Financial Institutions


Sayenko Kharenko is widely recognised as the firm of choice for the world’s leading financial institutions to work on their most sophisticated and innovative transactions in Ukraine. We have played a key role in many ground-breaking and unique developments in the industry.

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General info

Sayenko Kharenko is widely recognised as the firm of choice for the world’s leading financial institutions to work on their most sophisticated and innovative transactions in Ukraine. We have played a key role in many ground-breaking and unique developments in the industry, including the first cross-border securitizations, UAH-denominated Eurobonds and loans, CLN issues, MTN programs, and complex bank M&A deals. In addition, our established relationships with leading law firms in other jurisdictions enable us to guide industry clients through the most challenging multijurisdictional issues and advise them on business-critical projects in virtually all the financial centres in the world.

Our clients include one-third of the world’s top 100 banks and most of the top 20 Ukrainian banks, as well as insurance companies, international financial institutions, credit card companies, exchanges, investment funds, private equity and hedge funds, export credit agencies, asset managers, securities traders, and investment advisors.

The firm’s clients include Aegon, Allianz, AXA, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Barclays, BNP Paribas, Citigroup, Commerzbank, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, EBRD, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, ING Bank, J.P. Morgan, Morgan Stanley, Oschadbank, PrivatBank, Société Générale, Talanx, UBS, Ukreximbank, Visa, Western Union, and the World Bank.

We offer our clients unique expertise and industry insight on all aspects of the activities of financial institutions, including:

  • M&A (acquisition and sale of banks, insurance companies, investment funds, and other financial institutions)
  • All forms of equity and debt capital market transactions, including liability management
  • Complex debt restructuring
  • Distressed debt and secondary market loan trading
  • Debt collection
  • Joint ventures and corporate restructuring
  • Corporate governance
  • Payments processing and systems, including e-payments, cross-border remittances, and foreign exchange transactions
  • Intellectual property matters
  • All aspects of finance-related technology (Fintech)
  • Effective data, privacy, cybersecurity protection
  • A broad range of regulatory and compliance matters
  • Litigation and arbitration

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04 November 2021

Projects

Sayenko Kharenko advised Getin Holding S.A. on the sale of Idea Bank Romania Group to BANCA TRANSILVANIA S.A
17 August 2021

Projects

USAID project and Sayenko Kharenko assist the NSSMC in developing new regulations for commodity exchanges
10 August 2021

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Landslide changes in the Ukrainian regulation of payment services
03 June 2021

Projects

Sayenko Kharenko advised Getin Holding S.A. in course of execution of the sale-purchase agreement in relation to Idea Bank group companies in Romania
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