General info

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

Recommended in Tax by World Tax 2019, Chambers Europe 2022 and The Legal 500, 2021

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.


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



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

Media & Insight Svitlana Musienko

09 September 2022


For the seventh year in a row, Sayenko Kharenko is the only independent national law firm reaching Tier 1 by World Tax 2023
23 August 2022


Sayenko Kharenko has created a comprehensive overview of approaches to taxation in various countries
29 July 2022


Sayenko Kharenko has been shortlisted in a record number of nominations for the EMEA Tax Awards 2022
23 December 2021


Sayenko Kharenko advises Avenga on the acquisition of Perfectial Group
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