With government relations never more important in today’s Ukrainian business climate, Sayenko Kharenko has moved to strengthen its GR practice by adding new partner Oleg Samus to the team.

Oleg has a wealth of experience working with governmental authorities in Ukraine and a range of other countries. Via his roles at multinational companies and in the consulting sector, Oleg has participated in multi-million dollar agriculture and infrastructure deals along with major international arbitration cases.

Oleg has a successful record of attracting investors. He has defended companies against raider attacks, participated in the development of anti-corruption procedures, and was also responsible for the implementation of numerous large industrial projects. In addition, as a ministerial advisor, Oleg previously led the development of a national strategy for the development of Ukrainian agriculture and rural areas.

Partner Michael Kharenko comments: “We always follow global trends and act proactively to provide our clients with the most business-oriented and relevant services. While striving to remain apolitical, we believe that properly structured interaction with government agencies and active participation in dialogue with the authorities are vital elements in the development of individual businesses and entire industries. With this in mind, we have decided to significantly strengthen our GR team by adding Oleg.”

Oleg Samus adds: “Sayenko Kharenko has long been recognized as one of the leading law firms in Ukraine. I am glad to be joining this experienced team. Impeccable legal expertise together with effective PR and GR strategies will allow clients protect their interests in the dialogue between business and government and actively participate in the development of legal rules, as well as complying with them.”