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ETERNA LAW LAWYERS SUCCESSFULLY DEFENDED INTERESTS OF ONE OF THE LEADING EUROPEAN MANUFACTURERS OF V

August 2017. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

Eterna law lawyers successfully defended interests of one of the leading European manufacturers of vitamins, pet food and pharmaceutical products-DSM Nutritional Products SP. z o. o.  in a dispute with the Ukrainian company. Eterna Law initiated proceedings in the commercial court of the city of Kiev, in connection with the unpaid delivered goods to Ukraine.

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Eterna Law has successfully represented a major Asian grain producing and trading company in a GAFTA

August 2017. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

The matter arose out of a contract on sale of commodities to a Middle Eastern trading company on C&F delivery basis. The arbitration proceedings were commenced due to the buyer’s failure to effect full payment for the delivered quantity of the goods, compensate liquidated damages caused by delay in payment for the goods and take delivery of the balance quantity of the purchased goods. As a consequence, the GAFTA Tribunal found the buyer to be in breach of the contract, awarded the Client with an amount exceeding USD 1.5 million, as well as dismissed the buyer’s unquantified counterclaim for the claimants’ alleged failure to ship the goods.

The case was handled by Mr. Eugene Blinov, Partner and Head of International Arbitration Department, Mr. Ievgen Boiarskyi, Associate, and Mr. Vsevolod Mazurenko, Junior Associate.

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MOSCOW OFFICE OF ETERNA LAW REPRESENTED THE INTERESTS OF THE OWNER OF LARGE ASSETS (SHOPPING CENTER)

Eterna Law team represented the interests of the Group of companies located in Belgorod region in a dispute with the Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia on sanctions for the violation of antimonopoly legislation of the Russian Federation in the form of an agreement with a public authority to limit competition.

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ETERNA LAW SUCCESSFULLY REPRESENTED THE INTERESTS OF POLISH AGRO COMPANY

Eterna Law successfully defended the interests of Polish agro company in a dispute with the Ukrainian agro trader.

Eterna Law initiated proceedings in the commercial court of Chernihiv oblast in connection with baseless retaining pre-paid contracts for the supply of agricultural products

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Eterna Law Kazakhstan advised Jacobs Kazakhstan

Eterna Law Kazakhstan advised Jacobs Kazakhstan in relation with its re-registration. Services included preparation and filing of corporate resolutions and other documents, required by law. The project was handled by Konstantin Derbyshev, Senior Associate.

Eterna Law Almaty office is recommended by Legal 500 in the field of Corporate and M&A (Tier 3). 

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ETERNA LAW IN COOPERATION WITH MAPLES AND CALDER (BVI) AND MR. MATTHEW HARDWICK QC SECURED A WIN FOR

March 2017. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

Kyiv, March 17th - Eterna Law in cooperation with Maples and Calder (BVI) and Mr. Matthew Hardwick QC (instructed by Arabella di Iorio, partner of Maples) successfully appealed the decision of the first instance judge (Bannister J.) to discharge a USD 12m worldwide freezing injunction. 

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ETERNA LAW IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE STRENGTHENING OF THE REAL ESTATE PRACTICE WITH JOINING OF STANISLA

February 2017. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

Eterna Law is pleased to announce that Stanislav Gerasimenko, Senior Associate, joins our team on January, 25 as a Head of the Practice, in order to further enhance the Real estate practice.

Such appointment is caused by significant growth and development of the Real estate practice in the Kyiv office of Eterna Law and in accordance to the company's strategy aimed to strengthening of international opportunities to respond to the growing demand of Ukrainian and foreign customers for services in support of major transactions in the real estate sector.

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Eterna Law succeeds in Ukrainian litigation

January 2017. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

Eterna Law has recently successfully represented TPV Compound s.r.l., a leading Italian producer of polyvinyl chloride compounds, in a multiparty debt collection matter heard before the Ukrainian courts.

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Eterna Law is pleased to announce a number of promotions in the company

January 2017. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

Kyiv, December 19th. Eterna Law is pleased to announce a number of promotions in the company.

Maksym Uslystyi, counsel, was promoted to a Partner.

Igor Semenov, counsel, received partnership track.

Alexandr Lugovskiy, Senior Associate, received counsel track.

Artem Kuzmenko, associate, was promoted to senior associate.

Alexander Kravets, associate, was promoted to senior associate.

Julia Zarichniuk, junior associate,was promoted to associate.

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ETERNA LAW SUCCESSFULLY REPRESENTED INTERESTS OF MAJOR AGRO PRODUCER IN NUMBER OF ARBITRATION PROCEE

January 2017. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

Kyiv, December 26th - Eterna Law successfully represented interests of major Ukrainian agro producer and trader in number of arbitration proceedings before the ICAC at Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The disputes arose out of failure of the respondent to fulfil its contractual obligations under supply contracts. Eterna law team initiated few arbitration proceedings seeking repayment under the supply contracts. In result, all claims were satisfied in full and the Client was awarded about USD 11 million.

The matter was handled by Igor Semenov, Counsel, Oleksandr Kravets, Senior Associate and Anastasia Klian, Junior Associate under supervision of Oleh Beketov, Partner and Head of International Litigation.

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ETERNA LAW SUMMED UP THE RESULTS OF ITS SOCIAL INITIATIVE - "P2P" PROGRAM FOR LAW STUDENTS.

November 2016. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

Kyiv, November 17th  - Eterna Law summed up the results of its social initiative - "P2P" program for law students. This is the first in Ukraine annual scholarship program for law students studying at Ukrainian universities.  Two successful winners will be receiving a monthly scholarship and a mentorship support of one of the firm's partners during the academic year. They will also be granted with unique possibility of an internship and employment with the firm. During the selection process more than 350 students of 4th-6th courses of five Ukrainian leading universities – Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Yaroslav Mudriy National Law University, Ivan Franko Lviv National University, Zaporizhzhya National University and National University "Odessa Law Academy"– competed for the right to be the best.Two winners - Viktoriya Polishcuk and Volodymyr Khomenko will start their internship in the firm starting from November 2016.Educational projects are a key focus of corporate social responsibility of the firm. Eterna Law is the only company in Ukraine that cooperates with all key legal faculties in the country. Leading firm’s lawyers regularly carry out master classes and workshops for students.

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Eterna Law successfully acted for European insurance company Credimundi NVSA member of Credendo grou

September 2016. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

Moscow, August 30th, - Moscow office of Eterna Law successfully acted for European insurance company Credimundi NVSA member of Credendo group in a dispute.  Insurance company Credimundi sued for a large coal company JSC "Southern Kuzbass Coal Company" subrogation on insurance payment in respect of the obligation breached by non-payment of the amount due for the supply of goods.

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Eterna Law achieved amicable settlement in an ICAC case on terms advantageous to a client

September 2016. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

Moscow,  September 5th –  Our client, a major French supplier of hardware and software for the confectionery industry, filed a claim with the International Commercial Arbitration Court (ICAC) against the largest confectionery manufacturer in the Russian market for the recovery of about EUR400,000 outstanding under a supply contract.

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Leading Lawyers of Eterna Law will hold set of lectures tor law students of #1 Ukrainian university

August 2016. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

Partners and leading lawyers of Eterna Law will conduct second course of lectures for students of Law Faculty of the Taras Shevchenko national university of Kyiv. Course is to be started in September.

A series of lections is logically constructed and provides an opportunity to talk about the practical component of the main areas of law - from corporate law and M&A, dispute resolution, up to intellectual property and tax.

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ETERNA LAW IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE START OF THE COOPERATION WITH PUBLIC ASSOCIATION "ACADEMY OF PREVE

August 2016. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

Eterna Law (representative office in Almaty) announces the beginning of co-operation as a legal adviser with the Public Association "Academy of Preventive Medicine of Kazakhstan."

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Eterna Law joined the pan-European initiative "Pact for Youth - 2020" for support and development of

August 2016. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

Kyiv, the 15th of August - Eterna Law joined the initiative "Pact for Youth in Ukraine - 2020". The cooperation starts after the ceremonial signing the document by Oksana Kneychuk, Eterna Law Partner, in the Ministry of Youth and Sport, with participation of Igor Zhdanov, Minister.

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Eterna Law (representative office in Almaty) announces the beginning of co-operation as a legal advi

August 2016. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

Eterna Law (representative office in Almaty) announces the beginning of co-operation as a legal adviser with the Public Association "Academy of Preventive Medicine of Kazakhstan."

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Eterna Law acted as a legal advisor for Swarovski AG

August 2016. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

Eterna Law acted as a legal advisor for Swarovski AG – Austrian company, specialises in the production of jewelry made of glass, cutted with synthetic and natural gemstones, also crystals.

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Eterna Law Advises Chernyak on Investment in Brazilian Used Car Purchaser Instacarro

Eterna Law has advised Alexander Chernyak — a co-founder of the Russian used cars broker CarPrice – on his investment into the Brazilian analogue service Instacarro.

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AstapovLawyers announces on a merger with European law firm Baltic Business Group and entering the m

AstapovLawyers International Law Group announces a merger with Baltic Business Group, a European full-service law firm with offices in Germany and Latvia. The companies signed a strategic partnership agreement  to operate together in European and CIS markets under a common brand ‘Eterna Law’. The Board of Partners will manage the surviving company.

The merger becomes effective on 16 May 2016.

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Luxury Retail Consulting joins AstapovLawyers

April 2016. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

Moscow, April 18th – We are pleased to announce that AstapovLawyers International Law Group is extending the range of services offered to clients. Luxury Retail Consulting, a luxury brands focused agency, joined AstapovLawyers International Law Group on April 11th, 2016.  Daria Goulko, the agency’s Managing Partner and CEO, joined AstapovLawyers as Partner and Head of Luxury Retail Practice that will operate under the brand name of AstapovLawyers.

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AstapovLawyers successfully acted for a Georgian client in a dispute

April 2016. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

AstapovLawyers International Law Group has represented its Georgian client in a dispute with a major multinational manufacturer in the soft drinks industry.

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Legal 500 Recognises AstapovLawyers as a Top-Tier Firm

April 2016. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

Kyiv, 13 April 2016 – AstapovLawyers International Law Group has once again been named amongst the leading law firms in Ukraine, with its Corporate/M&A, Dispute Resolution, Energy, Intellectual Property, Real Estate & Construction, and Tax practices top-ranked in the 2016 edition of The Legal 500 EMEA directory. 

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Igor Semenov is promoted to a Counsel of AstapovLawyers

April 2016. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

Kyiv, April 4th, AstapovLawyers International Law Group is happy to announce the promotion of Igor Semenov, Senior Associate and the firm’s Coordinator of Asset Tracing and Recovery Practice to the position of a Counsel.

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AstapovLawyers has joint one of the world's largest association of lawyers – PLG International Law

April 2016. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

– AstapovLawyers International Law Group announces on joining as a member and the only Ukrainian firm in the one of the biggest world lawyers association – PLG International Lawyers.

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Oleh Beketov, Partner, AstapovLawyers, acted as an expert on the Ukrainian law

April 2016. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

Kyiv, March 14th – Oleh Beketov, Partner and Head of International Litigation Department of AstapovLawyers International Law Group, acted as an expert on the issues of Ukrainian legislation, in the litigation "Pinchuk against Bogolyubov and Kolomoisky», which was considered by the High Court of Justice in London.  The dispute concerned on the shares of Krivorozhskiy Zhelezorudnyy Kombinat (KZhRK, Krivoy Rog iron-ore plant), and parties referred to the norms of the Ukrainian law.

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AstapovLawyers Highly Rated by Kommersant in Russia

March 2016. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

Moscow, 29 March 2016 - AstapovLawyers International Law Group has taking 24th position of 50 largest law firms in Russia, according to the annual ranking by "Kommersant", published on 29 March 2016 in a special edition Legal Business.

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AstapovLawyers has joint one of the world's largest association of lawyers – PLG International Law

March 2016. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

AstapovLawyers International Law Group announces on joining as a member and the only Ukrainian firm in the one of the biggest world lawyers association – PLG International Lawyers.

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AstapovLawyers acted as legal advisor to Sports.ru

March 2016. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

AstapovLawyers acted as legal advisor to one of the largest online sports projects in Russia-Sports.ru in purchasing of a Belarusian mobile applications developer for football fans - 90live.org.

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Launch of Competition Law Firm CLACIS in Cooperation with AstapovLawyers

Kyiv, Moscow, Almaty, 18 May 2015 - CLACIS, a competition law advisory which focuses on matters concerning competition law and compliance in Ukraine, Russia and Kazakhstan announces its opening.

CLACIS is an independent law firm which works in cooperation with full service law firm AstapovLawyers in Ukraine, Russia and Kazakhstan, and plans further expansion in cooperation with law firms in other jurisdictions.

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AstapovLawyers Is Highly Ranked by DealMakers

February 2015. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

Kyiv, 27 January 2015 - Dealmakers Monthly Magazine, an established global deal reporting magazine, has highlighted exceptional rankings of AstapovLawyers and awarded the firm the following accolades:

  • Dispute Resolution Law firm Of The Year in Ukraine
  • Private Funds Advisory Law Firm of the Year in Russia

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AstapovLawyers Shortlisted for The Lawyer European Award

January 2015. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

Kyiv, 21 January 2015 – AstapovLawyers International Law Group has been shortlisted for the Law Firm of the Year: Ukraine and the CIS  in the Lawyer magazine`s European Awards 2015. According to The Lawyer, the firms that have made it to the shortlist have shown not only an ability to act on innovative and significant transactions, but also a commitment to issues such as outstanding client service quality, strategic planning, diversity and training. The winner is chosen by a panel of judges, including editorial staff, senior private practice and in-house lawyers. The award ceremony will be held on 12 March 2015 in London.

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AstapovLawyers Represents KVV Group Shortlisted for Acquisition of Liepajas Metalurgs

November 2014. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

AstapovLawyers represents interests of  KVV Group in potential acquisition of JSC "Liepajas Metalurgs", Latvian biggest industrial enterprise as well as the only still mill in Baultic states. KVV Group is one of two finalists for further talks on the sale of the metallurgical company. The bidders have signed letters of intent for the acquisition of the plant. The expected deal value is not disclosable yet, however it is clear it will be in the range of EUR 80-100 million.

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AstapovLawyers Top-Ranked in Energy and Infrastructure by IFLR1000

November 2014. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

Kyiv, 30 October 2014 - AstapovLawyers has been named among the top firms in Energy and Infrastructure (Tier 2) by the annual IFLR1000 rating.

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AstapovLawyers Provides Legal Advice to Lexmark

October 2014. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

Kyiv, 17 October 2014 - AstapovLawyers has advised Lexmark International Technology S.A. (Switzerland) on legal matters pertaining to the signing of distribution agreement with a Ukrainian company. The advice included review and adjustments of the wholesaler contract, drafting arbitration clause and on Ukrainian law matters applicable to the contract.

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AstapovLawyers Becomes Official Legal Partner of Ukrainian Tennis Federation

October 2014. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

AstapovLawyers is pleased to announce it has become an official legal partner of the Ukrainian Tennis Federation. AstapovLawyers will provide full legal support to the Federation including advice on on-going matters, drafting and negotiating contracts, employment, tax and corporate issues. AstapovLawyers has become the first law firm to act as an official legal partner of the Ukrainian Tennis Federation.

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AstapovLawyers Holds Compliance Workshop for Energoatom

September 2014. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

On 12 September 2014, AstapovLawyers has held a Compliance Workshop for employees of Energoatom, a national nuclear energy generating company.

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AstapovLawyers Successfully Represents Delta Bank

September 2014. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

AstapovLawyers has successfully represented Delta Bank, one of the major Ukrainian banks, in a USD 71 million dispute against a Ukrainian tycoon, an owner of a significant agricultural group of companies in Ukraine.

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Ivan Lishchyna Speaks on Practical Problems of International Arbitration in Ukraine

September 2014. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

Kyiv, 23 September 2014 - Ivan Lishchyna, Counsel, has taken part in the conference and students seminar "The relationship between alternative dispute resolution and ordinary courts: New trends in the Ukraine, Germany, Poland and other countries" organized in terms of collaboration with Institute for Eastern European Law, Munich. The event took place in the Institute of Legislation of the Verchovna Rada of Ukraine on September 8 - 10, 2014.

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AstapovLawyers Successfully Represents Canon Russia

September 2014. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

AstapovLawyers has successfully represented Canon Russia in a dispute with a Russian retailor LLC Fotosintez (Foto.ru brand) on abuse of rights in the surety agreement. 

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AstapovLawyers Receives TOP Recognitions in Corporate/M&A and Tax in Ukraine

September 2014. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

AstapovLawyers has been recognized TOP-3 band in corporate/M&A and tax in Ukraine according to the latest survey 2014 by KyivPost, a well-known English speaking edition. The survey findings are based on a peer review conducted by the Kyiv Post in August of 90 law firms.

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AstapovLawyers Advises Bashneft on Contemplated Expansion into a New Market

August 2014. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

AstapovLawyers International Law Group has provided corporate tax consulting and legal advisory to the joint stock oil company Bashneft, one of the Russia's largest integrated oil companies, due to its contemplated expansion into new market in the Southeast Europe.

