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LEONARDO BUSINESS CENTRE, 19-21 BOHDANA KHMELNYTSKOHO STREET, 01030 KIEV, UKRAINE
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Work +380 44 230 6000
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Fax +380 44 230 6001
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www.asterslaw.com

 

The firm

Asters is a full-service independent national law firm that has maintained a strong presence in Ukraine since 1995 (then Shevchenko, Didkovskiy & Partners). The firm provides efficient transactional legal advice and represents clients on a broad spectrum of matters arising in the course of doing business in Ukraine.

Asters is a two-time winner of the Law Firm of the Year: Ukraine and the CIS award (The Lawyer European Awards 2014 and 2015), Law Firm of the Year (Ukraine) award (Who’s Who Legal Awards 2014) and was also named No.1 law firm in Ukraine for six consecutive years in the 2011-2016 Top 50 Law Firms Annual National Ranking.

Areas of practice

Banking, finance and capital markets: bank acquisitions; equity investment; bank mergers; syndications; debt restructuring; eurobonds/local bonds; IPOs; secondary offerings and private placements; CLNs.

Corporate and M&A: structuring and implementation of M&A transactions; title transfer advice; tax, currency regulation, securitisation advice; antitrust clearance; arranging and holding of shareholders meetings, protecting and enforcing shareholder rights, representing in shareholder litigation; corporate-related registrations, filings, disclosures, listings, securities, and other compliance matters.

Competition and antitrust: merger control; concerted practices; abuse of dominance; competition compliance; restrictive and discriminatory practices; antitrust investigations; unfair competition; public procurement review.

Dispute resolution: development of the dispute resolution strategy; assistance at the pre-trial stage; drafting of procedural documents; representing in courts; enforcement of Ukrainian court judgments; recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments; drafting of arbitration clauses and agreements; developing global dispute resolution strategies; acting as counsel in arbitration proceedings, as an expert witness on Ukrainian law issues, as an arbitrator, as a mediator or as counsel in mediation; assisting in collection of evidence in Ukraine; recognition and enforcement of arbitral awards.

Energy and resources: incorporated and non-incorporated JV, PSA, joint operating agreements, M&A; all aspects of oil and gas, electricity, renewable energy regulatory proceedings; representing before regulatory bodies; assisting with obtaining relevant permits and licensing documentation; project structuring and development; competition clearance; employment, real estate and HSE matters; tax, currency control, customs clearance matters; government relations, lobbying; project finance: projects financing and refinancing; dispute resolution options; representing before commercial, administrative courts and international arbitration tribunals.

Intellectual property: trade marks; patents; copyrights; trade secrets and confidential information; due diligence; parallel import, franchising, licensing, distribution agreements; litigation, unfair competition matters.

Restructuring and insolvency: negotiating out-of-court or in-court settlement; representing in extrajudicial settlements; overseeing settlement implementation; restructuring of secured and unsecured debts; developing debt recovery procedures; terminating voluntary and collusive insolvency proceedings initiated by debtors to avoid fulfilment of obligations and debt payment; initiation of special procedures aimed at renewal of debtors’ ability to service indebtedness; out-of-the-box enforcement of court rulings.

Taxation: tax consultancy; tax rulings support; tax accounting support; tax risk management; transfer pricing compliance; M&A support; joint ventures; tax-wise cash-flow forecasting; taxes budgeting; negotiations and correspondence with tax authorities; administrative appeals of additional tax charges; full-scope tax litigation; enforcement of court decisions.

 

  • Contacts
  • Oleksiy Didkovskiy (co-managing partner)
  • Armen Khachaturyan (senior partner)
  • Serhii Sviriba (co-managing partner)
  • Number of lawyers: 150
  • Languages
  • English
  • Russian
  • Ukrainian
  • Member
  • American Chamber of Commerce
  • INTA
  • LegaLink
  • Lex Mundi
  • World Services Group
  • International Chamber of Commerce
  • L2B Aviation
  • European Business Association
  • BioLegis
  • Energy Law Group
  • US-Ukraine Business Council

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Legal Developments by:
Asters

  • NBU Introduces Changes to Cross-Border Loan Registration Procedure

    On 15 June 2012, the Board of the National Bank of Ukraine (the "NBU") adopted Regulation No. 246 introducing amendments (the "Amendments") to the procedure of obtainment by residents of foreign-currency loans from non-residents and providing by residents of foreign-currency loans to non-residents (the "Procedure") set forth in NBU Regulation No. 270. The Amendments shall come into force 4 months after the date of registration by the Ministry of Justice, which occurred on 9 July 2012.
    - Asters

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