Over 12 years Mykola has been supervising work on the major international projects in pharmaceutical business. Last 3 years he has been involved in the structuring of 10 Ukrainian operators of several international pharmaceutical groups including enforcement of both Ukrainian and non-Ukrainian antimonopoly and anticorruption legislation (using FCPA and UK Bribery Actforms). He headed the work on protecting of the tax-exempt status of the fifteen pharmaceutical representative offices during tax audits, as the results of the comprehensive tax audit were received the certificates, which confirmed the absence of state claims to their maintaining of tax records and fulfilment of tax obligations.

Law offices of OMP develope and implement their own IT solutions and software platforms for the pharmaceutical business, such as OMP Marketing (software platform to inform pharmacists and pharmacy chains by pharmaceutical manufacturers) and OMP Marketing MD Liaison (platform for healthcare professionals). Mykola heads these projects on all stages of the products creation.

International rating «Best Lawyers 2020» recognized Mykola one of the best Tax experts. As well «The Legal 500 – Europe, Middle East & Africa 2019» recommended Mykola Orlov as an expert in commercial, corporate law, and M&A. He is named among ТОР 100 Ukrainian legal experts.

Mykola Orlov is the author of numerous publications and seminars on the regulation of medicines promotion, tax and legal aspects of the operation of representative offices of multinational pharmaceutical groups in Ukraine and legal and tax implications of pharmaceutical distribution agreements.


Pharmaceutical and Medical Law, Corporate Law, IP and IT Law, Antitrust, Tax Disputes and Structuring, Capital market transactions.

Industry Sectors:

Pharma, Healthcare and Medicine, Agriculture, IT, Alternative energy.


Master’s Degree in Law in Ukraine – National University of «Kyiv-Mohyla Academy» (2001).

Master’s Degree in Law –  University of London (2002).





  • Represented of the international company in two placements of shares at the stock market in the amounts of USD 400 mln and 250 mln respectively;

  • Provided comprehensive support for the Ukrainian pharmaceutical company on receipt of USD 25 million fund from EBRD;

  • Headed legal due diligence of the international company, owning the agricultural producer in the Western Ukraine which operates the land bank of over 70,000 ha;

  • Advised the group of private purchasers in relation to acquisition of grain marine logistics complex, estimated value of which is USD 20 mln;

  • Advised private investors in transaction of assets sale to Ukrainian leading retail chain, estimated value of which is UAH 30 mln;

  • Accompanied an international company in acquisition of petroleum gas production complex with the estimated value of USD 3 mln;

  • Supervised work on USAID AgroInvest program to form and operate an Analytical and Coordination Platform that will support Ukrainian agrarian industry associations;

  • Provided due diligence in a transaction on purchase and sale of some agrarian industrial groups in Ukraine for a total amount of USD 500 mln;

  • Rendered comprehensive legal support in transformation of the representative offices of 10 pharmaceutical companies in Ukraine into a trading subsidiary undertaking (LLC);

  • Granted legal support of the groups of private investors on construction of the plant geothermal installations, biogas plant and several solar power stations;

  • Represented the interests of two agriculture Groups in the arbitration proceeding at the London Court of International Arbitration;

  • Headed the transaction on acquisition of part of the corporate rights of leading Ukrainian chain of medical clinics;

  • Represented the interests of a Dutch company at all stages of project implementation, including transaction structuring, drafting of the transaction documents, negotiations and completion of the project, within the transaction of sales leading plant for the production mixed fodders;

  • Generally consulted and supported several retail chains during the investigation of Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine on retail market.

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GRATA International in Ukraine

We gladly announce that GRATA International and OMP Law Firm have decided to cooperate as partners in the form of association.

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Managing partner, Attorney-at-Law