2 Khrestovyi Alley, 5th Floor,

Kyiv, 01010, Ukraine

Tel.: +380 44 300 1151

E-mail: info@averlex.com

Web-site: www.averlex.com

AVER LEX is the leading WCC boutique law firm in Ukraine, with a focus on high-profile economic crimes and politically-motivated prosecutions, cases on defence of corporate executives in criminal proceedings and corporate security matters. The firm stands out for its mature highly-specialized team, and commands unrivalled capacities for being the preferred criminal defense counsel in particular compound and complex WCC litigations in Ukraine.

The majority of cases are unique and first hearing cases that set precedents for the criminal judiciary system in Ukraine and established practice for future hearings. These cases are highly public; require massive, regular and open communication with the entire spectrum of media outlets in Ukraine.

The client portfolio includes state officials and high net worth individuals looking for protection from politically-motivated prosecutions, consulting and law firms, big corporate clients from a range of economic sectors. During this period of martial law, significant legal assistance is being provided on a PRO BONO basis to military personnel, including prisoners of war, missing persons, and members of their families in matters related to military service, obtaining financial assistance, facilitating entry into the lists for the exchange of prisoners of war, as well as legal defense during investigation of military criminal offenses, etc.

Complex legal decisions

The firm advises on all aspects of criminal law, providing both the traditional services of legal prosecution and defence, and new requirements of preventive criminal law and corporate compliance. Expertise encompasses:

  • White-Collar Crime;
  • Business Crime, Fraud;
  • Corruption and Bribery;
  • International Criminal Law;
  • Protection of personal and business data;
  • Sanctions;
  • Risk Assessment;
  • Criminal Due Diligence, etc.

AVER LEX provides for complex legal decisions in corporate security aimed at identifying and minimizing criminal risks in business; defence of legal rights of detained and convicted persons during provisional arrest; measures to release from custody; comprehensive legal defence during operational search activities and pre-trial investigations by law-enforcement bodies; successful advocacy in court hearings within criminal proceedings; legal aid to complainants; judgments on recovery of damages.

International level

AVER LEX was recognized as Chambers Europe (Band 1), Legal 500 EMAE, Best Lawyers, Who is Who Legal, Legal Awards etc. in White-collar crime and Criminal Defense.

To ensure the rights of our clients and to prevent them being violated, the Firm has developed a strong best friends’ network of firms throughout the world, and is well equipped to handle cases with cross-jurisdictional elements. Also, the Firm cooperates with a number of leading worldwide and local human right organizations within the framework of ongoing matters.

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