Golaw Strengthens Its Team Of Leaders

GOLAW announces the appointment of its employees to the new key positions: Max Lebedev became a Partner at the Firm, and Iryna Kalnytska, Kateryna Manoylenko, Anatoli Grabovy, and Igor Glushko became Counsels to the Firm. 

“The GOLAW clients are our greatest value. The GOLAW team consists of real professionals, and we are confident that the new personnel changes are our investment in the future of the Firm and a guarantee of the further provision of highest quality services.”

– Valentyn Gvozdiy, Managing Partner at GOLAW

Max Lebedev, Partner, Head of Corporate and M&A Practice, Attorney at Law

Max consults foreign companies and local businesses on the issues of entering the Ukrainian market, business restructuring, and investment protection.

Max is actively developing the practice of alternative energy, having a positive experience in implementation of such projects for foreign investors. 

Being also the Head of the Private clients practice, Max’s core areas of activity include the construction of international models of business and asset ownership in Ukraine and abroad, and transferring the capital and business to heirs.

Iryna Kalnytska, Counsel, Head of Tax Practice, Attorney at Law

Iryna has an extensive experience in the field of tax law, international tax planning, and currency regulation. Her main areas of activities include structuring and support of national and international transactions, conducting legal due diligence, legal support of foreign economic monetary and credit transactions, and comprehensive support of companies’ economic activities.

Iryna consults clients on customs regulation, conducting export and import transactions, while focusing on the client’s utmost legal protection and optimising tax consequences in handling deals.

Kateryna Manoylenko, Counsel, Head of Dispute Resolution Practice, Attorney at Law

Kateryna has successful experience in comprehensive resolution of clients’ disputes. In addition to the full support of cases in courts of all instances and jurisdictions, her experience also includes the pretentious dispute resolution and support of enforcement of court decisions.

Kateryna heads the GOLAW’s team of lawyers who successfully protect clients’ interests in all types of litigation.

The Firm’s litigation practice covers, but is not limited to the resolution of complex tax disputes, disputes arising from contractual relationships and in the area of property rights protection, corporate disputes, support of bankruptcy proceedings, and settlement of labour conflicts and disputes, specialises in the use of mediation procedures, etc.

Anatoliy Graboviy, Counsel, Attorney at Law

Anatoliy specialises in civil, commercial, labour, and land law. The lawyer’s multiannual experience allows him to successfully represent the Firm’s clients in disputes in courts of all instances within the framework of civil, commercial, and administrative proceedings. 

Anatoli provides highly competent representation in the enforcement service and with private enforcers.

Anatoli provides the Firm’s clients with professional consultations on the lease relations in the course of the privatisation of state property, land plots, and the registration of ownership of real estate.

Igor Glushko, Counsel, Attorney at Law

Igor Glushko is a leading specialist in criminal law and the activities of security sector authorities of the state.

The lawyer has an extensive experience in investigating economic, official, and corruption crimes, as well as common crimes. 

Igor Glushko is an experienced specialist in protecting managers of economic entities in criminal proceedings in the field of their official activities and conducting economic activities.

For a long time, Igor has been holding managerial positions at the public prosecution bodies.


GOLAW is an international full-service law firm that was founded in 2003 and currently has offices in Kyiv, Odesa (Ukraine) and Berlin (Germany). 

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. 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 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 ben ranked among TOP 10 Leading Law Firms in Ukraine.

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