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Denys Bugay

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Attorney-at-Law, Partner at VB PARTNERS law firm specializing in White-collar crime, GR, Corporate law and disputes.


Attorney-at-law, 15 years of experience.

In 2005, founded VB PARTNERS boutique law firm, which is acknowledged among TOP-50 most successful law firms in Ukraine for many years.

Mr. Bugay has considerable experience in in handling projects in oil, gas, alcohol, tobacco industries, as well as in the banking and media sectors. 

Denys Bugay is an expert in the field of White-Collar Crime, which is confirmed by practical experience in the form of dozens of successful cases in the banking sector, as well as recognition from such prestigious research as Best Lawyers, Who is Who Legal, Legal Awards, Ukrainian Law Firms. Hanbook for foreign clients.

For four years in a row is named one of the 10 most active lawyers in Ukraine.

Experience: (1) the central office of National Bank of Ukraine, (2) investment company with foreign capital (3) supervisory board of Ukrainian Media Holding - one of the 15 largest media companies of the post-soviet world (Forbes, Football, Korrespondent, Vogue, etc.), (4) supervisory board of a large Ukrainian bank.

Certified expert on qualification development events for Ukrainian attorneys and the reformer of the legal profession at the Council on Judicial Reform under the President of Ukraine.

Social activities:

President of the Ukrainian Bar Associassion (UBA) re-elected for the second time. UBA is a leading legal community which unites more than 6000 members, consists of 21 regional offices and 23 committees from different areas of law. Approximately 400 events, including 15 large-scale annual conferences are held each year.

Current personal projects: development of proposals (1) to the draft law "On Advocacy and Legal Practice in Ukraine" (2) to the Criminal Procedure Code and (3) to the draft Law of Ukraine "On the High Council of Justice"; (4) Project of bringing to justice judges which violated human rights during mass protests related to Euromaidan.

Member of the working group on reforms of the legal profession with the Council on judicial reform under President of Ukraine.

Supports and implements new project "Tomorrow’s lawyer" - the first national program of professional development for lawyers. More than 700 people filed their applications. 100 advocates selected from all over the country will be trained to foster communication skills, management and leadership. The program is implemented in partnership with the Canadian Bureau for International Education and funded by the Government of Canada.


Ukrainian, Russian, English


Ukrainian Bar Association (UBA) - President, International Bar Association (IBA), The Control and Disciplinary Committee (CDC) of the Football Federation of Ukraine


National Yaroslav the Wise Law Academy of Ukraine, Kharkiv (2001); Open World Program, Washington (started by US Congress) (2008); Ukrainian School of Political Studies, Kiev (2009); Summer University for Democracy of the Schools of Political Studies of the Council of Europe, Strasbourg (2009).


Box, skiing.


Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

VB PARTNERS joins the ranking having handled significant corporate matters last year. Denys Bugay assisted asset manager Prosperity Capital Management with the transfer of shares in a liquidated Ukrainian company, which was made complex because shares had been suspended by the National Securities and Stock Market Commission.

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Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

VB PARTNERS handles complex corporate, commercial and regulatory disputes and Oleksandr Lukianenko is the lead partner. With Denys Bugay, he led Khreshchatyk Commercial Bank's challenge against the National Bank of Ukraine's decision to recognise the bank as insolvent.

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White-collar crime

Within: Leading individuals

Denys Bugay - VB PARTNERS

Within: White-collar crime

VB PARTNERS is a national litigation and white-collar criminal law boutique that frequently handles cases concerning fraud, money laundering, misappropriation of funds and assets, tax evasion, fictitious bankruptcy, abuse of office, negligence and illegal enrichment. Denys Bugay acted for Mriya Agroholding, which made submissions to the National Anti-Corruption Bureau as the victim of white-collar crimes.

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