 

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AstapovLawyers successfully acts in LMAA arbitration

August 2014. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

AstapovLawyers International Law Group has defended interests of a maritime transportation branch of a multinational company trading in various soft commodities in arbitration proceedings at the London Maritime Arbitrators Association. 

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AstapovLawyers Advises Sportmaster on Corporate and Labor Law

AstapovLawyers International Law Group has advised Sportmaster, a major CIS sporting goods and equipment retailer, on various corporate and employment matters in Ukraine.

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AstapovLawyers Represents Varus In potential Acquisition of Retail Sites

AstapovLawyers International Law Group has represented a Ukrainian retail group Varus in potential acquisition of ten retail sites from a Russian retailer. The transaction valued around USD 10 mln. AstapovLawyers team provided legal advice on deal structuring, drafted and negotiated initial transactional documents, as well as assisted with other matters. 

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Eugene Blinov Named Winner in Arbitration in Ukraine by Client Choice Awards 2014

Eugene Blinov, a Partner and Head of International Arbitration Department of AstapovLawyers, has been named the Winner in the field of Arbitration in Ukraine by the Client Choice Awards 2014. The research was conducted by the UK's International Law Office and Lexology.

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Oleh Beketov Spoke at the 3rd Annual Conference on International Dispute Resolution Involving Russia

Oleh Beketov, Partner and Head of International Litigation Department at AstapovLawyers ILG, spoke about interim measures at the 3rd Annual Conference on "International Dispute Resolution Involving Russian and CIS Companies", which was held on 27-28 February in London.

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AstapovLawyers Has Been Named Commercial and Antitrust Law Firm of the Year in Ukraine

AstapovLawyers Internatonal Law Group has been named Commercial Law Firm and Antitrust Law Firm of the year in Ukraine by ACQ Global Awards 2014.

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AstapovLawyers Recommended In Dispute Resolution by Chambers Global 2014

AstapovLawyers International Law Group has been recommended in Dispute Resolution by recently published Chambers Global 2014.

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AstapovLawyers Protects Interests of a Large Ukrainian Vodka Producer

AstapovLawyers ILG has successfully represented one of the largest Ukrainian vodka producers before the International Commercial Arbitration Court at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation (the "ICAC").

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AstapovLawyers Recommended by the Legal 500: Europe, Middle East & Africa 2014

AstapovLawyers International Law Group has been recommended by the 2014 edition of Legal 500: Europe, Middle East & Africa. The guide includes review of key strength of law firms in the most European jurisdictions. The research is based on the direct recommendations, peers` and third parties opinions, as well as on the transactions that the law firm advises on.

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AstapovLawyers is Top Ranked in Competition by Chambers Europe 2014

AstapovLawyers has been top ranked by Chambers Europe 2014 in the area of competition law in Ukraine.

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Natalia Meshcheriakova Elected as Head of IP and Advertising Law Committee at UBA

Natalia Meshcheriakova, Partner and Head of Intellectual Property Department at AstapovLawyers, has been elected as a Head of Intellectual Property and Advertising Law Committee at the Ukrainian Bar Association (UBA). Members of that professional association elected Ms Meshcheriakova by electronic voting. For the third time in a row Natalia is a head of IP and Advertising Law Committee at the UBA.

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Ivan Lishchyna Joined the Expert Council under the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine

As a leading specialist with skills and experience in the sphere of the European Convention on Human Rights Ivan Lishchyna was invited to join the Expert Council under the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine.

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AstapovLawyers Received Legal Awards 2014 for Arbitration and Competition

AstapovLawyers received two Legal Awards 2014 for Law Firm of the Year in Ukraine in the areas of arbitration and competition from a well-respected Ukrainian law magazine "Yuridicheskaya Practika". This award is an acknowledgment of outstanding achievement and excellent work of the team in respective fields.

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AstapovLawyers Highly Recognized by Ukrainian Law Firms: Handbook for foreign clients 2014

AstapovLawyers has been highly recognized by the annual research Ukrainian Law Firms: Handbook for foreign clients 2014 conducted by the well-respected publishing house "Yuridicheskaya Practika".

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Artem Atepalihin Joins AstapovLawyers as Director of Strategic Development

Artem Atepalihin has joined AstapovLawyers as a Director of Strategic Development. Mr Atepalihin will be responsible for strategic planning, analyzing and monitoring of the  legal market, establishing and maintaining partnerships with clients and public authorities to enable new growth opportunities.

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Oleh Malskyy Spoke On Minority Shareholder`s Rights in M&A Deals and Post-M&A Matters at the IV St.

Oleh Malskyy, partner and head of Corporate and M&A practice of AstapovLawyers, spoke at the IV International Legal Forum, which took place in St. Petersburg, Russia on 18-21 of June, 2014. Oleh Malskyy spoke on the rights of minority shareholders in the post-M&A disputes.

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AstapovLawyers Has Been Recognized by Well-known International Publications

AstapovLawyers International Law Group has been recently recognized by number of well-known international publications and directories for its expertise in various areas of legal services, including:

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Oleg Samus joins AstapovLawyers as Partner and Head of Commercial & Government Relations Practice

October 2013. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

Oleg Samus has joined AstapovLawyers International Law Group as Partner and Head of the Commercial & Government Relations Practices. Prior to joining the firm Oleg held a position of Legal & Public Affairs Director in Bunge Ukraine. He has more than 10 years of experience in the agricultural and FMCG sectors.

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Andrey Samoilov spoke at the ABA’s 5th Annual Moscow Dispute Resolution Forum

October 2013. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

Andrey Samoilov, Senior Associate of AstapovLawyers Moscow office, spoke at the ABA's 5th Annual Conference on the resolution of the CIS-related Business Disputes, which took place on 27 September in Radisson Royal Hotel Moscow, Russia. His topic covered "Private enforcement in antitrust matters - private follow-on actions in CIS".

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Antonina Yaholnyk spoke at teleseminar “Cartels investigations in Ukraine and Moldova: basics”

October 2013. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

Antonina Yaholnyk, Partner and Head of CIS Competition Practice of AstapovLawyers ILG, spoke about "Effectiveness of cartels investigations in Ukraine" at the teleseminar "Cartels investigations in Ukraine and Moldova: basics", which was held on 25 September.

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AstapovLawyers successfully represented Istanbul Textile Exporters’ Association in investigation

October 2013. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

AstapovLawyers International Law Group advised Istanbul Textile and Raw Material Exporters' Association, which comprises of 16 000 turkish companies, in the special safeguard investigation regarding the increased import of fabrics to the united customs territory of the Customs Union of the Russian Federation, Belarus and Kazakhstan.

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Andrey Samoilov spoke at the ABA’s 5th Annual Moscow Dispute Resolution Forum

October 2013. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

Andrey Samoilov, Senior Associate of AstapovLawyers ILG, spoke at the ABA's 5th Annual Conference on the resolution of the CIS-related Business Disputes, which took place on 27 September in Radisson Royal Hotel Moscow, Russia. His topic covered "Private enforcement in antitrust matters - private follow-on actions in CIS".

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AstapovLawyers successfully acted for a Russian trading company in GAFTA arbitration

October 2013. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

AstapovLawyers International Arbitration team has represented a major Russian trading company in arbitration before the Grain and Feed Trade Association (GAFTA).

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AstapovLawyers successfully represented one of the largest Russian manufacturers of electronics...

September 2013. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

AstapovLawyers International Law Group has successfully represented one of the largest Russian manufacturers of electronics before the Arbitrazh Court of Moscow in two disputes.

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AstapovLawyers avised on a USD 70 mln joint venture establishment in agriculture sector

September 2013. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

AstapovLawyers International Law Group has advised a leading Ukrainian financial and asset management institution and a Ukrainian wheat, corn and soy production company, on establishment of a 50-50 joint venture valued at USD 70 mln.

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AstapovLawyers successfully represented a major Ukrainian vodka producer in arbitration proceedings

September 2013. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

AstapovLawyers International Law Group has successfully represented one of the largest Ukrainian vodka producers before the International Commercial Arbitration Court at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation.

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AstapovLawyers successfully defended commercial interests of OJSC Razgulay Group before the court in

August 2013. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

AstapovLawyers International Law Group together with De Berti Jacchia Franchini Forlanihave efficiently represented OJSC Razgulay Group, one of the largest Russian agricultural holdings, in more than 6-year-long court proceedings in Italy.

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Andrey Astapov named Commercial Arbitration Lawyers of the Year in Ukraine

August 2013. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

Andrey Astapov, Managing Partner of AstapovLawyers ILG, has won in the category Commercial Arbitration Lawyer of the Year in Ukraine by a Lawyer Monthly - Legal Award 2013. The voting process lasted for 3 months, the results were based on involvement in significant legal cases and legal activity, legal expertise and innovation, peer recognition and personal achievement, strategic thinking and planning and previous accolades and entries within the international legal guides.

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Associate Yevhen Fedorchenko joined AstapovLawyers

August 2013. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

Yevhen Fedorchenko joined AstapovLawyers as Associate of the CIS Litigation team. He has over 5 years of litigation experience in the areas of civil, commercial, administrative law as well as profound understanding of Ukrainian and international law.

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AstapovLawyers co-counseled on Great East Energy $50m going-public transaction

August 2013. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

AstapovLawyers team handled transactional and structural support of the deal, advised on purchase and sale of the production assets in Ukraine, conducted Due Diligence, issued several legal opinions, as well as drafted transaction documents.

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AstapovLawyers named Best Mergers & Acquisitions Law Firm of the Year 2013 in Ukraine

August 2013. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

AstapovLawyers International Law Group has been named Best Mergers & Acquisitions Law Firm of the Year 2013 in Ukraine by InterContinental Finance Magazine Awards.

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AstapovLawyers joined the Mediation Practices Club of the Kyiv Mohyla Business School

AstapovLawyers International Law Group joined the Mediation Practices Club founded on 2 July 2013 at the Ukrainian Mediation Center (Kyiv Mohyla Business School). The club was initiated by leading Ukrainian law firms.

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AstapovLawyers became legal partner of the Sanlorenzo 46 steel and...

...Sunseeker Portofino 40 yachts presentation. The event took place on 18 July in Porto Franco restaurant. The guests included members of the Burevestnik yacht club, yacht owners, businessmen and politicians.

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Oleh Malskyy shortlisted as European Union Lawyer of the Year in Ukraine

AstapovLawyers Partner Oleh Malskyy has been shortlisted as European Union Lawyer of the Year in Ukraine by the Lawyer Monthly Legal Awards 2013.

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AstapovLawyers named Independent Law Firm of the Year in Ukraine

AstapovLawyers Internatonal Law Group has been named Independent Law Firm of the Year in Ukraine by ACQ Global Awards 2013.

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AstapovLawyers advised the seller on USD 25 million strategic Oil&Gas assets sale

AstapovLawyers International Law Group advised the seller on USD 25 million sale of strategic Oil&Gas assets in Ukraine to CUB Energy, a Black Sea region-focused upstream Oil&Gas company.

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AstapovLawyers successfully represented Italian clothes manufacturer in litigation against Ukrainian

AstapovLawyers International Law Group has successfully represented Italian clothes manufacturer in litigation against Ukrainian retailer before Kyiv City Commercial Court. The dispute arose out of respondent's failure to pay for the delivered goods of Italian origin.

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Ivan Lishchyna attended the DIS Baltic Arbitration Days

Ivan Lishchyna, Senior Associate of AstapovLawyers ILG, took part in the DIS Baltic Arbitration Days: Arbitration in Corporate and Finance Disputes, which took place on 13-14 June 2013 at Riga Graduate School of Law, Latvia. The event was organized by DIS Baltikum, the Baltic Regional Group of the German Institution of Arbitration.

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AstapovLawyers named Law Firm of the Year in M&A by Global 100 – 2013

AstapovLawyers International Law Group has been named Law Firm of the Year in M&A by Global 100 - 2013 edition, which distinguishes 100 of the World's leading firms and individuals with votes from over 163 countries worldwide.

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AstapovLawyers will officially support Alfa Jazz Fest 2013

AstapovLawyers International Law Group has become a legal partner of the international jazz festival Alfa Jazz Fest, which is held annually in Lviv, Ukraine on 13-16 June. The event will gather around 40 000 guests, giving an unforgettable impressions to the audience and jazz connoisseurs.

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Oleh Malskyy spoke on potentials and opportunities of the Customs Union of Belarus, Kazakhstan...

and Russia at the III St. Petersburg International Legal Forum that took place on 15-18 May 2013.-

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AstapovLawyers named Dispute Resolution Law Firm of the Year 2013 in Ukraine

AstapovLawyers International Law Group has been named Dispute Resolution Law Firm of the Year 2013 in Ukraine by the InterContinental Finance 2013 Global Awards as the firm that has excelled over the competitors due to the continued quality of advice, customer service and business prowess.

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AstapovLawyers will officially support Alfa Jazz Fest 2013

AstapovLawyers International Law Group has become a legal partner of the international jazz festival Alfa Jazz Fest, which is held annually in Lviv, Ukraine on 13-16 June. The event will gather around 40 000 guests, giving an unforgettable impressions to the audience and jazz connoisseurs.

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AstapovLawyers acted as a legal partner of the XXII Open Nationwide Weightlifting Competition

AstapovLawyers International Law Group acted as a legal partner of the XXII Open Nationwide Weightlifting Competition, which was held on 7-11 May in Slavutych, Ukraine.

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Andrey Astapov and Anna Kombikova participated in the III St. Petersburg International Legal Forum

AstapovLawyers Managing Partner Andrey Astapov and Associate Anna Kombikova attended the III St. Petersburg International Legal Forum which took place on 15-18 May 2013.

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AstapovLawyers supports IV Mercedes-Benz Kommersant-Weekend Golf Cup 2013

AstapovLawyers International Law Group has co-sponsored IV Mercedes-Benz Kommersant-Weekend Golf Cup 2013, which took place on May 25th at the Kiev's Golfstream Golf Club.

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AstapovLawyers highly recognized by Chambers Europe & Handbook for foreign clients 2013

AstapovLawyers International Law Group has been highly recognized by the UK's authoritative legal directory Chambers Europe 2013 and well-respected local guide Ukrainian Law Firms: Handbook for foreign clients 2013.

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Ivan Lishchyna spoke at the press conference on Challenges and Opportunities of the...

Pro Bono Activities Development in Ukraine organized by the Ukrainian Legal Aid Foundation. The event took place as part of the Fourth All-Ukrainian Day of Pro Bono on 16 May 2013 in the press center of the Ukrainian national information agency Ukrinform.

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Associate Anna Arutunian joined AstapovLawyers' Moscow team

Anna Arutunian has joined AstapovLawyers' Moscow team as an Associate of the Dispute Resolution Department. Ms Arutunian has over 5 years of experience in representing clients in arbitration courts of all jurisdictions, including the Supreme Commercial Court of the Russian Federation, and in courts of general jurisdiction.

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AstapovLawyers highly recognized by Chambers Europe & Handbook for foreign clients 2013

AstapovLawyers International Law Group has been highly recognized by the UK’s authoritative legal directory Chambers Europe 2013 and well-respected local guide Ukrainian Law Firms: Handbook for foreign clients 2013.

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AstapovLawyers is co-organizing the 1st Ukrainian International Forum on counterfeiting and piracy

April 2013. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

AstapovLawyers International Law Group is co-organizing the 1st Ukrainian International Forum "Real Business Against Counterfeiting and Piracy" jointly with Conference House and the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The event will take place on 11 June 2013 in Kiev, Ukraine and will be the first event of this scale in Eastern Europe.

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AstapovLawyers, the NYSBA and the UBA held a joint seminar on New York law

April 2013. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

AstapovLawyers International Law Group, the NYSBA and the UBA held a joint seminar on New York law in international transactions & dispute resolutions. The event took place in Radisson Blu Kiev Podil on 18 April 2013. 

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Maksym Uslisty spoke at the 11th International Atyrau Legal Conference in Kazakhstan

April 2013. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

AstapovLawyers' Senior Associate Maksym Uslisty spoke at the 11th International Atyrau Legal Conference in Kazakhstan organized by the Kazakhstan Petroleum Lawyers' Association. The event took place on 19 April and was dedicated to current issues and analysis of practical application of laws to the oil and gas industry in Kazakhstan. 

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AstapovLawyers named Best Law Firm of the Year in Ukraine by the Lawyers World Magazine

April 2013. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

17 April 2013

AstapovLawyers International Law Group has been recognized as the Best Law Firm of the Year in Ukraine within the UK-based Lawyers World Global Awards 2013. These are granted based on the online poll conducted among the peer lawyers and the readers of the Lawyers World Magazine, whose main area of interest is corporate law.

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Associate joined AstapovLawyers' Moscow team

April 2013. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

16 April 2013

Kseniya Gagaeva has joined AstapovLawyers' Moscow team as an Associate of the Dispute Resolution Department. Ms Gagaeva is an attorney-at-law experienced in judicial protection of rights and interests of natural persons and legal entities, particularly, in troubled loans, bankruptcy, contractual and employment disputes. 

