Denis Krokhmalyov


Denis Krokhmalyov specializes in anti-counterfeiting and comprehensive legal support of business, with experience working both in the United Kingdom and Ukraine for leading multinational corporations across various sectors.

Denis has unique expertise in implementing and managing anti-counterfeiting strategies in 25 countries in Central and Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Caucasus region.

This experience includes leading proactive investigative activities targeting the production, transportation and distribution of illicit goods, delivering multi-million seizures of counterfeit goods as a result of the shutdown of dozens of large manufacturing facilities, market raids and customs operations, cooperating with government bodies and local/international organizations within the framework of anti-counterfeit actions, as well as running regular anti-counterfeiting training programs for customs/law enforcement bodies/local distributors (≈900 people a year).

Denis has strong experience in the FMCG, oil & gas, and telecommunications sectors.

Prior to joining Sayenko Kharenko, he was the regional brand protection manager and in-house lawyer for Central/Eastern Europe, Central Asia and Caucasus for P&G and worked as head of the legal department at P&G Ukraine.


  • Ukraine


  • MBA from Kyiv National Economic University named after Vadym Hetman
  • LL.M. from Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv

Professional membership and involvement

  • European Business Association
  • American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine
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