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Sayenko Kharenko
10 MUZEYNY PROVULOK
7TH FLOOR
01001 KYIV
Ukraine

Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 1

Sayenko Kharenko has a reputation for high-quality advice on both regulatory and transactional matters. The practice led by Michael KharenkoNazar 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.

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

Sayenko Kharenko is 'responsive, quick and professional' and its team includes 'the best lawyers I have worked with in Eastern Europe', according to one client. Vladimir Sayenko, who acted for HP on its acquisition of Samsung's printer business, Oleksandr Padalka and Russian-qualified Andrei Liakhov are among the key practitioners. Counsel Sergiy Kazmirchuk is 'precise and clear in his answers'.

Competition Tier 1

Sayenko Kharenko has 'a responsive and helpful team with excellent knowledge of the law and the process involved in merger filings'. Vladimir SayenkoOleksandr Padalka and the 'helpful and responsiveValentyna Hvozd are the names to note. The firm advised global drinks company AB InBev on its merger with brewing company Efes.

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Dispute resolution Tier 1

Sayenko Kharenko has a strong practice with 'very patient and considerate lawyers who have vast knowledge of bankruptcy proceedings'. Sergey PogrebnoySergiy Smirnov and Olexander Droug are the key partners. The firm acted for Ostchem Holding in the enforcement of an arbitral award. Tatyana Slipachuk left to take up a government position.

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Employment Tier 1

Sayenko Kharenko is 'utterly professional, competent and fast - nothing is impossible and client service is exceptional'. Svitlana Kheda and associates Kuzma Pozychaniuk and Olga Kyriusha operate 'well beyond any high expectations'. Reckitt Benckiser, Engelhart and Greif are among the firm's high-profile clients.

Energy Tier 1

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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Intellectual property Tier 1

Sayenko Kharenko handles litigation, anti-counterfeiting, rights management and specific advice to IT sector clients on matters such as outsourcing. Partner Yaroslav Ognevyuk heads the IP practice. Oleksandr Padalka is a leading light. Counsel Oleg Klymchuk, who counts Anheuser-Busch InBev among his clients, and senior associate Volodymyr Smelik are also noted.

Private client Tier 1

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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Real estate and construction Tier 1

Sayenko Kharenko stands out for the breadth of its work in real estate transactions and construction disputes. Vladimir Sayenko and Sergey Pogrebnoy advised BTA Bank on the sale of commercial properties to Dragon Capital. Oleksandr Nikolaichyk is also recommended.

White-collar crime Tier 1

Sayenko Kharenko has 'a highly professional team and is a solid partner in the field of white-collar criminal law'. Sergey Pogrebnoy and Sergiy Smirnov (who is 'positive and cooperative, and provides extremely clear and precise advice') are the key partners. They acted for a client accused of the unlawful appropriation of funds totalling $650m.

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Tax Tier 2

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.

 

The firm

Sayenko Kharenko enjoys a global reputation as a leading Ukrainian law firm with an internationally oriented full-service practice. The firm specialises in complex cross-border and local matters and regularly handles the largest and most challenging projects involving Ukraine.

The firm has introduced many new products in Ukraine, especially in finance and capital markets, and has significantly contributed to the development of many markets and industries. Its clients especially value its practical and innovative approach and its ability to deeply understand and help achieve their strategic and business goals.

This has helped the firm become the preferred legal counsel for many of the largest multinational corporations, banks and other financial institutions, including Fortune 500 companies, industrial groups, international public organisations, and individual business owners.

The firm’s reputation as Ukraine’s leading firm in antitrust, corporate, GR, finance, intellectual property, international arbitration, international trade, labour, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, restructuring, real estate, securities and tax laws is confirmed by its high position in league tables, top rankings in the legal directories as well as international and local awards for its work.

