Yuriy Petrenko

Partner, Attorney, Head of Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Spenser & Kauffmann


Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, 2003.

Practice Areas:

Litigation, Arbitration, Mediation, Bankruptcy.


Ukrainian, Russian, English.

Professional experience:

Yuriy Petrenko has been heading Litigation Practice at Spenser & Kauffman since its foundation.

Mr. Petrenko has extensive experience of representing clients in court in economic, civil and administrative proceedings, as well as in bankruptcy proceedings.

Mr. Petrenko was admitted to the Bar in 2003 and received the License of Insolvency officer in 2005.

Recognitions and awards:

Yuriy Petrenko was recommended by Best Lawyers 2013 in CIS litigation and recognized as a leading practitioner of legislation on the judicial system in 2017.

In 2012, Mr. Petrenko was also noted one of the leading experts of the Ukrainian legal market and named among notable practitioners in Litigation & Enforcement Proceedings, as well as in Restructuring & Bankruptcy by Ukrainian Law Firms. A Handbook for Foreign Clients, and according to the same research Mr. Petrenko was recommended in 2008 as one of the top 5 lawyers in Ukraine for administrative proceedings. Besides, he was recognized as one of the youngest leading lawyers of Ukraine by an independent survey conducted by Yuridicheskaya Practika Publishing in 2008.

Moreover, Mr. Petrenko received the award as the best litigation lawyer by Legal Awards 2013 (ceremony held by Yuridicheskaya Practika Publishing).

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