Roman Marchenko

Senior Partner at Ilyashev & Partners Law Firm, Attorney at Law, Honored Lawyer of Ukraine


+380 44 494 1919


Institute of International Relations, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, International Law Faculty (Master of International Law).



Insolvency and Financial Restructuring;

International Arbitration;


Maritime Law.



Ukrainian, Russian, English



  • Vice-President, Ukrainian Law Firms Association;
  • Chairman of Constantly Operating Court of Arbitration at Ukrainian Law Firms Association;
  • The Bar Council of Kyiv region;
  • INSOL Europe.



For many years, Roman Marchenko was recommended as one of the best lawyers by the leading international ratings and directories: Chambers Global, Chambers Europe, The Legal 500 – EMEA, IFLR 1000, and his highly professional activity was marked by prestigious awards of Ukraine and the firm’s clients.



Having a 25-year background in Insolvency, Litigation and International Arbitration work, co-founder of Ilyashev & Partners Roman Marchenko has increasingly emerged as one of the strongest practitioners in the international dispute resolution in Ukraine. Each year Roman supervises over 500 disputes in Ukraine and abroad, in which the firm acts as an advisor.

Since 2001 Roman Marchenko acts as an arbitrator in the international arbitration proceedings on a regular basis. He was appointed as an arbitrator for LCIA, ICC, LMAA, SCC, a number of ad hoc arbitrations, including arbitral panels in Ukraine. As an arbitrator Roman Marchenko covers Aviation, Shipping, Energy & Natural Resources, Real Estate & Construction, Infrastructure sectors with geographical focus on Ukraine, Russia, England and Wales, EU and USA. Roman’s International Arbitration practice includes acting as a sole arbitrator and as a part of Arbitral Tribunal, mediation, conciliation, expert determination.



  • Roman Marchenko honorably inducted into The Legal 500 Hall of Fame as a leading lawyer in Dispute Resolution in Ukraine.
  • Internationally recognized as one of Ukraine’s leading individuals in Dispute Resolution (both Domestic and International), Restructuring/Insolvency (The Legal 500 – EMEA 2009 – 2021, Chambers Global 2012 – 2021, Chambers Europe 2012 – 2021).
  • Recommended as the leading individual in Commercial, Corporate and M&A, Dispute Resolution, White-Collar Crime, Tax, Private Client by The Legal 500 – EMEA 2021.
  • Listed among leading lawyers in Litigation, Arbitration and Mediation, Corporate Law and Aviation by Best Lawyers International 2022.
  • Listed among top 5 lawyers in Bankruptcy, Litigation and Aviation by Ukrainian Law Firms 2021.
  • Named “Best Lawyer in Arbitration” by Ukrainian Legal Awards 2021.
  • Named “Best Litigation Lawyer” by Ukrainian Legal Awards 2019.
  • Listed in “Client’s Choice 2021: TOP-100 Best Lawyers of Ukraine”.
  • Listed among leading lawyers in Aviation, International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution by Client’s Choice – 2021. Practice Leaders.
  • Recommended as Dispute Resolution Star by Benchmark Litigation 2021.
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