Practices

White-collar crime

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Overview

We protect the owners and management of Ukrainian and international companies from criminal persecution in Ukraine and in foreign jurisdictions, represent victims of fraud in criminal proceedings, and provide legal support during internal investigations.

We focus on white collar and corruption-related crimes. Among our clients are NASDAQ-listed companies, major Ukrainian businesses, as well as high-profile state officials and MPs.

Our lawyers have extensive experience of handling cross-border issues. These include communication with INTERPOL, taking evidence in foreign jurisdictions, and dealing with mutual legal assistance requests. During the recent time, we acted in complex transnational investigations into money laundering in Luxembourg, Switzerland, and Cyprus.

We will be happy to assist you with

  • complex defense in criminal cases
  • handling interrogations, seizures, and dawn raids  
  • challenging asset freezes
  • representing before INTERPOL and handling international legal assistance matters
  • representing victims of fraud and embezzlement

Key experience

Internal investigation into the suspected insider fraud followed by the criminal proceedings

Legal advisor to international e-commerce company

Represented a group of foreign creditors who suffered from a fraud in extra large amounts

Legal advisor to Noteholders' Committee of Mriya Agro Holding Plc

Advice in connection with criminal investigation by Ukrainian law enforcement authorities

Legal advisor to the world's leading online gaming and betting company

Defended the client in a criminal proceeding and a number of litigations

Legal advisor to NYSE-listed company

Defended the client in a criminal proceeding and bank accounts blockingprocedures in Ukraine and abroad

Legal advisor to Ukrainian businessman

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Key contacts

ANDRIY FORTUNENKO

Partner

afortunenko@avellum.com

Team

KOSTIANTYN LIKARCHUK

Senior Partner

klikarchuk@avellum.com

VADIM MEDVEDEV

Partner

vmedvedev@avellum.com

OLEG SHKONDIN

Managing Associate

oshkondin@avellum.com

KHRYSTYNA SHVAB

Associate

kshvab@avellum.com

OLEKSANDR STADNYK

Associate

ostadnyk@avellum.com

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