Firm Profile > Asters > Kiev, Ukraine
LEONARDO BUSINESS CENTRE
19-21 BOHDANA KHMELNYTSKOHO STREET
Asters > The Legal 500 Rankings
Armen Khachaturyan; Iryna Pokanay; Roman Stepanenko
‘Iryna Pokanay is excellent.’
‘Gabriel Aslanian is always very effective and on top of all the issues.’
‘The whole bench of associates is of good quality.‘
‘The team is highly competent and readily available to assist with queries. This is particularly important given that our case deals with matters in an unfamiliar jurisdiction.‘
‘Kateryna Oliynyk is very accessible and her legal opinion is to a high standard. Furthermore, her communication is clear and concise.‘
‘We appreciate Oleksiy Demyanenko and Oleksandr Khomenko for their high level of responsiveness, excellent knowledge of the local environment and extremely efficient provision of legal services. Furthermore, we would also like to mention their client-oriented approach.‘
The National Bank of Ukraine
Credit Suisse International
China Machinery Engineering Corporation (CMEC)
China Development Bank
Black Sea Trade and Development Bank
Emer Group Limited
Asters' sizeable team is noted for its stellar corporate client base, which includes General Electric, Monsanto and Syngenta. Perhaps best known for its competition law practice, the firm is also a key player in large M&A and corporate restructuring transactions, as well as advising major businesses on day-to-day corporate matters. Armen Khachaturyan, who has expertise in the oil and gas sector, Oleksiy Demyanenko, who focuses on cross-border investments, particularly involving China, and M&A expert Vadym Samoilenko are the co-heads of the practice. Oleksiy Didkovskiy is highly recommended for his advice to international investors on major corporate acquisitions.
Armen Khachaturyan; Oleksiy Demyanenko; Vadym Samoilenko
Irish Bank Resolution Limited (IBRC)
Quinn Properties Ukraine
Salini Impregilo S.p.A.
Sociedad de Centros Comerciales de España, s.a
Competition Tier 1
Asters has 'outstanding and exceptional knowledge and experience in competition law'. Noted for his expertise in high-profile mergers and antitrust investigations, Igor Svechkar leads the sizeable team, which counts Bayer, Teva Pharmaceuticals and Siemens among its clients. Oleksandr Voznyuk and counsel Tetiana Vovk are highly recommended for abuse of dominance and unfair competition cases. The team also has expertise in state aid cases, competition-related litigation - including defending clients before the Antimonopoly Committee and the courts - and competition matters in the pharmaceutical, chemical, IT and energy sectors.
‘Asters is a good partner in the competition area. Tetiana Vovk is recommended.’
‘The firm has deep knowledge of the competition law of both Ukraine and the EU. This gives competitive advantage to the team while working on complex transactions involving several jurisdictions.’
‘Pavlo Verbolyuk, Tetiana Vovk and Igor Svechkar are proactive, with deep expertise in competition law. They keep track of all the aspects of complex transactions and have good skills for managing big projects. They are responsive and always meet the deadlines.’
‘Oleksandr Voznyuk was dedicated, client-oriented and effective. He was able to explain the most complicated matters in simple terms.’
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.
The Walt Disney Company
General Electric Company
The Carlyle Group
Dispute resolution Tier 1Asters' sizeable team has specialisms in a range of different areas: Oleksiy Didkovskiy, Serhii Sviriba and Markiyan Kliuchkovskyi are co-heads of the international arbitration and cross-border litigation group, while Gleb Bialyi and Andriy Pozhidayev lead on domestic litigation. The firm is praise for its 'strength in depth, real expertise in international disputes, and very hardworking and committed lawyers who are great team players'. The team handles complex cases for a host of blue-chip clients, among which are Privatbank, Teva, Syngenta and Société Générale. Oleksii Reznikov left the firm for a position in government.
Oleksiy Didkovskiy; Serhii Sviriba; Markiyan Kliuchkovskyi; Gleb Bialyi; Andriy Pozhidayev
‘The firm has strength in depth, real expertise in international disputes, and very hardworking and committed lawyers who are great team players.’
