Ivan Kovalenko

Ivan Kovalenko


Ivan heads the firm’s office in Odesa. He focuses on complex business transactions and international dispute resolution. He advises legal entities and private investors on negotiating and structuring acquisitions, asset planning and recovery, equity and debt financings, recapitalisations and restructurings, as well as advising on general corporate governance and compliance.

His clients also include public and private companies facing insolvency, as well as companies interested in purchasing assets from insolvency debtors. In particular, Ivan has guided the clients in several multimillion cross-border and multijurisdictional restructurings.

On the business conflict settlement side, Ivan has an experience of advising on national and cross-border dispute resolution. He handles pre-court measures and represents clients in a variety of court and arbitration proceedings. In addition to this, Ivan is developing the maritime law practice.

Professional experience

Ivan has an extensive experience of managing clients’ mandates in the London office of Hillmont Partners. Prior to joining the firm, Ivan worked in the prosecutor’s office of Odesa region. He represented interests of the state and citizens in court. In his role, he also represented public charges in court.


  • King’s College London (KCL), LL.M;
  • National University “Odessa Academy of Law”, PhD in Law;
  • National University “Odessa Academy of Law”, Master’s Degree in Law (with honours);
  • National University “Odessa Academy of Law”, Bachelor’s Degree in Law.

Bar Admission

  • Ukraine, 2018;
  • Solicitor, England and Wales, 2021.