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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 recognized Ukraine Law Firm of the Year 2020 by Chambers & Partners, The Lawyer and Who's Who Legal; 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
  • Number of Offices Worldwide: 4
  • Lawyers Worldwide: 140

Languages: English, Russian, Ukrainian and Norwegian

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

Sergiy Burnus

Sergiy BurnusHead of London Office

Oleg Kirichuk

Oleg KirichukPR Coordinator

Damien Magrou

Damien MagrouHead of Nordic Desk


Oleksiy Uros

Oleksiy UrosBusiness Development Director

Liliya Yanovska

Liliya YanovskaBusiness Development Manager

Victoria Yesaulenko

Victoria YesaulenkoDirector of Marketing


Press

Asters is the first Ukrainian law firm to launch a Nordic Desk
Asters, March 2021

As part of its strategic expansion, Asters is announcing the launch of its Nordic Desk. The desk unites Asters lawyers offering legal advice in Scandinavian languages, adapted to Nordic business culture, and with an understanding of the Nordic jurisdictions' legal systems. Asters' Nordic Desk is led by Damien Magrou, who is Norwegian and received his qualification from the University of Bergen. Damien focuses on cross-border M&A, international contracts and transactions. He also advises on matters of EU law as applicable in a Ukrainian context, as well as assisting Nordic private individuals with legal matters in Ukraine...

23 Asters lawyers distinguished by Chambers Europe 2021
Asters, March 2021

Chambers Europe, an influential annual review of the European legal market, recognizes in its 2021 guide 23 Asters' lawyers – the largest number in a single Ukrainian law firm. Asters is the only Ukrainian law firm recognized by the research in all surveyed practices. Asters' recognitions have been highlighted in the 2021 guide in the following way: Asters' Banking & Finance "market-leading team with a longstanding reputation" is ranked in the highest Band 1. The publication praises Asters' senior partner Armen Khachaturyan as eminent practitioner (the highest possible individual rank), whose "charisma and authority work towards positive results...

All press submitted by Asters

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