President of the Ukrainian Bar Association (UBA) for the period of 2013-2017. UBA is a leading Ukrainian legal community which encompasses more then 7000 members, 21 regional branches, 23 committees on various branches of law.
National expert of the projects of Council of Europe aimed at supporting reforms in the areas of justice and criminal justice, in particular:
- Participation in the preparation of the expert Report “Effective implementation and modernization of the Criminal Procedure Code of Ukraine in the light of adversarial principle and the right to legal assistance” in the Council of Europe project “Continued support to the criminal justice reform in Ukraine;
- Providing consultations in the framework of the Council of Europe project “Supporting Ukraine in execution of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights”.
Member of the Working Group on Reforming the Advocacy in the Council on Judicial Reform under the President of Ukraine. The author of the draft of the law "On the Bar and Practice of Law”.
According to the authoritative publishing house Yuridicheskaya Practika has been recognized as one of the 10 most active lawyers in the country for the last 6 years.
Co-founder of the project Tomorrow's Lawyers - the first all-Ukrainian program of professional development of lawyers, established in partnership with the Canadian Bar Association. More than 100 participants selected in the competition, are trained for a year to strengthen communication, management and leadership skills. The project is funded by the Government of Canada.
Attorney-at-law with more than 15 years of experience.
Work experience: central office of the National Bank of Ukraine, international investment company. Member of the Supervisory Boards of UMH Group (one of the 15 largest media companies in the post-Soviet space, Brands: Forbes, Vogue, Korrespondent, Bigmir.net, Retro FM, Europa Plus, etc.) and a large Ukrainian bank.
The partner and co-founder of VB PARTNERS boutique law firm since 2005. The company is consistently included in the TOP-50 of the most successful law firms in Ukraine and recognized by the key international and national ratings (The Legal 500 EMEA, Chambers Europe, Best Lawyers, Who is Who Legal, etc.).
Specializes in white-collar crime, GR, dispute resolution. Primarily advises and represents individuals and companies in Ukraine, as well in complex multi-jurisdictional proceedings, including those concerning fraud, corruption, money laundering, etc.
Has a significant experience in project management in banking and media spheres, as well as in the oil, gas and tobacco industries.