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
  • Recognised among the notable practitioners for Tax Litigation by Ukrainian Law Firms 2021
  • Recognised No.1 in Tax Consulting by Ukrainian Law Firms 2021
  • Named Tax Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers in Ukraine 2022
  • Recognised among the leading lawyers in Tax by Best Lawyers in Ukraine 2022
  • Recognised by Women in Tax Leaders Guide 2021, International Tax Review
  • Highly regarded in Tax Controversy Leaders Guide 2021, International Tax Review
  • Recognised among the leading lawyers in Tax by World Tax 2022, Chambers Europe 2022 and The Legal 500, 2022
  • Recommended in Corporate Tax - Advisory by Who's Who Legal 2020
  • Shortlisted for the “Tax Consulting Lawyer of the Year” according to Legal Awards 2021, Yuridicheskaya Practika
  • Recognised by Ukrainian Women in Law 2021
  • Recognised among he notable practitioners for Tax by Client's choice. Top 100 Best Lawyers of Ukraine – 2019, Yuridicheskaya Gazeta
  • Among the best lawyers in Ukraine according to the “Client’s Choice. TOP 100 Best Lawyers of Ukraine 2021” ranking by 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
  • Ukrainian Bar Association, member of the board
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