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Alexander Minin

Senior Partner, Attorney at Law

Ph: +38 (044) 490-71-97

Fax: +38 (044) 492-88-59

The main areas of Alexander’s specialization are tax and customs law, investments, dispute resolution, complex business structuring and reorganizational issues, criminal cases on white collar crimes. Alexander has more than 20 years of professional experience in the area of tax and customs law as well as tax litigation.

Professional portfolio of Alexander includes more than 300 cases and projects on tax and customs law, support of large investment projects, tax structuring and reorganization projects, as well as precedent cases. In particular, Alexander has led the most significant cases in tax and customs litigation, projects on structuring and consolidation of business groups in Ukraine, disputes connected with realization of large investments projects. He successfully provides consulting services and represents interests of the biggest taxpayers in Ukraine – multinational groups, international companies and their subsidiaries in Ukraine, Ukrainian companies and mid-sized business.

As Attorney at Law, Alexander has considerable experience in defense of clients’ officials in criminal proceedings on white collar crimes, in particular in proceedings of tax evasion, forgery, criminal negligence and other violations.

Alexander started his professional career as a Financial Director at one of the first Ukraine-German joint ventures and as independent tax consultant. In 1991 Alexander became the first employee in Kyiv office of Arthur Andersen. As a Senior Tax Manager he led all significant projects in this office.

In 1999 Alexander together with several colleagues has established his own company in which he is a Senior Partner up to date.

Alexander actively takes part in many public projects and legal initiatives related to tax reform in Ukraine. Among the latest public projects led by Alexander are "Code no" (2010); "No to article 212 of the Criminal code" (2011); "Motivation of the court decisions in tax diputes" (2012); "Tax dispute vs. crime" (2013); "Tax reform" (2014), «Draft Law № 3448»(2016) and others.

Alexander is the author of more than 200 publications and professional comments in mass media on taxation, customs law, disputes resolution, and criminal law. He is an active member of professional conferences, round tables, and forums. He takes part in meetings of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine and the European Business Association and is a member of the Ukrainian Bar Association. In 2016 was elected to the Public Council under the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Taxation and Customs Policy.

Education:

  • Institute of International Relations of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, faculty of “International Economic Relations”, 1991;
  • Institute of International Relations of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, the second university degree in “International Law”, 2003.

Practices:

Languages:

Ukrainian, Russian, English.

Recognition:

Over many years Alexander Minin has been consistently included to Top 100 best practicing lawyers in Ukraine and has been recognized as the best tax consultant in Ukraine.

During 2008-2016 Alexander Minin has been taking leading positions in the category of Tax Law in Ukraine according to international and Ukrainian ranking researches, such as The Legal 500 EMEA, Tax Directors Handbook, Сhambers Europe Guide, International Law Office Client Choice Awards, Who’s Who Legal, Best Lawyers, PLC Which Lawyer, International Tax Review and many others.

During 2012-2016 Alexander was recognized “The Best Lawyer of Ukraine” in Tax practice area according to editions of KyivPost, ranking researches Legal Award 2014, Top 50 Leading Law Firms in Ukraine, Ukrainian Law Firms. A Handbook for Foreign Clients, Clients’ Choice. 100 Best Lawyers of Ukraine, Gvardiia edition.

In 2014 for high personal achievements in taxation Alexander was invited to become a member of International Bar Association. In particular, he was invited as a National Speaker of Ukraine in tax session of IBА Tokio International Conference (October 2014) and IBA Vienna International Conference (September 2015).

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Maxim Oleksiiuk

Partner, Attorney at Law

Ph: +38 (044) 490-71-97

Fax: +38 (044) 492-88-59

The main areas of legal specialization of Maxim Oleksiyuk are construction & real estate – work with ordinary projects (logistics parks, business centers & housing) and with the specialized projects (port terminals, railway branches, quarries) as well; complicated issues of land laws, including court practice; valuable experience in legal support in trade and distribution projects - collaboration with leading market members in such economic sectors as oil and agriculture products trade, retail network etc.

Besides, Maxim Oleksiyuk successfully deals with the following issues: corporate law/ M&A; antitrust &competition issues; natural resources, mining and ecology. Maxim is also known for his consulting practice in agribusiness and efficient practice in disputes resolution.

Maxim Oleksiyuk started his career at the first private notary office in Kharkiv specializing in real estate transactions. Later he became an advisor of the Head of the Parliamentary Committee on Finance and Banking and then he worked in Arthur Andersen's office in Kyiv. He has been working in WTS Consulting since 1999, as a partner – since 2004.

