The standout team of AVER LEX commands a consistent leading position in white-collar crime (WCC), utilizing representation in high-profile economic crimes and politically-motivated prosecutions. The firm acts in the most serious cases involving leading politicians and wealthy individuals, public officials and judges, also advising prominent corporate clients and institutions. Being involved in comprehensive criminal cases, the firm is also adept at cross-border matters. The team is known for its long-lasting representation of ex-president of Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovych, in an unprecedented large-scale case with numerous proceedings and episodes; continued representation of high-level public officials, such as Yaroslav Dubnevych, a former MP of Ukraine and businessman; Igor Nasalyk, a Ukrainian politician, and former MP and ex-Minister of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine; a group of seven judges of the District Administrative Court in Kyiv. In addition, the firm extended its portfolio of projects addressing fraud and forgery, misappropriation of funds, fictitious bankruptcy, and handles corporate investigations. The largest market team has five partners on board. Vitaliy Serdyuk, one of the most recognized attorneys in Ukraine, heads the defense counsel group in resonant landmark proceedings. Olga Prosyanyuk, managing partner, acts in a multitude of challenging cases, including corruption proceedings. Igor Fedorenko handles high-stake WCC matters. Artem Drozdov took over leadership in a number of economic and corporate crime matters. Volodymyr Enich, who works alongside litigation cases, was promoted to partner. ­Andriana Fozekosh and Bogdan Bilenko are the other key members of the executive team.

Ukrainian legal heavyweight Asters commands one of the ­largest criminal law practices in the country, representing high-profile individuals and major corporates in domestic and international criminal investigations. The well-versed team is increasingly active in handling politically-motivated prosecutions and corporate crimes, financial fraud, tax evasion, money laundering, misappropriation of property, business security, and is also enlisted to handle comprehensive international criminal proceedings. The team represents TAS group in politically-motivated criminal proceedings on allegations related to the purchase of Kuznya na Rybalskomu shipyard in Kyiv; represents the former deputy CEO of a major state-owned company in criminal proceedings related to the operations of the company; defends Pelagia AS (Egersund brand), one of the largest fish suppliers, with respect to criminal proceedings connected with fraudulent actions of its counterpart to avoid payment for supplied goods. The firm has further strong capacities in handling compliance inquiries by its special anti-corruption compliance group, being retained by multinational corporates for global risk assessment on criminal liability risks for officers and employees in Ukraine. Referred for assembling and managing the strong WCC team, lead partner Sergiy Grebenyuk acts on the most complicated and sensitive cases. Orest Stasiuk, counsel, is another core team member. The most visible members of the executive team are Viktor Duma and ­Tatiana Popovska. Igor ­Voronov (previously — Sayenko Kharenko) joined the practice.

Acting as a one-stop shop in dispute resolution in Ukraine, ­EQUITY has an extensive portfolio of landmark representations of ­officials from the government sector and business leaders, as well as business owners, corporates and banks. The firm added its caseload with sensitive cases of political figures investigated by the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine. Among the most resonant public cases was the defense the Mayor of Odesa — Hennadiy Trukhanov, suspected of embezzlement of property through abuse of office. The firm also defends the interests of Ukrainian top officials and high net worth individuals, including Volodymyr Omelyan (former Minister of Infrastructure), Roman Nasirov (former head of the State Fiscal Service), Dmytro Kryuchkov (former MP, chairman of the management board of Energomerezha Holding), Maksym Mykytas (ex-President of Ukrainian State Construction Corporation Ukrbud). The team successfully defended the interests of the owners of Agricultural Holding Gavrylivski Kurchata as its top management was charged with criminal proceedings on facts of violation of environmental safety rules and creation of a criminal organization. The sizeable team working on white-collar crime projects is guided by a number of partners — well-regarded Oleksandr Lysak, experienced Vyacheslav Krahlevych and Taras Poshyvanuyk. Luminary Yaroslav Zeikan has over 40 years of practical experience. Senior partner Viktor Barsuk plays the role of the firm’s key strategist.