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AstapovLawyers named Natural Resources Law Firm of the Year in Russia by Corporate Intl Magazine

April 2013. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

10 April 2013

AstapovLawyers International Law Group has been named Natural Resources Law Firm of the Year in Russia by the UK-based Corporate Intl Magazine Legal Awards 2013. The award is granted on the basis of independent editorial research and client feedback.

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Antonina Yaholnyk named Lawyer of the Year in Competition by Best Lawyers 2013

April 2013. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

5 April 2013

Antonina Yaholnyk, a Partner and Head of CIS Competition and Compliance Practices of AstapovLawyers ILG, has been named Lawyer of the Year in Competition by Best Lawyers 2013, the oldest and most highly-respected peer review guide to the legal profession worldwide.

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AstapovLawyers named Dispute Resolution Law Firm of the Year in Ukraine by Corporate Intl Magazine

April 2013. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

4 April 2013

AstapovLawyers International Law Group has been named Dispute Resolution Law Firm of the Year in Ukraine by the UK-based Corporate Intl Magazine Legal Awards 2013. The award is granted on the basis of independent editorial research and client feedback.

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Anna Kombikova spoke at the international conference on commercial arbitration

April 2013. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

4 April 2013

Anna Kombikova, Associate of AstapovLawyers international Law Group, spoke at the International conference "Arbitration perspectives in Georgia. Place of arbitration in Eastern European legal systems and enforcement of international conventions by the Council of Europe Member States" held jointly by the Business Association of Georgia and European Arbitration Chamber. The event took place in Tbilisi, Georgia on 1 April 2013.

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Best Eastern Europe Team at the 6th Frankfurt Investment Arbitration Moot Competition

April 2013. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

2 April 2013

The Ukrainian team of the Institute of International Relations of Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University has been awarded the prize for the Best Team from the Eastern European Regional Group at the 6th Frankfurt Investment Arbitration Moot Competition. AstapovLawyers International Law Group acted as an official sponsor of the moot court, which took place in Frankfurt, Germany on 18-22 March 2013.

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AstapovLawyers successfully represented a Russia-based clothing retailer in arbitration proceedings

April 2013. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

1 April 2013

AstapovLawyers International Law Group has successfully represented a Russia-based clothing retailer in arbitration proceedings before International Commercial Arbitration Court at the Zürich Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Switzerland) in over one and a half million dispute with a German wholesaler.

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Andrey Astapov named Commercial Arbitration Expert by 2013 Guide to the World’s Leading Experts

April 2013. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

21 March 2013

Andrey Astapov, AstapovLawyers' Managing Partner, has been named Commercial Arbitration Expert by the 2013 Guide to the World's Leading Experts. The Expert Guides focus on individuals considered by clients and peers to be the best in their field.

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AstapovLawyers recommended in Dispute Resolution by Chambers Global 2013

April 2013. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

18 March 2013

AstapovLawyers International Law Group has been recommended in Dispute Resolution by Chambers Global 2013.

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Natalia Meshcheriakova spoke at the ICC’s Commission on Intellectual Property

April 2013. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

13 March 2013 Natalia Meshcheriakova, a Partner and Head of Intellectual Property Department of AstapovLawyers International Law Group, spoke at the ICC’s Commission on Intellectual Property on 6 March in Paris, France. The commission members discussed the 2013 action plan, positive innovation agenda, IP issues on electronic media and networks and IP Roadmap.

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AstapovLawyers has become an official sponsor of the 6th Frankfurt Investment Arbitration Moot Court

April 2013. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

12 March 2013 

AstapovLawyers International Law Group has become an official sponsor of the 6th Frankfurt Investment Arbitration Moot Court, which will take place in Frankfurt, Germany, from 18 to 22 March 2013. The firm is supporting the team of the Institute of International Relations of Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University: Polina Gryganska, Iryna Karpliuk, Oksana Varakina, Oleksiy Maslov.

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Eugene Blinov named Winner in Arbitration in Ukraine by Client Choice Awards 2013

April 2013. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

6 March 2013

Eugene Blinov, a Partner with AstapovLawyers ILG, has been named the Winner in the field of Arbitration in Ukraine by the Client Choice Awards 2013. The research was conducted by the UK's International Law Office and Lexology.

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Kateryna Ianishevska took part in the Frankfurt Investment Arbitration Pre-Moot Round

April 2013. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

27 February 2013

Kateryna Ianishevska, a Junior Associate of AstapovLawyers International Law Group, acted as a leader of the Odessa I.I.Mechnikov National University team at the Frankfurt Investment Arbitration Pre-Moot Round. The Practice Moot Court was held at the Institute of International Relations at Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University on 22 February 2013.

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AstapovLawyers defended Promising International Trading Co. in FOSFA arbitration proceedings

April 2013. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

26 February 2013

AstapovLawyers International Law Group has successfully defended Promising International Trading Co., a major international trader, in FOSFA arbitration proceedings.

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Oleh Gromovoi nominated to become a Counsel

April 2013. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

21 February 2013 Oleh Gromovoi has been nominated to become a Counsel after over 3 years of successful career in AstapovLawyers ILG. He joined the firm in August 2009.

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Eugene Blinov promoted to Partner

February 2013. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

Eugene Blinov, a Counsel with AstapovLawyers ILG, has been promoted to a Partner of the group. He leads the International Arbitration Practice. Mr Blinov has been with the firm for over 5 years.

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Oleh Beketov spoke at the ‘Professional ethics in arbitration’ discussion

February 2013. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

Oleh Beketov, Partner and Head of the International Litigation Department of AstapovLawyers ILG, spoke at the ‘Professional ethics in arbitration’ discussion, which took place in Lviv on 15 February. The core issues of discussion included professional ethics and the process of uniting lawyers specialized in arbitration to help Ukraine create an arbitration-friendly image.

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Oleh Malskyy recommended in Antitrust by Best Lawyers

February 2013. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

Inclusion in Best Lawyers is based entirely on peer review. The methodology is designed to capture, as accurately as possible, the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical area and legal practice area.

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AstapovLawyers recognized as a TOP-5 best law firm in Ukraine in Competition

January 2013. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

AstapovLawyers ILG has been recognized as a TOP-5 best law firm in Ukraine in Competition by a leading independent research made by a reputable CIS business platform Kommersant and a well-respected Ukrainian law magazine Yuridicheskaya Practika.

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AstapovLawyers named Dispute Resolution Law Firm of the Year in Ukraine

January 2013. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

AstapovLawyers International Law Group has been named Dispute Resolution Law Firm of the Year in Ukraine by the UK's Finance Monthly Global Awards 2013.

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AstapovLawyers named Commercial Litigation Law Firm of 2013 in Ukraine

January 2013. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

AstapovLawyers International Law Group has been named Commercial Litigation Law Firm of the Year in Ukraine by the UK’s M&A International Global Awards 2013.

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Tatyana Gromovaya promoted to Senior Associate

January 2013. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

Mrs Gromovaya has over 6 years of experience advising clients on international corporate and contractual law, labor law, social insurance and international tax planning. 

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AstapovLawyers and Addleshaw Goddard held a joint seminar on ‘Battle of billionaires: lifting the

January 2013. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

AstapovLawyers and Addleshaw Goddard held a joint seminar on ‘Battle of billionaires: lifting the lid on oligarch litigation’ on 12 December in Hyatt Kyiv.

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AstapovLawyers protected interests of a Belgian credit-insurance company in the International Commer

January 2013. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).
The dispute arose out of failure of Ukrainian dairy producer to supply milk ingredients to its Belgian partner. In its turn, a Belgian credit-insurance company, which insured commercial risks of a Belgian purchaser, subrogated its rights and referred to the ICAC at UCCI.

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AstapovLawyers successfully represented Avery Dennison in international litigation matter

January 2013. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).
...against Ukrainian Kharkov-based company. The dispute arose from the default on the part of Ukrainian company in payment for the delivered goods. 

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AstapovLawyers recognized as a TOP-4 best law firm in Ukraine in International Arbitration

January 2013. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

AstapovLawyers ILG has been recognized as a TOP-4 best law firm in Ukraine in International Arbitration by a leading independent research made by a reputable CIS business platform Kommersant and a well-respected Ukrainian law magazine Yuridicheskaya Practika.

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AstapovLawyers successfully represented its Kazakhstani client in GAFTA proceedings

December 2012. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

AstapovLawyers International Law Group successfully represented its client, a major Kazakhstani grain company, in first tier proceedings of GAFTA arbitration in a dispute with an Italian processing company.

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AstapovLawyers recognized as a TOP-4 best law firm in Ukraine

December 2012. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

AstapovLawyers International Law Group has been recognized as a TOP-4 best law firm in Ukraine by the leading national independent research made by the most reputable CIS business platform Kommersant and a well-respected Ukrainian law magazine Yuridicheskaya Practika.

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AstapovLawyers achieves settlement of a major dispute referred to LCIA arbitration

December 2012. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

AstapovLawyers International Law Group successfully represented the interests of a Russian company Razgulay-Kuban LLC in a dispute with its Turkish counterparty.

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AstapovLawyers named M&A Law Firm of the Year in Ukraine

December 2012. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

AstapovLawyers International Law Group has been named M&A Law Firm of the Year in Ukraine by the UK's M&A International Global Awards 2013.

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Associate joined AstapovLawyers

December 2012. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

Anna Kombikova has joined AstapovLawyers as an Associate of the International Arbitration Department. 

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Associate joined AstapovLawyers

December 2012. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

Oleksandr Arkhipov has joined AstapovLawyers as an Associate of the Litigation Department. He specializes in international law, taxation and dispute resolution.

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AstapovLawyers named M&A Law Firm of the Year in Ukraine

December 2012. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

AstapovLawyers International Law Group has been named M&A Law Firm of the Year in Ukraine by the UK's M&A International Global Awards 2013.

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AstapovLawyers and Azure Trust Group held a joined seminar on “Fundamental principles of trusts’

November 2012. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

AstapovLawyers International Law Group, Azure Trust Group and Kennedy's Law held a joined seminar on "Fundamental principles of trusts' functioning". The event took place on 20 November in firm's office.

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AstapovLawyers has boosted its luxury practice

November 2012. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

AstapovLawyers International Law Group has become a legal counsel of two world-known luxury brands in Kazakhstan.

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Antonina Yaholnyk joins AstapovLawyers as Competition and Compliance Partner

November 2012. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

Antonina Yaholnyk has joined the firm as Partner of AstapovLawyers International Law Group heading Competition and Compliance Practices.

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Eugene Blinov took part in the conference “Agricultural Investments – 2012. Input Markets”

November 2012. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

Eugene Blinov, a Counsel at AstapovLawyers International Law Group, took part in the 5th annual conference “Agricultural Investments – 2012. Input Markets”. The event took place on 8th November in Kyiv.

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AstapovLawyers and 20 Essex Street held a joint seminar

November 2012. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

AstapovLawyers International Law Group and 20 Essex Street Chambers held a seminar on “Shareholder and post-M&A disputes under English law: when the love is gone”. The event took place in Premier Palace Hotel, Kyiv on 13 November.

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Oleg Shaulko participated in the Russian Law Week in London

November 2012. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

Oleg Shaulko, AstapovLawyers representative in UK, participated in the Russian Law Week 2012 on 5-7 November in London.

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AstapovLawyers attended the seminar “Corporate and investment aspects of doing business in Austria

November 2012. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

Tatyana Gromovaya and Anna Saliy, associates of the international restructuring, insolvency and tax planning department with AstapovLawyers, participated in the seminar “Corporate and investment aspects of doing business in Austria” that took place on 8th November in Kyiv. 

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Eugene Blinov took part in the conference “Agricultural Investments – 2012. Input Markets”

November 2012. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

Eugene Blinov, a Counsel at AstapovLawyers International Law Group, took part in the 5th annual conference “Agricultural Investments – 2012. Input Markets”. The event took place on 8th November in Kyiv.

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AstapovLawyers successfully secured the enforcement of an arbitration award of...

November 2012. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

International Commercial Arbitration Court at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation 

AstapovLawyers successfully represented OJSC “Efirnoye” in international arbitration award recognition and enforcement proceedings in Malaysia against a major Malaysian vegetable oils trader Alfa Trading Limited.

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Oleh Malskyy named among TOP-20 successful lawyers of Ukraine

November 2012. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

Oleh Malskyy, Partner of AstapovLawyers International Law Group, has been named among 20 recognized and successful lawyers of Ukraine in a yearly survey “Law Firms of Ukraine” by an authoritative local publication “Juridicheskaya Practika”.

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Andrey Astapov named among TOP-20 successful lawyers of Ukraine

November 2012. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

Andrey Astapov, Managing Partner of AstapovLawyers International Law Group, has been named among 20 recognized and successful lawyers of Ukraine in a yearly survey “Law Firms of Ukraine” by an authoritative local publication “Juridicheskaya Practika”.

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Denis Bykov joined AstapovLawyers as Managing Partner of the firm’s Moscow office

October 2012. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

AstapovLawyers International Law Group is pleased to announce that Denis Bykov has joined the firm as Managing Partner of the Moscow office.

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AstapovLawyers named Law Firm of the year in Ukraine

October 2012. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

AstapovLawyers International Law Group has been named Overall Law Firm of the Year 2012 in Ukraine by ACQ Finance Magazine Law Awards 2012.

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Andrey Astapov named Lawyer of the Year in Russia & CIS

October 2012. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

Andrey Astapov, Managing Partner of AstapovLawyers International Law Group, has been named Lawyer of the Year 2012 in Russia & CIS by ACQ Finance Magazine Law Awards 2012.

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Oleh Malskyy named Competition Lawyer of the year in Ukraine

October 2012. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

Oleh Malskyy, a Partner with AstapovLawyers International Law Group, has been named Competition Lawyer of the Year 2012 in Ukraine by ACQ Finance Magazine Law Awards 2012.

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Oleh Malskyy spoke at the "WTO and Russia" conference in Moscow

October 2012. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

Oleh Malskyy, a Partner with AstapovLawyers International Law Group, spoke at the “WTO and Russia: forecasts, risks, practical recommendations for business” conference, which was jointly organized by the International Business Support Centre (IBSC), the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation and AstapovLawyers International Law Group. The event took place at the Congress Centre of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Moscow (Russia) on 18 October.

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AstapovLawyers named Arbitration & Litigation Law Firm of the Year in Russia & CIS

October 2012. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

AstapovLawyers International Law Group has been named the Russia & CIS Arbitration & Litigation Law Firm of the Year 2012 by ACQ Finance Magazine Law Awards 2012.

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A new Senior Associate joined AstapovLawyers

October 2012. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

Alexander Bondar has joined AstapovLawyers International Law Group as a Senior Associate. Mr Bondar will reinforce the firm’s International Litigation Department.

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Igor Semenov gave a lecture on ICC Arbitration Rules’ novelties of 2012

October 2012. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

Igor Semenov, an Associate with AstapovLawyers International Law Group, gave an internal lecture on the novelties introduced to 2012 ICC Arbitration Rules. The event took place at AstapovLawyers Kyiv office on 12 October 2012.

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AstapovLawyers named Ukraine Commercial Law Firm of the Year

October 2012. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

AstapovLawyers International Law Group has been named the Ukraine Commercial Law Firm of the Year by 2012 Legal Award organized by a UK-based Acquisition International Magazine.

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Oleh Malskyy held a webinar on IPO for young legal professionals

October 2012. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

Oleh Malskyy, a Partner with AstapovLawyers International Law Group, held a webinar on IPO for future lawyers. The event was organized by the Students League of the Ukrainian Bar Association, and involved simultaneous participation of student groups in Lviv, Kharkiv, Odessa and Kyiv with the use of web-based technologies.

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Anatoliy Kodynets gave a lecture on legal protection of design objects

October 2012. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

Anatoliy Kodynets, a Senior Associate with AstapovLawyers International Law Group, gave a lecture on legal protection of design objects. The lecture was organized by the Ukrainian Bar Association and the Youth association of the Kyiv unit of Ukrainian Design Association within the “Varta Sprava” project.

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Eugene Blinov spoke at the 4th Oilseeds & Oils 2012 International Conference

October 2012. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

Eugene Blinov, a Counsel with AstapovLawyers International Law Group, spoke at the 4th International Oilseeds & Oils 2012 Conference in Istanbul, Turkey, organized by APK Inform on 3 October.

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Tatyana Kuzmenko spoke at the International Tax Reform Conference

October 2012. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

Tatyana Kuzmenko, a Partner with AstapovLawyers, spoke at the International Conference “Tax Reform as an Important Source of Economic and Employment Growth”. The event, organized by the Reformatory Club, took place on 9 October at the InterContinental Hotel, Kyiv.

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Oleh Gromovoi and Natalia Meshcheriakova spoke at the Media Law Conference

October 2012. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

Oleh Gromovoi, a Senior Associate with AstapovLawyers International Law Group, and Natalia Meshcheriakova, a Partner and Head of IP Department, spoke at the Media Law Conference. The event on 5 October was organized by the Television Industry Committee at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Kyiv.

