In the spring of 2018, criminal proceedings on the fact of tax evasion in a significantly large amount were launched against a client, a leading development company, whose portfolio includes large shopping and office centers in Kyiv and Minsk.

The investigation qualified ordinary business operations (consulting) as fictitious and carried out with the goal of tax evasion. This trend has been observed in tax police bodies for a long time (as an example, outstaffing services).

In the framework of investigation, a search was conducted in the Client’s office, a significant amount of primary documentation and computer equipment were seized. In addition, top management and many employees were repeatedly questioned.

The attorneys of VB PARTNERS provided comprehensive protection of the interests of the client for 10 months. An active position in the criminal case, high-quality evidence base, recording and dozens of appeals of all violations of the investigation allowed us to confirm the legitimacy of the client`s activity. Appeals to the Council of Business Ombudsman, UkraineInvest, American Chamber of Commerce were also used as an additional protection tools.

A team of attorneys worked on the project under the guidance of partner Denys Bugay and counsel Denys Shkarovsky.