 

Department Name Email Telephone
Antitrust/competition
Banking and finance
Capital markets
Corporate and M&A
GR
Bankruptcy and debt restructuring
International arbitration
International trade
Litigation
Real estate and construction
Corporate security
Intellectual property
Labour
Private wealth management
Tax
White-collar crime
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Nazar Chernyavsky  photo Mr Nazar Chernyavsky
Mr Ario Dehghani  photo Mr Ario Dehghani
Mr Olexander Droug  photo Mr Olexander Droug
Mr Konstantin Gribov  photo Mr Konstantin Gribov
Ms Maryna Hritsyshyna  photo Ms Maryna Hritsyshyna
Ms Valentyna Hvozd  photo Ms Valentyna Hvozd
Mr Sergiy Kazmirchuk  photo Mr Sergiy Kazmirchuk
Mr Michael Kharenko  photo Mr Michael Kharenko
Dr Svitlana Kheda  photo Dr Svitlana Kheda
Mr Oleg Klymchuk  photo Mr Oleg Klymchuk
Mr Oleksiy Koltok  photo Mr Oleksiy Koltok
Mr Dmytro Korbut  photo Mr Dmytro Korbut
Mr Anton Korobeynikov  photo Mr Anton Korobeynikov
Mr Denis Krokhmalyov  photo Mr Denis Krokhmalyov
Mr Andrei Liakhov  photo Mr Andrei Liakhov
Mr Igor Lozenko  photo Mr Igor Lozenko
Ms Anzhela Makhinova  photo Ms Anzhela Makhinova
Ms Svitlana Musienko  photo Ms Svitlana Musienko
Mr Oleksandr Nagorny  photo Mr Oleksandr Nagorny
Mr Maksym Nazarenko  photo Mr Maksym Nazarenko
Mr Oleksandr Nikolaichyk  photo Mr Oleksandr Nikolaichyk
Mr Vitalii Odzhykovskyi  photo Mr Vitalii Odzhykovskyi
Mr Yaroslav Ognevyuk  photo Mr Yaroslav Ognevyuk
Ms Alina Plyushch  photo Ms Alina Plyushch
Mr Sergey Pogrebnoy  photo Mr Sergey Pogrebnoy
Ms Eugenia Rebotunova  photo Ms Eugenia Rebotunova
 Vladimir Sayenko photo Vladimir Sayenko
Ms Olena Shcherbyna  photo Ms Olena Shcherbyna
Ms Zlata  Simonenko  photo Ms Zlata  Simonenko
Mr Sergiy Smirnov  photo Mr Sergiy Smirnov
Mr Yevgeniy Solodko  photo Mr Yevgeniy Solodko
Mr Igor Sukhomudrenko  photo Mr Igor Sukhomudrenko
Ms Olena Sukmanova  photo Ms Olena Sukmanova
Mr Dmitry Taranyk  photo Mr Dmitry Taranyk
Mr Volodymyr Yaremko  photo Mr Volodymyr Yaremko
Number of partners : 17
Number of lawyers : 100+
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Other offices : London

Sayenko Kharenko offers equal career opportunities to people irrespective of their gender, religion, sexual preference or ethnic background. Our entire firm is committed to inclusivity and diversity. We believe a diverse workforce is a powerful tool when it comes to understanding the needs of our diverse clientele. This allows us to deliver maximum value while offering innovative and unique legal solutions.

Sayenko Kharenko admires, inspires and encourages its staff. We aim to keep our team motivated while emboldening the best legal and interpersonal skills. We are committed to sustaining an innovative environment for professional education and development at all levels of the firm. Our training programs support newcomers and help established employees to keep their skills sharp. We rely on internal experts as well as external coaches. Over the past twelve months, we have added new programs to our existing training opportunities:

• Individual Development Plan (IDP) and Goal Setting (separate modules for managers and their teams). This program teaches managers to set clear expectations and SMART goals with defined steps, timeframes and expected results for their employees while preventing them from micromanagement.

• Legal workshops include practical training for our lawyers in various legal areas focusing on new Ukrainian laws.

• Regular BD training with internal and external experts aimed at improving our lawyers’ BD skills, client service and retention efforts. This includes a special internal program focusing on the development of employee capabilities to identify new growth opportunities for business via the creation of new products and services.

