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GOLAW
19B INSTYTUTSKA STREET
SUITE 29
01021 KIEV
Ukraine

Employment Tier 2

GOLAW focuses predominantly on disputes related to the dismissal or transfer of employees, as well as cases concerning reinstatement, the payment of salaries and compensation, and matters involving the material responsibility of employees. Dispute resolution head Kateryna Manoylenko and counsel Kateryna Tsvetkova jointly lead the employment practice and they are noted for their representation of high-profile individuals, large foreign and Ukrainian banks, and global brands in the pharmaceuticals and apparel sectors.

Practice head(s):

Kateryna Manoylenko; Kateryna Tsvetkova

Key clients

Kateryna Amosova

Officials of Bogomolets National Medical University

Ukrainian judges

Energy Tier 2

GOLAW has a prominent role in renewable energy projects in Ukraine, providing comprehensive legal support for project development and corporate transactions in the solar and wind energy sectors. Finance partner Sergiy Oberkovych and corporate partner Max Lebedev, who is now vice chairman of the European-Ukrainian Energy Agency, are the key practitioners. They recently assisted joint Spanish-Turkish company Beycelik-Elawan with long-term lease agreements for private land for the development of a 50MW wind farm.

Practice head(s):

Sergiy Oberkovych; Max Lebedev

Key clients

KBPP Management Ltd.

Indian Solar

Kundan Group

Georgian International Energy Corporation

Beycelik-Elawan Renewable Energy

Ontrack

White-collar crime Tier 2

GOLAW has more than 15 years of experience in white-collar criminal defence work, where it handles all stages of criminal proceedings. Its work includes legal support in negotiations for the return of illegally retained assets and documentation, as well as representing clients' interests in investigations and prosecutions by law enforcement agencies. Igor Glushko and Angelika Moiseeva jointly lead the nine-lawyer practice, which also handles the determination of the amount of material damages caused by criminally punishable actions.

Practice head(s):

Igor Glushko; Angelika Moiseeva

Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 3

GOLAW undertakes bankruptcy matters and debt restructurings, and it also advises foreign banks on mortgage matters. Key figures in the team include Valentyn Gvozdiy and Sergiy Oberkovych, who are 'great legal analysts and communicators'. Also recommended is Iryna Kalnytska, who is 'known for her profound knowledge and experience', and is noted for her work in export finance transactions.

Practice head(s):

Valentyn Gvozdiy; Sergiy Oberkovych; Iryna Kalnytska

Testimonials

‘Commercial law is rarely about legal aspects only. It often includes negotiations, marketing, tax issues and many other aspects that GOLAW lawyers understand and coordinate seamlessly. GOLAW are able to deliver not just a legal memorandum, but also a solution. In a nicely wrapped package.’

‘I have had the pleasure of working with Valentyn Gvozdiy and Sergiy Oberkovych for many years, and they are both great legal analysts and communicators. Iryna Kalnytska has joined the company later, but rapidly gained the experience and ability to handle even the very complex cases.’

‘ Very good communication skills, timely and efficient.’

‘Iryna Kalnytska was my key contact regarding a complex restructuring, ie enforcement proceedings in Ukraine. She is known for her profound knowledge and experience, especially with regards to assisting insurers and banks regarding various aspects of export finance transactions. Throughout the transaction, Iryna was at all times very helpful and supportive and her tight communication with all of the involved parties was highly appreciated.’

Key clients

ProCredit Bank

Export Guarantee and Insurance Corporation (EGAP)

Erste Abwicklungsanstalt

Euler Hermes

Unicredit Bank Czech Republick

Commerzbank

Heidelberger Druckmaschinen

IKB Deutsche Industriebank

BNP Paribas Fortis

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 3

GOLAW frequently handles company formations, investment structuring and the drafting of corporate documents and shareholders agreements, as well as supporting clients in M&A transactions. Sergiy Oberkovych and Max Lebedev advised Indian Solar on sale of a portfolio of solar power projects with capacity of 140MW. The firm has a diverse client base in sectors such as IT, telecoms and energy.

Practice head(s):

Sergiy Oberkovych; Max Lebedev

Key clients

Ubisoft Ukraine

TIU Canada

Mercator Medical

Ban Gergely Law Firm

Marka Ukraine

GAP Ukraine

Dreamscape Networks

Turk Telekom

Indian Solar

Georgian International Energy Corporation

Dispute resolution Tier 3

GOLAW has a multifaceted litigation practice that is known for tax and bankruptcy disputes, contentious contractual matters and debt collection. Valentyn Gvozdiy, who is vice president of the Ukrainian National Bar Association, is recognised for his complex commercial litigation and white-collar crime cases. He co-heads the practice with Kateryna Manoylenko, who specialises in civil, commercial and administrative disputes. They recently represented Export Guarantee and Insurance Corporation in an €18m bankruptcy case.

Practice head(s):

Valentyn Gvozdiy; Kateryna Manoylenko

Key clients

Export Guarantee and Insurance Corporation (EGAP)

TIU Canada

ProCredit Bank

Kateryna Amosova

Inditex Group (Ukraine)

Private client Tier 3

GOLAW handles the structuring of family businesses and related tax matters, as well as audits, risk analysis and the transfer of assets. It is also recommended for the establishment of trusts and funds, as well as advising on the residence status of foreigners and citizens of Ukraine. Corporate partner Max Lebedev and Sergiy Oberkovych jointly lead the practice. They are supported by respected white-collar crime expert Valentyn Gvozdiy.

Practice head(s):

Sergiy Oberkovych; Max Lebedev

Other key lawyers:

Valentyn Gvozdiy

Key clients

Kateryna Amosova

Indian Solar

Demkura Taras

Real estate and construction Tier 3

GOLAW acts for investors on cross-border real estate transactions, property management matters and leases. In addition, it assists developers with contractual matters arising from the construction of industrial projects, including the drafting of cross-border EPC contracts. The firm's recent work has included many high-value leasing matters. It advised Ubisoft Ukraine on the $20m long-term lease of a business centre for ten years. Sergiy Oberkovych and Max Lebedev are the lead partners.

Practice head(s):

Sergiy Oberkovych; Max Lebedev

Key clients

KBPP Management Ltd.

TIU Canada

Kundan Group

Beycelik-Elawan Renewable Energy

Ubisoft Ukraine

Georgian International Energy Corporation

Tax Tier 3

GOLAW has a six-lawyer tax practice that excels in corporate tax advice and regulatory compliance with the changing tax laws in Ukraine. Iryna Kalnytska leads the tax, restructuring, claims and recoveries group. She frequently advises both domestic and international companies on risk mitigation and tax structuring. Recent work included representing Evyap Trading Ukraine, in a UAH65m tax dispute. Managing partner Valentyn Gvozdiy also plays a central role in the practice.

Practice head(s):

Iryna Kalnytska

Other key lawyers:

Valentyn Gvozdiy

Key clients

Ukrcredit Finance

Export Guarantee and Insurance Corporation (EGAP)

Erste Abwicklungsanstalt

Euler Hermes

Evyap Trading Ukraine

Red Bull Ukraine

Fiba Retail (GAP Ukraine, Marka Ukraine)

TIU Canada

Stradivarius Ukraine (Inditex Group)

Metro Cash & Carry Ukraine

Sandoz Ukraine

Network of Caring

Softline Mobile System

Ubisoft Ukraine

Himagro

Cargill Ukraine

Bim Force Limited

Zara Ukraine (Inditex Group)

Sady Nadii

GOLAW is an international full-service law firm was founded in 2003 and currently has offices in Kyiv (Ukraine) and Berlin (Germany). The firm has been recognized by several prestigious international and Ukrainian rankings, such as The Legal 500 EMEA, Chambers & Partners, IFLR 1000, Best Lawyers, Who is Who Legal, Legal Awards etc. For the last eight years, GOLAW is ranked among the TOP 10 Leading Law Firms of Ukraine.

The client portfolio of the firm 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 and/or foreign markets. Among them: TIU Canada, Inditex Group (Zara, Pull & Bear, Massimo Dutti, Oysho, Bershka, Uterque) Fiba Retail (Marks & Spencer, GAP), ProCredit Bank, Expobank CZ a.s., Oriflame, Red Bull, Reckitt Benckiser, Syngenta, Export Guarantee and Insurance Corporation (EGAP), Azelis, Galicia Distillery, Enkom a.s., KBPP Management Ltd., Georgian International Energy Corporation (GIEC), Mercator Medical, Ubisoft, etc.

From 2003, GOLAW provides sophisticated legal advice and reliable legal assistance in all major sectors, including agribusiness, retail and FMCG, healthcare and pharmaceuticals, financial services, renewable energy, transportation and infrastructure, internet technology, and real estate.

GOLAW is a member of the leading Ukrainian business associations (American Chamber of Commerce, European Business Association, Ukrainian Network of Integrity and Compliance, German-Ukrainian Chamber of Industry and Commerce) and leading legal associations (Ukrainian National Bar Association).

The firm’s lawyers are presented at the board of directors and chair committees in state and nonprofit organizations, such as JSC Ukrhydroenergo, European-Ukrainian Energy Agency,  Ukrainian National Bar Association.

Department Name Email Telephone
Tax, Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Compliance, Criminal Law Valentyn Gvozdiy
Tax Advisory, Tax Litigation, Banking and Finance, Restructuring and Insolvency Iryna Kalnytska
Dispute Resolution and Litigation, Insolvency and Bankruptcy, Banking and Finance, Labour Law Kateryna Manoylenko
Banking and Finance, Corporate Law and M&A, Energy, Private clients Sergiy Oberkovych
Corporate Law and M&A, Renewable Energy, Structuring of Private Assets and Business Max Lebedev
Labor Law, Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Banking and Finance Kateryna Tsvetkova
Criminal Law and White Collar Defence, Anti-Corruption and Anti-Bribery Angelika Moiseeva
Criminal Law and White Collar Defence, Anti-Corruption and Anti-Bribery Igor Glushko
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Igor Glushko  photo Mr Igor Glushko Partner, Head of Criminal Law and White Collar Defence practice, Attorney at…
Mr Valentyn Gvozdiy  photo Mr Valentyn Gvozdiy Managing Partner, Attorney at Law
Ms Iryna Kalnytska  photo Ms Iryna Kalnytska Partner, Head of Tax practice, Restructuring, Claims and Recoveries practice, Attorney at…
 Kristina Kolchynska  photo Kristina Kolchynska Cousel, Attorney At Law
Mr Max Lebedev  photo Mr Max Lebedev Partner, Head of Corporate Law and M&A practice, Attorney at law
Ms Kateryna Manoylenko  photo Ms Kateryna Manoylenko Partner, Head of Litigation and Dispute Resolution pratice, Attorney at Law
Mrs Angelika Moiseeva  photo Mrs Angelika Moiseeva Partner, Criminal Law and White Collar Defence practice, Attorney at Law
Mr Sergiy Oberkovych photo Mr Sergiy Oberkovych Senior Partner, Attorney at Law
Mrs Kateryna Tsvetkova  photo Mrs Kateryna Tsvetkova Counsel, Attorney at Law
Number of lawyers : 58
English
German
Russian
Ukrainian
International Bar Association (IBA)
European Business Association (EBA)
American Chamber of Commerce (ACC)
Global Criminal Law Counsel (GCLC)
German Federal Bar Association
Ukrainian National Bar Association (UNBA)
Deutsch-Ukrainische Industrie- und Handelskammer
Other offices : Berlin

Diversity:

In the age of globalisation, it is highly important not just to understand the social changes happening around us right now, but to accept their meaning, integrating the core ideas into our own lives. In GOLAW we believe that providing a policy of diversity and inclusion in our firm we bring social value both to our internal community and to the lives of those people we are working with every day.

GOLAW is an equal opportunity employer. We hire people regardless their age, gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnical and cultural background or religion. We do believe that providing a policy of diversity and inclusion we created a flexible environment where all employees can feel themselves as a part of the whole community. We created an environment of mutual respect, where people are valued for their professional knowledge rather not their social status or nationality.

We know that diversity unites, and we believe that we all can make a change in our lives understanding this simple but essential idea.

CSR

In 2020, the GOLAW law firm organized a tree planting in the Botanical Garden named after Ukrainian academician Alexander Fomin. The date of the event wasn’t chosen accidentally: On March 21, in accordance with the decision of the UN General Assembly, International Day of Forests is celebrated worldwide. Previously, GOLAW team planted trees in front of the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv.

In such way our firm shows that it’s easy to do good deeds when there is a team that supports the idea and when this idea will improve people’s lives and our environment.

Business and society are interconnected, and nowadays the mutual impact of both institutions cannot be underestimated. In GOLAW we know that to become a reliable and successful firm it’s not enough to make financial profit. Today businesses should act in compliance with laws, ethical requirements, international standards and social needs.

GOLAW implements several projects each year to support the wellbeing of the local communities in different ways.

In 2019 the firm published a children’s book named ‘Who is a Lawyer?’ devoted to the popularisation of the profession of lawyers on the one hand, and aimed to educate the youngest citizens of our country on the other. In simple words and through the funny stories this book tells children why this is so important to live in a country where the rule of law is an integral part of a modern democratic society, where human rights are always on the first place. Moreover, the book gives children an insight into how Ukrainian government works, what is law in general, what kind of rights children have, and what is the difference among attorneys, judges, prosecutors and other legal professions.

In GOLAW we do believe that today people in various countries are experiencing quite fundamental and, sometimes, psychologically exhausting changes of political regimes and movements, which influence people’s lives, and Ukraine is no exception. Thus, we hope that our book is a great investment into the future of the next generations who will live a more peaceful life in a peaceful world.

Some of the money raised from the book sales will be donated to charity.

Beside that, our firm has sponsored IV Italia Festival Barocco in Kyiv to promote musical culture.

Thus, CSR is one of the core ideas of GOLAW and we always put our responsibility to society in the first place.

Pro bono

GOLAW is proud to provide pro bono services to those who need it. We are committed to provide the highest quality legal assistance to all our clients regardless their financial capabilities. Justice in modern society is more than necessity: modern society just cannot exist without justice, and in GOLAW we do our best to understand the needs of the local communities we can help with.


CLIENT: Ruben Oganyan, Head of Credit risk department
COMPANY/FIRM: ProCredit Bank
TESTIMONIAL: We highly appreciate professional legal assistance from GOLAW on supporting our bank as a lender in Ukraine. The firm is an ideal option for clients seeking advice on complex multi-jurisdictional transactions including syndicated lending and project finance transactions. They are extremely business-focused and solution-driven. It’s easy to work with the team as they listen to clients’ needs. The personal touch they have is beyond other firms.


CLIENT: Neil Rutherford, Project Development Director
COMPANY/FIRM: Khmelnytsky Bio Power Plant (KBPP)
TESTIMONIAL: Since engaging GOLAW as our legal advisors, we have received an exceptionally high level and quality of legal services relating to the full range of issues associated with the development of a large biomass power plant. These services initially comprised full analysis and advice on all aspects of the business and legal issues regarding the establishment of the project. Then during the subsequent development of the project, GOLAW’s continuing advice and support was critical to its success. The services provided were of the very highest quality and always delivered quickly and efficiently. GOLAW always provided positive solutions to potential problems.


CLIENT: Bulent Temel, Country General Director
COMPANY/FIRM: Fiba Retail Ukraine
TESTIMONIAL: We have been using services of GOLAW for our various legal needs already for more than 7 years. With the leadership of Valentin Gvozdiy and Sergiy Oberkovych, GOLAW houses a very powerful and proficient lawyer team working in various fields, who are ready to grasp your needs and provide solutions. We as Fiba Retail, with the two worldwide brands that we are representing in Ukraine (Marks & Spencer and GAP), have enough evidence to say that working with GOLAW has been working out for us in all legal components of support we have received, and I can comfortably say that we are a satisfied customer.


CLIENT: Artem Zubok, Finance Director
COMPANY/FIRM: Red Bull Ukraine
TESTIMONIAL: We have been working with GOLAW for a long time and can certainly affirm its reputation of reliable and responsible partner in any legal and tax issues. The firm’s personnel is highly professional and client-oriented. All the requests are addressed in a smart and professional way with quick and to-the-point feedbacks. The in-depth knowledge and vast experience of GOLAW professionals meets the highest level of expectation of our company. The firm is also flexible in fees and tariffs.


CLIENT: Galina Kočendová, Recovery Department
COMPANY/FIRM: Export Gurantee and Insurance Corporation (EGAP)
TESTIMONIAL: EGAP as a credit insurance corporation insuring credits connected with exports of goods and services from the Czech Republic against political and commercial risks has been co-operating with GOLAW for many years. Starting from the year of 2015 we have been co-operating very intensely. We really appreciate their progressive approach to solving complex legal issues of claims recovery in Ukraine. We have profited from GOLAW’s attorneys ability to select and follow a winning strategy and from their business oriented approach. As a result of this approach our insured bank foreclosed upon an asset that has been nearly lost due to unlawful action of the debtor and is close to substantial recovery.


CLIENT: Junette Tashcioglu, Director
COMPANY/FIRM: Evyap
TESTIMONIAL: Our company has repeatedly appealed to the expertise of GOLAW law firm and each time the results were absolutely successful. In particular, we cooperated on tax legislation. The Tax practice at GOLAW represented our interests in tax disputes, as their strategy and experience proved to be winning for us: tax notices-decisions were proved to be illegal and, as result, abolished.

The GOLAW lawyers, who have been working on our projects, is a team of professionals who are able to find high-quality solutions to the issues of any complexity and always accordingly to the deadlines and timing set.

We are fully satisfied with our cooperation and can undoubtedly recommend GOLAW as a reliable and highly professional legal partner who is a pleasure to do business with.


CLIENT: Andrii Konko, CFO
COMPANY/FIRM: Oriflame
TESTIMONIAL: Oriflame always adheres to the high standards of work and customer service. We do understand how important quality is, so we chose GOLAW lawyers who are sharing the same values with us. The GOLAW tax practice always professionally approaches our projects in Ukraine. The lawyers provide us with a high quality tax advisory support and accompany our tax audits. GOLAW team helped us in appealing tax notice-decisions, and thanks to the work of attorneys, all penalties were successfully cancelled. We can recommend GOLAW as we are confident in the quality, timeliness and professionalism of their work, which has been repeatedly proved by our own experience.


CLIENT: Vitaliy Vergeles, CEO
COMPANY/FIRM: Himagro Ukraine
TESTIMONIAL: Our company is moving forward and takes leading positions for quite a long time thanks to the professional support from GOLAW. We can definitely say that our business is well protected and ready for any challenge. In particular, we are working with the GOLAW tax practice when it comes to appealing the tax audits results. Due to the truly professional work of the practice, all penalties charged upon the results of inspections are cancelled. Moreover, the lawyers always get the reimbursement of legal assistance costs to our company. We believe that to prevent any risk you need to act properly, thus we have certainly made the right choice of a legal adviser.


CLIENT: Aleksey Vilkhovoy, CEO
COMPANY/FIRM: Georgian International Energy Corporation
TESTIMONIAL: The GOLAW Energy Team has extensive experience in implementation of solar projects in Ukraine. They have deep understanding of international legal framework as well as particularities of Ukrainian legislation, which is especially important for the foreign companies entering the Ukrainian market. The firm’s lawyers assisted us in developing a winning strategy that helped us to save time and to launch our project timely and in accordance with planned budget.


CLIENT: Anna Chychyl, Director
COMPANY/FIRM: GAP Ukraine
TESTIMONIAL: GOLAW is a legal consultant, the coordinated team work of which allows us to feel that our business is protected and that it works for the positive perspective.


CLIENT: Vladyslav Burda, Company President
COMPANY/FIRM: RedHead Family Corporation
TESTIMONIAL: They are very competent legal experts, outstanding professionals in corporate and criminal law. I really recommend these guys, this company. They are active, creative, and full of success-oriented ideas. This is an absolutely new generation of legal experts.


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Following changes to legislation last year, Valentyn Gvozdiy makes recommendations to creditors


GOLAW is a TOP-ranked law firm in Ukraine with offices in Kyiv and Berlin.

The clients

GOLAW represents clients from Europe, North America and the Asia Pacific region. Its major international clients are based in the following countries:

  • Czech Republic
  • Netherlands
  • Spain
  • Turkey
  • USA
  • Canada
  • India

The core of GOLAW’s legal practice is large and medium-sized companies and private clients doing business in Ukraine or those planning to enter the Ukrainian market.

The Network

GOLAW lawyers are members of the largest legal associations such as the International Bar Association (IBA), Ukrainian National Bar Association (UNBA), Rechtsanwaltskammer Berlin (Berlin Bar Association), International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation (IWRIC), Global Criminal Law Counsel (GCLC).

This broad network helps guarantee stable support for its partners and colleagues in any jurisdiction. The high quality legal work grows from the continuous learning from their own experience and sharing it with their peers.

Berlin office

The Managing and Senior Partners of GOLAW are members of the Rechtsanwaltskammer Berlin – the Berlin Bar Association – as “Advokat”. This membership allows GOLAW to provide legal advice on Ukrainian and international legislation to local German businesses. Whether its clients from Germany are planning to enter the Ukrainian market or need legal advice for offices already operating in Ukraine – GOLAW is a reliable mediator for such matters.

The court case of the Canadian investor TIU Canada may set a dangerous precedent in Ukraine: GOLAW attorneys’ point of view

GOLAW attorneys Kateryna Manoylenko and Kateryna Tsvetkova presented a full overview of the current state of affairs between TIU Canada and the Nikopol Ferroalloy Plant during a press conference held at the Interfax-Ukraine news agency on the 15TH of September.

GOLAW ATTORNEYS HAVE SUCCESSFULLY DEFENDED THE INTERESTS OF THE INTERNATIONAL RETAILER OF BRANDED CLOTHING, FOOTWEAR AND ACCESSORIES IN A TAX DISPUTE

As the result of the actual audit in 2019 at one of the stores, the company was fined for violation of the tax legislation. According to the tax authorities the audit was conducted based  on the consumer’s complaint about the store’s violation of the payment transactions procedure. Instead, having reasonable doubts about the existence of such a complaint, the company refused to assist the tax authorities in conducting the tax audit. GOLAW attorneys, in its turn, sent a request to obtain a copy of the above-mentioned complaint.

GOLAW attorneys have successfully defended the rights of the illegally dismissed Prosecutor from the Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine

The court upheld the legal position of GOLAW attorneys, found the dismissal unlawful, as well as granted the average salary for the entire period of forced absence to the client.

GOLAW attorneys have successfully proven in court the validity of an agreement valued at more than EUR 1,5 million

The Client, a private company and its counterparty have entered into the refundable financial assistance agreement. Under the terms of this agreement, the Client lent another company an amount of more than EUR 1,5  million.

GOLAW lawyers have successfully defended the interests of the leading international cosmetic manufacturer Evyap Trading Ukraine in a tax dispute

In 2020, as a result of the desk audit, tax liabilities and fines amounting to almost 4 Million UAH were unreasonably imposed on a client. The reason for imposing a fine was allegedly incorrect filling out of the income tax return.

GOLAW attorneys have successfully defended the interests of the farm in a dispute with the tax authorities regarding blocking the tax invoice

The reason for refusing to register the tax invoice was the erratum in one of a number of optional documents, submitted to the supervisory body together with written explanations according to the recommendations of the latter.

GOLAW HAS BEEN RECOGNISED BY THE NATIONAL RESEARCH PROGRAM “UKRAINIAN LAW FIRMS: A HANDBOOK FOR FOREIGN CLIENTS 2021”

According to the results of the annual research “Ukrainian Law Firms: A handbook for Foreign Clients 2021”, GOLAW has been recognized in the several legal practices and economic sectors.

GOLAW attorneys have successfully defended the Prosecutor from unlawful dismissal

The Prosecutor of the Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine was dismissed due to his submission of an application for transfer to the Office of the Prosecutor General of an unspecified form.

GOLAW attorneys defend the Canadian investor TIU Canada against the illegal disconnection of the solar power plant

The operation of the solar power plant TIU Canada, a project with about 15 million US dollars of investments, has been blocked for more than a year due to illegal actions of the Nikopol Ferroalloy Plant, to the grids of which the solar power plant had been connected.

GOLAW lawyers defended their position in a complex criminal proceeding

GOLAW lawyers defended their position regarding early appeal of the detective on procedural restrictions in the High Anti-Corruption Court of Ukraine.

The Supreme Court upheld the position on the closure of the criminal proceeding

The Supreme Court upheld the decision of the courts of previous instances to close the criminal proceeding against the official of pharmaceutical company. The charge consisted in purchasing a deliberately counterfeit drug for its further realization (sale).

GOLAW recognized in Top 100 Restructuring and insolvency companies worldwide by GRR 2020

GOLAW Law firm has been ranked in the Global Restructuring Review 100 list, an annual independent guide to the world's leading law firms for cross-border restructurings and insolvencies. 


GOLAW Partner Max Lebedev elected as a Vice Chairman of the European-Ukrainian Energy Agency Board

GOLAW Partner Max Lebedev elected as a Vice Chairman of the European-Ukrainian Energy Agency Board

GOLAW Partner Iryna Kalnytska spoke at the ‘11th annual international taxation in CEE’ conferenc

GOLAW partner Iryna Kalnytska spoke at the ‘11th Annual International Taxation in CEE’ online conference which took place on December, 3-4. The event was devoted to the discussion of recent changes in tax planning, mandatory disclosure rules,, managing tax audits, tax risks, transfer pricing guidelines and case studies on tax compliance in Central and Eastern Europe.

GOLAW recognized among the top 10 leading law firms of Ukraine

GOLAW is recognized among the top 10 market leaders according to the all-Ukrainian study "50 Leading Law Firms of Ukraine", which is annually held by the prestigious Publishing House ‘Legal Practice’. In 2020 the firm is ranked N6, moving up one position in comparison with the survey results in 2019.


GOLAW has successfully defended the interests of a pharmaceutical company in criminal proceedings

GOLAW attorneys successfully defended the interests of a large pharmaceutical company and its top executives in a criminal proceeding related to ungrounded accusation in acquiring a knowingly falsified medicine with the purpose of its further distribution.

GOLAW has successfully defended the global retail company in criminal proceedings

GOLAW Law Firm has successfully defended the global retail company against groundless charges of large-scale tax evasion totalling 4.5 million Hryvna.GOLAW Law Firm has successfully defended the global retail company against groundless charges of large-scale tax evasion totalling 4.5 million Hryvna.

GOLAW has been recognised by the national research program ‘Ukrainian law firms’

According to the results of the annual research “Ukrainian Law Firms: A handbook for Foreign Clients 2020”, GOLAW has been recognised in the several legal practices and economic sectors.

GOLAW is recommended by IFLR1000 in the Banking and Restructuring practice areas

GOLAW is recommended by international legal guide IFLR1000 2021 (International Financial Law Review) in the Banking & Finance and Restructuring & Insolvency practice areas.

GOLAW has been recognised as the best Ukrainian law firm in the field of Corporate law.

GOLAW received a prestigious award ‘The Law firm of the year in the field of Corporate law’ at the annual Legal Awards ceremony, which took place on July 3 in Kyiv.

GOLAW lawyers have been highly recognised by international legal advisory Who’s Who Legal

GOLAW lawyers have been highly recognised in Corporate Tax and Emlpoyment & Benefits practice areas by international legal advisory Who’s Who Legal.

GOLAW has been recognised by the national research program “Ukrainian Law Firms 2020″

According to the results of the annual research “Ukrainian Law Firms: A handbook for Foreign Clients 2020”, GOLAW has been recognised in the several legal practices and economic sectors.

GOLAW in collaboration with Allen & Overy held an online discussion addressed to international arbitration

The internal online meeting for European-Ukrainian Energy Agency members took place on June 5, 2020. Meetup was dedicated to upcoming changes in state support regime for renewable energy producers and the consequences they entail.

GOLAW Helps Register Over Three Miillion UAH in Tax Invoices for Agricultural Company

GOLAW law firm has successfully defended the interests of an international agriculture company specializing in mineral fertilizers in a tax dispute against Ukrainian tax authorities by successfully unblocking twenty tax invoices, resulting in a VAT tax credit in the amount of more than 3 million hryvnas. GOLAW law firm has successfully defended the interests of an international agriculture company specializing in mineral fertilizers in a tax dispute against Ukrainian tax authorities by successfully unblocking twenty tax invoices, resulting in a VAT tax credit in the amount of more than 3 million hryvnas.

GOLAW Managing Partner joined the working group on the Prevention of money laundering and terrorist

GOLAW Managing Partner, attorney at law Valentyn Gvozdiy, joined the working group on regulatory and legal support of financial monitoring and prevention of money laundering and terrorist financing matters at the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine. The relevant decree has been signed by the Minister of Justice of Ukraine Denis Malyuska.

GOLAW lawyers have been listed among the top professionals according to th international legal research

GOLAW lawyers have been listed among the Top professionals in Ukraine according to the international research program Best Lawyers and included to the 11th Edition of The Best Lawyers in Ukraine. The Best Lawyers survey is based on the peer-review only, which emphasises the professionalism of GOLAW lawyers and their recognition among colleagues.


GOLAW successfully represented Evyap Trading Ukraine in a tax dispute

GOLAW successfully represented a leading international cosmetics manufacturer, Evyap Trading Ukraine, in a tax dispute with a total value over UAH 65 million.

GOLAW has been ranked among the TOP-10 leading law firms of Ukraine

According to the annual research program “50 leading law firms of Ukraine” in 2019, GOLAW has been recognized among the TOP-10 market leaders and ranked No. 7.

GOLAW has been recommended by IFLR 1000 2020 – one of the leading international law firm rankings

GOLAW has been recommended by international legal guide IFLR1000 (International Financial Law Review) in the following practice areas: Banking and finance, Merges and Acquisitions (M&A), Project development, Restructuring and insolvency.

GOLAW Managing Partner Valentyn Gvozdiy elected as the Head of the Supervisory Board at Ukrhydroener

GOLAW Managing Partner, attorney at law, Valentyn Gvozdiy elected as the Head of the Supervisory Board at Ukrhydroenergo PJSC.


GOLAW has successfully defended the judge from unlawful dismissal: new practice of the High Council

GOLAW Law Firm has successfully defended the interests of a judge of Kyiv Economic Court in the High Council of Justice.

GOLAW has been recognised by the national research program ‘Ukrainian Law Firms: A Handbook for Fo

According to the results of the annual research "Ukrainian Law firms in 2019", GOLAW has been recognised in the several legal practices and economic sectors as one of the leading Ukrainian law firms.


GOLAW has been recognised as the best Ukrainian law firm in the field of Tax Law

On May 7, GOLAW became a finalist of the Legal Award 2019 in two nominations (the best law firm in the field of Tax and Criminal Law) and received a prestigious award “The Law firm of the year in the field of Tax».


GOLAW lawyers have been listed among the TOP Professionals in Ukraine according to the international

GOLAW lawyers have been highly recognised by the international research program Best Lawyers and included to 10th Edition of The Best Lawyers in Ukraine 2020. The Best Lawyers survey is based on the peer-review only, that reconfirms the professionalism of GOLAW lawyers and their recognition among colleagues.   


