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Ukraine

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

Sayenko Kharenko

Sayenko Kharenko has a reputation for high-quality advice on both regulatory and transactional matters. The practice led by Michael Kharenko, Nazar Chernyavsky and Anton Korobeynikov handles a large volume of cross-border work. It advised on a UAH4bn notes issue by Ukreximbank. Counsel Igor Lozenko is a rising star.

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 'responsive, quick and professional' and its team includes 'the best lawyers I have worked with in Eastern Europe', according to one client. Vladimir Sayenko, who acted for HP on its acquisition of Samsung's printer business, Oleksandr Padalka and Russian-qualified Andrei Liakhov are among the key practitioners. Counsel Sergiy Kazmirchuk is 'precise and clear in his answers'.

Leading individuals

Oleksandr Padalka - Sayenko Kharenko

Vladimir Sayenko - Sayenko Kharenko

Next generation lawyers

Sergiy Kazmirchuk - Sayenko Kharenko

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Competition
Competition - ranked: tier 1

Sayenko Kharenko

Sayenko Kharenko has 'a responsive and helpful team with excellent knowledge of the law and the process involved in merger filings'. Vladimir Sayenko, Oleksandr Padalka and the 'helpful and responsive' Valentyna Hvozd are the names to note. The firm advised global drinks company AB InBev on its merger with brewing company Efes.

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

Sayenko Kharenko has a strong practice with 'very patient and considerate lawyers who have vast knowledge of bankruptcy proceedings'. Sergey Pogrebnoy, Sergiy Smirnov and Olexander Droug are the key partners. The firm acted for Ostchem Holding in the enforcement of an arbitral award. Tatyana Slipachuk left to take up a government position.

Leading individuals

Sergey Pogrebnoy - Sayenko Kharenko

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 1

Sayenko Kharenko

Sayenko Kharenko is 'utterly professional, competent and fast - nothing is impossible and client service is exceptional'. Svitlana Kheda and associates Kuzma Pozychaniuk and Olga Kyriusha operate 'well beyond any high expectations'. Reckitt Benckiser, Engelhart and Greif are among the firm's high-profile clients.

Leading individuals

Svitlana Kheda - Sayenko Kharenko

Next generation lawyers

Kuzma Pozychaniuk - Sayenko Kharenko

Olga Kyriusha - Sayenko Kharenko

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Energy
Energy - ranked: tier 1

Sayenko Kharenko

Sayenko Kharenko is known for its ' reliability, responsiveness, professionalism and huge expertise in the most sophisticated cases'. Nazar Chernyavsky advised Bank of America Merrill Lynch on the $250m financing of Energoatom. Vladimir Sayenko and counsel Igor Lozenko are other names to note.

Next generation lawyers

Igor Lozenko - Sayenko Kharenko

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 1

Sayenko Kharenko

Sayenko Kharenko handles litigation, anti-counterfeiting, rights management and specific advice to IT sector clients on matters such as outsourcing. Partner Yaroslav Ognevyuk heads the IP practice. Oleksandr Padalka is a leading light. Counsel Oleg Klymchuk, who counts Anheuser-Busch InBev among his clients, and senior associate Volodymyr Smelik are also noted.

Leading individuals

Oleksandr Padalka - Sayenko Kharenko

Next generation lawyers

Oleg Klymchuk - Sayenko Kharenko

Volodymyr Smelik - Sayenko Kharenko

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Private client
Private client - ranked: tier 1

Sayenko Kharenko

Sayenko Kharenko was one of the first full-service law firms in Ukraine to offer private client services, and it has a team of eight wealth management specialists. It frequently advises high-net-worth individuals on business ownership, tax structuring and regulatory compliance. Alina Plyushch is a leading light in the market. Nazar Chernyavsky and Andrei Liakhov are also recommended.

Leading individuals

Alina Plyushch - Sayenko Kharenko

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 1

Sayenko Kharenko

Sayenko Kharenko stands out for the breadth of its work in real estate transactions and construction disputes. Vladimir Sayenko and Sergey Pogrebnoy advised BTA Bank on the sale of commercial properties to Dragon Capital. Oleksandr Nikolaichyk is also recommended.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 2

Sayenko Kharenko

Sayenko Kharenko's tax team consists of ten experienced lawyers. Following Serhiy Verlanov's departure to become Ukraine’s Deputy Minister of Finance, counsel Vitalii Odzhykovskyi leads the practice; he represented Philip Morris International in tax and customs disputes.

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White-collar crime
White-collar crime - ranked: tier 1

Sayenko Kharenko

Sayenko Kharenko has 'a highly professional team and is a solid partner in the field of white-collar criminal law'. Sergey Pogrebnoy and Sergiy Smirnov (who is 'positive and cooperative, and provides extremely clear and precise advice') are the key partners. They acted for a client accused of the unlawful appropriation of funds totalling $650m.