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Andrey Astapov participated in the 2012 ICC Rules of Arbitration Seminar “Save the date” in Dubl

October 2012. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

Andrey Astapov, Managing Partner of AstapovLawyers International Law Group, participated in the 2012 ICC Rules of Arbitration Seminar “Save the date” co-organized by ICC International and ICC Dublin.

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AstapovLawyers named Litigation Law Firm of the Year – Ukraine

October 2012. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

AstapovLawyers has been named "Litigation Law Firm of the Year – Ukraine" by a UK-based Finance Monthly Magazine.

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AstapovLawyers successfully represented Avery Dennison on labor issues

October 2012. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

AstapovLawyers International Law Group advised a leading labeling and packaging materials company Avery Dennison on a number of issues regarding labor regulations.

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AstapovLawyers advised a vendor in the sale of 100% interest in a...

October 2012. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

Russian deep-water grain export terminal in Taman port

AstapovLawyers International Law Group advised a vendor in the sale of 100% interest in a Russian deep-water grain export terminal in Taman port, one of the largest and strategic deep water grain export terminals on Russia’s Black Sea coast.

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AstapovLawyers welcomes new Intellectual Property Partner and team

October 2012. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

AstapovLawyers International Law Group welcomes a new partner Natalia Meshcheriakova and a team of four professionals to boost Intellectual Property practice.

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Oleh Malskyy attended the Ukraine-Poland XI Economic Forum

September 2012. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

The topics covered by speakers included perspectives of Ukrainian-Polish trade relations, development of a favorable investment climate in Ukraine and the countries’ cooperation in the energy sector.

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Andrey Astapov and Oleh Beketov attended the 4th Annual Conference on the Resolution of CIS-Related

September 2012. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

The Conference covered a wide range of topics including resolution of disputes with Russian regulatory agencies, recent decisions in arbitrability, Russia’s membership in WTO and calculating damages in the CIS.

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Andrey Astapov will speak at ICDR Y&I Seminar on International Arbitration and Mediation in Moscow

September 2012. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

Andrey Astapov, Managing Partner of AstapovLawyers International Law Group, will take part in the discussion of “Effective Advocacy in International Arbitration – How to Present a Persuading Case” at ICDR Y&I Seminar on International Arbitration and Mediation in Moscow on September 20.

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Oleh Malskyy spoke at the Wealth Forum Cyprus

September 2012. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

Mr Malskyy’s topic covered such issues as who can purchase what real estate, individual/trust/company ownership, taxes, duties, VAT, common problems and ways to avoid them.

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Oleh Malskyy received a certificate of honour from the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine

September 2012. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

Oleh Malskyy has been recognized for his personal contribution to the economic strengthening of the State, development of entrepreneurial activity and formation of the market infrastructure in Ukraine.

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AstapovLawyers held a seminar on “How to Protect Your Interests in American Courts”

September 2012. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

Speakers included a special guest, Serhiy Hoshovsky, Managing Partner of the New York-based Hoshovsky Law Firm, Oleh Beketov, a Partner with AstapovLawyers, and Ivan Lishchyna, a Senior Associate.

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Andrey Astapov received a special award from the International Chamber of Commerce of Ukraine

September 2012. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

Andrey Astapov has been recognized for his personal contributions to the promotion of ICC international rules and standards in Ukraine, to the growth of national entrepreneurship and the consolidation of international business ties.

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AstapovLawyers successfully represented a leading Japanese chemical engineering firm Showa Denko

September 2012. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

It was the first case reviewed by a supra-national commission after the establishment of the Customs Union. According to the Commission’s Notice as of August 30, 2012, the special safeguard investigation was closed.

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Eugene Blinov spoke at the Grain Market of Caspian and Volga Regions International Forum “Reset”

September 2012. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

The forum was organized by Intellectual Resources Ltd. (Rusmet) and supported by The Ministry of Agriculture of Saratov Region and The Governor of Saratov Region Valeriy Radaev.

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AstapovLawyers will support the all-Ukrainian fencing tour

September 2012. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

AstapovLawyers International Law Group will support the all-Ukrainian fencing tour in Kyiv and other Ukrainian regional centers. A series of workshops with Olympic champions and World and European championships’ prizewinners will start in Kyiv on September 8th.

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AstapovLawyers advised a large Scottish whiskey producer William Grant & Sons on distribution issues

September 2012. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

AstapovLawyers International Law Group advised an independent, family-owned Scottish distiller William Grant & Sons on distribution issues in Ukraine.

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Maksym Uslisty was promoted to Senior Associate and appointed as Managing Associate in Kazakhstan

August 2012. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

AstapovLawyers is pleased to announce that Maksym Uslisty has been promoted to Senior Associate and appointed as Managing Associate in Kazakhstan.

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Igor Semenov participated in the International Academy for Arbitration Law

August 2012. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

Igor Semenov, Associate with AstapovLawyers International Law Group, with support of the firm participated in the International Academy for Arbitration Law in Paris.

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AstapovLawyers welcomes the champion of 2012 London Summer Olympics

August 2012. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

London Summer Olympics so far proves to be successful for Ukraine. Our fencers definitely lived up to everybody’s best expectations. Outstanding Ukrainian fencer Yana Shemyakina brought Ukraine its first Gold Medal in the 2012 Olympics!

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AstapovLawyers successfully represented NVision Group and JSFC Sistema's subsidiary JSFC RTI at t

August 2012. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

AstapovLawyers International Law Group advised NVision Group, a large smart systems integrator, and JSC RTI (JSFC Sistema’s subsidiary), a major industry holding, on matters of obtaining the merger clearance from the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine in relation to their earlier announced integration.

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AstapovLawyers recognised as M&A law firm of the year

August 2012. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

AstapovLawyers is proud to announce that Corporate Intl Magazine continues to recognise our team’s notable achievements and extensive practice in the sphere of Mergers & Acquisitions. Previously nominated as exclusive M&A Expert for Corporate INTL’s Find an Expert service, AstapovLawyers now becomes M&A Law Firm of the year in Ukraine.

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AstapovLawyers named Litigation Firm of 2012 in Russia

August 2012. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

AstapovLawyers proudly announces that the firm has been declared 'Litigation Firm of the Year in Russia' by the influential UK-based Corporate INTL Magazine.

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AstapovLawyers and BLP appointed to represent Ukrainian Fencing Olympic Team at...

August 2012. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

Olympic Games in London

AstapovLawyers International Law Group and International law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) have been appointed to represent members of the Ukrainian Fencing Olympic Team at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), also known as the Lausanne Arbitration Court, should they encounter any disputes during the Games.

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AstapovLawyers successfully defended one of the largest Kazakh agricultural holdings in GAFTA arbitr

August 2012. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

AstapovLawyers successfully represented Ivolga Group in a dispute with a large Russian based trading company. The dispute concerned whether the parties had actually entered into a binding contract for sale of commodities.

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AstapovLawyers successfully defended one of the largest Kazakh agricultural holdings in GAFTA arbitr

August 2012. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

AstapovLawyers successfully represented Ivolga Group in a dispute with a large Russian based trading company. 

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AstapovLawyers opens office in London

August 2012. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

AstapovLawyers International Law Group, a leading CIS-based law firm is pleased to announce the grand opening of its representative office in London, United Kingdom, located at 207 Regent Street.

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AstapovLawyers begins a series of workshops

AstapovLawyers International Law Group held a seminar on “Peculiarities of disputes in Cyprus in post-M&A and shareholder disputes".

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AstapovLawyers is nominated as an exclusive M&A expert in Ukraine

Corporate International Magazine research team nominated AstapovLawyers International Law Group for the exclusive M&A expert position in Ukraine for the Find an Expert service located on their website.

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AstapovLawyers International Law Group won "Leading Lawyer Awards - 2012"

AstapovLawyers International Law Group has been recognized by Lawyers World – Leading Lawyer Awards - 2012. 

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AstapovLawyers advises PepsiCo on corporate matters

AstapovLawyers International Law Group is pleased to announce that it has been involved as a Ukrainian legal counsel of PepsiCo to help with its expertise and experience on corporate matters.

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AstapovLawyers was named among Top Law Firms in Ukraine

AstapovLawyers International Law Group was named among Top Law Firms according to the authoritative business magazine Kyiv Post, based on the international rankings.

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Andrey Astapov participated in the CIS Arbitration Forum

Andrey Astapov, AstapovLawyers’ Managing Partner, took part in the conference “Arbitration in CIS Countries: Current Issues”, that took place in Brussels, Belgium on 21 June 2012.

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Andrey Astapov spoke at 21st ICCA Congress

Andrey Astapov, Managing partner at AstapovLawyers International Law Group, spoke at the key event of the year - International Arbitration Program "Modern challenges in international commercial arbitration: Best world practice", which was hold from 9th to 15th June in Singapore.

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Eugene Blinov Attended The Grain Trading Summit -2012

Eugene Blinov, a Counsel at AstapovLawyers International Law Group, took part in the 7th Grain Trading Summit -2012.

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AstapovLawyers expands its CIS dispute resolution practice with new top-tier hires

AstapovLawyers has recently recruited two senior high-level litigators Ivan Mishchenko and Vlad Rieznikov to boost its CIS litigation practice.

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Victoria Buzhor was promoted to Senior Associate at AstapovLawyers

AstapovLawyers announced that Victoria Buzhor, Associate, was promoted to Senior Associate.

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AstapovLawyers welcomes a new Partner

Oleh Beketov joined AstapovLawyers International Law Group in 2009. Mr. Beketov has worked for Ukrainian law firm Magisters, was interned for US law firm Alston & Bird; held the position of lawyer with Pavlenko, Statsenko & Osinchuk.

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Eugene Blinov has got on partnership track

AstapovLawyers International Law Group announced that Eugene Blinov, Counsel, who leads the International Commodity and Maritime Arbitrations practice and coordinates the firm’s advisory work in the Republic of Kazakhstan, was moved to partnership track.

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AstapovLawyers successfully represented UIA and KLM in the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine

AstapovLawyers International Law Group has successfully represented airline KLM (Netherlands) before the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine (the AMC).

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AstapovLawyers spoke at The White Night Legal Forum

Oleh Malskyy, Partner at AstapovLawyers International Law Group, spoke at the 3rd The White Night Legal Forum held on 1 to 3 June in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

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Another important victory for AstapovLawyers' Litigation Team

AstapovLawyers International Law Group has successfully represented Avery Dennison, a global manufacturer and distributor of pressure-sensitive adhesive materials (such as self-adhesive labels), office products, and various paper products, in international litigation matter against the Ukrainian Kharkov-based company.

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AstapovLawyers named Best Law Firm of the Year in M&A

AstapovLawyers International Law Group has been awarded a Law Firm of the Year in M&A by the Legal Awards 2012.

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AstapovLawyers celebrates 10 years anniversary!

This weekend AstapovLawyers, held the festivity to celebrate its 10th birthday.

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AstapovLawyers named Best Law Firm of the Year in Arbitration

AstapovLawyers International Law Group was named a Law Firm of the Year in Arbitration by the Legal Awards 2012.

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AstapovLawyers protects the interests of the international trading company

AstapovLawyers successfully represented the international trading company Alegrow Limited in first tier and appeal proceedings of GAFTA arbitration in a USD 6 mln dispute with a Yemeni mills operator.

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AstapovLawyers attended International Commercial Arbitration Conference-2012 25 May 2012

Eugene Blinov and Aleksander Frolov participated in «International Commercial Arbitration in Ukraine and the World: yesterday, today, tomorrow», dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the ICAC at the UCCI.

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AstapovLawyers is named a Law Firm of the year in M&A

AstapovLawyers International Law Group was named Law Firm of the Year in Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) by the DealMakers M&A Awards 2012.

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AstapovLawyers protected interests of one of the largest Russian food producers in FOSFA internation

AstapovLawyers successfully represented EFKO Group in the appeal stage of FOSFA international arbitration proceedings in a dispute with Malaysian palm oils supplier.

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Volodymyr Yakubovskyy and Oleg Gromovoi participated in intellectual property rights discussions

Volodymyr Yakubovskyy and Oleg Gromovoi, both Senior Associates at AstapovLawyers International Law Group, attended III Professional Conference «Issues of intellectual property rights protection and fair competition principles in the alcohol, food and tobacco industries». The event was organized jointly by the International Chamber of Commerce, BASCAP Initiative Group in Ukraine and Ukrainian Bar Association.

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Andrey Astapov was named among TOP-10 top-managers in Ukraine

Andrey Astapov, Managing Partner at AstapovLawyers International Law Group, was recognized among Top 10 top-managers of the legal market in Ukraine. Mr. Andrey Astapov great achievements and experience was noted by an independent research "TOP-100. Best Top-Managers of Ukraine" conducted by " Economika" publishing house.

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Volodymyr Yakubovskyy discussed practical aspects of M&A transactions in Ukraine

Volodymyr Yakubovskyy, Senior Associate at AstapovLawyers International Law Group, attended the first Ukrainian M&A Congress devoted to attracting investments and sale of business. The event was held in Kyiv and organized by Cbonds and mergers.ru information and analytics agencies.

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AstapovLawyers protects the interests of grain company

AstapovLawyers International Law Group successfully represented a major Kazakh grain company in the appeal proceedings of GAFTA arbitration in a US$5 million dispute with a multinational grain trader.

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Andrey Astapov and Eugene Blinov participated in English Law discussions

Andrey Astapov, Managing partner at AstapovLawyers International Law Group, and Eugene Blinov, company’s Counsel, attended a seminar on “Protecting Ukrainian Shareholders – Under English Law”.

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Oleh Malskyy spoke at the Russian Field Conference

Oleh Malskyy, a Partner at AstapovLawyers International Law Group, attended the II Investment and Legal Forum Russian Field. The event was held on April 19th at the city of Rostov-on-Don (Russian Federation).

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Oleh Malskyy nominated as the Best Competition Expert in Ukraine

Oleh Malskyy, a Partner at AstapovLawyers International Law Group, has been recommended by CorporateINTL research team as a Competition expert in Ukraine.

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The Legal 500 recommends AstapovLawyers

AstapovLawyers International Law Group has been recommended by The Legal 500: Europe, Middle East & Africa 2012, world’s largest legal referral guide. High qualifications and achievements of the law firm over the last years were noted in several practice areas.

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AstapovLawyers Named Among Best Ukrainian Law Firms

AstapovLawyers International Law Group was recognized among Best Ukrainian Law Firms.

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AstapovLawyers involved in the startup projects evaluation

Eugene Blinov, a Counsel at AstapovLawyers International Law Group, took part in the International Investment Conference “Seed Forum Kyiv”.

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AstapovLawyers supports the Shevchenko National University students’ team at the...

April 2012. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

international competition

AstapovLawyers International Law Group supports the students’ team of the Faculty of Law of the Taras Shevchenko National University (Kyiv) for participation in a top international competition The Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot. The debates will be held from March 31th April 5th in Vienna (Austria).

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AstapovLawyers Participated in a Merger Review System Survey

April 2012. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

AstapovLawyers International Law Group contributed to the Global Merger Control Index 2012 Survey, held by Center for European Law & Economics (Brussels).

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Eugene Blinov Attended "Grain South" International Conference

April 2012. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

Eugene Blinov, a Counsel at AstapovLawyers International Law Group, took part in the 2nd "Grain South" International Conference. The event, held in Rostov-on-Don, was supported by the Ministry of Agriculture and Food of the Rostov Region and the Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia.

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AstapovLawyers announces a coordinator of new litigation team

April 2012. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

AstapovLawyers International Law Group announces Oleh Gromovoi as a Head of new team on litigation, mediation, economic and white-collar crimes.

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Tatyana Kuzmenko participated in EuroDebates

April 2012. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

Tatyana Kuzmenko, a Partner at AstapovLawyers International Law Group, attended EuroDebates "A lot done, more to do. Taking stock of two years of Yanukovych's presidency". The event held in Kyiv was organized by the European Business Association (EBA).

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Oleh Malskyy Spoke at the Russian Chemists Union Meeting

April 2012. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

Oleh Malskyy, a Partner at AstapovLawyers International Law Group, attended the Russian Chemists Union’ Meeting devoted to the possible challenges that industry may face after Russian Federation will join the World Trade Organization.

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Oksana Kneychuk Spoke at the Conference "Russia and CIS Private Clients"

March 2012. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

Oksana Kneychuk, a Partner at AstapovLawyers International Law Group, has attended international conference "Russia and CIS Private Clients", held in Zurich.

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AstapovLawyers won "The DealMakers Law Awards 2012”

March 2012. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

AstapovLawyers has won "The DealMakers Law Awards 2012” in the category of "Law Firm of the Year - Corporate Tax".

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AstapovLawyers advised Unigran

March 2012. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

AstapovLawyers International Law Group has acted as a legal advisor to Unigran company with regard to various legal matters related to restructuring company’s business in Russian Federation as well as acquisitions of new assets.

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AstapovLawyers won " The Lawyers World – 2012 – Global Leading Firms ‘Top Tier Rankings’"

March 2012. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

AstapovLawyers International Law Group has won " The Lawyers World – 2012 – Global Leading Firms ‘Top Tier Rankings’".

