Head of Department, Attorney at Law
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Oleksandr Koval heads the Business Protection practice. He is comprehensive and demanded in our country, due to how he gained broad publicity in professional circles as a strong defender of business and a precise strategic thinker. Aleksandr's considerable experience in this area is based on fundamental knowledge in the field of corporate, administrative, civil, economic, criminal law and litigation.
At the same time, according to Oleksandr, "Building protective legal mechanisms for businesses of any level requires not only and not so much knowledge in law and law enforcement practice (although these are also important), but possessing advanced communication skills with people, on whom adoption of this or that decision depends. It is psychology, game theory, discourse, reflexive thinking aimed at guessing behavior of a potential opponent, identifying all possible threats, preparation and constructive work on implementation of complex protection schemes".
It is obvious, therefore, that Oleksandr prefers working with every (even a long-term one) client in a rather close contact, never avoiding additional and new meetings with him/her, and often, on the contrary, independently proposing such an initiative. Oleksandr considers that the basis of trust with clients, guaranteeing that the smallest details are being focused on.
In over 10 years of practice, Mr. Koval has been in many non-trivial, delicate situations, but as a diver with experience he knows the price of panic: "No sea depth, no legal problem will ever sink you on their own. But panic and confusion will always do it". Clients note Oleksandr`s life experience and wisdom, his ability to cope with stress, high level of self-control, ability to make weighed decisions under critical conditions, to give correct forecasts and advice in a situation of uncertainty.
"Oleksandr has become more than just an external legal counselor for us, – says Andrey Mikhailovich Zhuchenko, BO of SNT Group. – After so many years of cooperation, this is our counselor, who identifies and eliminates major and minor crises in the company activities. There are people who are afraid to tell you bad news or to tell the truth. Oleksandr is not one of them. His opinions are always honest, and advice is realistic".
Moreover, Oleksandr Koval has extensive experience in mediation and negotiation, criminal defense, personnel management (labor law), criminal defense practices; supervises manufacturing industry, supports several projects related to trade and retail, as well as to international trade.
Oleksandr is convinced that it is impossible to strive hard for objectives throughout life if they do not really fascinate you. To maintain discipline for the sake of discipline itself is a useless activity.
"The following point of view is accepted by society: "You are what you have achieved". The level of success is judged by external attributes, such as income, power, nominations and bonuses, and not by what good deeds a person has done, how nobly he has acted or how stubbornly he has followed his principles. It seems to me that when the goal of victories is only gaining "points" that have weight for the society, in the long run they will bring nothing but disappointment and emptiness. Striving for objectives determined by a popular culture, rather than personal moral principles, will never satisfy the most important spiritual needs". For Aleksandr, the components of inner motivation are creative autonomy, perfection of skills, and meaningfulness.
He is fond of football, diving, and classical Ukrainian literature.
Life creed: "There was nothing in the evening - so there'll nothing in the morning".