Natural Resources

By working with many of the leading global and local industry players on their commercial, dispute resolution, corporate and transactional needs, we have developed a very good understanding of the business and legal intricacies that mining and metals companies face on a daily basis. Our mining and metals team covers every aspect of the industry and every stage of the project life cycle. We tailor our approach to meet the particular needs of every client by drawing on lawyers from across the firm’s practice areas.



Recommended for Project Development IFLR1000, 2021


General info

Our clients are engaged in all segments of the industry including exploration, feasibility, development, construction, production, smelting, refining, semi-manufacturing and trading, and have operations, investments and projects all over the world.

Sayenko Kharenko’s mining and metals team mobilizes the firm’s internationally recognized M&A, banking & finance, capital markets, international trade, antitrust, international arbitration and litigation practices to represent clients from all over the world in matters ranging from potential investments to all manner of high-risk, complex and sensitive disputes. We are proud to have participated in the largest ever M&A transaction involving production assets located in Ukraine, as well as the largest privatization of a metallurgy plant in the country’s history.

We have notable experience assisting clients in:

  • M&A, disposals and joint ventures
  • Financing (leasing, export, trade and project finance, syndicated loans, debt and equity securities offerings)
  • Regulatory, compliance and corporate governance matters
  • Trade remedies (anti-dumping, countervailing and safeguards)
  • Dispute resolution (domestic and cross-border litigation, international arbitration)
  • Licensing, permits and consents
  • Environmental matters
  • Tax

Sayenko Kharenko’s team has acted on projects involving the world’s largest mining and metals companies such as Metinvest, Azovstal, Alcoa, ArcelorMittal, Evraz, Ferrexpo, Outokumpu Oyj и ThyssenKrupp.


Related professionals

Valentyna Hvozd


Igor Lozenko


Anzhela Makhinova


Maksym Nazarenko


Oleksandr Nikolaichyk


Sergey Pogrebnoy


Vladimir Sayenko


Olexander Olshansky


Konstantin Gribov

Of Counsel

Alina Danyleiko

Senior Associate

Olena Solonska


Mariia Shulha



Band 3 in Natural resources
Chambers Europe 2021

Recommended for Project Development
IFLR1000, 2021

Top Seven in Energy & Natural Resources
Ukrainian Law Firms 2021

Among the leading law firms in Energy & Natural Resources
Top 50 Law Firms 2019, Yuridicheskaya Practika

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