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Sayenko Kharenko

  1. 1. 1 QUESTIONNAIRE/APPLICATION For the CIS Local Counsel Law Firms in preparation for the fourth CIS Local Counsel Forum in Kiev on June 24-26, 2009 30 March 2009 Section 1: Law Firm 1. Name and country of the law firm: Sayenko Kharenko attorneys at Law, Kyiv, Ukraine 2. Contact Information: Primary Firm Location: Kyiv, Ukraine Office address: 10 Muzeyny provulok, Kyiv 01001, Ukraine Telephone: +380 44 499 6000 Fax: +380 44 599 6250 e-mail: Web site: Other Offices: N/A Office address: N/A Telephone: N/A Fax: N/A e-mail: N/A 3. Primary Contacts: Name: Michael Kharenko, partner Email: 4. Other Contacts: Name: Iryna Khymchak, marketing and business development manager Email: 5. Year of establishment: 2004 Section II: Lawyers and Support Staff 6. Number of Partners: 5 7. Number of Associates : 33 8. Number of Paralegals: 1 9. Please indicate number of lawyers with the advanced degrees: LLMs: 5 Candidate of Legal Sciences: 3 10. Languages spoken at the Firm: English, German, Ukrainian, Russian _________________________________________________________________________ 11. How many lawyers speak
  2. 2. 2 English: 33 German:15 Russian: 33 French: 5 Spanish: - (please indicate the languages) 12. Interpreters on the staff: 1 Section III: Client Details 13Classify your clients (in percentage): Corporate Clients _50__ % International Law Firms _10_% Non-Corporate clients (banks and financial institutions) _40__% 14. Please indicate up to five major corporate clients (if your firm’s policy is not to disclose client names, please provide brief description on a no-name basis): UBS, Credit Suisse, CME, Porsche, Coca-Cola, Evraz 15. Please indicate up to five international law firms you serve as a local counsel to (if your firm’s policy is not to disclose client names, please provide brief description on a no-name basis): Allen & Overy, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Linklaters, Skadden Arps, White & Case, Lovells 16. What percentage of your work is dedicated to international corporate clients: 0% (the law firm has no international clients) up to 70% (two-thirds of clients are international up 30 % (each third client is international) up to 100% (almost all clients are international) up to 50% (half of clients are international) 17. What percentage of your work is dedicated to serving as local counsel to international law firms: 0% (none) up 30 % (each third client is an international law firm) up to 70% (two-thirds of clients are international law firms) up to 100% (almost all clients are international law firms) up to 50% (half of clients are international law firms) 18. Method of payment (choose all options that apply): per hourly rates contingency (percentage of the value of the contract/claim) other ……………………………………… fixed (fixed budget) 19. Illustrative projects in 2008-2009: Banking and Finance − Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi, Bayerische Landesbank, HSBC and Standard Bank on USD 200 million syndicated loan to Raiffeisen Bank Aval; − Raiffeisen Zentralbank Osterreich Aktiengesellschaft and Bayerische Landesbank on USD 100 million syndicated loan to OTP Bank Ukraine; − Barclays Capital and Standard Bank on 150 million syndicated financing to DTEK (SCM Group), one of the largest Ukrainian energy holding companies;
  3. 3. 3 − Citigroup on USD 250 million syndicated facility to Zaporizhstal, one of the largest steel mills in Ukraine; − EBRD on USD 250 million loan to UkrExim Bank; − Credit Suisse on USD 465 million loan to Ukravtodor. Capital Markets − UBS and Morgan Stanley on the USD 371 million IPO by MHP, the leading Ukrainian agro- industrial holding; − UBS on USD 277 million IPO by Cadogan Petroleum PLC, one of the major private oil & gas production companies in Ukraine; − ING and Renaissance Capital on 130 ml IPO by Kyiv Donbass Development (KDD); − Dragon Capital as a transaction counsel on more than USD 90 million private placement by Mriya Agro-Holding, one of the largest Ukrainian agro-businesses. − BNP Paribas and UBS on USD 2 billion Rule 144A MTN program of UkrSibbank and USD 250 million inaugural issue under the program; − Credit Suisse and HSBC on USD 258.7 million 144A Eurobond issue by Alfa-Bank under the existing MTN program and increase of the programme limit up to USD 2 billion; − UBS on USD 250 million Eurobond issue by Alfa-Bank. M&A - TUI Travel LLP on the acquisition of 75% stake of Voyage Kiev, a major tour operator in Ukraine and Golopom po Evropam travel agency based in Ukraine; - Central European Media Enterprises on the acquisition of 100 % of the KINO channel in Ukraine and a 10% ownership interest in Glavred