Former Mriya Agroholding Chief Legal Counsel Sergiy Ignatovsky has joined Redcliffe Partners as a Partner within the firm’s Litigation and Restructuring practices.
Redcliffe Partners describes Ignatovsky as "one of the top professionals in Ukraine focusing on restructurings, high-profile complex litigation and special situations." According to the firm, "he has previously worked as General Counsel with Metinvest, one of the largest CEE producers of steel and iron ore raw materials. In 2016, Sergiy was appointed by the creditors’ committee as the General Counsel of Mriya Agro Holding. He was responsible for carrying out the complicated, unprecedented, and unique restructuring of the group, which included more than 150 companies, following its USD1.3 billion default. As General Counsel, Sergiy oversaw the handling of hundreds of court proceedings and dozens of bankruptcies throughout Ukraine, and advised on the subsequent sale of Mriya Agro Holding to a strategic investor.”
Ignatovsky is a graduate of the Taras Shevchenko Kyiv National University. Before joining Mriya Agro Holding, he spent two and a half years as a Partner with the LCF Law Group, five years as a Partner at Sayenko Kharenko, and a year as Partner with Arzinger & Partners.
"We previously worked together on the sale of Mriya Agro Holding, where Redcliffe Partners acted as a buy-side counsel, and the team's performance was stellar,” Ignatovsky commented. “The firm gained a top-tier reputation in advising on the most high-profile projects in the country and offering first-class client services, which makes it an exciting firm to join. I am looking forward to working with the team to help clients to tackle the challenges that I have seen at first hand during my time at Mriya Agro Holding, Metinvest and several other of Ukraine's largest corporates."
"Sergiy's experience as General Counsel of Ukraine's largest corporations operating in a variety of industries, coupled with a fantastic track record in delivering on highly complex mandates, bring a winning combination to the firm's capabilities and will greatly enhance our offering to clients,” added Redcliffe Partners Managing Partner Olexiy Soshenko. “We look forward to welcoming Sergiy to the firm."