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.


  • Recognized among Top Three leading practitioners in International Arbitration by Ukrainian Law Firms 2020
  • Named Future Leader in Arbitration by Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration 2020
  • Recognized among leading practitioners in International Arbitration and Arbitration & Mediation by Best Lawyers in Ukraine 2021
  • Recommended in Dispute Resolution by The Legal 500, 2020, Chambers Global 2020 and Chambers Europe 2020
  • Shortlisted for the “International Arbitration Lawyer of the Year” according to Legal Awards 2018, Yuridicheskaya Practika


  • 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
  • American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine
  • European Business Association
  • International Bar Association
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