Euvgen Riyako

Managing Partner Attorney

Euvgen Riyako is a lawyer and managing partner of RIYAKO&PARTNERS.

The main specialization is criminal practice and legal support of business.

Has extensive experience in the protection of clients at all stages of criminal proceedings and in the courts in matters of legal security of business, settlement of disputes with supervisory and law enforcement authorities, protection against raiding attacks, unfair competition; Advises on anti-corruption policies, the implementation of mandatory procedures in these areas and the conduct of corporate investigations into possible offences.

In addition, Yevgeny specializes in cooperation with state authorities.

Eugene is actively involved in law-making, advises industry associations and government bodies, acts as speaker at relevant conferences and seminars.

Education and access to legal practice:

  • Education and Access to Specialist in Law, 2009, Faculty of Law, V.N. Karazin Kharkov National University;
  • Specialist in Economics, 2010, Department of Economics and Management of the National Aerospace University. N.E. Zhukovsky ("Kharkiv Aviation University");
  • Admitted to the profession in 2011;

Knowledge of languages:

Ukrainian, English, Russian;


Membership of organizations:

  • National Bar Association of Ukraine
  • Ukrainian Bar Association

Presentations and participation in:

  • Spoke at Legal High School as speaker on the topic «Trial in First Instance: Investigation, Evidence, Sentencing»
  • Spoke at the Advanced Training Seminar organized by the Poltava Oblast Bar Council and the Poltava Oblast KDKA with the topic ¿ Court’s practice of returning an indictment»;
  • He moderated the last session of the 7th Eastern Ukrainian Legal Forum.


  • «Abductions by the Military Committee» - comment for the publication «Lens»
  • «How to choose a legal form for your business» -  comment for the magazine «Money»
  • «The Court has annulled the ruling on checks of Gostroud» - comment for the 7th TV channel.

Participated in the following cases or high profile cases:

Representation and protection of the interests of one of Ukraine’s largest advertising agencies in connection with the investigation of criminal proceedings for the violation of employees' labour rights. Criminal cases have been successfully closed for lack of corpus delicti;
Comprehensive protection in several criminal cases against the plant protection agent supplier and the printing company, which were investigated by the Prosecutor’s Office and the SBU because of the alleged illegal use of intellectual property rights. Criminal cases have been successfully closed for lack of corpus delicti;
Representation of the family of victims and owners of IT businesses in criminal proceedings involving the extortion of a large sum of money. All participants in the criminal conspiracy received real penalties.