White Collar Criminal Defence

Fortune 500 companies, national industry heavyweights and corporate executives turn to our white collar criminal defence practice to guide them through all kinds of investigations, enforcement actions, and compliance issues. Our team, with its valuable insights, offers clients 24/7 business protection and tailored compliance policies.

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Why Sayenko Kharenko

  • Adopted internal anti-corruption compliance policies consistent with the FCPA, UK Bribery Act, and OFAC standards, including standard anti-corruption clauses of employment agreements and contracts with the firm’s vendors
  • Technical support expertise in implementing the new Criminal Procedure Code of Ukraine and monitoring its implementation
  • Membership of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
  • In-depth experience representing clients at every stage of criminal proceedings (criminal risk prevention, pre-trial investigation and trial stage). Excellent track record in representing multinational corporations and top executives in connection with state prosecutions and criminal enforcement matters
  • Focused experience providing multinational corporations, boards of directors and corporate executives with tailored advice on high profile and complex white collar criminal defence matters (fraud, tax evasion, money laundering, corruption, malfeasance, embezzlement, etc.)
  • Adept at handling complex parallel proceedings involving simultaneous civil and criminal actions
  • USD 745+ million of demands in criminal proceedings supported by our team in 2017
  • 94% of criminal proceedings have been successfully completed at the pre-trial stage in 2017
  • 30+ complex high-stake criminal cases in 2017
  • Representative clients include Archer Daniels Midland, Auchan, Azovmash Group, Coca-Cola, Kyivstar, Oschadbank, Reckitt Benckiser, Royal Dutch Shell
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Recent projects
  • Top-ranked in White-Collar Crime

    The Legal 500, 2022
  • Leader in White Collar Criminal Defence

    Ukrainian Law Firms 2021
  • Top-ranked for Dispute Resolution: White-Collar Crime

    Chambers Europe 2022
  • “Law Firm of the Year”

    Best Lawyers in Ukraine 2022
  • Shortlisted for the "White Collar Crime Firm of the Year"

    Legal Awards 2021, Yuridicheskaya Practika
  • Among leading law firms in Criminal Law

    Top 50 Law Firms 2021, Yuridicheskaya Practika
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Mykhailo Grynkevych
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Yevhen Myroshnykov
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