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Ukraine

Banking, finance and capital markets
Banking, finance and capital markets - ranked: tier 1

Asters

Asters further increased its market presence with the arrival of Roman Stepanenko and others from Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners to join leading lights Armen Khachaturyan and Iryna Pokanay. The firm counts Privatbank and National Bank of Ukraine among its clients.

Leading individuals

Iryna Pokanay - Asters

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 1

Asters

Asters frequently handles cross-border M&A transactions and key partners Armen Khachaturyan, Vadym Samoilenko and Oleksiy Didkovskiy are highly recommended. Oleg Boichuk joined from Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners. The firm assisted JSCB Industrialbank with its merger with Express Bank.

Leading individuals

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Competition
Competition - ranked: tier 1

Asters

Practice head Igor Svechkar at Asters is 'a leading antitrust lawyer', and 'competitors are no match for the experience of the practice', according to one client. Alexey Pustovit, Oleksandr Voznyuk and Oleg Boichuk, who was a new arrival from Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners, are key practitioners. The firm obtained clearance for Bayer's acquisition of Monsanto.

Leading individuals

Igor Svechkar - Asters

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 1

Asters

Asters is 'even stronger following its merger' with Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners. For one client, the firm has 'the strongest team in the Ukrainian market, with excellent capability in international litigation and arbitration'. The 'extremely knowledgeable' Oleksiy Didkovskiy, Serhii Sviriba and the 'clever, insightful' Svitlana Chepurna are prominent litigators.

Leading individuals

Serhii Sviriba - Asters

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 1

Asters

At Asters, 'the team is coherent and the outcome is accurate and precise'. Armen Khachaturyan and Svitlana Chepurna are the key partners, while clients also recommend senior associates Oleh Furmanchuk (who is 'professional and punctual') and Inesa Letych. Molson Cours and Wizz Air are among the firm's clients.

Next generation lawyers

Inesa Letych - Asters

Oleh Furmanchuk - Asters

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Energy
Energy - ranked: tier 1

Asters

Asters has 'a great team with highly professional individuals'. Armen Khachaturyan, the 'particularly strong' Yaroslav Petrov and Tamara Lukanina lead the practice. Litigator Markiyan Kliuchkovskyi and Roman Stepanenko, who were new arrivals from Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners, add finance and disputes expertise. Eustream and VR Capital are key clients.

Leading individuals

Roman Stepanenko - Asters

Next generation lawyers

Yaroslav Petrov - Asters

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 1

Asters

Asters climbs to the top tier having brought over the team from Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners, which included counsel Taras Kylslyy and associate Olena Kozhokar. Julia Semeniy leads the group and Mariana Polishchuk is another name to note. Ferrero and Biosphere Corporation are among the firm's clients.

Next generation lawyers

Mariana Polishchuk - Asters

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Private client
Private client - ranked: tier 1

Asters

Asters grew its private client team with new arrivals from Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners, including 'dedicated and responsive' litigators Serhiy Dusanovsky and Sergiy Grebenyuk. The 'cost-effective' team, which is led by Constantin Solyar, handles investments, wealth management, tax, family law and business advice for high-net-worth clients. Senior associate Pavlo Shovak is another name to note.

Leading individuals
Next generation lawyers

Pavlo Shovak - Asters

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 1

Asters

Asters' practice was bolstered by the arrival of a team from Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners. The move brought together key practitioners Roman Kostenko, who counts Prada Group and Sprint-42 among his clients, and Oleg Boichuk. Senior associate Roman Drobotskiy is also recommended.

Leading individuals

Oleg Boichuk - Asters

Roman Kostenko - Asters

Next generation lawyers

Roman Drobotskiy - Asters

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 1

Asters

At Asters, which excels in both advisory work and litigation, the lawyers are 'winners and constantly prove it with successful projects'. Constantin Solyar and the 'talented, passionate' Alexey Khomyakov are leading lights. Oleksandr Maydanyk, who joined from Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners, is 'one of the best tax lawyers in Ukraine'.

Leading individuals

Alexey Khomyakov - Asters

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White-collar crime
White-collar crime - ranked: tier 1

Asters

Asters has 'a unique approach in providing legal advice and a strategic approach'. Head of criminal law Sergiy Grebenyuk, who acted for a former deputy minister in criminal proceedings, 'fights hard for his clients'. Serhii Sviriba and senior associate Oleksandr Yakovenko are also recommended.

Leading individuals

Sergiy Grebenyuk - Asters

Next generation lawyers

Oleksandr Yakovenko - Asters

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Ukraine

Offices in Kiev

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.
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Legal Developments in Ukraine

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    AVELLUM acted as the legal counsel to SM Invest Construction B.V., a solar PV plants developer, on the sale of shares in the holding company, which owns the underlying assets to develop a 148MW solar power plant in Mykolaiv region. Scatec Solar, a leading and globally acting solar energy producer, acted as the purchaser.
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    AVELLUM acted as the Ukrainian legal counsel to the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (‚ÄúEBRD ‚ÄĚ) in connection with a long term senior secured loan to Limited Liability Company ‚ÄúZunami‚ÄĚ (‚ÄúZunami ‚ÄĚ) in the total amount of up to EUR3 million.¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†
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    Sayenko Kharenko has acted as legal counsel to DTEK Renewables, which manages DTEK projects in renewable energy, on construction of Primorskaya Wind Electric Plant LLC (Primorskaya WEP) with a capacity of 200 MW. DTEK Renewables is currently one of the largest producers of renewable electric energy in Ukraine and accounts for about 10% of ‚Äúgreen‚ÄĚ capacities market.
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    Sayenko Kharenko has acted as Ukrainian legal counsel to VR Capital on the establishment of a joint venture with Volterra Energy Group, the developing partner. The joint venture company is set to develop a number of solar power plant projects throughout Ukraine.
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    Sayenko Kharenko has acted as Ukrainian legal counsel to the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) on providing a dual-tranche UAH-denominated loan equivalent to USD 25 million to JSC ‚ÄúThe State Export-Import Bank of Ukraine‚ÄĚ. The synthetic local currency loan provides access to UAH loan funds for eligible SME borrowers.