White Collar Crime

Attorneys of VB PARTNERS law firm protect business structures and private clients in criminal proceedings, in cases of their involvement in criminal proceedings by mistake or threatened prosecution, as well as in cases where the client is accused of committing a crime.

Our key expertise includes investigation of fraud, money laundering, misappropriation of funds and assets, tax evasion and fictitious bankruptcy, abuse of office, negligence and illegal enrichment.

We take a proactive stance in protecting the victims/businesses from illegal actions. We have developed practice in the sphere of compliance and conduct our own corporate investigations, including with the aim of bringing the dishonest partners, contractors and management of companies to responsibility.

We have significant experience in representation of clients’ interests in the anti-corruption bodies of Ukraine.

Our Attorneys-at-law are recognized national experts on cross-border investigations, extradition and Interpol. We can help at every stage, from responding to extradition requests and INTERPOL Red Notices, bail proceedings, extradition hearings and appearances in courts.

Clients and projects
British American Tobacco, Avellana Gold, Continental Farmers Group, Svitland Development, Mallino Development Group, Vioil, Quarter Partners, EuroChem Group, Global Maritime Consultants Group, Avellana Gold, Glukhov quartzite quarry, Mykolayiv alumina refinery, Ukrainian Football Association, Farmak, Good Valley, shareholders and top management of Premium Bank, Classic Bank, Delta Bank, Terra Bank, Trust Bank, Ukrsibbank BNP Paribas Group and others.

Dispute Resolution

Dispute Resolution practice is one of the core activities of the firm.

Two decades of active practice have formed expertise in the field of international investment arbitration, dispute resolution in Ukrainian and international courts, protection of interests in proceedings initiated by regulatory and law enforcement agencies, including sanctions, investments, as well as fraud investigation and asset recovery.

VB PARTNERS attorneys have an extensive experience in resolving corporate disputes and disputes related to shareholders’ agreements, representation of interests in general meetings of shareholders and filing appeals against their decisions, handling frivolous lawsuits commenced by minority shareholders and protecting business from raider attacks.

We investigate dishonest competitors and infringers of intellectual property rights. We resolve complex labor disputes that allow not only to terminate relations with an unconscientious employee, but also to eliminate a fraudulent network within the company.

Our Dispute Resolution practice also includes pre-disputes and settlement negotiations with counterparties and authorities, participation in meetings of parliamentary and control committees, the use of tools of the Business Ombudsman Council, ACC and EBA to defend business interests.

A significant amount of projects led by VB PARTNERS comprise disputes with the State. Our attorneys have obtained decisions in favor of clients, for example, in disputes with the State Property Fund of Ukraine on re-privatization, tax disputes, and appeals against decisions of the National Bank of Ukraine on the liquidation of banks.

We were one of the first in Ukraine to succeed in lifting sanctions imposed on a European Union company by Ukraine.

Disputes in national courts are sometimes only an intermediate step on the way of making the foreign investor’s problem public and referring it to the international bodies, seeking damages and compensation. Particularly noteworthy is the practice of appealing to the ECHR and instituting proceedings in ICSID.  We conduct cross-border disputes both independently and with the best foreign law firms.

Clients and projects
Whirlpool/Indesit, Scania, British American Tobacco, Continental Farmers Group, Svitland Development, Mallino Development Group, Vioil, Quarter Partners, Immer Group, SkyEng, EuroChem Group, Global Maritime Consultants Group, Avellana Gold, Glukhov quartzite quarry, Mykolayiv alumina refinery, shareholders of Premium Bank, Classic Bank and others.