Media & Entertainment

Sayenko Kharenko boasts years of experience assisting clients, from promising start-ups to established domestic and international companies, to help them understand the maze of industry-specific legislation and regulations in the Ukrainian media and entertainment sphere. Through our relationships with leading law firms in other jurisdictions, we offer a multinational and multidisciplinary capability.


We have extensive experience addressing the needs of a wide range of industry players.

Whether it is film, music, television, gaming, advertising, content production or network distribution, we have extensive experience addressing the needs of a wide range of industry players.

As a full-service law firm, we are able to engage our best legal talent with industry-specific expertise across multiple practice groups to develop efficient and enforceable solutions to help our industry clients adjust their operations to the local market and legislative requirements. Our lawyers are frequently involved in the most complex and significant transactions and disputes throughout the sector.

We provide expertise in all of the following:

  • Content licensing, distribution and delivery, structuring and commercializing content-related products and services
  • Entertainment and gambling, online, mobile and video games
  • Online, fixed and wireless communications
  • Advertising, marketing and communications
  • Broadcast technology and infrastructure
  • Regulatory and compliance (data protection and maintaining databases; introducing new communication technologies, such as WiMAX and 3G; interconnect, roaming, licensing and technology transfer agreements; compliance with the requirements of the NCRC)

Our clients operate across the spectrum of media and entertainment operations, from advertising and content production (publishing, TV and filmed entertainment, games, music) to network distribution (TV and radio broadcasting, online, fixed and wireless communications) and technology, our knowledge of media law is wide-ranging.

Sayenko Kharenko has represented numerous companies within this industry, including Astelit (Lifecell), Comcast, Cosmote, Electronic Arts, Kyivstar, Livestream, Lucasfilm, NBC Universal, Nikkei, Shanghai Giant Network Technology Co., Sportfive, Time Warner, Vodafone, Volia Cable, and Vostok Games.

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  • No.1 in Telecommunications and Media

    Ukrainian Law Firms 2020
  • No.1 in IT

    Ukrainian Law Firms 2020
  • Among leaders in Information Technologies and Media

    Market Leaders: Ukraine’s Leading Law Firms 2019, Yuridicheskaya Gazeta
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