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10 MUZEYNY PROVULOK, 7TH FLOOR, 01001 KYIV, UKRAINE
Tel:
Work +380 44 499 6000
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Web:
www.sk.ua
Sayenko Kharenko, Vitalii Odzhykovskyi, Kiev, UKRAINE

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Vitalii Odzhykovskyi

Tel:
Work +38 044 499 6000
Email:
Sayenko Kharenko

Work Department

Tax, Litigation, White Collar Criminal Defense.

Position

Vitalii Odzhykovskyi, counsel at Sayenko Kharenko, has vast experience across a range of international and domestic tax issues, tax litigation, customs law and currency regulation. Vitalii has a solid record of expertise advising multinationals and local companies at all stages of tax controversies during both out-of-court and court proceedings, including with the tax, customs and other state authorities.

He offers expert advice to taxpayers in the process of tax audits and consideration of complaints and objections of taxpayers by the tax authorities. His specific areas of experience include sectors such as agricultural and FMCG.

Career

Before joining Sayenko Kharenko, Vitalii worked at the leading international law firms represented in Ukraine.

Languages

Ukrainian, Russian, English.

Member

  • American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine, Co-Chair of the Legal Committee
  • Ukrainian Bar Association, Board Member of the Tax and Customs Law Committee
  • European Business Association
  • Kyiv Regional Bar Association (admitted since 2015)

Education

  • LL.B. from the National University of "Kyiv-Mohyla Academy"
  • LL.M. from Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv


Ukraine

Tax

Within: Tax

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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Sayenko Kharenko

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    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 “green” capacities market.
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