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VB Partners Law Firm

Firm Profile

Kiev

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  • Podyezd 13, BC "Bashnya #5", Rybalskaya Str., 22
  • Kiev
  • Kyiv City Municipality
  • Ukraine
  • 01011

Firm profile submitted by VB Partners Law Firm

Managing Partners: Volodymyr Vashchenko, Denys Bugay
Number of partners: 3
Number of lawyers: 11
Languages: English, Russian, Ukrainian

VB PARTNERS — is a national boutique law firm specialising in white-collar crime and dispute resolution.

Unique experience in these areas allows the firm to provide effective tools to settle conflicts with the state or an unfair counterparty.

Thanks to niche expertise, clients receive the highest level of advice, individual approach and personal involvement of partners in projects. 

The firm's expertise is recognised by all international and national professional researches.

PRACTICE AREAS:Dispute Resolution/LitigationWhite Collar Crime

White-Collar Crime/Criminal Law:

- Comprehensive support of criminal proceedings against manufacturers of counterfeit products and the use of international brand products in Ukraine
- Support of extradition procedures in different jurisdictions, representation of clients in the bodies of Interpol, etc.
- Protection of Delta bank owners and officials in criminal proceedings initiated in connection with economic activities
- Representation of interests of the former acting Minister of Agrarian Policy of Ukraine in criminal proceedings
- Representation of the interests of the Chairman of the Board of Ukrainian bank in the criminal proceedings on the fact of embezzlement of funds, the pre-trial investigation of which is carried out by the General Prosecutor's Office of Ukraine
- Representation of interests of the agricultural holding (1 of top-6 agricultural companies of Ukraine, which is currently controlled by investors, particularly from the US, 77-th largest company in Ukraine according to Forbes), in the criminal proceedings on the facts of misappropriation of Bank's credit funds by the former owners and officials of this holding in a fraudulent way on especially large scale
- Protection of Bank Khreshatyk owners and officials in criminal proceedings initiated in connection with economic activities, in particular concerning suspicions of embezzlement of the bank's property and bringing the bank to insolvency.
Key clients: Shareholders of Delta Bank, Shareholders of Bank Khreschatyk, Shareholders of Commercial Bank Premium, Top-managers of USB Bank, Mriya agroholding, British American Tobacco Ukraine, Whirlpool Ukraine, etc.
Contact: Denys Bugay, partner, attorney-at-law 
Tel: +38 (044) 581-16-33 
Email: [email protected]

Dispute Resolution/Litigation:
- Representation of the shareholders of the Сommercial Bank Premium in a dispute on cancelation of the Resolution of the National Bank of Ukraine with respect to recall of the banking license and bank’s resolution
- Representation the interests of client in a lawsuit against the Rodovid Bank for the recovery of credit debt amounting to 24.94 mln. USD
- Representation of LUKOIL Aviation Ukraine, subsidiary of Lukoil Oil Company interests in an appeal of recognizing the decision of the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine invalid
- Representation of the shareholders of Bank Khreshatyk in disputes with the depositors of the Bank for the recovery of damages
- Representation of the shareholder of Classic Bank in the court proceeding on cancellation of the NBU resolutions on declaring the bank insolvent and its liquidation as well as decisions of the Deposit Guarantee Fund on the introduction of the interim administration and liquidator
- Representation the interests of KIT Yekaterinburg, shopping mall which belongs to Mallino Development Group in a dispute on the return of the trade and business center with the total area of 27 thousand sq. m.
Key clients: Prosperity Capital Management, KIT Yekaterinburg, shopping mall that belongs to Mallino Development Group; Nykolaevsky Alumina Plant, one of the world's most energy efficient refineries with the highest level of automation across CIS; shareholders of Bank Khreshatyk, Classic Bank and Commercial Bank Premium, subsidiaries of LUKOIL Oil Company, Whirlpool Ukraine, etc.
Contact: Volodymyr Vashchenko, partner, attorney-at-law 
Tel: +38 (044) 581-16-33 
Email: [email protected]

Tаx:
- Representation of client's interests in legal proceedings for the restoration of the amount of VAT in the Electronic Administration System, which was reduced due to forgery of documents for obtaining the electronic digital signature of the company’s director and issuing counterfeit tax bills ("stolen VAT") on their basis. The peculiarity of the process is that this is one of the first such trials in Ukraine. The judicial practice of such cases is absent. At the moment, a unique legal position has been developed that has not yet been applied in the courts of Ukraine yet
- Defense of Glukhov Quartzite Quarry’s interests in a trial on the prosecutor’s suit for recovery of 4.2 mln. UAH income from mining
- Representation of Ukraine Estate Management in administrative process regarding the implementation of changes in the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine’s electronic administration system VAT
- Representation of LUK-Avia Oil interests in appeal of tax notice - decision on additional excise tax charge and VAT due to changes in the goods’ code after customs clearance
- Defense of Nikolayev Alumina Refinery’s interests (a major Ukrainian alumina facility) in a trial regarding the recognition of Nikolaev Customs’ inactivity which led to a delay in the clearance of goods as illegal
Key clients: Nykolaevsky Alumina Plant, one of the world's most energy efficient refineries with the highest level of automation across CIS; LUK-Avia Oil interests, a subsidiary of LUKOIL Oil Company, one of the world’s largest oil companies in appeal of tax notice; LUKOIL Aviation Ukraine, a subsidiary of LUKOIL Oil Company, Glukhov Quartzite Quarry, etc.
Contact: Volodymyr Vashchenko, partner, attorney-at-law 
Tel: +38 (044) 581-16-33 
Email: [email protected]

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