Maxim's articles and legal commentaries are published in legal and specialized media; his analytics is characterized by depth and ability to show the situation at the unconventional angle.

Education:

  • Kharkiv State University, Master of Business Administration;
  • Yaroslav Mudryi National Law Academy of Ukraine in Kharkiv, Master of Law.

Practices:

Languages:

Ukrainian, Russian, English.

Recognition:

In 2015 Maxim acted as Co-Chair of the Legal Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine.

During 2012-2015 The Legal 500  EMEA  ranking research recommended Maxim Oleksiyuk in Corporate and M&A, Litigation, and  Real Estate & Construction practice areas.

During 2010-2016 Ukrainian Law Firms. A Handbook for Foreign Clients ranking research recommended Maxim Oleksiyuk in Agribusiness, Antitrust & Competition, Corporate and M&A, Energy & Natural Resources,  Land, Litigation, Real Estate & Construction, Transport & Infrastructure practice areas.

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Alexander Shemiatkin

Partner, Attorney at Law

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Fax: +38 (044) 492-88-59

Alexander Shemiatkin specializes in a wide range of tax and customs issues, investments and foreign economic activity, intellectual property, trade and distribution, labour issues. He has considerable experience in representing the clients’ interests in court disputes, especially with tax and customs authorities. He is also experienced in disputes resolution with respect to protection of the intellectual property rights and labour. Alexander successfully represents the clients’ interests in relations with state agencies within the criminal proceedings related to economic activity. Furthermore, he has practical experience in business structuring, tax planning, contractual relations structuring in the field of trade and distribution, agreements related to royalties’ payment and software use.

His work experience comprises various consulting projects in such economic sectors as agribusiness, real estate and construction, informational technologies, finance and investments, chemical and food industries, transport, machine industry, fuel and energy sector, ecology and biotechnologies, pharmaceuticals.

Alexander joined the team of WTS Consulting in 2001 and became a partner of the firm in 2009. Throughout working in the firm, he has achieved the recognition as the specialist who can solve the most complicated problems, which are faced by the clients in their working activity every day.

Alexander has more than 100 professional publications in mass media on topical issues of taxation, customs and dispute resolution. He is an active member of professional conferences, forums and meetings of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine and the European Business Association. In 2016 was elected to the Public Council under the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Taxation and Customs Policy.

Education:

Yaroslav Mudryi National Law Academy of Ukraine in Kharkiv.

Practices:

Languages:

Ukrainian, Russian, English.

Recognition:

In 2012-2016 Alexander Shemiatkin was recognized among the best lawyers in taxation in Ukraine according to The Legal 500 EMEA, Chambers Europe Guide, Best Lawyers, Ukrainian Law Firms, Who’s Who Legal and Legal Awards 2015: Corporate Tax Lawyer ranking researches.

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Ivan Shynkarenko

Partner, Ph.D. in Economics

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Fax: +38 (044) 492-88-59

Ivan Shynkarenko specializes in a broad range of issues in the sphere of transfer pricing and customs regulation, investment and foreign economic activity, IP, trade and distribution. He has profound experience in various consulting projects in such sectors as agroindustry, real estate and construction, IT and telecommunications, finance and investments, chemistry and food industry, transport, machinery construction, fuel and energy, ecology and biotechnology, pharmaceutics.

Ivan successfully combines the theoretic knowledge in international economics with his practical experience, gained during productive work with WTS Consulting, which he joined being the student back in 2005; became a partner of the firm in 2015. During the years of work with WTS Consulting Ivan has earned recognition as a specialist capable of solving the most complex problems, faced by clients of the firm in their practical activity. Education in economics and profound experience provide him with in-depth understanding of business activity of the firm’s clients and allows elaboration of the most optimal solutions in each particular case.

Ivan is the author of more than 20 theoretic and practical articles on urgent issues of taxation and customs regulation. He is a regular participant of tax and customs committee meetings at the American Chamber of Commerce and the European Business Association.

Education / scientific work:

  • Ivan has defended a thesis "Formation of common tax policy in EU countries", according to the decision of specialized scientific council of the Institute of International Relations of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv Ivan has earned Ph.D. in Economics, 2012;
  • Institute of International Relations of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Master of International Economic Relations, certified translator (English), 2007;
  • John Moore's University (Liverpool, Great Britain), attendee at TEMPUS Project "International Finance", 2003.

Practices:

Languages:

Ukrainian, Russian, English.

Recognition:

Since 2015 Ivan Shynkarenko has been recognized as 'one of the best experts in customs issues and transfer pricing' (Tax category) by The Legal 500 EMEA and Chambers Europe editions. During 2014-2017 Ivan was also recommended for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in Ukraine edition.

