Attorney at Law
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Mykola Voytovich heads two practices at the Firm: Personnel Management and Criminal Defense, he also supervises Agroindustrial Complex industry.
It is common knowledge that it is the quality of the personnel that determines direction and intensity of each company's development. However, Mykola always stresses: "Highly qualified personnel is an important, but only the first step to establishing successful company activities. Every employee is an independent component of business processes; therefore, the final result depends to a large extent on the quality of a system of relationships built between employees, that is, on the personnel management system. We do not call this practice "labor law" specifically because, from the point of view of business administration, this function is not "labor law", but personnel (labor resources) management, as seen by the client.
Sometimes lawyers underestimate the importance of issues of this practice, but for clients these are always extremely complex problems, sometimes artificially created by legislative bodies. Mykola's decades of experience in organizing labor relations in companies of various sizes and types of activities, combined with profound knowledge of labor, tax, civil, and economic law allow him to propose effective mechanisms for building quality personnel management systems.
Clients note high professionalism and dedication of Mykola to his projects, calmness and cold-bloodedness in critical moments, and the ability to make weighed up decisions. He always sees into the smallest details of a problem and finds comprehensive solutions to it. Having extensive experience in protecting the rights and interests of clients in judicial and extrajudicial proceedings, in relations with state authorities, Mykola is regularly involved in projects related to business protection. Many years of law practice, fundamental knowledge of criminal law and proceedings, understanding mentality of law enforcement bodies, ability to establish communications, allow him to be indispensable in criminal procedures. It is no coincidence that Nikolay is the leader of the Criminal Defense practice. "Mykola is an example of what a modern Ukrainian lawyer should be: brave, courageous, even self sacrificing, – says Ernest Mirchevich Gramatskiy, the President of the Firm. Law enforcement agencies do not disdain violating the law before our clients, and a warrior lawyer should be honest and courageous in his service so as not to make protection of his client dependent on a person who violates the latter's rights. And this is what Mykola is: he will act without looking back and till the last breath, but will help the client, sometimes at an unbelievable price. The client surely remembers this for a long time. I call this: the dedicated defender".
Moreover, Mykola is successfully implementing projects on establishing activities of franchise networks, introducing mechanisms of protecting rights to intellectual property items; also, Nikolay successfully joins cross-industry teams in the Legal Due Diligence practice.
Mykola's multifaceted knowledge and practical skills enable him to act as a supervisor of such a dynamic industry as the Agroindustrial Complex (AIC). Moreover, Nikolay supports many clients in such industries as Retail, Transport and Infrastructure.
According to Natalia Chekunova, CFO of Fun Food Family LLC, Mykola Voytovich always strives to understand and see into the most underground business processes of the client, which is rarely characteristic of external counselors. "Mykola is actively inquiring about possible problems and solutions – to propose instruments for business problems solutions that have proved themselves in other industries and in other companies he advises". Sergey Kravchuk, CEO of NS Zakhid, calls Nikolay "a brilliant lawyer with a great future".
Mykola is a dedicated follower of an active vision on life. Even the most exciting things become boring over time, so dedication and enthusiasm almost inevitably disappear. I will feel the need to find new interesting challenges all my life, – believes Mr. Voytovich. It should be remembered that it is not easy to overcome inertness; this is within the powers of those who are determined to achieve something.
"If you really want to succeed (and many people do not really strive for this and, therefore, they do not), then never stop at what has already been achieved, do not give up, do not move by inertia, never be satisfied with what you have, no matter how impressive your results are", – notes the lawyer.
Mykola Voytovich tries to be active also during his leisure time. This becomes possible through his hobbies, which include swimming, football and track and field athletics.
Life creed: "There is always a way out of any situation".