Baker McKenzie's Kyiv office has announced the arrival of Ario Dehghani as a Counsel and Head of Compliance and Investigation Practice Group.

With more than 10 years of experience, Ario has counseled numerous local and international clients on compliance, data protection and privacy, white-collar investigations and EU regulatory law issues. Ario is one of a few professionals in Ukraine who can prevent, identify, eliminate and mitigate compliance risks at both national and global levels. He advises clients on all types of compliance matters and regularly handles sophisticated internal investigations related to, among others, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and UK Bribery Act issues. His areas of expertise cover anti-bribery, anti-corruption, anti-money laundering, sanctions, data protection, and regulatory and product compliance matters.

Prior to joining the Kyiv office of Baker McKenzie, Ario worked for local law firms as head of their compliance practice and at a Munich office of a leading international law firm for its European investigations, white collar and fraud team. Ario provides courses on German private and public law and holds open lectures on compliance and EU law topics.

Serhiy Piontkovsky, co-managing partner of the Kyiv office, commented: 

We are delighted to welcome Ario to our office. His arrival represents a fundamental step forward in strengthening an increasingly expanding demand in compliance expertise. Having Ario onboard will draw on our vast deal experience and excellent client service to help stay at the forefront of this important practice.

Serhiy Chorny, co-managing partner of the Kyiv office, added:

Ario’s experience and talents make him a fantastic addition to our growing compliance practice. With his hire, our office reaffirms its commitment to provide our clients the highest caliber of service.

Ario Dehghani, Counsel and Head of the Compliance and Investigation Practice Group in the Kyiv office, stated:

I am excited to join the welcoming Kyiv team and global Baker McKenzie family. Together with the new local, regional and global teams, I very much look forward to supporting national and international clients with compliance issues in Ukraine and the CIS region. I am thrilled to be part of upcoming ambitious projects and to contribute to the synergy between several practices and offices.

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