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Team

Mykola Pavlov President, Managing Partner, Head of Civil law Department details
Tamara Klimenko Head of the ouncil of Ukriniurkoleguia, Managing Partner, Head of Estate law Department details
Pavlo Kiyko Deputy Head of the ouncil of Ukriniurkoleguia, Managing Partner, Chief of Section for Canada details
Ivan Chyzhmar Managing Partner, Head of West Ukrainian Bureau, Lviv details
Maria Bondarenko Head of Transcarpathian Bureau, Uzhgorod details
Daria Smolynets Attorney at law details
Natalia Kuchakovska Chief of Section for Middle East details
Olha Danchenko Attorney at law details
Yulia Semenova Head of International Genealogy Research and Probate Department details
Anna Yushchak Head of Family law Department details
Volodymyr Semenchenko Chief of Section for the UK, France and Belgium details
Iryna Soboleva Chief of Section for Germany, Austria and Switzerland details
Natalia Soroka Head of Regional Genealogy Research Section details
Halyna Moysa Attorney at law details
Olha Urdiuk Attorney at law details
Oksana Boyko Attorney at law details
Olha Karavan Attorney at law details
Natalia Bukovetska Attorney at law details
Roksolana Penuelas Calderon Attorney at law details
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President, Managing Partner, Head of Civil law Department Mykola Pavlov
Languages
English, Deutsch, French, Italian, Polish, Russian, Ukrainian, Czech
General information

Mykola Pavlov joined Ukriniurkoleguia in 2000, and in 2009 he was elected Managing Partner of Ukriniurkoleguia.

Mykola Pavlov heads the Department of Civil Law and Legal Support to Citizens and coordinates the activities of the Department of Business Law of Ukriniurkoleguia.

Mykola Pavlov is the foremost expert of Ukriniurkoleguia in the fields of legal protection of migrant workers, as well as collection of compensations, pensions, insurance and social benefits. Mr. Pavlov has comprehensive experience of field work in the countries with considerable concentration of Ukrainian migrant workers in order to provide legal advice to our citizens. He also often participates in the working meetings with the staff of the Ukrainian Consulates and Embassies regarding the protection of legitimate rights and interests of Ukrainian citizens abroad.

Education:

  • Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Institute of International Relations, International Law, 2001
  • Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literature, 1998

Awards:

  • Honoured Lawyer of Ukraine, 2010
  • Honorary distinction of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine of the third degree, 2008
  • Winner of the Second professional competition "Lawyers-2004" in the "International Human Rights Protection" nomination
  • Winner of All-Ukrainian "Lawyer of the Year 2007" contest in the "Barrister" nomination
  • Anniversary medal "20 Years of Ukrainian Independence", 2011
  • Order of St Archistratigus Michael, 2013

Membership in Organizations:

  • Deputy Head of the Public Council under the State Registration Service of Ukraine
  • Member of the Public Council under the State Migration Service of Ukraine
  • Member of the Ukrainian American Bar Association
  • Member of the World Jurist Association
  • Member of the Ukrainian-Polish Partnership Forum
  • Member of "Volynske Bratstvo" International Charity Association
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Head of the ouncil of Ukriniurkoleguia, Managing Partner, Head of Estate law Department Tamara Klimenko
Languages
English, Polish, Russian, Ukrainian, Czech
General information

Tamara Klimenko has been working in Ukriniurkoleguia since 1981, and in 2003 she was elected vice-president of Ukriniurkoleguia.

For 30 years Tamara Klimenko has been handling estate matters in the U.S. and Canada, the Balkan countries, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Russia and other countries.

Tamara Klimenko heads the Estate Law Department, coordinating the work of all regional sections working on Ukriniurkoleguia's estate matters, as well as supervising the work of the Family Law Department of Ukriniurkoleguia.

