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Iryna Vyshnevska

Iryna Vyshnevska (born in 1953) is attorney.

Languages: Russian, Ukrainian.

In 1977 I.Vyshnevska graduated from the Law faculty of Odessa State University. The same year she started her legal career at the Prosecutor office of Odessa region. She resigned in 1991 at a rank of the Counselor of Justice.

From 1991 she is the member of Odessa Regional Bar Association and practiced in several law offices of Odessa city.

In 1998 I.Vyshnevska was one of the founders of PRAVO Law Office and managed this law firm until 2007.

Attorney Vyshnevska is the member of the Union of Advocates of Ukraine (the national organization of the advocates which represents Ukrainian advocacy in CCBE).

I.Vyshnevska is the Deputy chair of the Odessa regional branch of the Union of Lawyers of Ukraine – the organization uniting the representatives of all kinds of legal profession in Ukraine.

In 2004 attorney Vyshnevska was awarded a title of “The Lawyer of the Year of Odessa Region” in nomination of Advocacy by the Union of Lawyers of Ukraine.

I.Vyshnevska was also awarded by Letter of commendation of Odessa Regional Bar Association for “Faithful work, high professionalism and her major contribution to the strengthening of the Rule of Law”.

In 2006 Iryna Vyshnevska was elected to the Odessa City Council where she chairs the Temporary supervisory committee for “Verification of the execution of capital repair of the living fund of Odessa at the expense of local budget”.

The social activity of the attorney Vyshnevska is appreciated with the awards of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church: The Order of Venerable Nestor the Chronicler of the III degree and the Letter of Commendation of the Holy Synod of Ukrainian Orthodox Church with the jubilee order in honor of 1020th anniversary of the Baptism of Rus. 

I.Vyshnevska is practicing general commercial law with special impact on corporate governance, land law and real estate, as well as litigation. She has wide experience in work with Ukrainian corporate clients and management of big projects.


 

Andriy Kostin

Andriy Kostinakostin@kostinlaw.com.ua

Andriy Kostin (born in 1973) is attorney and managing partner of PRAVO Law Office.

Languages: English, Russian, Ukrainian.

In 1995 Mr. Kostin graduated with honors from the Law Institute of Odessa State University. The same year he was admitted to Bar and became a member of Odessa Regional Bar Association, Union of Advocates of Ukraine and joined Odessa based Law Office of “Polonskyy and Partners”.

In 1998 Mr. Kostin was one of the founders of PRAVO Law Office and currently is managing this law firm.

In 2000 Mr. Kostin joined the International Bar Association (London, UK) and is an individual member of Litigation Committee, Maritime and Transport Law Committee. He was vice-chair of the Land Transportation Subcommittee of Maritime and Transport Law Committee of IBA. He participated in annual conferences of IBA in 2000 in Amsterdam, 2001 in Cancun, 2002 in Durban, 2003 in San-Francisco, 2005 in Prague, 2008 in Buenos-Aires, 2011 in Dubai and specialized Maritime Law Conference in St Petersburg in 2002 and Real Estate Conference in Copenhagen, 2008 as well as the Balkan Legal Forum in Sofia, 2008, Bar Leaders Conference in The Hague, 2012. Several times Mr. Kostin was invited to speak during IBA conferences.

Mr. Kostin is current author of Maritime Law Handbook (Ukraine Part) published by Kluwer Law Publishing. He is frequent author for Ukrainian legal newsletters and magazines: “Newsletter of Odessa Regional Bar Association”, “The Advocate” - magazine of the Union of Advocates of Ukraine and the “Bulletin of Academy of Advocacy of Ukraine”.

Mr. Kostin is current Member of the Board of the Union of Advocates of Ukraine (the national organization of the advocates which represents Ukrainian advocacy in CCBE) and Head of its International Relation Commission. He represented the Union of Advocates of Ukraine at “The Rule of Law” international symposia organized by International Bar Association together with Constitutional Court of Russian Federation and Federal Chamber of Advocates of Russian Federation in Moscow on July 6, 2007 and 2nd meeting of  Access to Justice Taskforce under Aarhus Convention on access to information, public participation in decision making and access to justice in environmental matters of 1998 in Geneva on September 10-12, 2007.

Mr. Kostin is the member of the Presidium of the Odessa Regional Bar Association, the organization which unites over 1000 attorneys of Odessa Region.

Mr. Kostin is current lecturer of Constitutional Law, Tax Law, Banking Law, European Convention on Human Rights of training courses for lawyers who apply to pass Bar exam, organized by Odessa Regional Bar Association.

He is also a head of Odessa Human Rights Intake Center organized by Odessa Regional Division of the Union of Advocates of Ukraine which provides pro bono legal aid.

In 2003 Mr. Kostin was awarded by Letter of Commendation of the Head of Odessa Regional State Administration.

In 2007 Mr. Kostin was awarded a special medal (with No. 8) of Odessa Regional Bar Association and title of “Honorary Advocate” of Odessa Regional Bar Association.

In 2008 Mr. Kostin was awarded a title of “The Lawyer of the Year of Odessa Region” in nomination of Advocacy by the Union of Lawyers of Ukraine – the organization uniting the representatives of all kinds of legal profession in Ukraine; and a special Diploma for improvement of the professional international relations between Ukrainian and foreign advocates by the Union of Advocates of Ukraine on occasion of the “Day of Advocacy” in Ukraine.

A special article devoted to PRAVO Law Office headed by Mr. Kostin is included in unique edition “Advocates of Odessa. 100 years”. 

Mr. Kostin is practicing general commercial law with special impact on foreign investments, corporate counsel, mergers and acquisitions, real estate, maritime and aviation law, as well as litigation. He has wide experience in work with big corporate clients both Ukrainian and international, due diligence and acquisition of companies in Ukraine in EC, creating of international holding structures based in Switzerland with subsidiary companies registered in different jurisdictions, external supervision of in-house lawyers as well as local councils in other jurisdiction for the client’s purposes.


 

 

Olga Kostina

Olga Kostina (born in 1973) is attorney and partner of PRAVO Law Office.

Languages: English, Russian, Ukrainian.

In 1995 Mrs. Kostina graduated with honors from the Law Institute of Odessa State University. The same year she was admitted to Bar and became a member of Odessa Regional Bar Association, Union of Advocates of Ukraine and joined Odessa based Law Office of “Polonskyy and Partners”.

In 1998 Mrs. Kostina was one of the founders of PRAVO Law Office.

In 2004 Mrs. Kostina graduated from International Relations Institute of Kiev National University as a Master of International Information.

Mrs. Kostina is practicing family law, general commercial law with special impact media legislation, corporate law, labor law, as well as civil and criminal litigation. Mrs. Kostina was a council for BBC projects in Ukraine for media professionals, advised for several mass media companies and free lance journalists in Ukraine.

Tel : +38 067 480 25 31 e-mail: akostin@kostinlaw.com.ua
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