Government Relations

The recent events in Ukraine have had a massive impact on business in the country. Companies are faced with many new risks, while at the same time encountering new opportunities. The staunch anti-corruption platform declared by Ukraine's new President and government, following the EuroMaidan revolution, has provided a new approach for international and local businesses to deliver messages to Ukrainian authorities and lobby interests in a transparent and FCPA/UK bribery act compliant manner.

Sayenko Kharenko’s Government Relations practice adheres to the best international standards in the field. The combined expertise of our lawyers and GR practitioners in Kyiv and London includes advising on Ukrainian anti-corruption laws and aligning global corporate policies based on the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and the UK Bribery Act and structuring transactions of  public sector companies.

We assist clients in drafting new legislation and help to develop, debate, comment and evaluate laws from a business prospective, act for clients on privatizations of state-owned companies, as well as providing business-savvy policy guidance and legislative advocacy.


Upholding trusted relationships with Ukrainian government officials, senior politicians, policymakers, stakeholders and influencers, our GR Practice offers clients the following services:

  • Local, Regional and Central Government relations
  • Strategic planning
  • Public Policy & Legislation drafting
  • Monitoring and Analysis of Legislative and Regulatory Activity
  • Message Development
  • Due Diligence
  • Business Intelligence
  • Regulatory & Compliance Impact Assessment
  • Crisis Communications and Media Outreach
  • Public Affairs, Stakeholder Relations, Coalition Building and Grassroots Support

We work closely with the board, top-management and in-house government relations departments to help broaden public support for our clients' positions and build a better understanding of their businesses amongst Ukrainian central and local government officials and members of parliament.