Tamara Klimenko has extensive experience of participation in the hearings of foreign probate courts, representation of foreign citizens in the courts of Ukraine. She is also the head expert in the field of preparing the legal documents obtained or drafted by Ukriniurkoleguia for use abroad.

Education:

  • Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Faculty of Law, 1980

Awards:

  • Honoured Lawyer of Ukraine, 2003
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Deputy Head of the ouncil of Ukriniurkoleguia, Managing Partner, Chief of Section for Canada Pavlo Kiyko
Languages
English, Russian, Ukrainian
General information

Pavlo Kiyko has been working in Ukriniurkoleguia since December 1990. In September 1992, he was one of the founding members of the Specialized Bar Association of "Ukriniurkoleguia".

For nearly 20 years, Mr. Kiyko has been working on the estate matters of U.S. and Canadian origin, and coordinates the bulk of the estate files handled by Ukriniurkoleguia, heading the Canada Section. He has comprehensive experience of participation in the hearings of foreign probate courts, and advises on the inheritance legislation of Canada and the USA.

Education:

  • Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Faculty of Law, 1992
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Managing Partner, Head of West Ukrainian Bureau, Lviv Ivan Chyzhmar
Languages
Polish, Russian, Ukrainian
General information

Mr. Chyzhmar has been working in the Western Ukrainian Bureau of Ukriniurkoleguia since April 1981, and 1993 he was appointed Head of the mentioned Bureau. In 2004 Mr. Chyzhmar was elected Managing Partner of Ukriniurkoleguia.

For 17 years Ivan Chyzhmar has been managing the most important regional subdivision of Ukriniurkoleguia that geographically covers three regions of Ukraine - Lviv, Ternopil and Ivano-Frankivsk, where due to historical factors the main centers of the migration processes of prewar and postwar periods were focused and which since independence have become the source for the new Ukrainian labor migration to Europe.

Mr. Chyzhmar is responsible for handling all matters of Ukriniurkoleguia related to the targeted region and coordinates the other offices of Ukriniurkoleguia in Western Ukraine.

Education:

  • Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, Faculty of Law

Awards:

  • Honoured Lawyer of Ukraine, 2004
  • Honorary distinction of the High Council of Justice, 2012
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Head of Transcarpathian Bureau, Uzhgorod Maria Bondarenko
Languages
Russian, Ukrainian, Slovak
General information

Ms. Bondarenko has been working in the Transcarpathian Bureau of Ukriniurkoleguia since April 1985. In 1992 she was appointed Head of the Transcarpathian Bureau.

For 20 years Maria Bondarenko has been managing an important subdivision of Ukriniurkoleguia, responsible for the original multinational region of Transcarpathia, mostly comprised of border area, where frequent alterations of Transcarpathia territorial affiliation in the twentieth century led to several waves of migration to the Central and Western Europe, as well as to the North America.

Maria Bondarenko is responsible for handling all matters of Ukriniurkoleguia associated with this region.

Education:

  • National Yaroslav Mudryi Law Academy of Ukraine, Kharkiv
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Attorney at law Daria Smolynets
Languages
Polish, Russian, Ukrainian
General information

Daria Smolynets has been working in the Western Ukrainian Bureau of Ukriniurkoleguia since June 1983; in January 1990 she was admitted to the Specialized Bar Association "Iniurkoleguia".

For over 20 years Daria Smolynets is engaged in conduct of probate cases, associated with the historic region of "Galicia". Ms. Smolynets is a principal expert in the areas of probate law and legal protection of migrant workers of Western Ukrainian Bureau of Ukriniurkoleguia. She also advises on probate and family law.

Education:

  • Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, Faculty of Law
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Chief of Section for Middle East Natalia Kuchakovska
Languages
Deutsch, Russian, Ukrainian
General information

Natalia Kuchakovska has been working in Ukriniurkoleguia since October 1977.

Ms. Kuchakovska is the principal expert of Ukriniurkoleguia in the field of probate law of the Middle East and Russia, who coordinates the handling of estate matters with regard to these regions as well as advices on probate and family law of the relevant countries.

