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Asters

Asters  

Legal Services | Ukraine

www.asterslaw.com
tel: +380 44 230 6000 | fax: +380 44 230 6001
Leonardo Business Center, 14th Fl. | Kyiv | 01054 | Ukraine


Main Contacts

Oleksiy Didkovskiy

Oleksiy DidkovskiyCo-Managing Partner

Armen Khachaturyan

Armen KhachaturyanSenior Partner - WSG CIS Open Group Co-Leader

Offices

Kyiv, Ukraine | Brussels, Belgium | Washington, D.C.

Asters's Overview

Founded in 1995, Asters is the biggest full-service Ukrainian law firm with offices in Kyiv, Brussels, Washington, D. C. and London. 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 holder of Ukraine Law Firm of the Year 2020 award by Chambers & Partners, Ukraine Law Firm of the Year 2019 award by Who's Who Legal; a two time winner of Law Firm of the Year: Ukraine and the CIS (2015, 2014) award by The Lawyer, and named No. 1 law firm in Ukraine according to the 2019 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 16 years. Asters is also named Law Firm of the Year and Law Firm of the Decade on the Legal Awards 2018 and 2016 ceremonies accordingly conducted by Legal Practice Weekly.

The Firm is also highly recommended in Ukraine by major international reviews, including IFLR1000, Chambers Global and Chambers Europe, The Legal 500. Firm's 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, compliance and anti-corruption, dispute resolution, energy and resources, environment, family law, intellectual property, international trade, labour and employment, mediation, public-private partnership, real estate, restructuring and insolvency, sports, 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
  • Number of Offices Worldwide: 4
  • Lawyers Worldwide: 150

Languages: English, Russian, and Ukrainian

Notable

Areas of Practice
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Aviation
  • Banking & Finance
  • Capital Markets
  • Competition & Antitrust
  • Compliance & Anti-corruption
  • Corporate / M&A
  • Cybersecurity
  • Energy & Resources
  • Environment
  • Family Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Arbitration & Cross-Border Litigation
  • International Trade
  • Labor & Employment
  • Litigation
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Private Clients
  • Public-Private Partnership
  • Real Estate & Construction
  • Restructuring & Insolvency
  • Sports
  • State Aid
  • Taxation
  • Tech & Comms
  • White-Collar Crime
Representative Clients
  • Abbott Laboratories
  • Boeing Ukraine
  • EBRD
  • GE
  • IFC
  • L'Oreal Ukraine
  • Microsoft
  • Monsanto
  • Philip Morris
  • Sanofi
Professionals

Partners

Counsels

Other

Oleg Kirichuk

Oleg KirichukPR Coordinator

Natalia Rudnichenko

Natalia RudnichenkoHuman Resource Manager

Oleksiy Uros

Oleksiy UrosBusiness Development Director


Liliya Yanovska

Liliya YanovskaBusiness Development Manager

Victoria Yesaulenko

Victoria YesaulenkoDirector of Marketing


Articles

Anti-BEPS Package Law of Ukraine: Key Takeaways
Asters, May 2020

Following the global trend for tax transparency and fighting harmful tax practices, Ukraine finally adopted its ownanti-BEPS package law, known by businesses and tax practitioners as "tax bill 1210". Asters selected the key takeaways for businesses operating across the borders. The law is in effect starting from 23 May 2020 with some provisions taking effect later. I. CONTROLLED FOREIGN COMPANY (CFC) RULES CFC rules are introduced to affect outbound investment by wealthy Ukrainians and undistributed profits kept on accounts of foreign entities. Ukrainian tax resident company or individual owning shares in foreign companies (interest in foreign trusts etc...

Remote Holding of General Meetings in Ukraine in 2020
Asters, April 2020

On 16 April 2020, the National Securities and Stock Market Commission (the Commission) approved by its Decision No. 196 the Temporary Procedure for Calling and Remote Holding of General Meeting of Shareholders and General Meeting of Corporate Investment Fund Participants (the Temporary Procedure), for application of relevant rules to the general meetings of shareholders (the Meetings) during the quarantine introduced to prevent spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) (the COVID-19 Quarantine)...

All articles submitted by Asters

Press

Tetiana Tyshchenko joins Asters as Partner
Asters, August 2020

Asters is pleased to announce that Tetiana Tyshchenko is joining the firm as a Partner as of 7 August 2020. At this position Tetiana will be responsible for leading all aspects of business development across the Firm's international offices, coordinating and enhancing communication with strategic international partners, and providing the Management Committee with practical support, tactical advice and analytical research in connection with global strategic initiatives, implementation of the firm’s international strategy and further international expansion. She will also focus on improving delivery of exceptional level of services to the firm’s clients...

Asters Advises EBRD on Providing Loan to Lantmannen Axa
Asters, May 2020

Asters acts as a legal counsel to the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in connection with its financing to Lantmannen Axa, a leading producer of breakfast cereals in Ukraine that is owned by Sweden’s largest agribusiness cooperative, Lantmannen. The EBRD funds will secure the company’s financial stability, allowing Lantmannen Axa to implement an investment programme to diversify its product range, which currently includes muesli, granola and cereal bars, to introduce energy efficiency measures and eventually to expand production. Technical assistance within this project is provided by the Japan-EBRD Cooperation Fund...

All press submitted by Asters

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