Legal boutique VB PARTNERS is pleased to announce the expansion of its leadership and partnership team. Counsel Denys Shkarovsky was promoted to Partner.

Eight years ago, while still a student of the law faculty of Taras Shevchenko Kyiv National University, Denys came to VB PARTNERS. Today, he is one of the country’s leading criminal lawyers and represents clients in complicated and unprecedented cases.

Denys specializes in criminal proceedings, protecting business, its shareholders, and top managers from the pressure of law enforcement agencies.

Denys also develops Investigations practice at VB PARTNERS and has a unique experience in corporate security solutions designed to identify, eliminate, and prevent external and internal threats for clients’ businesses. In his work, Denys applies the standards of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (the world’s largest anti-fraud organization), of which he is a member.

Thanks to his professionalism and work on Investigations practice development, our firm has built a wide partner network with key Western partners.

In addition, Denys is actively involved in social activities and issues related to attorneys’ rights protection. In particular, in January 2019, a case concerning the illegal actions committed by the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine detectives in relation to him and his client was widely publicized. In May 2019, the legal community delegated Denys as a candidate for the Public Control Council at the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine.

His successfully implemented projects include as follows: challenging the National Bank of Ukraine decisions on Ukrainian banks liquidation and processes related to the claims for damages filed by the Guarantee Fund against shareholders; appeal against tax liabilities in the amount of UAH 1 billion in the interests of a large developer.

Denys Shkarovsky investigated the activity of the former owners of the giant agricultural holding on the revealed facts of fraud and misappropriation of funds of foreign investors in the amount of 400 million USD; the activity of the financial director of an international real estate company on the facts of theft and falsification of financial documents with subsequent criminal prosecution.

Special attention should be paid to the latest projects in White -Collar Crime practice, in particular, protection of the Former First Deputy Minister of Justice on suspicion of embezzlement of funds; protection of the heads of a construction company on suspicion of misappropriation of funds of the National Guard of Ukraine.

Today his expertise is recognized by international and national ratings. In particular, Best Lawyers recommends Denys as a leading l lawyer in Criminal Defense, and such a study as “Client’s Choice: TOP-100 Lawyers of Ukraine” includes him in TOP-8 experts in the field of Corporate Governance and Compliance.

Denys Bugay, Partner-cofounder of VB PARTNERS, noted: “We welcome Denys with great pleasure as a part of our partnership. Under his leadership, our Investigation Practice continues its active development, and our cooperation with foreign partners opens up new horizons. Denys has successfully completed dozens of corporate investigations. Thanks to his professionalism and hard work, the most complex and complicated cases have been completed for our clients’ benefit. Denys’s new status will significantly enhance our team potential and allow our Firm to achieve successful results”.

Denys Shkarovsky commented on his promotion: “I have been working in VB PARTNERS team since 2012 and I am happy about a new stage in my professional life. I am proud to become a member of VB PARTNERS’s partnership and highly appreciate the firm’s constant support in this difficult journey and a significant contribution to my development”.