Serhiy Verlanov has extensive experience in taxation and tax litigation and significant expertise advising on public sector projects.

He regularly handles sophisticated taxation matters relating to cross-border transaction structuring, tax due diligence, public and private offerings, intercompany charges, dividend distribution, and other complex international projects.

Serhiy is an experienced tax litigator with over a decade of successful representation of clients, including expat top managers, in criminal cases of tax evasion as well as in tax litigation proceedings at all levels of the judiciary. Serhiy is also actively engaged in public sector projects (Ministry of Regional Development, Building and Housing of Ukraine, the Presidential Administration, the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine, the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine) with regard to the development of an alternative resolution mechanism, legal framework for new processes in order to ensure good governance, transparency and a corruption-free environment.

Before joining Sayenko Kharenko, Serhiy worked at the Ukrainian office of one of the Big Four auditing companies for over 6 years.


  • Recommended in Tax for Ukraine by Chambers Europe 2018 and The Legal 500, 2018
  • Recognized among Top 4 in Tax by Ukrainian Law Firms 2018


  • Ukraine, attorney-at-law, admitted to the Lviv Regional Bar Association since 2005


  • Ph.D. in European Law on Human Rights
  • LL. M., summa cum laude, from Ivan Franko National University of Lviv Law School

Professional membership and involvement

  • Member of the Public Integrity Council, the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine, delegated by the Ukrainian Bar Association (2016 – present)
  • Ukrainian Bar Association
  • American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine, Co-Chair of the Legal Committee (2014-2016)
  • European Business Association