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Sayenko Kharenko wins twice at The Lawyer European Awards 2019

March 2019 - Projects, Energy & Natural Resources. Legal Developments by Sayenko Kharenko .

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Sayenko Kharenko wins twice atThe Lawyer European Awards 2019

Sayenko Kharenko won the titles of Law firm of the year: Russia, Ukraine and the CIS and European energy and infrastructure deal of the year at The Lawyer European Awards 2019. The firm is the only one on the Ukrainian market ever to have won two accolades in a single year. Please click here for more information.

Sayenko Kharenko announces new partner promotion

January 2019 - EU & Competition. Legal Developments by Sayenko Kharenko .

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Sayenko Kharenko announces new partner promotion

Sayenko Kharenko is delighted to announce the appointment of Maksym Nazarenko as a new partner in the firm’s antitrust & competition practice. Click here.

Maryna Hritsyshyna joins Sayenko Kharenko

November 2018 - Energy. Legal Developments by Sayenko Kharenko .

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Sayenko Kharenko’s energy practice acquired top industry talent to consolidate all of the firm’s work and expertise in the sector

Maryna Hritsyshyna joins Sayenko Kharenko after spending almost seven years at WIND POWER LLC, sub-holding of DTEK RENEWABLES.

Maryna specializes in renewables projects, energy market, and dispute resolution in the energy sector. Being responsible for the legal support of complex projects in the renewable energy sector, she has accumulated extensive experience of drafting and negotiating a wide range of agreements, including wind turbine supply and installation agreements, turnkey agreements (including, EPC under FIDIC forms), service agreements, and re-negotiation of existing contracts. Her expertise also covers all legal issues related to the construction of renewable energy projects, as well as regulatory issues relating to the grid connection, offtake contracts and tariffs. In addition, Maryna is a certified business-mediator of Energy Community Secretariat’s Dispute Resolution and Negotiation Centre.

Svitlana Musienko joins Sayenko Kharenko as a partner

November 2018 - Tax & Private Client. Legal Developments by Sayenko Kharenko .

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Svitlana Musienko joins Sayenko Kharenko as a partner

Sayenko Kharenko has strengthened its tax practice with a new partner hire. Svitlana Musienko brings 20 years of professional experience advising major international companies and the largest Ukrainian business groups on domestic and international tax planning, transfer pricing, tax issues, corporate law, and investment structuring.

Prior to joining Sayenko Kharenko, Svitlana worked as a partner heading the tax practice at an international law firm and as a senior manager at one of the Big Four accounting firms. She has been involved in some of the most significant corporate restructuring and high-profile tax due diligence projects in Ukrainian history. In addition, Svitlana is actively involved in policy and legislative initiatives in the areas of tax and transfer pricing.

Partner Vladimir Sayenko welcomes new partners team member: “We are proud to welcome Svitlana on board. She is a recognised expert in Ukrainian tax law with many years of experience leading the tax practice at a multinational law firm. We have no doubt that under Svitlana’s supervision our tax practice will continue to develop into a true market leader.”

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Sayenko Kharenko advised on USD 2 billion dual-tranche Eurobond issue by Ukraine

November 2018 - Finance. Legal Developments by Sayenko Kharenko .

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Sayenko Kharenko advised on USD 2 billion dual-tranche Eurobond issue by Ukraine

Sayenko Kharenko acted as Ukrainian legal counsel to BNP Paribas, Goldman Sachs, Citigroup and J.P. Morgan Securities, joint lead managers of USD 2 billion Eurobond issue by Ukraine.

The issue comprises USD 750 million notes due 2024 and USD 1.25 billion notes due 2028. A share of proceeds of the new issue has been used by Ukraine to redeem its USD 725 million zero coupon notes issued for the purposes of bridge financing earlier in 2018, while the remaining funds will be applied for general budgetary purposes of the sovereign. The issue took place on the back of prolonged negotiations between Ukraine and IMF and gives a positive signal that international capital markets are still open for the Ukrainian debt.

Igor Lozenko and Nazar Chernyavsky led Sayenko Kharenko’s team working on the transaction, which included Denis Nakonechnyi, Yurii Dmytrenko, Oles Trachuk and Vira Pankiv.  sk_press-release_eurobonds_eng

Sayenko Kharenko advises AB InBev Efes B.V.

November 2018 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by Sayenko Kharenko .

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Sayenko Kharenko advises AB InBev Efes B.V. on mandatory tender offer and sell-out procedures with respect to SUN InBev Ukraine

Sayenko Kharenko has acted as Ukrainian legal counsel to AB InBev Efes B.V. with respect to acquisition of shares of PJSC “SUN InBev Ukraine” from minority shareholders under the new procedures for mandatory tender offer (the MTO) and sell-out recently introduced to Ukrainian law.

Sayenko Kharenko advises the world’s leading insurance company on sale of companies in Ukraine

October 2018 - Insurance. Legal Developments by Sayenko Kharenko .

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Kharenko has advised AXA Group (France), a global leader in insurance and asset management, and UkrSibbank on the sale of PrJSC "Insurance company "AXA Insurance" and ALC "Insurance company "AXA Life Insurance" to Fairfax Financial Holding Limited (Canada).

Sayenko Kharenko advised Mriya Agro Holding

October 2018 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by Sayenko Kharenko .

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Sayenko Kharenko advised Mriya Agro Holding on the successful debt restructuring and subsequent sale

Sayenko Kharenko has advised Mriya Agro Holding for several years in connection with USD 1.1 billion debt restructuring. 13 unsecured bank credits, 7 suppliers’ credits, 1 ECP programme and 2 issues of Eurobonds were restructured in a single secured debt instrument. Due to this unprecedented restructuring, the total debt of the new Mriya Group has decreased from USD 1.1 billion to USD 309.5 million.