Hillmont Partners Mourns the Loss of Serhii Nyzhnyi, Our Co-Managing Partner
It is with deep sorrow that Hillmont Partners informs our friends and partners that on January 14, 2021, Serhii Nyzhnyi, co-founder and co-managing partner of the firm, passed away. He died at the age of 40 due to illness.
Serhii Nyzhyi was educated at the Khmelnytsky Institute of Regional Management and Law and the Koretsky Institute of State and Law of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. He held a PhD in Legal Studies, and had practiced as a lawyer since 2009.
Serhii Nyzhyi co-founded Hillmont Partners in 2016 and headed the firm’s Dispute Resolution practice. Serhii was one of the best litigators in the country, providing advice on the most complex disputes. His work was praised in international legal ratings such as The Legal 500 and Benchmark Litigation. He was also recognized in the “Client’s Choice: TOP 100 Best Lawyers in Ukraine” national survey of the legal market, as well as the Liga Zakon Awards.
In addition to his legal practice, Serhii Nyzhnyi was actively involved in civic activism, working hard to improve national legal frameworks. His activities as a lawyer and a great patriot of Ukraine were of national importance, and his death has had a significant impact on the legal sector.
“Serhii put his vast experience and energy into the creation and development of Hillmont Partners. He had a tremendous influence on the team’s style of work and set a high tempo while upholding unimpeachable ethics and quality of legal advice”, commented James Hart, Co-Managing Partner of Hillmont Partners. – “He was highly educated, astonishingly intelligent and with a huge heart, keeping his finger on the pulse of events in Ukraine and in the world, with a desire to share his knowledge of the law where it was most needed, whether to an ordinary citizen, a large investor, or for the betterment of his country. This is how he saw his professional and moral duty and the work of Hillmont Partners as a law firm. This is an irreparable loss for the team, and we will miss him very much as a friend, mentor, and partner”.
Serhii Nyzhnyi is survived by his wife, two daughters and a son.
Hillmont Partners requests that the media respects the privacy of Serhii’s family during this tragic time.