INTEGRITES protected interests of the client, one of the largest traders of tobacco products in the Eastern Ukraine, during the criminal proceedings initiated by the Large Taxpayers Office of the SFS of Ukraine under the procedural guidance of the Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine on tax evasion in the especially large amount (approx. UAH 282,2 mln of income tax and approx. UAH 243,1 mln of VAT).
In particular, attorneys of Dispute Resolution at INTEGRITES proved that the Prosecutor General’s Office did not have any grounds to seize 56 thousand packs of cigarettes founded during the search in the client’s warehouses.
As a result, the first instance and the appellate courts refused to fully sustain the Prosecutor General’s Office’s requests, which allowed the client to dispose it own property.
INTEGRITES team working on the project included Partner and head of Domestic Litigation Oleksandr Onishchenko and senior associate, attorney Serhii Rymar.