Counsel, Dispute Resolution


Nick Yurlov is an expert in dispute resolution and international law.
He represents Clients in international investment and commercial arbitrations, cross-border litigations, and negotiations.
Nick advises on all stages of conflicts - from prevention and anticipation to resolution and enforcement. This includes dispute risk management, formulation of dispute resolution clauses in contracts, negotiations, written submissions, oral hearings before courts and tribunals, and post-award proceedings.

His notable cases include:

— Acting for Philip Morris International in US$50 million tax-related investor-state dispute v. Ukraine, which was settled amicably;

— Acting for McMahons and others v. Ukraine in US$90 million investor-state dispute concerning arbitrary and confiscatory export-import restrictions and related penalties;

— Acting for the State of Ukraine in Emergofin and Velbay v. Ukraine (ICSID Case No. ARB/16/35);

— Acting for a Ukrainian agricultural group in a multi-million LCIA corporate dispute;

— Representing a client in a series of high-profile cross-border litigations, regarding the responsibility of bank shareholders and management.

Nick is an avid fan of moot courts and is regularly invited to judge Jessup, Frankfurt, Vis, Telders, Stetson, and Price.

When Nick is not passionately arguing for his clients, he practices guitar and vocals, plays chess and defends the colors of an amateur football team.

  • Career Experience:
    EBRD, Project Management Consultant
    Vasil Kisil and Partners, Associate
    ENGARDE, Associate
    Marchenko Danevych, Associate
    Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University, Lecturer
    Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University, Junior Researcher
  • Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University, Ukraine
  • Ukrainian Bar Association: International Law Committee Board Member, Kyiv City Branch Board Member, Election Committee Secretary
  • Ukrainian Arbitration Association
  • Dead Lawyers Society, Board Member

17 Nov, 2021

Oleh Marchenko, Anastasiia Kotliarchuk and Nick Yurlov prepared an article for The European Arbitration Review 2022, dedicated to the topic “Why Ukraine Prevailed in Most …

2 Apr, 2021

Nick Yurlov and Dmytro Soldatenko prepared an article for European Pravda, dedicated to the topic "Defeat, but not Catastrophe for Ukraine: Why Russia Won the …

24 Mar, 2021

Marchenko Partners is pleased to welcome Nick Yurlov as a Counsel in Disputes. Nick will reinforce our international dispute resolution practice with his public international …

7 May, 2019

On March 22, 2019, the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine revoked UAH 635 Million tax claims against Philip Morris Ukraine Private JSC in accordance with …

3 Mar, 2017

Ukraine nationalized Privatbank, its largest bank, in December 2016. In the process, Ukraine mandatory converted into bank’s shares all the debt obligations of Privatbank on …