Olena Perepelynska
Partner, Head of International Arbitration
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Olena Perepelynska

Olena Perepelynska is a recognized legal expert in international commercial arbitration, dispute resolution and international trade with 17 years of professional experience in these fields.

Since 2003, she participated in about 90 arbitral proceedings in more than 10 jurisdictions under the following arbitration rules – ICC, LCIA, SCC, SCAI, ICAC at CCIRF, ICAC and MAC at UCCI, GAFTA, FOSFA, LMAA, UNCITRAL. Disputes arose out of project financing, issues related to maritime law and international trade as well as economic activities of the companies – leaders in the fields of heavy industry, energy, chemical and agricultural sectors.

Olena Perepelynska acted as an arbitrator in more than 30 arbitrations seated in London, Stockholm, Kyiv and Minsk.

Education:

  • Master of International Law, Institute of International Relations of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, 2005
  • Diploma in International Arbitration, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (the UK), 2014
  • ICC Advanced Arbitration Academy for Central & Eastern Europe, 2015

 

Professional experience:

Olena Perepelynska started the professional activity in 2003 at the leading Ukrainian law firms, namely Vasil Kisil & Partners and Sayenko Kharenko. In 2006 she was admitted to the Ukrainian Bar. In 2015 she joined INTEGRITES as a partner and head of international arbitration.

Serving as a President of the Ukrainian Arbitration Association (UAA), Olena Perepelynska takes an active part in improving Ukrainian arbitration legislation. In December 2019, UAA Working Group, initiated and coordinated by her, submitted its proposals related to improving Law of Ukraine “On international commercial arbitration” and the procedural codes to the Commission on Legal Reform.

Olena Perepelynska also coordinates UAA Arbitration School – an annual platform gathering students and lecturers from different countries aimed at sharing experience and knowledge in the field of international arbitration. The event has already been held for 7 years in a row.

Olena Perepelynska supports the global initiative of gender diversity in arbitration. In 2018 she initiated the UAA Board decision to join the ERA-Pledge initiative and in 2019 she has been appointed as a member of its Pledge Steering Committee. She spoke at the first ever international conference Women in Arbitration specifically dedicated to gender diversity and arranged the first ArbitralWomen event in Ukraine.

 

Membership & Professional Appointments:

  • President of the Ukrainian Arbitration Association (since 2016)
  • President of the Polish-Ukrainian Chapter of the Spanish Arbitration Club (since 2018)
  • Board Member of the RAA (since 2017)
  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (since 2015) and Member of the Approved Faculty List (AFL) of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) (since 2019)
  • Member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration (since 2018)
  • Member of the ICC Arbitration and ADR Commission (since 2018)
  • Member of the TIAC Court of Arbitration (since 2019)
  • Member of the Global Steering Committee of the ERA-PLEDGE (since 2019)

 

Olena Perepelynska is listed as an arbitrator at:

  • Arbitration Center at RSPP
  • Asian International Arbitration Center (AIAC)
  • Arbitration Court attached to the Economic and Agricultural Chambers of the Czech Republic
  • Arbitration Center of the National Chamber of Entrepreneurs “Atameken”
  • Court of Arbitration at the Polish Confederation Lewiatan
  • Court of International Commercial Arbitration attached to the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Romania
  • Georgian International Arbitration Centre (GIAC)
  • Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC)
  • International Arbitration Court at the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • International Commercial Arbitration Court at the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • International Arbitration Court at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Kyrgyz Republic
  • Kazakhstani International Arbitrage
  • Pacific International Arbitration Centre
  • Vienna International Arbitral Center (VIAC)

 

Publications & Speaking Engagements:

Olena Perepelynska is an author and co-author of more than 110 publications in Ukrainian, Russian, English and Spanish. She takes part in different arbitration events in the CIS counties, Europe, Latin America and the USA as a speaker, moderator or lecturer.

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Editorial board member of Arbitration.ru, International Commercial Arbitration Review, Commercial Arbitration Journal.