CSR is an essential part of Sayenko Kharenko’s business strategy and includes community involvement, pro bono legal work and environmental responsibility. As a major employer in Ukraine’s legal market, we believe that acting responsibly is fundamental to our sustainable future, as well as that of the community in which we work. In 2017, our firm supported over 100 social impact projects. Selected latest CSR stories include:

• Harmonization of the Ukrainian national legislation with EU legislation (including antitrust, capital markets, criminal law, corporate law and governance, labour law, energy efficiency, IP, real estate, land and financial restructuring)

• Growing legal talents – SK Innovative Summer School is a two-week law marathon which gathers top law students, offers an inside look at how law firms work, broadens student horizons and enhances understanding of the business world, the legal profession, and their own abilities. As a result, students grow and obtain personal development by expanding awareness, awakening curiosity and thinking differently. Last year we welcomed two of our clients as guest speakers who shared their inspiration and insights on doing business in Ukraine. The most talented and dedicated students are offered Sayenko Kharenko internships.

• Sayenko Kharenko joined the initiative of Coca-Cola and Osvitoria Public Union to support Socially Vulnerable Youth Development Program.This project supports graduates in preparation for Standardized External Testing exams and helps determine their future profession. Within the framework of the implementation of the educational iLearn project, the SK team visited eight boarding schools, introducing children to their rights and conducting interactive courses aiming to raise the level of legal literacy and awareness, while also helping them enjoy the social benefits and guarantees provided by Ukrainian legislation.

• Blood Donation series of events.
Sayenko Kharenko supported a blood donation program that included two events: Halloween Blood Donation and AmCham St. Valentine’s Day Blood Donation. Both were initiated and organized by the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine in partnership with DonorUA.

• Corporate gifts policy. We believe that corporate gifts to partners and clients must be a part of our corporate culture. At Sayenko Kharenko, we established a corporate gifts policy of made in Ukraine goods. This way we chose to support Ukrainian small and medium-size business.

• Ukrainian language book publishing support
In 2017, we launched a joint project with the publishing house Knigolove to support books printing in Ukrainian translation and to popularize reading culture among our clients and partners. So far, two books have been published with our support, joining our corporate gifts to clients and partners.

Sayenko Kharenko contributes to legal framework for consulting engineers in construction projects

Sayenko Kharenko contributing to legal framework for consulting engineers in Ukrainian construction projects

Sayenko Kharenko's lawyers have actively participated in a working group to develop a legislative framework to regulate the role of independent consulting engineers in construction projects implemented in Ukraine. 


Sayenko Kharenko advises Porsche Ukraine Group companies on business security issues

Sayenko Kharenko advises Porsche Ukraine Group companies on business security issues

Sayenko Kharenko acts as the Ukrainian legal counsel to Porsche Ukraine Group companies, including Porsche Ukraine LLC and Porsche Inter Auto Ukraine LLC. Sayenko Kharenko’s white collar criminal defence team will provide complex legal support on all issues that may arise in connection with the companies’ business activities in Ukraine.pdf 2018.06.11_sayenko_kharenko_press-release_porsche_eng


Who’s Who Legal: Competition 2018 recognizes 4 Sayenko Kharenko’s experts among the world’s le

Who’s Who Legal: Competition 2018 recognizes four Sayenko Kharenko’s experts among the world’s leaders

Sayenko Kharenko’s competition team has recently received excellent rankings in Who's Who Legal's 2018 guides to the world's top competition law experts. Four Sayenko Kharenko’s lawyers are recognized in this year’s list: Vladimir Sayenko, Valentyna Hvozd, Maksym Nazarenko and Dmitry Taranyk. Sayenko Kharenko has more individuals listed than any other Ukrainian law firm in the research.pdf 2018.06.04_sayenko_kharenko_wwl_competition_eng


Sayenko Kharenko advised on the largest refinancing by Ukrainian corporate

Sayenko Kharenko advised on the largest refinancing by Ukrainian corporate

Sayenko Kharenko acted as Ukrainian legal counsel to Deutsche Bank, ING, Natixis and UniCredit, joint bookrunners of the USD 1.592 million Eurobond issue by Metinvest B.V., a holding company of the largest in Ukraine and one of the largest CIS producers of iron ore raw materials and steel.