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Oleh Beketov discussed legal aspects of dispute resolution in the CIS

March 2012. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

Oleh Beketov, a Counsel at AstapovLawyers International Law Group, attended an international conference “International Dispute Resolution with Russian and CIS companies”.

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Oleh Malskyy attended the VІII Annual Legal Forum

March 2012. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

Oleh Malskyy, a Partner at AstapovLawyers International Law Group, spoke at the VІII Annual Legal Forum "Development of the Legal Services Market in Ukraine-2012". The event was organized by the Ukrainian Bar Association.

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PLC Which Lawyer recommends AstapovLawyers

March 2012. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

AstapovLawyers International Law Group was recommended by PLC Which Lawyer for Competition and Antitrust law in Ukraine. As an internationally recognized expert, Oleh Malskyy, a Partner at AstapovLawyers, received individual recommendation.

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Astapov Lawyers starts cooperation with Mabroc

February 2012. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

AstapovLawyers International Law Group has become a legal advisor to Mabroc, the largest Ceylon tea producer.

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AstapovLawyers announces a new hire

February 2012. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

Andrey Kostin joined AstapovLawyers' Moscow office as an Associate of the International arbitration and litigation department.

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AstapovLawyers advises JMP Flowers Sp.

February 2012. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

AstapovLawyers International Law Group advises JMP Flowers Sp., the largest Polish flowers’ producer.

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AstapovLawyers expands debt restructuring practiсe

February 2012. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

Tatyana Kuzmenko, Partner at AstapovLawyers International Law Group, participated in an international conference "Regulation of Insolvency Practitioners: Achievements and Developments". The event, held in Kyiv, was organized by the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine and the International Finance Corporation.

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AstapovLawyers advised Blastrac on the Ukrainian legislation

February 2012. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

AstapovLawyers International Law Group advises Blastrac, major European surface preparation equipment manufacturer, with regard to various legal and regulatory matters related to establishing the business presence in Ukraine.

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AstapovLawyers participated in the ICC Arbitration Rules discussions

February 2012. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

Eugene Blinov, Counsel at AstapovLawyers International Law Group, attended the international conference «New ICC Arbitration Rules. Mock Case». The event, co-organized by the the International Court of Arbitration and ICC Russia, held in Moscow (Russia).

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Andrey Astapov and Oleh Beketov attended the seminar on international dispute resolution

February 2012. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

Andrey Astapov, Managing Partner at AstapovLawyers International Law Group, and Oleh Beketov, a Counsel of the Company, have attended the seminar, dedicated to the practical aspects of international disputes with states. The event, organized by the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine, held in Kyiv on February 1st.

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Oleh Malskyy attended the World Economic Forum

February 2012. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

Oleh Malskyy, Partner at AstapovLawyers International Law Group, attended the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland runs this year from January 25 to 29.

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AstapovLawyers protects the interests of the OBI hypermarket chain in court

February 2012. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

The lawyers of AstapovLawyers International Law Group have successfully protected the interests of Do It Yourself Ukraine LLC, a company operating a hypermarket chain under the brand OBI, in the Kyiv Commercial Court.

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AstapovLawyers advised several major Internet companies

February 2012. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

AstapovLawyers International Law Group advised a number of international companies managing large portfolios of websites. The legal support included different matters on currency regulation, employment, regulatory compliance in Ukraine as well as other local IT/IP business sector issues.

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AstapovLawyers represented a Swiss vegetable oils trader in FOSFA arbitration

February 2012. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

AstapovLawyers International Law Group successfully protected the interests of a major Swiss vegetable oils trader in FOSFA arbitration proceedings.

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AstapovLawyers protected the interests of Paroc Polska Sp.

February 2012. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

AstapovLawyers successfully represented a major Polish supplier of energy saving substances Paroc Polska Sp. z o.o. in a dispute with its Moldovan consignee.

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AstapovLawyers adviced Grunenthal pharmaceutical company

February 2012. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

AstapovLawyers has advised Grunenthal GmbH, a major European producer of pharmaceuticals, in the acquisition of Grunenthal by STADA AG. Total deal value of the parties involved amounted around the EUR152 mln.

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AstapovLawyers protects client’s interests in Manx court

February 2012. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

AstapovLawyers International Law Group has protected the interests of a majority shareholder of a major Ukrainian business group in legal proceedings about the granting of an injunction in the form of the right to administer a group of companies.

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AstapovLawyers Announces Oleh Beketov as a Partner

January 2012. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

AstapovLawyers pleased to announce that Mr. Oleh Beketov, a Counsel, who leads International Litigation Department, was nominated to become a Partner this year.

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AstapovLawyers won "The DealMakers Global Awards 2012”

January 2012. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

AstapovLawyers has won "The DealMakers Global Awards 2012”.

The winners of "The DealMakers Global Awards 2012” campaign were chosen by electronic voting. 81,500 electronic forms were issued this year. The poll represents who the readership believes are the leading professional firms, within the various areas of specialization, across the various geographical regions.

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AstapovLawyers’ alternative energy practice undergone rapidly growing development in 2011

January 2012. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

During the 2011 AstapovLawyers International Law Group accompanied by a variety of projects in renewable energy sector, providing legal services to a number of international companies interested in investing in Ukrainian alternative energy sector. Such include:

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AstapovLawyers International Law Group won "The Lawyers World Global Awards 2012"

January 2012. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

AstapovLawyers International Law Group has been recognized by The Lawyers World Global Awards 2012.

The Awards are presented annually to a number of leading professional firms, across the globe.

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AstapovLawyers protects the interests of Nutritek International Inc. before High Court of Justice

January 2012. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

AstapovLawyers has successfully participated in the representation of Nutritek International Inc., a leading baby food production company in Russia, before the High Court of Justice, Chancery Division (United Kingdom).

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AstapovLawyers successfully protected the interests of Belarus importers

January 2012. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

AstapovLawyers International Law Group successfully protected the interests BelOil company, one of the main importer of Belarus petroleum products, in special investigation of the supply some petroleum productsto the Ukrainian market (gasoline, diesel fuel, liquefied petroleum gas etc.).

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AstapovLawyers advised a Finnish energy service company

January 2012. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

AstapovLawyers International Law Group advised a Finnish energy service company on a project designed to introduce energy saving technologies (reactive power compensators) to Ukraine.

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Ivan Lishchyna co-authored the guide for the judges

January 2012. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

The senior associate of the ILO AstapovLawyers Ivan Lishchyna co-authored the guide for the judges “The application of the European Convention on Human Rights at the consideration of the commercial cases”.

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AstapovLawyers Awarded Best Attorneys of the Year

January 2012. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

AstapovLawyers International Law Group held its traditional annual ceremony and awarded best company’s attorneys in 2011 year.

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AstapovLawyers won "The DealMakers – 2011 – Global Leading Firms ‘Top Tier Rankings’

January 2012. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

AstapovLawyers International Law Group has won "The DealMakers – 2011 – Global Leading Firms ‘Top Tier Rankings’ " for Russia and Ukraine.

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AstapovLawyers was named among the leaders of the legal business in Russia

January 2012. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

Vedomosti daily business newspaper published a rating of Top-300 Russian leading law firms prepared by an independent legal agency Pravo.ru. AstapovLawyers International Law Group was named among the leaders of the industry and ranked within Top-20 among Moscow law firms by the revenue.

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AstapovLawyers participate in competition law discussions

January 2012. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

AstapovLawyers Partner Oleh Malskyy took part in discussions of The Procedures for Liability Exemption and Searching for Effective Ways of Prevention and Suppression of Cartels in Ukraine that were drawn up by the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine.

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Oleh Malskyy to chair the UBA’s Foreign Trade Committee

January 2012. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

Oleh Malskyy, Partner at AstapovLawyers International Law Group, has become a chairman of the Foreign Trade Committee of the Ukrainian Bar Association (UBA). He was elected by electronic majority vote of members of that professional association.

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Oleh Beketov and Eugene Blinov took part in the annual international conference ICC Russia

January 2012. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

Oleh Beketov and Eugene Blinov, Counsels at AstapovLawyers International Law Group, took part in the annual conference “International Arbitration. Russia as an Arbitration Forum: Pros and Cons”. The event was dedicated to the cooperation of state and arbitration courts, as well as the important issues of the development of the international arbitration practice, and took place on 7 December in Moscow. It was hosted with the support of ICC Russia (Russian National Committee of the International Chamber of Commerce, the World Business Organization), in cooperation with ICC International Court of Arbitration.

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Oleg Malskyy discussed competition law with his counterparts at IBA Conferences

January 2012. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

Oleh Malskyy, Partner at AstapovLawyers International Law Group, delivered a report at 1st IBA Conference on the competition law of the CIS countries held on 8 through 9 December 2011 in Kyiv.

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Oleh Malskyy attended the conference Inside Ukraine 2011

January 2012. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

Oleh Malskyy, Partner at AstapovLawyers International Law Group, attended an annual international conference Inside Ukraine 2011 held on 6 December 2011 in London.

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AstapovLawyers named among TOP-5 Best Law Firms in Ukraine

December 2011. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

AstapovLawyers International Law Group was recognized among TOP-5 best law firms in Ukraine. High qualifications and achievements of the law firm were confirmed by the results of the leading and the oldest national independent research TOP-50 Law Firms in Ukraine, compiled by Yuridicheskaya Praktika (Legal Practice publication), a well-respected Ukrainian law magazine, and the Kommersant Publishing House.

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AstapovLawyers hosted a meeting of the UBA committee

December 2011. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

AstapovLawyers International Law Group hosted a regular meeting of Committee on Alternative Dispute Resolution of the Ukrainian Bar Association. The meeting was held on November 24 in Kyiv office of law firm.

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AstapovLawyers advised PKO Bank Polski SA in M&A deal

December 2011. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

AstapovLawyers International Law Group has advised PKO Bank in acquisition of 100% stake in the share capital of a factoring company as well as further acquisition on overdue debt. Total deal value of the parties involved amounted around EUR 43 mln.

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Oleh Malskyy took part in the award ceremony "Best Legal Departments of Russia 2011"

December 2011. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

Oleg Malskyy, Partner at AstapovLawyers International Law Group, attended the prestigious award ceremony "Best Legal Departments of Russia 2011" held on November 18 in Moscow.

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AstapovLawyers won "The Lawyers World Annual Jurisdiction Awards 2011"

December 2011. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

AstapovLawyers International Law Group has won "The Lawyers World Annual Jurisdiction Awards 2011". The Company is awarded in the categories of: Arbitration, Commercial Litigation and M&A in Ukraine.

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AstapovLawyers protects the interests of TM Maysky Chai in the AMCU in an unfair competition case

December 2011. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

AstapovLawyers International Law Group has successfully represented the interests of May Company, Russia’s biggest tea manufacturer, before the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine.

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AstapovLawyers took part in IBA Law Firm Management Conference

December 2011. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

Oleh Malskyy, Partner of AstapovLawyers International, took part in the 5th Annual IBA Law Firm Management Conference Law Group held on 24 to 25 November in Moscow.

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Oleh Malskyy was awarded the title of “Corporate Tax Lawyer of the Year in the Ukraine”

November 2011. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

Attorneys of AstapovLawyers International Law Group continues to be recognised and awarded as leading legal company in many areas.

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Andrey Astapov took part in Global Grain 2011

November 2011. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

Andrey Astapov, Managing Partner of AstapovLawyers International Law Group, took part in the 9th Annual Global Grain Conference held in Geneva on 15 to 17 November.

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Eugene Blinov spoke at ICC Round Table

November 2011. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

Eugene Blinov, AstapovLawyers’ Counsel, has taken part in the round table session dedicated to the Problems and Prospects of the European Judicial System Development in Ukraine.

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Oleh Malskyy nominated as Russian corporate law expert

November 2011. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

Oleh Malskyy, AstapovLawyers’ Partner, has been nominated as an expert in the Russian Federation corporate law by Global Law Experts.

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AstapovLawyers advised the EBRD becoming a shareholder of Insurance Company Universalna

November 2011. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

AstapovLawyers International Law Group provided its legal advice to the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) becoming a shareholder of PJSC Insurance Company Universalna.

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Oleh Malskyy spoke at the international conference Petroleum Ukraine 2011

November 2011. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

Oleh Malskyy, AstapovLawyers’ Partner, has delivered a commentary as part of the discussion called “Ensuring Fair Competition between Sources of Oil Product Supplies to Ukraine”, at the third international conference Petroleum Ukraine 2011 which was held in Kiev on 10 November. The discussion was mainly dedicated to the special investigation of the imposition of duties on imported oil products.

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AstapovLawyers named The Best Overall Law Firm - Ukraine by InterContinental Finance 2011

November 2011. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

stapovLawyers International Law Group was named the Best Overall Law Firm - Ukraine at InterContinental Finance 2011 End of Year Country Awards.

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AstapovLawyers has successfully represented Alkhateeb Brothers Trading co., a leading Arabic trading

November 2011. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

AstapovLawyers has successfully represented Alkhateeb Brothers Trading co., a leading Arabic trading company based in the UAE, in GAFTA arbitration matter against one of top international grain traders.

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Oleh Malskyy nominated by the association Global Law Experts (GLE) as an expert

November 2011. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

Oleh Malskyy, AstapovLawyers’ Partner, nominated by the association Global Law Experts (GLE) as an expert in mergers and acquisitions in Ukraine.

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AstapovLawyers welcomes a new Counsel

November 2011. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

AstapovLawyers International Law Group is pleased to announce that Sergiy Zdorovets, a well-known lawyer and top manager in the field of aviation, joins the firm's team as a Counsel. At AstapovLawyers, Mr. Zdorovets will coordinate the aviation practice.

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Oleh Malskyy spoke at the international conference “Ukrainian Oil and Gas Forum 2011” hosted by

November 2011. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

Oleh Malskyy, AstapovLawyers’ Partner, delivered a report entitled “Public-private Partnership and Production Sharing Agreements in Petroleum Industry: Experience of Russia and Kazakhstan – Lessons for Ukraine” at the international conference “Ukrainian Oil and Gas Forum 2011” that took place in Kyiv on November 2 as part of the 15th International Forum of Oil and Gas Industry “OIL AND GAS 2011”.

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Leaders League recommends AstapovLawyers International Law Group

November 2011. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

AstapovLawyers International Law Group has been recommended by Leaders League as the 2011 best law firm in Russia in the area of private equity. In particular, Oleh Malskyy and Ljubomir Mudrić, Partners of the firm, were ranked as the leading professionals in this category.

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AstapovLawyers International Law Group is recommended by Chartis

November 2011. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

AstapovLawyers International Law Group received high recommendation from a leading insurance company Chartis.

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AstapovLawyers advised Terex Group

November 2011. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

AstapovLawyers International Law Group has advised Terex Group, world leading machinery and industrial products company headquartered in the United States.

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AstapovLawyers participated in the VI International Grain Trading Conference

November 2011. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

Igor Semenov, associate at the AstapovLawyers International Law Group, spoke at the VI International Grain Trading Conference «Global and Middle East grain outlook 2011", which took place on October 18-21 in Sharm el-Sheikh (Egypt).

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Andrey Astapov participated in the investment forum “Russia Calling 2011”

November 2011. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

Andrey Astapov, Managing Partner at AstapovLawyers International Law Group, took part in the investment forum “Russia Calling 2011” that took place in Moscow, Russian Federation.

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Detskiy Mir recommends AstapovLawyers International Law Group

November 2011. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

AstapovLawyers International Law Group received high recommendation from Detskiy Mir, a retail network for children in the Russian Federation.

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Eugene Blinov appointed as the chairman of Committee on Alternative Dispute Resolution at the...

October 2011. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

Ukrainian Bar Association

Eugene Blinov, counsel at AstapovLawyers International Law Group, was appointed as the chairman of the Committee on Alternative Dispute Resolution at the Ukrainian Bar Association (UBA). 

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AstapovLawyers welcomes a new associate

October 2011. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

Bohdan Dmukhovskyy joined AstapovLawyers' Kyiv office as an Associate of the M&A, Corporate and Antitrust Department. Besides M&A practice, Bohdan’s main focus will be on Capital markets and securities practice.

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Andrey Astapov is nominated as the Arbitration law expert in Ukraine

October 2011. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

Andrey Astapov, the Managing partner at AstapovLawyers International Law Group has been nominated as the Arbitration law expert in Ukraine by Global Law Experts (GLE) association.

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Beloil recommends AstapovLawyers International Law Group

October 2011. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

AstapovLawyers International Law Group received high recommendation from the leading oil company Beloil.

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AstapovLawyers announces a new hire

October 2011. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

Olena Yakovenko joined AstapovLawyers' Kyiv office as a Junior Associate of the International arbitration and litigation department.

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AstapovLawyers International Law Group successfully advised “Ukrzaliznytsya”

October 2011. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

AstapovLawyers International Law Group has successfully advised The State administration of railway transport “Ukrzaliznytsya” on the local bonds issue.

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DIXY recommends AstapovLawyers International Law Group

October 2011. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

AstapovLawyers International Law Group received a high recommendation from DIXI, Russia's leading retail group of companies.

