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16 November 20232 minute read

DLA Piper expands its International Finance, Projects and Restructuring practice in Vienna with partner Oleksandr Kurdydyk

DLA Piper has strengthened its International Finance, Projects and Restructuring (FPR) practice and focus on the CEE region with the appointment of Oleksandr Kurdydyk as partner.

Oleksandr Kurdydyk joined DLA Piper’s Vienna office on November 6, 2023 and will focus on the infrastructure and energy sectors and enabling the firm to harness its full international capabilities to support activity in Ukraine and CEE going forward.

Oleksandr previously worked for DLA Piper in Ukraine from 2005 to 2021, including almost 15 years as a partner and Head of the Projects practice. He has over 25 years of international experience in advising on legal, tax and business matters in CEE and is an expert in advising on financing, policy and regulatory, government and IFI relations, debt and equity restructuring and project development in financial, energy, transport and telecom sectors.

Commenting on Oleksandr’s appointment, Dr Christoph Mager, Country Managing Partner Austria said: “I am very pleased to welcome our newest partner in our Vienna office who has significant knowledge in the CEE region. His experience will help DLA Piper realise its growth targets for its International Finance, Projects and Restructuring practice.”

Oleksandr Kurdydyk added: “I am looking forward to playing a key role in the expansion and further development of the strategically important CEE area with the global and Austrian teams in order to offer significant support to our international clients who have business relationships in this region.”

Colin Wilson, International Group Head of Finance, Projects and Restructuring, commented: “Oleksandr is a welcome addition to our international team with a first class practice primarily focused on Projects and Project finance for banks and multilateral organisations with interests in Ukraine and wider CEE region. His expertise will benefit our clients both locally and across the European market.”