The brand name ENGARDE is derived from the international term related to the sport of fencing meaning the first defensive stance (“en garde” in French means “protection of interests”, “defend oneself”, “fight!”). The ability to take creative and innovative action in fast-changing surroundings is considered to be the key factor in fencing. We apply the same principles in practising law.
Our core values are to protect and defend our client’s interests based on trust and ethics of the legal profession. We have developed an integrated system approach to professionalism and responsibility. Our team of dedicated professionals is fully committed to the firm’s values, with corporate social responsibility being a crucial element of our strategy.
Corporate social responsibility
It has to be said that rule of law in Ukraine is not as entrenched as it should be, or as much as we, and our fellow citizens, would like. As a law firm, we are keenly aware of this, and our lawyers are pledged to support and improve the rule of law whenever they can. This is an essential part of the firm’s corporate culture. We never forget that as lawyers we are in a privileged position to help others to set things right so the firm regularly provides pro bono legal advice and supports people and organisations in need. Through pro bono work, ENGARDE provides legal services and legal advice to socially vulnerable groups of society. Corporate Social Responsibility is one of the crucial principles of ENGARDE and an essential part of the firm’s corporate values.