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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.
    - Asters

Legal Developments in Ukraine

Legal Developments and updates from the leading lawyers in each jurisdiction. To contribute, send an email request to
  • Medicines advertising and unfair competition in Ukraine

    In Ukraine, advertising of medicines represents the largest share in terms of volume both on TV and Internet. Advertisers are increasingly struggling to attract the attention of older advertising consumers, strongly influenced by advertising as they trust the advertising messages they see, read or hear and do not seek advice from a doctor. At the same time, an important role is played by the advertiser’s strict adherence to the advertising law requirements for protection against unfair competition when creating and placing advertisements related to medicines and medical products, etc.
  • Medicines advertising and unfair competition in Ukraine

    In Ukraine, advertising of medicines represents the largest share in terms of volume both on TV and Internet. Advertisers are increasingly struggling to attract the attention of older advertising consumers, strongly influenced by advertising as they trust the advertising messages they see, read or hear and do not seek advice from a doctor. At the same time, an important role is played by the advertiser’s strict adherence to the advertising law requirements for protection against unfair competition when creating and placing advertisements related to medicines and medical products, etc.
  • Inward Processing in Ukraine

    For years the Ukrainian government has been making efforts to find effective solutions to increase the Ukrainian economy efficiency and to create conditions for its further growth. To find such solutions is not an easy task. It is also important to take a closer look at the experience of the countries that used to have similar economic starting positions as Ukraine has now.
  • Sayenko Kharenko wins twice at The Lawyer European Awards 2019

    Sayenko Kharenko wins twice atThe Lawyer European Awards 2019
  • AVELLUM advises on IBRD-supported financing for Ukraine

    AVELLUM acted as the Ukrainian legal counsel to the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine in connection with two syndicated EUR-denominated facilities arranged by Deutsche Bank in December 2018 and March 2019 for the total amount equivalent to approximately USD1 billion.
  • AVELLUM advises EBRD and BSTDB on financing of one of largest solar projects in Ukraine

    AVELLUM acted as the Ukrainian legal counsel to the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (‚ÄúEBRD ‚ÄĚ) and the Black Sea Trade and Development Bank (" BSTDB ") in connection with senior secured loans in the total amount of up to EUR36.3 million to Rengy Bioenergo LLC (‚ÄúLoans ‚ÄĚ).
  • Renewable energy in Ukraine: trends to expect in 2019

    The alternative energy industry is one of the fastest growing and most attractive sectors for investment in Ukraine. This can be explained, inter alia , by the favorable geographical conditions in Ukraine, where solar radiation is more intense than, for example, in Germany. The wind speed in this Eastern European country makes it possible to develop large-scale wind projects. Moreover, Ukraine has a huge potential in electricity production from biogas, which, in some cases, is already partially being successfully implemented.
  • The Parliament of Ukraine ratified the MLI Convention. Is this the end of offshores?

    ‚ÄúUkraine will never join BEPS and will not introduce an automatic exchange of tax information! Ukrainian tax authorities are not able to understand the international tax planning and therefore BEPS will not work in Ukraine!‚ÄĚ - such statements in different variations repeatedly sounded addressing the deoffshorization process launched in Ukraine a few years ago.
    - GOLAW
  • AVELLUM advises PrJSC ‚ÄúJacobs Douwe Egberts Ukraina‚ÄĚ on squeeze-out and transformation procedure

    AVELLUM advised the client on minorities squeeze-out procedure followed by the successful corporate reorganisation of ‚ÄúJacobs Douwe Egberts Ukraina‚ÄĚ from a private joint stock company to a limited liability company.
  • AVELLUM advises MTB Bank and Bank Center on merger

    AVELLUM acted as the legal counsel on the merger of Public Joint Stock Company ‚ÄúMTB Bank‚ÄĚ (‚ÄúMTB Bank ‚ÄĚ) and Public Joint Stock Company ‚ÄúCommercial Bank ‚ÄúCenter‚ÄĚ (‚ÄúBank Center ‚ÄĚ). The merger was conducted under a simplified procedure introduced by the Law of Ukraine ‚ÄúOn Simplifying Reorganisation and Capitalisation Procedures for Banks ‚ÄĚ, which became effective on 29¬†April 2017 (‚ÄúLaw ‚ÄĚ).