key speakers and honorary guests

Evgeniy Shkrebets

Managing partner of the Law firm ‘’Shkrebets & Partners’’, Attorney-at-Law, has a PhD in law. Topic is ‘’Problematic issues of protecting the right of taxpayers in the implementation of tax control’’.

Kateryna Pavlunenko

Co-head of the Tax Law Section of RAHO, lecturer of Higher school of advocacy, Attorney-at-law. Topic is “Grounds for initiating criminal proceeding for non-payment of taxes and fees”.


PhD in Legal Sciences, Key National Expert on E-justice, EU Project “PRAVO-Justice” For more than 10 years she has worked in the executive and judicial authorities, ensuring a high level of representation of Ukraine in various international institutions. She has more than 20 scientific publications and 1 monograph on the relationship between international and national […]

Thomas Kruessmann

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c., Thomas Kruessmann LL.M. (King’s College) is a German-qualified lawyer with many years of experience working as attorney-at-law and consultant. Senior Expert Counsel with Lansky, Ganzger + Partner in Vienna, Сo-ordinator of the Erasmus+ Capacity Building in Higher Education Project “Modernisation of master programmes for future judges, prosecutors, investigators with respect to […]

Gintaras Švedas

Professor, habilitated doctor Gintaras Švedas  Švedas – Head of Criminal Justice Department of Law Faculty of Vilnius university (from 2003), Professor of law at Law Faculty of Vilnius university (from 2009); Vice-Dean for Planning and Sciences of Law Faculty of Vilnius university (from 2006); Member of the Committee of the Criminal Code Supervision under the […]

Ella Skybenko

Eastern Europe/Central Asia Researcher & Representative, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre Ella, a Ukrainian national, joined the Resource Centre in 2008.  She is responsible for research and outreach in Eastern Europe & Central Asia, and has conducted regional missions to the Czech Republic, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Azerbaijan, Bosnia & Herzegovina and Serbia.  Ella formerly worked as […]

Tetiana Sakharuk

LLM, PhD, Chief  Executive Director of the United Nations Global Compact in Ukraine, a graduate of the Harvard Business School’s Sustainable Development Program. Ms. Sakharuk has been implementing sustainable business development projects for four years, including Young SDG Innovators, Partnership for Sustainable Development, SDG Ambition, Anti-Corruption, IT Nation, etc. Member of the Supervisory Board of […]