Head of IT Practice

Mykyta Polatayko is a leading IT lawyer in Ukraine, advising established multinationals and early stage technology companies on a wide range of issues. More

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Mykyta Polatayko is a leading IT lawyer in Ukraine, advising established multinationals and early stage technology companies on a wide range of issues from acquisition of local IT business and setting up development offices in Ukraine to copyright transfer and effective tax structuring. 

Throughout his career, Mykyta has specialised in blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies, information security and data protection as well as on e-commerce regulation and use of e-signatures.

He launched the first Ukrainian legal tech start-up and also worked as a council of a game development studio and a digital advertising agency.

For several years, Mykyta Polatayko has been actively participating in and leading various public initiatives aimed to consolidate professional IT law community and develop legislation.

An open-minded expert, appreciated by the market for his expertise in IT law, tax and contracts.

The Ukrainian Law Firms. A Handbook for Foreign Clients 2017

  • Listed in "Top 100 Best Lawyers of Ukraine. Clients' Choice" 2015-2017 by Yurydychna Gazeta (Legal newspaper) and ranked among the prominent Ukrainian practitioners in IT and Media.

  • According to legal research guide Best Lawyers 2018-2019, Mykyta Polatayko is the only professional from Ukraine listed among the leading Ukrainian practitioners in Technology Law for a second consecutive year.

  • The Ukrainian Law Firms. A Handbook for Foreign Clients 2015-2018 mentions Mykyta as one of the leading Ukrainian practitioners in IT, Telecommunications and Media, and names him "an open-minded expert, appreciated by the market for his expertise in IT law, tax and contracts."

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Ukrainian Bar Association (UBA)
  • Public council under State E-Governance Agency of Ukraine
  • Bitcoin Foundation Ukraine 
  • IT Product Lawyers’ Club (co-founder) 

Education

  • Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Master of Laws, Kyiv, 2012

Languages

  • English
  • Russian
  • Ukrainian