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Sergiy focuses on representing clients facing criminal cases and court procedures. He has extensive experience in legal security for businesses, internal corporate investigations of possible violations, anti-corruption and compliance issues.

Recognition:
  • recommended specialist (Band 2) for White-Collar Crime, Chambers Europe 2018
  • recommended lawyer for Dispute Resolution, The Legal 500: EMEA 2018
  •  recognized expert in white-collar crime, Who's Who Legal: Business Crime Defence: Individuals & Corporate 2017
  • a leading expert in Criminal Law, Litigation, Best Lawyers 2019
  • recommended specialist (Band 2) for White-Collar Crime, Chambers Europe 2018
  • recommended lawyer for Dispute Resolution, The Legal 500: EMEA 2018
  •  recognized expert in white-collar crime, Who's Who Legal: Business Crime Defence: Individuals & Corporate 2017
  • a leading expert in Criminal Law, Litigation, Best Lawyers 2019
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Education:
  • Yaroslav the Wise National Law Academy of Ukraine, 2002
  • Admitted to the Bar
Languages:
English, Russian, Ukrainian
Membership and activities:
  • International Bar Association
  • CEO Club Ukraine
  • Ukrainian Bar Association
  • Head of the Ukrainian Bar Association Kyiv branch since 2013
  • A member of the Consultative Council of Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine, 2015
  • A member of the Civil Oversight Council at the National Anti-Corruption Bureau, 2016
Representative experience:

Representing and defending:

  • an international financial institution and its Ukrainian subsidiary in a criminal proceeding initiated by the client on fraud and illegal takeover;
  • Irish Bank Resolution Corporation Limited, the bank owned by the Government of the Republic of Ireland, in a series of disputes against a group of raiders relating to the enforcement of the Bank’s rights to commercial real estate, including over 35 litigations and criminal proceedings in Ukraine and other jurisdictions;
  • two major suppliers and manufacturers of pesticides in criminal proceedings on alleged illegal import of products into Ukraine initiated by the Customs Authorities of Ukraine and the Security Service of Ukraine;
  • a leading global construction player with an internal investigation over alleged misconduct in its relationships with a major subcontractor of the client in course of a project financed by the World Bank, including audit of internal compliance controls;
  • a Ukrainian industrial holding in criminal proceedings of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) and the Prosecutor General’s Office of Kyiv on the supply of products to the state enterprise at allegedly inflated prices, successfully defending the client in attempts of the prosecutor's office to interfere with the client's activity by seizing bank accounts;

Representing and defending:

  • an international financial institution and its Ukrainian subsidiary in a criminal proceeding initiated by the client on fraud and illegal takeover;
  • Irish Bank Resolution Corporation Limited, the bank owned by the Government of the Republic of Ireland, in a series of disputes against a group of raiders relating to the enforcement of the Bank’s rights to commercial real estate, including over 35 litigations and criminal proceedings in Ukraine and other jurisdictions;
  • two major suppliers and manufacturers of pesticides in criminal proceedings on alleged illegal import of products into Ukraine initiated by the Customs Authorities of Ukraine and the Security Service of Ukraine;
  • a leading global construction player with an internal investigation over alleged misconduct in its relationships with a major subcontractor of the client in course of a project financed by the World Bank, including audit of internal compliance controls;
  • a Ukrainian industrial holding in criminal proceedings of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) and the Prosecutor General’s Office of Kyiv on the supply of products to the state enterprise at allegedly inflated prices, successfully defending the client in attempts of the prosecutor's office to interfere with the client's activity by seizing bank accounts;
  • one of the largest mineral water producers in complex matters involving defense in criminal proceedings brought for tax evasion, as well as in other areas including assets attachment on the basis of foreign criminal proceedings and a potential attempt to take over the company;
  • the members of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine (2014-2015) in a number of criminal proceedings related to the first anti-corruption investigations in Ukraine;
  • the owner of a major Ukrainian agro holding in a criminal proceeding in connection with outstanding debt of the company. It was one of the high-profile criminal cases in Ukraine, unprecedented in both size and scope;
  • a former banker (permanent resident of the UK) in the course of an extradition procedure under an Interpol warrant alleging financial fraud from Ukraine to Russia;
  • the former Deputy CEO of a major state-owned company in criminal proceedings on alleged abuse of power and misappropriation of assets of a state-owned company investigated by the Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine.
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