Real Estate

Sayenko Kharenko regularly advises developers, investors, occupiers, owners, lenders and borrowers on all types of real estate transactions in Ukraine, including acquisition, construction and lease of office buildings, shopping centres, industrial facilities and apartment projects.

The general practice areas are:

  • real estate acquisition and development (including obtaining clearances for acquisitions and leases involving non-residents, transactions with land, buildings and premises having special status or historic value)
  • leasing
  • land rezoning
  • real estate equity and debt finance
  • real estate securitization
  • land allocation for oil&gas companies, and alternative energy projects
  • real estate litigation.

Our team has extensive experience obtaining permits for construction and renovation works. Our real estate group draws on our market-leading expertise of our specialists in M&A, tax and finance law. This makes us well positioned to guide our clients through the business considerations, regulatory and tax implications of various structures pertinent to real estate transactions in Ukraine.

Sayenko Kharenko handled a wide range of acquisition, greenfield and brownfield development projects all over Ukraine. We have a successful track-record obtaining permits, project approvals, licenses and authorizations from various governmental and local authorities. The firm represents building owners and property managers in negotiating office, retail, commercial and industrial lease transactions throughout Ukraine.

Working closely with the lawyers in our finance, corporate and taxation practices, we have acted on a large number of landmark transactions involving the country's largest real estate development and agro-industrial companies: XXI Century, Kyiv Donbas, TMM, Kiev Investment Group, Myronivsky Hliboproduct.

Our integrated real estate/litigation team has substantial experience advising on construction, land allocation, and land related disputes.