Banking and Finance

Sayenko Kharenko is a recognized leader in banking and finance transactions in Ukraine. We are the firm of choice for clients executing complex, heavily negotiated finance transactions that require creativity and sophisticated advice.

We provide regulatory advice in banking and finance area and work on a regular basis with the full range of financial products including:

  • acquisition finance
  • bilateral and syndicated facilities
  • project finance
  • secured finance
  • structured finance
  • trade finance 

Our lawyers have cutting-edge experience advising large multinational and Ukrainian corporations, commercial and investment banks, as well as international financial organizations and export credit agencies on a variety of major financings in agricultural, banking, energy, communications, media, metallurgy, retail, telecom and other industries.

For example, we have advised on Ukrainian transactions Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Barclays Capital, BNP Paribas, Citigroup, Commerzbank, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, EBRD, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, ING, IFC, J.P. Morgan, Morgan Stanley, RBS (ABN Amro), Renaissance Capital, RZB, Standard Bank, and UBS.

The Firm has special expertise in financings to the state and municipal sector of Ukraine, including loans to the state and guaranteed by the state, as well as loans to the largest state-owned companies, banks and municipalities. We also have substantial experience in structuring market entries of financial groups, establishment of banks and financial companies, as well as representative offices of foreign banks. Our finance team is integrated with our M&A practice, advising on the acquisition of major banks and other financial institutions in Ukraine.