Oleksandr Shkelebey

Founder and Managing Partner, ESQUIRES, Attorney-at-Law


Academy of Advocacy of Ukraine, 2004.

Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh Business School, Postgraduate Certificate in Business Administration, 2015.

Practice Areas:

Dispute Resolution, Business Security, Real Estate.


Ukrainian, Russian, English

Professional experience:

Oleksandr Shkelebey is the founder and managing partner at ESQUIRES, which was recognized as newcomer of the year at the Ukrainian Legal Awards 2017.

Oleksandr specializes in complex high-value commercial and corporate disputes, strategic planning, protection against hostile takeovers (asset-grabbing), development and implementation of comprehensive corporate security structures. He has been involved in a number of major litigation cases, inter alia, representing investors in a USD 30 million corporate dispute, defending the interests of a leading Ukrainian logistics center regarding its protection against asset raiders.

Oleksandr Shkelebey acts for shareholders and companies in relation to M&A disputes, disputes between shareholders, real estate & planning disputes. Having served at the Department of State Registration of the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine, Oleksandr has acquired deep understanding of substantial principles and particularities of the Ukrainian real estate and business register modus operandi. This experience enables Oleksandr to deal with most complicated issues in real estate and planning disputes as well as to find creative and complex solutions.