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31 January 2020

Sayenko Kharenko begins 2020 with new partner promotions

Sayenko Kharenko is boosting its antitrust & competition and banking & finance practices with the promotion of two market stars to partner status – Valentyna Hvozd and Igor Lozenko respectively. These promotions are a result of their significant professional growth inside the firm, their considerable market success, and their ability to consistently surpass expectations and deliver the best results for clients.

Valentyna Hvozd has been with Sayenko Kharenko for almost 14 years. She joined the firm as an intern in 2006 and has since demonstrated deep professional knowledge and a will to develop as a market leader. During her time at Sayenko Kharenko, Valentyna has managed over 400 projects, advising clients on a wide range of antitrust law matters including merger control, cartels, abuse of dominance, antitrust investigations and advice, distribution agreements, and unfair competition before the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine. She has extensive experience advising multinational and domestic clients on the most complex and high profile cases requiring profound knowledge and an innovative approach to meet client expectations.

Igor Lozenko first joined Sayenko Kharenko as an associate in 2007 and has since been making his way towards partner status. In 2017, the firm welcomed Igor back as a counsel, when he re-joined Sayenko Kharenko after almost two years of work outside the firm. He has extensive experience in cross-border finance, capital markets, debt restructuring, renewable energy, and advising banks, international financial organizations and corporates on all types of financing issues. These include secured financing, syndicated lending, project finance transactions, ECA-backed financing, PXF facilities, private and public securities offerings across a wide range of industries including the agriculture, and energy and natural resources sectors. In addition, Igor has ample experience advising on distressed debt sale transactions coming out of Ukraine. During his career, Igor has advised on a majority of Eurobonds by Ukrainian issuers and many other landmark transactions in the market worth a total of more than USD 25 billion.

Partner Vladimir Sayenko comments: “I have the distinct pleasure of welcoming this stellar duo into the partnership. It’s fantastic to have such a depth of talent across the firm. Valentyna and Igor truly reflect both our commitment to exceptional client service and dedication to fostering a culture that ensures a good environment for those who are passionate about both teaching and learning. These newly appointed partners have proved themselves to be both good team players and excellent team leaders able to teach, share valuable experience with junior colleagues, and offer the highest level of benefit to their clients. I am very glad to witness that years of hard work have paid off for these two, allowing them to deservedly join our growing partner team.”

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