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Sayenko Kharenko offers equal career opportunities to people irrespective of their gender, religion, sexual preference or ethnic background. Our entire firm is committed to inclusivity and diversity. We believe a diverse workforce is a powerful tool when it comes to understanding the needs of our diverse clientele. This allows us to deliver maximum value while offering innovative and unique legal solutions.

Sayenko Kharenko admires, inspires and encourages its staff. We aim to keep our team motivated while emboldening the best legal and interpersonal skills. We are committed to sustaining an innovative environment for professional education and development at all levels of the firm. Our training programs support newcomers and help established employees to keep their skills sharp. We rely on internal experts as well as external coaches. Over the past twelve months, we have added new programs to our existing training opportunities:

• Individual Development Plan (IDP) and Goal Setting (separate modules for managers and their teams). This program teaches managers to set clear expectations and SMART goals with defined steps, timeframes and expected results for their employees while preventing them from micromanagement.

• Legal workshops include practical training for our lawyers in various legal areas focusing on new Ukrainian laws.

• Regular BD training with internal and external experts aimed at improving our lawyers’ BD skills, client service and retention efforts. This includes a special internal program focusing on the development of employee capabilities to identify new growth opportunities for business via the creation of new products and services.

CSR is an essential part of Sayenko Kharenko’s business strategy and includes community involvement, pro bono legal work and environmental responsibility. As a major employer in Ukraine’s legal market, we believe that acting responsibly is fundamental to our sustainable future, as well as that of the community in which we work. In 2017, our firm supported over 100 social impact projects. Selected latest CSR stories include:

• Harmonization of the Ukrainian national legislation with EU legislation (including antitrust, capital markets, criminal law, corporate law and governance, labour law, energy efficiency, IP, real estate, land and financial restructuring)

• Growing legal talents - SK Innovative Summer School is a two-week law marathon which gathers top law students, offers an inside look at how law firms work, broadens student horizons and enhances understanding of the business world, the legal profession, and their own abilities. As a result, students grow and obtain personal development by expanding awareness, awakening curiosity and thinking differently. Last year we welcomed two of our clients as guest speakers who shared their inspiration and insights on doing business in Ukraine. The most talented and dedicated students are offered Sayenko Kharenko internships.

• Sayenko Kharenko joined the initiative of Coca-Cola and Osvitoria Public Union to support Socially Vulnerable Youth Development Program.This project supports graduates in preparation for Standardized External Testing exams and helps determine their future profession. Within the framework of the implementation of the educational iLearn project, the SK team visited eight boarding schools, introducing children to their rights and conducting interactive courses aiming to raise the level of legal literacy and awareness, while also helping them enjoy the social benefits and guarantees provided by Ukrainian legislation.

• Blood Donation series of events. Sayenko Kharenko supported a blood donation program that included two events: Halloween Blood Donation and AmCham St. Valentine’s Day Blood Donation. Both were initiated and organized by the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine in partnership with DonorUA.

• Corporate gifts policy. We believe that corporate gifts to partners and clients must be a part of our corporate culture. At Sayenko Kharenko, we established a corporate gifts policy of made in Ukraine goods. This way we chose to support Ukrainian small and medium-size business.

• Ukrainian language book publishing support In 2017, we launched a joint project with the publishing house Knigolove to support books printing in Ukrainian translation and to popularize reading culture among our clients and partners. So far, two books have been published with our support, joining our corporate gifts to clients and partners.

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    AVELLUM acted as the legal counsel to Investment Capital Ukraine (“ICU ”) on the complex M&A transaction involving:
  • Competitors as accomplices

    In 2019, it is getting apparent that violations of antitrust law, in particular in the area of ​​anticompetitive concerted actions (for example, price collusion of oil traders or food products wholesalers) not only become dangerous due to the sanctions of the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine (hereinafter referred to as the AMCU), but also add a competitive intrigue to the principle – who will be the first who declare to the AMCU.
  • Antitrust Law Aspects in Ukraine

    Ukraine, like other European countries, developing a market economy on their territory, has incorporated antitrust regulations and legal mechanisms in its legislation to regulate and support competition, as well as rules to ensure fair competition. An integral part of the competition control is the control exercised by the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine over M&A transactions both in Ukraine and abroad, which may also affect Ukrainian domestic markets.
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    I feel awful and outrageous to discuss such cruelty and threat which women regularly face in our society, known as "rape". Any content written on such topic cannot justify the agony and torment faced by them. 
  • Medicines advertising and unfair competition in Ukraine

    In Ukraine, advertising of medicines represents the largest share in terms of volume both on TV and Internet. Advertisers are increasingly struggling to attract the attention of older advertising consumers, strongly influenced by advertising as they trust the advertising messages they see, read or hear and do not seek advice from a doctor. At the same time, an important role is played by the advertiser’s strict adherence to the advertising law requirements for protection against unfair competition when creating and placing advertisements related to medicines and medical products, etc.
  • Medicines advertising and unfair competition in Ukraine

    In Ukraine, advertising of medicines represents the largest share in terms of volume both on TV and Internet. Advertisers are increasingly struggling to attract the attention of older advertising consumers, strongly influenced by advertising as they trust the advertising messages they see, read or hear and do not seek advice from a doctor. At the same time, an important role is played by the advertiser’s strict adherence to the advertising law requirements for protection against unfair competition when creating and placing advertisements related to medicines and medical products, etc.
  • Inward Processing in Ukraine

    For years the Ukrainian government has been making efforts to find effective solutions to increase the Ukrainian economy efficiency and to create conditions for its further growth. To find such solutions is not an easy task. It is also important to take a closer look at the experience of the countries that used to have similar economic starting positions as Ukraine has now.
  • Sayenko Kharenko wins twice at The Lawyer European Awards 2019

    Sayenko Kharenko wins twice atThe Lawyer European Awards 2019
  • AVELLUM advises on IBRD-supported financing for Ukraine

    AVELLUM acted as the Ukrainian legal counsel to the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine in connection with two syndicated EUR-denominated facilities arranged by Deutsche Bank in December 2018 and March 2019 for the total amount equivalent to approximately USD1 billion.
  • AVELLUM advises EBRD and BSTDB on financing of one of largest solar projects in Ukraine

    AVELLUM acted as the Ukrainian legal counsel to the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (“EBRD ”) and the Black Sea Trade and Development Bank (" BSTDB ") in connection with senior secured loans in the total amount of up to EUR36.3 million to Rengy Bioenergo LLC (“Loans ”).