No.1

IN RESTRUCTURING

$20bn+

TOTAL DEALS WORTH

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General info

Following increased activity in international financial markets and the subsequent financial crisis in 2008, Ukrainian businesses faced the need for sophisticated workout solutions. As one of the most involved legal advisors on complex finance deals, Sayenko Kharenko is the natural choice for Ukrainian borrowers, foreign lenders and financial advisors to assist in forming strategies and implementing debt restructuring deals.

Today Sayenko Kharenko stands as one of the market leaders in financial restructuring and workouts offering clients:

  • One of the country’s best legal teams in finance, corporate, tax law and litigation with full coordination in restructuring deals
  • Deep understanding of complex debt structures involving multiple creditors, multilevel corporate networks and wide diversity of debt instruments
  • Strong background in legal solutions recognized by international creditors and adjusted to Ukrainian requirements
  • Experience in participating in both local insolvencies and foreign out-of-court and court-approved procedures (such as English Law schemes of arrangement)

Sayenko Kharenko has assisted international donors and Ukrainian regulators in improving the existing and creating a new legal framework to facilitate the Ukrainian restructuring environment, including drafting the law on a special out-of-court financial restructuring procedure (so-called “Kyiv approach”). The firm’s lawyers are featured on the list of arbitrators for the resolution of disputes under the financial restructuring law.

Related professionals

Nazar Chernyavsky

Partner

Olexander Droug

Partner

Michael Kharenko

Partner

Anton Korobeynikov

Partner

Igor Lozenko

Partner

Olena Sukmanova

Partner

Oleksiy Koltok

Counsel

Olexander Olshansky

Counsel

Sergiy Protyven

Senior Associate

Olena Solonska

Associate

Zhanna Zayets

Associate

Recognition

Band 1 in Restructuring/Insolvency
Chambers Europe 2022

No.2 in Restructuring
Top 50 Law Firms 2020, Yuridicheskaya Practika

No.2 in Debt Restructuring
Ukrainian Law Firms 2020

Debt Restructuring Law Firm of the Year
Legal Awards 2019, Yuridicheskaya Practika

Listed in GRR 100 rating
Global Restructuring Review, 2019

Tier 1 in Restructuring and Insolvency
IFLR1000, 2022/23

Media & Insight Bankruptcy & Debt Restructuring

12 January 2023

Projects

Sayenko Kharenko advised on the USD 895 million consent solicitation by Ukrainian Railways
06 September 2022

News

Sayenko Kharenko receives Tier 1 recognition in five categories according to IFLR1000
02 February 2022

Projects

Sayenko Kharenko assisted EBRD in preparation of EBRD Business Reorganisation Assessment
12 October 2021

News

Michael Kharenko and Nazar Chernyavsky confirm their positions among the world’s top experts in the fields of banking and financial law, capital markets according to Expert Guide 2021
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