Highly-specialized in white-collar crime and a dispute resolution boutique, VB PARTNERS is customarily involved in resonant representations in the investigation of fraud, money laundering, misappropriation of funds and assets, tax evasion and fictitious bankruptcy, abuse of office, negligence and illegal enrichment. The team has experience in Interpol proceedings, and rapidly develops an investigations area. In a recent highlight the team renders defense of a former board member of the National Bank of Ukraine in criminal proceedings regarding the issue of a refinancing loan to one of Ukraine’s commercial banks; protects the interests of shareholders and top managers of banks (Delta Bank Ukraine, Delta Bank Belarus, Khreschatyk Commercial Bank, Сommercial Bank Premium, Omega Bank, etc.) in a number of criminal proceedings, including those on the facts of asset misappropriation, abuse of office and money laundering. The team represents the interests of the former First Deputy Minister of Justice of Ukraine (2015-2018) in a criminal case on suspicion of theft, to ensure a peaceful settlement of a dispute between Golden Mandarin Oil and Ukraine in the European Court of Human Rights and subsequently enforce this decision in Ukraine. The team is also retained by industrial and mining companies. For example, Glukhov Quartzite Quarry was successfully represented in criminal proceedings on illegal mining in 2019-2020. The practice has three partners on board. Renowned Ukrainian criminal defense attorney Denys Bugay is a go-to professional for banking clients. Oleksandr Lukianenko is another key partner, being especially active in cases involving fraud and corruption. Denys Shkarovsky, promoted to partner, develops the practice of investigations and corporate security.

Sayenko Kharenko’s white-collar criminal defense team is known for its core focus on corporate crime matters, tax evasion, embezzlement, unlawful appropriation of funds, fraud, cyber and data protection crimes. As a full-service firm with a stellar bench of clients, the firm regularly advises major corporations on preventive measures, criminal law risks and compliance, potential consequences of criminal prosecution. The WCC team represents the interests of Oshadbank in criminal proceedings in connection with possible misappropriation, embezzlement and tax evasion at the pre-trial investigation stage; defends the rights of Power Construction Corporation of China Limited in a criminal investigation. The firm further continues defending the interests of the Auchan group of companies within a high-profile case on the illegal alienation of land plots in Odesa Region, and advising Porsche Finance Group companies on criminal law matters. The firm is enlisted to represent officials, and continued acting for ex-first deputy Minister of Justice Nataliya Bernatskaya in criminal proceedings on facts of malpractice. The sizeable white-collar criminal defense team is led by partners Sergiy Smirnov, who is mostly known for representing international corporate clients, and long-standing market insider Yevgeniy Solodko, who conducts criminal defense of officials. The team includes Zlata Simonenko, Volodymyr Adonin and Yevhen Myroshnykov. Ario Dehghani leads the firm’s compliance practice. In December 2020 the firm opened an office in Strasbourg for the protection of its clients at the European Court of Human Rights.

With a network of branches across Ukraine Barristers attorneys at law enjoys its deep focus on protecting politicians, businessmen, government officials, top managers of private corporations and banks in criminal prosecutions. During 2020 this sizeable team handled dozens of resonant politically-motivated cases. The landmark projects portfolio include representing Petro Poroshenko, Ukrainian politician and businessman, fifth President of Ukraine, currently MP and chairman of the European Solidarity political party in a series of criminal proceedings; representation of Hennadii Korban, Ukrainian statesman and politician, businessman, member of the Supervisory Board of Ukrnafta; representation of Mykhailo Bekker, founder of the bridge building enterprise Moststroy LLC in criminal proceedings in a resonant case regarding a bridge in Dnipro. The firm also continues to represent Oleh Bakhmatiuk, Ukrainian businessman and politician, owner of UkrLandFarming PLC, former head of VAB Bank, who is suspected of carrying out embezzlement of funds. Partners Kostiantyn Globa, Oleksii Shevchuk, Andrii Levkovets, Denys Ponomarenko, Elvira Lazarenko, Illia Novikov lead the sizeable criminal defense team.

The dispute resolution powerhouse of Ilyashev & Partners maintains a well-versed criminal law practice, acting for corporate clients, businessmen, top managers and public officials. The firm provides representation in regulatory offenses, fraud and money laundering cases, including advising on execution of international investigative commissions, takeover of criminal proceedings from abroad, extradition support, legal support of cyber-crime cases, appeals against the decisions of law-enforcement agencies. Recent significant projects of note include representing the interests of the State Enterprise Antonov as the victim party in criminal proceedings against the Federal Agency of Air Transport of the Russian Federation (Rosaviation) and the German company AMTES GmbH, accused of forging documents on the An-124-100 aircraft’s modification; protecting the interests of nine top managers of a Ukrainian bank in criminal proceedings over the embezzlement of a bank’s property through abuse of official position; and comprehensive protection of the interests of a Ukrainian businessman in criminal proceedings on suspicion of obtaining unlawful benefits for influencing officials and deputies of Kyiv City Council regarding the approval of documents and the adoption of appropriate decisions on the renewal of a land lease agreement. Denys Nienov is highly visible across criminal defense cases. The dedicated team includes ­Yevgen Solovyov, Galyna Lefor, Mykola Burtovyi, ­Kostiantyn Kryvenko, Lesya Moroz (Samarina). The team is supervised by two partners, Mikhail ­Ilyashev and Roman Marchenko.

