Ario Dehghani has over 10 years of professional experience in the fields of compliance, data protection and privacy, white collar investigations and EU law. Prior to joining Sayenko Kharenko, Ario worked for more than seven years at the Hogan Lovells’ Munich office, where he focused on white collar, compliance and internal investigations.
Ario Dehghani is one of the most experienced experts in Ukraine in preventing, identifying, eliminating and mitigating compliance risks at both national and global levels. He advises clients on all types of compliance matters and regularly handles sophisticated internal investigations related to, amongst others, FCPA and UK Bribery Act issues. His areas of expertise cover anti-bribery, anti-corruption, anti-money laundering, sanctions, data protection, regulatory and product compliance matters.
Ario is also adept at performing compliance due diligence, implementing and auditing internal compliance systems, conducting compliance investigations and delivering customised training for in-house compliance officers. He has extensive experience across a variety of sectors, including the chemical, life science, electronic, IT, automotive, consumer goods and energy sectors.
Ario provides courses on German private and public law and holds open lectures on Compliance and EU law topics. He is a Co-Director of the Institute of German Law at the National University Kyiv-Mohyla Academy (NaUKMA), an interdisciplinary institution of comparative research with a focus on German and Ukrainian law.


  • Named amongst Future Leaders in Who's Who Legal Investigations: Non-partners 2019
  • Recognized among leading lawyers in Corporate Governance and Compliance Practice by Best Lawyers in Ukraine 2022
  • Recognized among notable practitioners for Compliance/GR by Client's choice. Top 100 Best Lawyers of Ukraine – 2019, Yuridicheskaya Gazeta



  • Degree in law from Friedrich Schiller University Jena (First State Examination)
  • Bar exam of Higher District Court Cologne (Second State Examination)

Professional membership and involvement

  • American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine, Co-Head of Compliance Club
  • The Ukrainian Network of Integrity and Compliance (UNIC), member of expert panel and compliance auditor of UNIC members
  • European Business Association
  • The AHK (German Chamber of Commerce) Ukraine, member
  • National University Kyiv Mohyla Academy, Co-Director of the German Law Institute
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