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“During the period of our co-operation, Ilyashev & Partners has proved to be the most reliable and strong partner in legal matters. We value them as our high-profile counsel in solving the most difficult problems”. Denis Furmanets, Head of Legal Department


Oleksandr Y. Fefelov

Partner, Attorney at Law, Head of Antitrust and Competition Practice

Oleksandr Y. Fefelov
Areas of practice
  • 2008–2010 – Avista Aista Legal Consulting Law Firm, Director
  • 2006–2008 – Beiten Burkhardt, Head of Corporate and Commercial Law Practice
  • 1993–2006 – Salans Hertzfeld & Heilbronn, Senior Associate
  • 1991-1993 – Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Second secretary of the Legal Department

Recent projects

As a recognized expert in antitrust, competitive, corporate law and one of the best specialists in project financing, Oleksandr has been carrying out antitrust regulation work in Ukraine for 20 years. His general professional experience is more than 25 years.

Oleksandr successfully represents clients in antitrust disputes, participates in consideration of cases on unfair competition, abuse of monopolistic market position, violation of antitrust laws, coordinates obtaining merger clearances of the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine. Advises clients on issues of protection against unfair competition. In addition, Oleksandr successfully represented and acted on behalf of clients in disputes with other business entities and state bodies in cases involving violations of competition laws.

Oleksandr Fefelov advises such key clients as SE Antonov, Naftogaz of Ukraine, BTA Bank (Kazakhstan, Ukraine), Commerzbank, Alfa-Bank, Vimpelcom, LetterOne, Imperial Tobacco Ukraine, PZU, Group DF, Sorbes Group, Koch Industries, Oranta.

  • Obtaining the AMCU merger clearance for acquisition by Koch Industries of shares of Buckeye Technologies for the amount is 1.5 bln USD
  • Approval with the NBU of increase of substantial shareholding in BTA Bank and obtaining the AMCU merger clearance
  • Аcquisition of RWA Dea AG by LetterOne
  • Аcquisition of Alior Bank by PZU S.A.
  • Аcquisition of four insurance companies in Eastern Europe by PZU A.
  • Approval with the National Commission for State Regulation of Financial Services Markets of increase of substantial shareholding in Oranta and obtaining the AMCU merger clearance
  • Privatization of the 16 natural gasification and gas supplying companies in Ukraine
  • Acquisition of companies operating the hydro-energy stations
  • Acquisition of the agro-industrial assets in Ukraine by multinational grain trader
  • Representation of interests of international group at the Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russian Federation upon acquisition of the assets of a see port in Russia
  • Representation of interests of the air carrier of large and outsize cargos in respect of competition law of USA, UK, and Germany

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Awards / Ratings / Recommendations
  • Recommended as one of the leading lawyers in antitrust and competition practice according to the independent research by international directory Chambers Europe 2017 – 2019
  • Recommended as one of the leading lawyers in antitrust and competition practice according to the independent research by international directory The Legal 500 – EMEA 2019
  • Listed among leading lawyers in Antitrust, Competition and M&A by Best Lawyers International 2019
  • Recommended as one of the leading lawyers in Antitrust and Competition by Ukrainian Law Firms 2016 – 2018
  • Listed in Client’s Choice: TOP-100 Best Lawyers of Ukraine
  • Finalist in nomination “Best Lawyer in Competition” of the Ukrainian Legal Awards 2017 – 2018

Recent publications / All publications
  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • Public Council at The Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine, Head of the Legal Committee
  • Competition Development Fund (Ukraine)

  • Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University, Institute of International Relations, International Law Faculty (Master of International Law)
  • Queen Mary and Westfield College of London University, International Commercial Law (internship)
  • Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University and Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine – course “International relations and diplomatic service”

Working languages
Ukrainian, Russian, English

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