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AstapovLawyers awarded the title Dispute Resolution Law Firm of the Year 2011

October 2011. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

AstapovLawyers International Law Group, a leading CIS-based law firm, has become the winner of the Global Law Experts Awards 2011 and has been awarded the title Dispute Resolution Law Firm of the Year for 2011 in Ukraine.

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AstapovLawyers advised Raiffeisen Bank International

October 2011. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

AstapovLawyers International Law Group has advised Raiffeisen Bank International on personal data transfer in Russian Federation.

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AstapovLawyers appoints a coordinator of Immigration Law Practice

September 2011. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

AstapovLawyers International Law Group is delighted to announce the appointment of Olena Levtsun as coordinator of the firm's Immigration Law practice.

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Andrey Astapov spoke at the third international conference "Oilseeds & Oils 2011"

September 2011. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

Andrey Astapov, AstapovLawyers’ Managing Partner spoke at the third international conference "Oilseeds & Oils 2011", devoted to the market of oilseeds, vegetable oils and by-products, which took place in Istanbul, Turkey, on September 22-24.

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Oleh Malskyy participated in the Central and Eastern Europe IPO Road Show 2011

September 2011. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

Oleh Malskyy, AstapovLawyers’ Partner, participated in the Central and Eastern Europe IPO Road Show 2011, that took place in Kyiv, Ukraine.

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AstapovLawyers participated in the All-Ukrainian attorney forum

September 2011. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

Maryana Rishko, associate at AstapovLawyers International Law Group, participated in the All-Ukrainian attorney forum, which took place on September 18 in Kyiv.

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AstapovLawyers International Law Group welcomes a new lawyer

September 2011. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

Oleh Shaulko joined AstapovLawyers' Kyiv office as Associate of the International arbitration and litigation department.

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Andrey Astapov participated in the third annual conference

September 2011. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

“The resolution of CIS-related business disputes”

Andrey Astapov, AstapovLawyers’ Managing Partner, took part in the the third annual conference: “The resolution of CIS-related business disputes”, that took place in Moscow, Russia, on 12 September 2011. Mr. Astapov was also actively involved as a member of the conference planning committee. 

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AstapovLawyers welcomed two new lawyers

September 2011. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

AstapovLawyers International Law Group welcomed two new lawyers in its Moscow and Kyiv teams.

Anna Kirichenko joined the group’s Moscow office in the position of Junior Associate. 

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Pricey, lousy, but domestic. Can Ukraine Say “No” to EU Petrol?

September 2011. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

On 6 September 2001, the Ministry of Economy of Ukraine is to hold a public hearing on a special investigation into the imports of oil products (A-76/A-80, A-92, A-95 petrol, and diesel fuel, fuel oil, furnace oil, paving bitumen), which may result in protective duties and higher fuel prices.

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Annual Conference on “Tax and Customs Litigation 2011: Winning the Battle”

September 2011. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

Yulia Yashenkova, AstapovLawyers’ Senior Associate participated in the Second Annual Conference on “Tax and Customs Litigation 2011: Winning the Battle” organized by PwC Ukraine, that took place in Kyiv.

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AstapovLawyers welcomes a new lawyer

September 2011. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

Oleksandr Miroshnychenko joined AstapovLawyers' Kyiv office as a junior associate of the International restructuring, insolvency and tax planning department.

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Mechel recommends AstapovLawyers International Law Group

September 2011. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

AstapovLawyers International Law Group receives high recommendation from the leading Russian mining and steel company Mechel OAO.

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AstapovLawyers named “Law firm of the year in dispute resolution"

September 2011. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

International law group AstapovLawyers is proud to announce that for a second year in a row the company has been recognized as “Law firm of the year in dispute resolution in Ukraine” according to Corporate International Magazine 2011 Global Award (UK).

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AstapovLawyers was awarded the title of “Law Firm of the year in Russia”

September 2011. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

International Law Group AstapovLawyers was awarded the title of Law Firm of the year 2011 in Russia at the Intercontinental Finance Law Awards.

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AstapovLawyers is named Law firm of the year in dispute resolution

September 2011. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

International law group AstapovLawyers is proud to announce that for the second year in a row the company has been recognized as “Law firm of the year in dispute resolution in Ukraine” according to Corporate International Magazine 2011 Global Award (UK).

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AstapovLawyers announces a new hire

September 2011. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

Olena Kardash joined AstapovLawyers' Kyiv office as a junior associate of the International arbitration and litigation department.

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AstapovLawyers International Law Group wins four of The Lawyers World Global Awards 2011

August 2011. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

AstapovLawyers International Law Group has been recognized by The Lawyers World Global Awards 2011.

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AstapovLawyers represented MOKATE

August 2011. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

AstapovLawyers International Law Group has successfully represented the interests of MOKATE.

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AstapovLawyers held a seminar "The Prosecution of Debtors in the USA"

August 2011. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

AstapovLawyers International Law Group in conjunction with Hoshovsky Law Firm (New York, USA), the Ukrainian Сhapter of New York State Bar Association (NYSBA), and the Ukrainian Bar Association held a roundtable seminar "The Prosecution of Debtors in the USA" dedicated to the judicial systems of Ukraine and the USA. Speakers at the event were AstapovLawyers’ Counsel Mr Oleh Beketov and Mr Sergey Hoshovsky, founder and partner of Hoshovsky Law Firm (New York, USA).

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AstapovLawyers International Law Group announces a new hire

August 2011. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

Khrystyna Kostiushko joined AstapovLawyers' Kyiv office as a junior associate of the International arbitration and litigation department.

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AstapovLawyers represented Mechel

August 2011. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

The experts of AstapovLawyers International Law Group successfully advised the leading Russian company Mechel on the matters of the Ukrainian antitrust laws.

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Eugene Blinov was promoted to Counsel of AstapovLawyers

August 2011. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

AstapovLawyers announced that Eugene Blinov, Senior Associate, who leads the International Commodity and Maritime Arbitrations practice and coordinates the firm’s advisory work in the Republic of Kazakhstan, was promoted to Counsel.

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AstapovLawyers has succeeded in a high-stake labor dispute

August 2011. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

AstapovLawyers has successfully represented its client, a major foreign food producer before the High Specialised Court of Ukraine in Civil and Criminal Matters in a high-stake labor dispute.

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AstapovLawyers International Law Group announces a new hire

August 2011. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

Iegor Sierov joined AstapovLawyers' Kyiv office as a junior associate of the International arbitration and litigation department.

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AstapovLawyers are named “Highly Commended - Top Tier Firms – 2011”

August 2011. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

AstapovLawyers receives InterContinental Finance Magazine’s (ICFM) notification as “Highly Commended - Top Tier Firms – 2011”

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Andrey Astapov participated in the XII International Grain Round

August 2011. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

Andrey Astapov, AstapovLawyers’ Managing Partner, took part in the XII International Grain Round “Grain market – yesterday, today, tomorrow”, that took place in Gelendzhik, Russia, on 6 – 8 June 2011.

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AstapovLawyers supported Kommersant Publishing House event

August 2011. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

AstapovLawyers was an official legal sponsor of Second Kommersant-Weekend International Golf Cup, that was held last weekend in Kyiv Golf Club GolfStream and was organized by Kommersant Publishing House.

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Oleh Beketov spoke at the III International Law Conference

August 2011. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

Oleh Beketov, AstapovLawyers’ Counsel, spoke at the III International Law Conference “Companies with foreign investments.

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AstapovLawyers sponsored the 2011 Gafta Kyiv Dinner

The 2011 Gafta Kyiv Dinner was held in Kyiv, Ukraine on 26 May 2011. This was the first time that the dinner was held outside of London in the 130 year history of GAFTA. AstapovLawyers International Law Group was proud to welcome international grain community in Kyiv as a co-sponsor of this grand event.

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Oleg Gromovoi spoke at the BASCAP conference

Oleg Gromovoi, AstapovLawyers’ Senior Associate, spoke at the conference "Issues of intellectual property rights protection and fair competition principles in the alcohol, food and tobacco industries", that was organized jointly by The International Chamber of Commerce, BASCAP Initiative Group in Ukraine and the Association for Resistance to Unfair Competition. The event took place in Kyiv, Ukraine on 1 June 2011.

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AstapovLawyers International Law Group announces a new hire

Firm expands its international arbitration practice.

Olga Pogrebennyk joined AstapovLawyers' Kyiv office as an associate of the International arbitration and litigation department
 

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Oksana Kneychuk spoke at the conference “Legal aspects of business”

Oksana Kneychuk, AstapovLawyers’ Partner, delivered a speech at the conference Justice 2011: Legal aspects of business taking place in Riga, Latvia on 20 May 2011. The event was organized by Riga Management School (RMS).

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Oleh Beketov, AstapovLawyers’ Counsel, spoke at the First Western-Ukrainian Legal Forum

The Forum brought together over one hundred representatives of legal community from different regions of Ukraine.

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AstapovLawyers spoke at the seminar on shareholder disputes

Andrey Astapov, AstapovLawyers’ Managing Partner, and Oleh Beketov, AstapovLawyers’ Counsel, spoke at the seminar “Shareholder Disputes in Ukraine and England”, that was organized jointly by AstapovLawyers International Law Group, Littleton Chambers, and supported by Embassy of Ukraine in London.

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PLC Which Lawyer recommends AstapovLawyers

AstapovLawyers International Law Group was recommended by PLC Which Lawyer for dispute resolution in Ukraine.

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AstapovLawyers International Law Group and UNHCR Sign a Memorandum of Cooperation

On 19 May 2011, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and AstapovLawyers International Law Group signed a Memorandum of Cooperation. According to that document, AstapovLawyers will render legal services to UNHCR on a pro bono basis as part of its corporate social responsibility programme, including legal analysis of the matters relating to the legal protection of refugees in Ukraine. As the first step in this direction, AstapovLawyers has carried out the legal analysis of judgements delivered  in the cases of refugees and asylum seekers, offering its conclusions and recommendations to the general public.

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AstapovLawyers and UNHCR Sign a Memorandum of Cooperation

On 19 May 2011, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and AstapovLawyers International Law Group signed a Memorandum of Cooperation. According to that document, AstapovLawyers will render legal services to UNHCR on a pro bono basis as part of its corporate social responsibility programme, including legal analysis of the matters relating to the legal protection of refugees in Ukraine. As the first step in this direction, AstapovLawyers has carried out the legal analysis of judgements delivered in the cases of refugees and asylum seekers, offering its conclusions and recommendations to the general public.

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AstapovLawyers were named M&A Law Firm of the year

AstapovLawyers International Law Group was named Mergers & Acquisitions Law Firm of the Year by the DealMakers Monthly Magazine.

The DealMakers Law Awards 2011 recognize a select number of leading professional firms, across the globe, for their individual areas of specialization, within their geographical location. The Awards recognize and salute the organizations & advisers that have performed to exceptional levels during the most difficult period that the global economy has experienced for decades.

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AstapovLawyers International Law Group announces a new hire

Maksym Uslystyi joined AstapovLawyers' Kyiv office as an Associate of the M&A, Corporate and Antitrust Department.

Prior to joining AstapovLawyers, Maksym worked as a Senior Associate at Paritet law firm and D&U Partners LLC, and as Tax & Legal Consultant at Ernst & Young Ukraine.

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AstapovLawyers successfully represented May Company

16.05.2011 – AstapovLawyers International Law Group successfully represented the interests of May Company, one of the Russian tea market leaders. May Company has obtained a decision of the Chamber of Appeals of the State Department of Intellectual Property which recognised its brand Mayski as having been a well-know trademark in Ukraine since 2007

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AstapovLawyers represented Avery Dennison

AstapovLawyers’ team has successfully protected the interests of Avery Dennison, one of the major global adhesive producers, in a dispute with Russian-based Paket Invest. On consideration of the dispute that had arisen out of poor contractual performance, the Arbitration Court of the Kaliningrad Region allowed the claims of the Claimant in full and collected a debt of EUR 500,000.

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AstapovLawyers has succeeded in a major insurance case involving compensation of damages in redress

 

29.04.2011 - AstapovLawyers represented in Ukrainian courts a pool of German co-insurers, in particular NHA Hamburger Assekuranz Agentur GmbH, who have brought a claim against a Ukrainian construction company Universal LLC.

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AstapovLawyers defend the interests of a Russian steel company in a dispute with the port Yuzhny

April 2011. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

 

13.04.2011 – The Higher Commercial Court allowed a cassation appeal of AstapovLawyers who represented a Russian steel company in a dispute with the port Yuzhny. In early 2010, the port unreasonably increased its tariffs without the client’s consent. This caused damages to the client who applied to the court seeking collection from the port of the moneys it had paid to it.

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Another important victory for AstapovLawyers Arbitration Team

March 2011. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

AstapovLawyers successfully represented EFKO group, one of the largest Russian food producers, in two FOSFA arbitration matters against a Malaysian palm oils supplier. 

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AstapovLawyers protect the interests of Belarusian importers in an oil-product imports investigation

March 2011. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

In January 2011 the Ministry of Economy of Ukraine began a special investigation into imports of some oil products into the country regardless of the country of origin, which may result in protective duties on oil imports. The investigation was initiated subject to an application of the Ministry of Fuel and Energy.

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AstapovLawyers appoints a coordinator of Land and Construction Law Practice

March 2011. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

AstapovLawyers International Law Group is delighted to announce the appointment of Viktoria Buzhor as coordinator of the firm's Practice in Land and Construction Law.

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AstapovLawyers appoints a coordinator of Real Estate Practice

February 2011. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

AstapovLawyers International Law Group announces the appointment of Anna Saliy as a coordinator of the firm's Real Estate Practice.

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Firm successfully represented the interests of Conres Shipping AG

February 2011. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

AstapovLawyersAstapovLawyers successfully represented the interests of the Conres Shipping AG (Conres), a prominent German grain trader, in a dispute with the Alphamate Commodity GmbH. The dispute originated from Alphamate’s failure to pay the agreed price within the time-limits established by the Contract between the parties for the sale of the barley. Conres declared the contract terminated and re-sold the barley to another buyer while the goods remained on-board the vessel.

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Oleh Malskyy spoke at the Ligazakon round-table

February 2011. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

Oleh Malskyy, AstapovLawyers’ Partner, spoke at the round-table “On Personal Data Protection”, that was organized by Ligazakon and took place Kiev, on 1 February 2011.

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AstapovLawyers are named among Top Law Firms in Litigation in Russia

February 2011. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

On 27 January 2011 leading Russian newspaper Vedomosti published results of Law Firm Rating compiled by Pravo.ru, an influential Russian rating agency. AstapovLawyers were named in the First Tier of law firms practicing litigation in Russia.

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AstapovLawyers successfully represented the interests of Conres Shipping AG

February 2011. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

17.02.11 - AstapovLawyers successfully represented the interests of the Conres Shipping AG (Conres), a prominent German grain trader, in a dispute with the Alphamate Commodity GmbH. The dispute originated from Alphamate’s failure to pay the agreed price within the time-limits established by the Contract between the parties for the sale of the barley. Conres declared the contract terminated and re-sold the barley to another buyer while the goods remained on-board the vessel.

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AstapovLawyers protects the interests of Dymov Sausage Production

February 2011. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

08.02.2011 - AstapovLawyers have protected the interests of Dymov Sausage Production (Dymov) in a dispute initiated before the Moscow Arbitration Court for the collection of interest of over RUR 18,000,000 in favour of our client. The defendant in this case was Campomos, a meat processing plant.

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AstapovLawyers defended the interests of Nutricia Ukraine (Danone Group)

January 2011. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

AstapovLawyers represented Nutricia Ukraine, a part of the Baby Food Division of Danone Group, in a trademark right dispute.

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Andrey Astapov was admitted as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

January 2011. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

27.01.2011 - AstapovLawyers International Law Group is proud to announce that Andrey Astapov, firm’s Managing Partner has been admitted as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb)

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AstapovLawyers sums up the performance of Constitutional & Human Rights Law practice

January 2011. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

27.01.2011 - In October 2010, AstapovLawyers International Law Group announced the launch of Constitutional & Human Rights Law practice. For three months of the practice’s operations, our lawyers lodged more than ten applications with the European Court of Human Rights for the aggregate amount of above €20,000,000

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Firm sums up the performance of Human Rights Law practice

January 2011. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

In October 2010, AstapovLawyers International Law Group announced the launch of Constitutional & Human Rights Law practice. For three months of the practice’s operations, our lawyers lodged more than ten applications with the European Court of Human Rights for the aggregate amount of above €20,000,000.

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Andrey Astapov became a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

January 2011. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

AstapovLawyers International Law Group is proud to announce that Andrey Astapov, Firm’s Managing Partner has been admitted as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb).

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International Law Group AstapovLawyers announces a new hire

January 2011. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

On 10 January 2011, Roman Saramaga joined AstapovLawyers' Kyiv office as an associate of the International arbitration and litigation department.

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AstapovLawyers named among the leaders of the legal business in Russia

January 2011. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

Portal Pravo.ru published a list of 100 Russian leading law firms. According to the research, AstapovLawyers International Law Group is named among the leaders of this industry and is ranked 21st among the Top Russian law firms.

