Oleh Zahnitko

Partner, Ukraine

Oleh Zahnitko

Partner, Ukraine

Professional Expertise

  • Expert in corporate finance, oversight of the financial institutions, exchange control regulations
  • Particularly experienced in the loan and financial instruments market, project financing, fintech and personal data solution
  • Contributed to development of factoring and financial lease products, secured transactions, NPL portfolio management

Industry Focus

  • Automotive
  • Capital and commodity market Infrastructure 
  • Financial Institutions
  • Electricity
  • Real Estate Financing


AKA Bank, Aptiv, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, European Fund for South Eastern Europe, Finance-in-Motion, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, Green for Growth Fund, Landesbank Berlin, Landesbank Baden-Württemberg, responsibility AG, Triodos Investment Management, Wartsila


  • Institute of Economic and Law Research of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Ph.D (International Trade), 1999
  • John Marshall Law School (the USA), LL.M in Comparative Legal Studies, 1998
  • Donetsk State University, Degree in Commercial Law, 1996 


  • Recognized as Notable Practitioner in Banking and Finance, IFLR1000 2023 
  • Recognized as Leading Individual in Banking, Finance and Capital Markets, The Legal500 EMEA, 2024   
  • Banking and Finance practice is recognized as Leaders of practice. Top positions in “Market leaders. Rating of the Ukrainian Law Firms – 2023" by Yurydychna Gazeta (Ukraine) 
  • Recognized in Banking and Finance, Energy and National Resources, Best Lawyers 2022 

Public Engagement

  • As a contributor to policymaking, involved in drafting a number of amendments to the current banking-related legislation shaping the reform agenda in the energy sector of Ukraine
  • Acts as a strategy advisor to the President of the Kyiv School of Economics
  • Lecturer and assistant professor for the law courses to the LL.M students of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, graduate program students of Donetsk National University