Maksym Nazarenko focuses on antitrust and competition matters, also practices corporate and real estate.
Mr Nazarenko has extensive experience in antitrust law issues related to multinational and domestic M&A and joint ventures, including merger and ancillary restrictions clearances with the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine. He regularly advises clients on a wide variety of antitrust law matters, involving merger control, concerted practices in agreements, cases on cartels, abuse of dominance, and unfair competition.

Maksym acts regularly for clients in the agriculture, automotive, banking, chemicals, electronics, FMCG, food & beverage, heavy machinery, insurance, IT, pharmaceuticals, retail, shipping, tobacco, and transportation sectors.

Prior to joining Sayenko Kharenko, Maksym Nazarenko worked for the leading Ukrainian and international law firms.

His recent experience includes advising:

  • AB InBev on its acquisition of SABMiller (deal value USD 103 billion)
  • DuPont on its merger with DOW Chemicals (deal value USD 130 billion)
  • Maersk Line on its acquisition of Hamburg Süd (deal value EUR 3.7 billion)


  • Recommended for Competition in Ukraine by Who's Who Legal 2020, Chambers Europe 2021 and Ukrainian Law Firms 2020
  • Recommended for Competition/Antitrust by The Legal 500, 2021
  • Recognized among leading lawyers in Competition/Antitrust by Best Lawyers in Ukraine 2022
  • Recognized among Rising Stars in Competition and Antitrust by Expert Guides 2019
  • Named among leading experts in Competition by Who's Who Legal: Thought Leaders - Competition 2020


  • Ukraine, attorney-at-law, admitted to the Kyiv City Bar since 2008


  • PG Diploma in EU Competition Law from King’s College London
  • LL.M. from the National University of "Kyiv-Mohyla Academy"

Professional membership and involvement

  • Ukrainian Bar Association, Deputy Head of the Competition Law Committee
  • American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine
  • European Business Association
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