Dmytro Donenko counsel

Counsel

Tel:     +38 044 498 7383
Fax:    +38 044 498 7385

Overview:

Dmytro specializes in the areas of complex cross-border commercial litigation, international commercial and investment arbitration. He has been involved in high-profile matters related to corporate governance, M&A transactions, allegations of fraud and asset tracing, contractual disputes, and the validity of contractual instruments. Dmytro also represents clients in national courts.

Dmytro’s experience includes coaching student moot court teams of the Institute of International Relations at Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University as well as Kyiv International University and acting as an arbitrator at the Willem C Vis International Arbitration Moot (Vienna, Austria) and Frankfurt Investment Arbitration Moot (Frankfurt, Germany).

Dmytro is permanently involved in organizing Kyiv Arbitration Days Conference in Kyiv (2011-2017)

Recent Projects:

  • Representing interests of a major Ukrainian industrial and financial group in the ICC arbitration dispute arising out of an M&A transaction on acquisition of shares in a Ukrainian bank (amount in dispute approx. USD 400 million)
  • Representing a Ukrainian businessman in an arbitration dispute under the ICC Rules concerning the corporate governance of a large Ukrainian agricultural company (amount in dispute approx. USD 20 million)
  • Representing a US investor in the proceedings for enforcement of an ICC arbitral award against a Ukrainian company (USD 145 million)
  • Representing a Ukrainian businessman in the Cypriot court proceedings over metallurgical assets (amount in dispute approx. USD 2 billion)
  • Representing interests of a Swiss-based individual in the LCIA arbitration dispute on hostile takeover of a major Ukrainian bank (amount in dispute approx. USD 400 million)
  • Representing Ukrainian agricultural group in an LCIA dispute over performance of the underlying investment agreement (amount in dispute approx. USD 40 million)
  • Representing interests of a client in settlement negotiations on enforcement of an LCIA arbitral award (amount in dispute approx. USD 20 million)
  • Representing an Italian investor in the proceedings for enforcement of an SCC arbitral award against a Ukrainian company (amount in dispute approx. USD 20 million)
  • Representing a Ukrainian oil and gas company in an SCC arbitration dispute arising out of the annexation of Crimea (amount in dispute approx. USD 8 million)

Related Practices:

Language:

  • English
  • Russian
  • Ukrainian

Professional and Community Activities:

  • Ukrainian Bar Association
  • LCIA Young International Arbitration Group
  • ICC Young Arbitrators Forum
  • Willem C Vis Alumni Association
  • Co-Organizer of Kyiv Pre-Moot of Frankfurt Investment Arbitration Moot
  • Permanently involved in organizing Kyiv Arbitration Days Conference in Kyiv (2011-2017)
  • Translator of ICC Rules into Ukrainian

Education:

  • Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University, Institute of International Relations, LLM in Private International Law (Ukraine, 2011)

Admitted to bar:

  • Ukraine