Svitlana Musienko



Svitlana Musienko heads Sayenko Kharenko’s tax practice. She advises on domestic and international tax planning, transfer pricing, tax controversy, corporate law and investment structuring.

Svitlana has 20 years of professional experience in the field of tax and law, including 9 years of serving as head of tax for Ukraine with an international law firm running its Kyiv tax practice.

Svitlana’s experience includes advising on several of Ukraine’s most significant corporate restructuring projects and a number of high-profile due diligence exercises. She has a distinguished track record handling M&A and transaction structuring for both Ukrainian and international companies, as well as post-acquisition restructuring and tax optimization. Her previous expereince includes advising Alcatel, Avon, Carlsberg, Epam, GlaxoSmithKline, Maersk, Naspers, Nike, RB, Sandoz/Novartis, Sanofi, Veon, Wrigley, and other international and Ukrainian companies.
In addition, she is actively involved in policy and legislative initiatives in the areas of tax and transfer pricing.


  • Included to The Legal 500 Hall of Fame 2018
  • Recognized among notable practitioners for Tax Litigation by Ukrainian Law Firms 2020
  • Recognized No.1 in Tax Consulting by Ukrainian Law Firms 2020
  • Named Tax Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers in Ukraine 2021
  • Recognized among leading lawyers in Tax by Best Lawyers in Ukraine 2021
  • Recognized by Women in Tax Leaders Guide 2021, International Tax Review
  • Highly regarded in Tax Controversy Leaders Guide 2021, International Tax Review
  • Recommended in Tax by World Tax 2019, Chambers Europe 2020 and The Legal 500, 2020
  • Recommended in Corporate Tax - Advisory by Who's Who Legal 2019
  • Shortlisted for the “Tax Consulting Lawyer of the Year” according to Legal Awards 2019, Yuridicheskaya Practika
  • Recognized by Ukrainian Women in Law 2019
  • Recognized among notable practitioners for Tax by Client's choice. Top 100 Best Lawyers of Ukraine – 2019, Yuridicheskaya Gazeta


  • Ukraine, attorney-at-law, admitted to the Kyiv Regional Bar Association since 2009


  • LL.M. from Vadym Hetman Kyiv National Economic University
  • Certified in corporate governance by the Ukrainian Corporate Governance Academy and INSEAD, under their independent directors’ certification programme

Professional membership and involvement

  • International Fiscal Association (Ukraine), Board Member
  • American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine, Co-Chair of Taxation committee
  • European Business Association
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