Olesia Gontar

Special Counsel, Ukraine

Olesia Gontar

Special Counsel, Ukraine

Professional Expertise

  • Advises international and domestic clients on a broad spectrum of matters in the areas of commercial arbitration, investment arbitration and cross-border litigation
  • Obtained solid experience in corporate law and M&A transactions, as well as in post-M&A disputes
  • Acted as a counsel in the arbitration proceedings under the arbitration rules of LCIA, SCC, ICC, GAFTA, and NAI
  • Advised clients on various cross-border litigation proceedings involving Cyprus, the UK and the BVI

Industry Focus

  • Agriculture
  • Banking and financial services
  • IT
  • Energy
  • International trade
  • Construction


  • Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, LL.M., Ukraine, 2014
  • Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, LL.B., Ukraine, 2012

Professional Membership

  • Ukrainian Arbitration Association
  • Ukrainian Bar Association, member of the Board of the Committee on the Alternative Dispute Resolution in 2020-2022


  • Recognized in International Arbitration, Best Lawyers 2022
  • Included in the UAA List of Arbitrators suitable to sit in Ukraine-related international arbitrations

Bar admission

  • Ukraine, admitted to bar in 2020

Public Engagement

  • Member of the working group of the Ukrainian Arbitration Association on improving of Ukrainian legislation in the field of international arbitration
  • Advising the EBRD on drafting the Arbitration Rules for resolving disputes arising in financial restructuring procedures under the Law of Ukraine “On Financial Restructuring”