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Antonina Yaholnyk joins AstapovLawyers as Competition and Compliance Partner

November 2012

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

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

“Antonina Yaholnyk is a recognized leading practitioner in the areas of competition and compliance. We are pleased to welcome her in our team, which will undoubtedly result in greater achievements”, - commented Andrey Astapov, AstapovLawyers Managing Partner.

Prior to joining AstapovLawyers Antonina Yaholnyk held a position of Baker & McKenzie’s Partner heading Competition & Compliance Law Practice Groups. She has over 10 years of experience handling antitrust, trade and compliance matters.

Mrs Yaholnyk has profound experience assisting numerous multinational and national companies in connection with their cross-border acquisitions. She has been advising foreign investors on major acquisitions, mergers and reorganizations of Ukrainian enterprises, including those in the telecommunications, retail, steel, manufacturing, banking, broadcasting, agroindustry, consumer goods and beverages industries. Mrs Yaholnyk handles cases on diverse competition law matters which include cartel investigations on socially sensitive product markets, cases on distribution, unfair competition, pre-IPO group clearance and other competition and compliance matters.

Antonina Yaholnyk has been named a Band 1 leading individual practitioner in Competition/Antitrust by Chambers and Partners. Her other notable awards include:

- Best Competition and Antitrust Lawyer of Ukraine by the World Finance Legal Award 2009
- Leading expert in competition law in the Expert Guides to the World’s Leading Lawyer by Euromoney Legal Media/IFLR 2008, 2010 and 2011
- Leading Competition lawyer in Ukraine by Who’s Who Legal CIS 2010-2011
- Recommended for Competition law in Ukraine by PLC Which Lawyer?
- TOP-3 tier individual practitioner in competition Law in Ukraine by “Ukrainian Law Firms: a Handbook for Foreign Clients” 2010 – 2012

Mrs Yaholnyk holds a LLM degree from the University of Cambridge  (UK), Master's degree International Law and Economics from the World Trade Institute (Switzerland).

Antonina Yaholnyk is a chairman of the European Business Association’s Competition Committee.

“I am happy to join AstapovLawyers, a very dynamic and professional team of lawyers. I am confident we’ll be able to unite our efforts in order to boost the practice and expand our presence”, - said Antonina Yaholnyk, the newly appointed Partner of the firm.

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