NEWS (January 31, 2020)

Sayenko Kharenko begins 2020 with new partner promotions

Sayenko Kharenko is boosting its antitrust & competition and banking & finance practices with the promotion of two market stars to partner status – Valentyna Hvozd and Igor Lozenko respectively.

Valentyna Hvozd has been with Sayenko Kharenko for almost 14 years. She joined the firm as an intern in 2006 and has since demonstrated deep professional knowledge and a will to develop as a market leader. During her time at Sayenko Kharenko, Valentyna has managed over 400 projects, advising clients on a wide range of antitrust law matters including merger control, cartels, abuse of dominance, antitrust investigations and advice, distribution agreements, and unfair competition before the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine. She has extensive experience advising multinational and domestic clients on the most complex and high profile cases requiring profound knowledge and an innovative approach to meet client expectations.

Igor Lozenko first joined Sayenko Kharenko as an associate in 2007 and has since been making his way towards partner status. In 2017, the firm welcomed Igor back as a counsel, when he re-joined Sayenko Kharenko after almost two years of work outside the firm. He has extensive experience in cross-border finance, capital markets, debt restructuring, renewable energy, and advising banks, international financial organizations and corporates on all types of financing issues. These include secured financing, syndicated lending, project finance transactions, ECA-backed financing, PXF facilities, private and public securities offerings across a wide range of industries including the agriculture, and energy and natural resources sectors. In addition, Igor has ample experience advising on distressed debt sale transactions coming out of Ukraine. During his career, Igor has advised on a majority of Eurobonds by Ukrainian issuers and many other landmark transactions in the market worth a total of more than USD 25 billion.


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