Likhachov Nickolas

Counsel, Head of Banking and Finance


Nickolas Likhachov is an expert in banking area, he provides professional legal advice on M&A, banking and finance related matters as well as on insolvency and debt restructuring issues and cross-border assets tracing.

During his career Mr. Likhachov supported more than ten M&A international transactions of Ukrainian banks and corporations.  He has significant experience in restructuring and realization of distressed debts and assets, asset-backed loans and general project finance. Nickolas has experience in representing the debtors as well as the creditors.

Nicholas was recognized by IFLR 2017 for restructuring debts transactions, performed by his team.

Social activity

  • From May 2016 – a member of the Board of the British-Ukrainian Legal Association (British – Ukrainian Law Association (BULA)
  • Since November 2016 – Head of the Banking and Finance Law Committee of the Association of Advocates of Ukraine
  • Since May 2016 – Member of the Board of the Banking, Finance and Insurance Law Committee of the Ukrainian Bar Association
  • 2012 – 2017 – the Arbitrator of the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot (Vienna, Austria)


  • The British-Ukrainian Legal Association (Member of the Board)
  • Royal Institute of Arbitrators (London)
  • Board of Users of the London International Arbitration Court
  • Youth International Arbitration Group at LMTC
  • Stockholm Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Young Arbitrators of Stockholm
  • Association of Advocates of Ukraine (Head of the Committee of Banking and Finance Law)


  • Kyiv International University
  • Royal Institute of Arbitrators (London)


  • English
  • French
  • Ukrainian
  • Russian