Former Arzinger Partner Markiyan Malskyy has joined Kochanski & Partners as a Partner and Head of the firm's Ukrainian Desk.
Specializing in disputes and arbitration, Malskyy previously spent 14 years with Arzinger. He first joined the firm in 2008, leaving in 2019 for an eight-month stint as Head of the Lviv Regional State Administration (as reported by CEE Legal Matters on July 16, 2019). He rejoined Arzinger in 2020 as a Partner and Head of its West Ukrainian Branch (as reported on January 23, 2020). As a Lawyer, Malskyy also worked with J&L Consulting for a year, from 2007 to 2008, and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, in Paris, in 2006.
"At this dramatic time, we are supporting Ukrainian business, acting with the hope that Ukraine will rebuild quickly now, and continue after the war is over," Kochanski & Partners Managing Partner Piotr Kochanski commented. "Markiyan’s professional experience, versatility, a network of global contacts, professional and social activity in Ukraine, personal qualities, including extraordinary intelligence, never-ending good humor, courage, and determination to achieve his goals make him a role model for us and a foundation for our goals and our Ukrainian mission."
"I am delighted to join Kochanski & Partners, one of the leading Polish law firms, as in such way I may combine my personal Ukrainian dreams and ambitions with my professional missions. I hope I will be able to contribute widely and effectively to the further rebuilding and stimulating the re-development of my beloved Ukraine," Malskyy added.