Leading individuals

Sergiy Smirnov - Sayenko Kharenko

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Ukraine

Offices in Kiev

Legal Developments by:
Sayenko Kharenko

  • Sayenko Kharenko acts as legal counsel to DTEK Renewables for construction of Primorskaya WEP with a

    Sayenko Kharenko has acted as legal counsel to DTEK Renewables, which manages DTEK projects in renewable energy, on construction of Primorskaya Wind Electric Plant LLC (Primorskaya WEP) with a capacity of 200 MW. DTEK Renewables is currently one of the largest producers of renewable electric energy in Ukraine and accounts for about 10% of ‚Äúgreen‚ÄĚ capacities market.
    - Sayenko Kharenko

Legal Developments in Ukraine

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  • AVELLUM advises on Ukraine`s first in over a decade Euro-denominated notes issue

    AVELLUM acted as the Ukrainian legal counsel to the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine on another milestone Eurobond deal. The issue by Ukraine of EUR1 billion notes with a 7-year tenor marks the first euro-denominated offering Ukraine has made in almost 15 years.
  • AVELLUM advises solar power plant developer on sale of solar project

    AVELLUM acted as the legal counsel to SM Invest Construction B.V., a solar PV plants developer, on the sale of shares in the holding company, which owns the underlying assets to develop a 148MW solar power plant in Mykolaiv region. Scatec Solar, a leading and globally acting solar energy producer, acted as the purchaser.
  • General requirements to advertising in Ukraine

    The main legal act regulating legal relations in the field of advertising is the Law of Ukraine  On Advertising . The implementation of the Law in practice requires a detailed analysis and practical experience. The fulfillment of the requirements of the Law and other regulatory legal acts regulating advertising relations in Ukraine is a guarantee that government agencies in Ukraine, such as the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine, the State Inspection of Consumer Protection of Ukraine will not be able to start an advertiser's check.
  • Business in Ukraine: the ins and outs of top managers dismissal in Ukraine

    Top managers belong to the category of employees on whom the company efficiency depends, as top managers implement business and corporate policies¬†‚Äststrategies, business plans, and projects¬†‚Ästand make decisions that will determine the future of company business. Although it is indisputable that business is based on complete trust, effective control mechanisms could hardly be dispensed with. These truisms are well known to everyone. However, as practice shows, sometimes business owners overlook important issues that later lead to financial and reputational risks.
  • AVELLUM advises EBRD on secured loan to major Ukrainian wood processing company

    AVELLUM acted as the Ukrainian legal counsel to the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (‚ÄúEBRD ‚ÄĚ) in connection with a long term senior secured loan to Limited Liability Company ‚ÄúZunami‚ÄĚ (‚ÄúZunami ‚ÄĚ) in the total amount of up to EUR3 million.¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†
  • AVELLUM advises Dobrobut on investment by Horizon Capital

    AVELLUM acted as the legal counsel to Dobrobut, the leading private healthcare services provider in Ukraine, and its shareholders on the disposal of a minority stake in Dobrobut to Horizon Capital.
  • AVELLUM advises EBRD on another large renewable energy financing deal

    AVELLUM acted as the Ukrainian legal counsel to the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (‚ÄúEBRD‚ÄĚ>) and Nederlandse Financierings ‚Äď Maatschappij voor Ontwikkelingslanden N.V. (‚ÄúFMO ‚ÄĚ) in connection with a senior secured loan to LLC ‚ÄúChysta Enerhiia-2011‚ÄĚ in the total amount of up to EUR 24.5 million (and each 50%).
  • Sayenko Kharenko acts as legal counsel to DTEK Renewables for construction of Primorskaya WEP with a

    Sayenko Kharenko has acted as legal counsel to DTEK Renewables, which manages DTEK projects in renewable energy, on construction of Primorskaya Wind Electric Plant LLC (Primorskaya WEP) with a capacity of 200 MW. DTEK Renewables is currently one of the largest producers of renewable electric energy in Ukraine and accounts for about 10% of ‚Äúgreen‚ÄĚ capacities market.
  • Sayenko Kharenko advises VR Capital on establishment of a joint venture to develop solar power plant

    Sayenko Kharenko has acted as Ukrainian legal counsel to VR Capital on the establishment of a joint venture with Volterra Energy Group, the developing partner. The joint venture company is set to develop a number of solar power plant projects throughout Ukraine.
  • Sayenko Kharenko advises EBRD on synthetic UAH loan facility to Ukreximbank to support small and med

    Sayenko Kharenko has acted as Ukrainian legal counsel to the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) on providing a dual-tranche UAH-denominated loan equivalent to USD 25 million to JSC ‚ÄúThe State Export-Import Bank of Ukraine‚ÄĚ. The synthetic local currency loan provides access to UAH loan funds for eligible SME borrowers.