Year over year GOLAW has been actively protecting business from criminal prosecution and interference with legitimate commercial activity. The firm’s practice, in particular, covers support for clients at all stages of criminal proceedings; provides legal support to the negotiation process on the return of illegally-retained assets and documentation; represents the interests of the client before law-enforcement agencies; organizes the process of determining the amount of material damages caused by punishable criminal actions, etc. The team acted on cases involving the seizure and legalization of state funds, abuse of official position, fraud, fraudulent takeover of property, misappropriation, tax evasion, suspicions of financing of terrorism, illegal collection of personal data and forgery, hacker actions. Igor Glushko heads the criminal and white-collar defense practice. Angelika Moisieieva, partner, has considerable practical experience as a forensic attorney in criminal cases with an economic component, and proceedings related to the investigation of crimes allegedly committed by public officials.

The criminal practice of Ario Law Firm is known for its experience in resonant and difficult cases. The team handles dozens of projects related to representing the interests of victims of legal entities, the interests of suspects and other victims of illegal actions by law-enforcement agencies. The team possesses expertise in investigating business activities, official crimes, crimes related to private property. Most recently the team has been representing farmers as victims of harvest theft; represents the interests of the families of victims of flight PS752 of Ukraine International Airlines downed in Iran; defends the interests of victims of financial pyramid B2B Jewelry, fighting to impose arrest on the property of the organizers and its transfer to ARMA. Its client portfolio includes Pishchansky Quarry, Lviv mayor Andriy ­Sadovy, members of local councils, officials, well-known human rights activists, and others. Yevhen Hrushovets is lead partner with strong visibility across the criminal practice. The key executive team includes Vladyslav Hryshchenko, Yaroslav Serbin and Michael ­Golovaniov.

The criminal law boutique GRACERS rapidly grew its practice throughout 2020. The dedicated team gained a remarkable following among owners, top managers, private and corporate clients in cases involving fraud, embezzlement, misappropriation, etc. Among the recent public cases is representation of Evgeniy Dykhne, president of Ukraine International Airlines, former general director of State Enterprise Boryspil International Airport, in accusations of abuse of authority with regard to concluding agreements on leases for premises at the airport with commercial entities. The head of the supervisory board of Vernum Bank PJSC is defended on suspicion of complicity in taking the funds of a criminal group in the course of purchase of portable drilling devices and withdrawal of property that was under arrest. The team, as lead by Serhii Lysenko, managing partner, is involved in many resonant criminal proceedings. Liudmila Kusa is another important practitioner.

The white-collar crime practice of ADER HABER, as lead by Eleonora Salova, senior associate, encompasses fraud investigations, money laundering, misappropriation and embezzlement, tax evasion and fictitious bankruptcy, abuse of authority, negligence and illicit enrichment, and defense of public figures from political persecutions. The team represents the interests of legal entities in criminal proceedings in order to minimize possible risks and related negative consequences, also possessing significant experience of Interpol-related matters. The firm represents private clients in a pre-trial investigation of the legalization of funds obtained illegally. It is also hired to conduct analysis of criminal risks in clients’ activity, especially in IT.

The white-collar crime and business defense practice at Alekseev, Boyarchukov and Partners encompasses legalization of property obtained by criminal means, forgery, inaccurate information declaration, abuse of office. Clients include well-known political figures, members of the Ukrainian Parliament, officials of banks and private companies. Among the representative cases is representing the MP Volodymyr Makeyenko in a pre-trial investigation of the Pryamyi TV Channel case; Altera Vest (Carlo Pazolini) in criminal proceedings under legalization of illegally obtained property, tax evasion in especially large amounts, forgery. Kostyantyn Rybachkovskiy is lead partner.

