Markian Malskyy, who left Arzinger last summer after being appointed Head of the Lviv Regional State Administration by the President of Ukraine, has returned to the firm as Head of its Western Ukrainian office and Co-Head of its International Litigation and Arbitration Practice.
“I am glad to get back to practicing law, as I definitely associate my professional development only with it,” commented Malskyy. “I am pleased to join the partners of Arzinger Law Firm I [was] part of for more than ten years, as well as the team which I co-created before working as Head of Lviv Regional State Administration. The official service gives lawyers a chance to thank the State for its opportunities and to implement further reforms to improve the quality of people’s life. However, private practice makes it possible to render prompt assistance to clients in solving various tasks.
Malskyy is a graduate of the Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, has a Master’s degree in International Law and Economics from the World Trade Institute in Bern, an LL.M. from Stockholm University, and a Ph.D. from the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. He previously practiced law with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and J&L Consulting before joining Arzinger in 2008 where he stayed until leaving in July to become Head of the Lviv Regional State Administration (as reported by CEE Legal Matters on July 16, 2019).
“We start the year 2020 with a strong contribution to the further development of our business – I welcome Markian as Arzinger’s partner again and am confident that his return to the position of Head of our Western Ukrainian Office in Lviv will expedite the development of our practices in the West of the country and of the company in general,” commented Arzinger Managing Partner Timur Bondaryev. “Having worked as the Head of the Lviv Regional State Administration, Markian has gained important knowledge in the field of public-private relations. Therefore, he will be able to take even better care of the interests of Arzinger’s clients and implement complex investment and infrastructure projects. Markian knows the market very well, so I am sure that our litigation, international arbitration, real estate, and corporate law practices will soon experience a vigorous growth and further development.”