Former Ukrainian Member of Parliament Ostap Semerak has joined Vasil Kisil & Partners as Partner to develop the firm’s public advocacy practice.
According to the firm, Semerak was a member of the Ukrainian Parliament of the 6th convocation (Budget Committee) and of the 8th convocation (European Integration Committee). From 2014 to 2016 he was the Co-Chair of the EU-Ukraine Parliamentary Association Committee. From 2014, he served as the Minister of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, and from 2016 to 2019, he was the Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine.
“We welcome Ostap Semerak as our new Partner at Vasil Kisil & Partners," said Managing Partner Andriy Stelmashchuk, adding that his "experience in the public sector and lawmaking will strengthen our public advocacy practice. The range of services for our clients in this area will include advising on overcoming barriers for investment in Ukraine, drafting and advocating regulations, civilized lobbying in Ukraine and abroad.”
Semerak added: “I am glad to join Vasil Kisil & Partners – a renowned law firm with high ethical and professional principles that I also share. By pooling our efforts and expertise, we will provide Ukrainian and foreign clients with the support and solutions necessary to resolve their business problems both at the national and international levels through fair and legitimate practices.”