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Valentyn Gvozdiy

Valentyn Gvozdiy is Managing Partner at GOLAW, Attorney at Law.

His area of expertise is focused on Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Bankruptcy, Debt Restructuring as well as working with Non-performing Loans (NPL). Valentyn also has a strong background in Corporate Governance, Compliance, Risk Management, AML, Anti-Corruption, and Tax. 

Valentyn Gvozdiy is also a Vice-President of the Ukrainian National Bar Association (UNBA), which is the regulator of the legal profession in Ukraine.

In 2019 Valentyn was elected as the Head of the Supervisory Board at Ukrhydroenergo PJSC.

In 2017 Valentyn Gvozdiy has been awarded the title of Honored Lawyer of Ukraine. He is also a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in “Administrative Law and Process; Financial Law; Informational Law” (2020).

In November-December 2021, Valentyn Gvozdiy has completed special programs in Corporate Governance at Harvard Business School. The purpose of the agenda was to acquire new knowledge and skills in the field of Corporate Governance.

As a result of his studies, Valentyn Gvozdiy received Harvard Business School Corporate Director certificate. The program of the study consisted of four courses: Making Corporate Boards More Effective; Audit Committees in a New Era of Governance; Compensation Committees: New Challenges, New Solutions; Risk Management for Corporate Leaders.

The course “Making Corporate Boards More Effective” included studying the latest practices in implementing supervisory boards’ functions; enhancing the level of corporate governance and decision-making that contribute to the company’s long-term success; ways to improve interaction and relationships with shareholders and company management.

The course “Audit Committees in a New Era of Governance” included studying new-day practices of audit committees of supervisory boards, ways to increase their strategic contribution to the company; methods of improving the procedure for developing a financial reporting strategy, and overseeing the functions of financial reporting, accounting, and risk management; ways to increase the level of transparency and quality of audit and financial reporting.

The course “Compensation Committees: New Challenges, New Solutions” included studying critical market issues and regulation of incentive and compensation programs for company officials to achieve the maximum economic performance of companies; research of the best methods of reconciling the remuneration of top managers with the business strategy and goals of the company.

The course “Risk Management for Corporate Leaders” included studying the most innovative practices for assessing and managing unforeseen crises; making and implementing management decisions to reduce the likelihood of adverse aftermaths and minimize possible losses.

  • Education

    • Law faculty, Yury Fedkovych Chernivtsi National University, Ukraine
    • ICA Professional Postgraduate Diploma in Governance, Risk & Compliance, Manchester Business School, UK
    • Ph.D. degree in Law on specialty “Administrative Law and Process; Financial Law; Informational Law”; thesis topic – “Administrative and legal status of attorneys’ self-government bodies”
    • Harvard Business School Corporate Director certificate
  • Recognitions

    The Legal 500 EMEA 2021 - received a special recognition ‘Leading individual’ in Employment practice area;

    Best Lawyers in Ukraine 2022 - recognised among the best lawyers in Ukraine in Banking and Finance Law, Corporate Governance and Compliance Practice, Corporate Law, Government Relations Practice (GR), Investment, Land Use and Zoning Law, Litigation, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Real Estate Law, Tax Law;

    Who’s Who Legal 2021 - became the only attorney in Ukraine recognised as a leading specialist in Corporate Tax: Controversy;

    Ukrainian Law firms. A Handbook for Foreign Clients 2021 - recognised among the best lawyers in Ukraine in the field of Tax and Transfer Pricing: Consulting, Litigation;

    50 leading law firms of Ukraine 2020 - recommended among the best lawyers in Ukraine in: Tax Disputes Resolution; Tax consultancy; Litigation;

    Legal Awards 2021 - recognized as the best corporate governance lawyer of the year.

  • Membership

  • Languages

    Ukrainian, Russian, English

Valentyn Gvozdiy Valentyn Gvozdiy Managing Partner, Attorney at law, PhD
19B Instytutska ​street, Office 29 Kyiv Ukraine 01021
+38 044 581 1220 v.gvozdiy@golaw.ua

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