Valentyn Zagariya

Managing Partner, Attorney, Spenser & Kauffmann


Kyiv Institute of International Relations at Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University, 1996.

Practice Areas:

M&A, Foreign Investment, Corporate Law, Antimonopoly Law, Real Estate.


Ukrainian, Russian, English, French.

Professional experience:

Valentyn Zagariya has for many years been consistently recommended by Best Lawyers — CIS in 2010 — 2017 as being among the leading practitioners in Ukraine in investments, banking and finance, corporate law, M&A, real estate, land use and zoning. In addition, Valentyn’s legal expertise in project finance was acknowledged by Who’s Who Legal in 2011.

Moreover, Mr. Zagariya was recognized among the top 5 lawyers in Ukraine in investments in 2008 and 2009 and was distinguished in M&A in 2012 by Ukrainian Law Firms. A Handbook for Foreign Clients. Furthermore, Valentyn Zagariya was listed in the survey The Choice of the Client: Top 100 Best Lawyers of Ukraine in 2010, 2011 and 2017 by Yurydychna Gazeta in investments, private public partnership, corporate law and M&A.

Valentyn’s professional experience was noted by surveys of Yuridicheskaya Practika Publishing, being listed among 25 most famous lawyers in Ukraine by Ukrainian Law Firms 2011, getting in the top 3 of the 15 Most Powerful Ukrainian attorneys; and receiving the award by Legal Awards as The Best Partner of a Law Firm in 2010 and for outstanding professional achievements in 2016 (the choice of the editor-in-chief of Yuridicheskaya Practika).

With regard to his managerial capacity, Valentyn Zagariya was ranked among the top 10 Managers of the Ukrainian Legal Market in 2010-2011 and in the top 5 in 2012. Furthermore, Mr. Zagariya won the nomination of Legal community leader of Lawyer of the Year 2012.

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