‘Oleksiy Didkovskiy and Svitlana Chepurna and associate: Oksana Legka are very accomplished and sophisticated lawyers who provide consistently excellent work. The firm is top of the market in Ukraine.‘
‘Asters has proven itself to possess remarkable knowledge and expertise in a large numbers of areas. They are always available to provide their services in a timely manner.‘
‘Dmytro Shemelin, Svitlana Chepurna and Gabriel Aslanian are knowledgeable and able to advise and find solutions. Oleksiy Didovskiy co-ordinates and supervises effectively.‘
‘Asters’ team provided exceptional and balanced advice within an international investment dispute in Ukraine. They demonstrated deep and detailed knowledge of the procedure and practical aspects of the pre-arbitration negotiation procedure and were instrumental in building the position of the company within the negotiations.‘
‘Markiyan Kliuchkovskyi and senior associate Oleksandr Volkov have a reasonable approach to billing with a tailor-made and client-oriented approach.‘
‘Asters is the best legal team to create a valuable strategy and win a complicated case. They proved to be a reliable local partner for our international legal team. They will investigate every detail, all counterparties’ strengths and weaknesses, and analyse the case, staying three steps ahead. They are very efficient in communicating and planning.‘
‘Andrey Pozhydayev is the smartest and the most intelligent lawyer with a wide range of business connections.‘
‘Oleg Lazovskiy is a strategist who gets things done.‘
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
Irish Bank Resolution Corporation Limited (IBRC)
Bentec GmbH Drilling & Oilfield Systems
Oschadbank (State Savings Bank of Ukraine)
Employment Tier 1
Asters is 'very responsive, quick and has in-depth knowledge of employment law'. The firm's sizeable labour law practices is one of the oldest in the market, and it frequently handles the employment aspects of corporate reorganisations, as well as acting on contentious matters for leading national and international companies. Practice head Vadym Samoilenko has experience advising foreign and domestic clients on sensitive employment matters and risk management. Counsel Inesa Letych and senior associate Oleh Furmanchuk are highly recommended.
‘I’d like to point that the firm has a very professional approach with frank advice and best practice in order to implement the best scenario to minimise company risks.’
‘Inesa Letych is a great expert and professional who always finds the time for our company and is ready to provide support.’
‘The team works fast, delivers value for money and is ready to develop non-standard solutions and provide custom-made advice.’
‘Our key contact for employment matters is Inesa Letych, who demonstrates excellent expertise combined with flexibility and efficiency. Her advice is based on her knowledge of our company, so it is always hands-on and useful. She is responsive and really supportive, even with last-minute issues.’
‘Asters’ team is very capable of meeting every type of request with maximum attention to details. They are very reliable, efficient and professional.’
‘Asters’ team is fully understanding of all our requests. They do their job with maximum effort and with a level high level of professionalism. They are efficient in delivering solutions and I am very satisfied with their performance.”
Wizz Air Group
Molson Coors Ukraine
Tabletochki Charity Fund
British American Tobacco
Energy Tier 1
Asters 'always has enough people in the team with knowledge of the subject you need to resolve - they understand what you need'. The practice led by Armen Khachaturyan and Yaroslav Petrov acts for developers, private equity funds, lenders, contractors, project companies, traders and government agencies in the development, financing, construction, operation, sale and acquisition of both conventional and renewable energy projects.
Armen Khachaturyan; Yaroslav Petrov
China Machinery Engineering Corporation (CMEC)
VR Capital Group
Iskander Energy Corporation
LINIK (Lisichansk Oil Refinery)
Black Sea Trade and Development Bank
Intellectual property Tier 1
Asters acts for a diverse multinational client base including Teva Pharmaceuticals, Biosphere Corporation and Ferrero. Lead partner Julia Semeniy handles the acquisition, licensing, assignment and enforcement of IP rights, although the practice also has a growing focus on contentious IP matters. The firm handles the IP aspects of M&A, tax structuring and finance transactions, and also has a standalone practice acting for clients in sectors such as FMCG, retail and IT.
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.
