Konstantin Pilkov

Managing Partner, Head of the International Trade and Arbitration Practices, Custom and Tax Law, PhD in Law, Associate Professor of the Department of International Private Law of Kyiv National Trade and Economics University


Legal support of foreign investors in Ukraine, representation before regulatory bodies and competition authorities, as well as in international commercial and investment arbitration procedures. Acted as a legal counsel to Ukrainian industrial groups in obtaining loans from international financial institutions.


Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, German Arbitration Institute, Austrian Arbitration Association - ArbAut, Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA), SCC Association Young Arbitrators Stockholm (YAS), Arbitrator of the ICAC at the UCCI, German Arbitration Institute (DIS).


2013 - one of the best authors of YURIST & ZAKON edition of the all-Ukrainian LIGA:ZAKON network

2013 - one of the best specialists in the sphere of tax law according to Legal 500: Europe, Middle East & Africa 2013

2012 - one of the best authors of YURIST & ZAKON edition of the all-Ukrainian LIGA:ZAKON network

2010 - one of the CIS’ s leading business lawyers according to The Who's Who Legal;


Master of Laws (summa cum laude) from the Kyiv National Trade and Economy University


English, German, Ukrainian and Russian


«We are workaholics and sometimes burn the midnight oil»

said Konstantin Pilkov about clients’ projects

  • Arbitration
  • Litigation
  • International Trade
  • Customs Law
  • Tax Law

The code adds to control functions of customs bodies

LIGA, “ Lawyer & Law” № 13 2012

The new Tax Code destroys the simplified tax system

LIGA, “ Lawyer & Law” № № 33 2010
Surfing Deutsche Welle Konstantin Pilkov, Cai & Lenard’s Managing Partner, gave a legal commentary for Deutsche Welle, Germany’s international broadcaster, regarding a dispute between Naftogaz and Gazprom over the contract on gas supplies signed in 2009. Learn more >
Arbitration: New Generation The qualifying round of the IV International Competition on Commercial Arbitration took place in Kyiv. It is one of the most popular moot courts among students of the law faculties of Ukrainian and foreign universities. Learn more >
Arbitration Team-up in Kyiv On March 17, 2017, the International Arbitration: Emerging Changes conference put Kyiv in the Ukrainian and international arbitration community’s spotlight. Learn more >