Managing Associate / Head of International Relations & Business Development

Sergiy Burnus joined Sterling & Law Associates LLP in 2015 as the Head of International Relations and Business Development. He focuses on the firm’s business development and growth through the introduction of new areas of legal practice, client base growth and implementation of marketing and public relations strategy.

Sergiy is responsible for the expansion of the firm’s corporate immigration law practice, setting up new business partnerships, maintaining high-level contacts with corporate and individual clients, governmental authorities and international organisations. Sergiy coordinates consular assistance work and acts as the first point of contact for clients and a direct liaison with various Embassies worldwide.

Sergiy Burnus combines legal and advocacy skills with strategic experience developed over years of work on an extensive variety of legislative, regulatory, and policy projects. He is a qualified lawyer in Ukraine and has considerable experience with the International Capital Market Association (ICMA) and leading Ukrainian law firm Asters, where he was extensively involved in legal advisory, government relations and business development work in banking and finance, capital markets, M&A, foreign investments and international trade areas.

He has a great deal of experience in acting for financial institutions, international corporations, high net worth individuals, entrepreneurs and innovative start-ups in connection with multi-jurisdictional projects.

Sergiy represents the firm at networking events, regularly speaks at conferences and writes articles on various legal, regulatory and business issues.


  • Ukraine (2007)


  • University of Reading, UK (LLM in EU Law) (2011)
  • Henley Business School, ICMA Centre (2011)
  • National Law Academy of Ukraine, Kharkiv (Master of Law) (2004)


  • English
  • Ukrainian
  • Russian

Contact Sergiy Burnus:

Phone: +44 (0) 20 7822 8535

Fax: +44 (0) 20 7183 7379

E-mail: sergiy [at]

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