Olexander specialises in dispute resolution and restructuring with a focus on international arbitration and cross-border commercial litigation. His experience includes advising local and foreign clients at all stages of complex multi-jurisdictional proceedings involving the BVI, Cyprus, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Ukraine, the UK, and other fora, as well as commercial and investment arbitration under the arbitration rules of all major international arbitration institutions (LCIA, ICC, SCC), CIS-based arbitration institutions, ICSID Arbitration Rules and UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules. Mr Droug also advises clients on obtaining and implementing interim relief, including in support of arbitration proceedings and litigation, as well as on recognition and enforcement in Ukraine of arbitration awards and foreign court judgments.

Mr Droug has represented clients in proceedings relating to banking, financial services, securities, M&A, shareholders, trade, telecommunication, construction, energy, aviation, and product liability, as well as sports-related disputes. He also has significant experience representing both lenders and borrowers in financial restructuring and related disputes. In March 2017, Olexander was added to the list of arbitrators elected to settle disputes arising in financial restructuring procedures.

Mr Droug regularly contributes to key legislation in the areas of arbitration, litigation and restructuring.


  • Recognised among the Top Three leading practitioners in International Arbitration and among notable practitioners in Cross-border Litigation by Ukrainian Law Firms 2021
  • Named among the world’s best lawyers in Commercial Arbitration by Legal Media Group’s Expert Guides 2021
  • Recognised in arbitration by Who’s Who Legal: Thought Leaders – Arbitration 2022, GAR 100 2022
  • Recognised among the leading practitioners in International Arbitration and Arbitration & Mediation by Best Lawyers in Ukraine 2022
  • Recognised in Dispute Resolution by The Legal 500, 2022, Chambers Global 2022 and Chambers Europe 2022
  • Shortlisted for the “International Arbitration Lawyer of the Year” according to Legal Awards 2021, Yuridicheskaya Practika
  • Recognised among the leading practitioners in Arbitration Powerlist 2020: CIS and Caucasus,The Legal 500


  • Ukraine


  • LL.M. from the Institute of International Relations at the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv

Professional membership and involvement

  • Turnaround Management Association
  • Board Member of Ukrainian Arbitration Association
  • Ukrainian Bar Association, member of Committee on ADR
  • American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine
  • European Business Association
  • International Bar Association
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