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.


Olexiy is ranked Band 1 for Banking & Finance by Chambers Global and Chambers Europe 2018. “A significant figure on the Ukrainian financing market. He predominantly advises financial institutions on investment and debt restructuring in different sectors of industry.”

He is ranked amongst Leading Individuals by The Legal 500 2018 and Highly Regarded by IFLR 1000 2019 in Banking & Finance, Capital Markets and Project Development.

For the tenth consecutive year he is named as an outstanding practitioner in Banking & Finance, Debt & Equity and Capital Markets practices, according to Best Lawyers 2019. Olexiy is also recommended in Banking & Finance and Project Finance by Who's Who Legal 2018. He is also listed in the survey of Names to Know in Ukraine 2018 by Global Restructuring Review.

Olexiy was chosen as Best Lawyer for Debt Restructuring by Ukrainian Law Firms. A Handbook for Foreign Clients 2018 and the Ukrainian Legal Awards. He is also ranked amongst practice leaders in Banking & Finance and Debt Restructuring by 100 Best Lawyers of Ukraine 2018. 


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