Our mission is
to fuel your business
growth in Ukraine
UA Direct is the go-to partner for international and local companies looking to do business in Ukraine. We specialize in helping our partners to avoid administrative obstacles and successfully navigate Ukrainian public sector volatility.
/ What we work on
Any stage of your project in Ukraine is the right stage to partner with us
UA Direct is our vision of the ideal business partner capable of improving your competitive edge in the fast-changing realities of today’s world. We understand how challenging it can be to meet investor expectations when the rules of doing business are constantly evolving.
UA Direct offers a range of services including support for foreign and local investors launching new business projects in Ukraine, establishing close cooperation between Ukrainian companies and state authorities (with an emphasis on PPP and privatization issues), and attracting funds from international financial institutions.
/ Focus industries
We focus on five areas
where we know Ukraine
has the biggest economic
/ Key contact
Alexey Starodubov is a business partner at Sayenko Kharenko and UA Direct founder. He has over 15 years of professional experience and specializes in representing foreign investors in Ukraine. Key focuses include cooperating with international financial institutions on Ukrainian projects, public procurement, privatization, representing foreign private equity funds in Ukraine, and public-private partnerships. Mr Starodubov’s experience encompasses handling investment projects with a total budget of over USD 3 billion. This includes the first Ukrainian public-private partnership projects at Yalta Sea Port and Simferopol International Airport, as well as construction of Donuzlav Trade Port in cooperation with CNTIC/CCCC (PRC) and the Government of Ukraine.
For several years, Alexey headed the Agency for regional development of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea (a joint EU-Council and Ministers of Autonomous Republic of Crimea project) and supervised investment activities in Crimea. In this role, he oversaw dozens of investment projects. These included the modernization of Yalta Vodokanal in cooperation with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the Crimean west coast development plan in cooperation with McKinsey & Company, reorganization of Crimean water supply enterprises, and the “Crimean Water” joint venture foundation to secure funding approval from the European Investment Bank (EIB).
Prior to his investment and business career, Alexey practiced law with Baker & McKenzie, KPMG and Salans.
Alexey is also actively involved in the drafting of legislation.
- eMPA, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
- LL.M. in International Tax Law from King’s College London, University of London
- Postgraduate education, Vasyl Stus Donetsk National University
- Degree in Law with honours from Vasyl Stus Donetsk National University