About Us

2012
2013
2014
2015
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021
2022
2012

Masi Nayem founded «Miller Law Firm» on 28 September 2012. From the beginning of the company’s work the main scope of services was business setup and legal advice on business activities. Meanwhile, the key principle of our work is a full dedication to the rule of law principle. It means that we use all the possibilities of democratic laws to ensure justice. We always find effective lawful solutions where others despair and compromise with conscience. This is what significantly distinguishes us from other law firms.

2013

At the end of 2013 the Revolution of Dignity began. As for many Ukrainians, this event was decisive for our company. We have seen the inability of the state to ensure justice and security. The rule of law was under threat. In the conditions when the public authorities were weak, we had to protect the rule of law in order to restore justice. It was a requirement of time and a personal challenge for us.

2014

In 2014 Karina Panchenko (maiden surname Verbovenko) joined our company as an assosiate. Nowadays, she is a managing partner. At that time, we mainly provided legal advice to restaurant businesses. However, we quickly consolidated our positions in this area and became recognizable. The company became more successful and we started to think about elaboration of our services.

2015

In August, the company’s founder Masi Nayem was drafted into the army. It was necessary to make an urgent decision whether to close the company or hand over management to a responsible person, who will preserve the law firm and its reputation. Karina Verbovenko became such a person. For the next 17 months she ran Miller on her own.

During that period, we started to establish internal corporate working processes and looked for lawyers that shared the same values as our company did, and were motivated, ambitious and patriotic. Creativity, thorough expertise and discipline have become the leading corporate values of the company.

2017

After Masi Nayem had been back from the army, the company continued to grow and began to expand the range of services. Then we started to provide civil litigation services. Moreover, we began to think about increasing the number of expertises and division into departments.

2018

«Miller» became more popular because of participation in numerous high-profile socially important cases. We protected political activists, journalists and veterans. We are convinced that political competition and transparency are one of the most important mechanisms for ensuring the rule of law in the state.

2019

In the beggining the year, the company launched the Protection department, which gave the opportunity to defend the rights of clients in criminal proceedings. Oleksii Nosov joined the team as a partner. At that time, Oleksii already had five years of experience in supporting the state prosecution. Later, we expanded the list of services and the department under the leadership of Oleksii became Criminal law department.

2020

In 2020 Administrative law department and Defamation department started to work. The first pandemic year was not in vain for the company, as we gained valuable experience. We learned how to work remotely, organize our time and effectively protect the rights of our clients despite the distance. During the year Administrative law department won dozens of quarantine violations cases.

Defamation department also became productive efficiently. Within its framework, we defended both public figures whose inalienable rights were violated and journalists, defending their professional right to freedom of speech. The professional work of our lawyers in the courts brought victory to company’s clients.

2021

In this year our Corporate law department was expanding into two new departments: Civil litigation department and Business Protection department.

The first one successfully deals with pre-trial and judicial support in labor, family, inheritance disputes and disputes with governmental bodies. The second one, among other things, helps to resolve corporate conflicts, provides legal assistance for new business, protects the rights of Ukrainian and foreign entrepreneurs from hostile takeovers.

We continue to do our job faithfully and responsibly. Our lawyers provide protection in high-profile criminal cases. We support businesses, repel hostile takeover, defend rights in court, and uphold our business reputation. We also defend the rights of political activists and opinion leaders.

2022

We are proud of our victories, but we are not going to stop at this point. We defend the rule of law, the interests of our clients and Ukraine at all.

Since the beginning of Russia’s war against Ukraine, part of our team has joined the Armed Forces of Ukraine, and another continues work as lawyers. We do not leave any of our clients without protection and care. We are aware that Ukraine’s victory in this war is dependent both on the strong battlefields and productive home fronts. That is why, during the martial law, «Miller» continues to perform its main function – to protect the rule of law in Ukraine.

Our Team

Partners

Partner

Masi Nayyem

Partner, attorney
Competence: more than 18 years
Total legal experience:
  • Criminal offences committed by law enforcement bodies.
  • Сriminal offenses against life and health of a person
  • Protection of public figures and officials
  • Protection of goodwill
Partner

Karina Panchenko

Managing partner, attorney

Competence: more than 12 years
Total legal experience:
  • Legal services for business
  • Intellectual property rights
  • Corporate disputes resolution
  • Economic disputes
Partner

Oleksii Nosov

Partner, head of criminal law and white-collar crime departments
Competence: more than 11 years
Total legal experience:

Competences

  • Business protection from unlawful encroachments by public authorities
  • Legal services during search by public authorities and expropriation of property
  • Staff’s behavior trainings during search
  • Protection of rights during interrogation
  • Legal services during communication with law enforcement bodies
  • Protection of violated rights during criminal proceedings (registration of pre-trial investigation, bringing the guilty to justice, application of measures to ensure conducting investigatory actions, payments of damages)
  • Preparation of criminal defense strategies and public coverage
  • Dispute resolution between individuals and legal entities
  • Legal consulting