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AstapovLawyers succeeds in FOSFA Arbitration

January 2011. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

FOSFA arbitration tribunal has recently rendered an award in favour of AstapovLawyers’client, one of the largest Ukrainian commodities traders, in an arbitration case initiated by a multinational commodities trader due to the alleged contamination of Ukrainian sunflower seed oil.

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International Law Group AstapovLawyers announces a new hire

January 2011. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

On 21 December, 2010, Lesya Muzalevska joined AstapovLawyers' Kyiv office as an associate of the M&A, Corporate and Antitrust Department.

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AstapovLawyers took part in the arbitration seminar

January 2011. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

Eugene Blinov, AstapovLawyers' Senior Associate and Ivan Lishchyna, AstapovLawyers' Senior Associate and coordinator of the firm’s Constitutional & Human Rights Law practice, participated in the seminar, that was organized by the Research Institute of Private Law and Business of the National Academy of Legal Studies of Ukraine jointly with the International Commercial Arbitration Court at the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the legal journal “The law of Ukraine”, held in Kiev, on 9 December 2010.

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AstapovLawyers successfully represented a leading Ukrainian commodities trader in FOSFA Arbitration

January 2011. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

28.12.2010 - FOSFA arbitration tribunal has recently rendered an award in favour of AstapovLawyers’ client, one of the largest Ukrainian commodities traders, in an arbitration case initiated by a multinational commodities trader due to the alleged contamination of Ukrainian sunflower seed oil.

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AstapovLawyers announces a new hire

December 2010. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

On November 24, 2010, Alexandr Ruzhytskyi joined AstapovLawyers' Kyiv office as an associate of the International arbitration and litigation department.

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Galina Frolova joins AstapovLawyers as Administrative Director

December 2010. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

AstapovLawyers International Law Group announces that Galina Frolova is to join the firm as Administrative Director to oversee a number of departments including human resources, administration and finance as well as to develop and implement internal policies and procedures.

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AstapovLawyers acted as a legal adviser to Marshall Capital Partners

November 2010. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

15.11.2010 - AstapovLawyers International Law Group advised Marshall Capital Partners on the restructuring and audit of the fund’s subsidiaries.

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AstapovLawyers succeeds in a GAFTA arbitration involving their Kazakh client

November 2010. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

15.11.2010 - The GAFTA arbitration tribunal has rendered an award in favour of AstapovLawyers’ client, one of the largest agricultural producers and traders in Kazakhstan, in a long-lasting arbitration case against an importer from Germany.

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Dr. Ljubomir Mudrić joins AstapovLawyers as a Partner

November 2010. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

AstapovLawyers International Law Group announces that Dr. Ljubomir Mudrić, a well known top manager and former chairman of Allseeds Group, joins the firm's team as a Partner.

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AstapovLawyers succeeds in a GAFTA arbitration involving their Kazakh client

November 2010. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

The GAFTA arbitration tribunal has rendered an award in favour of AstapovLawyers' client, one of the largest agricultural producers and traders in Kazakhstan, in a long-lasting arbitration case against an importer from Germany.

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AstapovLawyers announces a new hire

November 2010. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

On November 8, 2010, Olena Levtsun joined AstapovLawyers' Kyiv office as a junior associate of the international restructuring, insolvency and tax planning department.

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Who’s Who Legal CIS 2011 recognizes AstapovLawyers

November 2010. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

AstapovLawyers International Law Group is proud to announce that Andrey Astapov, AstapovLawyers Managing Partner, and Oleh Malskyy, AstapovLawyers Partner, were selected by Who's Who Legal: CIS 2011 research team as CIS leading business lawyers.

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AstapovLawyers became the first general partner of the UBA in 2011

November 2010. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

Astapov Lawyers International Law Group is the most dynamic full service Law Firm on the Ukrainian legal market. The company began operating in 2002, and today it is consistently named among the leaders of the market for quality and reliability of service as well as for the depth of expertise by major International Legal Directories.

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Vegetable oil industry is one of priority areas for AstapovLawyers

November 2010. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

Andrey Astapov, AstapovLawyers' Managing Partner, took part in the second international conference Oilseeds & Oils 2010, held in Istanbul, Turkey, on October 17 - 19, 2010.

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AstapovLawyers announces a new hire

November 2010. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

On October 18, 2010, Igor Mulyarchuk joined AstapovLawyers' Kyiv office as a junior associate of the International litigation department. Prior to joining AstapovLawyers, Igor worked as a chief expert for maritime safety at the "Ukrainian state inspectorate for maritime safety".

 

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Andrey Astapov participated in the conference “Russia’s Oil Stock & OTC Markets”

October 2010. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

Andrey Astapov, AstapovLawyers Managing Partner, participated in "Russia's Oil Stock & OTC Markets" International Conference II that took place in Moscow within September 30 - October 1, 2010.

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Oleh Beketov spoke at International Law Forum IX

October 2010. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

AstapovLawyers Counsel Oleh Beketov delivered a speech at International Law Forum IX taking place in Yalta from October 1 to 4, 2010. The forum involved managers of international and local law firms, legal practitioners and advocates, heads of major companies' legal departments, and representatives of CIS countries' state executive and judicial authorities. The forum considered various issues regarding the judicial practice in resolving economic disputes, effective legal technologies of debt collection in the crisis environment, the reorganization of Ukrainian joint-stock companies into private and public, and so on.

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AstapovLawyers appoints a coordinator of White Collar Crime Practice

October 2010. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

AstapovLawyers announces the appointment of Oleg Gromovoi as coordinator of the firm's White Collar Crime Practice. This practice has significantly grown over the past years as well as the firm's litigation practice in general.

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AstapovLawyers participated in the conference of ECBA

October 2010. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

Oleh Gromovoi, coordinator of AstapovLawyers' white collar crime practice, participated in the conference "Defence Rights in the early investigative stage of criminal proceedings", organized by the European Criminal Bar Association (ECBA) and held in Ljubliana, Slovenia, on 1 - 2 October 2010.

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Yulia Yashenkova spoke at the 4th International Logistics Congress

October 2010. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

Yulia Yashenkova, Associate of AstapovLawyers, made her presentation at the 4th International Logistics Congress "Customs or Logistics - What Keeps back the Economic Development of Ukraine?" that took place in Kyiv, on October 7-8, 2010.

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AstapovLawyers successfully advocated for Perdue Farms

October 2010. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

The interdepartmental committee on international trade discontinued the anti-dumping investigation with respect to the imports of chicken halves, quarters, drumsticks, and their parts from the US and Brazil without application of any antidumping measures. Such investigation was initiated by Myronivsky Hliboproduct, Dniprovsky poultry processing plant and Ruby Rose Agricole company.

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AstapovLawyers launches Constitutional & Human Rights Law practice

October 2010. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

AstapovLawyers International Law Group announces the launch of Constitutional & Human Rights Law practice - a unique initiative on the Ukrainian legal market, aimed specifically to help business entities to protect their rights and freedoms that are regarded as fundamental to individual human beings, such as right to property, right to fair trial, freedom of expression, freedom of association and others.

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AstapovLawyers to advise RGU on establishing a self-regulating organization

September 2010. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

27.09.2010 - AstapovLawyers joined a working team to handle establishing a self-regulating organization (SRO) by the Russian Grain Union. The organization will be empowered to set, control the compliance with, and impose sanctions for the violations of, obligatory rules for Russia’s agricultural market.

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Volodymyr Yakubovskyy to coordinate AstapovLawyers’ energy practice

September 2010. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

Volodymyr Yakubovskyy was appointed as coordinator of AstapovLawyers' energy practice. Mr. Yakubovskyy holds a master degree summa cum laude in International Law from Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, Ukraine, LL.M. degree in International Business Practice from School of Law, Boston University, USA, and LL.M. degree in Corporate and Commercial Law from University of Cambridge, UK.

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AstapovLawyers continues real estate market push in Russia

September 2010. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

AstapovLawyers International Law Group announces the launch of the cooperation agreement with Avelan, a Russian-based law firm that specializes in real estate and construction law.

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Ivan Lishchyna conducted training for the Crimea-based judges

September 2010. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

On September 15, 2010, Ivan Lishchyna, a Senior Associate of the AstapovLawyers' International Arbitration and Litigation Practice, conducted training for the Crimea-based judges as a part of the International Standards of Judicial Practice seminar organized by the Kharkiv Human Rights Group under the auspices of the European Commission and Democracy Fund of the US Embassy.

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AstapovLawyers advocated for Efirnoe

September 2010. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

17.09.10 - AstapovLawyers successfully defended before Russian courts their client Efirnoe OJSC, one of major Russian producers of oil products, in a dispute with Cargill A.O., a member of the group of companies of a first-rate global commodity trader.

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AstapovLawyers to head a working group on creating an arbitration forum of the Russian Grain Union

September 2010. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

01.09.2010 – The Board of Grain Exporters of the Russian Grain Union (RGU), in its meeting on August 19, 2010, approved by a majority vote the formation of a working group on creating the RGU’s international arbitration court. This working group includes representatives of all member companies, and its activities shall be coordinated by the AstapovLawyers law firm. The first meeting of the working group is scheduled for September.

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AstapovLawyers expands presence in the Odesa Region

September 2010. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

The Company allies with Yur.ComM, a leading regional provider of legal services

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AstapovLawyers became a partner of the UNDP-GEF Dnieper Basin Environment Programme

September 2010. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

30.08.2010 - The next stage of the UNDP-GEF project aimed at protecting the transboundary environment of the Dnieper River started in October 2009. One of the project goals is the creation of the International Dnieper Basin Commission by three riparian countries:

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AstapovLawyers became a partner of the UNDP-GEF Dnieper Basin Environment Programme

September 2010. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

30.08.2010 - The next stage of the UNDP-GEF project aimed at protecting the transboundary environment of the Dnieper River started in October 2009.

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AstapovLawyers successfully advocated for a leading Kazakhstan-based grain supplier

September 2010. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

AstapovLawyers successfully advocated for a leading Kazakhstan-based grains supplier and succeeded in the appeal in arbitration held under the FOSFA Rules.

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AstapovLawyers became a partner of the UNDP-GEF Dnieper Basin Environment Programme

September 2010. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

30.08.2010 - The next stage of the UNDP-GEF project aimed at protecting the transboundary environment of the Dnieper River started in October 2009. One of the project goals is the creation of the International Dnieper Basin Commission by three riparian countries: Russian Federation, Belarus and Ukraine.

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The company represented interests of EFKO in a land dispute

August 2010. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

Associates of AstapovLawyers won the case for their client EFKO group of companies in a land dispute related to investment in the development of Taman sea port infrastructure.

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The firm proved wrongfulness of the cast iron storage rate increase

August 2010. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

Our client, a major Russian steel producer, sought refund of the storage fees paid to the port in connection with the cast iron storage. As it turned out, the port raised storage rates without any valid reason in early 2010.

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AstapovLawyers helped to remove obstacles to investment inTaman sea port infrastructure

AstapovLawyers’ team successfully represented interests of the EFKO group of companies in a land dispute

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Mr. Ivan Lishchyna joins AstapovLawyers as a new Senior Associate

A prominent Arbitration lawyer joins AstapovLawyers' Team

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Mr. Astapov spoke on Development Plan for Russian Grain Union Arbitration Center

Managing Partner spoke at International Grain Conference in Turkey

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Ms. Anna Tyshchenko has joined AstapovLawyers as a new Senior Associate

AstapovLawyers welcomes new Senior Associate in International Litigation Department

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New Associate has joined AstapovLawyers' Banking & Finance Department

Ms. Anna Yarenko has joined AstapovLawyers' Banking & Finance Department

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AstapovLawyers advises Rodovid Bank

AstapovLawyers' Banking & Finance department together with Dragon Capital's team of financial advisors keep working on loan restructuring on behalf of Rodovid Bank.

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AstapovLawyers defends FOSFA first tier award in the Appeal

AstapovLawyers successfully represented its Client, a leading Russian food products manufacturer, in the appeals proceedings under English Law in FOSFA Arbitration

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AstapovLawyers co-sponsored International Legal Forum EuroLawyer 2010 in London

Third CIS-EU Legal Forum Eurolawyer 2010, an important event in the life of CIS business community, took place on April 15-16, 2010 in London and was co-sponsored by AstapovLawyers

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AstapovLawyers has announced two new hires

On April 20, 2010 AstapovLawyers is pleased to announce two new hires - Ms. Tatiana Grachova and Ms. Victoria Ishchenko as Associates.

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AstapovLawyers advises a well-known real estate company

AstapovLawyers team, led by the Partner Ms. Tatyana Kuzmenko, acts as a legal adviser to a well-known UK consulting real estate company on a number of tax issues related to income tax and VAT.

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Mr. Andrey Astapov spoke on alternatives to GAFTA arbitration mechanism

On April 13-16, 2010 Mr. Andrey Astapov, AstapovLawyers Managing Partner, presented an alternative solution to GAFTA arbitration mechanism during his speech on the 5th International Grain Trading Conference in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, organized by Russian Grain Union and APK-Inform under the auspices of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation.

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AstapovLawyers advises Singapore Trade Finance Fund

AstapovLawyers, being experienced in rendering legal services in Agricultural Sector, keeps advising on structures of securing financial transactions related to commodity trading.

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AstapovLawyers represents Raiffeisen Zentralbank Österreich AG

As a part of continuous cooperation with Raiffeisen Zentralbank Österreich AG (RZB), AstapovLawyers successfully represents the interests of the bank in its commercial dispute with a large Ukrainian grain trader.

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AstapovLawyers representative attended International Grain Conference in Astana

On April 1-2, 2010 AstapovLawyers Senior Associate and the Coordinator of the Firm's activities in Kazakhstan Mr. Eugene Blinov attended International Grain Conference in Astana, Kazakhstan organized by KazAgroMarketing and APK-Inform in conjunction with the Kazakhstan Ministry of Agriculture and National operating holding ‘KazAgro JSC'.

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AstapovLawyers set up Ukrainian Chapter of the New York State Bar Association

On March 30, 2010 AstapovLawyers has established the Ukrainian Chapter of the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA), effective from April 1, 2010.

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AstapovLawyers spoke on Trade & Export Finance 2010 in Moscow

On March 25-26, 2010 Mr. Oleh Malskyy, AstapovLawyers' Partner, spoke on the 3rd Annual Structured Trade & Export Finance in Russia and the CIS conference which was organized by Euromoney Seminars & Trade Finance Magazine in Moscow, Russian Federation.

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AstapovLawyers facilitates settlement of a complex multimillion dispute

Recently a multimillion dispute referred to GAFTA Arbitration in London involving one of the largest agricultural traders originating from the Russian Federation and a Monaco-based international trading company was settled amicably by AstapovLawyers after intense arbitration proceedings had been commenced.

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New attorney has joined AstapovLawyers

On March 29, 2010 AstapovLawyers has announced expanding of its International Arbitration and Litigation Practice with joining of an Associate Mr. Gor Melikyan.

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AstapovLawyers has announced a new hire

On March 31, 2010 AstapovLawyers has announced expanding of its International Arbitration and Litigation Practice with joining of an Associate Mr. Dmitriy Latyshenko.

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Yuliya Chernykh becomes Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, UK

On March 26, 2010 Mrs. Yuliya Chernykh, AstapovLawyers' Senior Associate, was granted Fellowship by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

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AstapovLawyers' Partner spoke on International financing for Russian agro holdings

On May 19, 2010 Ms. Tatyana Kuzmenko, AstapovLawyers' Banking & Finance Partner, spoke on International finacing for Russian agro holdings during the 3rd Annual Business Conference 'Financing for agro holdings.

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Mr. Oleh Malskyy participated in the round table on PPP at Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine

On May 21, 2010 Mr. Oleh Malskyy, AstapovLawyers' M&A Partner, participated in the round table on "Public-Private Partnerships as a push to National Economic Development" at Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.

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AstapovLawyers attended the 6th Annual Ukrainian Investment Summit in London

On May 17-19, 2010 Mr. Andrey Astapov and Mr. Oleh Malskyy participated in the 6th Annual Ukrainian Investment Summit in London, UK - the largest investment gathering for Ukraine worldwide organized by Adam Smith Institute (UK).

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Mr. Andrey Astapov spoke at International Arbitration Conference in Kyiv

On May 13, 2010 Managing Partner of AstapovLawyers, Mr. Andrey Astapov, spoke at the First International Practice Conference «ICC International Court of Arbitration: Opportunities for Ukrainian business» organized by Conference House with conjunction with ICC Ukraine in Kyiv regarding practical experience of complex arbitration clauses.

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AstapovLawyers welcomes Ms. Svitlana Kovalska

AstapovLawyers is pleased to announce that Ms. Svitlana Kovalska joins the Firm's fast growing Capital Markets & Securities practice as a Senior Associate effective May 24, 2010.

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AstapovLawyers partners the Polish-Ukrainian Economic Forum in Warsaw

Ukraine and Poland have traditionally been and remain important partners due to their geographical location and historical heritage. Today, Poland is Ukraine's key political and economic partner in Eastern Europe.

