Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko Speaks at Lunch at Chadbourne & Parke
Event Attracts High-Level Attendees From Government, Business and Media
September 23, 2008
Chadbourne & Parke LLP hosted a luncheon on September 23 in honor of Ukraine President Viktor Yushchenko during a visit to New York. He will address the UN General Assembly on September 24.
The luncheon, organized by The Atlantic Council of the United States, was held at Chadbourne's offices at 30 Rockefeller Plaza. Chadbourne is one of the largest international law firms having an office in Ukraine.
Chadbourne Managing Partner Charles K. O'Neill and Atlantic Council CEO Fred Kempe greeted the President upon his arrival. Attendees and invited guests included Georgette Mosbacher, Chief Executive Officer of Borghese; W. Bowman Cutter III, Managing Director of Warburg Pincus; Samir Sahgal, Director of International Operations of The Boeing Company; Joe Scarborough, co-host of "Morning Joe" on MSNBC; Robert Thomson, Editor-In-Chief of The Wall Street Journal; Chrystia Freeland, Managing Editor of The Financial Times; Oleh Shamshur, Ambassador of Ukraine to the United States; Jaroslawa Johnson, Managing Partner of Chadbourne's Kyiv office; and former New York Governor George Pataki, Counsel at Chadbourne.
President Yushchenko, a leading political figure in his country and the region, has been the President of Ukraine since 2005. Since then, he has steered Ukraine in a pro-Western and generally reformist path, and has moved Ukraine toward eventual EU and NATO memberships.
Chadbourne's Kyiv office has represented a wide range of clients since 1993, among them multinational, foreign and local companies in large transactions in a variety of industries, including banking, oil exploration and refining, telecommunications, insurance, project and trade finance, pharmaceuticals and consumer products. The office has handled 14 major banking deals in the past two years.
The Firm also has offices in the region in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Almaty and Warsaw.