Taras Dumych

Personal Information

Age
42 years
Gender
Male
Location
Kyiv, Ukraine
UCGA Alumnus
2019S
UCGA Certificate
Certificate in Corporate Governance
Work Experience
Partner / Ukrainian Office Managing Partner
Wolf Theiss
Kyiv, Ukraine
Wolf Theiss is a leading regional law firm in Central and Eastern Europe with 13 offices and over 300 lawyers in the region. The firm is headquartered in Vienna. The Kyiv office of Wolf Theiss was launched in 2009.
Joined Wolf Theiss as a partner in July 2010, and was made a Managing Partner for Ukraine office in January 2011. While part of my job was to lead in the turnaround of the Ukraine office's business and operation, as lawyer I was involved and helping the firm's and office's clients in many various transactions, matters and cases. My practice at Wolf Theiss has been largely focused on Corporate and M&A, Joint Ventures, Private Equity, Venture Capital, Employment, Real Estate, Energy, Natural Resources and Mining as well as litigation and international arbitration. Our clients included major and independent international corporations, financial institutions and funds as well as leading Ukrainian businesses and investors.
Industry
Legal Services
Functional Speciality
Legal Governance / Risk Management / Compliance
Operations
Sales/Business Development
Sector
Private
Executive Director
Ukrainian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (UVCA)
Kyiv, Ukraine
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Ukrainian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association is an organization that was founded by leading VC and PE funds operating in Ukraine as well as other professional businesses such as law firms, auditors firms and investment advisory firms that are active in VC and PE sector.
Managing the process of incorporation and operation of UVCA, coordinating legal and accounting teams, handling reporting, banking, corporate governance and administrative matters, handling communication with state authorities, dealing with contractors, maintaining the organization in good standing and ensuring the smooth handing over to the newly appointed Executive Director. I continue to serve as the Co-Chair of the Legal Committee at UVCA.
Industry
Non Profit
Functional Speciality
Legal Governance / Risk Management / Compliance
Operations
Sector
Non-Profit
Associate / Senior Associate / Partner
B.C. Toms & Co, Law Offices
Kyiv, Ukraine
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B.C. Toms & Co was at the time the leading law firm in Ukraine and one of the first foreign law firm in the country. The firm was particularly active in Corporate and M&A, Joint Ventures, Privatization, Banking, Finance and Project Finance, Private Equity, Capital Markets, Real Estate, Energy and Natural Resources, Mining, Tax, Litigation and Arbitration.
I started at B.C. Toms & Co as an associate in September 2002, right after obtaining my LLM degree at the London Guildhall University. I was made a partner in January 2008. While at the firm, I assisted clients in many practice areas, including corporate and M&A, joint ventures, finance, energy and natural resources, real estate and dispute resolution. In addition, I developed and was leading in the firm's agriculture and private equity practices, for which, at the time, we were the leading firm in Ukraine.
While at B.C. Toms & Co, I was ranked by the Ukrainian Law Firms - a Handbook for Foreign Clients (published by Yuridicheskaya Practica) among top five Ukrainian lawyers in the areas of Real Estate and Energy.
Industry
Legal Services
Functional Speciality
Legal Governance / Risk Management / Compliance
Operations
Sales/Business Development
Sector
Private
Education
Lviv State University, Law School
LLB / JD equivalent
From
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Fields of Study
Law
London Guildhall University
Master of Law (LLM) with merits in International and Comparative Business Law
From
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Fields of Study
International and Comparative Business Law: Energy, Taxation, Finance, Arbitration, Negotiations
University of Baltimore, School of Law
Visiting Scholar (non-degree)
From
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Fields of Study
International Business Transactions, Contracts, Negotiations and Alternative Dispute Resolution

Accomplishments

Languages
English
Full professional proficiency
Polish
Full professional proficiency
Russian
Native or bilingual proficiency
Ukrainian
Native or bilingual proficiency
Organizations
Ukrainian Venture Capital & Private Equity Association (UVCA), Co-Chair of the Legal Committee
Canadian Friends of Hockey in Ukraine, Ukraine Coordinator and Liaison