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Sergey Pogrebnoy

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Sayenko Kharenko

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Corporate Security, White collar criminal defense, Litigation, Real Estate and Construction.


Sergey Pogrebnoy, partner at Sayenko Kharenko, has been deeply engaged in corporate security issues for more than 25 years. He has extensive expertise in developing and implementing corporate security systems, conducting internal investigations into allegations of corporate fraud, and defending client interests in corporate conflicts.

Mr Pogrebnoy has gained considerable experience in advising clients on the most critical aspects of their business from investigatory and enforcement actions against them to protection in criminal proceedings.

Mr Pogrebnoy’s experience includes advising clients on complex litigations, multi-million dollar investment projects, corporate law and management issues, infrastructure, construction and alternative energy projects.


Ukrainian, Russian.


  • Association of Corporate Security Professionals of Ukraine, Chairman of the Board
  • Chair of the Ukrainian Chapter of American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS International)
  • Ukrainian Bar Association
  • American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine
  • European Business Association
  • Alliance for Investment Solutions, Board member


  • Lomonosov Naval College
  • Yaroslav the Wise National Law University


Dispute resolution

Within: Leading individuals

Sergey Pogrebnoy - Sayenko Kharenko

Within: Dispute resolution

Sayenko Kharenko has a strong practice with 'very patient and considerate lawyers who have vast knowledge of bankruptcy proceedings'. Sergey PogrebnoySergiy 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.

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Real estate and construction

Within: Real estate and construction

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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White-collar crime

Within: White-collar crime

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.

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