General info

Valentyna Hvozd focuses on antitrust and competition matters. She also practices corporate law, M&A, privatization, and intellectual property law.

Ms Hvozd regularly advises clients on a wide range of antitrust law matters, including merger control (mergers and acquisitions, and joint ventures), cartels, abuse of dominance, antitrust investigations and advice, distribution agreements, and unfair competition before the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine. She has extensive experience advising multinational and domestic clients on the most complex and high-profile cases requiring profound knowledge and an innovative approach to meet the client’s expectations. Valentyna has been involved in advising all Magic Circle law firms. Her work highlights have included representations of:

  • AbbVie Inc. in its acquisition of Shire plc (USD 54.7 billion)
  • Archer-Daniels-Midland Company in its acquisition of WILD Flavors GmbH and WILD Dairy Ingredients GmbH (EUR 2.2 billion)
  • Berkshire Hathaway Inc. in its acquisition of Duracell business from The Procter & Gamble Company (USD 4.7 billion)
  • Berkshire Hathaway in its acquisition of Precision Castparts (USD 37.2 billion)
  • China National Chemical Corporation in its acquisition of Pirelli & C. S.p.A. (EUR 7.1 billion)
  • Cinven and Bain Capital in their acquisition of Stada (EUR 4.1 billion)
  • Concerted practices clearance for MTIBU re new system for claims settlement
  • Dell in its acquisition of EMC (USD 67 billion)
  • Diebold in its acquisition of Wincor Nixdorf
  • Konecranes in its acquisition of Terex business
  • Merck KGaA in its acquisition of Sigma-Aldrich Corporation (USD 17 billion)
  • PartnerRe Ltd. and AXIS Capital Holdings Limited in their merger (USD 11 billion)
  • One Equity Partners in its acquisition of Duran Group Holding GmbH (USD 93 million)
  • Perrigo Company in its acquisition of Omega Pharma Invest NV (EUR 3.6 billion)
  • Royal Dutch Shell in its acquisition of BG Group (GBP 47 billion)
  • Solvay S.A. in its acquisition of Chevron Phillips Chemical Company assets
  • Solvay SA in its acquisition of Cytec (USD 5.5 billion)
  • Fiat Chrysler and Peugeot in their merger into the new corporation called Stellantis


Recommended for Competition/Antitrust in Ukraine by Chambers Europe 2023

Recognised among the next generation lawyers for Competition by The Legal 500, 2021

Recognised among the notable practitioners in Antitrust and Competition by Ukrainian Law Firms 2021

Recommended by Who’s Who Legal: Competition 2021

Recognised by "Ukrainian Women in Law 2021"

Recognised among the leading lawyers in Corporate by Best Lawyers in Ukraine 2022

Recognised among the notable practitioners in Antitrust and Competition for Ukraine by Client Choice Awards 2020

Recognised among the world's leading Competition and Antitrust lawyers by Expert Guides 2021


Professional membership and involvement

American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine

European Business Association

Ukrainian Bar Association



LL. M., summa cum laude, from “KROK” University of Economics and Law

LL. M., summa cum laude, from the Intellectual Property Institute of the National University “Odesa Academy of Law”

LL.B., summa cum laude, from Wisconsin International University (USA) Ukraine

Media & Insight Valentyna Hvozd

29 March 2023


Antitrust enforcement in Ukraine during a year at war: 2022 highlights and 2023 prospects
16 March 2023


Sayenko Kharenko is among the top two law firms in Ukraine according to the Chambers Europe 2023 
16 January 2023


Ukrainian competition regime: update and priorities for 2023
11 October 2022


Four Sayenko Kharenko’s lawyers are recognised among the world’s best antitrust experts by Who’s Who Legal: Competition 2022
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