Former CMS Cameron McKenna Ukraine Managing Partner Daniel Bilak has joined Kinstellar as Senior Counsel to the firm’s regional management team.
According to Kinstellar Bilak, who is based in Kyiv, "will be working closely with Kinstellar’s regional and local management and business development teams regarding strategic and business development initiatives across the region for the firm as a whole."
Bilak, who is Canadian-qualified, spent from 2007-2017 at CMS Kyiv, becoming Managing Partner in 2012. Most recently, he was Chief Investment Adviser to the Prime Minister of Ukraine and headed UkraineInvest, the Ukrainian government’s investment promotion agency created to engage with the international investor community and attract foreign direct investment to the country.
He hasalso acted as Counsel to the Business Ombudsman Institution in Ukraine and served as a senior United Nations Development Programme governance expert to the governments of Bulgaria and Lithuania, as well as Ukraine.
’We are thrilled to welcome Daniel to the team!" commented Kinstellar Managing Partner Patrik Bolf. "With his experience as a law firm managing partner and corporate and government advisor, he brings a new dimension to our current capabilities. Daniel’s impressive track record and unique understanding of the CEE region will be a tremendous asset to our clients. We look forward to his contribution to the firm.”
An extensive interview with Bilak can be found in the June, 2020 issue of the CEE Legal Matters magazine, available to subscribers on June 3, 2020.