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Olena Bukuieva

Senior Of Counsel, Attorney at Law

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Fax: +38 (044) 492-88-59

Olena Bukuyeva specializes on issues in the field of taxation, customs law, foreign trade, intellectual property, distribution and currency regulation. Olena has experience of providing consultations in different spheres of economy such as agriculture, real estate and construction, energy, information technology and telecommunications, pharmaceuticals.

Besides advisory practice, Olena represents clients in court disputes with authorities in the administrative process, particularly in disputes with tax authorities. She has Certificate in advocacy #3416, issued by the Kyiv City Qualification and Disciplinary Commission of the Bar. As an advocate Olena represents clients’ interests in criminal proceedings and in cases of administrative offenses related to the business activity.

Olena has been working in WTS Consulting since 2004.

Olena is an author of articles on the matter of intellectual property, which are tightly connected with tax law. She participates in meetings of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine and the European Business Association and is a member of the Ukrainian Bar Association.

Education:

Institute of International Relations of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Master of International Law, certified translator (English), 2002.

Practices:

Languages:

Ukrainian, Russian, English.

Inna Taptunova

Senior Of Counsel, Attorney at Law

Ph: +38 (044) 490-71-97

Fax: +38 (044) 492-88-59

Inna is an expert in taxation and tax planning matters, disputes with state authorities, the use of natural resources and mining, trade and distribution, intellectual property. Inna’s industry experience covers energy, real estate, chemical, food and wine industries among many others.

Inna is involved in consulting projects for restructuring activities in Ukraine, mergers and acquisitions, structuring of profit repatriation, taxation of foreigners in Ukraine. Inna has considerable practical experience in support of clients during tax audits, administrative appeals regulations inspections and decisions taken by their results.

Inna has over ten years' of professional experience behind her in the field of tax and law. She joined the team of specialists of WTS Consulting in 2004. She has Certificate in advocacy No. 5401/10, issued by Kyiv Regional Bar Association on September 4, 2015.

Inna actively participates in the meetings of tax committees of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine and the European Business Association.

Education:

Vadym Getman Kyiv National Economic University, Master of Law, 1998.

Practices:

Languages:

Ukrainian, Russian, English.

Yaroslava Ivasiuk

Senior Of Counsel, Attorney at Law

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Fax: +38 (044) 492-88-59

Yaroslava Ivasyuk is an expert in corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, labour law. Yaroslava also has significant experience in antitrust and competition law.

Yaroslava specializes in consulting support of establishing representative offices in Ukraine, investment activities, establishing, reorganization and liquidation of companies, corporate management. Her practice includes the provision of services on assisting state registration of foreign investments, structuring, elaboration and registration of loan agreements with the National Bank of Ukraine.

Yaroslava also specializes in judicial and non-judicial settlement of labour disputes and advises clients on labour issues on regular basis.

Yaroslava is the author of publications on corporate and labour law. Yaroslava joined WTS Consulting in 2008. She takes part in meetings of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine and the European Business Association.

Education:

National University of "Kyiv-Mohyla Academy", Master of Law, 2008.

Practices:

Languages:

Ukrainian, Russian, English.

Alexander Shvorak

Senior Of Counsel

Ph: +38 (044) 490-71-97

Fax: +38 (044) 492-88-59

The main areas of Alexander’s practice are commercial law, trade & distribution and competition law.

Alexander is a specialist in the sphere of commercial law, structuring of contractual relationships, consulting on general commercial issues of business activity, performing due diligence of companies and separate business objects. He has experience of consulting support of projects in the sphere of real estate and construction and land issues.

Alexander has experience of cooperation with a large number of companies in the sphere of agriculture, real estate and construction, information technologies and telecommunications. He takes part in meetings of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine and the European Business Association.

Alexander has been working at WTS Consulting since 2010.

Education:

Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Specialist of Law, 2010.

Practices:

Languages:

Ukrainian, English, Russian.

Tetiana Suchyk

Senior Of Counsel, Attorney at Law

Ph: +38 (044) 490-71-97

Fax: +38 (044) 492-88-59

Tetiana Suchyk specializes in labour and taxation issues, tax planning, labour disputes and disputes with state authorities.

Tetiana has experience in structuring of payments on remuneration of labour for tax purposes, elaboration of local acts on labour issues, audits on compliance with labour legislation conducted by state authorities. Tetiana advises clients on labour matters, and specializes on extrajudicial and judicial settlement of labour disputes.

