Sergiy Protyven

Senior Associate

Sergiy Protyven has considerable experience of representing clients in complex litigation, bankruptcy and enforcement proceedings. During his work at a number of the leading banks he developed particular deep-level sector knowledge that enables him to provide clients from Ukraine’s banking sector with advice that goes beyond just legal. He also is well versed in advising clients from real estate, mining & metals and other industries.

He regularly handles corporate, banking, debt collection disputes, and real estate disputes. He is deep level expertise includes protection of foreign investor’s rights, disputes with public authorities, and defending business against unlawful raiding. Sergiy advises and represents national and international clients at all stages of court proceedings in Ukraine as well as in dispute settlement cases.

Prior to joining Sayenko Kharenko, Sergiy worked at the legal departments of the leading Ukrainian and international banks: Crédit Agricole Bank, FUIB, Renaissance Capital, UkrSibbank, Universal Bank.


  • Ukraine, attorney-at-law, admitted to the Poltava Regional Bar Association since 2019


  • Degree in law, Ukrainian Academy of Banking of the National Bank of Ukraine

Professional membership and involvement

  • Ukrainian Bar Association
  • American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine
  • European Business Association
  • Ukrainian Advocates' Association, Сo-Chair of the Сommercial Law and Procedure Committee
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