Marchenko Danevych has recruited a new partner to lead its banking and finance practice. 

Oleg Mazur joined the firm this month, splitting from the partners he had worked with under the brand he founded, Oleg Mazur & Partners.

Mazur said he had moved to be part of a broad offering of the like he had been unable to realise at his firm due to the social and economic issues confronting Ukraine. “I decided to join Marchenko Danevych because I felt the shortage of other practices like corporate, M&A and tax. At Marchenko Danevych we have this. In this still quite difficult market, at Oleg Mazur & Partners we did not have any resources to build out our own such practices,” he explained. Adding, his former partners had “decided to go it alone as litigators”.

Mazur specialises in banking, debt capital markets, structured finance and securitisation work. Between 2006 and 2012, he was partner at Chadbourne & Parke’s now defunct Kiev office, which closed last year. After leaving his former US employer, and before opening the firm that bore his name, he helped establish Phenomena Law Firm in 2012.

Marchenko Danevych is a relatively young Kiev based boutique. It was formed in 2013 when two Ukrainian independents - Danevych Law Firm and Ulysses – merged. The firm handles financial, corporate, competition, IP, tax and employment law, in addition to dispute resolution and litigation.