Millennium & Copthorne
Mahle International GmbH
Zwack Unicum Nyrt
Belron International Limited
International trade Tier 1
Asters' sizeable international trade practice doubled its capacity in 2018 through its hiring of the majority of lawyers from Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners. Alexey Pustovit and Gleb Bialyi lead a practice that handles WTO and EU law, anti-dumping and safeguard trade investigations, sunset reviews, customs regulations, export control and sanctions. It is the only firm in Ukraine that focuses on the defence of trade investigations.
Alexey Pustovit; Gleb Bialyi
‘Gleb Bialyi is an excellent trade lawyer and one of the best in Kiev.’
‘Gleb Bialyi is aggressive and very good at talking with difficult Ukrainian clients and getting the information out of them for a case. He is an excellent lawyer.’
‘The firm is picking up and strengthening their practice with every year.’
China Iron and Steel Association
Association of Market Operators of Medical Devices (AMOMD)
EuroChem Group AG
Avgust Crop Protection
Zhejiang Lianxin Steel Plate Technology Co., Ltd.
Zhejiang P.R.P.T. Prepainted Technology Co., Ltd.
Russian Fertilizer Producers Association
Anhui Hongyu Wuzhou Medical Manufacturer Co Ltd.
Anhui Hongyu Wuzhou Import and Export Co., Ltd.
Jiangsu Kanghua Medical Equipment Co. Ltd.
Shandong Zibo Shanchuan Medical Instrument Co. Ltd.
Ayset Tibbi Urunler Ve Plastik Tekstil Elektronik Gida Temizlik Maddeleri Sanayi A.Ş.
Set Medikal San. ve Tic A.Ş.
Belarusian Cement Company
Private client Tier 1
Private capital structuring specialist Oleksandr Onufrienko and Constantin Solyar, who assists high-net-worth individuals with inbound and outbound investments, lead the practice at Asters. The firm advises wealthy individuals, successful entrepreneurs and their family members on structuring, investing, accumulating, transferring and protecting their wealth and business assets. It draws on the firm's expertise in international tax, real estate, banking and finance, dispute resolution and family law.
Real estate and construction Tier 1
Clients praise the practice at Asters as 'the largest ship in the local market with a brilliant crew on board'. The group focuses on complex real estate projects, handles issues related to land and property matters, and is involved in high-value transactions involving commercial and residential developments, land sales, and industrial and infrastructure projects. Oleg Boichuk and the 'responsive, practical and commercial' Roman Kostenko jointly lead the practice. Experienced counsel Anzhelika Livitska is also recommended.
Oleg Boichuk; Roman Kostenko
‘Two key names are worth noting: Anzhelika Livitska, who is a superstar of natural resources, land law and construction, and Oleg Boichuk, who is excellent in transactional work and regulatory law matters.‘
‘Asters’ real estate team is tight and quick, responsive and tells you what to do rather than involving the client in complicated legal discussions.‘
AMIA sp. z o.o.
Concorde Industries AG
Irish Bank Resolution Corporation Limited (IBRC)
Quinn Properties Ukraine
Wine Bureau (Goodwine)
EMIT Group S.r.l.
Ateliers de France
Xinjiang Communications Construction Group Co., Ltd
Tax Tier 1Asters frequently handles large corporate transactions in which its tax practice is heavily involved from the early stages. As well as tax structuring matters related to debt and equity securities, lending, corporate reorganisations, M&A, real estate transactions and project finance, the firm handles contentious tax matters. Practice head Constantin Solyar is recognised as a leading lawyer in the field of tax law, representing clients before the tax authorities, in tax audits and in litigation. Molson Coors and ED&F Man are among the team's high-profile clients. Alexey Khomyakov left the firm for a position in-house.
