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Legal Services | Ukraine

tel: +380 44 230 6000 | fax: +380 44 230 6001
Leonardo Business Center, 14th Fl. | Kyiv | 01030 | Ukraine

Main Contacts

Oleksiy Didkovskiy

Oleksiy DidkovskiyManaging Partner

Armen Khachaturyan

Armen KhachaturyanSenior Partner - WSG CIS Open Group Co-Leader


Kyiv, Ukraine

Asters's Overview

Asters is a full-service independent national law firm that has maintained a strong presence in Ukraine since 1995. The Firm provides efficient transactional legal advice and represents clients on a broad spectrum of matters arising in the course of doing business in Ukraine. Asters combines established world-class quality, international recognition and strong local presence.

Asters is a two time winner of Law Firm of the Year: Ukraine and the CIS (2015, 2014) award by The Lawyer, holder of Ukraine Law Firm of the Year 2014 award by Who's Who Legal, and named No. 1 law firm in Ukraine according to the 2011-2016 Top 50 Law Firms Annual National Ranking by Legal Practice Weekly and has been included in the best 3 law firms in Ukraine for the last 12 years. Asters is also named Law Firm of the Decade on the Legal Awards 2016 ceremony conducted by Legal Practice Weekly.

Asters is a holder of the 2012 Client Service Law Firm of the Year (Ukraine) Award from Chambers Europe and a two time holder of International Law Office Client Choice Award for Ukraine. The Firm is also highly recommended in Ukraine by major international reviews, including IFLR1000, Chambers Global and Chambers Europe, The Legal 500. Asters' partners and lawyers are distinguished by the world's best peer review-based surveys such as Best Lawyers, Expert Guides, and Who's Who Legal.

Asters offers a full range of legal services and keeps high reputation for its expertise in a wide array of practices, such as banking and finance, capital markets, corporate and M&A, competition and antitrust, dispute resolution, energy and resources, environment, family law, intellectual property, international trade, labour and employment, real estate, restructuring and insolvency, taxation, telecommunications, and white collar crime.

The Firm has extensive industry-specific experience and plays a leading role in advising clients in various market sectors, including agriculture, automotive, aviation, banking and finance, energy, infrastructure and transport, insurance, media and advertising, oil and gas, pharmaceuticals and healthcare, private equity, real estate and construction, retail and consumer goods, telecommunications and IT.

All Asters' attorneys received their Ukrainian law degrees from the best Ukrainian law schools and have developed problem-solving skills and experience from years of practicing business law. Most attorneys are fluent in English. A number of our lawyers earned LL.M degrees at prominent U.S. and European universities such as Yale Law School, Chicago Law School, Harvard and New York University, and have gained substantial international experience working at the leading international law firms in the US, UK and Ukraine.

  • Year this Office was Established: 1995
  • Lawyers Worldwide: 75

Languages: English, Russian, and Ukrainian


Areas of Practice
  • Aviation
  • Banking & Finance
  • Capital Markets
  • Competition & Antitrust
  • Corporate & Commercial
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Energy & Resources
  • Environment
  • Family Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Trade
  • Labor and Employment
  • M&A
  • Real Estate & Construction
  • Restructuring & Insolvency
  • Securities
  • Taxation
  • Telecommunications
  • White Collar Crime
Representative Clients
  • Boeing Ukraine
  • Citibank
  • Coca-Cola
  • EBRD
  • JP Morgan
  • IFC
  • ING Bank Ukraine
  • L'Oreal Ukraine
  • Microsoft
  • Monsanto
  • Nissan Motor
  • Philip Morris
  • S.C. Johnson & Son
  • Siemens AG
  • UBS Investment Bank
  • UkrSibBank



Inesa Letych

Inesa LetychSenior Associate



Oleg Kirichuk

Oleg KirichukPR Coordinator

Victoria Yesaulenko

Victoria YesaulenkoDirector of Marketing


10 things to know about pharmaceutical regulation in Ukraine
Asters, October 2016

1. Pharmaceutical market players mostly deal with two regulators These are the Ministry of Healthcare of Ukraine (MOH) and the State Administration of Ukraine on Medicinal Products and Narcotic Drugs Control (SAUMP). The MOH is responsible for state registration of medicines, while the SAUMP deals with licensing, evaluation of good manufacturing practice (GMP) compliance, control over quality of medicines, and regulation of medical devices. 2. Medicines must pass state registration in the MOH to be marketed in Ukraine This obligation applies equally to local and imported medicines (except for a limited number of cases, e.g., medicines produced at pharmacies)...

New Merger Regulation will Simplify Fillings from 19 August
Asters, August 2016

The AMC completed revision of its procedural rules on merger notifications. The new Merger Regulation significantly reduces disclosure requirements and simplifies filing forms, especially for mergers with no or limited overlaps...

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Dmytro Shemelin Joins Asters as Counsel
Asters, January 2017

Asters is delighted to announce that Dmytro Shemelin has joined the Firm’s Dispute Resolution practice as counsel. Dmytro has more than 10 years of experience in international dispute resolution, including international investment and commercial arbitration according to all major arbitration rules, as well as international litigation. He is recognized as one of the leading practitioners in International Arbitration in Ukraine according to Ukrainian Law Firms 2016 research. Dmytro Shemelin has LL.M...

World Trademark Review 1000 Recommends Asters in Its 2017 Edition
Asters, January 2017

World Trademark Review 1000 (WTR 1000) 2017 edition, one of the most recognized international guides to the world's top IP firms and practitioners, highly ranks Asters' trademark practice reflecting the Firm's strong performance over recent years. According to the research, "the IP department has been a vital cog in the Asters machine since the firm began operations in 1995. Its trademark practice provides the full range of services, with a growing prosecution presence complementing its established reputation in the contentious sphere...

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