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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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Ukraine

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Legal Developments in Ukraine

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  • Employing Foreign Specialists in Ukraine – Rules of the Game Have Been Simplified?

    Following the strategy of the Government to improve the doing business climate in Ukraine, Parliament adopted the Law of Ukraine “On Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of Ukraine Concerning Elimination of Barriers for Foreign Investments Attraction” dated May 23, 2017 (hereinafter – “the Law”), which came into force on September 27, 2017.  The Law with such an expressive name should have definitely removed the barriers for employment of foreigners, but what have we actually received? Putting the cart before the horse, the Law really significantly changed the procedure of obtaining work permits (hereinafter – “the Permit”) facilitating it essentially from the one hand, but introducing some questionable conditions from the other.
    - GOLAW
  • New Law on LLCs in Ukraine

    The Law of Ukraine On the Limited Liability Companies and Additional Liability Companies passed on 6 February 2018 shall come into force on 17 June 2018. The Law is a positive sign for doing business in Ukraine as it introduces significant changes and innovations in the legal regulation of the establishment and activities of limited liability companies, which are the most numerous and the most popular form of entrepreneurial activity in Ukraine (second only to individual entrepreneurs).
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    The Verkhovna Rada registered a draft law on the Code of Bankruptcy Procedure (No. 8060). Among other things, it is noted that such a document will increase the efficiency of bankruptcy procedures, the level of protection of the rights of creditors, improve the procedures for selling debtor property at the auction, increase the level of execution of contracts and court decisions. However, does the text of the document correspond to the stated purpose? 
    - GOLAW
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    Over the last few months before January 2018, when the latest changes to the power purchase agreements (PPAs) between State Enterprise “Energorynok” and producers of energy from alternative sources were adopted, more than ten agreements were signed with upgraded conditions set earlier in 2017. In the mentioned agreements, the changes to the PPAs were applied and helped bring Ukraine’s PPAs closer to international standards. Nevertheless, the revised PPAs still have a lot of issues that need to be clarified and further elaborated to make them perfectly bankable, and to make them properly executable.
    - GOLAW
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    What happened in 2015 in the world of Ukrainian corporate finance was a reflection of larger scale events in and around Ukraine. In this article, we will share our view of the key events in 2015 in the area of cor-porate finance, highlight the most important legislative and regulatory developments in finance and, based on our experience, make a few suggestions for creditors and debtors on how to navigate through 2016.
  • Enforcement in Ukraine of Interim Orders Issued by Foreign Courts and Arbitral Tribunals

    In the past few years Ukrainian clients have developed an appetite for solving their disputes abroad. Litigation and arbitration sagas involving Ukrainian parties or related to Ukrainian assets often spread across many jurisdictions. In many such sagas various interim reliefs were granted by courts and tribunals.
  • Applicable law in contractual disputes: recent arbitration practice

    AstapovLawyers Partner Eugene Blinov & the firm's Associate Roman Protsyshyn share their recent arbitration practice regarding applicable law in contractual disputes.
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    The 2008 financial crisis peak had hardly faded away, when another breaking news was brought to the surface in CIS countries: a significant part of the funds advanced during the pre-crisis period by banks and other financial institutions to support various businesses and commercial initiatives, flew beyond national frontiers to be found in Panama, BVI, Seychelles, Jersey, Cyprus and other offshore and onshore jurisdictions in the pockets of numerous private persons, mostly CIS nationals. No surprise this fact led to a tsunami of disputes, one way or the other related to repayment of loans and funds advanced under other types of finance arrangements. Many of those disputes are still pending, thus, keeping finance arrangements among the top-litigated issues within CIS borders.