Микола Ліхачов

Partner, Head of Banking and Finance


Nickolas Likhachov is an expert in banking area, he provides professional legal advice on M&A, banking and finance related matters as well as on insolvency and debt restructuring issues and cross-border assets tracing.

During his career Mr. Likhachov supported more than ten M&A international transactions of Ukrainian banks and corporations.  He has significant experience in restructuring and realization of distressed debts and assets, asset-backed loans and general project finance. Nickolas has experience in representing the debtors as well as the creditors.


  • Nicholas was recognized by IFLR 2017 for restructuring debts transactions, performed by his team.


Social activity

  • From May 2016 – a member of the Board of the British-Ukrainian Legal Association (British – Ukrainian Law Association (BULA)
  • Since November 2016 – Head of the Banking and Finance Law Committee of the Association of Advocates of Ukraine
  • Since May 2016 – Member of the Board of the Banking, Finance and Insurance Law Committee of the Ukrainian Bar Association
  • 2012 – 2017 – the Arbitrator of the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot (Vienna, Austria)


  • The British-Ukrainian Legal Association (Member of the Board)
  • Royal Institute of Arbitrators (London)
  • Board of Users of the London International Arbitration Court
  • Youth International Arbitration Group at LMTC
  • Stockholm Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Young Arbitrators of Stockholm
  • Association of Advocates of Ukraine (Head of the Committee of Banking and Finance Law)


  • Kyiv International University
  • Royal Institute of Arbitrators (London)


  • English
  • French
  • Ukrainian
  • Russian