General info

Sergiy Smirnov specialises in domestic corporate, fraud and business crimes, internal investigations and litigation matters.

He has a significant record of representing clients at all stages of criminal and litigation proceedings. These matters span a variety of industries, including agricultural, banking, real estate and construction, insurance and other industries.

His cutting-edge experience in complex cases with multiple claims and parties from different jurisdictions allows the firm to handle critical criminal issues, administrative and other disputes with public authorities and local government bodies.

Sergiy Smirnov joins this year’s rankings as a result of positive market feedback for his work on white-collar crime mandates. He represents clients in criminal litigation proceedings from across a broad range of industries, including banking, retail and insurance. Sources are quick to describe him as ‘developing dynamically’.”

Chambers Europe 2019


Named among the notable practitioners in Criminal Law/White-Collar Crime by Ukrainian Law Firms 2021

Recognised among the leading lawyers in criminal defence and litigation by Best Lawyers in Ukraine 2022

Recommended in Dispute Resolution: White-Collar Crime by Chambers Europe 2022

Recognised among the leading individuals in White-Collar Crime by The Legal 500, 2021

Shortlisted for the “White Collar Crime & Anticorruption Lawyer of the Year” according to Legal Awards 2021, Yuridicheskaya Practika


Professional membership and involvement

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

Association of Corporate Security Professionals, Member of the Forensic Committee

Ukrainian Chapter of American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS)

American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine

European Business Association

Ukrainian Bar Association, Committee on Criminal and Criminal Procedural Law



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



MBA from International Management Institute

LL. M. from Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University

Media & Insight Sergiy Smirnov

02 February 2023


EBA Business Security & Protection Committee Meeting: “Sanctions restrictions in Ukraine and peculiarities of their application”
27 October 2022


Ukraine imposes a new set of individual anti-Russian sanctions
03 February 2022


Eight Sayenko Kharenko lawyers elected as board members of UBA committees
22 October 2021


Sayenko Kharenko has defended Auchan in the Supreme Court case against the Asset Recovery and Management Agency
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