Banking & Finance


We are valued by our clients for going beyond the traditional scope of legal work and becoming part of our clients’ teams to ensure successful and comfortable results for their business in any type of finance deals.

$33bn+

AGGREGATE VALUE OF DEALS

No.1

BY NUMBER OF THE LARGEST BANKING AND FINANCE DEALS

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General info

Same high-quality advice on simple deals or “first-of-a-kind” transactions

The firm’s banking and finance team has a strong track record of managing all types of financing, which allows us to provide both quick but high-quality advice on simple deals and to tailor “first-of-a-kind” or unconventional legal structures for complex transactions.

Our experience covers:

  • General bank and corporate lending
  • Secured finance involving all types of collateral (including equipment, shares, real estate, receivables, bank accounts)
  • Project finance
  • Borrowing base financing
  • IFI financing
  • ECA-backed financing
  • Financing involving government and public-sector entities

Our banking and finance team is also regularly involved in distressed debt and secondary market trading, advising international and local banks, hedge funds, and factoring companies and other market participants on Ukrainian legal aspects of individual and portfolio loan trades.

Being at the forefront of the technology that’s changing the global economy, we help shape regulatory change to innovative finance solutions.

Our banking and finance clients operate in diverse industries, including agriculture, automotive, aviation, chemicals, financial institutions, food & beverages, hospitality & entertainment, infrastructure & transportation, mining & metals, oil & gas, public sector, real estate & construction, renewable energy, retail, telecommunications, media & technology.

Sayenko Kharenko is trusted advisor to all major investment banks (including Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Citigroup, Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan, Morgan Stanley); domestic and international banks (Barclays, BNP Paribas, Commerzbank, Deutsche Bank, HSBC, ING Bank, Oschadbank, PrivatBank, UBS, Ukreximbank).

Related professionals

Nazar Chernyavsky

Partner

Michael Kharenko

Partner

Anton Korobeynikov

Partner

Igor Lozenko

Partner

Oleksandr Nikolaichyk

Partner

Iryna Bakina

Counsel

Olexander Olshansky

Counsel

Denis Nakonechnyi

Senior Associate

Oleksandr Motin

Associate

Vladyslava Mitsai

Associate

Oles Trachuk

Associate

Recognition

Top-ranked in Banking and Finance according to all international legal directories
IFLR1000, 2022; The Legal 500, 2021; Chambers Global 2022; Chambers Europe 2022

Law Firm of the Year in the Banking & Finance
Best Lawyers in Ukraine 2019

No.1 in Banking and Finance
Top 50 Law Firms 2021, Yuridicheskaya Practika

No.1 in Banking and Finance and recommended in Fintech
Ukrainian Law Firms 2021

Shortlisted for the "Banking & Finance Law Firm of the Year"
Legal Awards 2021, Yuridicheskaya Practika

No.1 by number of the largest banking and finance deals
Ukrainian Law Firms 2017, Yuridicheskaya Practika

Media & Insight Banking & Finance

23 January 2023

Projects

Sayenko Kharenko advises EBRD on EUR 25 million loan to the city of Lviv
23 December 2022

Projects

Sayenko Kharenko advises French Development Agency on EUR 100 million credit support to Ukraine for financial, economic and humanitarian needs
15 December 2022

Projects

Sayenko Kharenko advises on the EUR 200 million loan to Ukraine by the Netherlands
01 December 2022

News

Sayenko Kharenko becomes the European litigation team of the year by The Lawyer European Awards 2022
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