Partner (Solicitor) / Head of Commercial & Corporate Department
Having previously joined IMD from one of Manchester’s largest law firms in June 2016, Olexandr was quickly promoted Partner in August 2017. Now, Olexandr heads up our Commercial and Corporate Department. Whilst overseeing the work of the department, Olexandr is available to advise on an extensive range of commercial and corporate matters. Olexandr has particular knowledge in matters involving cross-border transactions or disputes with experience including:
- Conducting cross-border company mergers, including a court reported Cross-Border Regulations merger of  EWHC 3218(Ch);
- Advising on and negotiating international construction projects, including a multi-national construction project in Kuwait as well as a multi-dwelling project valued at over £25 million in the UK;
- Acting in contentious insolvency proceedings involving a multi-jurisdictional structure of companies
Olexandr has also acted in a number of commercial disputes involving parties from multiple countries and has on numerous occasions advised on formations of companies involving shareholders from various jurisdictions.
Olexandr possesses an acute knowledge of the law of contract having extensive experience in both, drafting and litigating in contract disputes. Olexandr has on a number of occasions provided advice to law firms in other jurisdictions on contract issues.
Due to Olexandr’s extensive cross-border experience, Olexandr also oversees our regulatory department specialising in vehicle, goods and cash seizures as well as defences to penalties imposed by the Border Force and HM Revenue & Customs for alleged excise and VAT tax evasion.
Finally, Olexandr is a native Russian speaker and is able to offer advices to our clients from any part of the CIS.