Managing Partners: Volodymyr Vashchenko, Denys Bugay
Number of partners: 3 Number of lawyers: 13
Languages: English, Russian, Ukrainian
VB PARTNERS - is a boutique law firm, founded in 2005, with specialisation in white collar crime and dispute resolution.
Unique experience in these areas allows the firm to provide effective tools to settle conflicts with the state or an unfair counterparty. Thanks to this experience, clients receive the highest level of expertise, individual approach and personal involvement of partners in projects.
This team of talented experts, consists of 13 highly qualified lawyers, 8 of whom are attorneys-at-law. The team’s expertise is recognised by all international and national professional researches. Among the firm’s clients 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:
White-Collar Crime/Criminal Law:
■Comprehensive support of criminal proceedings against manufacturers of counterfeit products and the use of international brand products in Ukraine
■Support of extradition procedures in different jurisdictions, representation of clients in the bodies of Interpol, etc.
■Representation of interests of top managers and shareholder of one of the largest private banks of Ukraine - PJSC ‘Delta Bank’ in criminal cases, which are investigated by the anti-corruption authorities of Ukraine (NABU, SAP) 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 the private client (a candidate for mayor of Kyiv, bank’s shareholder) as a witness in a criminal proceeding, the pre-trial investigation in which is carried out by the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine
■Representation of the interests of the leading developer Svitland Development Ltd in criminal proceedings in the police
■Representation of the interests of former acting 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 interests of Mriya argoholding (one of top-6 agricultural companies of Ukraine) in a lawsuit on the cancellation of two seizures of property (which was located in a mortgage at a financial corporation) in criminal proceedings
Key clients: Shareholders of Delta Bank, Bank Khreschatyk, Commercial Bank Premium, Omega Bank, Terra Bank; Mriya agroholding, UKRSIBBANK BNP Paribas Group, British American Tobacco Ukraine, Whirlpool Ukraine, Colliers International, Kiev Investment Group, politically exposed persons (PEP), etc.
Contact: Denys Bugay, partner, attorney-at-law
Tel: +38 044 581 1633
Email: [email protected]
■Representation of interests of shareholders of JSC «Delta Bank Belarus» in ICSID arbitration proceedings together with the international company Joseph Hage Aaronson LLP
■Representation of the interests of the shareholder of PJSC «Сommercial Bank «Khreshchatyk» in litigation related to an appeal of the decisions as taken by the National Bank of Ukraine and Deposit Guarantee Fund on liquidation of this bank
■Representation of the interests of the Mykolaiv Alumina Plant LLC, one of the most energy efficient refineries with the highest level of automation across CIS, in the litigation process for the return of the leased rolling stock - 171 freight cars and recovery of penalty for non-compliance with the deadlines of return
■Representation of the shareholders of PJSC «Premium Commercial Bank» in a dispute on reversal of the Resolution as taken by the National Bank of Ukraine for revoking the banking license and bank’s resolution
■Representation of interests of the shareholder of PJSC ‘Classic Bank’ in the legal proceedings in respect of cancellation of decisions of the National Bank of Ukraine and the State Depository Fund on declaring the Bank insolvent, appointment of the provisional administration for the Bank and its liquidation
■Protection of Mykolaiv Alumina Plant LLC, one of the largest non-ferrous metallurgy plants in Europe, in court proceedings brought by the prosecutor to terminate the lease agreement for state property, which is a component of the maritime terminal and ensures the client’s independence in the process of cargo handling
■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 interests of Remdiagas LLC, the company whose main activity is the construction of main pipelines, communication lines and power supply, in the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine in appeal against the tax notice-decision that imposed a fine for delays in registration of the tax note
■Representation of interests of subsidiary of Basic Element, diversified industrial group, in legal proceedings for the restoration of the amount of VAT in the Electronic Administration System, which was reduced due to forgery of documents for obtaining the electronic digital signature of the company’s director and issuing counterfeit tax bills on their basis. The judicial practice of such cases is absent. Currently, a unique legal position has been developed, which has not yet been applied in the courts of Ukraine. The lawsuit was filed
Key clients: Prosperity Capital Management, KIT Yekaterinburg, shopping mall that belongs to Mallino Development Group; Nykolaevsky Alumina Plant, one of the world’s most energy efficient refineries with the highest level of automation across CIS; shareholders of Bank Khreshatyk, Classic Bank and Commercial Bank Premium; subsidiaries of LUKOIL Oil Company; British American Tobacco, Whirlpool Ukraine, International Clinic for Rehabilitation, one of the world leaders in the field of treatment and rehabilitation of patients with diseases of the musculoskeletal and nervous systems, etc.
Contact: Volodymyr Vashchenko, partner, attorney-at-law
Tel: +38 044 581 1633
Email: [email protected]