Dmytro Hudyma

Dmytro Hudyma

Judge of the Supreme Court of Ukraine

Dmytro Hudyma was born in Lviv on July 27, 1982. 

In 2010 — Associate Professor of Theory and Philosophy of Law in the Ivan Franko National University of Lviv.  At the same time, he worked as a lawyer.

The position of a judge of the Supreme Court became Hudyma's first judicial position. In 2016, he submitted his candidacy, and received the highest score among other candidates.

He is a member of the Commission on Legal Reform, which was established by Volodymyr Zelensky in August 2019.

His stepfather Mykhailo Nakonechnii owns a stake in PJSC Geotechnical Institute, which is engaged in exploration and geological works. Its main contractors are gas and oil transportation companies. The PJSC's tender revenue for the last four years is UAH 15.77 million.

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Associated with Kolomoisky

He is a member of the panel of judges of the Grand Chamber of the Supreme Court, which is now (March 2019) considering the "Surkis case" — the legality of the forced conversion of Surkis deposits as related parties (bail-in) into the authorized capital of Privatbank during its nationalization. During the trial, he showed  bias in favor of Surkis brothers.

This way, Hudyma opposed the fact that the wife of Hryhorii Surkis is a person connected with the former owner of PrivatBank, Ihor Kolomoisky, due to the joint ownership of the 1 + 1 TV channel through offshore companies. He also insisted in court that the National Bank, as the industry's regulator, had done nothing to protect Surkis brothers, and questioned their testimony in a London court, where they had already admitted to be connected with Kolomoisky.