Redcliffe Partners is pleased to announce that Olena Polyakova has joined its Banking and Finance team as counsel in the Banking and Finance, Capital Markets, and Debt Restructuring and Insolvency practices.
Olena has significant experience in advising international and Ukrainian clients on complex banking and finance and restructuring issues. She focuses on cross-border finance, structured trade and commodity finance, and debt capital markets, including liability management, debt restructuring and refinancing.
Olena comments: “Redcliffe has a very busy and well-known Banking and Finance practice. It is my pleasure to be part of its success and to advise on the most sophisticated and significant projects in Ukraine. Olexiy Soshenko is a highly regarded professional in this sector, and I am happy to join the team and enhance its capacity.”
Olexiy Soshenko, managing partner and Head of the Banking and Finance practice of Redcliffe Partners, looks forward to maintaining the practice's top-tier position with such a notable addition as a strategic priority for the firm. He says: “I am delighted to welcome Olena to Redcliffe. This is a great opportunity for her and ourselves to expand the team's capabilities and to build on the firm's existing track record. Olena is an experienced lawyer, and we are glad that she has chosen to join us. We wish her every success!”
Olena is recommended for expertise and efficiency by major international legal directories, including Chambers Global, Chambers Europe, and the Legal 500. She holds an LL.M. degree from New York University School of Law, and is a recipient of the prestigious Arthur T. Vanderbilt merit-based scholarship from NYU Law. Before joining Redcliffe Partners, Olena practised banking and finance law for more than eight years, including with another leading law firm in Ukraine.