Vitaliy Kozachenko
Managing Partner
Vitaliy Kozachenko
  • LL.M. Boston University, Banking and Finance
  • Erasmus (European Law and International Arbitration), Catholic University of Leuven
  • LL.B. Queen Mary, University of London
  • English
  • Ukrainian
  • Russian
  • French

Vitaliy Kozachenko is the managing partner of Fortior. Prior to establishing Fortior, Vitaliy worked for a large international English law firm, focusing on English commercial litigation and international arbitration. He then moved to a Geneva-based boutique focusing on international commercial and investment arbitration. Prior to going into private practice, Vitaliy worked in one of the world’s largest fiduciary companies located in the United States.

While at Fortior, Vitaliy worked on multiple complex disputes, including:
1. The Integral v Petrogat litigation in the High Court in London, which resulted in six published judgments and significant developments in the areas of insolvency law insofar as it applies to foreign directors of companies litigating in England.
2. An LCIA arbitration against a subsidiary of the Emirates National Oil Company against Quinn Emanuel and Herbert Smith Freehills, which resulted in an award for Fortior’s client.
3. An LCIA corporate dispute between shareholders of a Georgian mobile service operator.
4. A complex multi-jurisdictional fraudulent conspiracy claim against over 20 defendants arising out of a shareholders agreement, including proceedings in England, Switzerland, Cyprus and the UAE.
5. A complex multi-jurisdictional dispute arising out of loan agreements and security instruments concerning a Ukrainian grain terminal.

Vitaliy is admitted to practice in New York and in England & Wales. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a supporting member of the LMAA (London Maritime Arbitrators Association).

Do you have a problem that we can help you with?


We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue to use this website we will assume that you are happy with it.