History of our company

Our history begins in November 2006.

In 2006-2007, the company comprised a founder and several assistants who worked on a fee-for-services basis. Our specialization was mainly registration of enterprises, entrepreneurs, making changes and obtaining licenses in the field of transportation, security, etc.

As of August 2008, the company had five employees, but no one worked on a full-time basis. Even the company’s founder had another primary place of employment - he worked as a lawyer at a trade company. However, the global financial crisis turned it all around.

On the one hand, the trade company, the founder worked for, ran into severe financial troubles. On the other hand, the crisis opened a new market to Pravova Dopomoga Law Firm - credit law, protection of property of businesses and individuals from debt collection.

Pravova Dopomoga Law Firm was registered by Volodymyr Gurlov on July 2, 2009. By 2012 the company employed 22 people. We assisted in registering everything that could be registered and provided support for obtaining most types of licenses. The company employed 8 people who provided legal representation services in the courts, including in the European Court of Human Rights.

A while back, we defended the interests of Rosetka.ua in the fight against unfriendly actions of well-known people. 

The potential accumulated by our Company allowed us to develop and introduce innovative products into the market, to participate in social activities, as well as made our experience and knowledge desirable not only among clients, but also among non-governmental organizations, the media and government authorities. 

That was the period, when the Company: 

  • launched a joint project with the Kyiv Chamber of Commerce and Industry - Legal Guide for Foreign Persons in Ukraine;
  • made the top Business Service Providers offered for U.S. exporters by the U.S. Commercial Service;
  • actively provided comments to the media, in particular to Inter, STB, UBR, Tonis, as well as to the print media.

The period from 2013 to 2015 was marked as the “dark ages” not only for our country, but also for our company. We cut down the staff to three people and continued our practice only in the most profitable areas.

However, at that time our company started to provide global services. We focused on clients from other countries and provided them with qualified legal support and assistance in Ukraine.

It was really hard, but we didn’t close our doors to our Clients for a single day. We believed that the company can survive and develop only through continued efforts to improve the quality of both the product and customer service. 

We have also started converting our experience and knowledge into publications on the company’s corporate website, which helped to boost our brand awareness and gain an influx of new clients.

This year the company celebrates its 13th anniversary. Today, we have a wealth of experience and trust of large clients, such as:

and many others.

In mid-2018, the company reached its limits in terms of the number of clients it could effectively serve without changing its business organization (it was managed by one partner). We realized that to assist more clients we need to standardize the company’s processes, focus on results, and ensure effective and consistent teamwork.

Today, the company unites more than 15 skilled specialists, but we believe that this is just the beginning. We are determined to continue our development and to strengthen our efforts to this end.

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