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Valentyn Gvozdiy

Managing Partner, Attorney at law
Kyiv, Berlin

Valentyn Gvozdiy specializes in the area of taxation law and resolution of court disputes. This practice is focused on the provision of consultations on a broad spectrum of taxation legislation issues, including tax planning and structuring, along with representing the interests of local and foreign companies with the tax authorities.
Valentyn Gvozdiy’s experience in litigation includes supporting clients at all stages of a court dispute. Valentyn heads the team of the firm’s attorneys in the processes of drawing up a legal position and strategy for defense of clients’ property rights and interests in disputes with the involvement of Ukrainian and international companies, foreign investors and state authorities. His competencies include support during investment, corporate, economic and administrative disputes.
Another focus area of Valentyn Gvozdiy’s practice is counseling clients on compliance management and internal investigations. He heads the team of lawyers for assessment of clients’ internal procedures and monitoring of potential corruption risks.

Education:

  • Law faculty, Yury Fedkovych Chernivtsi National University

Bar Admissions:

  • Ukraine
  • Germany

Recognition:

  • Legal 500 EMEA, 2014 edition – recommended among best Ukrainian lawyers for litigation and taxation practices;
  • Best Lawyer in Ukraine, 2018 edition – recommended among best Ukrainian lawyers for Land Law and Zoning, Banking & Finance, Corporate Law, Investments, Litigation, M&A, Real Estate, Tax Law;
  • PLC Which Lawyer, 2013 edition – recommended among best Ukrainian lawyers in taxation law sphere;
  • Tax Directors Handbook, 2013 edition – recommended among best Ukrainian lawyers in taxation law sphere;
  • Legal Awards 2016 - the winner of Best Tax Litigators nomination;
  • TOP-100. Best Ukrainian top managers, 2017 edition – named among best Ukrainian top managers in a law firm;
  • Ukrainian Law Firms. A Handbook for Foreign Clients, 2015 edition – recommended among the best lawyers in taxation law and judicial practice;
  • TOP 50 Law Firms in Ukraine 2016 – named among the top tax and dispute resolution lawyers.

Membership:

  • German Federal Bar Association (Bundesrechtsanwaltskammer);
  • Vice President of the Ukrainian National Bar Association;
  • Association of Advocates of Ukraine;
  • The Ukrainian American Bar Association (UABA);
  • Ukrainian Lawyers’ Association;
  • International Bar Association;
  • International Fiscal Association;
  • American Chamber of Commerce;
  • European Business Association;
  • International Compliance Association.

Knowledge of languages:

  • Ukrainian
  • Russian
  • English
Projects

Representation of interests of a Czech bank in its capacity of a creditor in bankruptcy within the scope of the bankruptcy proceeding of a debtor in Ukraine; follow-up of foreclosure on the movable and immovable properties pledged by the debtor.

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Follow-up of the procedure for winding up of a major taxpayer via its liquidation. Representation of interests of the company in tax authorities within disputes as regards non-recognition of creditors' claims within the scope of liquidation audit and de-registration of the company's structural units.

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Representation and protection of the interests of a large light industry articles producer during bankruptcy proceeding, challenging omissions on the part of the insolvency receiver and agreements made by the debtor during bankruptcy proceeding.

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Advisory services on tax issues, identification and mitigation of potential risks attributable to the disposal of toxic assets of an agrarian holding company, follow-up of agreements on sale of those distressed assets.

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Advisory services to a Czech bank as regards tax implications attributable to the foreclosure on the immovable property via assumption of the title to such property, its sale to a third person, or via auction sale.

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Legal assistance in connection with illegal refusal to refund VAT of more than 50 million UAH to an agricultural farming business. Preparation of complaint for consideration by the business ombudsman with subsequent communications with the tax authorities during the consideration of the complaint.

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Advisory services to an exporter of agrarian products as regards suspension of the period of accrual of late payment penalty for late return to Ukraine of the currency proceeds under foreign economic contract on supplies of products to the Republic of Poland.

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Protection of the interests of a foreign bank in a series of court disputes in administrative and commercial courts of Ukraine as regards challenging the acts of the debtor who sought to alienate the mortgaged property worth in total over 20 million Euros, follow-up of the procedure for enforcement of the court resolutions and foreclosure on the mortgaged property.

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Protection of the interests of a foreign bank in a series of court disputes in Ukrainian courts in connection with recognition and enforcement in Ukraine of a resolution taken by an international commercial arbitration court with subsequent follow-up of the debtor's bankruptcy proceeding.

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Protection of the interests of a global leader on the market of distribution of medical goods in a dispute with tax authorities as regards recognition illegal and cancellation of tax notifications-resolutions for a total amount exceeding 50 million UAH.

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Advisory services to a leading Ukrainian bank as regards potential corruption risks in connection with employment of persons of certain categories, development of an action plan to identify such risks, coordination and evaluation of effectiveness of its implementation.

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Design of the program (see below) and advisory services to a major Ukrainian spirits producer as regards implementation of an anti-corruption program, independent audit of efficiency of the units authorized to detect and prevent corruption at the company.

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Advisory services to a global leader of the sector of production of medicines, household goods, and healthcare and hygiene goods during investigation of corruption-related incidents at the company. Issue of explanations, policy and advisory assistance on documenting formal results of such investigations.

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Design of guidelines as regards prevention of corruption and fraudulent acts within labor disputes by the employees of a leader of paint and coatings products market of Ukraine.

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Advisory services to a leading producer and distributor of clothes, footwear, and accessories within investigation of facts of leakage of information at the company with subsequent design of appropriate internal regulations to prevent such incidents.

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Protection of the interests of a global leader in the sector on production of medicines and household goods to detect the sources of leakage of commercial information subsequently used to hamper the process of re-registration of the medicines made by the company.

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Internal investigations in the interests of an international holding to identify persons that illegally misappropriated the company's funds via transactions through dummy companies.

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Design of an internal policy on decision making and rules of work with counterparties for a major chemical products manufacturer.

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Judicial defense of a major grain exporters against unfair acts of third persons, including conclusion of loan agreements based on fake documents.

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Compliance audit in the interests of a global clothes manufacturer to identify feasibility of application of technical controls and goods accounting techniques.

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