Olyana Gordiyenko, a Partner in Baker & McKenzie's Kyiv office, has today been appointed the fifth member of the National Commission on Securities and the Stock Market of Ukraine by Order of the President of Ukraine.

Olyana Gordiyenko joined Baker & McKenzie in 2001 and became a Partner in the Corporate practice group in 2013. She has 15 years experience of advising on corporate matters involving numerous major Ukrainian and international investors and blue chip companies, including Ukrainian state-owned enterprises. In recent years Mrs. Gordiyenko has been actively involved in various legal reforms alongside Ukrainian state authorities, including the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade, the Ministry of Infrastructure and the State Property Fund, as well as international financial institutions, such as the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, IFC, etc.

In her new position, Mrs. Gordiyenko will be responsible for Corporate Governance and Corporate Finance, with key objectives to upgrade the corporate governance for joint-stock companies in line with best practices and OECD guidelines, to enhance the standards of disclosure of information by issuers of securities and increase the overall level of transparency of the Ukrainian stock market.

Serhiy Piontkovsky, Managing Partner of the Kyiv office of Baker & McKenzie, commented on this appointment: "We're honored that this Baker & McKenzie professional can share her long-standing experience at such a crucial period for our state. Olyana is very well positioned to capitalize on her recent legal practice and progress corporate governance in Ukraine to the next level. Baker & McKenzie will continue to support the reforms in Ukraine."

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