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Olena Perepelynska is a Partner and Head of CIS Arbitration Practice of Integrites. 

Olena is a recognized expert in the field of international commercial arbitration, litigation and international trade. Her 13 years of law practice includes representing clients in dozens of most complex, quite often multi-jurisdictional, arbitration and litigation matters, contract drafting and contractual schemes developing, advising on performance and termination of contracts, as well on commercial activity in general.

Since 2003, Ms. Perepelynska represented clients in more than 80 arbitrations under the Arbitration Rules of the ICC, LCIA, SCC, ICAC at CCIRF, ICAC and MAC at UCCI, GAFTA, FOSFA, LMAA, UNCITRAL and others. The proceedings concerned a wide range of legal issues, including disputes under contractor agreements, international sales, construction and operation of vessels, agency and distribution agreements, joint venture projects, supply of telecommunications equipment and services, insurance contracts, maritime and trade commodities disputes, and corporate clashes. Olena Perepelynska acted as an arbitrator (including as a sole, and presiding arbitrator) in more than 20 arbitrations.  

Membership & Professional Appointments:

Olena is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb), Vice-President of the Polish-Ukrainian Chapter of the Spanish Club of Arbitration, member of the Board of Ukrainian Arbitration Association (where she coordinates a working group on developing proposals for improvement of Ukrainian arbitration legislation, UAA annual Arbitration school and series of Master Classes on International Arbitration).

Olena Perepelynsk is also one of the authors of the Draft Law No.4351 ‘On Amendments to certain laws of Ukraine concerning judicial control and support of international commercial arbitration’, registered in the Ukrainian Parliament on 31 March 2016.

Ms Perepelynska was elected President of the Ukrainian Arbitration Association in 2016.

Olena Perepelynska is listed as arbitrator at:

  • Arbitration Court of the Economic and Agrarian Chambers of the Czech Republic;

  • Court of Arbitration at the Polish Confederation of Private Employers Lewiatan;

  • Court of International Commercial Arbitration of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Romania;

  • Georgian International Arbitration Centre (GIAC);

  • Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC);

  • International Arbitral Centre of the Federal Economic Chamber of Austria (VIAC);

  • International Arbitration Court at the Belorussian Chamber of Commerce and Industry;

  • International Arbitration Court at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Kyrgyzstan

  • Kazakhstani International Arbitrage;

  • Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (KLRCA);

  • Pacific International Arbitration Centre (PIAC);

  • Permanent Arbitration Court at the Ukrainian Banks Association;

  • Vilnius Court of Commercial Arbitration (VCCA).

Awards & Rankings:

Olena Perepelynska is recommended in international arbitration by leading world rankings Who's Who Legal: Arbitration 2016, Best Lawyers International 2017, Euromoney's LMG Rising Stars Guide 2016 and Chambers Europe 2016; in dispute resolution – by Chambers Global 2016; in international trade – by Who's Who Legal: International Trade & Customs 2015.

Education:

Master of International Law with honors from the School of International Law of the Institute of International Relations, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv;

Diploma in International Arbitration from the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, UK;

ICC Advanced Arbitration Academy for Central & Eastern Europe.  

Publications & Speaking Engagements:

Author and co-author of more than 90 publications in English, Russian, Ukrainian and Spanish.

Speaker & moderator at many arbitration events held in CIS, CEE and Spanish-speaking countries.

Full list of publications and list of selected presentations is available at:

http://arbitration.kiev.ua/en-US/UAA-Members/Olena-Perepelynska.aspx?ID=436.