Serhii Uvarov

Partner, Ukraine

Serhii Uvarov

Partner, Ukraine

Professional Expertise

  • 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, ICAC at CCI оf the Russian Federation 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


  • Recommended in Arbitration and Mediation, International Arbitration, and Litigation, Best Lawyers 2022
  • Recognized as “Up and Coming” for Dispute Resolution: International, Chambers Global 2021, Chambers Europe 2021
  • Recognized as “Rising Star” for Dispute Resolution, The Legal500 EMEA 2021. The ranking says: ‘Serhii Uvarov is recommended for his availability, responsiveness and quality of service’
  • Future leaders in Arbitration, Who’s Who Legal 2022-2018; selected among the most highly regarded arbitration practitioners (non-partners) in EMEA region
  • Recognized as Global Leader for Asset Recovery, Who’s Who Legal, 2021
  • Recommended lawyer in Ukraine for International Arbitration and Arbitration & Mediation (2019-2022). Serhii received the highest individual recognition “Lawyer of the Year in Ukraine 2019”, Best Lawyers
  • Notable practitioner in International Arbitration, The Ukrainian Law Firms. A Handbook for Foreign Clients 2021
  • Recognized as Leader of Practice for International Arbitration, “Client’s choice. TOP 100 best lawyers of Ukraine – 2021” by Yurydychna Gazeta
  • Included into the list of recommended arbitrators of the Domestic Arbitration Court at the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry