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.