‘Asters’ team is very knowledgeable and always proactive. The lawyers are pleasant, business-minded and very swift in their responses. They are able to provide solid and concise legal advice.‘
‘Alexey Khomyakov and associate Iryna Gordiyuk are the experts we work with. Alexey has strong technical knowledge, high-level commercial awareness and an ability to stick to deadlines. He is very experienced, pragmatic and solution-oriented. Iryna works extremely efficiently and always manages to provide clear-cut answers.‘
‘The team is fully committed to acting in the client’s interests, 24/7. The team consists of legal professionals who are not only lawyers but also have great expertise in accounting and reporting matters, which ensures a very strong position before the tax authorities.‘
‘The team has strong connections with prominent auditors on the local market that allows it to get auditors’ opinions within very tough deadlines. The team’s cooperation with other practices of the firm ensures that the client gets a full analysis of the matter from both perspectives.‘
‘Constantin Solyar is a great lawyer, fully committed to his clients. He always demonstrates a problem-solving approach and has a unique expertise in tax law.‘
International Finance Corporation
ED&F Man (Ukrainian Sugar Company)
White-collar crime Tier 1'The team is the best you can get in Ukraine', says a client of Asters who adds that it is 'very reactive, reliable and always able to understand our business goals'. Sergiy Grebenyuk is highly recommended in a specialist practice that handles corporate criminal defence and high-profile cases for public figures. Senior associate Oleksandr Yakovenko and counsel Orest Stasiuk are also noted.
‘We feel like we are in good hands with them.’
‘Asters lawyers are very dedicated and thorough, highly qualified from a technical point of view as well as in regard to negotiation skills. Finally yet importantly, they are easy to work with.’
‘Sergiy Grebenyuk and counsel Orest Stasiuk coordinated our cooperation with Asters. Grebenyuk has tremendous strategic vision and the ability to develop persuasive arguments even in the most challenging circumstances. He is accessible and flexible and has a lot of experience in dealing with sensitive matters.’
‘Orest Stasiuk provides high-quality services, is solution-driven and always available. I like his readiness to go the extra mile for us.‘
‘I would also like to praise Volodymyr Tkachenko, and Andriy Timoshenko. Thanks to their highest professional level and hard work, favourable outcomes were achieved.‘
‘To the best of my knowledge, Asters are top performers in Ukraine in all the fields of law we cooperated in. We are confident in their ability to manage really tricky issues. Asters is our first choice in Ukraine.’
‘The firm has a very strong team after the merger with EPAP.’
‘I like the Asters team for its high client orientation, solution-oriented thinking and in-depth knowledge. Their lawyers have good communication skills and are ready to go the extra mile. Asters lawyers are always well prepared, in the picture and very responsive.‘
‘Sergiy Grebenyuk was a lead partner in this case. He is a very intelligent person and a fantastic lawyer. He always offers fast and precise advice. I trust that he is looking for our best interests.’
‘Counsel Orest Stasiuk and associates Olha Yurchenko and Dmytro Dubtsov assisted Sergiy Grebenyuk. Orest Stasiuk is a very good communicator and is extremely quick in responses and client-oriented.‘
‘Asters’ associates really have fought for us with all their forces. With them you feel in good hands.‘
British American Tobacco
Taryan Group (Poznyakizhilbud)
IDS Borjomi International
Irish Bank Resolution Corporation Limited (IBRC)
Avgust Corp Protection
Asters > Firm Profile
The firm: Asters is the largest Ukrainian law firm (28 partners and 120 associates) with presence in Kyiv, London, Washington DC and Brussels. The firm combines strong transactional and regulatory expertise, as well as significant experience in dispute resolution, which helps to advice on all business aspects in Ukraine.
Asters has consistently remained at the top of the Ukrainian legal market throughout its history:
- holder of Ukraine Law Firm of the Year 2019 award by Who’s Who Legal;
- a two time winner of Law Firm of the Year: Ukraine and the CIS (2015, 2014) award by The Lawyer;
- named No. 1 law firm in Ukraine according to the 2019 Top 50 Law Firms Annual National Ranking by Legal Practice Weekly.
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.
Compliance and anti-corruption: development of anti-bribery policies and programmes; anti-corruption audit; providing local support to global compliance due diligence; handling internal investigations regarding alleged misconduct; compliance risk assessment; development of defense strategies; representing clients before courts and government agencies in connection with anti-corruption and other compliance matters; compliance trainings for clients’ staff.
Competition and antitrust: merger control; concerted practices; abuse of dominance; competition compliance; restrictive and discriminatory practices; antitrust investigations; unfair competition; public procurement review.
