On June 2, 2017, Andriy Stelmashchuk, the Managing Partner of Vasil Kisil & Partners, and Vladimir Sayenko, the Managing Partner of Sayenko Kharenko, were elected President and Vice President of the Ukrainian Bar Association, respectively, for two-year terms.
Asters is reporting that Counsel Dmytro Shemelin has been elected Deputy Head of Ukraine's new Arbitration Committee, established pursuant to the requirements of the new On Financial Restructuring law for dispute resolution within financial restructuring procedures in Ukraine. The Supervisory Board also approved Asters' Managing Partner Oleksiy Didkovskiy as an arbitrator within the financial restructuring procedure.
Sayenko Kharenko Counsel Oleksandr Nagorny has been appointed Deputy Chairman of the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukrainе and Avellum Managing Partner Mykola Stetsenko and Sayenko Kharenko Partner Vladimir Sayenko have been elected to its Public Council at the Committee's constituent assembly on February 24, 2017.
Acting on a contract with the Policy and Management Consulting Group, Nove Partner Urmas Volens has reviewed the Draft Law on Business Organizations of the Republic of Kosovo, which was prepared by the Government of Kosovo through a working group led by the Kosovo Ministry of Trade and Industry (with support from USAID Partnerships for Development).
The Njord law firm is reporting that the Government of Estonia has appointed Njord Tallinn Associate Partner Triinu Hiob and three other Estonian legal experts as members to the Permanent Court of Arbitration in the Hague, the oldest intergovernmental institution resolving international disputes between states, international organizations, and private parties.
Integrites is reporting that on November 14, 2016, the General Meeting of Members of the Ukrainian Arbitration Association elected Integrites Partner Olena Perepelynska, the Head of the firm's CIS Arbitration Practice) as its new President, succeeding outgoing UAA President Tatyana Slipachuk, Partner and Head of International Dispute Resolution at Sayenko Kharenko.
Senior Attorney Eleonora Zelmene, Head of the Insurance Law Practice at Klavins Ellex, has become a Member of the Advisory Board of the Baltic Financial Advisors Association – a non-profit organization recently established through joint efforts of Lithuanian, Latvian, and Estonian associations of commercial banks.
Schoenherr has announced that Partner Andreas Natterer has been elected President of the European Food Law Association.
On October 27, 2016, Markian Malskyy, Partner and Head of the West Ukrainian Branch at Arzinger Law Office, was appointed as Honorary Consul for the Republic of Austria in Lviv and six surrounding regions of Ukraine: Lvivska, Volynska, Zakarpatska, Ivano-Frankivska, Ternopilska, and Rivnenska oblasts.