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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.


  • Ukrainian Bar Association, Deputy Head of the IT & Internet Law Committee
  • International Bar Association, Cybersecurity Officer of the Technology Law Committee
  • American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine
  • European Business Association
  • 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

Sayenko Kharenko has a reputation for high-quality advice on both regulatory and transactional matters. The practice led by Michael Kharenko, Nazar Chernyavsky and Anton Korobeynikov handles a large volume of cross-border work. It advised on a UAH4bn notes issue by Ukreximbank. Counsel Igor Lozenko is a rising star.

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Within: Energy

Sayenko Kharenko is known for its ' reliability, responsiveness, professionalism and huge expertise in the most sophisticated cases'. Nazar Chernyavsky advised Bank of America Merrill Lynch on the $250m financing of Energoatom. Vladimir Sayenko and counsel Igor Lozenko are other names to note.

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Private client

Within: Private client

Sayenko Kharenko was one of the first full-service law firms in Ukraine to offer private client services, and it has a team of eight wealth management specialists. It frequently advises high-net-worth individuals on business ownership, tax structuring and regulatory compliance. Alina Plyushch is a leading light in the market. Nazar Chernyavsky and Andrei Liakhov are also recommended.

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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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