Orest Matviychuk, former Senior Legal Counsel at Engelhart Commodities Trading Partners, has joined CMS in Kyiv, where he will be working on the Banking & Finance team as a Senior Associate.
Matviychuk graduated from the National University of State Tax Service of Ukraine in 2010 and obtained an MSc in Law & Finance from the Queen Mary University of London in 2013. Prior to joining CMS, he spent a year and a half at BTG Pactual, almost eight years at Sayenko Kharenko, and three years at Engelhart Commodities Trading Partners.
According to CMS, Matviychuk "will focus on the agricultural and commodities trading sector, both in Ukraine and Central and Eastern Europe. With the land reform underway in Ukraine, acquisition, financing and other transactions concerning land will come to the forefront and will contribute to expanding Ukraine’s role as a leader in high-profile matters concerning the agriculture sector." The firm describes him as "experienced in advising on international trade and the transportation of a wide range of commodities (with a focus on grains, oilseeds and vegetable oil), covering the Black Sea and Asia markets."
"The agricultural sector in the multitude of its aspects is essential to Ukraine, CEE, and the Black Sea regions," commented Orest Matviychuk. "I will contribute to achieving the ambitious goals of agricultural holdings, farmers, traders, banks and other financiers of agricultural exports and other projects. The CMS Finance practice has a great reputation, both locally and internationally, and I am delighted to be joining the team. I look forward to advising on both current and future challenges."
Graham Conlon, Managing Partner of CMS in Kyiv commented on his new colleague: "With Orest’s arrival, we now have three English-qualified lawyers working full-time for our Kyiv office. With high-profile transactions often governed by English-law, Orest’s arrival further cements our reputation for being able to handle all aspects of high-profile transactions – under English and Ukrainian laws – from on the ground in Kyiv."