Svitlana Musienko



Svitlana Musienko heads Sayenko Kharenko’s tax practice. She advises on domestic and international tax planning, transfer pricing, tax controversy, corporate law and investment structuring.

Svitlana has 20 years of professional experience in the field of tax and law, including 9 years of serving as head of tax for Ukraine with an international law firm running its Kyiv tax practice.

Svitlana’s experience includes advising on several of Ukraine’s most significant corporate restructuring projects and a number of high-profile due diligence exercises. She has a distinguished track record handling M&A and transaction structuring for both Ukrainian and international companies, as well as post-acquisition restructuring and tax optimization. Her previous expereince includes advising Alcatel, Avon, Carlsberg, Epam, GlaxoSmithKline, Maersk, Naspers, Nike, RB, Sandoz/Novartis, Sanofi, Veon, Wrigley, and other international and Ukrainian companies. In addition, she is actively involved in policy and legislative initiatives in the areas of tax and transfer pricing.


  • Included to The Legal 500 Hall of Fame 2018
  • Recommended in tax by International Tax Review 2018, Tax Controversy Leaders 2018 edition by International Tax Review, Women in Tax Leaders 2017 by International Tax Review, World Transfer Pricing 2017, Chambers Europe 2017, The Legal 500, 2017, Ukrainian Law Firms 2016 


  • Ukraine, attorney-at-law, admitted to the Kyiv Regional Bar Association since 2009


  • Master’s Degree from Vadym Hetman Kyiv National Economic University
  • Certified with the Ukrainian Corporate Governance academy as a specialist in corporate governance

Professional membership and involvement

  • International Fiscal Association (Ukraine), Board Member