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. He specialises in buy-side/ vendor (sell-side) tax due diligence, 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 the Deal Advisory Tax practice in the London office of one of the Big4 companies. Before moving to London, Anton worked for five years in Deal Advisory Tax practice in the Kyiv office of one of the Big4 companies).

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

He has participated in more than 100 buy-side / vendor tax due diligence engagements and more than 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, EBRD, 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)