Former CMS Senior Partner Olexander Martinenko has joined Kinstellar as Head of the firm's Dispute Resolution and Commercial practices in Ukraine.
Kinstellar describes Martinenko as a “highly acclaimed and recommended leading expert in dispute resolution, commercial, and competition, as well as in technology and energy matters. With nearly three decades of experience, he has advised a broad range of clients, including multi-national and local companies, state-owned enterprises, and international institutions and organizations on their business activities in Ukraine and abroad.”
Kinstellar adds that “Olexander has developed a market-leading practice appearing as counsel and Ukrainian law expert witness in international commercial and investment arbitration proceedings and in foreign dispute resolution proceedings, as well as in the Ukrainian courts (including the Supreme Court of Ukraine). He also serves as a designated arbitrator and his name appears on the lists of recommended arbitrators with the International Arbitral Centre of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber; the Singapore International Arbitration Centre; the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre; the South China International Economic, Trade Arbitration Commission/Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration; the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration; and the International Commercial Arbitration Court at the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.”
Martinenko holds an LL.M. from Harvard, a Specialist in Law degree from the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, and an LL.D. from the Koretsky Institute of State and Law of National Academy of Science, Ukraine. Prior to joining Kinstellar, Martinenko spent 15 years with Baker McKenzie and over 13 years with CMS.
“I am delighted to welcome Olexander to the Kinstellar Team!” commented Kinstellar Kyiv's Managing Partner Patrik Bolf. “His impressive range of experience, sophisticated skill-set, and broad client relationships will enhance the value proposition we offer our clients in Ukraine and globally. The firm has tremendous confidence in our outstanding team in Kyiv, which is an integral part of our full-service regional offering to clients across the ten jurisdictions where we operate.”