Valentyn Gvozdiy


Dr. Valentyn Gvozdiy, Managing Partner at GOLAW, specializes in litigation and advises clients on criminal law matters, white-collar crimes, internal investigations, compliance, and anti-corruption. With a wealth of experience, he has successfully handled some of Ukraine’s most complex and high-profile criminal cases.

With over 15 years of experience, GOLAW has established itself as one of Ukraine’s most reputable white-collar criminal defense law firms.

Since 2012, Dr. Valentyn Gvozdiy has held the esteemed positions of Vice President of the Ukrainian National Bar Association and the Bar Council of Ukraine, which serve as the governing and regulatory bodies for legal professionals in Ukraine. He has played a pivotal role in establishing a modern advocacy system and has created favorable conditions for developing the legal profession in Ukraine.

In recognition of his significant contributions to the legal profession in Ukraine, Dr. Gvozdiy was named among Ukraine’s most influential lawyers in 2021 by “Yurydychna Praktyka,” the leading legal newspaper in Ukraine. Additionally, in 2017, he was awarded the title of Honored Lawyer of Ukraine by the President of Ukraine.

Dr. Gvozdiy’s exceptional expertise and professional achievements have earned him consistent recognition as one of the best lawyers in Ukraine across a wide range of practice areas, not only by the leading Ukrainian rankings but also by prestigious international rankings such as The Legal 500 EMEA and Who’s Who Legal».

In 2022, GOLAW launched a unique information resource, “Criminal Law in Ukraine”, where you can find insights and practical guidance on criminal law in Ukraine, news and analysis of recent TOP criminal cases, information on legal procedures, and the criminal justice system in Ukraine.

For more information, please visit and Criminal Law in Ukraine.