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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 | 01030 | Ukraine


Main Contacts

Oleksiy Didkovskiy

Oleksiy DidkovskiyCo-Managing Partner

Armen Khachaturyan

Armen KhachaturyanSenior Partner - WSG CIS Open Group Co-Leader

Asters's Overview

Founded in 1995, Asters is the biggest full-service Ukrainian law firm with offices in Kyiv; Brussels, Belgium; and Washington, D. C. 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 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: 2
  • Lawyers Worldwide: 150

Languages: English, Russian, and Ukrainian

Notable

Areas of Practice
  • Aviation
  • Banking & Finance
  • Capital Markets
  • Competition & Antitrust
  • Compliance & Anti-corruption
  • Corporate / M&A
  • Cybersecurity
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Energy & Resources
  • Environment
  • Family Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Trade
  • Labor and Employment
  • Mediation
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Private Clients
  • Public-Private Partnership
  • Real Estate & Construction
  • Restructuring & Insolvency
  • Sports
  • State Aid
  • Taxation
  • Telecommunications
  • White Collar Crime
Representative Clients
  • Abbott Laboratories
  • AbbVie
  • Boeing Ukraine
  • Citibank
  • Coca-Cola
  • Deautsche Bank
  • EBRD
  • GE
  • JP Morgan
  • IFC
  • L'Oreal Ukraine
  • Microsoft
  • Monsanto
  • Nissan Motor
  • Paramount
  • Philip Morris
  • UBS Investment Bank
Press

Asters Shortlisted for The Lawyer European Awards 2019
Asters, January 2019

Asters has been shortlisted for The Lawyer European Awards 2019 in the category "Law firm of the year: Russia, Ukraine & the CIS". This prestigious international award was established by The Lawyer, an industry leader amongst legal news sources, to recognize law firms that are professionally marking their places in the European legal market. The judges have handpicked the firms which have showcased the best legal work in the region over the past 12 months. Firms nominated for the awards are selected based on such criteria as ability to win new clients, engage in innovative transactions or cases, and talent to develop other strategic achievements...

Asters Advises IFC on Restructuring Deal with Mriya
Asters, December 2018

Asters has acted as a legal counsel to International Finance Corporation in connection with its recent restructuring deal with the Mriya group. Overall, the restructuring negotiations and procedures took up to 20 months. Asters team's advisory role covered multiple dimensions, including developing the legal and tax models of the deal, evaluation of different options, negotiating the proposed models on behalf of IFC, representing IFC in the Ukrainian enforcement and bankruptcy proceedings, developing complex contractual settlement mechanisms and assisting the parties with the antitrust clearance...

All press submitted by Asters

WSG's members are independent firms and are not affiliated in the joint practice of professional services. Each member exercises its own individual judgments on all client matters.

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