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Serhii is based in Taxand Ukraine where he is a Managing Parner of EPA&P. He is Head of their International Arbitration & Litigation Practice, specialising in pre-arbitration and arbitration procedures in Ukraine, the European Union, and the United States. Serhii has represented national and international companies before the Supreme Court of Ukraine, the High Commercial Court of Ukraine, and the International Commercial Arbitration Court of the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce.
Serhii has extensive experience in due diligence as a dispute-resolution technique. He has conducted due diligence with the largest Ukrainian, Russian and multinational companies, with a view to exposing and assessing potential disputes, and has represented clients in a number of dispute-resolution negotiations.
In 2004 Mr. Sviriba rejoined the Firm after serving for more than 2 years as the Deputy Chief of Trade & Economic Mission to the Embassy of Ukraine in the USA, where his major responsibilities included supervising trade, investment and commercial disputes between Ukraine and the USA, as well as between Ukrainian and US companies. Serhii participated in all major government-to-government trade dispute negotiations. Before leaving for the government service, he had an extensive court and arbitration practice, successfully representing ITERA Corp., Toepfer, Honeywell, Dniproazot, Nizhnedneprovsky Tube Plant and other companies.
Serhii has a diploma of Jurisprudence (honors), International Law Department, Institute of International Relations, Kyiv Taras Shevchenko National University, Ukraine, 1995.
He is a member of the Ukrainian Bar Association. During 2006-2012 Serhii was a Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the International Court of Arbitration at the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), Paris.