Ukraine: Sayenko Kharenko Advises On The Merger Of The World's Largest Shipping Companies
Last Updated: 7 May 2014

Sayenko Kharenko acted as Ukrainian legal counsel in connection with the merger of Hapag-Lloyd AG, a German largest container shipping line, and Compañía Sud Americana de Vapores (CSAV), a Chilean shipping company.

The deal was signed on 16 April 2014 and will be closed later this year as soon as the change of control is approved by the regulatory authorities.  

Hapag-Lloyd AG is a transportation company comprising a cargo container shipping line and Compañía Sud Americana de Vapores is the largest shipping company in Latin America.  Following the merger, the new Hapag-Lloyd will rank among the four largest liner shipping companies in the world.

Sayenko Kharenko's scope of work included due diligence and general advice on Ukrainian law matters.

The firm's team for the transaction included counsel Leonid Antonenko, associate Oleksandr Bevz, and was led by partner Vladimir Sayenko.


Sayenko Kharenko enjoys global reputation as a leading Ukrainian full service law firm. The firm's leading market position builds on continuous excellence of its highly specialized practice teams. In 2013, the firm was top-ranked in multiple specialized practice areas (including Finance, M&A, International Trade, International Arbitration, and Restructuring), according to Who's Who. Ukrainian Law Firms Research and The International Who's Who. 

To learn more about Sayenko Kharenko expertise and experience, please contact

Iryna Khymchak
Head of Marketing and Business Development
ikhymchak@sk.ua
+38 044 4996000

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