Sayenko Kharenko focuses on the most complex, high-stakes and sensitive matters, providing clients with practical and creative legal advice in all major areas of law. Clients entrust us with their most critical litigation issues, relying on our ability to handle all aspects of the dispute resolution process.


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General info

Deep understanding of our clients’ businesses and focuse on their needs

We combine our deep understanding of our clients’ businesses with extensive experience of the firm’s other specialised practices to achieve favourable resolutions, including settlements in the most efficient and cost-effective manner. Through our network of relationships with market leading law firms in other jurisdictions, we offer a cross-border capability.

  • Excellent track record defending the interests of the world’s biggest corporate giants, national industry heavyweights, domestic and international banks
  • Unparalleled experience representing clients before the courts of all levels and specialisations
  • Particularly skilled in resolving disputes through settlement negotiations and mediation
  • Strong reputation
  • 600+ litigation cases handled simultaneously within one project (Due to well-defined internal procedures and clearly organised work, we have dealt with projects which exceeded 600 litigations per project)
  • The total value of disputes handled by the practice exceeds USD5,5bn

Our lawyers and attorneys have handled many of the market’s largest, most complex and high-stakes disputes in recent years, including in the following areas:

  • Commercial litigations, including those with a multijurisdictional element
  • Administrative litigation
  • Corporate litigation, including shareholder and corporate control disputes
  • Debt collection litigation
  • Bankruptcy, restructuring and insolvency litigation
  • Real estate and construction disputes
  • Procurement disputes
  • Labour disputes
  • IP disputes
  • Tax disputes
  • Defamation disputes
  • Financial services and insurance litigation
  • International trade litigation
  • Antitrust and competition litigation
  • Investment disputes

We have experience in numerous industries, including agriculture, banking, chemicals, energy, FMCG, healthcare, insurance, natural resources, pharmaceuticals, retail, technology, and telecommunications.

Our clients include Altcom, Auchan, Azovmash Group, Donetsksteel Group, Fundament Group, Japan Imperial Tobacco, Kyivstar, Philip Morris Ukraine, Ostchem, OTP Bank, Power Machines, PrivatBank, Reckitt Benckiser, Ukrainian Insurance Group, Universal Bank, and many more.

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Of Counsel

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Of Counsel

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Senior Associate

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Tier 1 in Dispute Resolution
The Legal 500, 2022

Top Five among leading law firms in Litigation
Ukrainian Law Firms 2021

Recommended for Dispute Resolution
Chambers Global 2022, Chambers Europe 2022

Tier 1 in Dispute Resolution
Benchmark Litigation 2021

Dispute Resolution Firm of the Year in Ukraine
Benchmark Litigation Europe Awards 2020

Among leading law firms in Litigation
Top 50 Law Firms 2021, Yuridicheskaya Practika

Media & Insight Litigation

01 December 2022


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


Sayenko Kharenko shortlisted in a record number of categories at The Lawyer European Awards 2022  
09 April 2022


Forcible seizure the Russian Federation’s and its residents’ property in Ukraine
17 February 2022


Sayenko Kharenko among top three law firms in Ukraine based on number of professionals recognised by Chambers Global 2022
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