Igor is the youngest team member at HIL and a recent graduate from the National University “Odessa Law Academy” in the Ukraine, where he completed his Masters degree in Law. While a full-time student he worked as an intern to the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine. He then went on to work with the European Union Border Assistance Mission to Moldova and Ukraine (EUBAM). He spent some time with a private law firm before continuing his internship with the Odessa Regional Court of Appeal.
Igor also deepened his legal knowledge working as a Laboratory Assistant at the Department of Criminology and Penal Law at National University “Odessa Law Academy”, where he assisted professors with legal and scientific research. Furthermore, during his studies Igor was an active member of International Law Students Association (ILSA), as well as the Telders and Jessup Moot Court competitions. As a recognition of his excellence in education and active engagement in national and regional conferences Igor was awarded the Mayor of Odessa Stipend which gave him a free ride to completing his law degree.
Igor recently became a permanent resident of Canada after safely navigating the Express Entry process. Having learned many aspects of immigration from his own experience Igor developed a deep interest in Canadian Immigration Law and is now working towards completing the requirements to be admitted to the Law Society of Alberta.