Kateryna Gupalo

Partner, Attorney-at-law
About lawyer

Attorney-at-law, Head of White Collar Crime as well as Tax and Customs Litigation practices.

  • Experience

    Kateryna’s expertise includes provision of legal aid to companies with foreign investments, to their top managers as well as to private clients in criminal proceedings. Due to her understanding of the relevant business processes Kateryna effectively defends clients at all stages of criminal proceedings, both in pre-trial investigations and in court. Kateryna also deals with cross-border cases as well as represents her clients before international investigative bodies, incl. Interpol.
    Her client companies include, in particular, Ukrainian subsidiaries of multinational grain-trading companies and other agribusiness representatives as well as food, pharma, timber processing, construction companies, etc.
    Kateryna also practices complex litigation and has extensive expertise in the area of tax and customs litigation. A separate line in her success story is the non-guilty verdict for a person accused of tax evasion, even though the respective tax dispute was lost. At that time, only 1.35% of the verdicts in Ukraine were acquitting. Kateryna is also an active participant in scientific and practical conferences and forums both in Ukraine and abroad.

  • Education

    National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy

    University of Salamanca (Spain), LLM

  • Public activity

    Supervisory Board Member of Kyiv-Mohyla Alumni Association
    Board member of All-Ukrainian NGO "Ukrainian Attorneys’ Association" (UAA).
    Chairs the Business Protection Committee of the Union of Ukrainian Entrepreneurs (SUP)

    Co-Chair of the Legal Committee of American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine (ACC) 

    Member of the Expert group on taxation of the Ukrainian Network of Integrity and Compliance (UNIC)

  • Recognition & Awards

    • Chambers Europe 2018-2022 recommends Kateryna in Dispute Resolution: White-Collar Crime.

      Chambers Europe 2018-2022 features Kateryna in Tax Law.

      "Kateryna Gupalo's knowledge of both tax and criminal matters is really helpful to me. She can combine it really well." Another source adds: "She's really quick to respond and gives really good advice."

      The Legal 500 2020-2022 names Kateryna “Leading individual” in White-Collar Crime.

      Arzinger 's team 'is highly qualified, very client-oriented and always glad to help'.

      The Legal 500 2017-2021 features Kateryna in Dispute Resolution.

      Who’s Who Legal 2018-2020 recommends Kateryna in Business Crime Defence: Corporates.

      National ranking “Ukrainian Law Firms. A Handbook for Foreign Clients 2018-2020 acknowledges Kateryna among notable practitioners in Criminal Law / White-Collar Crime.

      National ranking “Ukrainian Law Firms. A Handbook for Foreign Clients2019, 2020 acknowledges Kateryna among notable practitioners in Tax Litigation.

      Best Lawyers in Ukraine 2019-2022 recognizes Kateryna among the best lawyers in Criminal Defense.

      Best Lawyers in Ukraine 2021-2022 recognizes Kateryna among the best lawyers in Litigation.

      Best Lawyers in Ukraine 2021-2022 recognizes Kateryna among the best lawyers in Tax Law.

      Client Choice Awards 2019-2020 recognizes Kateryna in Criminal Law.

      Client Choice Awards 2019-2020 recognizes Kateryna in Business protection.

      The Legal 500 2019 recommends Kateryna in White-Collar Crime.

      The White Collar Crime practice headed by Kateryna is 'very efficient and provides good ideas about how to resolve a case'

      Client Choice Awards 2018 recognizes Kateryna in Criminal Law and Procedure.

      Women in Investigations 2018 by Global Investigations Review highlights Kateryna as one of 100 female practitioners across the globe.

      World Tax Review 2018 recommends Katerynain Dispute resolution WCC.

      According to one source, Kateryna oversees tax disputes and white collar defence,has built up a strong practice in their respective fields.

  • Membership in organizations

    • American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine (Co-Chair of the Legal Committee)
      • International Bar Association (Vice Chair of the Business Crime Committee)
        • Union of Ukrainian Entrepreneurs SUP (Head of Business Protection Committee)
          • American Bar Association
            • Ukrainian Advocates' Association (member of the Board)
              • Alumni Association of the National University of “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy” (member of the Board)
                • Ukrainian Bar Association
  • Languages

    English, Russian, Ukrainian, Spanish,