FIDIC Adjudicator Details

International Client Manager

Volodymyr  Yaremko

  Country of residence: Ukraine

  Citizenship: Ukrainian


Countries with experience

Other countries with experience:

Global regions

  • East Europe
  • West Europe

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Russian
  • Polish
  • Ukrainian

Construction contract experience

  • Construction Contract, 1st Ed (1999 Red Book)
  • Construction Contract, MDB Harmonised Ed, June 2010
  • EPC/Turnkey Contract, 1st Ed (1999 Silver Book)
  • Plant & Design-Build Contract, 1st Ed (1999 Yellow Book)

Consultancy contract experience

  • Client-Consultant Agreement (White Book), 4th Ed 2006

Specialist contract experience

  • Not applicable - none of the above

CV - Services offered

  • Arbitration
  • Adjudication
  • Mediation
  • Contract Expert/specialist
  • Independent expert
  • Expert witness
  • Educational qualifications

Technical expertise

  • Building - commercial
  • Construction law
  • Infrastructure, Railways, Bridges
  • Marine and ports
  • Claims and variations

  • Extension of time
  • Project scheduling
  • Defects
  • Failure investigations
  • Construction accidents

Short summary experiences

Volodymyr provides legal support, as well as project management and government relations assistance, to clients of diverse background in their Ukraine and other jurisdictions related activities. He is focused on advising clients on various matters in large-scale infrastructure projects. This includes providing assistance on procurement, regulatory, construction, PPP/concession and general commercial issues in road, rail, aviation, port and municipal infrastructure projects. Volodymyr gained particularly solid expertise in projects implemented under the FIDIC forms of contracts with the assistance of international financial organizations such as the EBRD, the EIB and the World Bank. Volodymyr has also vast experience in technical assistance projects supported by international banks like the EBRD and the IFC. Most recently, Volodymyr is one of the key experts for purpose of the EBRD financed project “Procurement Reform of Ukrainian Road Authority”. He has been involved also in two PPP pilot projects in Ukraine, while acting for Swiss-Georgian consortium when targeting Olvia and Kherson sea-port concessions. Volodymyr has been elected as Co-Chair of the Infrastructure committee of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine for the period of 2021 and 2022. He specializes also in providing legal support in multi-jurisdictional disputes in national courts and in international commercial and investment arbitration. Volodymyr has substantial experience representing clients in arbitration proceedings of various arbitral institutions including the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC), London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), Vienna International Arbitration Center (VIAC) and International Commercial Arbitration Court at the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce

Position and experience

Acredited mediator: No
Acredited arbitrator: No

Employment status:
Present position: Sayenko Kharenko, Kyiv, Counsel, International Arbitration Practice, Head of Infrastructure Industry Group
Previous positions: Spenser & Kauffmann Attorneys at law, Kyiv, Counsel, Head of International Arbitration & Litigation Practice, Law firm Bristows, London, Secondment at the Commercial Disputes Department, Law firm Arzinger, Lviv-Kyiv, Senior Associate, Head of International Litigation & Arbitration Group


  • Representing the State of Ukraine in the Energy Charter Treaty investment arbitration initiated by the minority shareholders of PJSC Ukrnafta under the SCC Rules with amount of claim of USD 6 billion
  • Representing the State of Ukraine in the ICSID investment arbitration initiated by Gilward Investments B.V.
  • a shareholder of PJSC Aerosvit
  • with amount of claim around USD 700 million
  • Acting for the State of Ukraine in the ICSID arbitration City-State N.V.
  • Praktyka Asset Management Company LLC
  • Crystal-Invest LLC and Prodiz LLC v Ukraine
  • Providing advice to the US contractor in relation to targeting Ukrainian market and the Kyiv Great Ring Road Project in particular
  • Advising on various issues
  • including dispute resolution strategy
  • related to the implementation of a major construction project in the Western Ukraine – Beskyd Tunnel – with value more than EUR 100 m
  • Acting for Turkish contractor in almost EUR 300 million the EBRD and the EIB financed project under the FIDIC Yellow Book in relations to various claims with Communal Enterprise Dnipro Metro
  • Full scope representation of Risoil
  • and its partners from Georgian Industrial Group
  • in two pilot tenders for the concession of Kherson and Olvia seaports in Ukraine
  • Assisting French company SUEZ in exploring PPP models of cooperation with Ukrainian municipalities in water supply and waste management sectors


  • American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine (Co-Chair of Infrastructure Committee)
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb
  • European branch board member in 2016-2017)
  • Ukrainian Arbitration Association (board member 2016-2018)
  • Ukrainian Bar Association (litigation committee board member 2016-2018
  • transport committee board member 2018-2019)
  • Ukrainian Association of Consulting Engineers (AECU)
  • ICC YAF (European Regional Coordinator 2014-2017)
  • International Bar Association (IBA)

Panel listings

  • Included into the list of arbitrators at the Permanent arbitration court at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Ukraine
  • Included into the Arbitrators Database of the Ukrainian Arbitration Association
  • who are recommended for the cases related to Ukraine

Qualifications, jurisdiction and discipline

  • Master’s Degree in International Law – Ivan Franko Lviv National University (Ukraine)
  • School of American Law within John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin (Poland) and Chicago-Kent College of Law (USA)
  • Course in German and European Law at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich (Germany)
  • Attorney-at-Law
  • a license issued by Volyn Regional Bar Association
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • London: Fellow and Trainer under the Approved Faculty List
  • Ukrainian Corporate Governance Academy (joint programme with INSEAD)
  • Ukrainian School of Political Studies (Council of Europe’s programme)
  • Hong Kong International Arbitration Center
  • Tribunal Secretaries Accreditation Programme