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3 July 2018

Sayenko Kharenko promotes Sergiy Smirnov to partner

Sayenko Kharenko is pleased to announce the promotion of Sergiy Smirnov to the firm’s partnership effective from 2 July 2018.

Sergiy becomes a partner after heading up the firm’s white collar criminal defence practice as a counsel since 2016. His practice spans all aspects of domestic corporate, fraud and business crime, internal investigations and litigation matters. He boasts extensive experience representing clients from various industries including agriculture, banking, real estate and construction, insurance, and other areas at all stages of criminal and litigation proceedings. Sergiy brings more than 15 years of substantial trial experience in over 1000 complex cases with multiple claims and parties from different jurisdictions. The total cost of assets in criminal proceedings led by Sergiy exceeds USD 3 billion.

Mr Smirnov has more than 15 year of professional experience and is admitted to the bar since 2008. He is a Board Member of the Criminal Law & Procedure Committee of the Ukrainian Bar Association and a Member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, the European Criminal Bar Association, the European Fraud and Compliance Lawyers, the American Society for Industrial Security and a Member of the Forensic Committee of Association of Corporate Security Professionals. Ukrainian Law Firms has named Sergiy among Ukraine’s notable criminal law practitioners.

“Our strategic ambition is to build a market leading white collar criminal defence practice meeting the highest international standards,” said partner Vladimir Sayenko. “Sergiy’s promotion is yet another significant step in the growth of this practice. With his experience, talent, leadership, loyalty and commitment to the highest ethical and professional standards, Sergiy brings value to our clients and is a tremendous asset to the firm. I am happy to congratulate Sergiy on this well-deserved milestone in his career.”

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