Area of focus

  • White collar crimes (abuse of power, bribery, embezzlement or stealing of property)
  • International economic criminal offences (fraud, embezzlement of property, tax evasion, gambling)
  • Criminal offenses against life and health of a person (murder, bodily injuries, hooliganismleaving in dangerextortion)

Criminal law department

Partner

Oleksii Nosov

Head of department, attorney
Competence: more than 11 years
Total legal experience:

Competences

  • Business protection from unlawful encroachments by public authorities
  • Legal services during search by public authorities and expropriation of property
  • Staff’s behavior trainings during search
  • Protection of rights during interrogation
  • Legal services during communication with law enforcement bodies
  • Protection of violated rights during criminal proceedings (registration of pre-trial investigation, bringing the guilty to justice, application of measures to ensure conducting investigatory actions, payments of damages)
  • Preparation of criminal defense strategies and public coverage
  • Dispute resolution between individuals and legal entities
  • Legal consulting

Area of focus

  • White collar crimes (abuse of power, bribery, embezzlement or stealing of property)
  • International economic criminal offences (fraud, embezzlement of property, tax evasion, gambling)
  • Criminal offenses against life and health of a person (murder, bodily injuries, hooliganism, leaving in danger, extortion)
Partner

Masi Nayyem

Attorney
Competence: more than 18 years
Total legal experience:

Competences 

  • Business protection from unlawful encroachments by public authorities
  • Legal services during search by public authorities and expropriation of property
  • Staff’s behavior trainings during search
  • Protection of rights during interrogation
  • Dispute resolution between individuals and legal entities
  • Legal consulting

Area of focus

  • White collar crimes (abuse of power, bribery, embezzlement or stealing of property, bribery provocation)
  • Criminal offenses against life and health of a person (murder, bodily injuries, hooliganism, leaving in danger, extortion, the excess of necessary defense)
  • Criminal offences, committed by law enforcement and military personnel

Illia Vorobiov

Counselor, attorney
Competence: more than 10 years
Total legal experience:

Competences

  • Business protection from unlawful encroachments by public authorities
  • Legal services during search by public authorities and expropriation of property
  • Staff’s behavior trainings during search
  • Protection of rights during interrogation
  • Legal services during communication with law enforcement bodies
  • Protection of violated rights during criminal proceedings (registration of pre-trial investigation, bringing the guilty to justice, application of measures to ensure conducting investigatory actions, payments of damages)
  • Legal consulting

 

Area of focus

  • Economic criminal offences (fraud, embezzlement of property or moneyuse of money contrary to its target, evasion of taxes, gambling business) 
  • Criminal offenses against life and health of a person (murder, bodily injuries, hooliganism)
  • Military criminal offenses (avoidance of mobilization, criminal offences committed by military personnel, marauding)

Maryna Nosova

Competence: more than 11 years
Артем Облетов: Адвокат кримінальної практики

Artem Obletov

Attorney
Competence: more than 11 years
Total legal experience:

Competences

  • Legal services during search by public authorities and expropriation of property
  • Staff’s behavior trainings during search
  • Protection of rights during interrogation
  • Legal services during communication with law enforcement bodies, risk assessment, preparation of response to inquiries
  • Protection of violated rights during criminal proceedings (registration of pre-trial investigation, bringing the guilty to justice, application of measures to ensure conducting investigatory actions, payments of damages)
  • Legal consulting

Area of focus

  • Economic criminal offences (fraud, embezzlement of property or money, use of money contrary to their target, evasion of taxes, gambling business) 
  • Criminal offenses against traffic safety or safety of transport operations (car accident, car threft, car plate forgery)
  • Criminal offenses against life and health of a person (murder, bodily injury, hooliganism)
  • Military criminal offenses (avoidance of mobilization, illegal border crossing, criminal offences committed by military personnel)

Nataliia Baranova

Аttorney
Competence: more than 5 years
Total legal experience:

Competences

  • Return of temporally expropriated or arrested property
  • Protection of violated rights during criminal proceedings (registration of pre-trial investigation, bringing the guilty to justice, application of measures to ensure conducting investigatory actions, payments of damages)
  • Legal consulting

Area of focus

  • Medical criminal offences(leaving in danger, disclosure of medical secrecy, medical errors)
  • Criminal offenses against health of a person (bodily injuries, hooliganism)
  • Military criminal offences (avoidance of mobilization, criminal offences committed by military personnel, violations of international humanitarian law)
Артур Солопенко: помічник адвоката

Artur Solopenko

Paralegal
Competence: more than 5 years
Total legal experience:

Competences

  • Protection of violated rights during criminal proceedings (registration of pre-trial investigation, bringing the guilty to justice, application of measures to ensure conducting investigatory actions, payments of damages)
  • Return of temporally expropriated or arrested property
  • Legal consulting

 

