Technologies, Media and Communications


We boast years of experience supporting clients in the rapidly evolving technology, media and communications sectors. We have the ambitious and dedicated TMC group that is trusted for quality and industry knowledge. The range of knowledge and expertise of our TMC lawyers allows us handling efficiently any day-to-day challenges our clients are facing, as well as the most complex and high-profile transactions in this field.

200

INDUSTRY PROJECTS IN THE RECENT SEVERAL YEARS

No.1 in IT

Ukrainian Law
Firms 2020

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General info

We are renowned for our work with technology, media and communications clients.

Supporting TMC clients is one of the key priorities for Sayenko Kharenko. From rapidly expanding and promising start-ups to unicorns and blue-chip tech multinationals, from successful solo authors and artists to media giants, from developers of disruptive technologies to the leading national and global telecom providers, we think you will struggle to find few other law firms in Ukraine who can provide such a holistic support for TMC clients throughout their full lifecycle. We also act for many of the high-profile investors – from early stage funds to international venture capital firms and corporate investors and we perfectly understand their needs, as our partners have their own first hands experience of investing in tech startups and mentoring them to become successful IT outsourcing or product companies.

Sayenko Kharenko has a highly collaborative TMC sector group, working together across departments and practice teams to deliver comprehensive advice. Where our TMC clients operate across borders, we rely on our powerful Best Friends network to support our clients on an international scale.

We offer a complete range of services and are a one-stop solution for TMC clients. Our clients benefit from the first-class advice in areas such as intellectual property, corporate, employment and tax, privacy, outsourcing, capital markets and financing, antitrust and regulatory, commercial contracts, and disputes.

We continue to top the rankings in the legal market and have gained the first-class reputation among the clients and peers. To name a few, we have been recognized No. 1 in Information Technologies several times, as well as our lawyers are recognized among the leading and notable practitioners in IP, IT, Banking and Finance, Corporate, Privacy and Data Security.

Sayenko Kharenko worked on the projects involving some of the biggest names and rising stars in the industry, including Astelit (Lifecell), Comcast, Cosmote, Electronic Arts, GlobalLogic, Kyivstar, Livestream, Lucasfilm, Luxoft, Microsoft, NBC Universal, Nikkei, Shanghai Giant Network Technology Co., Sportfive, Time Warner, Vodafone, Volia Cable, Wargaming, etc.

Sayenko Kharenko is an official partner of IT Ukraine Associationthe largest professional association of Ukrainian service and product companies.

Our team can help you, in particular, with the following tasks:

  • Setting up R&D centres and development offices in Ukraine
  • Regulatory and compliance advice (licensing of telecom and content service providers, 4G/5G/new wireless technologies, broadcast technologies, interconnect, MNP, etc.)
  • Due diligence and acquisition of IT businesses
  • Drafting and negotiating capital raising and shareholder agreements
  • ICO, STO, and projects based on blockchain and cryptocurrencies
  • Technology transfer, outsourcing, licensing agreements
  • Launching e-commerce platforms and e-money use
  • E-docs and e-signature adoption
  • Content licensing, distribution and delivery, structuring and commercializing content-related products and services, including online, mobile and video games

 

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Recognition

Recommended in Information Technologies
Top 50 Law Firms 2021, Yuridicheskaya Practika

Among leaders in Telecommunications and Media
Ukrainian Law Firms 2021

Among leaders in IT
Ukrainian Law Firms 2021

Among leaders in Information Technologies and Media
Market Leaders: Ukraine’s Leading Law Firms 2019, Yuridicheskaya Gazeta

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