Sayenko Kharenko advised the world’s largest brewing corp. in respect of creating of a joint ventu

Sayenko Kharenko advised the world’s largest brewing corporation in respect of creating of a joint venture

Sayenko Kharenko has acted as Ukrainian legal counsel to Anheuser-Busch InBev S.A./N.V. (AB InBev) and SUN InBev Ukraine in relation to the combination of the Russian and Ukrainian businesses and assets of AB InBev and Anadolu Efes Biracilik ve Malt Sanayii AS (Efes), two of the world’s largest brewing companies, and the creation of a joint venture. Cleary Gottlieb Steen and Hamilton LLP acted as AB InBev’s global counsel, while Efes was represented by Norton Rose Fulbright LLP.


Sayenko Kharenko has represented the interests of Group DF

Sayenko Kharenko has represented the interests of Group DF in an interim review of anti-dumping measures applied to imports into Ukraine of nitrate ammonium originating in the Russian Federation 2018.04.04_sk_group_df_eng


Sayenko Kharenko advises Ukreximbank on UAH 4 billion repeat of hryvnia-denominated Eurobond

Sayenko Kharenko advises Ukreximbank on successful UAH 4 billion repeat of hryvnia-denominated Eurobond

Sayenko Kharenko has acted as Ukrainian legal counsel to JSC “The State Export-Import Bank of Ukraine” in connection with UAH 4,051,000,000 (approximately USD 150,000,000) 16.5 per cent. Loan Participation Notes due 2021. Citigroup Global Markets Limited and J.P. Morgan Securities plc acted as joint lead managers for the issue. sk_ukreximbank_uah_lpn_press-release_eng


Sayenko Kharenko names five new partners

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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Sayenko Kharenko advised on financing the construction of spent nuclear fuel storage facility

Sayenko Kharenko acted as Ukrainian legal counsel in connection with the USD 250 million financing to State Enterprise "National Nuclear Energy Generating Company "Energoatom" (Energoatom), operator of all running nuclear power plants in Ukraine.Read more...


Sayenko Kharenko supported Ukreximbank in the launch of UZ partnership with GE

Sayenko Kharenko acted as Ukrainian legal counsel to Joint Stock Company “The State Export-Import Bank of Ukraine” (Ukreximbank) in connection with the inaugural deal within the USD 1 billion framework agreement between Public Joint Stock Company Ukrainian Railways (Ukrzaliznytsya) and General Electric Transportation relating to the purchase, modernization and leasing of GE locomotives. Read more...


Sayenko Kharenko advises on EUR 30 million loan for Ukrainian universities

Sayenko Kharenko advises on EUR 30 million loan for Ukrainian universities

Sayenko Kharenko has acted as legal counsel to the Nordic Environment Finance Corporation (NEFCO) in relation to a EUR 30 million loan to Ukraine intended to boost energy efficiency programs at Ukrainian universities.pdf 2018.01.24_sk_news_nefco


Sayenko Kharenko represented the interests of one of the largest construction companies in Ukraine

Sayenko Kharenko has successfully represented the interests of one of the largest construction companies in Ukraine in litigation concerning the termination of a contract relating to a complex development project.

Sayenko Kharenko advises Bergner Group on acquisition of majority stake in Ukrainian distributor

Sayenko Kharenko has acted as Ukrainian legal counsel to Bergner group on the acquisition of a majority interest in a Ukrainian distribution company, and on the establishment of a joint venture with a local partner aimed at developing the distribution network for Bergner products in Ukraine.

Sayenko Kharenko has represented a shareholder in a corporate USD 3 billion dispute

Sayenko Kharenko has represented a shareholder in a corporate dispute with one of the largest machine-building enterprises in Europe for the production of equipment for the oil, gas, nuclear and chemical industries.


Sayenko Kharenko successfully represents the owner of a Kyiv region land plot

Sayenko Kharenko has successfully represented the interests of a Ukrainian company that is the owner of a land plot in the Kyiv region during reconsideration of commercial court decision based on newly discovered circumstances.

Sayenko Kharenko advised on EUR 1 billion Eurobond issue by Ukraine

Sayenko Kharenko has acted as Ukrainian legal counsel to BNP Paribas and Goldman Sachs International, the joint lead managers of Ukraine’s new benchmark EUR 1 billion Eurobond issue.


