Serhii Uvarov

Partner, Ukraine

Serhii Uvarov

Partner, Ukraine

Professional Expertise

  • Co-Head of Cross-Border Litigation
  • Focuses on commercial and investment arbitration, arbitration-related litigation and cross-border commercial litigation
  • Involved in arbitral proceedings under LCIA, SCC, ICC, UNCITRAL, SIAC, JAMS, LMAA, and ICAC at UCCI Arbitration Rules
  • Represents the Ukrainian state authorities and state companies before foreign courts and international tribunals
  • Advised clients on transnational insolvency and receivership, fraud investigation, including anti-bribery probes, as well as recognition and enforcement of foreign judicial and arbitral awards in Ukraine

Industry Focus 

  • Banking & Financial Services
  • Energy
  • Retail & Distribution


Eurocape, Hanwha Corporation, NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine, NBT AS, Niko Holding & Investment Limited, Republic of Latvia, Scatec, Svarog West Group, National Power Company Ukrenergo, UkrKhimTransAmmiak

Professional Membership

  • Secretary General of the Ukrainian Arbitration Association (UAA)
  • Member of the Board of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee of the Ukrainian Bar Association
  • Arbitrator at Domestic Arbitration Court at the UCCI


  • Institute of International Relations of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Master of International Law, 2011


  • Recognized as “Next Generation Partner" for Dispute Resolution, The Legal500 EMEA 2023. The ranking says: "Serhii Uvarov is knowledgeable in arbitration work in particular."
  • Spotlight in Dispute Resolution: International in Ukraine (Chambers Global/ Europe 2023-2024); “Up and Coming” (Chambers Global/ Europe 2022). "Serhii Uvarov has a business-savvy understanding. He knows how to spot and convey the issues," reports one source.
  • Recognized as Arbitration Future Leader-Partner 2023-2020, Global Leader-Asset Recovery 2023, Arbitration 2024, Who’s Who Legal
  • Recommended in Arbitration and Mediation, International Arbitration, and Litigation, Best Lawyers 2019-2022. Serhii received the highest individual recognition “Lawyer of the Year in Ukraine 2019”, Best Lawyers
  • Recognised as Practice Leader in International arbitration/Cross-border litigation, “Client’s choice. TOP-100 lawyers of Ukraine 2023” by Yurydychna Gazeta
  • Notable practitioner in International Arbitration, The Ukrainian Law Firms. A Handbook for Foreign Clients 2021
  • Included into the list of recommended arbitrators of the Domestic Arbitration Court at the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry