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VB PARTNERS
PORCH 13, BUSINESS CENTER 'BASHNYA NO.5'
RYBALSKA ST, 22
01011 KIEV
Ukraine

VB PARTNERS – is one of the market’s very few boutique law firms, which is specifically targeted at dealing with white-collar crime and large-scale disputes. The team is also recognized for its strong expertise in corporate, multinational and criminal investigations.

Our team includes 14 very experienced, innovative attorneys who are not afraid of managing complex projects and have a deep understanding of their clients’ business processes.

We have extensive experience in business protection from the pressure of law enforcement agencies, conducting asset tracing, supporting criminal proceedings and complex disputes in the courts of all instances. The firm supports cases both in Ukraine and in foreign jurisdictions.

We have obtained expertise in settling investors’ disputes against States at the International Center for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID).

Our attorneys are recognized national experts on extradition, Interpol and crossborder investigations.

Thanks to years of successful practice, as well as unique and unprecedented cases the firm and its attorneys have received recognition from all professional international and local directories (Legal 500, Chambers Europe, Who is Who Legal, Best Lawyers, Benchmark Litigation, etc.).

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Dispute resolution, Investment protection Vladimir Vashchenkov.vaschenko@vbpartners.ua+38 044 581 16 33
White-collar crime Denys Bugayd.bugay@vbpartnes.ua+38 044 581 16 33
Criminal defense Oleksandr Lukianenkoa.lukyanenko@vbpartners.ua+38 044 581 16 33
Investigations Denys Shkarovskyd.shkarovsky@vbpartners.ua+38 044 581 16 33
PhotoNamePositionProfile
Denys Bugay  photo Denys Bugay Partner, Head of White Collar Crime practice at VB PARTNERS
Oleksandr Lukianenko  photo Oleksandr Lukianenko Partner
Denys Shkarovsky  photo Denys Shkarovsky Partner
Volodymyr Vashchenko  photo Volodymyr Vashchenko Partner, Head of Dispute Resolution at VB PARTNERS
Number of lawyers : 18
English
Russian
Ukrainian
German
Ukrainian Bar Association
American Chamber of Commerce
European Criminal Bar Association
European Business Association (EBA)
International Bar Association (IBA)

VB PARTNERS provides equal access to opportunities and resources regardless of an individual’s diversity. We are committed to providing an open, diverse, safe and inclusive environment.

We promote a workspace where everyone can make a career and where pathways to success are transparent.

Our recent accomplishments and awards highlight the hard work of individuals across the firm.

We are committed to attracting, recruiting, mentoring, and promoting diverse attorneys and staff through involvement in organizations and programs that foster change.

Our aim to keep the team motivated, inspired and encouraged. We have implemented a system of educational initiatives of various levels.

We identify strengths and weaknesses of everyone, form a plan of personal growth, encourage the leadership qualities of our staff.

We are committed to stimulate the career development of women. With respect to gender balance, we have embedded it so well in our Firm’s culture over the years, that today women are not only represented at all levels, but they actually outnumber men (70%/30%).

VB PARTNERS accepts all different types of ages within its business environment, and this has resulted in an intergenerational workforce of all age groups.

Our specialists are largely involved in internal processes and interpersonal communication, participate in the formation and implementation of vision.

Through practice and personal involvement of both interns and partners to each project, we ensure better communication inside the firm and direct cooperation between each of our team members.

VB PARTNERS provides pro bono legal services to local NGOs in sphere of justice development and legal education.

We do care about legal education of students in Ukraine – our lawyers meet with students at the universities and students’ hubs, tell them about possibilities in the legal sphere. We take part in nation-wide career days, HR fairs and communicate with our candidates using fair and equal examination.


VB PARTNERS promotes a culture where everyone has an opportunity to make a career and where pathways to success are transparent. Our vision is to cultivate a culture where all talented contributors can have and can see a path to long-term success.

Our specialists are largely involved in internal processes and interpersonal communication, participate in the formation and implementation of vision. There are corporate policies, but our company achieves the best results for the client not due to the hierarchical control, but due to the support of general principles and values.

We are committed to stimulate the career development of women, based on the assessment of talent, ambition and passion. With respect to gender balance, we have embedded it so well in our firm’s culture over the years, that today women are not only represented at all levels, but they actually outnumber men.

VB PARTNERS accepts all different types of ages within its business environment, and this in time has resulted in an inter-generational workforce of all age groups.

We are devoted to the development of the most skilled and diverse workforce possible and work to achieve this objective through three ways: recruitment, retention, and outreach.

Through practice and personal involvement of both interns and partners to each project, we ensure better communication inside the firm and direct cooperation between each of our team members. This is an approach our clients appreciate in our work the most.

VB PARTNERS provides pro bono legal services to local NGOs in sphere of justice development and legal education.

We do care about legal education of students in Ukraine – our lawyers meet with students at the universities and students’ hubs, tell them about possibilities in the legal sphere. We take part in nation-wide career days, HR fairs and communicate with our candidates using fair and equal examination.

VB PARTNERS provides financial support to the Ukrainian Bar Association Students League and their projects.

Our team is proud of our recent promotion of the lawyers who started at VB PARTNERS as interns and now have been appointed on the positions of Counsel and Partner. In addition, our lawyers express active social position, are taking part in public discussions and in legislation process.

We encourage cooperation and teamwork and provide fair and ethical treatment of all employees regardless of age, colour, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation or veteran status.

We are constantly improving management principles, marketing strategy and processes within the company to fulfil all the requirements, market trends and satisfy our clients. We involve almost all lawyers in the marketing activities of the company, provide them with the assistance to develop their soft skills.

Our HR strategy helps us to be in the leaders of our practices in the market for the past five years and we are sure that in the future it will help not only to maintain our position, but also to bring the company to a higher level.