Sayenko Kharenko is among the top two law firms in Ukraine in Chambers Europe 2024

Published on Mar 14, 2024

Sayenko Kharenko has traditionally been highly recognised in the prestigious international ranking Chambers Europe 2024. This year’s research has highlighted the firm’s achievements in all practices researched in Ukraine and recognised eight lawyers in their practice areas.

Chambers recognises Sayenko Kharenko’s Competition and Antitrust team as among the top "local counsels on merger control mandates for internationally significant transactions” that "act for prominent international companies from the private equity sector.” Clients commend the team’s reliability and reasonableness, affirming Sayenko Kharenko’s trusted advisory role.

Chambers highlights Sayenko Kharenko’s Corporate/M&A team for its expertise in advising high-stakes global M&A and joint ventures, focusing on Ukrainian aspects. The team also "assists private individuals in company transactions and guides on day-to-day corporate matters, compliance, and regulatory issues” and "operates across various sectors, notably in financial services, agriculture, infrastructure, and energy, as well as information technology, telecoms, and healthcare” and the team is "active in private equity and venture capital-driven deals, supported by a top-tier competition department”.

The Guide also honours the firm’s Dispute Resolution practice. The firm "has a highly regarded disputes practice with a strong reputation for international arbitration, regularly representing major domestic clients, the state of Ukraine and multinationals in commercial arbitration. The law firm also acts in significant international investment arbitration disputes and related litigation proceedings. The legal team continually grows its domestic litigation practice, representing clients in matters related to real estate disputes, anti-dumping and anti-monopoly committee decisions”.

Chambers Europe spotlight firm’s Employment practice: "Sayenko Kharenko’s established department advises international clients on various employment issues. The firm has noteworthy expertise in dismissals, including at the manager and senior executive level, as well as redundancy risks and regulatory compliance. The team often assists with employee transfers and data protection issues. Sayenko Kharenko acts for a client base comprising major global companies from various sectors, including food and drink, TMT and manufacturing”.

The Guide also honours the firm’s IP team: "The IP team at Sayenko Kharenko moves up a tier due to strong market support. The lawyers act on various trade mark and patent matters for domestic and international clients. The law firm is also adept in anti-counterfeiting matters and is active across various industries, including pharmaceuticals and food and drink.”

Moreover, eight Sayenko Kharenko lawyers achieved nine individual recognitions, complementing the firm’s top rankings in their corresponding practice areas: Volodymyr Sayenko (Competition/Antitrust, Corporate/M&A), Valentyna Hvozd and Maksym Nazarenko (Competition/Antitrust), Oleksandr Nikolaichyk (Corporate/M&A), Olexander Droug, Oleksiy Koltok and Olga Vorozhbyt (Dispute Resolution), and Svitlana Kheda (Employment).

Chambers Europe covers 53 jurisdictions across Europe, ranking law firms and lawyers based on their legal knowledge and experience, commercial awareness and client service within various practice areas. The Guide is the culmination of thousands of in-depth interviews by the most significant research team and is trusted globally to rank the world’s best lawyers and law firms objectively.