Besides, Tetiana deals with issues of taxation of individuals, particularly, declaration of foreigners’ income, cash record keeping and compliance with cash discipline by enterprises. Tetiana joined the team of WTS Cosulting in 2011. She takes part in meetings of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine and the European Business Association.

Education:

Vadym Getman Kyiv National Economic University, Master of Legal Regulation of Economy, 2011.

Practices:

Languages:

Ukrainian, Russian, English.

Antonina Gorodetska

Senior Of Counsel, Attorney at Law

Ph: +38 (044) 490-71-97

Fax: +38 (044) 492-88-59

Antonina Gorodetska specializes in the criminal administrative law and process, the tax and customs legislation as well as the representation of interests in courts. Antonina is experienced in tax consulting, appealing against additional tax charges, in administrative and court appeals on decisions of tax and customs authorities, and regulatory dispute resolution. The main specialization of Antonina as Attorney at Law is provision of defense on criminal proceedings concerning crimes in the sphere of economic activity. Thanks to complex understanding of features of economic activity and system of the taxation of the enterprises, Antonina successfully performs defense of officials’ interests during prejudicial investigation of "white-collar crimes", as well as during litigation.

She has Certificate in advocacy No. 005668 as of 19.12.2015 and is a member of KM Partners Attorneys in Law. Antonina has joined WTS Consulting in 2012. She takes part in meetings of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine and the European Business Association.

Education:

Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Master of Law, 2011.

Practices:

Languages:

Ukrainian, Russian, English.

Mariia Kozlenko

Of Counsel, Attorney at Law

Ph: +38 (044) 490-71-97

Fax: +38 (044) 492-88-59

Maria’s main practice is tax litigation.

Maria has an experience in carrying out the maintenance of administrative (pre-trial) and court appealing of decisions and actions (inactions) of tax authorities for big companies of agricultural sector, FMСG market as well as companies of fuel-power sector.

Besides, Maria also has an experience in consulting on taxation issues as well as conduct of tax due diligence of business operations for companies of agricultural sector and FMСG market.

Maria’s practice also includes consulting on taxation issues and providing legal support in disputes with tax authorities for representative offices of foreign companies on the territory of Ukraine. She has Certificate in advocacy No. 005670 as of 11.12.2015 and is a member of KM Partners Attorneys in Law.

Maria joined WTS Consulting in 2012. She takes part in meetings of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine and the European Business Association.

Education:

  • National University of "Kyiv-Mohyla Academy", Specialist of Law, 2012;
  • Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Master of Law, 2013.

Practices:

Languages:

Ukrainian, Russian, English, Czech.

Alexander Nesterov-Surmenko

Of Counsel, Attorney at Law

Ph: +38 (044) 490-71-97

Fax: +38 (044) 492-88-59

Alexander specializes in tax and administrative issues. The main area of Alexander’s activity is representation in administrative courts on the issues of appealing tax assessments, as well as other disputes with tax authorities. Alexander also has an experience in advising on issues related to taxation, energy and electronic documents. He has an Advocacy Certificate No. 005694 as of 28.12.2015. Besides, Alexander is a member of KM Partners Attorneys at Law.

Alexander joined the team of WTS Consulting in 2012. He takes part in meetings of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine and the European Business Association.

Education:

Academy of Advocacy of Ukraine, Master of Law, 2013.

Practices:

Languages:

Ukrainian, Russian, English.

Viktoriia Minets

Senior Adviser, Attorney at Law

Ph: +38 (044) 490-71-97

Fax: +38 (044) 492-88-59

Victoria Minets specializes in real estate and land matters and as well as having valuable experience in the fields of merger and acquisition and corporate law.

Victoria’s professional activity involves participation in large-scale restructuring projects, including structuring and support of share transfer agreements, elaboration and implementation of corporate management and control mechanisms, transfer of real estate and other assets, transfer of software and other intellectual property, transfer of agreements and permissive documents.

Victoria advises clients on business issues related to land possession, lease relations, subsoil use, and construction; also she provides support in judicial disputes connected with the abovementioned issues.

She joined WTS Consulting in 2011. She takes part in meetings of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine and the European Business Association.

Education: National University of "Kyiv-Mohyla Academy", Master of Law, 2011.

Practices:

Languages:

Ukrainian, Russian, English.

Illia Prokopiev

Adviser, Attorney at Law

Ph: +38 (044) 490-71-97

Fax: +38 (044) 492-88-59

Illia specializes in civil law and commercial law, commercial disputes.

In particular, he specializes in representing clients’ interests in commercial disputes, conducting of enforcement processes, as well as in support of recognition and implementation of the decisions of foreign courts in Ukraine.

