27 December 2011 Yuridicheskaya Practika, the most respected publication in the Ukrainian legal community, traditionally named Lawyer of the year in Ukraine. In 2011 the trophy was assigned to Michael Kharenko, co-managing partner at Kyiv-based Sayenko Kharenko law firm.
This year’s winner of the prestigious award is “an expert, whose contribution to the development of law practice and legal community deserves the highest praise” – reads the Yuridicheskaya Practika.
Michael Kharenko excels in client representation on the most complex and innovative finance, debt restructuring and capital markets deals. He is the holder of a number of professional awards including Banking and Finance Lawyer of the Year (Legal Awards 2011); Best Lawyer 2011 (Kyiv Post); #1 lawyer for finance, capital markets and securities in Ukraine (Who’s Who Ukrainian Law Firms 2011); while Sayenko Kharenko finance and capital markets practice is ranked top tier by all major international legal directories The Legal 500, Chambers Global, IFLR 1000, PLC Which Lawyer?, Who’s Who Legal: CIS.
Apart from outstanding professionalism, and integrity, Michael Kharenko reinforced his reputation as one of the country’s best top-managers. In 2011 Sayenko Kharenko, co-managed by Michael Kharenko, substantially strengthened the firm’s position in Ukraine and globally by expanding the firm with a stellar team of partners in the areas of dispute resolution, international trade, and international arbitration.