International Arbitration

Sayenko Kharenko International Arbitration Practice Group is a unique team of arbitration lawyers being experienced in international commercial and investment arbitration. Sayenko Kharenko advises clients on all aspects of international arbitration including the choice of arbitration forum, applicable law, advising on the risks and possible outcome of the arbitration, representation in the course of the arbitral proceedings before different international arbitration institutions all over the globe, enforcement of arbitral awards and other matters.

Sayenko Kharenko arbitration lawyers have unprecedented insight into the arbitration proceedings in Ukraine and abroad built on their experience of serving as party appointed arbitrators, sole arbitrators, chairmen of the arbitral tribunal, and legal counsel to a party to arbitration.

Sayenko Kharenko handled international arbitration covering all major spheres of international business, including relating to contractor agreements; international sales of goods; maintenance and construction of ships; agency and distribution contracts; joint venture agreements; oil & gas supply contracts; as well as represented clients in corporate, maritime and trade commodities international disputes.

Our team has extensive experience in representing clients in international arbitration in Ukraine and abroad both institutional and ad hoc:

our lawyers handled over 60 arbitrations in over 10 jurisdictions worldwide under a variety of international institutional and ad hoc arbitration rules, including the rules of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC), the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), the FIBA Arbitral Tribunal (FAT), the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), the International Commercial Arbitration Court at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation, the International Commercial Arbitration Court at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Ukraine, the Maritime Arbitration Commission at the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Maritime Arbitration Commission at CCI of the Russian Federation, the International Arbitral Center of the Federal Economic Chamber of Austria, London Maritime arbitration association (LMAA), the Arbitration Court of the Economic and Agrarian Chambers of the Czech Republic; and others.

In our client representation we advise on all arbitration-related matters including:

  • pre-arbitration advice
  • choice of arbitration forum
  • choice of applicable law
  • structuring arbitration clauses in the most sophisticated cross-border transactions
  • drafting and negotiating arbitration clauses and separate submission agreements
  • negotiating, drafting and executing settlement agreements
  • drafting expert opinions on Ukrainian law in the arbitration and court proceedings abroad
  • setting aside the arbitral awards rendered in Ukraine
  • recognition and enforcement of the foreign arbitral awards in Ukraine and abroad

Members of our team have also acted as experts in Ukrainian law before international arbitration courts, including ICC Arbitration Court, Arbitration Institute of SCC and ICSID.

The lawyers of Sayenko Kharenko International Arbitration Practice Group are listed among the recommended arbitrators by major international arbitration institutions.