Oleksandr Zavadetskyi

Advocate, founder of Zavadetskyi Advocates Bureau


Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv.

Practice Areas:

Criminal Defense, Dispute Resolution, Banking, Corporate Finance, Tax, Financial Regulation, Human Rights.


Ukrainian, Russian, English.

Professional experience:

Oleksandr established the firm in 2009 and since then the firm has been recommended by the leading international law practice directories, such as Chambers and Partners, IFLR1000, Legal500, due to its successful work, first and foremost in the areas of dispute resolution and white-collar crime.

In the area of criminal advocacy Oleksandr has represented clients both on the defense and complainant sides in various white-collar crime cases. The specific feature of Oleksandr’s competence is his vast experience in representing commercial entities, including foreign ones, in criminal proceedings.

Oleksandr’s expertise in white-collar crime area is substantially enhanced by his experience in financial and commercial sectors, where he has held a number of counsel and managerial positions in top-ranked international companies and has been involved in a series of high-profile transactions, such as IPOs and Private Placements, M&A deals, recovery & restructuring of banks’ NPL portfolios.

Furthermore, in 2015-2016 Oleksandr was engaged by the National Bank of Ukraine to do the job that is part of the NBU’s program for reforming the Ukrainian banking sector and bringing it into line with best practice standards. At that time, Oleksandr occupied the posts of the head of the Related Parties monitoring department, Registration & Licensing department, head of the Qualification Commission and member of the Banking Supervision Committee.