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 the Co-Chairman of the Banking and Finance Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce and a member of Ukrainian Bar Association. 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 Ihor’s "outstanding technical skills and excellent relationships with clients."
Industry
Banking
Digital
Financial Services
Governance
Investments
Legal Services
Technology
Prof. Services
Functional Speciality
Finance/Accounting
General Management
Legal Governance / Risk Management / Compliance
Sector
Private
Board Experience
Advisor to the Chairman of the Supervisory Board
Prominvestbank
Commitee
Risks, Compliance, Legal
Sector
Private
Industries
Banking
Financial Services
Governance
Investments
Legal Services
Prof. Services

Accomplishments

Languages
Ukrainian
Native or bilingual proficiency
Russian
English
Native or bilingual proficiency
German
Limited working proficiency
Polish
Elementary proficiency
Skills
Professional lawyer
legal skills
finance lawyer
business lawyer
banking lawyer
payment services lawyer
EU law