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Banking, finance and capital markets
Banking, finance and capital markets - ranked: tier 1

Sayenko Kharenko

Strong, solution-oriented firmSayenko Kharenkocombines an exceptional grasp of banking legislation with a practical touch’. Nazar Chernyavsky, Michael Kharenko and counsel Anton Korobeynikov count Citigroup, JPMorgan and Morgan Stanley among their clients. Counsel Igor Lozenko rejoined the firm in December 2017 from Avellum.

Leading individuals

Michael Kharenko - Sayenko Kharenko

Nazar Chernyavsky - Sayenko Kharenko

Next generation lawyers

Igor Lozenko - Sayenko Kharenko

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 1

Sayenko Kharenko

Sayenko Kharenko is ‘a first-choice partner as local counsel for international law firms’. Russian-qualified Andrei Liakhov assisted Giant with the local aspects of its $4.4bn Playtika acquisition. Vladimir Sayenko and Oleksandr Padalka are also noted.

Leading individuals

Oleksandr Padalka - Sayenko Kharenko

Vladimir Sayenko - Sayenko Kharenko

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Competition
Competition - ranked: tier 1

Sayenko Kharenko

Sayenko Kharenko is arguably ‘the top firm for merger control matters’ and, in one highlight, obtained Antimonopoly Committee clearance for Dell’s acquisition of EMC. Vladimir Sayenko, Dmitry Taranyk, Maksym Nazarenko and the ‘responsive and reliableValentyna Hvozd are noted.

Leading individuals

Vladimir Sayenko - Sayenko Kharenko

Next generation lawyers

Valentyna Hvozd - Sayenko Kharenko

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 1

Sayenko Kharenko

Heavyweight litigation firmSayenko Kharenko provides ‘the best service – fast and client-oriented’. Arbitration specialist Tatyana Slipachuk represented the State of Ukraine in a $4.7bn investment arbitration under the Energy Charter Treaty. Sergey Pogrebnoy leads on litigation.

Leading individuals

Sergey Pogrebnoy - Sayenko Kharenko

Tatyana Slipachuk - Sayenko Kharenko

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 1

Sayenko Kharenko

Top-quality firmSayenko Kharenko frequently handles the employment aspects of cross-border M&A deals. The ‘responsive, engaged and commercialSvitlana Kheda leads the team. Kuzma Pozychaniuk is also noted.

Leading individuals

Svitlana Kheda - Sayenko Kharenko

Next generation lawyers

Kuzma Pozychaniuk - Sayenko Kharenko

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Energy
Energy - ranked: tier 2

Sayenko Kharenko

Sayenko Kharenko handles the development, acquisition, disposal and financing of energy projects for clients such as Energoatom and the EBRD. Nazar Chernyavsky, who advised Citibank on a €478m financing for Naftogaz, and Vladimir Sayenko are recommended.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 1

Sayenko Kharenko

Sayenko Kharenko is ‘incredibly impressive’ in this space. Oleksandr Padalka advised Porsche Ukraine on matters relating to its VW, Audi and Seat brands. Nazar Chernyavsky is another key name.

Leading individuals

Oleksandr Padalka - Sayenko Kharenko

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Private client
Private client - ranked: tier 1

Sayenko Kharenko

Sayenko Kharenko provides ‘great value on structuring private assets and is among the best’. Andrei Liakhov and the ‘uniquely knowledgeable and innovativeAlina Plyushch are recommended. Clients include the owner of a health and beauty group.

Leading individuals

Alina Plyushch - Sayenko Kharenko

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 2

Sayenko Kharenko

At Sayenko Kharenko, ‘the quality is very high and the firm has a client-oriented approach’. Vladimir Sayenko and Sergey Pogrebnoy lead the team. They and Konstantin Gribov advised food retailer Auchan on real estate investments.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 1

Sayenko Kharenko

At Sayenko Kharenko, Serhiy Verlanov advised an international agricultural trader on loan interest rate matters.

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