Victoria Melnychenko is the Head of Agro&Food and Compliance practices. She has 16 years of experience as an in-house lawyer, head of legal departments of major international companies FMCG and the agricultural industry. Victoria is the speaker of the Liga: Zakon and the author of more than 20 publications in professional legal and business publications. Victoria also has considerable experience as a teacher (disciplines: tax law, economic procedural law, history and theories of state and law).
Victoria specializes in advising clients of the agrarian and food industries on issues requiring expert legal support. In addition, Victoria specializes in advising international and national companies on Compliance issues, including the development and implementation of internal regulations and procedures, and the provision of appropriate training for company employees.
Victoria’s work will consist in the active development of practice, as well as conducting training seminars, master classes, etc. for in-house lawyers, heads of legal function and management of national and international companies.
Victoria Melnychenko studied in the city of Nikolayev at the Faculty of Maritime Law of the Ukrainian State Maritime Technical University named after Admiral Makarov (an expert with honors). Later she received a master’s degree with honors in the Odessa National Law Academy. In 2012, Victoria defended her thesis on “The tax function of the modern state,” obtaining a degree of candidate of legal sciences.
Victoria Melnychenko began her professional career with an internship in the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine as an assistant to the Chairman of the Committee of State Construction and Local Government. During her professional in-house career, Victoria went from lawyer to head of the legal department, having worked, in particular, in a number of international companies, including Lactalis, BASF, AVON, COFCO INTL.
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