Former Avellum Partner and Head of Dispute Resolution Dmytro Marchukov and Senior Associate Serhii Uvarov have joined Integrites as Partner and Counsel, respectively.
According to Integrites, "the new team members have extensive expertise in representing international and Ukrainian clients in close to every kind of dispute resolution matters, namely local and cross-border litigation, transnational insolvency and receivership, asset tracing and recovery, fraud investigation, anti-bribery probes, enforcement of mortgages and pledges (including against shareholdings in Ukrainian companies), commercial and investment arbitration under the major institutional and ad hoc rules, as well as recognition and enforcement of foreign judicial and arbitral awards. They have acted for the clients under the ICSID, ICC, SCC, LCIA, UNCITRAL, LMAA, JAMS, ICAC at CCI of the Russian Federation and ICAC at Ukrainian CCI Arbitration Rules. Dmytro Marchukov and Serhii Uvarov have worked on almost two dozens of arbitrations and arbitration-related court proceedings involving sovereigns and quasi-sovereigns. They were also engaged in a number of the Crimea-related investment arbitrations."
“We are joining Integrites with lots of enthusiasm," said Marchukov. "The firm already has partners in its ranks who are very well recognized and respected in dispute resolution. Nonetheless, Serhii and myself do have the necessary experience behind our backs to help the firm reach new heights and gain even more success. Just looking forward to that."
“I am delighted to be joining Integrites where I have many friends," commented Uvarov. "This is also a great challenge. The cross-border dispute resolution and arbitration practices of Integrites are exceptionally strong. We are determined to perfect them even further."
“Integrites continues the implementation of the strategy of expanding and strengthening practices, in particular one of the main directions, the practice of dispute resolution, so we are happy to welcome Dmytro Marchukov and Serhii Uvarov to our team," commented Managing Partner Oleksiy Feliv.
When contacted for comment, Avellum Managing Partner Mykola Stetsenko explained that, "we of course respect our former colleagues’ decision to move to a different platform, but we do not expect these departures to have any significant impact on our practice. Our core litigation team remains in place and will continue supporting our corporate, finance, tax, and real estate practices. Avellum remains committed to its drive for excellence and strong preference for organic growth. With this in mind, we will be announcing our major promotions later this month."