Yaremko Volodymyr

Contact information: VYaremko@mayerbrown.com

Year of birth: 1987

Citizenship: Ukrainian


  • Ivan Franko Lviv National University (Ukraine), department of international relations
  • course in German and European Law at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University (Munich Germany)
  • School of American Law within John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin (Poland) and Chicago-Kent College of Law (USA)

Language skills:

  • Ukrainian
  • Russian
  • English
  • Polish

Field(s) of specialization:

  • international arbitration
  • dispute resolution
  • energy
  • real estate & construction
  • agrarian law
  • banking and finance
  • white-collar crime
  • bankruptcy 

Professional experience:

From June 2022 – Mayer Brown International LLP, London, Senior Associate (Ukrainian Lawyer), International Arbitration and Construction & Engineering Groups

March 2017 – December 2022 (since June 2022 and until December 2022 in a sabbatical leave) ­– Sayenko Kharenko, Kyiv, Counsel, International Arbitration Practice, Head of Infrastructure Industry Group 

May 2016 - February 2017 – Spenser & Kauffmann Attorneys at law, Kyiv, Counsel, Head of International Arbitration & Litigation Practice

March - May 2013 – Law firm Bristows, London, Secondment at the Commercial Disputes Department

October 2009 - April 2016 – Law firm Arzinger, Lviv, Kyiv, Senior Associate, Head of International Litigation & Arbitration Group

Practice: International Litigation & Arbitration

  • From 2009 – till April 2016 Arzinger Attorneys at law, Senior Associate

He specializes in the settlement of complex multi-jurisdictional disputes in the national courts, as well as under the procedures of international commercial and investment arbitration. Volodymyr has substantial experience and particular focus on foreign investment, energy, oil & gas, technology & construction, banking & finance and corporate disputes.

Arbitration experience: Volodymyr represents clients in arbitration proceedings under various Arbitration Rules such as UNCITRAL, ICSD, ICC, SCC, LCIA, VIAC, ICAC at the UCCI, etc.

Volodymyr is also well-acquainted with peculiarities of arbitrations in specific areas of industries, namely in construction disputes under FIDIC forms of contracts, as well as in GAFTA and FOSFA arbitrations.

In spring 2013 Volodymyr spent two months in London on secondment at the Commercial Disputes Department of a City law firm.

Representative Cases:

  • Representing Swiss company in a dispute which arose from more than 10 million USD contract for work performance with a state authority of Ukraine, under UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules administrated by the Permanent Court of Arbitration in the Hague;
  • Advising a major international bank in a dispute before the English High Court of Justice for debt collection of more than 70 million USD; 
  • Enforcement of a multi-million EUR arbitral award in the UK with effect in numerous other jurisdictions;
  • Representing a client (one of the leading Ukrainian mobile phone operators) in a dispute, which arose from fraudulent activities under an international GSM roaming agreement with Russian mobile operator, under ICC Arbitration Rules;
  • Representing a foreign bank in a corporate dispute with Ukrainian minority shareholder in relation to the transactions with the total value of around 150 million EUR.

Recent Public Speeches:

  • Kiev Arbitration Days 2016: Think Big!, topic: “Chains of regulation: escape from freedom?”, 3 November 2016, Kyiv;
  • 5th ICC YAF Global Conference, 25-27 June 2015, London;
  • Kiev Arbitration Days 2014: Think Big!, topic: “Sovereign immunity from suit and enforcement: waiver and limits”, 6-7 November 2014, Kyiv;
  • ICC YAF Europe Regional conference, topic: “Responsibility of Arbitrators and Arbitral Institutions”, 13-14 June 2014, Rome; 
  • Adam Smith Conference – “Private Client: Russia & CIS” (Dispute Resolution Section), 8-10 October 2013, London;
  • Conference “Implementation of construction projects in Ukraine: International Standards FIDIC and Ukrainian practice” (Dispute Resolution Section), 20 February 2012, Kyiv;
  • FIDIC Contracts Central Eastern Europe Conference (Dispute Resolution Section), 26-27 April 2012, Warsaw;
  • Event of ICC YAF “Modern tendencies in the international arbitration – arbitration in the developing countries”, 15 December 2011, Munich.


Recent Publications:

  • Arbitrability of Corporate and Public Procurement Disputes in Ukraine. // Kluwer Arbitration Blog, 24 July 2015.
  • Enforcement of Foreign Judgments 2015 – Ukraine. // Law Business Research Ltd., Getting the Deal Through 2015. – P. 119-123.
  • Arbitrazhnaya ogovorka (Arbitration Clause) (co-authored with O. Karel) // Juridicheskaya Praktika (Legal Practice), № 28-29, 22 July 2014. – pp 19
  • Shale Gas Production Sharing Agreements in Ukraine – Status Limbo (with M. Ilchuk) // Ukrainian Journal of Business Law, June 2014. 
  • Enforcement of Foreign Judgments 2014 – Ukraine (with T. Bondaryev and M. Malskyy). // Getting the Deal Through 2014. – P. 140-144.
  • New York Convention and Kiev Agreement: either-or? (co-authored with M. Malskyy // Yuydychna Gazeta (Legal newspaper), № 33-34, 27 August 2013 – pp. 30.
  • Alternative methods of settlement of construction disputes in Ukraine. // Lewiatan Court of Arbitration Newsletter, May 2012.
  • Case summary: Joseph Charles Lemire v Ukraine (with M. Malskyy). // Arbitration News, Newsletter of the International Bar Association, Vol. 16, No. 2, September 2011. – P. 20-22.
  • The largest Ukrainian arbitration case to date: Naftogaz v RosUkrEnergo (with M. Malskyy). // Arbitration News, Newsletter of the International Bar Association, Vol. 16, No. 1, March 2011. – P. 83-85.
  • Global Trading Resource Corp. and Globex International, Inc. vs. Ukraine (with M. Malskyy). // Kluwer Arbitration Blog, 02 February 2011.
  • Judicial Reform. With what Judiciary will We See in 2011? (with M. Malskyy) // Ukrainian Journal of Business Law, No. 1, January-February 2011.  
  • Ukraine becomes friendlier towards recognition of foreign judgments and awards (with M. Malskyy). // International Litigation News, Newsletter of the International Bar Association, September 2010. – P. 44-45.

Membership in professional associations: Volodymyr is an attorney-at-law (starting from 2011), a member of the Ukrainian Bar Association (UBA), International Bar Association (IBA) and American Bar Association (ABA). Also, he has membership in a number of professional organizations of practitioners in international arbitration, including the Ukrainian Arbitration Association and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb). Volodymyr was elected to join the ICC YAF Regional Coordinating Committee for 2014-2016.

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