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Litigation and dispute resolution

Services

Pre-court dispute settlement

Judicial dispute settlement

Enforcement of judgments

Overview

We not only monitor the latest judicial practice, but we also create it. Creativity and extensive practical experience, combined with an individual and highly responsible approach to each case, are the basic principles of work of the GOLAW lawyers.

We approach the resolution of a problem not only from the legal perspective, but also through the prism of the business objectives of our clients. This approach helps to obtain a positive outcomes for clients in the shortest possible time, and with minimal cost.

“Litigation in Ukraine” is a new information resource, created to help business, as well as the parties better understand the main trends and tendencies of litigation in certain areas

Kateryna Manoylenko

Kateryna Manoylenko

Partner, Head of Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice, Attorney at law

  • Recognitions
  • The Legal 500 EMEA 2021
  • Best Lawyers in Ukraine 2022
  • Who's Who Legal 2020
  • Ukrainian Law firms. A Handbook for Foreign Clients 2021
  • 50 leading law firms of Ukraine 2020

Experience

  • Protection of the Czech bank from the borrower's dishonest actions

    Representation of the Client’s interests in disputes with the debtor – Kuzminetskiy Brick Factory. After receiving a loan in the Czech bank, the Ukrainian debtor started doing an actions directed at borrower default. GOLAW’s lawyers in court stopped the fictitious bankruptcy of the debtor, as well as the withdrawal of the mortgage property. As a result of the professional legal assistance of lawyers, the Client filed a foreclosure on the mortgage – a brick factory, which was later successfully sold, and initiated the bankruptcy of the debtor.

  • Protection of the Expobank a.s from the borrower's dishonest actions

    Protecting a leading Czech bank Expobank a.s. from the borrower’s dishonest actions. The debtor (a leading Ukrainian glassware factory) has taken a number of steps to withdraw property from mortgages. GOLAW’s lawyers canceled all the debtor’s illegal transactions with mortgaged property in court. After lengthy litigation, the case successfully ended with the sale of receivables in favor of a third party at a favorable price for the Client.

  • Legal representation of the interests of former rector of the Bogomolets National Medical University in few lawsuits

    GOLAW provides a comprehensive legal assistance and legal representation of interests of Amosova K., former rector of the Bogomolets National Medical University rector, in the lawsuit against the Ministry of Health of Ukraine on recognition 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.

  • Representation of the Client's interests in a court dispute concerning the appeal against the demand of the State Audit Service of Ukraine

    Representation of the Client’s (Private Joint Stock Company (Ukraine is a shareholder)) interests in a court dispute concerning the appeal against the demand  of the State Audit Service of Ukraine in the amount of over UAH 7 billion. As a result of the successful work of GOLAW’s lawyers, Ukrainian courts cancelled the demand of the subject of power.

  • Representation of the ProCredit Bank interests as a secured creditor in the case of bankruptcy of the debtor

    Representation of the bank’s interests, ProCredit Bank, as a secured creditor in the case of bankruptcy of the debtor – Ukrainian agribusiness company. As a result of the successful work of GOLAW lawyers, the court closed the bankruptcy proceedings.

Key lawyers

Valentyn Gvozdiy
  • Managing Partner, Attorney at law, PhD
Kateryna Manoylenko
  • Partner, Head of Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice, Attorney at law
Roman Antoniv
  • Senior Associate, 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 have successfully secured the Client’s application consideration with  the European Court of Human Rights

08 June 2022 Publication

GOLAW attorneys have successfully secured the Client’s application conside...

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Expropriation of property during the war: instructions for business

23 May 2022 Publication

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The field of insurance during the war

15 April 2022 Publication

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Expert forensic analytical project “Litigation in Ukraine”

20 January 2022 News

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GOLAW attorneys have successfully proved the absence of grounds to recognize the agreement estimating over uah 60 million invalid in court

29 December 2021 News

GOLAW attorneys have successfully proved the absence of grounds to recognize the...

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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 secured the Client’s application consideration with  the European Court of Human Rights

08 June 2022 Publication

GOLAW attorneys have successfully secured the Client’s application conside...

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Expropriation of property during the war: instructions for business

23 May 2022 Publication

Expropriation of property during the war: instructions for business

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The field of insurance during the war

15 April 2022 Publication

The field of insurance during the war

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