Financial institutions

Sayenko Kharenko is widely recognized as the firm of choice for the most sophisticated and innovative transactions in the finance sector. We have played a key role in many ground-breaking transactions in the financial sector, including the first securitizations, Tier II placements, MTN programs, cross-border UAH linked placements, and the index linked cross-border financings by Ukrainian financial institutions.

Our clients include many of the largest international and local commercial banks, investment banks, funds, exchanges, asset managers, securities traders, insurance companies and investment advisors. For example, we acted for Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Barclays Capital, BNP Paribas, Citigroup, Commerzbank, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, EBRD, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, ING, IFC, JPMorgan, Morgan Stanley, RBS (ABN Amro), Renaissance Capital, RZB, Standard Bank, State Savings Bank of Russia,VTB and UBS.

The firm handled numerous transactions involving the majority of top 20 Ukrainian banks (according to the ranking of Association of Ukrainian Banks), including PrivatBank, State Export-Import Bank of Ukraine, Savings Bank of Ukraine, Raiffeisen Bank Aval, UkrSibbank, Ukrsotsbank, VTB Bank, Alfa Bank, Finance and Credit Bank, First Ukrainian International Bank, Bank Forum, Kreditprombank.

We have special expertise to advise the financial institutions clients on:

  • M&A (acquisition and sale of banks, insurance companies and investment funds)
  • joint ventures and corporate restructurings
  • corporate governance
  • public and private placements of debt and equity
  • all types of financing
  • debt collection and restructuring
  • a broad range of regulatory and compliance matters