Markiyan Malskyy, PhD hab

Advocate (UA), Partner, Head of Ukrainian Desk

Markiyan Malskyy, PhD hab
+48 22 326 9600

Markiyan is a Partner in International Disputes practice. He is also the Head of Ukrainian desk and Honorary consul of Austria to Lwow.

He specializes in legal support of investment projects as well as resolving disputes, mainly in international commercial and investment arbitration. Markiyan started his career in the international arbitration department of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Paris, France. For 15 years he practiced at a leading Ukrainian law firm Arzinger, where he was partner, leading the firm’s international dispute resolution practice and supervising the West Ukrainian Branch office. In 2016 he was granted with diplomatic exequatur as Honorary consul of Austria to Lwow. In 2019 Markiyan was appointed by the President of Ukraine to serve as governor of Lviv region, after having completed his goals for the position he returned to legal and academic practice.

He possesses vast experience in resolving corporate, contractual, sale/services, real estate & construction, post-M&A disputes. He was engaged in the settlement of over 300 disputes, including under the ICSID, ICC, SCC, UNCITRAL, LCIA, VIAC, FAI, VCCA and ICAC (Kyiv) rules. Under the supervision of Markiyan numerous transactions were carried out with great accomplishments mainly in manufacturing, production relocation, real estate, infrastructure, IT/BPO, government procurement, public tenders, agriculture, energy and other areas.

He is the author of four books, more than 100 scientific papers and more than 300 articles and commentaries. Markiyan is a frequent speaker at conferences and seminars. He is regularly appointed as arbitrator and is recommended in more than 10 world leading arbitration institutions.

Languages: Polish, English, German, Ukrainian, Russian.

Education: Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, (PhD hab 2020, PhD 2012); World Trade Institute, Bern, Switzerland, Master of International Law and Economics (MILE), summa cum laude; Stockholm University, LL.M. in International commercial arbitration; Lviv National Ivan Franko University, Master of International Economic Relations, Master of Law, summa cum laude.

Recommendations:  Chambers Global 2013–2019, 2021-2022: recommended in dispute resolution; Chambers Europe 2013–2019, 2021: recommended in dispute resolution; Benchmark Litigation Europe 2020 named Markiyan a Litigation Star; Best Lawyers 2019-2022 recommends him in Arbitration and Mediation, Corporate Law, International Arbitration, Litigation, Mergers & Acquisitions Law and Real Estate Law; Best Lawyers 2021-2022 recommends in Insolvency and Reorganization Law; The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa 2013–2018: recommended in dispute resolution; Best Lawyers 2013–2019: leading international arbitration practitioner in Ukraine, also recommended in Corporate and M&A, and Dispute Resolution; The International Who’s Who of Construction Lawyers 2014: one of leading experts in real estate; The International Who’s Who of Commercial Arbitration 2014, 2015: one of leading experts in commercial arbitration; Ukrainian Bar Association: Attorney of the year 2018 in the nomination “International Arbitration”; Ukrainian Law Firms. A Handbook for Foreign Clients 2018: among 5 leaders in International Arbitration; Ukrainian Law Firms. A Handbook for Foreign Clients (2012–2018): is ranked among the leading experts in international arbitration, transport and infrastructure, agriculture, and international trade; Client’s Choice 2012-2018 (by “Yurydychna Gazeta”): is among TOP 100 best lawyers of Ukraine, is noted in court practice and international arbitration; Legal Award 2014: Lawyer of the Year in International Arbitration.