Kyiv, Berlin

Institutskaya ​str., 19 B, office 29

Ukraine, Kyiv, 01021

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Sergiy Oberkovych

Senior Partner, Attorney at law
Kyiv, Berlin

Sergiy Oberkovych is Senior Partner at GOLAW. He is recognized as one of the leading professionals in business law in Ukraine, including banking & finance, foreign investments, energy and natural resources. He has extensive experience in representing financial institutions and corporate entities of all types and sizes from various perspectives of the finance industry.

Sergiy also regularly advises clients on a broad range of transactional matters, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate and business restructuring, securities, and real estate transactions. He has experience handling both project finance and development matters for clients in the energy sector with particular emphasis on large-scale power, renewables and infrastructure projects. Among his clients are Ukrainian and multinational companies in the energy, financial, consumer, industrial, technology, health care and other sectors.

Bar admissions: Ukrainie; Germany.


  • Master of Laws, National Taras Shevchenko University, Institute of International Relations (Ukraine);
  • LLM in Comparative Legal Studies from The John Marshall Law School in Chicago, Illinois (USA).


  • Best Lawyers in Ukraine 2020 – received an ndividual recognition in: Banking and Finance Law, Corporate Law, Investment, Land Use and Zoning Law, Litigation, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Real Estate Law, Tax Law. Recognised as the ‘Lawyer of the year’ in the field of Land Use and Zoning Law;
  • Who’s Who Legal 2020 – recognised among the best lawyers in Ukraine in «Corporate Tax: Advisory»;
  • The Legal 500 EMEA 2019 – recommended among the best Ukrainian lawyers in: Banking, finance and capital markets, Commercial, Corporate and M&A, Energy, Private clients;
  • Who's Who Legal, 2018 - recognised among the best lawyers in Ukraine in "Corporate Tax: Advisory";
  • Best Lawyers in Ukraine, 2019 - Sergiy has received an individual recognitions in several practices: Banking and Finance Law, Corporate Law, Investment, Land Use and Zoning LawLitigation, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Real Estate Law Tax Law;
  • Ukrainian Law firms. A Handbook for Foreign Clients, 2018 – received an individual recognition in the field of Energy & Natural Resources;
  • Legal 500 EMEA, 2018 – recognised in Commercial, corporate and M&A, Energy, and Private clients practices;
  • Best Lawyer in Ukraine, 2018 edition – recommended among best Ukrainian lawyers for Litigation, Investment, Real Estate, M&A, Corporate, Tax, Land Use and Zoning, Banking and Finance Law;
  • Top-100 Client Choice, 2017 – best lawyer in international law;
  • Ukrainian Law Firms. A handbook of Foreign Clients, 2017 – recommended among the best lawyers in the areas of energy and natural resources;
  • TOP 50 Law Firms in Ukraine, 2016 – named among the top practitioners for law issues in energy and natural resources.


  • Rechtsanwaltskammer Berlin;
  • Member of the International relations committee of the Ukrainian National Bar Association;
  • Ukrainian American Bar Association (UABA);
  • International Bar Association;
  • American Chamber of Commerce;
  • European Business Association.

Languages: Ukrainian, Russian, English.


Advisory services to an international IT company as regards the tax risks and means of their mitigation during imports of software and its further licensing. Drafting of foreign economic licensing and sub-licensing agreements on granting a license to sell and use computer software.


Legal due diligence of an integral property complex and individual properties ordered by a Czech bank to identify the risks of collateralization of the above properties under a mortgage agreement. Drafting the text of the mortgage agreement and follow-up of its conclusion.


Advisory services to a group of Irish investors Donegal FRS Group. Implementation of the project of construction of an eco-fuel power station in Ukraine. The project budget comprised 170 million EUR.


Advisory services and follow-up of a transborder M&A agreement made by an Australian media holding Dreamscape networks for the purposes of IPO. The project budget comprised 100 million USD.


Establishment of representative office of the non-resident power engineering company Enkom a.s., on-going advisory services to support a heat electric generation plant construction project. The project budget comprised 10 million USD.


Design of corporate structure and advisory services to support the launch of a new brand in Ukraine UTERQUE by the largest global retail sales network Inditex.


Design of the corporate security system to counteract hostile takeovers for Printec ІТ company .

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GOLAW has been recognised in 13 practices by the annual research "Ukrainian Law Firms: A Handbook for Foreign Clients 2018"

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EPC contracting in Ukraine: implementation features and risks

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The Best Lawyers in Ukraine 2018 features GOLAW partners among top expert lawyers for key legal practice areas

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GOLAW has been recommended in the 6 practice areas by The Legal 500 ranking

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GOLAW lawyers have been highly recognised by the international peer-review survey Best Lawyers

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As 2017 wraps up, Ukraine remains "land of opportunities"

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Як зробити умови інвестування в сектор альтернативної енергетики доброзичливими до інвестора

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Changes to PPA: to make financiers happy

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Bankable PPA: A new version from the regulator

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The Best Lawyers in Ukraine 2018 features GOLAW partners among top expert lawyers for key legal practice areas