Sergio Filonenko Kibu

Education: Degree in Law and Master in International private law from the Complutense University of Madrid.

Admitted:  2011 Madrid Bar Association, England & Wales

as a Registered Foreign Lawyer (RFL).

Year Joined: 2022

Languages: English, Ukrainian, Spanish, Polish, Russian

Sergio Filonenko Kibu


Sergio Filonenko Kibu is an Abogado and is admitted to practise in England & Wales as a Registered Foreign Lawyer (RFL). He is an associate based in the London office.

Sergio assists commercial clients with a range of contentious and non-contentious matters.  He is a highly regarded, astute lawyer advising on challenging cross-border disputes, including debt collection, contractual disputes and breach of contract.  Sergio advised on a complex high-value international financial disputes across several jurisdictions. He also assists businesses with drafting shareholder agreements, share purchases, mergers and acquisitions and security agreements.

Sergio also has extensive experience assisting high-net-worth individuals with the acquisition of real estate, both residential and commercial, in excess of €10 million across the globe.  Sergio’s meticulous due diligence, with regard to large commercial real estate transactions, ensures that the investment is sound and also limits the exposure to risk, providing an outcome in line with the clients’ objectives.  He is also able to assist with regulatory issues surrounding such investment.

Sergio leads the Ukrainian division and is assisting Ukrainian clients with immigration applications for visas for Ukrainians with family members in the UK, as well as applications for visas for Ukrainian citizens wishing to join their relatives in Italy, Spain, Portugal.  Sergio will guide the applications working closely with each country’s government department to accelerate the visa applications.

Furthermore, Sergio can advise private clients on inheritance, drafting wills for foreign nationals with overseas assets including Spanish real estate, he can also assist with probate and inheritance disputes.  Sergio also advises on cross-border divorce, establishing the financial and child arrangements.  With regard to criminal defence Sergio has assisted British nationals arrested in Spain for various offences.

Languages: English, Ukrainian, Spanish, Polish, Russian