GOLAW, with offices in Kyiv and Odesa, has provided legal services to domestic and international clients for more than 15 years. GOLAW is widely acknowledged as having one of the preeminent criminal law and white collar criminal defense practices in Ukraine which are recognized by national and international well-respected rankings. The firm’s litigators include some of the most highly respected criminal defense lawyers, many of whom served with distinction before joining the firm as state prosecutors or governmental officials. As white-collar and regulatory proceedings often run parallel with civil litigation proceedings, each of the firm’s attorneys has significant commercial litigation experience.
Valentyn Gvozdiy is a Managing Partner at GOLAW and has an extensive experience in handling some of the most complex and high profile criminal cases in Ukraine of the last few years with remarkable results. Valentyn in addition to his professional education in Ukraine gained ICA Professional Postgraduate Diploma in Governance, Risk & Compliance in the UK.
He specializes in litigation, counseling clients on criminal law matters, white collar crimes, internal investigations, as well as, compliance and anticorruption. Valentyn also heads the team of attorneys for assessment of clients’ internal procedures and monitoring of potential regulatory and corruption risks.
He provides development of legal strategies for criminal proceedings and their implementation; challenging unlawful actions of law enforcement officers, legal support in business communications; legal support and representation during negotiations for the return of unlawfully seized assets and documentation; procedural representation of legal entities and their employees during investigations (searches, inspections, interrogations, etc.); defense of potential and actual suspects and defendants.
Among other focus areas in Valentyn’s practice are tax law and dispute resolution. He focuses on the provision of legal advice on a broad spectrum of tax legislation issues, including tax planning and structuring, along with representing the interests of local and foreign companies before the tax authorities (including all types of tax investigations both domestic and international).
He provides counsel in Ukrainian, Russian ans English.