Zavadetskyi Advocates

Our Cases

Our clients come from various countries and business industries, including top-tier companies such as ING Bank, Piraeus Bank, Citigroup, AXA Insurance, ZTE Corporation, British American Tobacco, Readers Digest, OTP Group, Sisicam Group, Kantar TNS.

We also assist individuals – residents of Ukraine as well as of other countries, on various issues pertaining to both business and private matters but first of all in the sphere of advocacy. For example, in the criminal process area, we have had clients, along with Ukrainians, from the USA, Canada, the UK, China, Saudi Arabia, Israel. Some of our representative cases:

During 2015-2018 Zavadetskyi Advocates Bureau represents Ukrainian branch of British American Tobacco in a series of litigation processes with the State Fiscal Service with regard to import customs value issues. As of June 2018, advocates of the bureau have obtained 23 definitive judgments in favour of British American Tobacco. As a result of bureau’s work, the client has been able to apply customs value of imported tobacco goods on favourable conditions.

Oleksandr Zavadetskyi represents a Ukrainian individual in the procedure of delisting from the OFAC sanctions. In this case, Oleksandr Zavadetskyi advises the client concerning the change of the circumstances, that served as a basis for sanctions listing, as well as to the process of sanctions delisting, and also performs the documentation for correspondence with the US Department of the Treasury.

Zavadetskyi Advocates represent shareholder of a bank that has been taken out of the market by the National bank for undercapitalization reasons. The advocates advised the clients and represented him in the court. As a result, the client has refuted allegations of being involved in the illegal related party lending.

Zavadetskyi Advocates support founders of the company that develops an innovative IT system for provisioning of information services to medical institutions and their customers. In this case, advocates advise the clients – Ukrainian and Israeli citizens, with regard to various aspects of the project: corporate and IP law, taxation, fundraising, medical services regulation, contracts conclusion and execution, as well as they draft contractual and policy documentation.

Zavadetskyi Advocates represent shareholders of a telecom company – German and Ukrainian entities and citizens, in a corporate dispute arising from a change of shareholding composition. In this case, the advocates advise clients concerning the corporate and criminal law, produce documents, represent clients in courts and criminal prosecution offices.

Zavadetskyi Advocates provided criminal defence and advice to a multinational market research and information group during the criminal investigation conducted by the National Police of Ukraine. As, in the opinion of the Bureau’s lawyers, Police acted in violation of the law and created an ungrounded obstruction to the client’s activity, the Bureau assisted the client in initiating a criminal investigation of the Police’s actions. Within this assignment, Bureau’s advocates represent the client before the Police and the Public Attorney’s office. As a result, the investigation against the client has been recognized ungrounded and terminated.

Zavadetskyi Advocates provided criminal defence and advice to a multinational tobacco goods producer during the criminal investigation of the activity of a Ukrainian monopolistic tobacco products distributor. Within this assignment bureau’s advocates communicated with the investigation authorities, advised company’s management, instructed company’s personnel as to the participation in the investigatory actions and produced procedural documents.

Zavadetskyi Advocates represented a person accused of homicide and proved him not guilty during the court hearing. The client has been exonerated and released.

Zavadetskyi Advocates represented a leading global tobacco company in a criminal investigation and a commercial dispute arising out of counterfeited tobacco producer prosecution.

Zavadetskyi Advocates rendered criminal defence support to an entrepreneur family in the Kyrovograd region where the police detained a member of the family with gross violation of the process laws.

Zavadetskyi Advocates represented a leading multinational insurance company in the criminal investigation of USD 1,2 million damage event to the insured assets in the Anti-terroristic operations zone (ATO zone). Within the investigation, it has been proven that the fact is to be qualified as a one that is excluded from the insurance coverage.

Zavadetskyi Advocates represented a leading chemicals producer from Turkey in a series of litigation procedures in Ukrainian commercial courts aimed at recovery of debts.

Zavadetskyi Advocates represented an EU banking group in the litigious recovery of USD 13.7 million loan from a Ukrainian corporate borrower. The case includes recovery of funds, bankruptcy procedure and enforcement of mortgage.

Zavadetskyi Advocates provided for tax clearance of transaction for cross-border transfer of the loan portfolio from the balance sheet of the Ukrainian bank to the balance sheet of the UK bank of an EU banking group. As a result of this work, an official tax clarification has been obtained that allowed favourable conditions for the transaction.

Zavadetskyi Advocates represented a leading multinational insurer in a criminal investigation of USD 9 million damages event to the insured assets in the Anti-terroristic operations zone (ATO zone). Within the investigation procedure advocates of the bureau proved that the fact is to be qualified as a one that is excluded from the insurance coverage.

Zavadetskyi Advocates advised and represented a Canadian citizen who had been imprisoned in Ukraine for serious crime and criminal investigation against whom raised many questions as to its integrity and impartiality. Along with their client, Zavadetskyi Advocates also advised a US charitable institution that provides social services internationally to people in crisis situations. The client has been released from the sentence several years before time and was able to leave Ukraine.

Zavadetskyi Advocates advised a Polish consultancy firm regarding the regulatory environment for healthcare business activities in Ukraine.

Zavadetskyi Advocates represented a global insurance group in an investigation of USD 2 million fraud committed by an insured entity and in the recovery of the damage arising out of it. The project included criminal investigation and litigation in the commercial court.

Zavadetskyi Advocates represented a Ukrainian subsidiary of a global tobacco producer in the administrative court and defended the rights of the client to protect confidential commercial information from disclosure.

Zavadetskyi Advocates represented a Ukrainian individual on the defence side in a criminal proceeding regarding alleged organized crime and gross fraud. The client has been released from prison.

Zavadetskyi Advocates represented a Ukrainian subsidiary of an EU banking group in the litigious recovery of USD 8 million loan to a Ukrainian corporate borrower. The project included recovery of funds and enforcement of mortgage.

Zavadetskyi Advocates represented a leading global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions in the criminal investigation of USD 5 million corporate fraud committed against the company in Ukraine. Advocates of the firm provided the client with advice and representation within the criminal procedure were suspects have been identified, and the fraud has been thoroughly investigated.

Zavadetskyi Advocates represented a Ukrainian subsidiary of an EU banking group in the litigious recovery of USD 20 million loan to a Ukrainian corporate borrower. The project included recovery of funds and enforcement of several types of collateral – mortgage, guarantees, pledges of inventory and equipment, assignments of rights. The assignment has been completed by the opening of the bankruptcy procedures of the debtor companies.

Zavadetskyi Advocates represented a leading global publishing house and its Ukrainian managers in an alleged tax avoidance criminal procedure in Ukraine on the defence side. Lawyers of the bureau provided for closure of the criminal case during the pre-court investigation phase.

Zavadetskyi Advocates advised a US private investor regarding the establishment of retail network in Ukraine.

Zavadetskyi Advocates advised a Ukrainian subsidiary of an EU banking group in the transaction for the restructuring of USD 60 million loan to a large industrial conglomerate. The transaction included due diligence of debtor’s group of companies, reconstruction of the corporate structure of the debtor, antitrust clearance, transfers of corporate rights and assets, modification of facility and collateral contracts and practical implementation of the deal.

Zavadetskyi Advocates advised a Canadian private investor regarding USD 7 million divestiture from a Ukrainian agricultural project.

Zavadetskyi Advocates advised a US private equity fund regarding USD 110 million divestiture from a Ukrainian commercial real estate project.