Former Arzinger Partner Markian Malskyy has left the firm after being appointed Head of the Lviv Regional State Administration by the President of Ukraine.
Malskyy has been Head of Arzinger's Western Ukrainian Branch and Head of the firm's International Disputes Resolution and Arbitration practice.
“We respect Markian’s decision," Managing Partner Timur Bondaryev stated. "It’s a very honorable and responsible position, despite the fact that he quits the legal practice in our law firm. I would like to emphasize that we appreciate the contribution Markian has made to the development of Arzinger during the 11 years he has been with us. A strong team with great potential has been formed and will be further developed by Counsel Oksana Karel under my guidance.” He added that the firm remains “good friends” with Malskyy and that he hopes Malskyy will return after “completing his duties as Head of LRSA.”
“The proposal to head LRSA was completely unexpected," Malskyy commented. "I hesitated for long as to whether I needed it. I am very grateful to Timur Bondaryev for his support and understanding. Leaving the company I have worked in for the last 11 years has been an extremely difficult decision. However, acting as Head of LRSA is a task after which I plan to return to legal practice.”