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Managing Partners: Valentyn Gvozdiy
Number of partners:
Number of lawyers: 52
Languages: English, German, Polish, Russian, Ukrainian

Firm Overview:
GOLAW is an international full-service law firm with the offices in Kyiv (Ukraine) and Berlin (Germany). The firm is recognised by the most prestigious international and Ukrainian rankings, such as The Legal 500, Chambers & Partners, IFLR 1000, Best Lawyers, Who is Who Legal, Legal Awards etc., and continuously ranked among the TOP 10 Leading Law Firms of Ukraine.

GOLAW is a member of the leading Ukrainian and international legal and business associations:
• International Bar Association (IBA)
• Rechtsanwaltskammer Berlin (Berlin Bar Association)
• Ukrainian National Bar Association (UNBA)
• International Women's Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation (IWRIC)
• Ukrainian Network of Integrity and Compliance (UNIC)
• German-Ukrainian Chamber of Industry and Commerce (AHK)
• European-Ukrainian Energy Agency (EUEA)
• American Chamber of Commerce (ACC)
• European Business Association (EBA)

Main Areas of Practice:
Banking & Finance
Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Corporate Law & M&A
Criminal Law & White Collar Defence
Insolvency & Corporate Recovery
Restructuring, Claims & Recoveries
Real Estate
Government Relations (GR)
Anti-Corruption & Anti-Bribery
Antitrust & Competition
International Trade
Compliance, Corporate Governance & Risk Management
Intellectual Property
Environmental Protection
Maritime Law 

Retail & FMCG
Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals
Financial Institutions
Transportation & Infrastructure
Real Estate
Renewable Energy
Media & Telecommunications, etc

Banking & Financial Law:

Valentyn Gvozdiy, Managing Partner
Email: [email protected]
Recent transactional highlights: Full legal support of Expobank, leading Czech Republic bank, in the dispute with LLC Volnogorskoe Steklo - Ukrainian leading glass factory on substitution of the pledged property under the pledge agreement. Project value – USD 25 mln.

Project Development:
Sergiy Oberkovych; Senior Partner, Attorney at Law
Email: [email protected]
Recent transactional highlights: Advising European Agro Investment Ukraine on project finance for construction of transshipping complex on the territory of Chornomorsk Sea Port. Project value – USD 250 mln.

Сorporate Law & M&A:
Max Lebedev, Partner
Email: [email protected]
Recent transactional highlights: Sale by Česká exportní banka (ČEB) of Kuzminetsky brick plant to Vitagro Group. Project value - USD 5,5 mln.

Restructuring & Insolvency:
Kateryna Manoylenko, Partner
Email: [email protected]
Recent transactional highlights: Comprehensive support of the leading Czech Bank on the bankruptcy case. Project Value – USD 48 mln.

Iryna Kalnytska, Partner
Email: [email protected]
Recent transactional highlights: Advising ENKOM a.s. on taxation of a permanent representation in Ukraine in execution of the EPC-contract for the heat and power plant implementation. Project value – USD 15 mln.

Max Lebedev, Partner
Email: [email protected]
Recent transactional highlights: Due diligence, structuring of the M&A deal and support of the construction of a 22 MW solar power plant for Georgian International Energy Corporation. Project value - USD 20 mln.

Key Clients:
TIU Canada, Inditex Group, Fiba Retail, 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.

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. 

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

Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

Total 24 Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

The foreign investor in Ukrainian large-scale privatization

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

Sergiy Oberkovych, Valentyn Gvozdiy, Iryna Kalnytska, Kateryna Manoylenko, Kateryna Tsvetkova

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

Max Lebedev

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