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Dmytro Shemelin

Professional certification


  • National University of Kyiv Mohyla Academy, cum laude, 2005;
  • Master of Laws (LL.M) in International Dispute Settlement, Geneva University and the Graduate Institute, Geneva, 2012.


2016– present Counsel, Asters;
2013 – 2016 Associate, Ilyashev and Partners;
2006 – 2013 Senior Associate, Grischenko & Partners.

Arbitration experience

Dmytro focuses on commercial and investment arbitrations, as well as transborder litigations. He has acted in five investment arbitration cases defending Ukraine and continues to be active in investment arbitration sphere. Dmytro has extensive practical experience with arbitration proceedings under ICSID, LMAA, LCIA, AAA (ICDR), Vienna and Stockholm Rules, with UNCITRAL and Ukrainian ICAC arbitrations. A significant proportion of his work involves major transborder litigations, including in connection with major loan restructurings and defaults.

Membership in organizations

  • The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, CIArb, United Kingdom;
  • Ukrainian Arbitration Association.


  1. Arbitration Global Guide 2016: Arbitration procedures and practice in Ukraine;
  2. The Lawyer European Awards. Conference in London, 2015;
  3. The European Legal Networks Summit. Conference in London, 2015;
  4. Ukraine exports to US: the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine trade promotion conference. Conference in Kyiv, 2015;
  5. The Perspectives of Financial Arbitration in Ukraine (??????????? ??????????? ????????? ? ???????). Yuridichna Praktika, 23.10.2014;
  6. International Investment Arbitration, Some Tendencies and the Experience of Ukraine (????????????? ?????????????? ????????: ????????? ????????? ? ???? ???????). Ed. by S. Voitovich. Kyiv: Justinian, 2012. 312 p. The first comprehensive publication on the Ukrainian practice of investment arbitration.

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