Olena Perepelynska is a recognised expert in the field of international commercial arbitration, litigation and international trade.
Since 2003 she has participated as counsel and arbitrator in over 100 arbitral proceedings in more than 10 jurisdictions under various arbitration rules (including ICC, LCIA, SCC, ICAC at CCI RF, ICAC and MAC at UCCI, GAFTA, LMAA and UNCITRAL) in disputes involving private and state parties, and related to project finance, corporate rights transactions, distribution, telecommunications, insurance, maritime, construction and commercial contracts in general.
Olena Perepelynska is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb) and included in the lists of arbitrators of leading arbitral institutions of Austria, Belarus, Czech Republic, Georgia, Hong Kong, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Lithuania, Malaysia, Poland, Romania, Russia, Ukraine and Vietnam.
Olena is president of the Ukrainian Arbitration Association, running different legislative and educational activities, including the annual UAA arbitration summer school, and a series of masterclasses on international arbitration. She is also a vice president of the Polish-Ukrainian Chapter of the Spanish Arbitration Club, member of the organising committee of the ICC Lex Mercatoria International Commercial Arbitration Moot Court Competition and co-chair of the organising committee of the Eastern European Dispute Resolution Forum.
Olena Perepelynska is one of the authors of the Draft Law No.4351, On Amendments to Certain Laws of Ukraine Concerning Judicial Control and Support of International Commercial Arbitration, registered in the Ukrainian Parliament on 31 March 2016.
The arbitration practice led by Olena Perepelynska is the winner of the Ukrainian Legal Award 2016 for law firm of the year in arbitration practice, an award given by Yuridicheskaya Practika.
WWL says: Olena Perepelynska is a "pleasure to work with" and "one of the leading figures in the CIS arbitration community".
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