Address: 2  Khrestovyi Alley, 5th Floor, Kyiv, 01010, Ukraine

Tel.: +380 44 300 1151

Fax: +380 44 300 1153

E-mail: info@averlex.com

Web-site: www.averlex.com

AVER LEX is the leading WCC boutique law firm in Ukraine, focused on high-profile economic crimes and politically-motiva­ted prosecutions, cases regarding 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 a 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.


Complex legal decisions

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

— White-Collar Crime;

— Corporate Criminal Law;

— Corruption and Bribery;

— Tax Fraud and Evasion;

— International Criminal Law;

— Extradition;

— Business Crime, Fraud;

— 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 a provisional arrest; measures to release from custody; comprehensive legal defence during operational search activities and pre-trial investigations by the law-enforcement bodies; successful advocating in court hearings within a criminal proceeding; legal aid to complainants; recovery of damages ­judgments.

International level

AVER LEX was recognized as:

— Chambers Europe 2017-2019: the sole leader (Band 1) in ‘Dispute resolution:
White-collar crime’;

— Best Lawyers 2019: Law Firm of the Year in Criminal Defense;

— Legal Awards 2018, 2016: Law Firm of the Year in Criminal Law;

— Who is Who Legal 2016-2018: listed among the top firms in Business Crime, etc.

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 (UK, Portugal, Switzerland, Netherlands, Belarus, Russia, Armenia), 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. These include Amnesty International in Ukraine, Transparency International Ukraine, Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union, Ukrainian Human Rights Union, Amnesty International European Institutions Office, etc.

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