Vladimir Sayenko practices law since 1994, being admitted in Ukraine and in the State of New York (USA). He specializes in mergers & acquisitions, corporate, competition and securities law. He has advised extensively in the financial, energy, oil & gas, real estate and media sectors.

Prior to joining Sayenko Kharenko in 2004, Vladimir worked for one of the leading western law firm operating in Ukraine, representing major multinational corporations, financial institutions, and other investors for more than ten years. For a number of years acted as an advisor to the Ukrainian Parliamentary Committee on the Freedom of Speech and Information.


  • Ukrainian Merger Control Laws to Become More Sophisticated in 2014?, Euromoney Expert Guides (2014)
  • M&A Back in Play, The Ukrainian Journal of Business Law (2013)
  • Record-Breaking Fine for Furniture Cartel in Ukraine, (2012) - Co-authored by Axel Reidlinger (Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer)
  • Dominance in Ukraine, Getting the deal through (2012) - Co-authored by Dmitry Taranyk and Predrag Krupez (Sayenko Kharenko)
  • Mergers and Acquisitions, Getting the deal through (2010)
  • Antitrust regulation in Ukraine, PLC Competition Handbook (2010)
  • Focus on illegal actions, International Financial Law Review (2009) - Co-authored by Dmitry Taranyk (Sayenko Kharenko)
  • Central and Eastern Europe M&A, Corporate INTR (2009)

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Areas of Practice

  • Education

    LL.D. in Securities Law from Kyiv Taras Shevchenko University Law Department
    LL.M. in Transnational Business Practice from McGeorge School of Law (Muskie Fellow)
    LL.B., summa cum laude, from Kyiv Taras Shevchenko University Law Department (joint degree with Diploma in English translation from the Department of Foreign Languages)
    Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg
    University of Michigan


    Founding member and former board member of the Ukrainian Bar Association
    Member of the Competition Committee of the International Bar Association
    Member of the Public Council at the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine
    Member of the Non-commercial Partnership "Supporting Competition in the CIS Countries