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Recognition
  1. Recommended for International arbitration, Arbitration and mediation, Litigation, Best Lawyers (2020)
  2. Recommended by Who's Who Legal: Arbitration 2020. WWL Arbitration says: Olena Perepelynska “an eminent arbitration practitioner”, distinguished as “a very dynamic and hard-working lawyer with a strong intellect”
  3. Recognized as Leading Individual for Dispute Resolution, Legal500 EMEA 2020. The ranking says ‘Olena Perepelynska is very active in the arbitration practice and has achieved a lot. She is well known and appreciated by her peers.’ ‘Olena Perepelynska is definitely the best arbitration practitioner on the Ukrainian market with very good negotiation skills and strategic thinking…’
  4. Recommended for Dispute Resolution: International in Ukraine (Band 2), Chambers Global 2020 and Chambers Europe 2020 for representing large Ukrainian companies in commercial arbitration cases. One source says that “She is very good, famous for arbitration”.
  5. Winner in the Arbitration and ADR category for Ukraine by Client Choice Awards 2020
  6. Ranked as #1 arbitration practitioner and one of the leading legal expert in International Trade in Ukraine, Ukrainian Law Firms 2019. А Handbook for Foreign Clients
  7. Recommended as one of the leading legal experts in International Arbitration, Client Choice. TOP 100 lawyers of Ukraine-2019
  8. Included into the list of the most successful female-lawyers in Ukraine, Women in Law 2019
Recent experience
  • Successfully represented Ukrkhimtransamiak in ICAC (Kyiv) arbitral proceedings against Togliattiazot with over USD 190 million at stake. She prevailed on both the main claim and the counterclaim.
  • Successfully represented the UK-based Jereh's exclusive official dealer for Ukraine – MOSTON Properties Limited – in a USD 8 million LCIA arbitration against the largest gas production company in Ukraine PJSC UkrGasVydobuvannya. She prevailed on both the main claim and the counterclaim. Later on she successfully represented the client before the Ukrainian courts of all instances in recognition and enforcement proceedings.
  • Successfully represented the Ukrainian state enterprise in three inter-related ICAC (Kyiv) arbitrations with over USD 60 million at stake, initiated by Russian chemical giant. She prevailed in all three cases. 
  • Successfully represented one of the leading Ukrainian steel works in USD 1,5 million arbitration against the Russian buyer under the Swiss rules. The tribunal granted 100% claims of her client, and rejected all respondent’s objections regarding reduction of penalties. 
  • Successfully represented the leading steel plant in Ukraine in USD 80 million at stake multi-party SCC arbitration, initiated by a foreign steel trader. The initial penalty claims against her client were reduced by over 70%.
  • Successfully represented the leading steel plant in Ukraine in a multimillion multi-party LCIA arbitration arising out of the loan agreement. She has prevailed on a defence of limitation having proved that part of the claim was barred. As a result, the tribunal reduced the amount of the claim by USD 7 mln. 
  • Successfully represented the Swiss grain trader in GAFTA arbitration against another Swiss grain trader, where she has prevailed on damages claim. As a result, the defeated debtor has voluntarily paid the awarded amount to her client. 
  • Successfully represented the oil trader in ICAC (Russia) arbitration initiated by a Russian oil giant. The case was settled to the benefit of her client. 
  • Represented the leading steel plant in Ukraine in USD 180 million at stake ICC arbitration against the Cyprus creditor. 
  • Represented a Belarussian company before the Ukrainian courts on recognition and enforcement of the Belarussian economic court judgement on the territory of Ukraine. 
  • Advised one of the largest supermarket chains in Ukraine in USD 25 million litigation in Cyprus and Ukraine, which was settled for the benefit of her client.
  • Advised the party on Ukrainian law issues in the USD 2 billion litigation before the High Court of London. 
  • Advised a Ukrainian company on USD 40 million litigation in Cyprus.   
  • Advised a shareholder of a leading Ukrainian agricultural company regarding litigation in the BVI with over USD 20 million at stake. The dispute was settled to the benefit of her client.
  • Advised a Swiss grain trader regarding fraud and conspiracy litigation in Cyprus against the Ukrainian agricultural group and its UBO.
  • Represented a Swiss company in a USD 55 million ECHR proceedings.
  • Acted as arbitrator in ICC arbitration between a European banking institution and a Central Asian company.
  • Acted as arbitrator in construction arbitration under the Rules of the IAC at BelCCI between Balkan and Belorussian parties.
  • Acted as arbitrator in ICAC (Kyiv) arbitration under a service agreement between the Ukrainian parties.
  • Acted as arbitrator in two inter-related arbitrations under the Rules of the IAC at BelCCI under the contractor agreement between the Belorussian parties.
  • Acted as sole arbitrator in ICAC (Kyiv) arbitration under the sunflower oil sale contract between the Bulgarian and Ukrainian parties.
  • Acted as arbitrator in ICAC (Kyiv) arbitration the grain sale contacts between the Cypriot and Swiss parties.
News

Best Lawyers 2021 recognized 17 INTEGRITES lawyers

INTEGRITES is pleased to announce that 17 lawyers have been recognized by the Best Lawyers 2021 in three countries of the firm’s presence – Ukraine, Russia and Kazakhstan. This year 5 new team members joined the ranking. The Best Lawyers 2021…

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INTEGRITES is among the world’s top law firms in arbitration according to GAR100 in 2020

GAR100* in 2020 recognizes INTEGRITES among 183 world’s top international arbitration law firms. INTEGRITES Arbitration team receives positive feedback for “professionalism and honesty”. Clients highly appreciate the professionalism of Olena…

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Publications

COVID-19 and international arbitration

The publication is available at media source “Ukrainian Law Firms. A Handbook for Foreign Clients”.
Lockdown has so far paralyzed resolution of many disputes for a few months. In the absence of respective regulation enabling the holding of hearings…

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ERA-PLEDGE: how to achieve gender diversity in international arbitration?

The publication is published in Arbitration.ru The text of publication is available in Russian only….

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Events

INTEGRITES became co-organizer of the Ukrainian-Turkish Infrastructure Forum “Creating Opportunities Together”

INTEGRITES became co-organizer of the first Ukrainian-Turkish Infrastructure Forum “Creating Opportunities Together” which gathered representatives of Ukrainian and Turkish business, government and diplomatic bodies in Kyiv on November 13,…

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Olena Perepelynska took part in the VI International Arbitration Readings in Memory of Academician Igor Pobirchenko

INTEGRITES partner Olena Perepelynska moderated the panel discussion at VI International Arbitration Readings in Memory of Academician Igor Pobirchenko in Kyiv. The first day of the readings was devoted to the topic “Efficient Arbitration: What…

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