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

Investigators of the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine charged the retailer’s companies with convertingfunds by concluding non-commodity transactions with fictitious enterprises, which they charged were subsequently used to pay for wages off the books and for legalizing illicit income.

Duringthe investigation, law enforcement agencies carried out numerous questionings of employees, searches of stores and company offices. Documents and equipment of the companies were seized.

Due to the professional and efficient work of the GOLAW attorneys and it award-winning criminal defense practice, it was able to prove that none of the alleged crimes had taken place. The arrests of the property seized during the searches were cancelled in court and all documents and equipment were returned to the owners.  GOLAW attorneys succeeded in having all charged dropped and the criminal proceedings closed.

The GOLAW attorneys of Criminal Law and White Collar Defence practice who represented the Client on this case: Igor Glushko, Partner, Head of the practice; Kristina Kolchynska, Senior Associate; Maryna MakovetskaAssociate.