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Mr. Oleh Malskyy participated in ILASA 2010 in Paris

On June 3, 2010 Mr. Oleh Malskyy, M&A Partner of AstapovLawyers, participated in The International Legal Alliance Summit & Awards 2010 (ILASA) which was organized in Paris (France) by Leaders League, a French media group specialised in strategy, finance and law.

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Mr. Oleh Beketov participated at the In-House Counsel Summit in Moscow

On June 2-4, 2010 Mr. Oleh Beketov, AstapovLawyers' Senior Associate and the Head of International Litigation Department, participated at the 4th Annual Russian In-House Counsel Summit organized by Adam Smith Institute in Moscow, Russian Federation.

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Mr. Oleh Malskyy participated in the round-table in Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine

On June 8, 2010 Mr. Oleh Malskyy, AstapovLawyers' M&A Partner, took part in the round-table on obstacles that hinder the entry of foreign investors into Ukrainian economy which was organized by the Committee of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on Industrial and Regulatory Policy and Entrepreneurship with support of the Property and Freedom Institute and Commercial Law Centre in Kyiv, Ukraine.

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AstapovLawyers successfully represents a UK-based agro company

A GAFTA arbitration case between our Client, a UK-based commodity trade company, and a Swiss commodity trader has seen the first tier award of arbitration this April.

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Mr. Oleh Beketov participated at the International Conference on Commercial arbitration

On June 9-10, 2010 Mr. Oleh Beketov, AstapovLawyers' Senior Associate and the Head of International Litigation Department, participated at the II International Law Conference on Commercial arbitration in Russia, Sweden and England: new business opportunities organized by Capital Business Events in association with the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC), Commerce and Industry Chamber of Russian Federation, The Anglo Russian Law Association (ARLA) and supported by the Chartered Institute of arbitrators. The venue took place in Moscow, Russian Federation.

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AstapovLawyers successfully represents OJSC Efirnoye

In one of a range of major disputes between Malaysian palm oils suppliers and Russian buyers and processors emerged in 2007-2008 due to high volatility of market prices AstapovLawyers successfully represented its Russian Client in defending the arbitral award issued by International Commercial Arbitration Court at the Chamber of Industry and Commerce of the Russian Federation.

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AstapovLawyers - Competition Law Firm of the Year in Russia

On June 16, 2010, AstapovLawyers celebrates another achievement now as ‘Competition Law Advisory Firm of the Year in Russia'.

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AstapovLawyers participated in Annual GAFTA Dinner 2010

On June 10, 2010 AstapovLawyers' Senior Associate Mr. Eugene Blinov traditionally attended the official gathering of international grain community - Annual GAFTA Dinner 2010 held in London, UK.

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AstapovLawyers sponsors the 1st Weekend International Golf Cup 2010

AstapovLawyers as an official legal sponsor and Kommersant Publishing House as an organizer are pleased to announce that on June 20, 2010 was held the Weekend International Golf Cup 2010 on the territory of Kyiv Golf Club GolfStream.

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AstapovLawyers participated in the 5th CIS Local Counsel Forum

On June 23-25, 2010 Mr. Andrey Astapov, AstapovLawyers' Managing Partner, and Mr. Oleh Malskyy, AstapovLawyers' M&A Partner, participated in the 5th CIS Local Counsel Forum in Minsk.

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Mr. Oleh Beketov was promoted to Counsel of AstapovLawyers

On June 30, 2010 AstapovLawyers announced that Mr. Oleh Beketov, Senior Associate and Head of International Litigation Department, was promoted to Counsel, effective July 1, 2010.

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AstapovLawyers' M&A Team welcomes new Senior Associate

On July 1, 2010 Mr. Volodymyr Yakubovskyy has joined AstapovLawyers as a new Senior Associate at M&A, Corporate and Antitrust Department.

 

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AstapovLawyers has successfully represented the Nemiroff Ukrainian Vodka Company

AstapovLawyers gains Nemiroff brand victory before the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine

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AstapovLawyers advises Rodovid Bank

AstapovLawyers' Banking & Finance department together with Dragon Capital's team of financial advisors keep working on loan restructuring on behalf of Rodovid Bank.

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Mr. Oleh Malskyy is recommended by Best Lawyers

On April 28, 2010 Mr. Oleh Malskyy was recommended in the field of Antitrust law by Best Lawyers a well known US based independent list of attorneys.

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AstapovLawyers gains another major success in the complex matter heard at ICAC at the UCC

'I have to admit that this was the most complex arbitration matter ever heard by ourselves' - admitted the Chairman of the Arbitration Tribunal at the final stage of the arbitration matter referred to International Commercial Arbitration Court at the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The dispute referred to arbitration emerged due to restrictive export policy employed by Ukraine in 2006-2007 when the introduced export quota and licensing regime had disrupted the performance of many bargains on the grains market and in particular led to the mentioned dispute between one of the biggest European Swiss-based grain&oils traders and one of the leading grain export companies of Ukraine.

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Mr. Oleksiy Zorin has joined AstapovLawyers’ Kyiv office

AstapovLawyers International Law Group is pleased to announce that Mr. Oleksiy Zorin joins International Litigation Department as a new Associate.

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AstapovLawyers’ quality now delivered in Kazakhstan

On May 6, 2010 AstapovLawyers and SG Global Advice have signed a strategic partnership agreement with a perspective of further integration.

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AstapovLawyers is instructed in an anti-dumping investigation in Russia

March 2010. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

AstapovLawyers represents Joint Stock Company "Dniepropetrovsk Tube Works", who is one of the leading, largest and well recognized tube producers in Ukraine in an anti-dumping investigation commenced by the Ministry of Economy of Russian Federation. The Works is equipped with modern automated and mechanised tube mills for producing pipes by the means of its control and produces more than 3000 type sizes of tubes from carbon and non-alloy steel grade.

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AstapovLawyers was recognized in Top-3 firms in Foreign Trade

March 2010. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

AstapovLawyers as well as Mr. Oleh Malskyy were named in Top-3 among law firms and leading individuals in Foreign Trade Practice by Handbook for Foreign Clients 2010 - a distinctive publication on Ukrainian legal market recently published by Yuridicheskaya Practika Publishing House.

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AstapovLawyers was named in Top-3 firms in International Arbitration

March 2010. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

AstapovLawyers as well as Mr. Andrey Astapov were named as Top-3 among law firms and leading individuals in International Arbitration Practice by Handbook for Foreign Clients 2010 - a distinctive publication on Ukrainian legal market recently published by Yuridicheskaya Practika Publishing House.

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AstapovLawyers successfully completed mediation in labor dispute

March 2010. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

AstapovLawyers successfully completed a complex mediation in a labor dispute between one of the largest foreign pharmaceutical companies with its top manager in Ukraine.

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AstapovLawyers is a General sponsor of EuroLawyer 2010 in London

March 2010. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

AstapovLawyers is an official general sponsor of the Third CIS-EU Legal Forum "EuroLawyer 2010" held on 15-16 April 2010 in London and organized by Eurobusiness Advisory Company (London, UK). This years forum's theme is: "State and Business: joint development perspectives".

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AstapovLawyers took part in the most reputable event on Global Energy Sector

March 2010. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

On February 15-17, 2010 AstapovLawyers' Partners Mr. Astapov and Mr. Malskyy took part in the most reputable event on Global Energy Sector - International Petroleum Week 2010 in London organized by Energy Institute (London, UK).

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Mr. Andrey Astapov spoke on Grain Conference in Singapore

March 2010. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

On February 24-27, 2010 AstapovLawyers' Managing Partner Mr. Andrey Astapov spoke on the First International Grain Conference: Asia-Russia 2010 in Singapore. The conference was organized by Russian Grain Union jointly with Ministry of Agriculture of Russian Federation and global leading group of companies Sojitz Corporation. This conference was a result of an instruction made by Mr. Dmitry Medvedev, the President of Russian Federation, on geographic expansion of Russian grain import activities and incorporation of Far East export corridor.

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M&A team of AstapovLawyers advised GreenCo

February 2010. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

Mr. Oleh Malskyy, head of AstapovLawyers M&A and corporate practice, together with its team and international structuring partner Ms. Oksana Kneychuk has advised leading national waste management company GreenCo on international restructuring and sale transaction.

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AstapovLawyers advises ThyssenKrupp Energostal S.A.

February 2010. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

International steel and technology leader ThyssenKrupp has engaged AstapovLawyers for a number of legal matters relating to its activities in Ukraine.

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AstapovLawyers advises Avery Dennison

February 2010. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

Mr. Oleh Malskyy, head of AstapovLawyers' M&A and corporate practice, together with its team has provided complex advice to Avery Denisson on debt recovery in Ukraine.

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AstapovLawyers receives two significant victories in the International FOSFA Arbitration

January 2010. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

AstapovLawyers scored significant victories in the International FOSFA Arbitration in two parallel arbitration proceedings on amount over U.S. $ 3 million in the process of protecting the interests of a large Kazakhstan grain trade company against a large Dutch company. The controversy dealt with the application of English substantive law. At issue was the fact of the contract due to lack of signatures and seals of both parties, despite the direct requirements of the contract to acquire the legal force only in the appropriate form.

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AstapovLawyers continues a significant project with Interfax-Ukraine

January 2010. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

Starting November 1, 2009 AstapovLawyers was annonced as a prefered law firm for providing professional opinion on current legal developments in Ukraine for Interfax-Ukraine. The project is named "Ukrainian Legislation Review" with daily comments by our lawyers for Interfax news

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AstapovLawyers welcomes new associate in International Corporate Department

January 2010. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

AstapovLawyers International Law Group is pleased to announce that Ms. Victoria Buzhor joins Kyiv's office International Corporate Department as a new Associate.

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Managing partner participated in the conference "International Arbitration" in Moscow

January 2010. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

On December 15, 2009 Mr. Andrey Astapov, Managing Partner of AstapovLawyers, participated in the conference "International arbitration. The state and arbitration courts: partners or opponents?" organized by Russian National Committee of the International Chamber of Commerce - World Business Organization (ICC Russia) in conjuction with the International Court of Arbitration ICC and Russian Chamber of Commerce in Moscow.

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AstapovLawyers is recognized among top 10 Ukrainian domestic law firms 2009

January 2010. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

On December 15, 2009 Ukrainian legal magazine Yuridicheskaya practika nominated AstapovLawyers as #9 among Ukrainian domestic law firms 2009.

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AstapovLawyers co-hosted a press conference in Interfax-Ukraine

January 2010. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

On December 15, 2009 AstapovLawyers International Law Group in conjuction with IA Interfax Ukraine held a press conference on the topic: "Prospects for judicial reform in Ukraine". Among the briefing participants were Mr. Oleh Malskyy, Partner of AstapovLawyers, Mr. Alexander Volkov, a judge of the Supreme Court of Ukraine, Deputy Head of the Council of Judges of Ukraine, Mr. Volodymyr Bogatyr, Deputy Minister of Justice of Ukraine, as well as representatives from several law firms.

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AstapovLawyers attended the Third International Conference "Russian Grain 2009"

January 2010. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

On 7-10 December 2009, Mr. Maksym Kodunov, Associate of AstapovLawyers, took part in the central event of the grain market of Russia - the Third International Conference "Russian Grain 2009" held in Krasnaya Polyana, Krasnodar region.

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AstapovLawyers held an executive meeting with the Harvard Club of New York City

January 2010. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

During a recent visit to New York Mr. Oleh Malskyy, AstapovLawyers' M&A Partner, and Mr. Oleh Beketov, AstapovLawyers' Senior Associate and the Head of International Litigation Department, held an executive meeting with several senior partners of leading New York law firms as well as prominent attorneys at the Harvard Club of New York City, a private club incorporated in 1887.

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AstapovLawyers participated in a round table of German Embassy in Ukraine

January 2010. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

On December 8, 2009 Mr. Eugene Blinov, Senior Associate of AstapovLawyers, participated in the discussion of actual issues of German law during the round table: "Law made in Germany", organized by the German Embassy in Ukraine, the Union of the German avocats (DAV), Society of German and Ukrainian lawyers (GDUJ), as well as by the German Foundation for International Legal Cooperation (IRZ).

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Mr. Eugene Blinov is promoted to coordinator of the Firm’s operations in Kazakhstan

November 2009. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

AstapovLawyers International Law Group promotes Senior Associate Mr. Eugene Blinov to coordinator of the Firm’s operations in Kazakhstan. This step comes as recognition of the input of Mr. Blinov in development of our practice in Central Asia. 

 

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AstapovLawyers successfully completes mediation for a major Ukrainian equipment buyer

November 2009. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

AstapovLawyers successfully completes mediation of a major dispute related to delivery of equipment by Scandinavian Seller to the Buyer in Odessa, Ukraine. The piece of equipment delivered was aimed for usage as part of larger production facility in food processing industry. 

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AstapovLawyers advises on the major banking transaction in Ukraine

November 2009. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

AstapovLawyers International Law Group advises RODOVID BANK on a highly publicised transaction of transferring the deposits and selected assets of UKRPROMBANK to RODOVID. 

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AstapovLawyers continues opening doors for professionals and hires five new attorneys

November 2009. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

AstapovLawyers International Law Group continues opening doors forprofessionals and hires five new attorneys due to continued expansion of itsCorporate and M&A and Dispute Resolution practices. 

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November brought another set of important victories on arbitration front

November 2009. Press Releases by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group (view listing).

AstapovLawyers International Law Group congratulates its arbitrationteam with another string of victorious Awards in favour of its Clients. Thistime, good news are mainly coming from the commodity side and shipping.Industrywise recorded successes relate to traditional areas of our interestsuch as grains, metals and oil. 

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  • AVELLUM advises on acquisition of shares in Bank Lviv

    AVELLUM acted as the Ukrainian legal counsel to a private equity vehicle managed by responsAbility Investments AG (“responsAbility ”) in connection with the acquisition of a shareholding in Bank Lviv. Bank Lviv is the first investment project of responsAbility in Ukraine. Further on, responsAbility intends to increase its stake in the bank to 51%.
  • RESPONSIBILITY OF OFFICIALS UNDER THE NEW LAW ON LLC

    Officials of the company according to the new Law on LLC shall bear joint and several and in some cases – subsidiary liability to the company.
    - GOLAW
  • Sayenko Kharenko advised Mriya Agro Holding

    Sayenko Kharenko advised Mriya Agro Holding on the successful debt restructuring and subsequent sale
  • Employing Foreign Specialists in Ukraine – Rules of the Game Have Been Simplified?

    Following the strategy of the Government to improve the doing business climate in Ukraine, Parliament adopted the Law of Ukraine “On Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of Ukraine Concerning Elimination of Barriers for Foreign Investments Attraction” dated May 23, 2017 (hereinafter – “the Law”), which came into force on September 27, 2017.  The Law with such an expressive name should have definitely removed the barriers for employment of foreigners, but what have we actually received? Putting the cart before the horse, the Law really significantly changed the procedure of obtaining work permits (hereinafter – “the Permit”) facilitating it essentially from the one hand, but introducing some questionable conditions from the other.
    - GOLAW
  • New Law on LLCs in Ukraine

    The Law of Ukraine On the Limited Liability Companies and Additional Liability Companies passed on 6 February 2018 shall come into force on 17 June 2018. The Law is a positive sign for doing business in Ukraine as it introduces significant changes and innovations in the legal regulation of the establishment and activities of limited liability companies, which are the most numerous and the most popular form of entrepreneurial activity in Ukraine (second only to individual entrepreneurs).
  • The Code of bankruptcy procedure in Ukraine: positives and negatives of the new document

    The Verkhovna Rada registered a draft law on the Code of Bankruptcy Procedure (No. 8060). Among other things, it is noted that such a document will increase the efficiency of bankruptcy procedures, the level of protection of the rights of creditors, improve the procedures for selling debtor property at the auction, increase the level of execution of contracts and court decisions. However, does the text of the document correspond to the stated purpose? 
    - GOLAW
  • CHANGES TO PPA: TO MAKE FINANCIAERS HAPPY

    Over the last few months before January 2018, when the latest changes to the power purchase agreements (PPAs) between State Enterprise “Energorynok” and producers of energy from alternative sources were adopted, more than ten agreements were signed with upgraded conditions set earlier in 2017. In the mentioned agreements, the changes to the PPAs were applied and helped bring Ukraine’s PPAs closer to international standards. Nevertheless, the revised PPAs still have a lot of issues that need to be clarified and further elaborated to make them perfectly bankable, and to make them properly executable.
    - GOLAW
  • Antitrust Compliance Program in Ukraine: Current Status and Development Prospect

    Mykola Stetsenko, Managing Partner, AVELLUM
  • Recent Legal Developments in Renewable Energy Sector

    Glib Bondar, Partner, AVELLUM
  • A Remarkable Year of Restructuring. What Next?

    What happened in 2015 in the world of Ukrainian corporate finance was a reflection of larger scale events in and around Ukraine. In this article, we will share our view of the key events in 2015 in the area of cor-porate finance, highlight the most important legislative and regulatory developments in finance and, based on our experience, make a few suggestions for creditors and debtors on how to navigate through 2016.