The Ethics Commission

The Ethics Commission

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The Ethics Commission is an independent Association's body which is created and operates to ensure that Association members meet ethical and moral demands of their professional activity and to control Association members' abidance by the Ethical Rules for the Legal Profession, the Statute provisions and norms of other internal Association documents.

The activity of the Ethics Commission is regulated by the Association's Statute, the Provisions about the Ethics Commission, the Ethical Rules for the Legal Profession and other internal Association documents which pertain to the Ethics Commission activity.

The Ethics Commission:

- controls Association members' abidance by the Ethical Rules for the Legal Profession, the Statute provisions and norms of other internal Association documents;

- controls professional activity of the Association members to prevent potential harm to the Association's reputation as a result of dishonest and unprincipled actions of its member in the course of their professional activity;

- handles written requests about violations of the Ethical Rules for the Legal Profession (hereinafter – "requests");

- evaluates the actions of the Association member named in the request as a breaker of the Ethical Rules for the Legal Profession;

- determines facts of presence/absence of signs of the Ethical Rules for the Legal Profession violations in Association members actions;

- takes measures to eliminate the Ethical Rules for the Legal Profession violations in Association members actions as per clause 7.1 of the Provisions about the Ethics Commission;

- makes a decision about giving an Association expulsion notice as a moral and disciplinary measure to the member who has violated the Ethical Rules for the Legal Profession;

- prepares and submits to the Association Board recommendations about expulsion of the Association member who violated the Ethical Rules for the Legal Profession repetitively or crudely;

- interprets and gives explanations of the Ethical Rules for the Legal Profession.

The Ethics Commission Members:

Dmytro Gryshchenko, Founder and Director of Gryshchenko and Partners;

Dmytro Kuhnyuk, Advocate, Associate Professor at the Kyiv National University of Taras Shevchenko, Managing Partner at Melnyk, Kuhniuk & Partners ;

Oleg Makarov, Partner at Vasil Kisil & Partners Law Firm;

Oleksiy Muravyov, Honoured Lawyer of Ukraine;

Oleksiy Ivanov, Managing Partner at Konnov & Sozanovsky.

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