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Sayenko Kharenko

Restructuring/Insolvency

3 ranked lawyersBand 1UkraineEurope 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Top-tier team, renowned for its track record in complex debt restructuring and financing mandates, acting on behalf of both borrowers and creditors. Extensive experience in debt recovery and bankruptcy proceedings. Also advises on the acquisition of distressed loans, with further experience in handling multi-jurisdictional projects. Its client roster includes international banks as well as industrial companies.

Strengths

Sources say: "They act reasonably, they want to present the best result to both parties."

"They're really client-oriented; in terms of the quality and in terms of responsiveness I cannot fault them on anything," another interviewee reports.

Work highlights

Acted as counsel to the creditors on the USD1.2 billion debt restructuring of Interpipe.

Notable practitioners

Anton Korobeynikov handles distressed debt recovery as well as represents clients in bankruptcy proceedings. A client highlights his responsiveness, adding: "I found him extremely useful."

Igor Lozenko enters the rankings as a result of positive market feedback. He advises on large debt restructuring relating to loans as well as bonds.

Nazar Chernyavsky is an established finance lawyer, highly regarded for advising a range of domestic and international clients on debt restructuring mandates.

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Overview

Following increased activity in international financial markets and the subsequent financial crisis in 2008, Ukrainian businesses faced the need for sophisticated workout solutions. As one of the most involved legal advisors on complex finance deals, Sayenko Kharenko is the natural choice for Ukrainian borrowers, foreign lenders and financial advisors to assist in forming strategies and implementing debt restructuring deals.

Sayenko Kharenko is offering clients:

  • One of the country’s best legal teams in finance, corporate, tax law and litigation with full coordination in restructuring deals
  • Deep understanding of complex debt structures involving multiple creditors, multilevel corporate networks and wide diversity of debt instruments
  • Strong background in legal solutions recognized by international creditors and adjusted to Ukrainian requirements

Experience in participating in both local insolvencies and foreign out-of-court and court-approved procedures (such as English Law schemes of arrangement).

Sayenko Kharenko has assisted international donors and Ukrainian regulators in improving the existing and creating a new legal framework to facilitate the Ukrainian restructuring environment, including drafting the law on a special out-of-court financial restructuring procedure (so-called “Kyiv approach”). The firm’s lawyers are featured on the list of arbitrators for the resolution of disputes under the financial restructuring law.

Members

Chernyavsky, Nazar

Droug, Olexander

Kharenko, Michael

Korobeynikov, Anton

Lozenko, Igor

Lozenko, Igor

Yaremko, Volodymyr

Clients

Avangardco IPL

Citibank

Commerzbank AG

Goldman Sachs

Oschadbank

Sberbank of Russia

Ukreximbank

Industries

Banks

Chemicals

Commercial & Professional Services

Construction & Materials

Consumer Product Manufacturing

Energy

Financial Services

Food & Drink Producers

Government

Industrial Engineering

Media

Mining & Metals

Retail

Software & Computer Services

Technology, Hardware & Electronics

Telecommunications

Transportation

Restructuring/Insolvency Department

Sayenko Kharenko

firm
Department location

10 Muzeyny Provulok

Kyiv

Kyiv City Municipality

Ukraine

01001

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Ukraine

Restructuring/Insolvency


Anton Korobeynikov
Band 3
Igor Lozenko
Band 3
Nazar Chernyavsky
Band 2