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Roman V. Marchenko

Attorney at Law, Senior Partner, Honored Lawyer of Ukraine

Leading Ukrainian attorney. Head of International Arbitration, Co-Head of Dispute Resolution Practice.


Institute of International Relations, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, International Law Faculty (Master of International Law)


Having a strong background in both dispute resolution and international arbitration work, co-founder of Ilyashev & Partners Roman Marchenko has increasingly emerged as one of the strongest practitioners in the international dispute resolution in Ukraine. Each year Roman supervises over 500 disputes in Ukraine and abroad, in which the firm acts as an advisor.


Since 2001 Roman Marchenko acts as an arbitrator in the international arbitration proceedings on a regular basis. He was appointed as an arbitrator for LCIA, ICC, LMAA, SCC, a number of ad hoc arbitrations, including arbitral panels in Ukraine. As an arbitrator Roman Marchenko covers Aviation, Shipping, Energy & Natural Resources, Real Estate & Construction, Infrastructure sectors with geographical focus on Ukraine, Russia, England and Wales, EU and USA. Roman’s International Arbitration practice includes acting as a sole arbitrator and as a part of Arbitral Tribunal, mediation, conciliation, expert determination.

  • Vice-President, Ukrainian Law Firms Association
  • Chairman of Constantly Operating Court of Arbitration at Ukrainian Law Firms Association
  • The Bar Council of Kyiv region
  • INSOL Europe
Working languages
  • Ukrainian
  • Russian
  • English


Awards and recognition:

  • The Legal 500 Hall of Fame Inducted into The Legal 500 Hall of Fame among the leading lawyers in Dispute Resolution for Ukraine

  • The Legal 500 – EMEA 2021 Leading Individual in Commercial, Corporate and M&A, Dispute Resolution, White-Collar Crime, Tax, Private Client for Ukraine

  • Chambers Global 2021 Leading Individual in Dispute Resolution and International Arbitration for Ukraine

  • Chambers Europe 2021 Leading Individual in Dispute Resolution, International Arbitration, Restructuring and Insolvency for Ukraine

  • IFLR1000 2021 Recommended in Banking, Restructuring and Insolvency for Ukraine

  • Benchmark Litigation 2021 Dispute Resolution Star

  • Who’s Who Legal 2020 Leading Individual in Asset Recovery for Ukraine

  • Best Lawyers International 2022 Leading Individual in Litigation, Arbitration and Mediation, Corporate Law and Aviation for Ukraine

  • Ukrainian Law Firms 2021. A Handbook for Foreign Clients Ranked among top-5 practitioners in Litigation and Aviation for Ukraine. Notable Practitioner in Bankruptcy, Cross-Border Litigation and International Arbitrition

  • Legal Awards 2021 Best Lawyer in Arbitration of the Year 2021 for Ukraine

  • Legal Awards 2019 Best Litigation Lawyer of the Year 2019 for Ukraine

  • Legal Awards 2016 Best Lawyer in Arbitration of the Year 2016 for Ukraine

  • Client’s Choice 2020: TOP-100 Best Lawyers of Ukraine Listed among 100 Best Lawyers of Ukraine. Practice Leader in Aviation, Dispute Resolution


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Today we are working on projects for more than 400 active clients


Recent publications

Roman Marchenko’s Rules for Life

Interview, Ukrainian Lawyer

1 June 2021

Market Snapshot: Cross-border Litigation

Ukrainian Law Firms 2019

20 July 2019

Who Will Pay the Bills of MH17?

Column, UNIAN

9 September 2016

Pressure Decision in Corruption Fighting

Column, RBC-Ukraine

31 August 2015

Accounts Burden

Interview, Yurydychna Praktyka

5 December 2014

Crimean Profile

Interview, Yurydychna Praktyka

10 October 2014


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