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CMS Appoints Vitaliy Radchenko as Kyiv Office Managing Partner

CMS Appoints Vitaliy Radchenko as Kyiv Office Managing Partner

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CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang has appointed Vitaliy Radchenko as the new Managing Partner of its Kyiv office, taking over from Graham Conlon who oversaw the firm's operations in Ukraine for the past five years.

According to CMS, Radchenko “joined the firm in 2007 and focuses his practice on M&A, financing, commercial law, and regulatory advice across oil and gas, mineral resources, conventional & renewable power generation, and carbon emissions reduction projects. Since 2013, he has led CMS’s Energy & Projects practice in Kyiv.”

Conlon, according to the firm, is moving to “a revised CMS role after five years as Kyiv Managing Partner.” He will remain the Head of International Private Equity for CEE/CIS at CMS. He will also “continue to advise clients in relation to big-ticket transactions, with a particular focus on the Middle East region which continues to offer significant opportunities for M&A and inbound investment into CEE.”

“We are very committed to our Ukraine business and have great confidence in its future success,” CMS Managing Partner Stephen Millar commented. “Vitaliy is an accomplished and devoted lawyer and brings tremendous skills to his new leadership role. I look forward to working alongside Vitaliy who will be instrumental in building on the strengths of our Ukraine offering and supporting colleagues and clients through this difficult period and thereafter.”

“We have no doubt that Vitaliy will do a standout job leading our superb Kyiv team,” CMS CEE Managing Director Dora Petranyi added. “I’d also like to thank Graham for his leadership of the Kyiv office over the past five years, during which period the office has grown significantly.”

“I look forward to leading the talented Kyiv team who, over the last months in particular, have shown incredible resilience, strength, and commitment to the firm and our clients during what are extremely challenging and unprecedented times,” Radchenko said. “We have every confidence that we can and will play an important role in supporting our clients as we look to the future and begin the rebuilding phase.”

CMS at a Glance

CMS Sofia is a full-service law firm, the largest international law firm in Bulgaria and one of the largest providers of legal services in the local market as a whole. The breadth and depth of our practice means that our lawyers are specialised, with a level of specialisation that few of our competitors can match.

CMS Sofia is the Bulgarian branch of CMS, a top ten global legal and tax services provider with over 5000 lawyers in 43 countries and 78 offices across the world.

CMS entered the Bulgarian market as one of the first internationally active law firms in 2005 and is now among the most respected legal advisors in the country. We have 7 partners, 4 counsel and over 30 lawyers in our office in Sofia.

Our legal experts, who are rooted in Bulgaria’s local culture, can also draw on years of experience in foreign countries and are at home in several legal systems at once. We know the particularities of the local market just as well as the needs of our clients and combine both to achieve optimum solutions. Our lawyers are Bulgarian qualified and we also have English qualified experts – all of them regularly working on cross-border mandates.

In our work, we focus on M&A, Energy, Projects and Construction, Banking and Finance, Real Estate, Media, IP and IT law, Tax, Employment law, Competition, Procurement and any kind of Dispute resolution, including arbitration and mediation. What’s more, we also take care of the entire legal management of our clients’ projects.

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