Robinson Patman team of lawyers, together with the international partner Hogan Lovells, provide legal support and cooperate with Ukrainian cultural institutions to protect Ukrainian cultural heritage from russian military aggression.
As a part of this pro bono project, our joint team helped to raise funds to provide financial and in-kind support for several museums located in Sumy, Chernihiv, and Kharkiv regions that were affected by russian military aggression. Together with our partners, we work to find international donors and attract contributions. Also, we assist with implementation of legal initiatives of Robinson Patman, Hogan Lovells and the Ministry of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine.
Dmytro Vidsota, Managing Partner of Robinson Patman, comments: "Cultural heritage is a cornerstone of the Ukrainian nation's self-identification, and its protection is a sacred duty of every Ukrainian citizen. Our team is proud to be a part of this important work. Ukraine must preserve its cultural heritage, despite any challenges. In turn, we, the lawyers, are doing and will do everything possible to help."
We have engaged on the cultural heritage protection project well-known international cultural centers, including the International Council of Museums, the Museum of the Warsaw Uprising (Warsaw, Poland), the National Heritage Institute (Bucharest, Romania), Beck & Egling International Gallery (Düsseldorf, Germany) and some other European cultural centers.
The Robinson Patman team of lawyers working on the project was led by Managing Partner Dmytro Vidsota. The team also included Partner Nadiia Dmytrenko, and Associates Anna Kononenko and Vladislav Skyrda.
Museums and cultural institutions that have suffered from russian aggression and need financial aid or legal assistance with documenting damages, can complete an online survey (available at: https://docs.google.com/.../1n3Th_V0rG8ok0KzPDd0Rw.../edit), indicating their needs. Our team will contact you.