Sayenko Kharenko has been recommended as a top-tier firm in almost all practice areas researched for Ukraine in The Legal 500 EMEA 2023 edition

According to the Legal 500 EMEA 2023, Sayenko Kharenko has once again demonstrated its position as one of the top law firms in Ukraine. Sayenko Kharenko has been recommended as a top-tier firm in 10 practice areas by the rating: banking, finance and capital markets; commercial, corporate and M&A; competition; dispute resolution; energy; international trade; private client; real estate and construction, tax and white-collar crime; and been recommended in two practice areas: employment and intellectual property.

Also, this year, 21 Sayenko Kharenko lawyers achieved 23 individual recognitions (“Hall of Fame”, “Leading individuals”, “Next generation partners”, and “Rising stars”). This result placed Sayenko Kharenko among the market leaders by the number of lawyers recognised.

Congratulations to:

  • partners Nazar Chernyavsky, Olexander Droug, Valentyna Hvozd, Michael Kharenko, Igor Lozenko, Anzhela Makhinova, Svitlana Musienko, Maksym Nazarenko, Oleksandr Nikolaichyk, Vitaliy Odzhykovskyy, Yaroslav Ognevyuk, Alina Plyushch, Sergey Pogrebnoy, Svitlana Gurieieva, Vladimir Sayenko, and Sergiy Smirnov; 
  • counsels Sergiy Kazmirchuk, Svitlana Kheda, Dmytro Korbut 
  • senior associates Olga Kyriusha and Dmitriy Riabikin

Moreover, the guide highlights some of Sayenko Kharenko’s testimonials as follows:

Banking, finance and capital markets (Tier 1): “The Sayenko Kharenko team is unique, being a Ukraine-based team with tremendous experience in managing international transactions.” “Nazar Chernyavsky has extensive experience in handling the most complex financing projects. Definitely great client service and professionalism.” 

Commercial, corporate and M&A (Tier 1): “Acting like a business partner, readily available around the clock, creative solutions provided.” “The team of the practice is extremely highly competent. No delay in providing excellent advice or feedback. They can be reached 24/7.”

Competition (Tier 1): “Sayenko Kharenko is an outstanding firm in competition law. Their advice is always to the point and practical, and they are well-connected to the authority. Even in very challenging times, they have been able to assist. It is a true pleasure to work with them.”

Dispute resolution (Tier 1): “The team provides a high-quality service at all levels. It is well connected in the country and has great judgment.” “Olexander Droug is extremely responsive and offers very valuable strategic insights.”

International trade (Tier 1): “The most professional team for international trade practice in Ukraine.” “Anzhela Makhinova leads with exceptional knowledge of the topic and practice.”

Private client (Tier 1): “The most notable practitioners are Alina Plyushch and Dmitriy Riabikin. Dmitriy is always one phone call away and ready to answer any questions during the course of the project, while Alina’s general supervision allows the project to move on in a smooth and timely way. They provide the full scope of services of a high quality and we will be happy to co-operate with them on our next projects.”

Tax (Tier 1): “The team has a conscientious attitude, mutual understanding and good working contacts.” “Vitaliy Odzhykovskyy showed an individual approach to our requirements, the ability to quickly navigate in non-standard situations, and a high level of competence in his field.”

White-collar crime (Tier 1): “We value the team’s excellent knowledge of the subject matter and responsiveness. They are very diligent and professional.” “Partner of the practice Sergey Smirnov and his team are always in touch with clients and provide them with the best solutions.”

Employment (Tier 2): “Sayenko Kharenko provides proactive, clear, timely advice of the right quality with acceptable response time. SK has up-to-date knowledge of local requirements. I have used the law firm only for corporate services, such as a change in charter, shareholder’s resolutions and ultimate beneficial owner registration.”

Intellectual property (Tier 2): “Yaroslav Ognevyuk is an exceptional lawyer, who makes perfect litigation strategies with consideration of many factors and scenarios, with big attention to all details, knows how to advise us effectively and convinces our internal decision-makers.” “The team provides quick and pragmatic advice.”

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