Oleg A. Makarov has been a partner with Vasil Kisil & Partners since the establishment of the firm. He has been Managing Partner of the firm since 2007 to 2015.
For over twenty years, Mr. Makarov has been practicing Domestic and International Litigation, Taxation, Investments, Securities, Property Law and Bankruptcy Law. In the conduct of his very successful litigation practice which is one of the most extensive among Ukrainian lawyers Oleg Makarov has demonstrated the qualities of a charismatic leader making his transition into the Managing Partner role very natural.
Oleg represents Ukraine on Best Lawyers Advisory Board and is a renowned expert on law firm management issues.
Oleg Makarov is the author of numerous commentaries and legal reviews on the issues of dispute resolution, Ukrainian judicial system, the legal profession, the status and the position of attorneys in Ukraine. He is frequently quoted as a thought leader on law firm management and business strategy in domestic and international publications. He also has been actively involved in preparation of a number of draft laws submitted to Ukrainian Parliament.
Professional Associations and Memberships
- International Bar Association (IBA)
- Ukrainian Bar Association (UBA)
- Best Lawyers 2009-2015 recommends Mr. Makarov in arbitration and mediation, investment, litigation, real estate, taxation.
- According to Chambers Europe and Chambers Global, Oleg Makarov continues to win praise as a "determined and decisive litigator" with "a fantastic reputation for his management skills" leading a firm that has earned its market position on the back of its history as one of the longest-serving disputes groups in the market. He is recognized by the directory as one of the most famous and experienced litigators in Ukraine with broad practice covering general domestic litigation, as well as tax disputes and private client cases.
- Legal 500, an international legal guide, states that VKP as a whole has few rivals and that Oleg Makarov comes highly recommended.
- Legal Experts Europe, Middle East & Africa 2013 recommends Oleg Makarov as a leading expert in Dispute Resolution.
- The PLC Which Lawyer? 2008-2012 endorsed Mr. Makarov as a highly recommended dispute resolution practitioner in Ukraine.
- Who’s Who Legal CIS 2010 honors Oleg’s talent as a Managing Partner of the firm, and a 'star' with over 20 years of litigation experience.
- Ukrainian Law Firms. A Handbook for Foreign Clients 2008-2015 recommends him as one of the leading lawyers in Ukraine in tax, securities, litigation and arbitration.
- Independent Ukrainian rating "TOP-100. Top Managers of Ukraine"named Mr Makarov one of the best top-managers of the legal services market in Ukraine in 2011-2013.
- The KyivPost weekly ranked Mr Makarov among the top 10 leading lawyers in Ukraine.
- Listed in "Top 100 best Lawyers of Ukraine. Clients' Choice 2012-2015" by Yurydychna Gazeta (Legal newspaper) in Litigation.