Lana Sinichkina

Partner, Attorney-at-law
About lawyer

Head of Life Sciences & Healthcare, Food & Beverage,  Antitrust & Competition, Public Procurement, as well as Co-Head of Anti-Corruption Compliance and Business Ethics practices at Arzinger. Lana is a recognized international expert and an experienced manager. She leads a big team of lawyers that provides legal support to top-tier international and domestic companies. 

  • Experience

    Lana’s work experience in legal business is over 15 years. Prior to joining Arzinger, she was employed at JurService Consulting Company. She also worked at the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine. Lana headed the foreign trade and litigation support department at Nemiroff and was Managing Partner at Lukowisc Swierzewskiy & Partners (Ukrainian Office). She also headed the legal department at GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ukraine and GlaxoSmithKline Consumers Healthcare Ukraine.

  • Education

    Kyiv Institute of International Relations at Taras Shevchenko Kyiv National University, Master of International Private Law

  • Public activity

    • Drafting amendments and amending the anti-corruption legislation of Ukraine to bring it into line with European standards;
    • Reforming the legal field for life sciences and healthcare in Ukraine, in particular, reforms in the state procurement of medicinal products and medical devices; development and implementation of the concept for simplified registration of medicinal products in Ukraine to eliminate corruption risks and administrative burden;
    • Drafting amendments and reforming the food industry legislation, in particular, on abolishing the price regulation for socially significant products, reforming the legislation on waste management and control over food quality and safety, approximating the legislation to European standards and requirements of the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the EU;
    • Reforming the antitrust and competition legislation, including the formation of approaches to the calculation of fines for violations of competition legislation, legislative reforms to eliminate corruption risks and introduce the principles of transparent functioning for the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine and its interaction with business operators.
  • Recognition & Awards

    • Best Lawyers 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018: Lana Sinichkina was highly rated in Life Sciences & Healthcare, Regulatory, Arbitration & Mediation as well as in Litigation and Product Liability Disputes.
    • The International Who's Who Legal 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018:  Lana is recommended as one of the best specialists in Life Sciences & Healthcare, State Contracts and Court Representation in Product Quality Liability Disputes.
    • Ukrainian Law Firms 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 A Handbook for Foreign Clients mentions Lana among the leading Life Sciences & Healthcare lawyers and notable antitrust practitioners.
    • Client Choice Awards 2018 recognizes Lana among the best lawyers in Antitrust and Life Sciences & Healthcare.
    • Alternative Ukrainian professional research "Top-250. Best lawyers in the legal business 2013, Peer review" names her among the leading experts in Medical Law and Pharmaceutics.
    •  Legal Award 2016: Law Firm of the Year in Compliance, Law Firm of the Year in Business Protection; 2015 - Law Firm of the Year in Medical Law and Pharmaceutics.
    • The Legal 500, 2018 listed Arzinger among the best law firms in seven nominations, in particular, in antitrust law.
    • Market Leaders: Ukrainian Law Firms 2017-2018: Arzinger is traditionally listed as one of the leaders in more than 10 nominations, including medical law and pharmaceuticals, where Arzinger is ranked first and second (2017-2018, respectively).
  • Membership in organizations

    • Executive Committee of the Ukrainian Network of Integrity and Compliance (UNIC)
    • Public Council at the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine
    • Ukrainian Bar Association
    • Food Industry Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine (ACC) 
    • Healthcare Committee (ACC)
    • Healthcare and Food & Beverage Committees of the European Business Association (EBA)
    • Association for Resistance to Unfair Competition
    • Working groups (WGs) at state authorities (such as the Ministry of Health of Ukraine, the State Expert Center under the Ministry of Health of Ukraine, the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine, the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine)
    • European Regional Forum of the International Bar Association (IBA)
  • Languages

    English, Russian, Ukrainian, Italian, German,