Driven by our clients’ business goals, we have established a reputation for advising on the most challenging and first-of-their-kind projects in the market. Our lawyers started assisting industry clients back in the 1990s, advising on the establishment of the first joint ventures for the exploration and production of oil & gas, as well as on landmark privatisations of electricity distribution companies and the reconstruction of combined heat and power plants.



Top-ranked in Energy Ukrainian Law Firms 2021


General info

Sayenko Kharenko handles the full spectrum of energy-related transactions and issues.

  • M&A transactions (acquisition and sale of oil & gas, electricity distribution and energy generation companies)
  • Exploration and production (leases and production-sharing agreements, joint operating agreements)
  • Licensing and ownership rights
  • Construction of power plants
  • Regulatory and compliance issues
  • Finance matters
  • Merger clearances and other aspects of competition law
  • Litigation and international arbitration

Renewable energy focus

The need to diversify energy resources and to decrease Ukraine’s dependency on energy imports has driven the development of the alternative energy sector in Ukraine. In the past few years, we have advised a number of foreign investors on the legal nuances and local practicalities of investments into Ukraine’s renewable energy sector. This has included, inter alia, the application of “green tariffs” and other tax incentives, licensing and regulatory issues, financing of wind energy, solar energy, and waste-to-energy projects.

State and private energy, oil and gas companies, leading financial and multilateral institutions, commercial and investment banks, and potential foreign investors all rely on our deep understanding of complexities and implications of the global trends the sector is facing. Our roster of industry-leading clients includes Alter Energy Group, Burisma, Cadogan Petroleum, Contour Global, DTEK, Eco Energy Scandinavia, Energoatom, Euratom, JKX Oil & Gas, Mercuria Energy Group, MND Exploration and Production, Naftogaz, Regal Petroleum, Ukrtransnafta, and others.

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Related professionals

Nazar Chernyavsky


Olexander Droug


Valentyna Hvozd


Igor Lozenko


Maksym Nazarenko


Oleksandr Nikolaichyk


Sergey Pogrebnoy


Vladimir Sayenko


Olexander Olshansky


Konstantin Gribov

Of Counsel

Alina Danyleiko

Senior Associate

Natalia Hutarevych

Senior Associate

Anton Kerimov-Varanytskyi

Senior Associate

Olena Solonska



Top-ranked in Energy
The Legal 500, 2023

Top-ranked in Energy
Ukrainian Law Firms 2021

Band 3 in Energy
Chambers Europe 2022

Recommended for Project Development
IFLR1000, 2022

European energy and infrastructure deal of the year
The Lawyer European Awards 2019

Shortlisted for the "Energy Law Firm of the Year"
Legal Awards 2021, Yuridicheskaya Practika

Media & Insight Energy

14 April 2023


Sayenko Kharenko has been recommended as a top-tier firm in almost all practice areas researched for Ukraine in The Legal 500 EMEA 2023 edition
25 April 2022


Operation of energy storage in Ukraine
22 March 2022


Energy sector of Ukraine: overview of the situation on 22 March 2022
16 March 2022


Energy sector of Ukraine: overview of the situation on 16 March 2022
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