Criminal defense law firm CREDENCE is experienced in anti-corruption cases, international legal defense, including escalations, sanctions, legal tracing. One of the most resonant and high-profile cases is representing Mr. Ivan Gelyukh, CEO of DTEK Grids LLC, the largest private energy company in Ukraine, Borys Lisovyi, general director of DTEK Vostokenegro, on the Rotterdam+ formula, in the investigation by the Anti-Corruption Committee and criminal proceedings arisen from the investigation. The firm handles representation of Mr. Vladyslav Kaskiv, ex-chief of the State Agency for Investment and National ­Project Management, in a dispute with the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) in connection with its internal investigations on malpractice and abuse of official position. Vadym Novinskiy, businessman, ex-MP of the Ukrainian Parliament, is represented in a criminal procedure in connection with his political and business activities on the territory of Ukraine. The firm has experience of representing clients before European Courts on nullification of sanctions and restrictions as well as in negotiations with representatives of other countries on extradition of Ukrainian citizens. Senior partner Artyom Trekke and Vasil Farinnik are the key points of contact.

In 2020 the domestic law firm ESQUIRES demonstrated a solid portfolio of criminal assignments, involving cases of abuse of official position, illegal takeover, fraud, misappropriation and embezzlement. The team’s recent experience includes defense in criminal proceedings of a large Ukrainian logistics center; preventing the raider seizure of an enterprise, the owner of a unique property in Ukraine for cooling, sorting, transportation and processing of frozen products, preventing the withdrawal and misappropriation of company assets; initiation and support of a pre-trial investigation of criminal proceedings aimed at protecting the interests of a society from unlawful disposal of real estate belonging to it in Kyiv. Opanas Karlin is lead partner.

In 2020 EUCON Legal Group boosted its criminal law practice with cases of misappropriation of state funds, forgery and abuse of authority around Kyiv city development matters. The firm maintains representation of clients in tax evasion and customs-related matters, as well as abuse of authority around insolvent banks. The practice is co-headed by two partners. Yevhen Petrenko is traditionally present in tax evasion cases and anti-raiding. The focus of Hanna Shyshko is on criminal defense of officials accused of economic and financial crime.

The criminal practice of Gramatskiy & Partners is divided into business protection led by Oleksandr Koval, and criminal defense headed by Mykola Voitovich. The firm represents corporate entities during searches and investigative actions, interrogations, answering inquiries from investigative authorities. The firm handled dozens of criminal proceedings over the course of 2020. Protecting a group of IT companies against the Security Service of Ukraine and Department of Cyberpolice was a significant case. The firm is often enlisted for representation in the course of financial investigations carried out by the tax authorities.

Juscutum Law Firm acts for corporate clients in terms of business crime matters. It also represents state officials and PEPs. The firm is primarily known for its business protection practice, and represented Ukrayinska Prodovolcha Hrupa LLC, large producer of turkey meat in Ukraine, in preventing a hostile takeover of its business. In addition, the firm has a traditional strong following among IT clients. For example, the team represented ELKO Ukraine, involved in the implementation of the project of the Unified Electronic Ticket in Kyiv, in the course of an investigation and during a search and lifted seizures on property. Juscutum represented Ruslan Makogonchuk, a high-ranking State Police officer, in two criminal cases: on charges of bribery and in the prosecution of the main police for illegal actions against him and his reinstatement in the State Police. Stanislav Borys, counsel, is the key contact.

LCF Law Group has boosted its criminal law practice through its merger with Sheverdin & Partners in April 2020. Selected highlights include representations in the course of suspected money laundering, forgery and misappropriation, abuse of authority, fraud, and also representing the interests of victims. Maksym Sheverdin leads the practice.

Kharkiv-based Shkrebets & Partners has a formidable criminal defense practice handling representation of officials of regional state authorities, former members of Parliament, as well as corporate clients and their officials in a wide range of criminal proceedings. Their clients include Ukrainian politician and businessman Petro Dyminsky and a number of former MPs, in particular, Nadia Savchenko. The 10-attorney strong team is lead by the firm’s partner, Oleksii Meniv.

A significant part of the criminal practice of Sokolovskyi & Partners is protection in criminal proceedings under tax evasion. During the period under research the team provided clients with legal assistance in tax evasion cases and proceedings related to crimes in the field of economic activity and violation of safety rules during the performance of work with increased danger. Another area of the firm’s expertise is forensic work and conducting corporate investigations to reveal fraud. Tetiana Lysovets, senior partner, leads the practice.

