Board Members

Roman Martynovskyi

Chairman of the Board. A lawyer practicing individually, the winner of aII professional competition "Bar 2004" in the nomination "For legal aid", Sevastopol.

Andriy Vyshnevskyi

Director of Coordinating Centre of Legal Aid Providing (Ministry of Justice of Ukraine). Head of group of authors of such editions as “Agenda of New Minister: Practical Recommendations for Effective Execution of Primary Tasks by Newly-Appointed
Ministers and Heads of Other Public Authorities” and “Public Administration Modernisation Plan: Proposals for Civil Service of Ukraine Compliance with Principals and Practice of Democratic Governance” (2010). For considerable personal contribution in the development of legislative acts in the sphere of civil service development, work and high professionalism awarded with Honorary Diploma of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine (2011). Also awarded with Honorary Diplomas of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine (2010), State Custom Administration of Ukraine, National Commission for Electric-Power Regulation, National Space Agency of Ukraine (2008), Main Department of the Civil Service of Ukraine (2007), Commendation of Main Department of the Civil Service of Ukraine (2006).


Varfolomeyeva Tetiana


Advocate. Doctor of Legal Sciences, corresponding member of Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Rector of the Academy of Advocacy of Ukraine, Professor, Honored Lawyer of Ukraine.

In 2006 she was elected as a President of the Union of Advocates of Ukraine.
Participated in the elaboration of the draft-laws and regulations in the commissions of the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine and Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.
Author of more then 150 scientific works.


Gavrysh Oleksandr

Graduated from the Kherson Pedagogical Institute. He worked in the Komsomol trade union, party and government organs in Beryslav district, Kherson region.

 From September 1996 to April 2005 was working as a Deputy Chairman, Chief of Staff in Skadovsk district administration. In April 2006 he was elected as Mayor of Skadovsk. In November 2010 he was re-elected as Mayor for a second term.


Tkach Ivan


Graduated from the Faculty of Law of Voronezh State University, Russia (1987).

Since 1991 works as a lawyer, has individual practice in Sevastopol.

 The scope of professional interests are commercial and criminal law, law of the European Court of Human Rights, representation at the European Court (some of cases were successful, the most remarkable was – according to Mr.Tkach - the case "Yakovenko v. Ukraine").

He was engaged in human rights activities, at the beginning as a volunteer and later as a member of the Sevastopol Human Rights Group.


Konnov Sergiy

Lawyer, senior partner of the Law firm "Konnov & Sozanovsky”

 In 1991 Sergiy Konnov was graduated from the Law Faculty of Kiev National University and in 2002 – from Summer course of the Institute for Information Law at the University of Amsterdam.

 Sergiy Konnov is a member of Ukrainian Bar Association (UBA), the International Bar Association (IBA) and the Association of Advocates of Ukraine (AAU) and is an associate member of the American Bar Association (ABA).

 The High Qualification Commission of Advocates of Ukraine awarded to Mr. Konnov Honorary Award "Sign of honor of the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine." In 2008 the newspaper "Legal practice" awarded to Sergiy Konnov the title “a Lawyer of the Year”.

 Sergiy Konnov is a member of the National Commission on strengthening democracy and the rule of law under the President of Ukraine, elected member of the Public Collegium under the Head of State Court Administration of Ukraine and Secretary of the Ukrainian team of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property.

 In the years 2004-2007 Mr. Konnov was vice-president of Ukrainian Bar Association, from 2007 to 2011 he was the President of the UBA.


Golovan Igor

 Igor Golovan - partner of law firm "Golovan & Partners".

He graduated from Donetsk State University.

He has the legal practice since 1993. Since 1996 he was a chare of the legal association - law firm "Golovan & Partners."

Senior Researcher, Institute of Economic and Legal Research of Ukraine. Associate Professor of Civil Law and Procedure in Economy and law faculty of Donetsk National University.

 Since 2009 - Honorary Consul of the Netherlands in Donetsk.

Member of International Bar Association, member of the Bar Association of Ukraine, member of the Association of Lawyers of Ukraine.

 Mr. Golovan is author of books "The legal work and protection of entrepreneurs", "Business advocacy in Ukraine" and of numerous publications on legal topics.


Vannikova Alla


Mrs. Vannikova graduated in 1979 from the Law Academy in Moscow (with the specialization - the court, prosecution, investigation).


Since 1991, she is a lawyer and member of the International Association of England, represents the Union of Advocates of Ukraine in the IRF International pilot project on "Free legal aid issues."
Since 1994 Vannikova is the founder of AO "Capital Bar Association" in Kiev, where she operates in the following areas - civil, administrative, economic, international law.


From 2002 to 2008 she worked as the professor at the Academy of Advocacy and dealt with the professional training of lawyers.


Volodymyr Yavorskyi

Higher education, Lviv National Ivan Franko University, Faculty of Law.
Former executive Director of the Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union. Legal expert. Now works and lives in Belarus.


Volodymyr Sanin


President of Bilotserkivskyi regional court,

In 1978 he was graduated from Law Faculty of Kiev State University, 5 years worked as a lawyer.
Since 1983 he works as a judge.

Honored lawyer of Ukraine.