Technology & Communications

Our lawyers are up to speed on all the latest technologies. We offer a highly skilled team of tax, corporate, IP, telecom and contract law professionals including startup veterans and investors. Focusing on client needs and deal specifics, we engage lawyers whose experience provides a holistic understanding of the greatest risks facing clients in all related fields.

Innovation can take place even in an old-school legal framework, especially when your advisors know their business in terms of technology and legislation.

Sayenko Kharenko’s blockchain taskforce has worked on ICOs for cybersecurity, AI, innovative medicine and gambling projects. We also structure cryptocurrency transactions and advice on related taxation issues.

Cybersecurity and data protection issues deserve a special mention since information economy runs the world. While globalization removes information to the virtual clouds above, privacy laws continue to vary by jurisdiction. We have the knowledge and the skills to meet this challenge.

Although we prefer sophisticated challenges as a new technologies implementation, our experienced team is ready to handle all the basics for you:

  • Setting up a development office in Ukraine
  • E-docs and e-signature adoption
  • Due diligence of an IT company
  • Support of online businesses and e-money use
  • International business structuring
  • Regulatory and compliance advice (wireless communications, broadcast technologies, interconnect, etc.)

We have advised on some of the industry’s most high-profile transactions. Selected experience includes advising on the USD 4.4 billion acquisition of Playtika by Shanghai Giant Network Technology Coacting; acting for the EBRD under the technical cooperation project “Open Government in Ukraine: Support in implementation of e-government solutions based on Prozorro concept” in connection with setting up an entity to operate the electronic trade system “ProZorro.Sale”; advising on the sale of a controlling interest in EVO Group by Naspers Group to Rozetka; and acting for UBS, Credit Suisse, J.P. Morgan, VTB Capital and Cowen & Company in relation to the IPO of Luxoft Holding, Inc.

Sayenko Kharenko’s antitrust team is the premier choice for high-value transactions involving industry heavyweights. Of late the team advised on the USD 67 billion acquisition of EMC by Dell; obtained merger clearance for the acquisition by IBM of control over GTD OPERATIONS LLC.

By supporting the forerunners of the digital era, Sayenko Kharenko’s lawyers also contribute to social advancement by advising state authorities, elaborating draft laws, leading professional communities and provide training for colleagues and law students as well as investing into start-ups and mentoring.

  • Law Firm of the Year in IT

    Legal Awards 2016, 2018, Yuridicheskaya Practika
  • Top Two in Information Technologies

    Ukrainian Law Firms 2021
  • Among leaders in Information Technologies and Media

    Market Leaders: Ukraine’s Leading Law Firms 2019, Yuridicheskaya Gazeta
  • Top Four in IT

    Top 50 Law Firms 2019, Yuridicheskaya Practika
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