Education:

  • Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Faculty of Law, 1987
  • Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Faculty of Foreign Languages, 1977

Awards:

  • Honoured Lawyer of Ukraine, 2009
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Attorney at law Olha Danchenko
Languages
English, Deutsch, Russian, Ukrainian
General information

Olha Danchenko joined Ukriniurkoleguia in 2001.

In 2009 Olha Danchenko was appointed Head of Australia and New Zealand Section. She coordinates the handling of estate matters in Australia and New Zealand and advises on probate legislation of these countries.

Since 2010 Olha Danchenko is in charge of the Family Law Department in Ukriniurkoleguia. Ms. Danchenko provides advice and legal opinions in matters of international adoption, surrogacy programs, international protection of children, alimony obligations.

Olha Danchenko is also the leading expert of Ukriniurkoleguia in legal support of insured events such as motor accidents.

Education:

  • Academy of Advocacy of Ukraine, 2010
  • Goethe-Institut, Munich, Faculty of Philology, 2001
  • National Technical University of Ukraine "KPI", Kyiv, Department of Linguistics, Master's Degree, 2000

Membership in Organizations:

  • Member of the Public Council under the State Migration Service of Ukraine
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Head of International Genealogy Research and Probate Department Yulia Semenova
Languages
English, Russian, Ukrainian
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Yulia Semenova has been working in Ukriniurkoleguia since 1997.

Yulia Semenova handles estate matters related to the USA and Canada, coordinates the USA Section, has considerable experience of participation in the hearings of the American probate courts.

Yulia Semenova is the top expert of Ukriniurkoleguia in the field of U.S. probate law, coordinates the work on the estate matters in this country, provides legal advice and opinions on inheritance and family law of the USA.

Education:

  • Kyiv National Economic University, Faculty of Law, 2003
  • Kyiv State Linguistic University, 1999
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Head of Family law Department Anna Yushchak
Languages
English, Deutsch, Russian, Ukrainian
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Anna Yushchak has been working in Ukriniurkoleguia since 2007.

Ms. Yushchak specializes in civil and commercial law and procedure, family and probate law, private international law. Anna Yushchak provides advice and legal opinions, drafts legal documents and represents clients’ interests in courts and other State authorities.
Education:
  • European University Viadrina, Frankfurt (Oder), Germany, Master’s degree, 2007
  • Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Institute of International Relations, International Law Department, Master’s degree, 2007
  • Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Institute of International Relations, International Law Department, Bachelor’s degree, 2005
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Chief of Section for the UK, France and Belgium Volodymyr Semenchenko
Languages
English, French, Russian, Ukrainian
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Volodymyr Semenchenko started his work with Ukriniurkoleguia in 1979, but two years later he devoted himself to diplomatic career, having eventually returned to Ukriniurkoleguia in 1998.

Volodymyr Semenchenko is a leading expert in the field of probate law of Great Britain, France and Belgium, he coordinates handling of probate matters in these countries, advises on probate and family law of the relevant countries.

Education:

  • Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Faculty of International Relations and International Law, 1979

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Chief of Section for Germany, Austria and Switzerland Iryna Soboleva
Languages
English, Deutsch, Russian, Ukrainian
General information

Iryna Soboleva has been working in Ukriniurkoleguia since June 1994.

Iryna Soboleva is the principal expert of Ukriniurkoleguia in probate law of Germany, Austria and Switzerland, coordinates handling of estate matters in the mentioned countries, advises on probate and family law of the relevant countries.

Education:

  • National Yaroslav Mudryi Law Academy of Ukraine, Kharkiv, 2001
  • Kyiv State Pedagogical Institute of Foreign Languages, 1993
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Head of Regional Genealogy Research Section Natalia Soroka
Languages
English, French, Russian, Ukrainian
General information

Natalia Soroka joined the Western Ukrainian Office of Ukriniurkoleguia in 1993.

