We are pleased to announce that GOLAW has successfully defended the interests of one of the largest Ukrainian alcoholic beverage manufacturers Galicia Distillery in a tax dispute regarding the recognition of the tax notification-decisions amounting to about $500 thousand as illegal and its subsequent abolition.

The main reason for the penalties accrual was allegedly a violation of settlements timing by the manufacturer in course of its foreign economic activity. However, GOLAW attorneys managed to refute the illegal accusations of the fiscal authority and to prove that the implementation of the latest penalties' calculations did not meet the requirements of the law and are ungrounded.

The interests of Galicia Distillery were represented by Counsel, Head of Tax practice Iryna Kalnytska, Counsel, Head of Dispute Resolution practice Kateryna Manoylenko and Associate Kristina Kolchynska.


Galicia Distillery – one of the largest alcoholic beverage manufacturers in Ukraine. The company produces liqueurs, cognac, brandy, calvados and others alcoholic beverages under various brand names.


GOLAW – is an international full-service law firm that was founded in 2003 and currently has offices in Kyiv, Odesa (Ukraine) and Berlin (Germany). GOLAW provides sophisticated legal advice and reliable legal assistance in all major sectors, including agribusiness, retail and FMCG, healthcare and pharmaceuticals, financial services, energy and natural resources, transportation and infrastructure, internet technology, and real estate.

The firm’s client portfolio includes large and medium-sized, national and foreign companies, banks and financial institutions, as well as private investors doing business in Ukraine or entering local markets.

The firm has been recognized by several prestigious international and Ukrainian rankings, such as The Legal 500, Chambers & Partners, IFLR 1000, Best Lawyers, Legal Awards and has been ranked among TOP 10 Leading Law Firms in Ukraine.

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