Svitlana Kheda

Svitlana Kheda, counsel, is heading Sayenko Kharenko’s labour and compliance practice, in particular leading the firm’s labour/employment, privacy/data protection and anti-corruption and mediation practice groups. Svitlana is the internationally recognized expert in all of the above areas of law.

Dr Kheda has over 20 years of experience in advising leading international companies on a wide range of sophisticated, complex issues in the field of labour/employment, privacy/data protection and anti-corruption/anti-bribery legislation.

In particular, Svitlana Kheda focuses on adjusting labour policies and procedures of the multinational groups to Ukrainian legislation, including adapting of corporate policies of foreign companies, developed according to the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and the UK Bribery Act 2010 (UKBA), to Ukrainian anticorruption legislation.

Dr Kheda is a certified mediator with over 10 years of experience in successful use of mediation and quasi-mediation procedures for settlement of labour disputes and conflicts, including those connected with compliance violations.

Svitlana Kheda is a member of the National Association of Mediators of Ukraine, Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (USA) and Council of the Employment Law Committee of the Ukrainian Bar Association. Dr Kheda is actively involved in drafting legislation by the Ukrainian parliamentary committee on preventing and fighting corruption. Svitlana is also an expert on anticorruption legislation of PolitEyes project on assessment and defence of legislative initiatives.

Svitlana Kheda has been recognized among the leading lawyers in Labour and Employment by Best Lawyers International 2018 and all-Ukrainian survey Client’s Choice. TOP-100 Lawyers in Ukraine 2014-2015 by “Yurgazeta” Publishing House; named as one of top three Labour & Employment lawyers according to Ukrainian Law Firms 2017; and as one of the four best lawyers in Employment in Ukraine by Chambers Europe 2017. Ms Kheda has been also named “Lawyer of the Year” in Employment in Ukraine by Best Lawyers International 2017 edition.

Ms Kheda is a published author of a monograph and over 100 articles and commentaries on the hot topics within the areas of her specialization in the U.K., Ukraine, U.S., Turkey, India, and Canada.

Education:
 
  • LL.M. (International Law) in International Legal Studies from Georgetown University Law Center (Washington, D.C., USA);
  • S.J.D. (Ph.D.) in International and Comparative Law from Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University Law School;
  • LL.M., summa cum laude, from Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University Law School;
  • The University of Minnesota (Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA), summer course “The U.S. Congress”.

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

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Languages

English
Ukrainian
Russian
French
Turkish

Rank: 
4

Svitlana Kheda, counsel, is heading Sayenko Kharenko’s labour and compliance practice, in particular leading the firm’s labour/employment, privacy/data protection and anti-corruption and mediation practice groups. Svitlana is the internationally recognized expert in all of the above areas of law.

Dr Kheda has over 20 years of experience in advising leading international companies on a wide range of sophisticated, complex issues in the field of labour/employment, privacy/data protection and anti-corruption/anti-bribery legislation.

In particular, Svitlana Kheda focuses on adjusting labour policies and procedures of the multinational groups to Ukrainian legislation, including adapting of corporate policies of foreign companies, developed according to the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and the UK Bribery Act 2010 (UKBA), to Ukrainian anticorruption legislation.

Dr Kheda is a certified mediator with over 10 years of experience in successful use of mediation and quasi-mediation procedures for settlement of labour disputes and conflicts, including those connected with compliance violations.

Svitlana Kheda is a member of the National Association of Mediators of Ukraine, Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (USA) and Council of the Employment Law Committee of the Ukrainian Bar Association. Dr Kheda is actively involved in drafting legislation by the Ukrainian parliamentary committee on preventing and fighting corruption. Svitlana is also an expert on anticorruption legislation of PolitEyes project on assessment and defence of legislative initiatives.

Svitlana Kheda has been recognized among the leading lawyers in Labour and Employment by Best Lawyers International 2018 and all-Ukrainian survey Client’s Choice. TOP-100 Lawyers in Ukraine 2014-2015 by “Yurgazeta” Publishing House; named as one of top three Labour & Employment lawyers according to Ukrainian Law Firms 2017; and as one of the four best lawyers in Employment in Ukraine by Chambers Europe 2017. Ms Kheda has been also named “Lawyer of the Year” in Employment in Ukraine by Best Lawyers International 2017 edition.

Ms Kheda is a published author of a monograph and over 100 articles and commentaries on the hot topics within the areas of her specialization in the U.K., Ukraine, U.S., Turkey, India, and Canada.

Education:
 
  • LL.M. (International Law) in International Legal Studies from Georgetown University Law Center (Washington, D.C., USA);
  • S.J.D. (Ph.D.) in International and Comparative Law from Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University Law School;
  • LL.M., summa cum laude, from Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University Law School;
  • The University of Minnesota (Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA), summer course “The U.S. Congress”.