Dr Svitlana Kheda is a counsel at Sayenko Kharenko, heading the firm’s labour practice. She is an internationally recognised expert in labour and employment, privacy and data protection, and anti-corruption and anti-bribery compliance, with 25 years’ experience.
Svitlana was named Lawyer of the Year in labour and employment by Best Lawyers International in 2017 and 2021, and as a top lawyer in labour and employment, and privacy and data security law by Best Lawyers International 2022. She has been recognised as a leading labour and employment law lawyer by The Legal 500 2021, Chambers Europe 2021 and Ukrainian Law Firms 2021, and recommended as one of the best employment law lawyers and mediators in Ukraine by Client’s Choice: Top 100 Lawyers in Ukraine (2013–2020).
Svitlana is a certified mediator, with 15 years’ experience in practising and teaching employment mediation. She has served on the boards of the Ukrainian National Association of Mediators and the Ukrainian Bar Association (Labour Law Committee).
Svitlana was awarded a PhD in international private law from Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University and obtained her LLM in international legal studies from Georgetown University Law Center (Washington, DC). She has had work published in more than 100 publications in various countries./p>