GOLAW lawyers have been highly recognised by international legal advisory Who’s Who Legal

GOLAW lawyers have been highly recognised by international legal research program Who’s Who Legal (WWL). The firm’s Partner, Head of Dispute Resolution and Litigation practice Kateryna Manoylenko and Counsel Kateryna Tsvetkova have been listed among the best lawyers in Ukraine in the field of Labour, Employment & Benefits 2019.


“Hardtalk: Renewables in Details” – Prospects and Problems of the “Green” Energy Market have

State of implementation of the new electricity market and readiness of the Regulator and market participants for the new regime of state support for renewable energy projects - these were the main topics discussed by the TOP market experts during the interview at the “Hardtalk: Renewables in Details” event on March 28 in Kyiv.

The organizers of the event -A7 CONFERENCES and GOLAW. 


GOLAW has successfully represented the interests one of the largest agricultural companies in Ukrain

GOLAW has successfully represented the interests one of the largest agricultural companies in Ukraine

GOLAW has successfully represented the interests of one of the largest companies of the agrarian sector in Ukraine in a dispute with the tax authority over recognition as unlawful and cancellation of the tax notice decisions for more than 16 million hryvnas.


GOLAW strengthens its leadership position among TOP-10 Ukrainian law firms

GOLAW has been ranked No. 7 Law Firm in Ukraine according to the 50 Leading Law Firms annual rating published on 4 December 2018 by Legal Practice periodical.

«The core value of GOLAW is our Clients. I am grateful to each of them for awarding us their trust and challenging projects, for allowing our team to continuously demonstrate the power of legal excellence during all these years.»

Valentyn Gvozdiy,

Managing Partner


GOLAW has been recommended by IFLR 1000 – the guide to the world’s leading financial law firms

GOLAW has been recommended by international legal guide IFLR1000 (International Financial Law Review) in the next practices:

 

-Banking and finance;

-Merges and Acquisitions (M&A). 

 

Ukraine we want you to know: a large-scale business Forum on promoting cooperation between Ukraine a

On November 26 in Prague, a large-scale business Forum “Ukraine we want you to know”, gathered about 100 representatives of large and medium-sized Czech business and government institutions. The main topic of the event was a discussion of the investment attractiveness of Ukraine and the positive changes that are currently taking place in the country and promoting the attraction of foreign business. The event was organized by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Czech Republic in cooperation with the Embassy of Ukraine in the Czech Republic, with the support of GOLAW law firm.


GOLAW Partners have been highly recognised by international legal advisory Who’s Who Legal

GOLAW Partners have been highly recognised by international legal research program Who Іs Who Legal (WWL) in the field of Corporate Tax. Among them – Managing Partner Valentyn Gvozdiy (Corporate Tax: Controversy), Senior Partner Sergiy Oberkovych (Corporate Tax: Advisory) and Partner Iryna Kalnytska (Corporate Tax: Advisory).


GOLAW Announces New Partners

GOLAW, an international law firm with offices in Ukraine and Germany, announces Kateryna Manoylenko, Iryna Kalnytska and Igor Glushko as new partners at the firm.


GOLAW Announces New Partners

GOLAW, an international law firm with offices in Ukraine and Germany, announces Kateryna Manoylenko, Iryna Kalnytska and Igor Glushko as new partners at the firm.


GOLAW has Successfully Defended the Interests of One of the Largest Banks in Ukraine

GOLAW has successfully defended the interests of Ukrsotsbank, one of the largest banks in Ukraine, in a credit dispute over the obligations under a surety agreement.


GOLAW has been recognised in 13 practices by the annual research “Ukrainian Law Firms: A Handbook fo

According to the annual research "Ukrainian Law firms in 2018", GOLAW has been recognised in 13 practices, while lawyers of the firm have been named as the notable practitioners in several fields of law. Among them - Managing Partner Valentyn Gvozdiy (Tax and Transfer Pricing, Litigation), Senior Partner Sergiy Oberkovych (Energy & Natural Resources), Partner Angelika Moisieieva and Counsel Igor Glushko (Criminal Law / White-Collar Crime). 


GOLAW lawyers have been highly recognised by the international peer-review survey Best Lawyers

GOLAW lawyers have been recognised as the leading professionals in several practices and included in the Ninth Edition of The Best Lawyers in Ukraine 2019. 


GOLAW has been recognised as the best Ukrainian law firm in the field of Business defence

On May 16, GOLAW became a finalist of the Legal Award 2018 in three nominations (the best law firm in the field of taxation, business defence and criminal law) and received a prestigious award “The Law firm of the year in Business defence».


GOLAW has successfully defended the interests of one of the largest Ukrainian alcoholic beverage man

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.


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