Kateryna Gupalo

Partner, Attorney-at-law


About lawyer

Attorney-at-law, Head of Criminal Law and Business Protection 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)

  • Recognition & Awards

    • Best Lawyers in Ukraine 2019 recognized her among the best lawyers in Criminal Defense
    • Women in Investigations 2018 by Global Investigations Review highlights Kateryna as one of 100 female practitioners across the globe
    • Chambers Europe 2019 recommends Kateryna in White-Collar Crime and Tax Law
    • Chambers Europe 2018 recommends her in Dispute Resolution: White-Collar Crime and Tax Law
    • According to one source, the team is "very strong in tax litigation and criminal proceedings."
    • National ranking "Client’s Choice. TOP 100 Best Lawyers of Ukraine 2018" acknowledges Kateryna among notable Ukrainian practitioners in Criminal Law and Criminal Process
    • Who’s Who Legal 2018 recommends Kateryna in Business Crime Defence: Corporates
    • World Tax Review 1000 2018 recommends Kateryna in Dispute Resolution: Criminal Defense. According to one source, Kateryna "has built a strong team in tax litigation, criminal law and business protection".
    • The Legal 500 2019 mentions Kateryna in Criminal Law, Business Protection and Tax and Customs Litigation.
    • National ranking "Ukrainian Law Firms 2018. A Handbook for Foreign Clients" acknowledges Kateryna among leading practitioners in Criminal Law.
    • Chambers Europe 2017 recommends her in Dispute Resolution: White-Collar Crime and Tax Law "I'd name her a very active tax litigator," says one source.
  • Membership in organizations

    International Bar Association (IBA), Business Crime Committee officer
    Union of Ukrainian Entrepreneurs (SUP), Head of Business Protection Committee
    American Bar Association (ABA)
    Ukrainian Bar Association
    Kyiv-Mohyla Alumni Association

  • Languages

    English, Russian, Ukrainian, Spanish,