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Asters | September 2022
Ukraine

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 ...

Asters | September 2022
Ukraine

On 1 September 2022, 11 new state building standards (hereafter – "SBS") which significantly changed regulation on safety of buildings and structures, resistance and stability, energy efficiency, barrier-free accessibility, environmental requirements, fire safety aspects came into force. The new SBS are listed below: Structures of steel silos with a corrugated wall for grain. Basic provisions of SBS 2.6-221:2021 (https://www.minregion.gov.ua/.../dbn-v.2.6-221_removed ...

Asters | August 2022
Ukraine

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 ...

Asters | August 2022
Ukraine

Asters became a member of the UN Global Compact Network Ukraine, which is a dialogue and educational platform for achieving sustainable development goals. The membership provides access to the base of practical knowledge, educational projects, international and local events to help Ukrainian businesses with integration of sustainable development principles into their activities ...

Asters | August 2022
Ukraine

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 ...

Asters | August 2022
Ukraine

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 ...

Asters | June 2022
Ukraine

On 23 June 2022, the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine acting on behalf of the State of Ukraine filed the first part of Ukraine’s substantive submissions in its application before the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France, to address the damages caused by the violations committed by the Russian Federation over the first phase of full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine ...

Asters | June 2022
Ukraine

Markiyan Kliuchkovskyi, Partner and Co-Head of International Arbitration and Cross-Border Litigation at Asters, has been appointed to the working group on the development and implementation of international legal mechanisms to compensate the damage caused by Russia's war against Ukraine. The working group was established by President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on 18 May 2022 ...

Asters | June 2022
Ukraine

Asters' Counsel and Head of Construction, Environmental Protection and Sustainable Development Anzhelika Livitska and other experts joined relevant committees of the European Business Association (EBA) and the Confederation of Builders of Ukraine (CBU) in their work to develop laws introducing deregulation measures for the martial law period and for the period of restoration and rebuild of Ukraine ...

Asters | April 2022
Ukraine

Asters defended interests of PrivatBank, Ukraine's largest bank in terms of assets, in a court of appeal in a dispute related to the ownership right over the client's head office building located in Dnipro (Ukraine). In November 2020, the Commercial Court of Dnipropetrovsk region upheld the claim of the company connected with the bank's former owners and top management ...

Asters | December 2021
Ukraine

Asters acted as a Ukrainian law counsel to the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, on EUR 13.7 mln financing to the city of Kryvyi Rih, the largest industrial park in Ukraine with a population of nearly 630,000 people. The investment consists of EUR 10.2 mln of IFC own-account financing and EUR 3,5 mln in blended finance through the Clean Technology Fund ...

Asters | December 2021
Ukraine

Asters has been awarded Law Firm of the Year: Ukraine by The Lawyer European Awards for the second consecutive year. The 2021 ranking highly appreciates the firm's quarantine project that required the review of the firm's strategy combined with the urgent tactics during the challenging times. It also highlights the long-standing commitment of the team mentioning that many of them remain with the firm for over a decade ...

Asters | November 2021
Ukraine

Asters is the first Ukrainian law firm that adapted its corporate website for the use by people with visual impairment. Starting from November 2021 the website includes new options with enhanced contrast and larger fonts allowing users to review content in the most comfortable way. Adaptation of the corporate website is a logical step within Asters barrier-free and inclusion strategy ...

Asters | September 2021
Ukraine

2,944 participants from 7 countries and 20 Ukrainian regions took part in DobroRun 2021, a charity race ("dobro" means "goodness" in Ukrainian) held by Asters and Charity Fund Tabletochki with the purpose to raise funds for helping children with cancer. This year DobroRun was a follow-up of the last year successful debut event. DobroRun's principal feature is its broad inclusivity: anybody can participate at any place and time worldwide ...

Asters | March 2021
Ukraine

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 ...

Asters | March 2021
Ukraine

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 ...

Asters | March 2021
Ukraine

Asters is the first Ukrainian law firm to sign the Declaration for Gender Equality and Prevention of Domestic Violence. The initiative is implemented in Ukraine by UNFPA (the United Nations Population Fund) and the Center for Corporate Social Responsibility Development ...

Asters | February 2021
Ukraine

Asters has acted for Intreprinderea Mixta "Zernoff" S.R.L., a leading Eastern European manufacturer of spirits and strong alcoholic beverages, on its acquisition of Ukrspyrt's assets. The deal marks the first privatization of the Ukrspyrt assets by a foreign investor. The privatization valued the relevant Ukrspyrt's assets at UAH 120 million making it the first largest privatization transaction of Ukrspyrt assets ...

Asters | February 2021
Ukraine

Asters has successfully defended Dr. Anders Aslund, a well-known Swedish-American economist, diplomat and leading international expert on Ukraine's economy issues, in a defamation dispute with Igor Kolomoisky, former co-owner of PrivatBank, in the Kyiv Court of Appeal. The claimant asked Court to compel Dr. Anders Aslund to retract public statements reported by him, on alleged fraudulent actions of Igor Kolomoisky leading to billions in losses for PrivatBank ...

Asters | January 2021
Ukraine

Asters acted as a Ukrainian law counsel to International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, in connection with EUR 30 million loan to Ukrgasbank, as it seeks to boost financing of sustainable energy and energy-efficient projects, including those developed by small and medium enterprises. IFC is supporting Ukrgasbank, the fourth largest bank in Ukraine by assets, on its way to privatization, which will be the first for a large state-owned bank in Ukraine ...

Asters | December 2020
Ukraine

Asters is awarded 2020 Law Firm of the Year: Ukraine by The Lawyer, a leading British magazine and news portal covering the legal market. Due to the pandemic the results of The Lawyer European Awards 2020 were announced online on 1 December 2020. Widely recognized as the benchmark of excellence, The Lawyer European Awards rewards and celebrates independent and global law firms acting in the European legal market ...

Asters | November 2020
Ukraine

Asters successfully defended PrivatBank CB JSC, the largest bank by asset size in Ukraine, in a dispute worth over UAH 7.5 billion before the Commercial Court of Cassation of the Supreme Court over the legality of the creditor's charging extra fees (in addition to interest on the loan) and recovering such fees at the expense of mortgaged property (the Bukovel Ski Resort) ...

Asters | November 2020
Ukraine

Asters advised a global chemical producer, large international and Ukrainian traders, and a major local industrial consumer in the safeguard investigation on imports of polymeric materials to Ukraine. In the final decision the scope of products subject to safeguard duties was significantly narrowed down, the definitive duty was decreased to 12.4% (the provisional duty was set at 18%) ...

Asters | November 2020
Ukraine

Asters acted as a legal counsel to Naftogaz Energoservice, a subsidiary of NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine (the largest oil and gas company of Ukraine) in connection with the construction of a 33 MW solar power plant in the town of Chudniv (Zhytomyr region, Ukraine). The solar power plant in Chudniv was commissioned in September 2020. The latest technological solutions and highly efficient equipment from the world's leading manufacturers were used in its construction ...

Asters | November 2020
Ukraine

Asters successfully defended Globus shopping center in a dispute with the tax authority over VAT and corporate profit tax adjustments totaling to UAH 300 million (including penalties) ...

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