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Julian Khorunzhiy

Senior Partner

Litigation

Julian Khorunzhiy stands out as one of Ukraine’s leading legal minds, repeatedly honored among the nation’s top 100 lawyers. His expertise spans a wide array of legal domains, including “Bankruptcy and Restructuring,” “Corporate Law and M&A,” “Litigation,” “Competition Law,” “Banking and Financial Law,” and more.

Among his notable cases, Julian has navigated complex legal landscapes, including the “apartments for 1 UAH”; he has represented high-profile figures such as Mykolaiv Mayor Oleksandr Senkevych and Lviv Mayor Andriy Sadovyi. He has also championed causes like returning land in downtown Lviv for community ownership and supporting the financial revival of prominent entities like LLC “LAZ” and the “Eldorado” home appliance network. Additionally, he has represented Concord Bank in disputes with the National Bank of Ukraine, among other significant matters.

Furthermore, Julian has played a pivotal role in shaping legal reforms, contributing to initiatives in judicial enforcement, bankruptcy procedures, corporate governance, and beyond. His outstanding contributions have earned him consistent recognition from both Ukrainian and international rankings as one of the foremost legal practitioners in the fields of insolvency recovery, litigation, corporate law, and M&A.

Experience

Prior to joining Ario Law Firm, he worked in the Security Service of Ukraine, the State Special Communications Service, the Ministry of Justice, held the position of Director of the State Bankruptcy Department, as well as commercial banks, including Raiffeisen Bank etc.

Julian Khorunzhyi has been managing the company’s projects, has profound knowledge in different areas of law, actively participates in drafting and development of Ukrainian legislation and regulations in the areas of his competence.

Education

He has obtained higher legal education. He has graduated from the Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University. He has obtained a diploma with honors

Membership in organizations

  • Member of the Board of the Ukrainian Bar Association
  • Member of the working groups of the Council for Judicial Reform under the Administration of the President of Ukraine
  • Member of the European Business Association

Legislative activity

  • He has participated in the development of the Law of Ukraine “On restoring the solvency of the debtor or declaring it bankrupt”.
  • He is one of the developers of the Code of Ukraine on Bankruptcy Proceedings.
  • He has participated in the development of the reform of enforcement proceedings. 
  • He has participated in the development of new corporate legislation – the Law “On Limited and Additional Liability Companies”, changes to the Customs Code of Ukraine, etc.
  • Took part in the drafting of the Eurointegration bill No. 10228 “On Amendments to the Code of Ukraine on Bankruptcy Procedures and other Legislative Acts of Ukraine regarding the Implementation of Directive 2019/1023 of the European Parliament and of the Council of the European Union and the Introduction of Preventive Restructuring Procedures,” and others.

Specialization

  • Bankruptcy&Restructuring
  • Banking and Finance 
  • Commercial Law
  • Corporate Law and M&A
  • Litigation 
  • GR

Recognition

Julian Khorunzhiy stands as a leader in numerous national and international rankings. Specifically, Legal Gazette has honored Julian Khorunzhiy three times among the top 100 lawyers in Ukraine.

Consistently emerging as a victor in Ukraine Law Firms, Legal Practice, and Legal Gazette rankings in the realms of bankruptcy and restructuring, litigation, corporate law, and M&A.

Maintains leading positions in international rankings including The Legal 500, Chambers Europe, and IFLR1000.

He has obtained higher legal education. He has graduated from the Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University. He has obtained a diploma with honors

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victories in the Supreme Court