Olexiy Soshenko is the Managing Partner and Head of the Banking and Finance, Capital Markets and Debt Restructuring practices of Redcliffe Partners.

He specialises in international finance and capital markets transactions. Olexiy has more than 20 years of experience in representing investment banks, international financial institutions and borrowers on all types of syndications and secured finance transactions, and private and public securities offerings.

Olexiy acts as a sole arbitrator of the Arbitration Committee established according to the new Law “On Financial Restructuring”, introduced with the help of the EBRD and the World Bank. He also contributes to the activities of the Rail Working Group and its Country Contact Group for Ukraine in order to promote the Luxembourg Rail Protocol in the Ukrainian railway market.

Before founding Redcliffe Partners, Olexiy practised law in leading international law firms in Kyiv, Warsaw and London.

Reputation


Olexiy is ranked Band 1 for Banking & Finance by Chambers Global and Chambers Europe 2020. “Recognised as an authority in the market, Olexiy Soshenko is praised by sources for his availability, in-depth understanding of the market and practical advice. "He is very sharp, knowledgeable and responsive," a source says.”

He is ranked amongst Leading Individuals by The Legal 500 2020. According to a client's testimonial, "Olexiy Soshenko is a great lawyer who wins the complete trust of international clients. In one of the most challenging of European jurisdictions he speaks their language." Olexiy is also Highly Regarded by IFLR 1000 2020 in Banking, Project finance, Restructuring and insolvency, Capital markets: Debt and Energy. Olexiy is the exclusive winner of the Project Finance category for Ukraine, according to Client Choice 2020 by Lexology.

For the twelfth consecutive year he is named as an outstanding practitioner in Banking & Finance, Debt & Equity, Capital Markets and Project Finance and Development practices, according to Best Lawyers 2021, and received the “Lawyer of the Year” award for Ukraine in the Banking and Finance Law category. Olexiy is also recommended in Banking - Finance and Project Finance categories in Who's Who Legal 2020 edition as "a very impressive lawyer" who is "well-known and praised for his experience in financing transactions". 

Olexiy was featured as a Leading Individual for Debt Restructuring and Banking & Finance by Ukrainian Law Firms. A Handbook for Foreign Clients 2019. He is also ranked amongst practice leaders in Banking & Finance, Debt Restructuring and ranked in the top 100 Ukrainian lawyers according to Client Choice. Top-100 Best Lawyers of Ukraine 2019. 

Education

    • LL.M. degree from State University of Minnesota Law School
    • Degree in law from National Law Academy of Ukraine