Media by Central European Media Enterprises; - Mariupol Investment Group on the acquisition of Donbass Commercial Fleet, the largest commercial fleet in Ukraine, by Mariupil Investment Group; - Prominvestbank on the sale to a strategic investor, the first sale of a bank under the temporary administration of National Bank of Ukraine; Section IV: Law Firm Profile 20. Law Firm Profile (500 words): Sayenko Kharenko is one of the leading independent law firms in Ukraine providing advice to major multinational and local corporations and financial institutions. We offer excellent service of consistently high quality to our clients on a broad spectrum of matters that arise in the course of doing business in Ukraine. The Firm has been named Firm of the Year in Ukraine in Corporate Law by Yuridicheskaya Practika (Legal Awards 2009), the leading Ukrainian legal publishing house; No.1 in banking and finance, international finance, and securities by Ukrainian Law Firms 2009 directory; and is highly recommended for Ukraine by all leading international directories, including The Legal 500, Chambers Global , IFLR 1000 and PLC Which Lawyer?. For the last four years the Firm has been No.1 by the number of high-profile transactions in the Top 50 Largest Deals in Ukraine research released by Yuridicheskaya Practika, having handled 23 out of 50 largest deals in 2008. Sayenko Kharenko has been featured No.1 both by number and total value of M&A deals in Ukraine completed in 2008 as well as No.1 by the number of announced M&A deals in Ukraine in 2008, according to Thomson Reuters and Mergermarket.
  4. 4. 4 Our Attorneys We are privileged to put together a unique team of professionals who received the best legal training in Ukraine, USA, England and other jurisdictions. Apart from being qualified to practice law in Ukraine, our lawyers are admitted in the State of New York, the State of New Jersey, and the Russian Federation. 21. Describe your cooperation or affiliation with law firms in other countries (International Law Firms), indicating the level, including exclusive or non-exclusive: Sayenko Kharenko works closely with and regularly acts as local counsel to major US and European law firms, including Allen & Overy, Clifford Chance, Debevoise & Plimpton, Dewey LeBoeuf, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, Linklaters, Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw, Shearman & Sterling, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, Skadden Arps, Slaughter & May, White & Case, Cleary Gottlieb and others. 22. Please provide references (name of the firm, contact person and his/her contact information) of one or more International Law Firms, which we may contact for a recommendation of your firm. Andrew Gamble Lovells LLP E-mail: Tel: +44 20 7296 5205 Alan Bannister Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP Web Site: E-mail: Philipp Wahl Skadden Arps Web Site: E-mail: Details of membership in local and international law firm networks, databases, alliances, or associations: 1. Sayenko Kharenko lawyers are members of the Ukrainian Bar Association; 2. Sayenko Kharenko is listed in all major international and local legal directories, including Legal 500, Chambers Global, PLC Which Lawyer?, Mergermarkets, Thomson Reuters, etc. 23. Practice Areas: Please mark the practice areas of your firm from the list below. Also please indicate other practice areas and areas of special expertise of your firm that are not included in the list. Antitrust and Competition Administrative Law Aviation and Aerospace Admiralty and Maritime Law Bankruptcy Advertising and Marketing Banks, Banking and Financial Services Agency and Distribution Business Law Agricultural Law Commercial Litigation Alternative Dispute Resolution: Commercial Real Estate, Zoning, Planning Arbitration, Mediation and Land Use
  5. 5. 5 Communications and Media Mortgages Property Funding and Security Construction Law and Litigation Natural Resources Consumer Law Oil and Gas Contract Law Privatization Law Corporate Finance Product Liability Corporate Law Regulatory Law Criminal Law Securities and Stock Exchange Energy Taxation Entertainment and the Arts Technology and Science Environmental Law Torts Finance Transportation Foreign Investment Other practice areas: Franchise and Franchising Government Procurement and Contracts Immigration and Naturalization Information Technology Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) Insurance Law Intellectual Property: Copyright Trademarks Areas of Special Expertise: Patents Other Debt Restructuring International Public Law International Litigation and Arbitration International Trade Labor/Employment Media Law Mergers & Acquisitions