Ukrainian law firm Vdovychen & Partners is traditionally active in various criminal issues. The spectrum of representations encompasses fraud, theft, tax evasion, appeals against property arrests and property seizure. Selected significant cases include protecting the interests of bank officials in criminal proceedings on the fact of embezzlement; protection of client interests within the framework of criminal proceedings on the fact of tax evasion; defense of a client and a client’s officials from criminal prosecution in several criminal proceedings on alleged theft of state property. Oleg Vdovychen, managing partner, is the key figure.

AMBER Law Company has a group of criminal defense practitioners rendering legal assistance on white-collar and business-related crimes. The firm is active in tax litigation and also represents its ­clients in tax evasion matters and removing arrests from the property of ­clients. The key individuals are Serhii Peresunko, Liudmyla Koziatnyk, who are guided by Semen Khanin.

Ante Law Firm handles representation in the criminal proceedings of its clients from aviation, life sciences, agrarian, media and private clients. Andriy Guck, managing partner, represented Mr. Zurab Alasania, the head of the National Public Broadcasting Company of Ukraine, top officials of the State Aviation Service of Ukraine and top managers in various economic crimes proceedings. The firm renders legal support to its long-standing client, Zdravo LLC, in the course of state procurement procedures under investigation of local police and State Security Service offices in a few regions of Ukraine. DFU Agro, Sanofi-Aventis Ukraine, Lutsk Foods were among the clients that generated most white-collar defense work in 2020. Andriy Guck, managing partner, is the team leader.

AS Legal, an Odesa-based law firm, is focused on litigation and criminal defense. The firm represented Mr. Yehiazaryan Bahrat, the founder of the road construction company Basalt in criminal proceedings based on an economic dispute in the form of accusations by a counterparty of the quality of services provided and payment for services performed; defends Trans-Ocean Ekspress LLC, which is accused of misappropriating funds. The firm’s recent portfolio contains sound representations of an individual who received body injuries in connection with his active citizenship role and professional activities. The practice is headed by Diana Yakovleva.

AVELLUM defends its corporate and private clients against criminal persecution in Ukraine and in foreign jurisdictions, dealing throughout cross-border criminal investigations, money laundering, fraud and embezzlement cases. In addition, the team assists with assessing corruption risks in the course of M&A transactions. Kostiantyn Likarchuk rejoined the firm as a senior partner in January 2021 and is particularly keen on the international aspects of WCC. Andriy Fortunenko is a certified fraud examiner whose focus is global investigations and WCC.

The Kyiv office of Baker McKenzie handles representation before law-enforcement authorities with respect to various issues related to criminal proceedings, including support during investigation actions, representation in courts, and cancellation of arrest over assets. The practice group is headed by dispute resolution partner Ihor Siusel.

The Kyiv dispute resolution team at CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang, as led by the firm’s counsel Olga Shenk, provides assistance on white-collar crime, including: embezzlement, forgery, bribery, identity theft, money laundering, misappropriation cases. The firm also conducts training on the FCPA and the UK Bribery Act. With the arrival of the life sciences and healthcare team headed by Borys Danevych, the firm expanded its practice in complex regulatory related criminal investigations regarding the pharmaceutical industry, specifically in the counterfeiting of medicines and medical devices area. The team represents most top global pharmaceutical companies as criminal complainants in the most significant criminal investigation on counterfeiting and illicit trade in medicines in Ukraine, also advising several other industry leaders in this investigation.

The Kyiv office of DLA Piper[1] handled complex, high-stake multijurisdictional compliance and investigation matters, acting for both Ukrainian and international corporate clients. The team is also attracted to conduct criminal and compliance risk assessment within the framework of corporate deals. Partner Olga Vorozhbyt heads the litigation and regulatory practice. Artem Krykun-Trush is an important member of the team.

EVERLEGAL actively extended the scope of projects in criminal law practice, broadening representation in criminal proceedings and investigations of white-collar crimes, abuse of power by government ­authorities against business and economic crimes. The team maintains representation of the interests of Resilient a.s., Agromino in criminal proceedings in cases connected with resonant raiding attacks carried out against farm fields. The firm’s recent portfolio contains cases of administrative offenses, proceedings deriving from construction projects, property seizure. The head of practice is Tetiana Pavliukovets. Oleksandr Ruzhytskyi is lead partner.

