corporate & tax structuring + licensing + paytech + e-commerce + data protection+ venture capital + tokenization & STO + banking & compliance


Our practices=

We guide our clients through the numerous legal issues they face while establishing and developing their businesses, creating group and governance structures as well as negotiating M&A deals, business and asset acquisitions, spin-offs, split-offs and carve-outs both in Ukraine and abroad.

Our lawyers assist with tax-exempt entity formation, project financing, pre-acquisition restructuring, and post-acquisition and integration support. The firm also often prepares Sell-side and Buy-side Legal Due Diligence.

We are proud of our strong expertise in such tasks as drafting and negotiating term sheets, share purchase and shareholder agreements, convertible notes, employee stock options, corporate partnerships and joint venture founding documentation, etc.

Furthermore, we are delighted to serve as a legal off-counsel supporting your day-to-day business activities.

In addition to mature companies with a history of success, Brightman works closely with various local and foreign-based start-ups. Small new businesses may lack connections and are limited in finances, yet we consider their passion for innovation crucial for the advancement of their field. We prepare governance documentation and assist with early-stage financing. Furthermore, we advise start-ups regarding commercial contracts, IP\IT rights management and licensing.

Brightman’s professionals boast an expertise in sets of laws and regulations regarding the collection, storage, and use of information. We advise clients on strategies to ensure their compliance with various Ukrainian, US and EU laws and directives on data breaches, privacy and information.

At Brightman, we assist clients engaged in E-Commerce on their compliance with various Internet law regulations, intellectual property protection, software and hardware licensing and E-Commerce agreements, including privacy policies, terms of service and other relevant website documentation.

We are proud to work with a variety of cutting-edge companies, including those developing and using blockchain technology, crowdfunding platforms, cryptocurrency investment and trading platforms and related systems. Brightman’s professionals advise on corporate structuring and high-profile matters of the day-to-day operation of FinTech businesses to ensure that they remain in full compliance with the multitude of applicable laws.

Brightman’s professionals hold expertise in such technology commercialization issues as the sale and purchase of technology assets, software & hardware transfer and license agreements, outsourcing agreements, online and offline distribution agreements, R&D contracts, advertising and fair use questions. On a case by case basis we are also ready to assist with trademark, patent and copyright issues.

Besides legal assistance, Brightman also serves as a liaison between our clients and ICO/STO advisers, marketing professionals, and Cryptocurrency investment funds. Our wide network of Cryptocurrency and Blockchain professionals will help you successfully launch your ICO/STO from scratch.

Among others, we assist with:
  • Pre-ICO Due diligence (versatile investigation of company’s business activities, staff and technologies used in a project)
  • Analysis of Client’s competitors’ business model
  • Analysis of profit distribution model
  • Analysis of legal risks
  • Development of corporate structure for pre-ICO/STO and ICO/STO project
  • Development of a business model for ICO/STO structuring
  • Preparation of White Paper in cooperation with a professional
  • Preparation of Token Sale Conditions/Agreement
  • Preparation of Terms of Use for the ICO/STO platform/website
  • Preparation and negotiation of the Escrow Agreement

Brightman ensures your compliance with regulations necessary for the transparent and legal operation of your business. Our lawyers provide legal advice on various laws and regulations related to privacy & data protection, environment, financial institutions, consumer protection, EU regulations and directives, US federal and state laws, economic and investment sector regulations, alcohol licensing, betting & gaming licenses and health protection regulations.

Key staff

Dmytro Honcharenko

Founding Partner
Dmytro Honcharenko Dmytro Honcharenko

Dmytro has gained substantial experience with leading CIS and top Ukrainian law firms working with high-profile matters for transnational blue chips, venture capital funds, high net worth individuals, start-ups, government entities and non-profit organizations. Furthermore, he has served as an international governing body member of a pan-European NGO working on regional development and capacity building issues. Dmytro has also worked as head of legal department at a FinTech consulting firm.

Areas of expertise:

Dmytro’s primary focus is corporate governance, M&A, technology commercialization, cryptocurrency, seed, venture financing and compliance. Dmytro’s additional expertise covers general tax, E-Commerce, capital markets and data protection.

He works with group and governance structuring of local and foreign businesses both in Ukraine and abroad. Dmytro advises on ICO and Token Sale structuring and is often responsible for multijurisdictional project management, negotiations, and the obtainment of various licenses and permits.


Dmytro holds an LL.M. in International Business Law from Central European University (USA/Hungary) as well as an LL.M. from the Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University in Kharkiv, Ukraine.


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