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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
  • Private Clients
  • Real Estate & Construction
  • Restructuring & Insolvency
  • Securities
  • Taxation
  • Technology
  • 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


Obstacle Race: Dismissing Unionized Employees
Asters, February 2018

As a general tendency, the public perception of trade unions in Ukraine is rather ambiguous. On the one hand, there is common understanding of the primary role of trade unions as public institutions for protecting the rights and interests of employees. Therewith, the general public still recollects such historical features of trade unions as mandatory membership, unions disciplinary role, and, on many occasions, representation of an enterprise and its management rather than the workforce. This results in treatment of unions as a feature of old Soviet enterprises and, consequently, a view that unions do not operate within modern business...

Clouds Come Floating Into My Life
Asters, December 2017

Cloud computing, along with Big Data, social media, and mobility, is one of the current megatrends that will drive huge changes to the business ecosystem in the upcoming decade. Surveys held over the recent years unanimously confirm that organisations across the globe are rapidly and continuously moving to the cloud. For instance, the 2016 IDG's Enterprise Cloud Computing Survey revealed that 90% of all organizations today either have applications running in the cloud or are planning to use cloud applications in the next year. Further, the worldwide public cloud services market is projected to grow 18% in 2017 to total $246.8 billion, according to Gartner, Inc., another research firm...

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Asters advises IFC on USD 30 million financing to Astarta
Asters, September 2018

Asters acted as a Ukrainian law counsel to the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, in connection with a USD 30 million loan to Astarta, a leading agricultural producer in Ukraine. IFC financial support will fund the Company’s two-year investment program aimed at increasing the resource efficiency of its processing plants and the productivity of its farming operations. The funds will go to the modernization of the Company’s sugar plants leading to savings of gas, electricity, and water resources. The program also aims at equipping the Company’s farms with new tractors and modern, fuel-efficient machinery...

Asters Partner Constantin Solyar admitted to the New York Bar
Asters, September 2018

Having successfully passed the New York Bar exam Constantin Solyar was admitted to the bar on June 27, 2018 allowing him to practice US law. In his role as Partner at Asters Constantin focuses on advising clients on a variety of international tax matters and structuring their investments across the USA and Europe. His practice areas include corporate, M&A, and business law. Constantin also advises a number of high-net-worth individuals on their inbound and outbound investments. He serves on the board of a non-state pension fund in Ukraine...

All press submitted by Asters

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