Criminal Law / Business Crime

Despite the fact, that changes were made to the Code of Criminal Procedure of Ukraine in 2012 and permanent changes to the Tax and Customs Codes, risks of financial and administrative pressure on businesses by controlling agencies are still there.

Given the level of sophistication of our tax practice, the priority of the International Legal Center EUCON is also legal assistance in criminal cases. In particular, we focus on services related to criminal cases in the area of official responsibilities and economic activities (violations of tax and customs legislation).

Lawyers of the company have more than 10 years of experience in representing and protecting rights and legitimate interests of clients in the following categories of cases:

  • Crimes in the area of official responsibilities (Articles 364-370 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine);
  • Crimes in the area of business activities (Articles 199-233 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine);
  • Crimes against authority of the state agencies, local governments and associations (Articles 338-358 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine);
  • Crimes in the area of computers, computer systems and networks, and telecommunications (Articles 361-363-1 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine);
  • Crimes against property (Articles 185-198 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine);
  • Crimes against election, labour and other personal rights and freedoms of citizens (Articles 157-184 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine).

Our services include the following:

  • Protection of rights and interests of suspects, defendants in criminal proceedings;
  • Legal assistance to victims, witnesses in criminal proceedings;
  • Verbal and written advice, opinions on legal issues in the area of criminal law and criminal procedure law;
  • Detecting and preventing criminal risks associated with economic activities or with certain business processes;
  • Analysis of materials of criminal proceedings;
  • Development of strategies of legal defence.

Apart from that, lawyers and auditors of the International Legal Center EUCON successfully provide legal assistance and support to business activities of individuals and legal entities, represent them at law enforcement agencies, courts, government agencies, including during inspections of individuals and legal entities by controlling authorities.

During inspections by public and controlling authorities, lawyers provide the following legal assistance:

  • Development of strategies of legal defence during inspections at companies, institutions and organizations;
  • Preparation and drafting applications, complaints, comments, certificates and other documents during inspections;
  • Verbal and written advice, opinions on legal issues, in particular concerning the inspection.

Recent experience

  • Defence of rights and interests of the officials of Kyivstar, leading mobile operator in Ukraine, and closure of criminal proceedings on tax evasion;
  • Defence of rights and interests of the officials of PJSC Ukrrichflot, the major Ukrainian shipping corporation, and closure of criminal proceedings on tax evasion;
  • Defence of rights and interests of the officials of PJSC Lynik, oil and gas products distributor, and closure of criminal proceedings on tax evasion in particularly large amounts;
  • Defence of rights and interests of the officials of Vostok, LLC and closure of criminal proceedings on tax evasion in particularly large amounts;
  • Defence of rights and interests of the officials of Agrofirm Rubanskiy, a Ukrainian agricultural company, and closure of criminal proceedings on tax evasion in particularly large amounts;
  • Defence of rights and interests of the officials of Promin Agro LLC and closure of criminal proceedings on tax evasion;
  • Defence of rights and interests of the officials of Einhell Ukraine and closure of criminal proceedings on tax evasion;
  • Defence of rights and interests of the officials of First Project Investment Fund LLC and closure of criminal proceedings on tax evasion.

The practice team takes an active part in work of the Committee on Activities of Financial Investigations and Tax Policy Department of the Ukrainian Tax Advisors Association. Its deputy chair is Yevgen Petrenko, counsel, head of criminal law and process practice.

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