Yevgeniy Solodko


Yevgeniy Solodko has more than 20-year experience of practicing law and is recognized as a Ukrainian leader in the field of criminal law and procedure.

Yevgeniy specializes in litigation, white collar crime, and protection of officials and public officers from unwarranted prosecution. He has unique expertise in the field of legislation on precious metals, canon law, historical and cultural values.

Prior to joining Sayenko Kharenko, Yevgeniy managed Solodko & Partners, one of the leading WCC boutique law firms in Ukraine.

“Evgeniy Solodko comes highly recommended for his white-collar crime practice and is praised by sources for being an ‘excellent specialist in this area’. He is reputed for acting for high-profile individuals.”

Chambers Europe 2019


  • Honored with the Order of the Cross of Grunwald (1st class) (Poland, 2004)
  • Listed among the leading lawyers in Bet-the-Company Litigation and Criminal Defense by Best Lawyers in Ukraine 2022
  • Awarded “The Honored Lawyer of Ukraine 2019” title
  • Named among the Top Four Criminal Law/White-Collar Crime practitioners by Ukrainian Law Firms 2021
  • Top-ranked in Dispute Resolution: White-Collar Crime by Chambers Europe 2022
  • Recommended in White-Collar Crime by The Legal 500, 2020
  • Named the “Best Criminal Lawyer” according to Legal Awards 2016, Yuridicheskaya Practika
  • Shortlisted for the “Criminal Lawyer of the Year” according to Legal Awards 2021, Yuridicheskaya Practika
  • Named among the Top 100 best lawyers of Ukraine and recognised among the notable practitioners for White Collar Crime and Criminal Law by Client's choice. Top 100 Best Lawyers of Ukraine – 2019, Yuridicheskaya Gazeta


  • Ukraine, attorney-at-law, admitted to the Kyiv City Bar since 1996


  • Course in management, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Republic of Korea
  • Course in management, Stefan Batory Foundation, Warsaw, Poland
  • Management of European projects in the EU financial perspective in 2014-2020, University of Computer Sciences and Skills in Lodz, Poland
  • LL.B. from Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Law Department

Professional membership and involvement

  • Ukrainian Bar Association, Head of the Committee on criminal and criminal procedural law
  • Ukrainian National Bar Association, Deputy Head of the Committee on protection of advocates’ professional rights and guarantees
  • Ukrainian National Bar Association, Head of the regulatory policy Committee
  • International Bar Association
  • American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine
  • European Business Association, Regulatory Affairs Committee
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