An independent full-service law firm based in Kyiv, Ukraine since October 1991

U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC), Wash, D.C., Wed, May 12, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Frishberg & Partners, an independent full-service law firm, based in Kyiv, Ukraine since October 1991, has been approved for membership in the U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC), the USUBC executive committee announced today on behalf of the entire USUBC membership of over 115 companies and organizations who have business operations, investments or other development programs in Ukraine. 

Frishberg & Partners attorneys, with nearly 20 years of hands-on experience in Ukraine, can offer extensive practical expertise to resolve virtually any legal problem.  The firm regularly publishes legal and political briefing papers on its website, as well as its comprehensive 650+ page legal reference guide "Doing Business in Ukraine," which covers legal and practical issues that all international companies face working in Ukraine.

Frishberg & Partners has recently established a new practice area, which will assist international companies in setting up Ukrainian operations.  The services include accurate political and economic analysis, identifying strategic partners and acquisition strategies, screening and evaluating viable investment opportunities, preparing and establishing a presence in Ukraine, due diligence and anti-trust compliance, government and media relations, among others.

ALEXANDER PASKHAVER is a world-recognized expert in privatization matters. Education: Ph.D., Institute of Economy of the Academy of Science of the USSR, Moscow (1972). Professional Affiliations: Advisor on Economic Policy to the President of the Ukraine and former Consultant to the Ukrainian State Property Fund; editor-in-chief of the bulletin “The Ukrainian Economic Monitor”. Languages: Russian and Ukrainian.
AMBASSADOR ROMAN POPADIUK was the first U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine.  He served in 1992-1993.  He has successfully supported U.S. companies and individuals exploring various business opportunities worldwide.  Ambassador Popadiuk served as Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Press Secretary for Foreign Affairs under President George H. W. Bush, a position he also held toward the end of President Ronald Reagan's administration.  He is a retired member of the Senior Foreign Service and has received a number of awards, including the State Department's Superior Honor Award and the Meritorious Honor Award.
 is a lawyer with Frishberg & Partners. He was admitted in 1988 to the Pennsylvania Bar and in 1990 to the District of Columbia Bar. Education: University of Missouri, St. Louis (B.A., 1985); Washington University School of Law (J.D., 1988). Practice Areas: Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Real Estate, Privatization. Membership: District of Columbia Bar, American Bar Association; Chairman, Legal, Government Relations and Economic Committee, American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine, 1992-1995 and 1999.

Alex Frishberg will represent Frishberg & Partners on the USUBC board of directors.  Alex has been very active in Ukraine for many years promoting the development of the private enterprise business sector and the creation of a strong civil society. 

Some of the firm's clients include: Goodyear, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Baltic Beverages Holding, Emilceramica SpA, Vetropack Holding Ltd., Jahn General Products Ukraine, Lafarge, Tyco Electronics, Sun Microsystems, Hewlett-Packard, Fiat Auto, Philips Electronics, the Embassy of Great Britain, the Embassy of Belgium, Norway, the US Embassy, and the Embassy of Sweden, etc.
More information about the Frishberg & Partners law firm can be found at

USUBC is very pleased to have Frishberg & Partners as a member," said Morgan Williams, Director, Government Affairs, Washington Office, SigmaBleyzer Emerging Markets Private Equity Investment Group,, who serves as President/CEO of the U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC).  "I have known Alex for several years and have been aware of his outstanding work in Ukraine." 

USUBC now has a membership base of 115 companies and organizations which allows USUBC to provide its new members such as Frishberg and Partners with a full-time operation and a significantly expanded program of work," according to USUBC membership director, Iryna Teluk.  

One-Hundred Fifteen Members, May, 2010, Membership in January of 2007 was 22. 
The complete list of USUBC members can be found at:


[1]  Anders Aslund, Senior Fellow
Peterson Institute for International Economics, Washington, D.C.
[2]  Ariel Cohen, Ph.D, Senior Research Fellow
Allison Center for International Studies,
Davis Institute for International Studies,
The Heritage Foundation, Washington, D.C.
[3]  Keith Crane, Senior Economist
Rand Corporation, Washington, D.C.

[4]  James Greene, President
Effective Engagement Strategies, LLC, Washington, D.C. 
Former Head, NATO Liaison Office Ukraine

[5]  Anatoliy Kinakh, Head
League of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs of Ukraine
Member of Parliament of Ukraine
Kyiv, Ukraine

[6]  David Kramer
Senior Transatlantic Fellow
The German Marshall Fund of the United States
Washington, D.C.
[7]  Leonid Kozachenko, President
Ukrainian Agrarian Confederation (UAC), Kyiv, Ukraine

[8]  William Green Miller, Senior Policy Scholar
Woodrow Wilson Center,  
Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, Washington, D.C.

[9]  Steven Pifer, Senior Fellow
The Brookings Institution
Senior Advisor, Russia & Eurasia Program, CSIS
Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, Washington, D.C.
[10]  Dr. Edilberto Segura, Partner, Chief Economist
SigmaBleyzer Private Equity Investment Group
Chair of the Advisory Board of The Bleyzer Foundation, Kyiv, Ukraine
[11]  Keith Smith, Senior Associate
Europe Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
Former U.S. Ambassador to Lithuania, Washington, D.C.  

[12]  William B. Taylor, Jr., Vice President, Peace & Stability Operations
United States Institute of Peace, Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, Washington, D.C.

[13]  Damon Wilson, Vice President
Atlantic Council of the United States, Washington, D.C.

For Year 2010 (

[1]  Margarita Karpenko, Managing Partner
DLA Piper Ukraine LLC, Kyiv, Ukraine

[2]  Michael E. Kirst, Regional Vice President
Central/Eastern Europe and Russia
Westinghouse Electric Company, Brussels, Belgium

[3]  John R. Miller, Director,
International Business Development, Europe, Israel, Sub-Sahara
Raytheon International, Inc., Arlington, VA

[4]  Dr. Irina Paliashvili, President and Senior Counsel
RULG-Ukrainian Legal Group, P.A., Washington, D.C./Kyiv, Ukraine

[5]  Andrew A. Pidgirsky, Chairman, Board of Governors,
Ukrainian American Bar Association (UABA), Houston, TX

[6]  Mara L. Sovey, Director, International Affairs
John Deere Public Affairs Worldwide, Deere & Co., Washington, D.C.

[7]  Samir B. Sahgal, Director, International Operations
Washington, D.C. Operations, The Boeing Company, Arlington, VA
            Treasurer, USUBC

[8] John F. Steele, Director, International Government Affairs
Eli Lilly and Company, Washington, D.C.

[9]  Patrick H. Sweet, President
Sweet Analysis Services, Inc. (SASI), Alexandria, VA

[10]  E. Morgan Williams, Director, Government Affairs, Washington Office
SigmaBleyzer Private Equity Investment Group, Washington, D.C.
           Chairman, Executive Committee, USUBC, President/CEO, USUBC

[11]  Van A. Yeutter, Vice President, Corporate Affairs
Cargill, Washington, D.C.

[12]  Jack I. Heller, Attorney at Law
Heller & Rosenblatt, Washington, D.C.
           Legal Counsel, USUBC