General info

Olexander specialises in international arbitration and cross-border commercial litigation and restructuring. 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, product liability, and 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 Arbitration 2022

Recognised among the leading practitioners in International Arbitration and Arbitration & Mediation by Best Lawyers in Ukraine 2022

Recommended in Dispute Resolution by The Legal 500, 2021, Chambers Global 2023 and Chambers Europe 2023

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


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






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

Media & Insight Olexander Droug

16 March 2023


Sayenko Kharenko is among the top two law firms in Ukraine according to the Chambers Europe 2023 
27 February 2023


Sayenko Kharenko has been recognised as one of the leading Ukrainian law firms by Chambers Global 2023
05 January 2023


Sayenko Kharenko successfully represented MHP Food Trading LLC in arbitration proceedings against a buyer based in Hong Kong
15 December 2022


Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration 2023 recognises Olexander Droug and Volodymyr Yaremko among the world’s foremost arbitration experts
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