Lviv-based First Chair Legal represents foreign companies and officials in matters relating to white-collar prosecution. The recent scope of work includes criminal proceedings involving tax evasion, corruption, public procurement. Oleg Kyryievskyi, managing partner, heads the practice.

Domestic tax boutique ID Legal Group provides tax advisory and criminal defense services for tax offenses and evasion cases. Oleg Dobrovolskyi is named the responsible partner.

Odesa-based Interlegal handles criminal proceedings centered on business protection. In 2020 the team acted in protecting the interests of the owner of cargo in a case of theft of cargo from a terminal; protected a bank in criminal proceedings on recovery of credit funds. Karyna Gorovaya and Ellina Romanova, senior associates, lead the practice.

Odesa-based law firm Jurline represents the interests of clients in criminal proceedings for tax evasion, legalization of proceeds from crime, fraud, misappropriation and embezzlement of property, illegal enrichment, abuse of office; other offenses in the field of official and professional activities related to the provision of public services. Partner Maxim Kapelist heads the practice.

Known as a top tax firm, KM Partners possesses profound experience in the defense of clients in criminal proceedings on tax evasion. Over the last few years the team represented clients’ officials in dozens of proceedings qualified as tax evasion and achieved court acquittals or closure of criminal proceedings against clients at the pre-trial stage. Alexander Shemiatkin and Alexander Minin act as practice leads.

Ukrainian law firm KPD Consulting is called upon to give legal assistance in criminal proceedings acting for top management and owners of large companies. The team is present in matters of tax crime, fraud, illegal takeover, and is often hired by Ukrainian and international banks, financial companies, lessors, automobile dealers, industrial, transport, manufacturing companies. The team renders comprehensive support of criminal proceedings in fraud and illegal operations with collateral in the interests of the Porsche Group of Companies with the actual involvement of the guilty to criminal responsibility and received a conviction by the court which came into force. Another current representation is protecting the management of Complex ­Libidskiy JSC in criminal proceedings on white-collar crimes with acquittal of the client based on the results of the investigation. Kyrylo Kazak is lead partner.

Kharkiv-based Krolevetskyi & Partners provides legal assistance to officials of large state-owned enterprises and state authorities in criminal proceedings on alleged misappropriation, tax evasion, abuse of power at the stage of pre-trial investigation and court proceedings. The firm represented the interests of the top managers of State ­Enterprise Plant Electrotyazhmash, who are accused of machinations involving the firm’s funds. Illia Tkachenko heads the practice.

Legal Alliance Company, which is focused on the pharmaceuticals and healthcare sector, demonstrates an established workflow of criminal matters, including fictitious business, misappropriation, abuse of power, forgery of documents, declaring false information. In particular, the team represents a group of pharmaceutical companies as victims in a transnational criminal case related to the falsification of medicinal products. The team also defends a client who is suspected of the high-profile murder of journalist Pavlo Sheremet. Partners Taras Bezpalyy and Ilya Kostin are engaged in high-profile cases.

White-collar crime practice is one of the main staples of the new ambitious market brand name called Legal House Group. The team represents corporate clients across a wider range of criminal proceedings involving larceny with abuse of authority and disclosure of state secrets, misappropriating property, fraudulent conversion of funds, money laundering, violation of the procedure for international transfers of goods, etc. The team secures protection of the general director advisor’s interests under a case on preventing and combating corruption at the NNEGC Energoatom. Denis Ovcharov is lead partner.

The criminal practice of Legal & Economic Security (LES) ­demonstrates a rise in incoming requests. According to the results of its work in 2020, the rights and interests of 60 victims in criminal proceedings were protected, and decisions on the closure of 85 criminal proceedings in the sphere of economic and official activity were provided. Partners Serhiy Kolisnyk and Dmytro Bezmal are key contacts.

The dispute resolution team of Redcliffe Partners has certified criminal defense attorneys focused on assisting with legal, commercial and reputational risks associated with regulatory and white-collar crime issues, including tax and anti-corruption legislation. Furthermore, the team, as led by Sergiy Gryshko, represented Vlad Tsilytsky in criminal proceedings against police officers on charges of torturing him due to his participation in the Euromaidan revolution.

The Kyiv branch of Belarusian firm SBH Law Offices has a white-collar crime practice focused on various asset protection matters. ­Clients include business owners and public officials. Kseniya ­Prokonova, partner in Ukraine, left the firm in April 2021.


[1] Effective 14 June 2021, the Kyiv office of DLA Piper was acquired by Kinstellar.