Oleh Zahnitko

Personal Information

Age
45 years
Gender
Male
Location
Dobrovolchykh batalioniv St, Kyiv, Украина
UCGA Alumnus
2019A
UCGA Certificate
Certificate of Participation in UCGA Board Direction
Work Experience
Partner
Beiten Burkhardt Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mBH
Kyiv, Ukraine
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One of the largest independent law firms in Germany, full-service, top in labour and corporate law, focus on medium companies.
Expanded the focus and the client base, headed Banking & Capital Markets practice; managed the talents, established KYC and AML compliance processes, coached development of the marketing materials and corporate style.
Industry
Legal Services
Functional Speciality
General Management
Legal Governance / Risk Management / Compliance
Sector
Private
Head of Projects - Deputy General Manager
Youth Center for Legal Studies
Donetsk, Ukraine
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One of the first law student associations, founding member of the
Founder, head of operations. Recruiting, development of programs, coaching the teams, strategy planning, working with donors and stakeholders.
Industry
Education
Legal Services
Functional Speciality
General Management
Operations
Sector
Non-Profit
Partner
Integrites
Kyiv, Ukraine
Full service law firm with regional presence and partnerships, one of the largest in Ukraine by headcount.
Leading a team of banking & finance practice, strategy for IT development at the firm, team building responsibilities, brand ambassadorship in liaison with NGOs and educational institutions.
Industry
Legal Services
Functional Speciality
Operations
IT Management / Engineering
Sector
Private
Associate, Senior Associate
Magister & Partners
Kyiv, Ukraine
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Leading Ukrainian law firm, top in International Trade Law
Antidumping and Countervailing investigations against Ukrainian and foreign producers in the EU, Canada and the USA. Bond issues by Ukrainian banks. Commercial Real Estate Investment, general corporate and tax issues.
Industry
Investments
Legal Services
Functional Speciality
Legal Governance / Risk Management / Compliance
Sector
Private
Senior Research Fellow, Junior Research Fellow, Lead Lawyer
Institute of Economic and Legal Research, Ukrainian National Academy of Sciences
Donetsk, Ukraine
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Academic Research Institute, the unit where I worked had been working under aegis of NAS (Economics Section) and Legal Science Academy (Criminal Law Section) - policies and regulatory solutions to prevent economic and business-related abuses and offences.
Drafting a strategy, budget proposals, research of the area, publications, reporting and presenting the results.
Industry
Education
Governance
Industrials
Investments
Non Profit
Functional Speciality
Legal Governance / Risk Management / Compliance
Product Development/R&D
Sector
Public
Senior Lecturer
University of Kyiv Mohyla Academy
Kyiv Ukraine
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Lead Educational Institution.
Classes on Civil Law Comprehensive Course and Practical Issues of Civil Law Course to post-graduate students with major in Law.
Industry
Education
Functional Speciality
Operations
Sector
Public
Board Experience
Board Member
Youth Center for Legal Studies (affiliated with Donetsk National University)
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Commitee
N/A
Sector
Non-Profit
Industries
Education
member
Integrites International Legal Firm
Commitee
Technology / no committee
Sector
Private
Industries
Legal Services
member of the board
Beiten Burkhardt Ukraine Ltd
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Commitee
N/A
Sector
Corporate Subsidiary
Industries
Legal Services
strategy advisor to the President, Honorary President
Kyiv School of Economics
Commitee
N/A
Sector
Non-Profit
Industries
Education
Education
Ukrainian Corporate Governance Academy
certificate program, incomplete
From
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Fields of Study
Corporate Governance - creating the boards
Institute for Economic and Legal Research, Ukrainian National Academy of Sciences
Candidate of Legal Sciences (equivalent of Ph.D)
From
-
Fields of Study
Economic Law, Arbitration Procedure. Thesis on Legal Tools of Protecting Domestic Industries
John Marshall Law School (Chicago, Illinois)
Master of Comparative Law (LL.M)
From
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Fields of Study
International Trade and Investments
Donetsk State University
Specialist in Law
From
-
Fields of Study
Economic Law
Donetsk State University
English Language Interpreter (Specialist)
From
-
Fields of Study
English language: Translation & Interpretation
Donetsk State University
Physical Education (Specialist)
From
-
Fields of Study
Table Tennis coaching

Accomplishments

Languages
Russian
Native or bilingual proficiency
English
Full professional proficiency
German
Limited working proficiency
Czech
Elementary proficiency
Polish
Elementary proficiency
Skills
Active Listening
Persuasive writing
Analytical
Strategic Planning
ADR/GDR programs
IPO listing
Business Restructuring
business lawyer
Banking
Organizations
Volunteered at revolutions 2004 and 2013-2014, donor to a few social impact projects.
Achievements
Over 100 publications in Ukrainian academic press, over 100 other publications in professional media in Ukrainian, English and Russian.
Recommended lawyer for Ukraine by international and Ukrainian rankings (IFLR 1000, Legal 500, Chamber & Partners, Ukrainian Law Firm Handbook, Yuridicheskaia Praktika)
Deal of the year awards by professional media in the industry on several occasions