Khrystyna Khanas
Contact:

ONTIER UK
London
Halton House
20-23 Holborn
London, EC1N 2JD
United Kingdom
DX248 London/Chancery Lane

Khrystyna Khanas

Associate | ONTIER UK · London

Khrystyna has a broad range of experience advising on cross-border commercial litigation and arbitration, with a particular focus on civil fraud and asset tracing disputes. She has also assisted in white-collar crime matters and investigations, as well as international financial crime compliance and UK sanctions work. Khrystyna has worked for a variety of international clients including large corporates, banks and individuals.
Representative Experience
  • Acting for two large Russian banks in their $570 million fraud claim against the Russian businessmen and the former bank managers arising from the transaction replacing secured and performing loans with illiquid corporate bonds worth a small fraction of the price that the banks paid for them and of the value of the loans that they replaced.

  • Acting for a Russian businessman, who is being sued by his former business partner for breach of the alleged contract between them over the development and construction of sports facilities and related infrastructure for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.

  • Assisted in arbitration proceedings in LCIA brought against two Russian banks in relation to the transaction in excess of $500 million.

Qualifications
  • Ivan Franko National University of Lviv (Ukraine) LLB/Master of Law (Hons) – 2010

  •  Ivan Franko National University of Lviv (Ukraine) PhD in law – 2013

  • Admitted to practice as an Advocate by the Ukrainian Bar Association – 2019

  • Admitted as a Solicitor in England & Wales – 2022

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