Anton Kerimov-Varanytskyi

Senior Associate

Anton joined Sayenko Kharenko’s team in September 2020. Anton has extensive experience in advising large international and Ukrainian clients on accounting and tax matters. Anton specialises on buy-side/ vendor (sell-side) tax due diligences, related tax structuring, assistance in drafting/ signing share purchase agreements, deal closing and tax burden normalisation/ optimisation.

Before joining Sayenko Kharenko’s tax practice, Anton acted as an assistant manager in Deal Advisory Tax practice in London office of one of Big4 companies (and, before moving to London, Anton worked for 5 years in Deal Advisory Tax practice in Kyiv office of one of Big4 companies).

Earlier, Anton served as a financial manager in a large Ukrainian group of companies involved in development and construction of commercial and residential real estate in Kyiv and Kyiv region.

Anton has participated in more than 100 buy-side/ vendor tax due diligence engagements and more then 40 tax diagnostics. Apart from tax due diligence work, Anton routinely advises on international and Ukrainian tax matters, structuring inbound and outbound investments and tax-related accounting matters.

Anton’s previous experience includes advising Avon, Carlsberg, GlaxoSmithKline, Veon, DTEK, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Dragon Capital, Ukrnafta, and other large international and Ukrainian companies.


  • Master’s Degree in Accounting and Auditing (with Honours), Kyiv National University of Trade and Economics

Professional membership and involvement

  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (in progress)