Nazar Chernyavsky specializes in banking, capital markets, secured and structured finance. Mr Chernyavsky advises clients on a wide range of major private and public securities offerings, syndications and secured finance transactions. He has extensive experience of handling the most complex financing projects in the Ukrainian market including the first securitizations in Ukraine, Rule 144A share offerings, Tier II Eurobond offerings, UAH linked LPN issues, etc.

Mr Chernyavsky combines his professional expertise in cross-border finance and capital markets with unique understanding of the transactional aspects of intellectual property law. He has helped to create tax-efficient IP holding structures in Ukraine and handled complex projects providing for the transfer of IP rights and setting up technology-related businesses. He has a reputation as one of the top IT sector lawyers in Ukraine, advising investors and start-ups on various aspects of their operations.


  • Named Structured Finance Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers International 2018 and Lawyer of the Year in Banking and Finance Law by Best Lawyers International 2019
  • Named the leading Capital Markets, Banking and Finance, Debt Restructuring lawyer for Ukraine by Best Lawyers International 2020, Chambers Global 2019, Chambers Europe 2019, Expert Guides 2017, IFLR1000, 2020, The Legal 500, 2019, Ukrainian Law Firms 2019 and Who’s Who Legal: Banking 2019
  • Recommended among leading practitioners in Energy, Natural Resources and Infrastructure according to IFLR1000, 2020, The Legal 500, 2019 and Ukrainian Law Firms 2019
  • Named among notable practitioners in IT and Telecommunications & Media by Ukrainian Law Firms 2019
  • Recognized among the world’s leading TMT experts by Who’s Who Legal: Telecommunications Media & Technology 2017
  • Recognized among IP lawyers by The Legal 500, 2018
  • Recommended in "Private client" by The Legal 500, 2019
  • Named among Top 100 best lawyers of Ukraine and recognized among notable practitioners for IT and Banking & Finance by Client's choice. Top 100 Best Lawyers of Ukraine – 2019, Yuridicheskaya Gazeta


  • Ukraine


  • LL. M., summa cum laude, from Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University School of International Law
  • Intercollegiate LL. M. program at Queen Mary College of the University of London

Professional membership and involvement

  • Ukrainian Bar Association, Deputy Head of the IT & Internet Law Committee
  • International Bar Association, Cybersecurity Officer of the Technology Law Committee
  • American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine
  • European Business Association
  • International Trademark Association
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