Aequo is delighted to announce the promotion of Pavlo Byelousov, Head of International Arbitration and Cross-Border Litigation, to its partnership, effective as of 1st January 2019.

Denis Lysenko, Aequo’s Managing Partner, commented: “From the outset of Aequo’s business Pavlo has shown an exceptional dedication to the firm’s core values, strategic priorities and highest work standards. His outstanding breadth of expertise is proved by his track record of numerous big wins and cases both in Ukrainian courts and international arbitrations, in particular, by his considerable role in successful representation of Naftogaz in the world’s largest commercial arbitration in history. His client-oriented approach in delivering top-notch services, along with his significant contribution to the firm’s growth, competent management and continuous investment in people ensured his well-deserved promotion. We are proud to welcome Pavlo to Aequo’s partnership and wish him further bright victories, considerable achievements in his practice area, and development of the committed team. We are looking forward to working with Pavlo in his new role in the coming years as his deep engagement in the firm’s business and brilliant expertise will strengthen our positions.”

Pavlo Byelousov stated: “I am honoured to take up this new role and responsibility at Aequo. My key objective is to further bolster Aequo’s International Arbitration and Cross-Border Litigation demonstrating the added value delivered by our firm and strong commitment to our strategic priorities: client care, industry focus and innovation.”

Pavlo has 14 years of hands-on experience in investment, commercial and energy-related disputes, and has been instrumental in building up the firm’s international arbitration and cross-border litigation practices since the firm’s establishment. He has successfully represented clients as counsel in international commercial and investment treaty arbitrations in Ukraine and abroad as well as in complex cross-border litigation cases before Ukrainian courts, including the Ukraine’s Supreme Court.

He also has a considerable experience in proceedings on setting aside arbitral awards and enforcing foreign judgments and arbitral awards in Ukraine, and assisting in enforcing Ukrainian judgments abroad (BVI, England, Hungary, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland).

Pavlo Byelousov regularly acts as an arbitrator in international arbitrations and is included in the list of arbitrators recommended by the International Commercial Arbitration Court at the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICAC Ukraine).

Pavlo has been repeatedly highly recommended for his work in international arbitration and litigation by reputable international and local legal rankings, such as Chambers Global / Europe, The GAR 100, Best Lawyers, The Legal 500, Ukrainian Law Firms 2009-2018. A Handbook for Foreign Clients, etc. In 2018 Pavlo was awarded “The Best Lawyer in Arbitration” in Ukraineby the Legal Awards 2018.