Sayenko Kharenko

Dispute Resolution

3 ranked lawyersBand 2UkraineEurope 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

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 cases. Also acts on significant international investment arbitration disputes and related litigation proceedings. Continually growing its domestic litigation practice, representing clients in matters related to real estate disputes, anti-dumping and antimonopoly committee decisions. Highly visible in the white-collar criminal defence cases where the team represents individuals as well as companies. Regularly advises on alleged fraud and tax avoidance matters.


"What I like the most is that working with Sayenko Kharenko allows having not only one solution to our problem. The team gives us a number of options to choose from," a client says, adding that "seeing the same situation from different perspectives leads to an elaborate solution and helps us to avoid additional risks."

Another client enthuses: "They gave us clear guidance and the plan to get out of this mess, they gave us confidence."

Work highlights

Acted for the state of Ukraine as Ukrainian counsel on an investment arbitration initiated by a shareholder of Aerosvit Airlines valued at USD700 million.

Notable practitioners

Evgeniy Solodko is a renowned white-collar crime practitioner who is highly regarded for representing public figures and politicians. He is also well known for representation of large companies. Sources describe him as "a leader in this field" who delivers "results which are tangible."

Olexander Droug advances in the rankings as a result of positive feedback and increasing visibility. He handles international arbitration, including investment arbitration matters, as well as working on cross-border litigation cases.

Sergiy Smirnov is known for his work on a variety of white-collar crime (WCC) matters including alleged fraud, corruption, and tax evasion, representing both domestic and international clients. Sources highlight his "good understanding of WCC" and say: "He knows how to work with authorities from a WCC perspective."

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Our dispute resolution team focuses on the most complex, high stakes and sensitive matters. We offer practical and creative legal advice in all major areas of litigation, international arbitration and white collar criminal defense.​ 


We have excellent track record defending the interests of the world's biggest corporate giants, national industry heavyweights, domestic and international banks. We combine a deep understanding of our clients' businesses with extensive experience of the other firm’s specialized practices to achieve favorable resolutions including settlements in all types of disputes in the most efficient and cost-effective manner.

International arbitration

We have an impressive record conducting various proceedings in Ukraine and foreign jurisdictions, this includes a significant experience in acting as arbitrators under globally recognised arbitration rules as well as in providing expert opinions on Ukrainian law. We regularly represent clients in international commercial arbitration, investment arbitration, cross-border court proceedings involving different jurisdictions, etc.

White collar criminal defense

We have a strong team with an outstanding track record, consisting of the country’s leading fraud and criminal defense lawyers. Our in-depth experience representing clients at every stage of criminal proceedings allows us to work on the most challenging and complex issues, providing our clients with best quality services and 24/7 business protection.


Bidakh, Anastasiya

Droug, Olexander

Gontar, Olesia

Koltok, Oleksiy

Odzhykovskyy, Vitaliy

Smirnov, Sergiy

Solodko, Evgeniy

Yaremko, Volodymyr









Ostchem Holding Limited

Philip Morris Ukraine

Power Machines

Reckitt Benckiser



State of Ukraine



Ukrainian Insurance Group

Universal Bank


Automobiles & Parts



Construction & Materials

Consumer Product Manufacturing


Financial Services

Food & Drink Producers

Health Care

Industrial Engineering


Mining & Metals

Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences

Private Clients / Individuals

Real Estate


Software & Computer Services

Technology, Hardware & Electronics



Travel & Leisure

Dispute Resolution Department

Sayenko Kharenko

Department location

10 Muzeyny Provulok


Kyiv City Municipality



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Dispute Resolution: International

Olexander Droug
Band 4

Dispute Resolution: White-Collar Crime

Evgeniy Solodko
Band 1
Sergiy Smirnov
Up and Coming