General info

Maksym Nazarenko focuses on antitrust and competition matters.

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

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

His recent experience includes advising:

  • INEOS and BP on the acquisition of BP’s global aromatics and acetyls business (USD 5 billion)
  • CDPQ and Warburg Pincus on the acquisition of Allied Universal (USD 2 billion)
  • Volkswagen AG and Ford Motor Company on the establishment of Argo AI joint venture (more than USD 7 billion);
  • CPPIB on the acquisition of Pattern Energy Group (USD 1 billion)
  • ADM, Bunge, Cargill, COFCO, Louis Dreyfus Company and Glencore Agriculture on the establishment of Covantis joint venture; AB InBev on its acquisition of SABMiller (USD 103 billion)
  • DuPont on its merger with DOW Chemicals (USD 130 billion)
  • Maersk Line on the acquisition of Hamburg Süd (EUR 3.7 billion)


Recommended for Competition in Ukraine by Chambers Europe 2023

Named among the leading Antitrust lawyers for Ukraine by Who's Who Legal Competition: Lawyers 2022 and Who's Who Legal Thought Leaders - Competition 2023

Named among the best lawyers in Competition/Antitrust by Ukrainian Law Firms 2021

Recommended for Competition/Antitrust by The Legal 500, 2022

Recognised among the leading lawyers in Competition/Antitrust by Best Lawyers in Ukraine 2022


Professional membership and involvement

Ukrainian Bar Association, Council Member of the Competition Law Committee

American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine

European Business Association



Ukraine, attorney-at-law, admitted to the Kyiv City Bar since 2006



PG Diploma in EU Competition Law from King’s College London

LL.M. from the National University of "Kyiv-Mohyla Academy"

Media & Insight Maksym Nazarenko

16 March 2023


Sayenko Kharenko is among the top two law firms in Ukraine according to the Chambers Europe 2023 
28 February 2023


Vladimir Sayenko and Maksym Nazarenko recognised as Thought Leaders in Competition by Who’s Who Legal 2023
16 January 2023


Ukrainian competition regime: update and priorities for 2023
11 October 2022


Four Sayenko Kharenko’s lawyers are recognised among the world’s best antitrust experts by Who’s Who Legal: Competition 2022
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