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Denys BUGAY Denys BUGAY Partner, attorney-at-law at VB Partners law firm, President of the Ukrainian Bar Association


Yaroslav the Wise National Law Academy (2001); Ukrainian School of Political Studies (2009);

Summer University for Democracy of the Schools of Political Studies of the Council of Europe (2009).


Professional experience:

Denys Bugay specializes in corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, white-collar crime, media and entertainment, GR, accompanying the political and electoral process. Mr. Bugay has considerable experience in handling projects in oil, gas, tobacco industries, banking and media spheres.

Based on the results of his professional activities Denys Bugay is on the list of the most recommended Ukrainian lawyers in the field of criminal law according to the Best Lawyers International research. In addition, Denys consistently ranks in the top 10 leading Ukrainian specialists on criminal and media law, and in the top 20 leading specialists in the area of corporate law in 2013 according to the research 50 Leading Law Firms in Ukraine conducted by Yuridicheskaya Practika  Publishing and Kommersant-Ukraine.

In May 2013, Denys Bugay was elected President of the Ukrainian Bar Association. As the newly elected President, Mr. Bugay is continuing to engage in the regional development of the Association, building effective relationships with government authorities, lobbying professional interests, as well as active participation in the system of attorneys self-government.

Practice Areas:

Corporate, M&A, Media & Entertainment, White-Collar Crime



Ukrainian, Russian, English


Business Center Bashnya No.5, 22 Rybalska Street, Porch 13,
Kiev, 01011, Ukraine
+380 44 581 1633
+380 44 581 1533

Ukrainian Law firm VB PARTNERS was founded in 2005. During its existence, the team has won the reputation of highly qualified specialists in various areas of law.

The firm provides comprehensive legal assistance and business consulting services to national and foreign investors all over Ukraine.

During the last 8 years VB PARTNERS has gained deep expertise in such areas as Corporate, M&A, Litigation, White-Collar Crime, Taxation, Competition and Antitrust, Investments and Real Estate.

VB PARTNERS  is considerably good at banking, retail, real estate and construction, investments, media & entertainment, tobacco, alcohol, metallurgy, energy and national resources sectors.

The firm provides effective and accurate legal advice regarding:

— Full legal assistance to foreign investors on the territory of Ukraine;

— Litigation and arbitration;

— Legal representation at state authorities;

— Disputes with the state concerning taxation, antimonopoly and customs legislation;

— Protection of property (corporate, investment and privatization disputes, protection and recovery of penalty on real estate, securities and other assets);

— Comprehensive legal assistance to the energy, oil and gas industries;

— Qualified legal representation in criminal cases, etc.

Within the last three years, VB PARTNERS has been in the TOP 50 of the best domestic law firms in Ukraine. The partners of VB PARTNERS are consistently placed in the list of leading Ukrainian specialists of the country’s legal market by the most authoritative international and Ukrainian market reviews.

Confidentiality compliance, trustworthiness and immediate response to clients’ challenges and demands constitute an integral part of the firm’s operating philosophy. 

We are proud to be described as an effective and dynamic law firm.