President of the Ukrainian Bar Association (UBA) for the period of 2013-2017.
UBA is a leading Ukrainian legal community which encompasses 6000 members, 21 regional branches, 23 committees on various branches of law (more than 400 events, including 15 annual large-scale conferences).
Personal projects include: (1) the introduction of the exclusive right of lawyers to represent interests in courts (lawyer's monopoly), (2) development of proposals to the draft law "On the Supreme Council of Justice", (3) on the improvement of the Code of Criminal Procedure, (4) the right of lawyers and scientists to be elected judges of the Supreme Court, (5) changes in the system of execution of court decisions (private judicial executors).
Member of the Working Group on Reforming the Advocacy in the Council on Judicial Reform under the President of Ukraine.
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 5 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.
Clients are included in the list Forbes Ukraine and Fortune Global 500.
The partners and the company are recognized in the key international and national ratings (The Legal 500 EMEA, Chambers Europe, Best Lawyers, Who is Who Legal, etc.).
Specialization: White-Collar Crime, GR, dispute resolution. Has significant experience in project management in the oil and gas, tobacco industries, as well as in the banking and media spheres.