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Ukraine: Banking, finance and capital markets
Within Banking, finance and capital markets, Asters is a second tier firm,
Armen Khachaturyan, Iryna Pokanay and Svitlana Poroschuk at Asters provide ‘excellent service, high professionalism and proactive advice’. Khachaturyan is advising State Road Service of Ukraine on a UAH9.5bn loan facility. Pokanay advised EBRD and the IFC on a $190m secured financing of petroleum distributor Concern Galnaftogaz.
Ukraine: Corporate and M&A
Within Corporate and M&A, Asters is a first tier firm,
Asters provides ‘excellent client service, quality and responsiveness’ through ‘professional, trustworthy and responsible experts’. Oleksiy Didkovskiy, Armen Khachaturyan, Vadym Samoilenko and Oleksandr Padalka are ‘all proactive and provide useful, practical solutions’. Didkovskiy advised private equity fund Russia Partners on its acquisition of Into-Sana Group.
Ukraine: Dispute resolution
Within Dispute resolution, Asters is a first tier firm,
Asters handled Ukraine’s two largest corporate disputes of 2012, including a $433m matter, and also advised clients such as Crédit Agricole and Swedbank. Oleksiy Didkovskiy heads this busy team, which recruited three additional associates.
Ukraine: Intellectual property
Within Intellectual property, Asters is a second tier firm,
Oleksandr Padalka heads Asters’ team, which has ‘hands-on experience’, and is the sole Ukrainian representative of the Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance. Recent work includes advising on software outsourcing for Pearl.com, and handling a patent infringement dispute for a global beverages company.
Ukraine: Real estate and construction
Within Real estate and construction, Asters is a second tier firm,
The ‘practical and hardworking’ Roman Kostenko leads Asters’ ‘efficient, well organised, professional and reasonably priced’ practice, which advised EBRD on the lease of a property in Kiev. Other clients include Green Gas International and Kazakh investor EurAsia. Associate Viktoriya Demydenko is ‘organised, professional and responsible’.
Within Tax, Asters is a second tier firm,
Asters is ‘highly professional with a deep knowledge of market practice’, and the firm advised Ukrainian National Lottery on tax issues. Oleksiy Didkovskiy, Vadym Samoilenko and Constantin Solyar provide ‘comprehensive analysis, and have deep expertise and experience’.
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