Mr Nazar Chernyavsky > Sayenko Kharenko > Kiev, Ukraine > Lawyer Profile

Sayenko Kharenko
01001 KYIV
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Work Department

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

Lawyer Rankings

Ukraine > Private client

Sayenko Kharenko has a busy private wealth management practice that, according to one client, is ‘the oldest, most experienced and most skilful in the market‘. Practice heads Alina Plyushch and Nazar Chernyavsky, along with ‘very friendly and professional‘ senior associate Dmitriy Riabikin, ‘combine knowledge of international best practice in private wealth management with understanding of the requirements of the Ukrainian market‘.

Ukraine > Energy

Sayenko Kharenko has a multi-disciplinary team with experience across electricity, mining and metals, nuclear energy, oil and gas, power and renewables. It handles transactional, infrastructure, contentious and regulatory issues in the mining, oil and gas, and renewable energy sectors, and is also a key player in Ukraine’s major energy efficiency programmes. Nazar Chernyavsky, new partner Igor Lozenko and counsel Maryna Hritsyshyna, who is ‘one of the best in Ukraine‘, are the key practitioners.

Ukraine > Banking, finance and capital markets

(Hall of Fame)

Nazar ChernyavskySayenko Kharenko

Sayenko Kharenko is a leading firm for capital markets work and is also a prominent player in other domestic and cross-border financing transactions, including debt restructurings and project finance. Its enviable client roster includes international financial institutions such as BNP Paribas, Deutsche Bank, the EBRD, JP Morgan Securities and Dragon Capital. Nazar Chernyavsky, who handles complex financing projects such as securitisations, and Michael Kharenko, who has expertise in structuring international investments, lead the ‘exceptionally smart, knowledgeable and cleint-oriented team‘ with capital markets partner Anton Korobeynikov. New partner Igor Lozenko has experience in cross-border matters.