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1 November 2018

Sayenko Kharenko’s energy practice acquired top industry talent to consolidate all of the firm’s work and expertise in the sector

Maryna Hritsyshyna joins Sayenko Kharenko after spending almost seven years at WIND POWER LLC, sub-holding of DTEK RENEWABLES.

Maryna specializes in renewables projects, energy market, and dispute resolution in the energy sector. Being responsible for the legal support of complex projects in the renewable energy sector, she has accumulated extensive experience of drafting and negotiating a wide range of agreements, including wind turbine supply and installation agreements, turnkey agreements (including, EPC under FIDIC forms), service agreements, and re-negotiation of existing contracts. Her expertise also covers all legal issues related to the construction of renewable energy projects, as well as regulatory issues relating to the grid connection, offtake contracts and tariffs. In addition, Maryna is a certified business-mediator of Energy Community Secretariat’s Dispute Resolution and Negotiation Centre.

Before joining Sayenko Kharenko Maryna was responsible for the legal support of the following projects: Botievo Wind Farm with capacity of 200 MW in Zaporizhia region; Tryfanovskaya Solar Farm with capacity of 9,99 MW in Kherson region; Primorskaya Wind Farm with capacity of 200 MW in Zaporizhia region; Orlovka Wind Farm with capacity of 100 MW in Zaporizhia region.

Welcoming the new counsel, Sayenko Kharenko’s partner Nazar Chernyavsky said: “I am very excited that Maryna decided to step up her career as part of our energy team. With her wide-ranging experience in the energy sector, she will strengthen our existing capabilities in the energy sector, and we would be able to handle all types of work there ranging from greenfield projects and respective financing up to settling disputes with the regulator and guiding clients through the pitfalls of ongoing energy reform in Ukraine.”

Sayenko Kharenko has an established energy practice. Driven by the clients’ business goals, the firm has established a reputation for advising on the most challenging and first-of-the-kind projects in the market. Sayenko Kharenko’s well-equipped multidisciplinary team is known for its strength across transactional, regulatory and dispute resolution settings and has worked on over 300 energy projects to date. The capacities of the team are ranked by all major legal directories, which cover this area for Ukraine (Chambers Europe 2018; The Legal 500, 2018; IFLR1000, 2018; Ukrainian Law Firms 2018; Best Lawyers International 2019).

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