Lawyers-“losers” in world literature. On the famous writers who used to be lawyers
¹45 (620) 10/11/09
Once, having discovered a phenomenal author, Mark Aldanov, to myself,
it was a real surprise to learn he was a student of Law Department in
Kyiv University. My next thought was what’s wrong with looking though
the biographies of famous and not widely known authors for whether they
were lawyers? And if true, then what kind of lawyers were they? It
turned out that plenty of outstanding, eminent, famous and just mature
writers used to be lawyers-“losers”...
Sergii KOZIAKOV, attorney at law, senior partner, Volkov, Koziakov and Partners
Banking secrecy available to the public
Actually banking borrowers do not differ from other borrowers. Bank
practices may be used by any of the lenders – the state, public
utilities or ex-wife. Refresh your memory about you are in debts or
not. Otherwise you might turn out to be the last to discover this
Just a month ago the only obstacle to exit the country was forgotten foreign passport or ticket.
Today none can be sure that the end of their trip won’t be a meeting
with frontier guards at the passport check frontier point. Even those
having no bank loans.
Whereas lately no amendments were introduced to the law regulating the
procedure of exit for the country, the grounds for sudden limitations
are rather interesting.
Lesya Kovtun, Attorney at Law of Volkov Koziakov & Partners
WTO Dispute Settlement: Who is Going to Participate?
The Ukrainian Journal of Business Law, Vol.7 #5 May 2009
During the process of Ukraine’s accession to the World Trade
Organization (the WTO), as well as following 16 May 2008, the day when
Ukraine finally became a Member of the WTO, a number of publications
and discussions have focused on the dispute settlement mechanism as one
of the main advantages of membership in this organization. The
Understanding on Rules and Procedures Governing the Settlement of
Disputes (DSU) regulates dispute settlement proceedings within the
framework of the WTO, and is frequently mentioned as one of the main
achievements of the Uruguay Round. The DSU grants access to the dispute
settlement mechanism only to the governments of WTO Members which are
parties to the Marrakesh Agreement Establishing the World Trade
Organization (the WTO Agreement) and which, therefore, acquire rights
and obligations under the WTO Agreement. Private parties (such as
individuals, companies, non-government organizations and international
organizations) cannot directly submit a complaint to the WTO and
initiate the dispute settlement process.
This article analyses how governments organize their participation in
the dispute settlement process and how private parties, those which are
suffering most of all from the WTO inconsistent actions of other
members, can defend their rights and interests.
is an Senior Associate with
Volkov Koziakov &
Partners law firm