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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

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, Belgium; 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 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 2011-2017, 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 14 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: 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
Articles

Recent changes to Ukrainian legislation regulating construction industry
Asters, January 2020

In the final 3 months of 2019, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted a great number of changes to construction laws. The following Ukrainian laws, among others, saw some significant changes: 1) "On Architectural Activities" No. 687-XIV dated 20 May 1999. According to the amended provisions, the customer may place the obligation to perform technical inspection on a specialized organization, a technical inspection expert or a consulting engineer whose authority will be set out in a contractor agreement. Model technical inspection agreements and model consulting engineer services agreement will be approved by a central executive authority for state architecture policy...

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...

All articles submitted by Asters

Press

Asters Wins Stockholm Arbitration over Crypto Mining Equipment for ASK Technology Limited
Asters, January 2020

Asters successfully represented ASK Technology Limited, a leading Hong Kong manufacturer of multi-GPU systems for mining, rendering and AI, in a dispute with a Finnish company that was resolved in Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce. The dispute revolved around a contract for the supply of equipment for the mining of Ethereum, one of the fastest growing cryptocurrencies alongside with Bitcoin. Asters represented the seller under the contract that provided the buyer with the necessary cryptocurrency mining equipment...

Asters Announces Promotion of Four Lawyers to Counsel
Asters, January 2020

Asters is delighted to announce promotion of Olga Lepikhina, Kateryna Oliynyk, Anton Sintsov, and Oleksandr Volkov to counsel effective 1 January 2020. Olga Lepikhina Olga Lepikhina’s track record includes more than 10 years of experience working at leading international and Ukrainian law firms. She holds master of law degree with honours from the National University of "Kyiv-Mohyla Academy". Olga advises high-profile Ukrainian and international clients on various complex legal issues of family and inheritance law, including surrogacy programs. Olga actively participates in law-making activities, contributes expert comments to leading Ukrainian and international media...

All press submitted by Asters

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