• In Ukrainian day-to-day realities, coflicts between companies and state authorities are often accompanied by initiation of criminal proceedings with regard to alleged business activity violations and companies’ officers and shareholders.
  • We provide a client with complex protection being based upon unified strategy and tactics and having coordinated approaches and action plans in administrative and criminal proceedings.
  • After Ukraine gained independence, it was Igor Golovan who originally started research and development of innovative legal technologies of business protection. Primarily, protection from the conduct of state authorities, not only illegal one but just groundless and unfair as well.
  • The result of the laborious work came in 2003 as the dissertation on the legal mechanism of the business protection.
  • This system of means and methods of business protection is being effectively used in our practice and it is constantly being improved through it.

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  • Legal audit of business processes in order to discover and prevent criminal related risks, corporate frauds, illegal appropriations, abuses of power by officers, corruption, etc.
  • Companies’ and their officers’ interests protection in criminal proceedings, including cases where application of special criminal procedural measures to companies are considered.
  • Representation of companies as injured parties and civil claimants in criminal proceedings.
  • Legal support in investigations by state controlling and law enforcement authorities.
  • Legal aid during official inspections by state controlling authorities for the purpose of minimisation of potential criminal related risks based on the results of such inspections.

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  • Protection of rights and interests of intellectual property rights holders, namely revealing the infringements, cooperation with law enforcement and state controlling authorities, recovering damages caused.

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  • Analysis of the client's needs and providing recommendations for choosing the most favorable mechanism for achieving the goal set by the client.
  • Analysis of the customer's existing business processes in the subsoil use sphere for compliance with the legislation requirements and providing relevant conclusions on this matter.
  • Preparation of documents and legal assistance in obtaining special permits for subsoil use.
  • Representation and protection of client's interests in relations with state authorities and local self-government on subsoil use, including litigation.

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  • Protecting interests of individuals and companies with relation to conducting the anti-terrorist operation and Crimea Free Economic Zone established on the temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine.
  • Golovan & Partners has a unique experience of representing the interests and successful case hearing in the Constitutional Court of Ukraine.
  • We provide legal support for clients’ disputes in courts of any jurisdiction and of all instances. Having said that, we equally successfully protect clients’ interests in administrative,commercial and general jurisdiction courts.
  • Golovan & Partners has a successful track record of approaching the Supreme Court of Ukraine as to revision of judgments rendered by the highest specialised courts.
  • One of the fundamental principals we found our legal practice upon is denial of the idea that all the domestic remedies can be exhausted from the procedural standpoint. Implementation of such a principle in cases where Golovan & Partners takes part generally results in the European Court of Human Rights’ judgments in favour of clients.
  • Likewise, we successfully represent our clients when it comes to arbitration tribunals or international arbitration.
  • Golovan & Partners has a strong belief that investment dispute resolution vehicles have huge potential for the purpose of foreign investors’ interests protection in Ukraine. Such a position is duly justified and proven in real life, even in such a non-typical cases as VAT reimbursement procedure violation by the state.