The OVCHYNNYKOV law firm

The OVCHYNNYKOV law firm is an independent law office located in Strasbourg, a true legal capital of Europe and the seat of the European Court of Human Rights.

Oleksandr OVCHYNNYKOV’s practice focuses on European and international law.

Benefiting from his knowledge of French and foreign legal systems, Oleksandr OVCHYNNYKOV assists and advises individuals and small enterprises on international investments, private international law, domestic and international dispute resolutions, international child abduction and criminal law, notably in regards to extradition.

Relying on a network of partner lawyers in different countries, Oleksandr OVCHYNNYKOV provides full and tailored advice to his clients.

Oleksandr OVCHYNNYKOV has extensive experience in international human rights law. He assists clients before the European Court of Human Rights, at all stages of proceedings, including after the delivery of a judgment finding a violation of the European Convention on Human Rights (the execution of judgments of that Court).

ECHR rules in favour of Ovchynnykov’s client

On 3 July 2018 the European Court of Human Rights delivered a judgment in the case of Volokitin and Others v. Russia (application no. 74087/10 and 13 Others), in which it held that there had been a violation of Article 1 of Protocol No. 1 to the Convention in respect of all the applicants on account of the failure by the Russian authorities to redeem Soviet-era premium bonds.

Oleksandr Ovchynnykov acted in the proceedings before the ECHR as a representative of one of the applicants who claimed the most important just satisfaction (1 million Soviet Rubles, or 8,061,316 Euros).

The ECHR fully granted the applicant’s claim relating to the violation of his right under the Convention.

Moreover, the ECHR ruled that the Russian authorities shall take all the necessary measures with a view to executing the present judgment.

Oleksandr Ovchynnykov represents clients before the ECHR on a regular basis.