General info

Olena Sukmanova heads Sayenko Kharenko’s litigation practice. Boasting over 20 years of professional experience, she specializes in the comprehensive resolution of complex disputes and conflicts. Olena gained valuable practical experience in debt collection, land dispute resolution and anti-raiding, business and foreign investment protection.

Experience in both business and public sectors allows Olena to deeply understand the needs of each client and accompany the most complex projects, providing clients with practical solutions and high-quality integrated services.

Prior to joining Sayenko Kharenko, Olena held senior positions in the legal departments of major banks and industrial holdings, where she gained unique experience in implementing projects in the banking, real estate and investments sectors, and worked for two years in public service as Deputy and First Deputy Minister of Justice of Ukraine.


Named among notable practitioners in Litigation by Ukrainian Law Firms 2020

Recommended among leading lawyers in Litigation by Best Lawyers in Ukraine 2022


Professional membership and involvement

American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine

European Business Association



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



LL.D. (Ph.D.) from Institute of Economic and Legal Studies of the NAS of Ukraine

MBA from International Academy of Personnel Management

LL. M. from Donetsk National University

Media & Insight Olena Sukmanova

01 December 2022


Sayenko Kharenko becomes the European litigation team of the year by The Lawyer European Awards 2022
09 April 2022


Forcible seizure the Russian Federation’s and its residents’ property in Ukraine
12 August 2021


Sayenko Kharenko has successfully defended the interests of the JTI group of companies
14 May 2021


Sayenko Kharenko took part in the preparation of the Systemic Report of the Business Ombudsman Council
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