Sayenko Kharenko represents Kyivguma LLC in anti-dumping investigation related to imports

Sayenko Kharenko’s international trade team has represented the interests of Kyivguma LLC (a Ukrainian producer of rubber caps for medical purposes) in an anti-dumping investigation related to imports into Ukraine of rubber caps for medical purposes originating in Poland and China.

Sayenko Kharenko successfully asserts interests of the client against unfair competition

The IP practice attorneys of Sayenko Kharenko have defended the rights of Scotch whisky producers in a court case brought by a Ukrainian beverage producer challenging an Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine (AMCU) decision.

Sayenko Kharenko advises world’s largest food packaging manufacturer on investment project

Sayenko Kharenko has acted as legal advisor to Huhtamaki Foodservice Ukraine (the “Company”), a subsidiary of the world’s largest packaging manufacturer in the foodservice segment – Huhtamaki Oyj, in connection with the launch of production in Ukraine.

Sayenko Kharenko advises on USD 300 million Eurobond issue by Trans-Oil Group

Sayenko Kharenko has acted as Ukrainian legal counsel to Citigroup, Renaissance Capital and UBS Investment Bank, joint bookrunners in the issue of USD 300 million secured notes due 2024 by TransOil Group of Companies, a vertically integrated agro-industrial holding with operating facilities in Moldova and Ukraine.

Sayenko Kharenko has represented the interests of JSC “Ilyich Iron and Steel Works of Mariupol”

Sayenko Kharenko’s international trade team has represented the interests of JSC “Ilyich Iron and Steel Works of Mariupol” (a Ukrainian producer of galvanized sheets) in an anti-dumping investigation related to imports of galvanized sheets into Ukraine originating from Russia and China.

Sayenko Kharenko successfully protects the rights of Oschadbank before the Supreme Court

Sayenko Kharenko has successfully protected the rights of the Public Joint Stock Company “State Savings Bank of Ukraine” (Oschadbank) before the Supreme Court. The case related to claims by Oschadbank against a number of co-defendants and a foreign bank for protection of the right to a trademark and has been under consideration as a commercial proceeding since 2016.


Sayenko Kharenko advises EBRD on loan facility to Bank Lviv

Sayenko Kharenko has acted as Ukrainian legal counsel to the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) on providing of up to EUR 5.3 million financial package to Bank Lviv.


Sayenko Kharenko advises on landmark USD 500 million Eurobond issue by Ukrainian Railways

Sayenko Kharenko has acted as Ukrainian legal counsel to JP Morgan and Dragon Capital, the joint lead managers of a USD 500 million Eurobond issue by Ukrainian Railways, the exclusive state-owned provider of rail transportation services in Ukraine.

Sayenko Kharenko advises on up to USD 100 million Eurobond tap issue by Ukrainian Railways

Sayenko Kharenko has acted as Ukrainian legal counsel to JP Morgan and Dragon Capital, the joint lead managers of the Eurobond tap issue by Ukrainian Railways, the exclusive state-owned provider of rail transportation services in Ukraine.

Sayenko Kharenko has initiated and provided legal support to a police operation that led to raids

Six months of joint efforts by the Sayenko Kharenko IP Practice, the Cyber Police and the Main Investigation Department of the National Police of Ukraine have resulted in the elimination of a criminal group that specialized in the manufacturing and wholesale distribution of counterfeited laundry and household products carrying globally-known brands. These counterfeit products were produced in different facilities located in the Transcarpathian region of Ukraine, then labeled and distributed as originals throughout Ukraine, Slovakia, Hungary and Romania. Around 60 tons of counterfeited chemical produce was produced every month by the operation.

Sayenko Kharenko advises EBRD on up to EUR 80 million loan to Ukreximbank for “green” investment

Sayenko Kharenko has acted as Ukrainian legal counsel to the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in the provision of a four-year syndicated loan of up to EUR 80 million to JSC “The State Export-Import Bank of Ukraine” (Ukreximbank). The EBRD provides up to EUR 40 million on its own account, with up to EUR 40 million provided by foreign participants.

