The Criminal Code of Ukraine does not contain separate provisions on the specifics of the criminal liability of the recipient of undue gain (bribe), in the event of provocation of such actions by law enforcement agencies. However, not in every scientific and practical commentary to Art. 368 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine states: the provocation of a bribe does not exclude the guilt of one who received undue profit. The indicated doctrinal conclusion is verbatim repeated in paragraph 23 of the Resolution of the Plenum of the Supreme Court of Ukraine of 04.26.2002 No. 5 “On judicial practice in cases of bribery”. Continue reading
The biggest skeptics are lawyers. From their lips you can often hear that it is possible to appeal effectively decisions (tax notifications-decisions) of the state tax service bodies only in an administrative court.
Tax consultants are increasingly advocating the use of all legal pre-trial opportunities to resolve disputes with fiscal authorities. This polarity of opinions is quite obvious – lawyers are good in the courts, tax consultants in the tax authorities, lawyers have an emphasis on the process, and consultants in accounting and tax accounting. Continue reading
Nowadays, for success in any field it is not enough just to be a professional and to carry out your work efficiently. Lawyers need to be able to demonstrate their expertise and achievements to colleagues and clients, and students to classmates, teachers and potential employers. Speaking more scientifically, it is necessary to consistently and thoroughly build a personal brand.
This important topic is not studied in Ukrainian universities, but in vain. Young lawyers, who have been consistently working on the development of a personal brand since junior courses, even before they graduate, fall on the radars of HR specialists from leading law firms. They are much more likely to beat competitors for the vacant positions of top employers. Continue reading