Partner Responsible

  • Golovan & Partners has an extensive background in protecting clients’ and civil society’s interests in the Constitutional Court of Ukraine.
  • It was Igor Golovan whose constitutional petition gave rise to actual implementation of the right to legal assistance in Ukraine back in 2009 under the Decision of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine.
  • It was exactly 30 September 2009 when thanks to Golovan & Partners’ efforts anyone became able to take full advantage of advocate’s assistance while being interrogated as a witness or interacting with state authorities in any other way.
  • As it stands now in Ukraine, the recently introduced option of a constitutional complaint allows to approach the Constitutional Court in order to challenge constitutionality of the legal rule applied in the court decision against an individual or legal entity.
  • Golovan & Partners is consistent and firm in providing its clients with legal assistance in constitutional proceedings.
  • When it comes to protecting clients’ rights and interests, Golovan & Partners is uncompromising whatever powerful or influential a wrongdoer is.
  • It was not just once that the adversaries of ours were and still are the
  • President of Ukraine, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, the ministries, various governmental agencies, and other executive branch agencies.
  • 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.

Partner Responsible

  • Golovan & Partners does not feel bound by and therefore does not limit itself in procedural vehicles in order to protect interests of its clients.
  • The Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms of 1950 and protocols thereto are implemented in Ukraine in such a way that those are to be applied as a source of law.
  • The fundamental role in the protection of advocate secrecy and client-attorney privilege is played by the European Court of Human Rights judgment in Golovan v. Ukraine dated 5 July 2012.
  • Golovan & Partners has long-term experience in providing its clients with legal assistance in cases before the European Court of Human Rights, as well as in enforcement of the latter’s judgments and implementation of the latter’s case law in Ukraine.

Partner Responsible

  • 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.
  • Golovan & Partners succeeds in protecting clients’ interests in tax disputes with governmental tax authorities.
  • What we do results not just in judgments in favour of our clients but also in criminal proceedings against officials of the tax authorities over violation of tax payers’ rights and interests.
  • Golovan & Partners represents its clients in courts of all jurisdictions and levels, and succeeds in the Supreme Court of Ukraine where judgments of the highest specialised courts are questioned.
  • Golovan & Partners is effective while representing the clients’ interests in arbitration institutions.

Partner Responsible

  • 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.

Partner Responsible

  • 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.
  • 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.