Sayenko Kharenko celebrates new counsel and partner promotions
Sayenko Kharenko has appointed Volodymyr Yaremko to counsel role as the firm continues to focus on strengthening practices and investing in talent from within the firm.
Volodymyr has 10 years of professional experience and specializes in providing legal support in multi-jurisdictional disputes in national courts and in international commercial and investment arbitration. He has substantial expertise advising clients on various matters in large-scale infrastructure projects and representing clients in arbitration proceedings of various arbitral institutions. Volodymyr has significant experience representing client interests in crossborder debt recovery proceedings, including obtaining Worldwide Freezing Orders at the High Court of Justice in London and enforcement of foreign court judgments and arbitral awards in Ukraine and abroad. In his new position Volodymyr will continue to focus on two areas at Sayenko Kharenko: international litigation and arbitration matters, as well as leading infrastructure industry group within the firm.
He is recognized among Ukraine’s leading lawyers in arbitration and mediation by Best Lawyers International 2019 and is recommended among the world’s leading litigation lawyers by Who's Who Legal Litigation: Lawyers 2017. Volodymyr is also a member of the Board of the Ukrainian Arbitration Association and the Transport Law Committee of the Ukrainian Bar Association. He is a member of the International Bar Association and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
Partner Tatyana Slipachuk comments: “I would like to offer huge congratulations to Volodymyr on moving up to the next level in his impressive career. He is an experienced and commercially-minded lawyer with a thorough understanding of client needs together with an appreciation for the practicalities of business and industry. This will make him a valuable addition to our leadership team.”
Sayenko Kharenko is pleased to announce the promotion of Sergiy Smirnov to the firm’s partnership effective from 2 July 2018.
Sergiy becomes a partner after heading up the firm’s white collar criminal defence practice as a counsel since 2016. His practice spans all aspects of domestic corporate, fraud and business crime, internal investigations and litigation matters. He boasts extensive experience representing clients from various industries including agriculture, banking, real estate and construction, insurance, and other areas at all stages of criminal and litigation proceedings. Sergiy brings more than 15 years of substantial trial experience in over 1000 complex cases with multiple claims and parties from different jurisdictions. The total cost of assets in criminal proceedings led by Sergiy exceeds USD 3 billion.
Mr Smirnov has more than 15 year of professional experience and is admitted to the bar since 2008. He is a Board Member of the Criminal Law & Procedure Committee of the Ukrainian Bar Association and a Member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, the European Criminal Bar Association, the European Fraud and Compliance Lawyers and the American Society for Industrial Security and a Member of the Forensic Committee of Association of Corporate Security Professionals. Ukrainian Law Firms has named Sergiy among Ukraine’s notable criminal law practitioners.
"Our strategic ambition is to build a market leading white collar criminal defence practice meeting the highest international standards,” said partner Vladimir Sayenko. “Sergiy's promotion is yet another significant step in the growth of this practice. With his experience, talent, leadership, loyalty and commitment to the highest ethical and professional standards, Sergiy brings value to our clients and is a tremendous asset to the firm. I am happy to congratulate Sergiy on this well-deserved milestone in his career."