During the period of martial law, the labor legislation was significantly changed twice. If the first amendments to the labor legislation ( Law of Ukraine "On the Organization of Labor Relations in the Conditions of Martial Law") are relevant only for the period of martial law, then many of the recent amendments of the legislator ( Law of Ukraine "On Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of Ukraine on Optimizing Labor Relations " ) are not limited to wartime...
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 recognized Ukraine Law Firm of the Year by The Lawyer (2021, 2020), Who's Who Legal (2021, 2020) and Chambers & Partners (2020); and named No. 1 law firm in Ukraine according to the 2020 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 2020 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
Lawyers Worldwide: 140
Languages: English, Russian, Ukrainian and Norwegian
Areas of Practice
On June 21, 2022, the government adopted Resolution No. 702 , which regulates the procedure for receiving partial unemployment benefits. From now on , self-employed persons and employees who have lost part of their income can count on assistance from the state. However, it should be noted that it is not the employee, but the employer who should seek help. Who can count on help? Employees for whom the employer has paid social security for the past 6 months will receive partial unemployment benefits...
Asters team assisted the charitable foundation Olson Family Trust with the first part of humanitarian mission in Ukraine. The goal of the mission is to help Ukrainian army and citizens during the wartime in the following directions: 1) Delivery of humanitarian aid (food, medicines, personal items, children's products) to the frontline zones. 2) Evacuation of Ukrainian citizens from the war zone to the western part of Ukraine as well as arranging housing for them. 3) Financial support to the Ukrainian farmers who suffered damages and losses from Russian military aggression. 4) Update the US donors and federal government on the ways to support Ukraine...
ASTERS SUCCESSFULLY DEFENDED PRIVATBANK BEFORE THE SUPREME COURT IN ONE OF THE KEY CASES ON APPEAL OF THE BANK'S NATIONALISATION
Asters successfully defended interests of PrivatBank, Ukraine's largest bank in terms of assets, before the Supreme Court that on 26 July 2022 overturned the decisions of the courts of previous instances and dismissed the claim of Triantal Investments Ltd, the PrivatBank's former shareholders, to declare illegal and cancel the order of the National Bank of Ukraine regarding the inspection of PrivatBank, that preceded its nationalisation...