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AVER LEX

Dispute Resolution

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What the team is known for

Market-leading criminal law boutique known for its outstanding track record in criminal defence work. Recognised for its representation of high-profile political figures and high-ranking public officials. Also defends corporations in large-scale white-collar crime proceedings against state institutions. Advises a range of clients, including high net worth individuals, on criminal and civil cases relating to suspected tax evasion and fraud. Well versed in asset tracing and recovery.

Strengths

Clients say the team's experience in criminal matters "allows them to see all the issues and mitigate risks."

Sources also praise the team's focus on clients. "Their level of client care is very high: it manifests itself both at meetings in the office and during active investigative actions," a client says, adding: "They are persistent."

Work highlights

Represented the former Minister of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine, Igor Nasalyk, in relation to pre-trial criminal investigation proceedings alleging the declaration of false information.

Notable practitioners

Artem Drozdov climbs the rankings on the back of positive market feedback. He advises on a variety of criminal disputes which include matters of alleged fraud, money laundering, and embezzlement. A client praises "the clarity and consistency in his actions," adding: "He takes into account every last detail of the case."

Igor Fedorenko represents a variety of clients from both the political and corporate spheres on WCC matters. He works on cases ranging from alleged misappropriation of funds to tax evasion. "Criminal cases are unpredictable, so for me the most important thing is to get 24/7 support," a client says, adding: "The response is very quick."

Managing partner Olga Prosyanyuk is known for her expertise in WCC matters involving political figures and public officials which gather significant media attention both domestically and internationally. Sources praise her strong oratory skills and dedication to cases: "She inspires the team, her colleagues and clients," a client says, while another adds: "Nothing can escape her attention, no issue is too minor for her."

Vitaliy Serdyuk is a market-leading expert in white-collar crime matters, with a significant amount of experience in representing high-profile political and business figures in complex proceedings. Interviewees describe him as "always purposeful" and "a brilliant strategist."

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Overview

AVER LEX is the leading WCC boutique law firm in Ukraine, focused on high-profile economic crimes and politically motivated prosecutions. 

The firm commands unrivalled capacities for being a preferred criminal defense team in particular compound and complex WCC litigations with numerous parties, parallel investigations and simultaneous hearings, sometimes in different regions of Ukraine. 

In 2018-2019 clients' portfolio included state officials and high net worth individuals within protection from politically motivated prosecutions (Viktor Yanukovych, 4th President of Ukraine, Olexander Onishchenko, the MPs of Ukraine, Myroslav Prodan, the Acting Chairman of the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine, Serhii Bochkovsky, Head of the State of Emergency in Ukraine, etc.); big corporate clients from a range of economic sectors (Odessa Portside Plant, Diamant Bank, ZTE Corporation, LTD Carlton Trading, Bunge Ukraine, BRCM-Nafta, Total Ukraine, Ukrainian Interbank Currency Exchange Group, etc.). The Firm was the exclusive counsel of the Ukrainian branches of the Big 4 companies on a wide range of WCC issues. 

The firm advised on all aspects of criminal law, providing both the traditional services of legal defence, and the new requirements of preventive criminal law and corporate compliance. 

Clients

BRCM-Nafta, Ukraine

Bunge Ukraine, Kyiv

Diamant Bank, Ukraine

Myroslav Prodan, the Chairman of the State Fiscal Service

Odessa Portside Plant, Odessa

Olexander Onishchenko, Ukrainian politician, businessman

Serhii Bochkovsky, Head of the State of Emergency Service

Total Ukraine, Kyiv

Ukrainian Interbank Currency Exchange Group, Kyiv

Viktor Yanukovych, 4th President of Ukraine (2010-2014)

ZTE Corporation, Kyiv

Industries

Banks

Commercial & Professional Services

Construction & Materials

Energy

Government

Industrial Engineering

Insurance

Private Clients/Individuals

Real Estate

Dispute Resolution Department

AVER LEX

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Department location

2, Khrestovyi alley

5 th floor

Kiev

Kyiv City Municipality

Ukraine

01010

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Ukraine

Dispute Resolution: White-Collar Crime


Artem Drozdov
Band 4
Igor Fedorenko
Band 3
Olga Prosyanyuk
Band 2
Vitaliy Serdyuk
Band 1