Natalia Soroka is engaged in the handling of probate matters in France and Belgium of targeted region and is the leading expert of the Western Ukrainian Bureau of Ukriniurkoleguia in the preparation of legal documents in English and French for probate courts and other foreign institutions in charge, as well as for foreign notaries.

Ms. Soroka is also involved in the preparation of matters for court proceedings in the Western Ukraine and provides representation during court sessions.

Education:

  • Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, Special Legal Department
  • Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, Faculty of Foreign Languages
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Attorney at law Halyna Moysa
Languages
Russian, Ukrainian
General information

Halyna Moysa joined the Western Ukrainian Office of Ukriniurkoleguia in 1985.

Halyna Moysa is the principal assistant to the vice-president of Ukriniurkoleguia, Mr. Ivan Chyzhmar. Ms. Moysa receives citizens, prepares matters for court hearings, collects evidence in various cases.

Ms. Moysa is part of Ukriniurkoleguia's rapid response team, which is engaged in the settlement of cases involving legal protection of migrant workers, collection of compensation, pension, and social insurance payments.

Education:

  • Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, Faculty of Law
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Attorney at law Olha Urdiuk
Languages
Russian, Ukrainian
General information

Olha Urdiuk joined the Western Ukrainian Office of Ukriniurkoleguia in 1989.

Olha Urdiuk is engaged in handling of probate research of matters, associated with the Ukrainian historic region of Galicia, including identification and tracing of heirs, obtaining archival records and registry office documents, verification of existence of foreign estate matters.

Education:

  • Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, Faculty of Law
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Attorney at law Oksana Boyko
Languages
Deutsch, Russian, Ukrainian
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Oksana Boyko joined Ukriniurkoleguia in 1997.

The main field of Ms. Boyko’s activity is advising the German, Austrian and Swiss citizens and legal entities in Ukraine.

Oksana Boyko was a member of Ukriniurkoleguia working group dealing with the payment of compensation by Germany and Austria to 600 000 Ukrainian former forced workers (Ostarbeiters), and was responsible for collecting the evidence base in the relevant archives of Germany and Austria.

Education:

  • National Taras Shevchenko University of Kyiv, Faculty of Law, 2000
  • Technical University of Chemnitz, Germany, 1991
  • Kyiv Polytechnic Institute, 1986
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Attorney at law Olha Karavan
Languages
English, Italian, Russian, Ukrainian
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Olha Karavan joined Ukriniurkoleguia in 2005.

Olha Karavan pertains to the rapid response team of Ukriniurkoleguia, which is engaged in the settlement of cases involving legal protection of migrant workers, collection of compensation, pension, and social insurance payments. In particular, she is responsible for the matters related to Italy, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Turkey.

Education:

  • Interregional Academy of Personnel Management, Kyiv, Faculty of Law
  • Kyiv National Linguistic University
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Attorney at law Natalia Bukovetska
Languages
French, Russian, Ukrainian
General information

Natalia Bukovetska has been working in the Western Ukrainian Office of Ukriniurkoleguia since 2011.

Ms. Bukovetska specializes in handling probate and family matters with a foreign element. Within the mentioned matters she gathers evidence, provides consultations and explanations, prepares necessary documents and represents the clients’ interests in courts.

Education:

  • Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, Faculty of International Relations, Master’s Degree in International Law, 2009
  • Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, Faculty of Law, Master of Laws Degree, 2011
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Attorney at law Roksolana Penuelas Calderon
Languages
English, Russian, Ukrainian
General information

Roksolana Penuelas Calderon has been working in Ukriniurkoleguia since 2005.

Ms. Penuelas Calderon works on the estate matters related to the USA and Canada. In particular, she is engaged in the preparation and execution of legal documents in English for probate courts and other foreign institutions.

Education:

  • Kyiv National University of Trade and Economics, Faculty of Economics, Management and Law, Master of Laws Degree, 2005