Illia also works in the sphere of consulting on general commercial issues of business activity, structuring of contractual relationships, establishing, reorganization and liquidation of companies, performing due diligence of companies and separate business objects, as well as in the sphere of construction and land relations.

Illia joined WTS Consulting in 2013. He takes part in meetings of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine and the European Business Association.

Education:

Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University of Ukraine in Kharkiv, Master of Law, 2013.

Practices:

Languages: Ukrainian, Russian, English.

Kateryna Utiralova

Adviser

Ph: +38 (044) 490-71-97

Fax: +38 (044) 492-88-59

Kateryna Utiralova specializes in wide range of issues in the tax field, including transfer pricing, tax consulting and planning, contractual arrangements and disputes with state authorities.

Kateryna develops transfer pricing practice, has an experience in preparation of transfer pricing documentation, economic and functional analysis of control operations etc. Transfer pricing Kateryna combines with consulting practice, in particular in the field of taxation, currency control, taxation of non-residents and other entities.

She joined WTS Consulting in 2013. She takes part in meetings of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine and the European Business Association.

Education:

Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Master of International Law, translator of English language, 2011.

Practices:

Languages:

Ukrainian, Russian, English.

Anna Kravchuk

Adviser, Attorney at Law

Ph: +38 (044) 490-71-97

Fax: +38 (044) 492-88-59

Anna Kravchukspecializes in intellectual property issues, labour disputes and disputes with public authorities.

Anna is experienced in both judicial and non-judicial protection of intellectual property rights, registration of intellectual property rights, judicial and non-judicial settlement of disputes that arise in the field of labour law, appeal against additional tax payments, handling disputes with public authorities.

She joined WTS Consulting in 2014. She takes part in meetings of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine and the European Business Association and is a member of the Ukrainian Bar Association.

Education:

Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Master of Law, 2014.

Practices:

Languages:

Ukrainian, Russian, English.

Andrii Denysenko

Adviser

Ph: +38 (044) 490-71-97

Fax: +38 (044) 492-88-59

Andrii Denysenko specializes in tax issues and regulatory disputes resolution.

Andrii has experience in carrying out the maintenance of pre-trial and court appealing of decisions and actions (inactions) of tax authorities. Besides, he advises on tax issues, structuring of contractual relations in terms of taxation.

Andrii joined WTS Consulting in 2015. He takes part in meetings of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine and the European Business Association.

Education:

  • Universite Toulouse 1 Capitole (Toulouse, France) – International and European law, Master, 2011;
  • National University of "Kyiv-Mohyla Academy", specialist of Law, 2012.

Practices:

Languages:

Ukrainian, Russian, English.

Olena Medvedieva

Senior Lawyer

Ph: +38 (044) 490-71-97

Fax: +38 (044) 492-88-59

Medvedieva Olena specializes in tax issues and regulatory disputes resolution.

She has experience in carrying out the maintenance of pre-trial (administrative) and court appealing of actions (inactions) and decisions of state authorities for companies of agricultural sector and food industry. Olena performs analysis and checking of accounting records of clients, preparation of procedural documents.

Olena joined WTS Consulting in 2015. She takes part in meetings of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine and the European Business Association.

Education:

Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University, Master of Law, 2011.

Practices:

Languages:

Ukrainian, Russian, English.

Viktoriia Shevchenko

Economist

Ph: +38 (044) 490-71-97

Fax: +38 (044) 492-88-59

Victoriia specializes in transfer pricing and customs law.

Victoriia has experience in preparation of documentation on transfer pricing, and also in implementation of the economic and functional analysis of controlled operations. Such work in transfer pricing Victoria combines with consultation on customs issues, in particular court disputes with customs authorities.

Victoriia joined WTS Consulting in 2015.

Education:

Vadym Hetman Kyiv National Economic University, Master of International Economy, 2015.

Practices:

Languages:

Ukrainian, Russian, English.

Yuliia Kryvomaz

Lawyer

Ph: +38 (044) 490-71-97

Fax: +38 (044) 492-88-59

Kryvomaz Yuliia specializes in regulatory disputes resolution and supporting registration of the companies.

Yuliia has experience in carrying out the maintenance of pre-trial (administrative) and court appealing of actions (inactions), provides analysis and audit of the accounting documents. Also Yuliia has experience in preparing the procedural documents.

Yuliia joined WTS Consulting in 2013 as Partners’ Assistant.

Education:

  • Institute of international relations of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Master of International Business, 2013.
  • Academy of Advocacy of Ukraine, Bachelor of science of law, 2016.

Practices:

Languages:

Ukrainian, Russian, English.