Sergiy Gryshko is a partner and Head of the Dispute Resolution practice of Redcliffe Partners.

Mr Gryshko acts for clients in investment arbitration, joint venture and M&A disputes, as well as international commercial arbitrations in the energy, construction, infrastructure, pharmaceutical, banking & finance, insurance and telecommunications sectors.

Sergiy is experienced in acting for clients at all stages of litigation, international arbitration and enforcement, offering versatile advice on contentious matters. This includes negotiations, arbitration and post-arbitration advice. Sergiy has handled arbitrations under a variety of international institutional and ad hoc arbitration rules, including ICACU, LCIA, LMAA, SCC, ICC, UNCITRAL and ICSID.

Sergiy has unique experience of advising energy and oil & gas sector clients in investment arbitrations involving Ukrainian counterparties. Acting as an official member of the Ukrainian Government Negotiating Team, Sergiy was also involved in developing and negotiating some of the core international treaties and agreements for the Government.

Sergiy is a listed arbitrator of the International Commercial Arbitration Court at the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICAC). He has sut as an arbitrator in over 10 cases. He is the Head of ICC Ukraine's Commission on International Arbitration and a member of the Council of the Ukrainian Bar Association Committee on Procedural Law. Sergiy represents Ukraine in the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR.

Mr Gryshko has been nominated by Ukraine to the list of persons capable and willing to resolve trade disputes between the EU and Ukraine pursuant to Chapter 14(1) Title IV of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement.

Sergiy is a member of the Arbitration Committee established according to the Law “On Financial Restructuring”, introduced with the help of the EBRD and the World Bank.

Reputation

Sergiy is recommended for Dispute Resolution by Chambers Global and Chambers Europe 2018. “He is a well-regarded practitioner who attracts recognition for his experience in international commercial and investment arbitration.”

He is praised for his leadership in Arbitration and Mediation as well as International Arbitration by Best Lawyers International 2019, and is featured in Who's Who Legal Arbitration 2018. Sergiy is recognised a Dispute Resolution Star for Ukraine by Benchmark Litigation. He is ranked amongst Leading Individuals by The Legal 500 2019 in dispute resolution, and according to feedback from clients, Sergiy is "incredibly smart, knowledgeable and persuasive"

Sergiy is also recommended in International Arbitration by Ukrainian Law Firms 2018. A Handbook for Foreign Clients 2018. He is recognised amongst practice leaders in International Arbitration and ranked in the top 100, by 100 Best Lawyers of Ukraine 2018.

Education

    • LL.M. degree from Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London
    • Degree in law from Yaroslav the Wise National Law Academy of Ukraine