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AstapovLawyers appoints a coordinator of White Collar Crime Practice

October 2010

AstapovLawyers announces the appointment of Oleg Gromovoi as coordinator of the firm's White Collar Crime Practice. This practice has significantly grown over the past years as well as the firm's litigation practice in general.

"Our services are aimed at protecting the business interests of our clients broadly defined and correlate with general support of their businesses. We deal with the cases of persecution of top-managers for criminal offences, handling all types of corporate fraud and managing the wide range of issues falling within the notion of compliance," Andrey Astapov, AstapovLawyers Managing Partner, comments.

"I'm deeply honored to be appointed to coordinate this challenging and demanding practice," says Mr. Oleh Gromovoi.

"The demand for top quality legal advice in this sensitive and complex area is growing. Our goal is to raise the standards of compliance broadly defined. International standards in this respect are what we are aiming at.

Apart from that, it is important to work to prevent criminal prosecution from being used as a method of intimidation of top managers and owners of companies. This topic is on the agenda in most of the post- soviet countries where the very special phenomenon of "corporate raidering" exist. This is exactly what Russian President Dmitry Medvedev calls "koshmarit (scare) business". Fighting this extremely complex legal and administrative phenomenon is also among our targets in developing this practice," Andrey Astapov says.

AstapovLawyers' white collar practice navigates clients through a wide range of regulatory investigations involving an element of criminal prosecution either in actuality or in potential. The Firm advises financial institutions, public companies, various businesses and their local representative offices on wide range of matters of corporate compliance and also in investigations in relation to the alleged acts of fraud, tax evasion, corruption etc.



AstapovLawyers International Law Group is one of a leading full service Law Firms in Ukraine, consistently named among the leaders of the market for quality and reliability of service as well as for the depth of expertise by major international and local legal directories. The Firm employs over 50 carefully selected and well-motivated professionals who are responsive, solution-oriented, creative and committed. Firm's key clients include Nemiroff, Soyuz-Victan, Raiffeisen Bank Central, Danone, Mriya Agroholding, Bunge, Energoatom, DEMZ, Rodovid Bank. More information about the Firm can be found at 

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