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Sayenko Kharenko names five new partners

March 2018

Sayenko Kharenko is pleased to announce the promotion of five new partners in six of the firm's market-leading practices: banking & finance, capital markets, corporate & M&A, international arbitration, international trade, and private wealth management.

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The newly promoted partners are:

Olexander Droug – International Arbitration

Olexander Droug has been with Sayenko Kharenko for over ten years, having joined the firm in 2007. He specialises in dispute resolution and restructuring with a focus on international arbitration and cross-border commercial litigation. Olexander's experience includes advising local and foreign clients at all stages of complex multi-jurisdictional proceedings involving the BVI, Cyprus, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Ukraine, the UK, and other fora, as well as commercial and investment arbitration under the arbitration rules of all major international arbitration institutions (LCIA, ICC, SCC), ICSID Arbitration Rules and UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules. In March 2017, Olexander Droug was added to the list of arbitrators elected to settle disputes arising in financial restructuring procedures.

Anton Korobeynikov - Banking and Finance, Capital Markets

Anton Korobeynikov joined the firm in 2006 and devoted twelve years of his professional carrier to cross-border finance, international debt and equity capital markets transactions. Anton is experienced in advising on all types of offerings by Ukrainian banks, corporate entities, and public sector issuers, as well as on syndicated loans, secured financing, project finance transactions and PXF facilities to major Ukrainian borrowers in various industry sectors. He has acted on the majority of Eurobonds by Ukrainian issuers and numerous other high profile transactions with a total value of over USD 26 billion.

Anzhela Makhinova – International Trade

Anzhela Makhinova joined Sayenko Kharenko in 2011 as part of the launch of the firm’s international trade practice. She is one of most well-known experts in the country in trade defence remedies (anti-dumping, anti-subsidy, safeguards) and WTO issues. Mrs Makhinova handled over 40 trade defence investigations, representing both exporters and domestic industry in Ukraine and abroad. She is a country expert on franchising for the International Distribution Institute. Moreover, Mrs Makhinova routinely advises clients on other international trade related issues, to name but a few: special sanctions, customs issues etc.

Oleksandr Nikolaichyk – Corporate and M&A

Oleksandr Nikolaichyk joined Sayenko Kharenko in 2010. His practice covers a wide range of corporate matters, including corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate governance, general corporate and finance advisory work. He has worked on over 40 corporate transactions worth a total of more than USD 22 billion. Oleksandr routinely advises major market players and financial institutions on all aspects of complex cross-border transactions, including corporate and pre-IPO restructurings, equity and asset sales, private acquisitions and finance transactions.

Alina Plyushch – Private Wealth Management

Alina Plyushch is regarded as one of the leading private wealth management experts in Ukraine. She joined Sayenko Kharenko in 2011, having previously worked with Norton Rose (London office) for more than three years and with leading Ukrainian law firms. Alina specializes in private wealth management, M&A, corporate finance and capital markets. Her work encompasses a broad range of sectors including corporate and tax structuring, share and asset sales, joint ventures, private placements, capital markets transactions and most sophisticated private wealth management issues, such as trusts and estate, tax planning, and protection of the rights of beneficial owners of large Ukrainian and foreign business groups.

Partner Vladimir Sayenko comments: “I am pleased and proud to welcome to the partnership five of our outstanding lawyers, who made significant contribution to the success of our firm and consistently performed well above our expectations. The promotion clearly demonstrate our commitment to attracting, supporting and investing in our internal talent. This stellar quintet represents the future leadership of our firm that drives a strategic transformation of Sayenko Kharenko into a professional community of modern lawyers, through newlaw and beyond.”

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