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VB Partners Law Firm

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Managing Partners: Volodymyr Vashchenko, Denys Bugay
Number of partners: 3 Number of lawyers: 13
Languages: English, Russian, Ukrainian

Firm Overview:
VB PARTNERS is a boutique law firm, founded in 2005, specialising in white-collar crime and dispute resolution. Unique experience in these areas allows VB PARTNERS to provide effective tools to settle conflicts with the state or an unfair counterparty. VB PARTNERS’ team of experienced and progressive experts neutralises criminal risks. With VB PARTNERS, communication with law enforcement agencies becomes civilised and businesslike. The firm does not allow corporate fraud and unethical behaviour of client’s business partners. Thanks to years of successful practice and implementation of difficult projects, the firm and partners have been recognised by all international and national professional ratings Among its clients there are shareholders and top managers of large Ukrainian business, global corporations, banks, foreign investors, key figures of the state and private clients.

Main Areas of Practice:  

Dispute Resolution
White-Collar Crime
Investigations

White-Collar Crime/Criminal Law:
■Support of extradition procedures in different jurisdictions, representation of clients in the bodies of Interpol;
■ Representation of interests of top managers and the shareholder of one of the largest private banks of Ukraine - PJSC “Delta Bank” in criminal cases, which are being investigated by the anti-corruption authorities of Ukraine in respect of the misappropriation of funds in collusion with officials of the National Bank of Ukraine
■ Protection of top managers and the shareholder of the largest bank in the Republic of Belarus with Ukrainian capital - JSC «Delta Bank Belarus» in criminal proceedings on suspicion of embezzling funds in operations with correspondent accounts
■ Representation of the interests of the shareholders of PJSC «Premium Commercial Bank» in criminal proceedings on the facts of tax avoiding
■ Representation of the interests of former Minister of Agrarian Policy of Ukraine in criminal proceedings
■ Protection of PJSC «Сommercial Bank «Khreshchatyk» owners and officials in criminal proceedings initiated in connection with economic activities, in particular concerning suspicions of embezzlement of the bank’s property and bringing the bank to insolvency
■ Representation of the shareholder and managers of PJSC «Omega Bank» in criminal proceedings which are being investigated by the Kyiv Prosecutor’s Office in response to deducting (writing off) loan portfolios from the balance sheet of the bank
■ Protection of the interests of former Minister of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine in criminal proceedings at the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine regarding the declaration of false information by an official of the legislative body
■ Protection of the former First Deputy Minister of Justice of Ukraine in a criminal case on suspicion of theft of 54 mln. UAH (~ 2 mln. USD)
■ Protection of the Former Member of the Board of the National Bank of Ukraine in criminal proceedings regarding the issuance of a refinancing loan to one of the commercial banks of Ukraine in the amount of 1,2 bln. UAH (~ 50 mln. USD)
■ Representation of the interests of Mriya Agro Holding in criminal proceedings in respect of misappropriation by its former owners and officials of the credit funds of ERSTE Bank (30 mln. USD)
Key clients: Shareholders of Delta Bank Ukraine, Delta Bank Belarus, Khreshchatyk Bank, Classic Bank, Terra Bank, Omega Bank, Premium Bank; Ukrainian Association of Football, Continental Farmers Group, Mallino Development Group, Svitland Development, Avellana Gold, UKRSIBBANK BNP Paribas Group, British American Tobacco Ukraine; National Bank of Ukraine officials, Former Chairman of the Committee of the Verkhovna Rada on issues of budget, First Deputy Minister of Justice of Ukraine, Former Minister of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine, etc.
Contact: Denys Bugay, partner, attorney-at-law
Tel: +38 044 581 1633
Email: [email protected]

Dispute Resolution:
■Representation of the interests of shareholders of JSC «Delta Bank Belarus» in ICSID arbitration proceedings
■ Representation of the foreign investor’s interests in ICSID arbitration proceedings;
■ Advising shareholders and top managers of PJSC “Delta Bank” on the issues of claims on debt collection submitted by the Deposit Guarantee Fund to pay off debts of Delta Bank (800 mln. USD)
■ Representation of the interests of the companyowner of the largest oil product pipelines in Ukraine in a lawsuit concerning the abolition of the Decree of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine on the Introduction of Special Duties on the Import of Diesel Fuel from the Russian Federation
■ Representation of the shareholders of PJSC «Сommercial Bank «Khreshchatyk» in litigation related to an appeal of the decisions made by the National Bank of Ukraine and Deposit Guarantee Fund on liquidation of this bank;
■ Advising the shareholders of PJSC «Delta Bank» in respect of the claims filed by the Deposit Guarantee Fund to repay debts of bank
■ Representation of the interests of the Chairman of the Board of one of the largest banks in Ukraine in a dispute under the lawsuit filed by the state for compensation of losses caused to the bank (375 mln. USD)
■ Protection of the European investor in a number of reprivatization disputes initiated by the General Prosecutor’s Office on withdrawal of shares
■ Representation of the private company in a dispute jointly brought by the State Property Fund and the Prosecutor’s Office on the withdrawal of seaport infrastructure facilities from leasing
■ Representation of the licensee’s interests in a dispute on the cancellation of the order of the State Geology Service on suspension of the license for minerals mining
■ Representation of taxpayers in disputes with the State Fiscal Service and the State Treasury Service over the collection of VAT arrears and penalties
■ Representation of the metallurgical plant in a range of commercial, civil and administrative disputes initiated by the Ministry of Infrastructure over land plots and real estate as well as in criminal proceedings initiated by law enforcement agencies
■ Representation of a private company in the lawsuit for the return of railway cars and the recovery of penalties for non-compliance with the terms of return
■ Representation of the interests of a Foreign Investor (European Union) in the Supreme Court in a lawsuit to appeal against the sanctions` application by the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine
Key clients: Mallino Development Group, Nykolaevsky Alumina Plant, Glukhov Quartzite Quarry, Mriya Agroholding, Continental Farmers Group, Svitland Development, Colliers International, Industrial group VIOIL, financial company Gelios, Skyeng, subsidiaries of LUKOIL Oil Company; shareholders of Delta Bank Ukraine, Delta Bank Belarus, Khreshchatyk Bank, Classic Bank, Premium Bank; National Bank of Ukraine officials, etc.
Contact: Volodymyr Vashchenko, partner, attorney-at-law
Tel: +38 044 581 1633
Email: [email protected]

Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

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