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GOLAW is an international full-service law firm was founded in 2003 and currently has offices in Kyiv (Ukraine) and Berlin (Germany). The firm has been recognized by several prestigious international and Ukrainian rankings, such as The Legal 500 EMEA, Chambers & Partners, IFLR 1000, Best Lawyers, Who is Who Legal, «Юридична премія» etc. For the last eight years, GOLAW is ranked among the TOP 10 Leading Law Firms of Ukraine.

The client portfolio of the firm includes large and medium-sized, national and foreign companies, banks and financial institutions, as well as private investors doing business in Ukraine or entering local and/or foreign markets.

From 2003, GOLAW provides sophisticated legal advice and reliable legal assistance in all major sectors, including agribusiness, retail and FMCG, healthcare and pharmaceuticals, financial services, renewable energy, transportation and infrastructure, internet technology, and real estate.

GOLAW is a member of the leading Ukrainian business associations (American Chamber of Commerce, European Business Association, Ukrainian Network of Integrity and Compliance, German-Ukrainian Chamber of Industry and Commerce) and leading legal associations (Ukrainian National Bar Association).

The firm’s lawyers are presented at the board of directors and chair committees in state and nonprofit organizations, such as JSC Ukrhydroenergo, European-Ukrainian Energy Agency,  Ukrainian National Bar Association.

Firm's news

GOLAW Managing Partner joined the working group on the Prevention of Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing matters at the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine

15 May 2020 News

GOLAW Managing Partner joined the working group on the Prevention of Money Laund...

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Renewable energy

21 April 2020 News

Renewable energy

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GOLAW received exceptional results in the international legal ranking The Legal 500 EMEA 2020

16 April 2020 News

GOLAW received exceptional results in the international legal ranking The Legal ...

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GOLAW business continuity in covid-19 global emergency

17 March 2020 News

GOLAW business continuity in covid-19 global emergency

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GOLAW law firm organized a tree planting in the Kyiv Botanical Garden

13 March 2020 News

GOLAW law firm organized a tree planting in the Kyiv Botanical Garden

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GOLAW has been ranked among the TOP-10 leading law firms of Ukraine

03 December 2019 News

GOLAW has been ranked among the TOP-10 leading law firms of Ukraine

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We are trusted

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Testimonials

Galina Kočendova

Deputy Director at Claims Settlement and Debt Recovery Department
Export Guarantee and Insurance Corporation (EGAP)

EGAP as a credit insurance corporation insuring credits connected with exports of goods and services from the Czech Republic against political and commercial risks has been co-operating with GOLAW for many years. Starting from the year of 2015 we have been co-operating very intensely. We really appreciate their progressive approach to solving complex legal issues of claims recovery in Ukraine. We have profited from GOLAW’s attorneys ability to select and follow a winning strategy and from their business oriented approach. As a result of this approach our insured bank foreclosed upon an asset that has been nearly lost due to unlawful action of the debtor and is close to substantial recovery.

Bulent Temel

Country General Director
Fiba Retail Ukraine

We have been using services of GOLAW for our various legal needs already for more than 8 years. GOLAW has a highly prepared team of tax practitioners with strength in international taxation and in accounting and reporting matters, which ensures a very strong position before the tax authorities. The team demonstrates years of experience and delivers high-quality services. We as Fiba Retail, with the two worldwide brands that we are representing in Ukraine (Marks & Spencer and GAP), have enough evidence to say that working with GOLAW has been working out for us in all legal components of support we have received, and I can comfortably say that we are a satisfied customer.

Andrii Konko

CFO
Oriflame Ukraine

Oriflame always adheres to the high standards of work and customer service. We do understand how important quality is, so we chose GOLAW lawyers who are sharing the same values with us. The GOLAW tax practice always professionally approaches our projects in Ukraine. The lawyers provide us with a high quality tax advisory support and accompany our tax audits. GOLAW team helped us in appealing tax notice-decisions, and thanks to the work of attorneys, all penalties were successfully cancelled. We can recommend GOLAW as we are confident in the quality, timeliness and professionalism of their work, which has been repeatedly proved by our own experience.

Vitaliy Vergeles

CEO
Himagro Ukraine

Our company is moving forward and takes leading positions for quite a long time thanks to the professional support from GOLAW. We can definitely say that our business is well protected and ready for any challenge.In particular, we are working with the GOLAW tax practice when it comes to appealing the tax audits results. Due to the truly professional work of the practice, all penalties charged upon the results of inspections are cancelled. Moreover, the lawyers always get the reimbursement of legal assistance costs to our company. We believe that to prevent any risk you need to act properly, thus we have certainly made the right choice of a legal adviser.

Aleksey Vilkhovoy

CEO
Georgian International Energy Corporation

The GOLAW Energy Team has extensive experience in implementation of solar projects in Ukraine. They have deep understanding of international legal framework as well as particularities of Ukrainian legislation, which is especially important for the foreign companies entering the Ukrainian market. The firm’s lawyers assisted us in  developing a winning strategy that helped us to save time and to launch our project timely and in accordance with  planned budget.

Serhii Drobyshev

Director General
Inditex Ukraine Group of Companies

By appealing to GOLAW experts we are always sure in their competence and the quality of the legal support.

Anna Chychyl

Director
GAP Ukraine

GOLAW is a legal consultant, the coordinated team work of which allows us to feel that our business is protected and that it works for the positive perspective.

Vladyslav Burda

Company President
RedHead Family Corporation

They are very competent legal experts, outstanding professionals in corporate and criminal law. I really recommend these guys, this company. They are active, creative, and full of success-oriented ideas. This is an absolutely new generation of legal experts.

Artem Zubok

Finance Director
Red Bull Ukraine

We have been working with GOLAW for a long time and can certainly affirm its reputation of reliable and responsible partner in any legal and tax issues. The firm’s personnel is highly professional and client-oriented. All the requests are addressed in a smart and professional way with quick and to-the-point feedbacks. The in-depth knowledge and vast experience of GOLAW professionals meets the highest level of expectation of our company. The firm is also flexible in fees and tariffs.

Bulent Temel

Country General Director
Fiba Retail Ukraine

We have been using services of GOLAW for our various legal needs already for more than 7 years. With the leadership of Valentin Gvozdiy and Sergiy Oberkovych, GOLAW houses a very powerful and proficient lawyer team working in various fields, who are ready to grasp your needs and provide solutions. We as Fiba Retail, with the two worldwide brands that we are representing in Ukraine (Marks & Spencer and GAP), have enough evidence to say that working with GOLAW has been working out for us in all legal components of support we have received, and I can comfortably say that we are a satisfied customer.

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