Welcome to the U.S.-Ukraine Business Council

Washington, D.C.

TO: Members, U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC)
DATE: Wednesday, September 19, 2007
FROM: USUBC Office, Washington

RE: USUBC Member News: Chadbourne & Parke LLP adds two partners in Kyiv and hires four additional associates


PR Newswire, New York, NY, Tuesday, Sep 18, 2007

NEW YORK - The international law firm of Chadbourne & Parke LLP announced today that is has promoted two associates in its Kyiv office to international partners and has hired an additional four associates in the office.

Oleg Mazur and Sergiy Onishchenko will become international partners, while the new associates are Vitaliy Artysh, Viktor Dovhan, Olena Repkina and Yuriy Voytsitskyi.

"Oleg and Sergiy have proven themselves as skilled lawyers and business advisors for our clients in a range of practice areas," said Chadbourne Managing Partner Charles O'Neill. "They well deserve the expanded responsibilities of international partner."

Chadbourne's Kyiv office continues to plan for further expansion with additional new hires anticipated. The Firm will soon move to a new location in Kyiv, enabling Chadbourne to double its office space there.

The Firm's Kyiv office represents multinational, foreign and local clients in large transactions in a variety of industries, including banking, oil exploration and refining, telecommunications, insurance, project and trade finance, pharmaceuticals and consumer products.

Kyiv lawyers also advise clients on day-to-day legal issues in areas such as corporate organization and governance, mergers and acquisitions, privatizations, tax, real estate and litigation.

"We are very pleased to have Vitaliy, Viktor, Olena and Yuriy joining the Firm," added Kyiv Office Managing Partner Jaroslawa Johnson. "They all have built strong legal reputations and will smoothly integrate into the work we're doing in the Kyiv office."

Oleg Mazur specializes in finance, including capital markets (debt) securitizations, structured finance, loans, credit facilities, securities and foreign investment law. Prior to joining Chadbourne, he was a senior associate at Baker & McKenzie in Kyiv.

SERGIY ONISHCHENKO, INTERNATIONAL PARTNER Sergiy Onishchenko's practice focuses on general corporate law, international transactions, foreign investments and real estate finance.

Mr. Onishchenko's experience includes representing clients in a variety of real estate transactions, structuring and negotiating acquisitions of enterprises in Ukraine, as well as representing both lenders and borrowers in loan and equity financing.

He has written several articles on topics such as administrative law and real estate. Prior to joining Chadbourne, Mr. Onishchenko taught Administrative Law at the Kharkiv Law Institute. He holds a law degree, with honors, from Kharkiv Law Institute and an LL.M. from Cornell Law School.

Vitaliy Artysh joins Chadbourne from the business consulting firm of Munk, Andersen & Feilberg, where he was a senior lawyer and business development consultant. He advised domestic and international companies on foreign investments and real estate as well as on corporate, labor and import-export laws.

He worked with many European Union companies on strategies to enter the Ukraine market. Mr. Artysh hold Honors Bachelors and Masters degrees from Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, Law Faculty.

Viktor Dovhan joins Chadbourne from the Kyiv office of the Salans law firm, where he specialized in international trade and European Union law, as well as Ukrainian commercial and corporate law and real estate issues. Mr. Dovhan has particular experience advising on import/export operations and related commercial and customs issues.

Mr. Dovhan holds a Specialist's degree in International Law from Ivan Franko National University of Lviv and a Candidate of Science degree in International Law from Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Institute of International Relations.

Olena Repkina joins Chadbourne from Shevchenko Didkovskiy & Partners of Kyiv, where she was a senior associate. Her practice there concentrated on banking and finance, mergers and acquisitions, corporate law, securities, employment, and intellectual property.

Ms. Repkina holds a Master's degree, with honors, from the Law Faculty of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. Prior to that, she held internships with the Kyiv Regional Prosecutor's Office and the Supreme Commercial Court of Ukraine.

Yuriy Voytsitskyi comes to Chadbourne from the Salans law firm, where he was an associate in the Kyiv office. His practice focuses on corporate law, taxation and banking and finance.

In addition to his work at law firms, Mr. Voytsitskyi has experience as a lawyer in the private sector and with a non- governmental organization dealing with economic and social issues.

Chadbourne & Parke LLP, an international law firm headquartered in New York City, provides a full range of legal services, including mergers and acquisitions, securities, project finance, private funds, corporate finance, energy, communications and technology, commercial and products liability litigation.

Legal services also include securities litigation and regulatory enforcement, special investigations and litigation, intellectual property, antitrust, domestic and international tax, insurance and reinsurance, environmental, real estate, bankruptcy and financial restructuring, employment law and ERISA, trusts and estates and government contract matters.

Major geographical areas of concentration include Central and Eastern Europe, Russia and the CIS, the Middle East and Latin America.

The Firm has offices in New York, Washington, DC, Los Angeles, Houston, London (a multinational partnership), Moscow, St. Petersburg, Warsaw (a Polish partnership), Kyiv, Almaty, Tashkent, Dubai and Beijing.
For additional information, visit www.chadbourne.com.