Yuriy brings a wealth of experience to boost the firm’s capabilities in competition, corporate and commercial, government relations and international trade.

Prior to being appointed as the AMCU Chairman by the Ukrainian Parliament in 2015, Yuriy was the General Counsel of ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih and held various management positions in the Ukrainian offices of Metro Cash & Carry, Japan Tobacco International and Bristol Myers Squibb.

Yuriy’s work highlights include:

  • As the AMCU Chairman, carrying out the relaunch of the AMCU, which helped to increase the external economic impact (as per the OECD methodology) fourfold versus 2015, to USD150 million per annum in 2019 and overseeing the rollout of the state aid control system.
  • As the General Counsel of ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih, renegotiating the privatisation conditions with the State Property Fund of Ukraine, as well as overseeing the successful defence in one of the largest tax litigation cases – valued at USD650 million – and the litigation concerning the invalidation of the collective labour agreement.
  • As the General Counsel of Metro Cash & Carry Ukraine, overseeing the launch of the group’s wholesale and retail business in Ukraine, which achieved over USD1 billion in annual turnover.

Olexiy Soshenko, Managing Partner of Redcliffe Partners, says: “We are thrilled to welcome Yuriy to the firm, and believe his expertise will greatly increase our capabilities. His ability to provide insights from numerous perspectives – whether handling corporate and commercial projects or negotiating with the state authorities – is an invaluable asset when managing the challenges our clients face.” 

Yuriy adds: “Redcliffe Partners’ team has deserved its reputation at the top of the market, and I am delighted to be joining the firm. I look forward to bringing the experience I have to assist the firm’s clients to continue developing their businesses in Ukraine and the region.”