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Nazar Chernyavsky

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Sayenko Kharenko

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Banking & Finance, Bankruptcy & Debt Restructuring, Capital Markets, IP.


Nazar Chernyavsky, partner at Sayenko Kharenko, specializes in banking, capital markets, secured and structured finance. Mr Chernyavsky advises clients on a wide range of major private and public securities offerings, syndications and secured finance transactions. He has extensive experience of handling the most complex financing projects in the Ukrainian market including the first securitizations in Ukraine, Rule 144A share offerings, Tier II Eurobond offerings, UAH linked LPN issues, etc. 

Mr Chernyavsky combines his professional expertise in cross-border finance and capital markets with unique understanding of the transactional aspects of intellectual property law. He has helped to create tax-efficient IP holding structures in Ukraine and handled complex projects providing for the transfer of IP rights and setting up technology-related businesses. He has a reputation as one of the top IT sector lawyers in Ukraine, advising investors and start-ups on various aspects of their operations.


Prior to joining Sayenko Kharenko, Mr Chernyavsky worked at a number of leading Ukrainian law firms.


Ukrainian, Russian, English.


  • Outreach Enabling Technology Officer of the IBA's Technology Law Committee
  • Deputy Chair of the IT Committee of the Ukrainian Bar Association (UBA)
  • Member of the Board of the UBA Committee on Banking, Finance and Insurance Law
  • International Trademark Association (INTA)


  • LL.M., summa cum laude, from Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University School of International Law
  • Intercollegiate LL.M. program at Queen Mary College of the University of London


Banking, finance and capital markets

Within: Leading individuals

Nazar Chernyavsky - Sayenko Kharenko

Within: Banking, finance and capital markets

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.

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Within: Energy

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

Within: Intellectual property

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.

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