Mykyta Polatayko

Mykyta Polatayko, IT group coordinator at Sayenko Kharenko, has a long-term experience of advising clients in IT sector with a special focus on copyright and trademark protection on the Internet, use of open-source software and freeware, due diligence of startups as well as on e-commerce regulation and use of e-signatures.

Mykyta regularly advises major product and outsourcing IT companies, including on transfer of copyright and effective structures of tax incentives for development of IT industry in Ukraine. His experience also includes advising foreign clients on acquisition of local IT business and set up of development offices in Ukraine.

For already several years, Mykyta Polatayko has been actively participating in various public initiatives to consolidate professional IT law community and develop IT industry in Ukraine. In particular, he is a member of the special working groups of Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine, National Bank of Ukraine, Teacher and Academic Counselor of IТ Law Programme of Ukrainian Catholic University and Digital Law course and a chairman of the Committee on Telecom, IT & Internet Law of the Ukrainian Bar Association (UBA). Mykyta is also actively involved in the legislative drafting in IT sector.

Mykyta Polatayko is named among leading lawyers in technology law by Best Lawyers International 2018, notable practitioners in IT, telecommunications and media by Ukrainian Law Firms 2017 compilation by ″Yuridicheskaya Practica″ and top lawyers in IT and media by the results of the research Clients choice. Top - 100 best lawyers of Ukraine 2017 by ″Yuridicheskaya Gazeta″.

Education:

  • LL.M. from Kyiv Taras Shevchenko University

Tel.: +380 44 499 6000 Fax: +380 44 499 6250 MPolatayko@sk.ua

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Languages

Ukrainian
Russian
English

Rank: 
9.2.1

Mykyta Polatayko, IT group coordinator at Sayenko Kharenko, has a long-term experience of advising clients in IT sector with a special focus on copyright and trademark protection on the Internet, use of open-source software and freeware, due diligence of startups as well as on e-commerce regulation and use of e-signatures.

Mykyta regularly advises major product and outsourcing IT companies, including on transfer of copyright and effective structures of tax incentives for development of IT industry in Ukraine. His experience also includes advising foreign clients on acquisition of local IT business and set up of development offices in Ukraine.

For already several years, Mykyta Polatayko has been actively participating in various public initiatives to consolidate professional IT law community and develop IT industry in Ukraine. In particular, he is a member of the special working groups of Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine, National Bank of Ukraine, Teacher and Academic Counselor of IТ Law Programme of Ukrainian Catholic University and Digital Law course and a chairman of the Committee on Telecom, IT & Internet Law of the Ukrainian Bar Association (UBA). Mykyta is also actively involved in the legislative drafting in IT sector.

Mykyta Polatayko is named among leading lawyers in technology law by Best Lawyers International 2018, notable practitioners in IT, telecommunications and media by Ukrainian Law Firms 2017 compilation by ″Yuridicheskaya Practica″ and top lawyers in IT and media by the results of the research Clients choice. Top - 100 best lawyers of Ukraine 2017 by ″Yuridicheskaya Gazeta″.

Education:

  • LL.M. from Kyiv Taras Shevchenko University