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Employment

Services

Counsel on employer-employee relations

Preparation of documents for labour issues

Labour disputes and conflicts

Support during inspections by regulatory authorities

Overview

The legal regulation of labour relations and labour disputes is an important area of attention for any business. Risk management in the area of labour compliance is a powerful tool for the reduction of potential losses in business. Avail yourself to the rich experience of the GOLAW team’ in the field of labour law, employment, and employer-employee relations.

Kateryna Tsvetkova

Kateryna Tsvetkova

Counsel, Attorney at law

  • Recognitions
  • The Legal 500 EMEA 2021
  • Who's Who Legal 2020

Experience

  • Comprehensive legal support of an international computer game development company on labor law

    GOLAW ensured comprehensive legal assistance on labor law to an international computer game development company. In particular, GOLAW’s lawyers accompanied the change of the head of the Ukrainian company, including the preparation of all necessary documents, support for the termination of the director and registration actions to remove the signatory from the register, as well as the relationship with the new head.

  • Representation of Client`s interests in a range of lawsuits against the Social Insurance Fund for the Disabled

    GOLAW’s lawyers represented one of the largest fashion retailers in a range of lawsuits against the Social Insurance Fund for the Disabled for the collection of administrative-economic sanctions. GOLAW’s lawyers proved the Client’s compliance with the requirements of the legislation on employment of people with disabilities, and as a result the courts completely denied the claims.

  • Development and implementation of a full range of internal labor documents

    GOLAW’s lawyers supported the development and implementation of a full range of internal documents on labor issues (policies, instructions, regulations) for the Ukrainian office of one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies.

  • Legal representation of the Сlient`s interests in the range of lawsuits on recognition as illegal and cancellation the orders for dismissal

    GOLAW provided a comprehensive legal assistance and legal representation of interests of Amosova K., of the Bogomolets National Medical University former rector, in the lawsuits against the Ministry of Health of Ukraine on recognition as illegal and cancellation of four orders for dismissal from the rectorship of Bogomolets National Medical University. Due to successful work of GOLAW’s lawyers, the courts recognized all four dismissals illegal.

  • Legal representation of Ukrainian judges in court cases regarding illegal dismissal

    GOLAW’s lawyers protected against illegal dismissal of Ukrainian judges, evaluated by the High Qualifications Commission of Judges of Ukraine (hereinafter – HQC). The lawyers have thoroughly analyzed the procedure of evaluation and violations committed by the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine. As a result of the successful work of GOLAW’s lawyers, a precedent was set for the first time in Ukraine when the High Council of Justice refused to satisfy the HQC’s recommendations on the dismissal of judge.

    GOLAW also represented Ukrainian judges in the High Council of Justice and the Supreme Court in disciplinary proceedings. As a result of the successful defense strategy, a number of decisions of the Disciplinary Chambers to bring judges to disciplinary responsibility were recognized illegal and cancelled.

  • Legal advising on compensation payments to the top management

    GOLAW acted as the Client’s legal advisor on compensation payments to the top management of the Ukrainian company, worldwide manufacturer of home care products, health care and personal care products, including tax advice.

  • Representation of the Client's interests, Marka Ukraine, in the lawsuit with a former employee

    GOLAW’s lawyers represented the Client’s interests, Marka Ukraine, in the lawsuit with a former employee. Due to successful work of the firm, the parties reached an amicable agreement.

Key lawyers

Valentyn Gvozdiy
  • Managing Partner, Attorney at law, PhD
Kateryna Manoylenko
  • Partner, Head of Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice, Attorney at law
Oleksandr Melnyk
  • Counsel, Head of Corporate Law and M&A practice, Attorney at law
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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.

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.

Lesya Kurylko

Finance Director Ukraine
Oriflame Ukraine

In Oriflame we strongly believe that people who work together with us and share the same proactive approach achieve greater results. GOLAW attorneys have taken time to understand our business and Oriflame culture so they can help us efficiently and effectively achieve our goals.What we appreciate is that they possess a can-do spirit, a winning attitude and never give up. The attorneys of this full-service law firm are outstanding professionals and because of their vast experience, they arrive at solutions quickly and save us money. We have great confidence in GOLAW and highly value our partnership.

Neil Rutherford

Project Development Director
Khmelnytsky Bio Power Plant (KBPP)

Since engaging GOLAW as our legal advisors, we have received an exceptionally high level and quality of legal services relating to the full range of issues associated with the development of a large biomass power plant. These services initially comprised full analysis and advice on all aspects of the business and legal issues regarding the establishment of the project. Then during the subsequent development of the project, GOLAW’s continuing advice and support was critical to its success. The services provided were of the very highest quality and always delivered quickly and efficiently. GOLAW always provided positive solutions to potential problems.

Ruben Oganyan

Head of Сredit risk department
ProCredit Bank

We highly appreciate professional legal assistance from GOLAW on supporting our bank as a lender in Ukraine. The firm is an ideal option for clients seeking advice on complex multi-jurisdictional transactions including syndicated lending and project finance transactions. They are extremely business-focused and solution-driven. It’s easy to work with the team as they listen to clients’ needs. The personal touch they have is beyond other firms.

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.

Vitaliy Vantsa

CEO
MERCATOR MEDICAL LLC

Mercator Medical LLC has been cooperating with GOLAW Law Firm for more than 10 years. The company’s team professionally resolves the entire list of tasks and challenges facing our business. The lawyers of the firm are proactive in adopting the best possible strategy and its successful implementation in every single project. The company provides high-quality legal advice to Mercator Medical on a wide range of regulatory issues, including: certification of our products, compliance assessment support of medical and protective products with the requirements of technical regulations and general issues of circulation of medical products in Ukraine.

Insights

GOLAW attorneys took part in the conference of the European Employment Lawyers Association

28 June 2022 News

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In which cases can a labour agreement be suspended during martial law?

13 May 2022 Publication

In which cases can a labour agreement be suspended during martial law?

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Is non-payment of salary allowed due to force majeure during the war?

22 April 2022 Publication

Is non-payment of salary allowed due to force majeure during the war?

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GOLAW attorneys took part in the conference of the European Employment Lawyers Association

28 June 2022 News

GOLAW attorneys took part in the conference of the European Employment Lawyers A...

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GOLAW attorneys have successfully defended the interests of the university rector in a labor dispute

07 December 2021 News

GOLAW attorneys have successfully defended the interests of the university recto...

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GOLAW attorneys have successfully defended the rights of the illegally dismissed Prosecutor from the Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine

09 September 2021 News

GOLAW attorneys have successfully defended the rights of the illegally dismissed...

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In which cases can a labour agreement be suspended during martial law?

13 May 2022 Publication

In which cases can a labour agreement be suspended during martial law?

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Is non-payment of salary allowed due to force majeure during the war?

22 April 2022 Publication

Is non-payment of salary allowed due to force majeure during the war?

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GOLAW several years in a row wins top positions in prestigious international ranking The Legal 500 EMEA  🔥🔥🔥

12 April 2022 Publication

GOLAW several years in a row wins top positions in prestigious international ran...

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