Government Relations

When targeting innovative transactions or strategic investment projects in Ukraine, clients turn to Sayenko Kharenko’s government relations (GR) practice to help shape policy, legislation and regulations to communicate their interests to the government authorities at every level. Our GR practice adheres to the best international standards in the field and operates at the intersection of public policy, law, and business. We combine our unmatched legal knowledge and advocacy skills with strategic experience to advise local and multinational clients in numerous industries on legislative, regulatory, and policy projects. Members of our GR team have years of experience both in private practice and in government service.


Sayenko Kharenko maintains a leadership position at the forefront of regulatory reforms, contributes where possible, to the improvement of key legislation, and evaluates how Ukraine’s policy and strategy can affect the business performance of our clients. It is our belief that by establishing a systematic approach to regulatory risk management and government relations, companies can drive business performance improvement.

Our GR practice offers clients the following services:

  • Drafting new legislation and assisting in developing, commenting and evaluating laws from a business prospective
  • Building a dialogue with local, regional and central government authorities
  • Monitoring and analysing legislative and regulatory activity
  • Assessing regulatory & compliance impact
  • Acting for clients on privatizations of state-owned companies
  • Providing business-savvy policy guidance and legislative advocacy
  • Assisting clients in heavily regulated industries with long-range strategic planning
  • Providing crisis communications and media outreach services
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Recent projects
  • Law Firm of the Year in GR

    Legal Awards 2018, Yuridicheskaya Practika
  • Top Two in PPP and Government Relations

    Top 50 Law Firms 2020, Yuridicheskaya Practika
  • Recommended for Project Development

    IFLR1000, 2020
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