Victoria Melnychenko
Head of Agro&Food and Compliance practices
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Victoria Melnychenko

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.

Professional experience:

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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  1. In 2016 and 2017, the legal departments headed by Victoria Melnychenko entered the rating of "Top 50 legal departments of Ukraine" according to the «Legal Practice".
  2. In 2017, the legal department headed by Victoria received the "Best Legal Department in the Agrarian and Food Industries" award. 
  3. Mentioned among Practice Leaders in Corporate Governance and Compliance according to the Client Choice 2018 research.
Recent experience
  • providing legal advice on the contractual issues to Buhler Service Ukraine LLC, drafting on contracts’ templates;
  • providing legal advice to one of the largest food & beverage companies on tax issues;
  • elaborating internal policies and Compliance procedures; compliance training for company employees. Providing legal advice during internal investigation of the violation by employee of the company’s Code of ethics and conduct;
  • drafting models of royalty agreement and supply contracts of NON-GMO soybean seeds, providing general legal advice to Cangro-Genetics Inc. (Canada) while entering Ukrainian market.



INTEGRITES appointed Viktoriia Melnychenko the Head of Agro&Food Practice

INTEGRITES is happy to announce the accession to our team of Viktoriia Melnychenko to the position of the Head of Agro&Food Practice, which is aimed at providing comprehensive legal support, construction of operational processes, and…

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Mother “in law”: 7 social guarantees for women with children

Victoria Melnychenko, Head of Compliance and Agro&Food practices at INTEGRITES, told about Labour Law in Ukraine and highlighted 7 social guarantees for women with children. The publication is available in Ukrainian…

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Up to 80% of soy and 10% of corn in Ukraine are grown with GM seeds

The publication was posted on the website of Superagronom. The text of publication is available in Ukrainian only.
На думку Вікторії Мельниченко, керівника практики Agro and Food & Compliance…

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Victoria Melnychenko told how to develop a compliance culture in the company

Victoria Melnychenko, head of Agro&Food and Compliance practices, acted as a speaker during Corporative Compliance Week organized by Legal High School. All events were devoted to the one global topic – “Why and to whom it is beneficial to…

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INTEGRITES together with the ACC held joint workshop “Agrarian Industry in Ukraine: Current Legal Issues & Opportunities”

On August 8, 2018, INTEGRITES together with the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine conducted another joint workshop “Agrarian Industry in Ukraine: Current Legal Issues & Opportunities”.
During the event participants discussed the most…

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