Valentyn Gvozdiy

Managing Partner, GOLAW


Valentyn Gvozdiy is Managing Partner at GOLAW and has extensive experience in handling some of the most complex litigations and high profile white collar crime cases in Ukraine of the last few years with remarkable results. He provides development of legal strategies for litigation cases and criminal proceedings as well as their further implementation for both Ukrainian and foreign companies, challenging unlawful actions of law enforcement authorities, procedural representation of legal entities and their top-employees during investigations, defence of potential and actual suspects and defendants. His competencies include support during investment, corporate, economic and administrative disputes.

Among other focus areas in Valentyn’s practice is Tax, Corporate and Banking. He focuses on the provision of legal advice on a broad spectrum of related legislation issues, tax litigation, as well as tax planning and structuring, along with representing the interests of local and foreign companies before the tax authorities (including all types of tax investigations both domestic and international).


  • Law faculty, Yury Fedkovych Chernivtsi National University, Ukraine;
  • ICA Professional Postgraduate Diploma in Governance, Risk & Compliance, Manchester Business School, UK.


Ukrainian, Russian, English


Ukrainian Bar; German Bar.

Key practices:

Litigation and dispute resolution, Tax Law (including Cross-border taxation), Compliance, Risk Management, Corporate Governance, Anti-Corruption Compliance, Governmental Relations (GR), White collar crimes, Business investigations (including internal investigations).


  • The Legal 500 EMEA 2018 – recognised in the Dispute Resolution, Employment and Tax practices;
  • Best Lawyer in Ukraine, 2018 edition – recommended among best Ukrainian lawyers for Litigation, Investment, M&A, Corporate, Land Use and Zoning, Banking and Finance;
  • TOP 50 Law Firms in Ukraine 2017 – named among the top practitioners in Litigation and Tax matters;
  • Top-100 Client Choice 2017 – best lawyer in Litigation and Tax.


In 2017, Valentyn Gvozdiy has been awarded the title of Honored Lawyer of Ukraine.

Valentyn Gvozdiy is a Vice-President of the Ukrainian National Bar Association.


  • European Criminal Bar Association (ECBA);
  • 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.


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