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Olena Perepelynska

Olena Perepelynska

INTEGRITES1 Dobrovolchykh Batalioniv StKyivUkraine01015

Global Leader

Arbitration 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Olena Perepelynska is "an eminent arbitration practitioner", distinguished as "a very dynamic and hard-working lawyer with a strong intellect".


Olena Perepelynska is one of the leading figures in the CIS arbitration community. 

Since 2003 she has participated as counsel and arbitrator in over 120 arbitral proceedings under the Arbitration Rules of the ICC, LCIA, SCC, ICAC and MAC at UCCI, ICAC at CCIRF, IAC at BelCCI, GAFTA, FOSFA, LMAA, UNCITRAL, Swiss Rules and others. The arbitrations involved private and state parties and concerned wide range of issues and industries.

Olena is president of the Ukrainian Arbitration Association (UAA), board member of the Russian Arbitration Association, president of the Polish-Ukrainian chapter of the Spanish Arbitration Club and member of the global steering committee of the Equal Representation in Arbitration Pledge. 

She serves as member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration and member of the TIAC Court of Arbitration.

Olena is fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) and listed in the panels of arbitrators of many arbitral institutions.

Ms Perepelynska takes an active role in drafting various soft law instruments and domestic laws. She was part of the Prague Rules working group and now is member of the ICC task force on corruption in international arbitration. She coordinates the UAA working group on improvement of arbitration legislation, which is now elaborating suggestions on arbitrability issues, enforcement of arbitral awards, arbitration agreements and the tribunal-granted interim measures. 

Olena is member of the CIArb approved faculty list and runs a number of educational activities, including the annual UAA Arbitration School. She serves as editorial board member of Arbitration.ru, the International Commercial Arbitration Review and the Commercial Arbitration Journal, and regularly publishes on arbitration-related topics.

Ms Perepelynska speaks fluent Russian, Ukrainian, English and Spanish. She has good knowledge of German and basic knowledge of French.

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