Oleksandr Biryukov

Ph.D., Counsel, President of Ukrainian Association of Insolvency Practitioners

Dr. Oleksandr Biryukov is a highly reputed legal consultant with 30 years of legal experience working for both state and private organisations. He has a 20-year experience of consulting international organisations, including USAID, TACIS/European Commission, the World Bank, IMF, EBRD, DFID.

Dr. Biryukov is an esteemed expert in international private and commercial law, bankruptcy and restructuring including cross-border bankruptcy. Cross-border bankruptcy is a relatively new practice in the Ukrainian legal market, but is already in high demand by corporate clients.

Dr. Biryukov is a member of a number of working groups established for developing international legal documents, including model laws. Most recently, he participated in the working group on the development of the new Bankruptcy Code of Ukraine.

Key facts

  • Professor of the Department of International Private Law of the Institute of International Relations with Taras Schevchenko National University of Kyiv, since 2012
  • Doctor of Sciences, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Dissertation "Cross Border Bankruptcy and International Private Law", 2010
  • Ph.D. in Law, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Dissertation "Comparative and legal analysis of the Institute of Insolvency in the Law of Ukraine and some other countries", 1999
  • Master’s in Law, English and Hindi translator, Peoples Friendship University named after Patrice Lumumba, 1984
  • Grantee of Fulbright Scholar Program, 2000-2001
  • Member of the Scientific Advisory Board at the Supreme Court of Ukraine, since 2018
  • Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Supreme Economic Court of Ukraine, 2002-2018
  • President of the Non-Governmental Organisation “Ukrainian Association of Insolvency Practitioners”, since 2018
  • Kentucky Colonel, Honorary Rank of the Government of Kentucky, USA, 1997
Oleksandr Birukov excels in bankruptcy matters. Legal 500 EMEA 2017