Area of focus

  • Criminal offenses against health of a person (bodily injuries, hooliganism)
  • Military criminal offences (avoidance of mobilization, criminal offences committed by military personnel, violations of international humanitarian law)
  • Unlawful handling of weapons

Andrii Nevtrynis

Paralegal
Competence: more than 3 years
Total legal experience:
  • Communication with law enforcement bodies
  • Protection of violated rights during criminal proceedings (registration of pre-trial investigation, application of measures to ensure conducting investigative actions, bringing the guilty to justice, payments of damages)
  • Termination of provisional seizure of property, revocation of property attachment, revertion of bail
  • Legal consulting

Area of focus:

  • Criminal offences against property (fraud, embezzlement of property or money, use of money contrary to their target, evasion of taxes, gambling business)
  • Criminal offenses against life and health of a person (murder, bodily injury, hooliganism)
  • Military criminal offenses (avoidance of mobilization, illegal border crossing, criminal offences committed by military personnel)
 

White-collar crimes department

Partner

Oleksii Nosov

Head of department, attorney
Competence: more than 11 years
Total legal experience:

Competences

  • Business protection from unlawful encroachments by public authorities
  • Legal services during search by public authorities and expropriation of property
  • Staff’s behavior trainings during search
  • Protection of rights during interrogation
  • Legal services during communication with law enforcement bodies
  • Protection of violated rights during criminal proceedings (registration of pre-trial investigation, bringing the guilty to justice, application of measures to ensure conducting investigatory actions, payments of damages)
  • Preparation of criminal defense strategies and public coverage
  • Dispute resolution between individuals and legal entities
  • Legal consulting

Area of focus

  • White collar crimes (abuse of power, bribery, embezzlement or stealing of property)
  • International economic criminal offences (fraud, embezzlement of property, tax evasion, gambling)
  • Criminal offenses against life and health of a person (murder, bodily injuries, hooliganismleaving in dangerextortion)

Yevhenii Skurativskyi

Paralegal
Competence: more than 6 years
Total legal experience:

Competences

  • Protection of violated rights during criminal proceedings (registration of pre-trial investigation, bringing the guilty to justice, application of measures to ensure conducting investigatory actions, payments of damages)
  • Return of temporally expropriated or arrested property
  • Legal consulting

Area of focus

·       Criminal offenses against health of a person (bodily injuries, hooliganism)

·       Military criminal offences (avoidance of mobilization, criminal offences committed by military personnel, violations of international humanitarian law)

  • White collar crimes

Business protection department

Illia Popovych

Attorney
Competence: more than 9 years
Total legal experience:
  • Real estate disputes
  • Legal services for entertainment and foodservice businesses
  • Legal services for real estate construction
  • Contract law
  • Corporate dispute resolution
  • Due diligence of stocks or real estate
  • Legal services on property expropriation during martial law
  • Legal consulting

Artur Lozitskyi

Senior attorney
Competence: more than 7 years
Total legal experience:
  • Contract law
  • Risk assessment procedure of contracting party
  • Actions against public authorities on the results of a government inspections of business
  • Corporate disputes resolution, due diligence of stocks or real estate, legal services on foreign investments
  • Legal consulting

Альона Боднар

Competence: more than 6 years

Andrii Ivchenko

Paralegal
Competence: more than 4 years
Total legal experience:
  • Legal services for entities and organizations, legal services for conduction of mass gathering events
  • Registration of legal entities and individual entrepreneurs, changing information regarding an existing legal entity and individual entrepreneur
  • Registration of foreign representative offices in Ukraine
  • Legal services on bank cooperation with regard to business owners
  • Legal consulting

Kateryna Lykhopeka

Paralegal
Total legal experience:
  • Actions for breach of contract (including extrajudicial debt collection and debt collection litigation)
  • Actions against public authorities (including litigation)
  • Legal services to receive alcohol and tobacco products licences
  • Legal consulting
 

Тетяна Піхновська

Litigation practice

Ірина Відловська

Competence: more than 11 years

Andrii Novak

Attorney
Competence: more than 14 years
Total legal experience:
  • Real estate disputes (forced eviction, proprietary claims, agreements invalidation)
  • Inheritance disputes (invalidation of wills, deprivation of inheritance rights, extension of the term to inherit, invalidation of certificates of the right to real estate)
  • Insurance disputes (insurance payouts as a result of car accidents)
  • Protection of consumers rights
  • Legal consulting
Дарья Палієнко: помічник юриста практики судових спорів Дарья Палієнко: помічник юриста практики судових спорів

Daria Palienko

Paralegal
Competence: more than 3 years
Total legal experience:
  • Family disputes resolution (division of property, child living arrangements, deprivation of parental rights, aliment arrangements, children adoption, family mediation)
  • Disputes with public authorities
  • Legal consulting

Ensuring the legal entity’s smooth operation

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Tetiana Karpenko

 

HR manager

Lyudmila Lysenko

Head of the financial department

Mariia Chaiun

HR-manager