Sayenko Kharenko advised Wabtec Corporation on obtaining of merger clearance in Ukraine

The Sayenko Kharenko antitrust team has provided legal assistance in obtaining merger clearance with the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine (the “AMC”) for the spinoff and merger of GE’s Transportation business with Wabtec Corporation. The USD 11.1 billion deal was completed on 25 February 2019.

Sayenko Kharenko advises EBRD on the up to EUR 116 million loan

Sayenko Kharenko acted as legal counsel to the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) on providing up to EUR 116 million loan to Kronospan UA, a manufacturer of wood-based panels, to finance its capital expenditure.

Sayenko Kharenko advises on the USD 350 million Eurobond issue by MHP

Sayenko Kharenko acted as Ukrainian legal counsel to J.P. Morgan and ING, the joint lead managers of the USD 350 million 6.25 per cent Eurobond issue by MHP.

Sayenko Kharenko advises on the landmark dual-currency Eurobond issue by Metinvest

Sayenko Kharenko acted as Ukrainian legal counsel to Deutsche Bank, Natixis and UniCredit, joint bookrunners of the dual-currency Eurobond issue by Metinvest consisting of USD 500 million 7.75% tranche and EUR 300 million 5.625% tranche.

Sayenko Kharenko advises on USD 300 million Eurobond issue by Kernel

Sayenko Kharenko has acted as Ukrainian legal counsel to J.P. Morgan and ING, the joint lead managers of a USD 300 million 6.5 percent Eurobond issue by Kernel.

Sayenko Kharenko advises on the debut EUR 325 million “green bond” issue by Ukrainian business

Sayenko Kharenko acted as Ukrainian legal counsel to Raiffeisen Bank International and Renaissance Capital, joint lead managers of the EUR 325 million Eurobond issue by DTEK Renewables, which marks the first-ever issue of notes under the green bond framework by a business from Ukraine. A green bond is a new type of debt instrument designed to raise capital for environment-friendly initiatives.

Sayenko Kharenko advises EBRD on up to EUR 70 million synthetic local currency financing

Sayenko Kharenko acted as Ukrainian legal counsel to the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) on providing a synthetic financing in local currency to three Ukrainian banks under the EU4Business initiative.

Sayenko Kharenko advises Ukreximbank on landmark USD 100 million subordinated Eurobond issue

Sayenko Kharenko has acted as legal counsel to the Joint Stock Company “The State Export-Import Bank of Ukraine” in connection with the issue of USD 100 million subordinated loan participation notes. The notes were issued by Biz Finance Plc., which applied the total principal amount of the issue towards financing a subordinated loan to Ukreximbank. The transaction marks the revival of the subordinated Eurobond for Ukrainian borrowers – an instrument which has been dormant for over a decade. The last previous similar issue back in 2006 was also by Ukreximbank, with Sayenko Kharenko acting as legal counsel.

Sayenko Kharenko advised Getin Holding S.A. in signing of the agreement on sale of Idea Bank JSC

Sayenko Kharenko has advised Getin Holding S.A. (one of the biggest privately owned Polish financial groups headquartered in Wroclaw and one of the biggest companies listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange (mWIG40 Index)) on signing of the agreement on sale of 100% shares in Idea Bank JSC to Dragon Capital group of companies, together with a private investor.

Sayenko Kharenko represents the winner of the pilot concession tender in Ukraine

Sayenko Kharenko has acted as legal counsel to a successful international consortium in relation to participation in both pilot tenders for the concession of Kherson and Olvia seaports. The concession projects provide for the operation and maintenance of functioning seaport infrastructure by the investor for periods of 30 and 35 years respectively.

Sayenko Kharenko advised on the landmark EUR 1.25 billion Eurobond issue by Ukraine

Sayenko Kharenko has acted as Ukrainian legal counsel to BNP Paribas, J.P. Morgan and Raiffeisen Bank International, the joint lead managers of Ukraine’s record-setting EUR 1.25 billion Eurobond issue. The notes have a 10 year tenor and bear a coupon of 4.375 % per annum, which is the lowest pricing for Ukraine’s euro-denominated debt.