Sayenko Kharenko advises a diversified pool of clients in the telecommunications and IT sector on the most sophisticated financial and M&A transactions, as well as regulatory and antitrust issues.

Within our telecom practice, we provide legal advice on the following matters:

  • Antimonopoly / Competition (we have assisted a number of clients with obtaining clearances for mergers and acquisitions in this area, including Cosmote, Comcast/NBC, CME, PPF-CATV, Volia Cable, etc.
  • Corporate matters (acquisition and sale of businesses, which includes advising on the sale of Volia Cable to Sigma Bleyzer, the largest acquisition in the Ukrainian telecom sector; corporate restructuring; introducing best practices of corporate governance in line with international standards, etc).
  • Financing (we advised on the largest and most sophisticated financings in this area, as well as on restructuring of Eurobond issues, involving such companies as Astelit (Life), KyivStar, Ukrainian Radio Systems (Beeline), etc).
  • Regulatory & Compliance matters (we advise our clients on the various issues in the area, including licensing requirements applicable to telecom services and products; issues related to data protection and maintaining databases; introducing new communication technologies, such as WiMAX and 3G; interconnect, roaming, licensing and technology transfer agreements; compliance with the requirements of the NCRC). 

Our telecom and IT group is comprised of lawyers with industry-specific expertise who represent all major practice areas of the firm. This enables us to advise clients on all aspects of dispute resolution and successfully represent clients in complex litigations and international arbitrations.