Valentyn Zagariya

Managing Partner, Attorney


Mr. Zagariya’s practice focuses on private and public mergers and acquisitions (M&A), including structuring of cross-border transactions, direct investments, establishing and structuring of foreign investment funds, private equity funds and other venture funds as well as asset management companies. Valentyn Zagariya also provides advice on corporate and antimonopoly law as well as real estate and land use law.


  • Listed in Who’s Who Legal: CIS 2011 among leading practitioners in Project Finance
  • Recommended in Corporate Law, Investments, Real Estate, Land Use and Zoning, M&A, as well as in Project Finance by Best Lawyers: CIS for the numerous consecutive years since 2010
  • Won a special prize “For outstanding professional achievements” (by the choice of Chief editor of Yuridicheskaya Practika) in 2016 and was recognised as the Best Partner of a Law Firm in 2010 by Legal Awards
  • Named among 25 most famous lawyers in Ukraine, according to “The Ukrainian Law Firms 2011. A Handbook for Foreign Clients”, annual survey by Yuridicheskaya Practika
  • Named among the 100 best lawyers of Ukraine in the field of investments / public-private partnership, as well as corporate law and M&A in 2010, 2011 and 2017, according to the results of the survey “Client’s Choice. Top 100 Best Lawyers of Ukraine”, annual All-Ukrainian study of the quality of legal services provided by Ukrainian lawyers, which is conducted by the publishing house “Yuridicheskaya Gazeta”
  • Ranked among top 10 and top 5 Managers of Ukrainian Legal Market, according to independent research “Top 100. The Best Top Managers of Ukraine”, conducted by Investgazeta, in 2010-2012
  • Named by The Ukrainian Union of Lawyers as Legal Community Leader in 2012

Social activity

  • 2009 – 2011 – Member of the Board of the Ukrainian Bar Association
  • 2011 – 2013 – President of the Ukrainian Bar Association
  • 2013 – 2015 – Chairman of the Higher Qualification and Disciplinary Bar Commission


  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • National Association of Attorneys of Ukraine
  • Ukrainian Bar Association


  • Institute of International Relations of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv


  • English
  • French
  • Ukrainian
  • Russian