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Europe Guide

Dispute Resolution: White-Collar Crime — Ukraine

From the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Timur Bondaryev, Kateryna Gupalo and Markian Malskyy

What the team is known for Strong team often representing international FMCG and luxury brands as well as financial institutions. Handles contentious corporate, IP and competition cases. Debt recovery and bankruptcy cases are recent areas of activity. Has significant experience in international arbitration and cross-border litigation. Also advises on disputes involving white-collar crime elements.

Strengths Sources highlight the team's courtroom skills: "They have a very credible presence in court and know the case's details inside out." They appreciate the team's tactical approach to leading cases: "They have a good strategy."

Interviewees are also quick to praise the dedication and client-oriented approach of the team, with one stating: "They are attentive to the client, always ready to help, always ready to work 24 hours to resolve the problem."

Work highlights Represented Marie Brizard Wine & Spirits in a dispute relating to the bankruptcy of the client's Ukrainian subsidiary.

Acted for Mercuria Energy Group on a dispute relating to an alleged shortage of petrol and diesel valued at USD12 million.

Significant clients Archer Daniels Midland, Louis Dreyfus Company, Porsche, Raiffeisen Bank International, Puratos. 

Notable practitioners  

Markian Malskyy is well-recognised as an international arbitration specialist, with sources describing him as a "well-established authority in the field." Recent highlight instructions include representing the government of Ukraine in investment arbitration against the Netherlands.

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From the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department 
- Heads of department: Olga Prosyanyuk and Vitaliy Serdyuk
- 4 partners
- 20 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Market-leading criminal law practice known for its outstanding track record in criminal defence work. Handles white-collar crime and alleged corruption cases, and is often involved in high-profile proceedings. Advises on criminal and civil cases related to tax and suspected fraud disputes. Client base features prominent individuals as well as banks and corporates.

Strengths Multiple clients recognise the team for its extensive experience and expertise in the criminal law area. A typical comment is: "They are one of the market leaders for criminal defence and white-collar crime cases."

Other sources appreciate the client service, highlighting the "focus on the client and responsiveness."

Work highlights Representing Viktor Yanukovych, the former president of Ukraine, in multiple criminal proceedings. 

Acted for Amadeus in defence of its property rights in regards to a business centre in Kyiv, a matter that also included defence it in criminal proceedings.

Significant clients Magnezit Group, OTP Group, Alfa-Bank Ukraine, Odessa Portside Plant, Diamantbank.

Notable practitioners  

Vitaliy Serdyuk is recognised for his exceptional experience in criminal defence, attracting praise as one of "the best criminal lawyers in Ukraine." Sources add: "He can combine the theoretical with the practical, develop a good strategy and achieve good results." 

Clients praise Olga Prosyanyuk as a "very responsive, user-friendly and very helpful" lawyer. She specialises in criminal litigation, acting for corporate clients and private individuals.

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From the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Gleb Bialyi and Serhii Sviriba
- 5 partners
- 14 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Market-leading disputes practice with an excellent reputation in international arbitration and is active in cross-border litigation. Often instructed on cases involving Russia, as a result of its large parent firm there. Domestic litigation team assists clients with a broad range of commercial disputes for major domestic clientele and international financial institutions. Also boasts a notable criminal law practice. 

Strengths Clients highlight the team's market insight as its key strength. Clients also note the team's international outlook. "They understand Western legal systems," a client says. 

The group's client-oriented approach is also praised by sources. "The team is very responsive and is always in touch. They are dedicated to the client’s interests and overcome all obstacles."

Work highlights Represented Quinn Properties in two separate construction disputes with state authorities.

Acted for UkrFa in relation to antidumping and antisubsidy investigations by the Eurasian Economic Union authorities.

Significant clients EuroChem, Ukravtodor, Cyprus Popular Bank, IBRC, Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine.

Notable practitioners  

Managing partner Serhii Sviriba is recognised as one of the most prominent arbitration lawyers. He is a well-respected figure amongst market commentators, who note his "very high reputation in Ukraine." 

Sergiy Grebenyuk heads the firm's criminal law practice. Market commentators recognise him for his criminal litigation know-how. His practice includes corporate investigations, tax evasion, anti-money laundering and compliance. He also advises clients involved in alleged corruption cases.

Markiyan Kliuchkovskyi focuses on domestic and international arbitration. Sources particularly highlight his experience as a key strength: "He knows how to deal with a case and develop a strategy." Alongside general disputes, he is well known for his specialism in sports arbitration.

Gleb Bialyi oversees domestic litigation projects, lending his insight to financial disputes and disputes with state authorities. Sources appreciate his strategic approach: "He is really good at seeing the whole picture."

Senior associate Arsen Miliutin enters the rankings as a result of positive market feedback. He is mostly active on litigation cases and principally assists international clients with financial disputes and disputes with Ukrainian authorities. Sources say that "he has good experience, knowledge of law, integrity and he knows how to develop a successful case." 

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From the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Volodymyr Vashchenko and Denys Bugay

What the team is known for Reputed practice entering the new white-collar crime rankings this year. Handles a broad array of white-collar crime cases, including matters relating to fraud, corruption and tax evasion. Represents corporates and private clients.

Strengths Clients appreciate their "readiness to immediately solve non-typical and complicated tasks and problems."

Significant clients Indesit, Medimex, Saga Impex.

Notable practitioners 

Denys Bugay is a key contact for the practice.

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From the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Oleg Alyoshin and Andriy Stelmashchuk
- 4 partners
- 21 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Highly regarded litigation team instructed on complex and significant dispute resolution matters. Acts for major international corporates on disputes with state authorities as well as in high-value financial cases. Key strengths include handling real estate conflicts and significant shareholder disputes for Ukrainian clients.

Work highlights Represented Hongyang Metal Industry in a real estate ownership dispute with the Ukrainian state authorities.

Acted for a notable real estate company on a VAT dispute with tax authorities.

Significant clients Cargill, Google, Intertrans, Piraeus Bank, Shell.

Notable practitioners  

Oleg Makarov is a highly experienced, top-ranked litigator with a solid reputation in handling domestic disputes. Clients say: "He can analyse and create something new, an efficient solution, because of his experience." He lends his considerable expertise to complex, high-value conflicts. 

Managing partner Andriy Stelmashchuk is well known for his tax disputes practice. He also represents clients in real estate and commercial disputes, acting for domestic and international clients.

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Fomin & Partners

From the Chambers Europe guide

Igor Fomin of Fomin & Partners enters our new white-collar ranking as one of the leading practitioners for criminal disputes in the market. Sources commend his experience of representing high-profile individuals in "high-level cases." 

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AVER LEX

From the Chambers Europe guide

Vitaliy Serdyuk is recognised for his exceptional experience in criminal defence, attracting praise as one of "the best criminal lawyers in Ukraine." Sources add: "He can combine the theoretical with the practical, develop a good strategy and achieve good results." 

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Solodko & Partners

From the Chambers Europe guide

Evgeniy Solodko of Solodko & Partners joins our new white-collar crime rankings. He is a long-standing figure in the criminal law arena who is particularly known for acting for high-profile individuals.

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Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners

From the Chambers Europe guide

Sergiy Grebenyuk heads the firm's criminal law practice. Market commentators recognise him for his criminal litigation know-how. His practice includes corporate investigations, tax evasion, anti-money laundering and compliance. He also advises clients involved in alleged corruption cases.

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AVER LEX

From the Chambers Europe guide

Clients praise Olga Prosyanyuk as a "very responsive, user-friendly and very helpful" lawyer. She specialises in criminal litigation, acting for corporate clients and private individuals.

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