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Oleksandr Padalka

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Sayenko Kharenko

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Intellectual Property, Corporate and M&A, Labour, Litigation.


Oleksandr Padalka, partner at Sayenko Kharenko,  deals with all aspects of intellectual property and information technology. His work covers commercial litigation, transactional and advisory matters for clients active in trade practices (advertising, promotions, branding), new media and e-commerce, and in the field of commercial intermediaries (distribution and franchising).

He has handled a number of complex matters on the risks inherent in client relationships with third party vendors, Internet, on-line developers, service providers, production companies, media and employees, as well as matters governing the relationship between advertising agencies and advertisers. Oleksandr handles high profile and complex matters in the pharmaceuticals, IT, media and publishing, distribution, FMCG, automotive, and mining industries.


Prior to joining Sayenko Kharenko, Oleksandr worked for a number of leading Ukrainian law firms.


Ukrainian, Russian, English, French.


  • Ukrainian National Committee of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC Ukraine), Co-Chair of the Competition Commission
  • Ukrainian Bar Association (UBA)
  • International Trademark Association (INTA)
  • International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)
  • Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance (GALA)
  • Kyiv Region Bar Association (admitted since 1994)


  • LL.M. from Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv


Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Leading individuals

Oleksandr Padalka - Sayenko Kharenko

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

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'.

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Within: Competition

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.

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Intellectual property

Within: Leading individuals

Oleksandr Padalka - Sayenko Kharenko

Within: Intellectual property

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.

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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

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