Denys Bugay - VB PARTNERS

Denys Bugay

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2013
Phone: 38 050 380 6445

Professional activity

Attorney-at-Law, Partner at VB PARTNERS law firm. Specialization: corporate law, M&A, White Collar Crime, GR.

 Experience: (1) head office of the National Bank of Ukraine (2) investment company with foreign capital, (3) the Supervisory Board of UMH Group - one of the 15 largest media companies in the post-Soviet space (Telenedelya, Football, Komsomolskaya Pravda, Korrespondent and Forbes and others)

Social activity

Was elected in May 2015 for a second term as the President of the Ukrainian Bar Association (UBA), which is the biggest legal communite with more than 5000 members from all regions of Ukraine. During the last 10 years was working in the election commission of the Association, in the Board of the Committee on Corporate law,was a member of the Board of Kiev office.

Current projects: (1) the development of proposals to the draft law "On Advocacy and Legal Practice" (2) The development of the concept of judicial reform, (3) development of proposals for improvement of the current Code of Criminal Procedure (4) project to prosecute judges, who violated human rights during mass protests related on Euromaidan.

Member of the working group on reforms of the legal profession with the Council on judicial reform under President of Ukraine.

Founder of an annual scholarship competition of scientific works on public administration for students –future lawyers. 


  • According to the results of rating research «Ukrainian Law Firms 2015. A Handbook for Foreign Clients» was recognized among the leading experts of Ukraine in the sphere of criminal and corporate law.
  • According to Best Lawyers was recognized as a leading specialist in corporate law in 2015 and leading specialist in criminal law (Criminal Defense) in 2013-2015.
  • According to results of all-Ukrainian professional research conducted by the legal weekly Yuridicheskaya Gazeta was included in the list of ТОP-100 Ukrainian Best Lawyers in 2015.
  • According to results of professional edition Yuridicheskaya Practika was recognized as one of the 10 most active lawyers in Ukraine in 2013-2015.
  • Ranked in the top 10 leading Ukrainian professionals in criminal and media law, and in the top 20 leading lawyers in the area of corporate law in 2013 according to the research “50 Leading Law Firms of Ukraine” conducted by the Yuridicheskaya Practika Weekly and Publishing House Kommersant-Ukraine.

Additional Information

Certified expert on qualification development events for Ukrainian attorneys. — Certified expert on qualification development events for Ukrainian attorneys. 
Yaroslav the Wise National Law Academy of Ukraine, KharkivLL.M 2001Ecoles d'études politiques du Conseil de l'EuropeBA 2009
Ukrainian Bar associationUkrainian Attorneys-at-Law Association

Office Location

Porch 13, Business Center Bashnya #5
Rybalska Str., 22
Kyiv, 01011

Practice Areas

Corporate Law
Criminal Defense

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