Cybersecurity: cyberlaw consulting, including compliance of critical information infrastructure operators with cybersecurity law; cyber-advocacy and investigation of high-tech incidents, including cyber-forensics that facilitates collection of digital evidence admissible in courts and law-enforcement agencies; information security audits of networks, systems, applications and other assets; implementation of information security management system; cybersecurity trainings and awareness programs.
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.
International trade: import and export of goods under Ukrainian legislation; customs clearance procedures; anti-dumping and safeguards investigations; WTO rules and legislation.
Labour and employment: employment planning: employment contracts and agreements, personnel policies, benefit packages and incentive programs; executive compensation; employment of foreign employees and immigration law; collective bargaining and agreements, cooperation with trade unions; workforce reorganization and redundancies; corporate governance and the coordination of corporate elections; payroll tax planning and structuring of compensation plans; advice on compliance with mandatory preferential treatment requirements for employees with benefits, the structuring of work time and vacation time; termination and severance payments; occupational health and safety; mediation and litigation; data protection, privacy and access to information; general support in other labour issues, including the audit of internal policies and documents, as well as support in the course of labour inspections.
Private clients: establishing an effective system of control over business and management by owners, their family members and trustees; international tax and corporate structuring of asset investments and holdings in various jurisdictions; legal registration of the rights of clients’ family members and other people specified by clients in relation to the clients’ assets; structuring and establishing of trusts and family funds; drafting of business inheritance programs; ensuring clients’ property interests upon entering into the marriage, during divorce procedure and in other personal life aspects; ensuring the impossibility of abuse by management and partners if the owner is absent and during the inheritance transfer; protecting the clients’ assets, their family members and trustees from hostile actions of third parties; providing legal assistance in obtaining investment visas and residence permits; establishing a system of control over the business after an owner leaves the business.
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.
White-collar crime: full legal support for business activities, evaluating their legal compliance, and conducting internal investigations; representing the client’s interests before regulators and law enforcement agencies, providing legal assistance in the course of audits and in connection with inquiries made by such agencies; conducting attorney investigations; ensuring the comprehensive protection of the client’s interests regardless of their procedural status at the pre-trial stage; protecting the client’s interests in the course of a trial, as well as at appellate reviews by second and third instance courts.
Clients: Asters’ lawyers regularly handle a variety of complex matters and the largest transactions for foreign and local blue chips, governments, state-run companies, investors, banks, international financial institutions, HNWI, pro athletes and sports clubs, for instance: Abbott Laboratories, AbbVie, Barclays Capital, Boeing, Citibank, Coca-Cola, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein, EBRD, Ferrero S.p.A., General Electric, HiPP Group, HSBC, IFC, JP Morgan Chase, L’Oreal, Millennium & Copthorne, Monsanto, Morgan Stanley, Paramount, Philip Morris, Prada S.p.A., Salini Impregilo, Teva, Visa, World Bank, UBS Investment Bank and many others.
|Banking, finance and capital markets||Armen Khachaturyanemail@example.com||+38 044 230 60 00|
|Banking, finance and capital markets||Iryna Pokanayfirstname.lastname@example.org||+38 044 230 60 00|
|Banking, finance and capital markets||Roman Stepanenkoemail@example.com||+38 044 230 60 00|
|Competition and antitrust||Igor Svechkarfirstname.lastname@example.org||+38 044 230 60 00|
|Competition and antitrust||Alexey Pustovitemail@example.com||+38 044 230 60 00|
|Corporate and M&A||Armen Khachaturyanfirstname.lastname@example.org||+38 044 230 60 00|
|Corporate and M&A||Vadym Samoilenkoemail@example.com||+38 044 230 60 00|
|Corporate and M&A||Oleksiy Demyanenkofirstname.lastname@example.org||+38 044 230 60 00|
|Domestic litigation||Gleb Bialyiemail@example.com||+38 044 230 60 00|
|Domestic litigation||Andriy Pozhidayevfirstname.lastname@example.org||+38 044 230 60 00|
|Energy and resources||Armen Khachaturyanemail@example.com||+38 044 230 60 00|
|Energy and resources||Yaroslav Petrovfirstname.lastname@example.org||+38 044 230 60 00|
|Family law||Talina Kravtsovaemail@example.com||+38 044 230 60 00|
|Family law||Olga Lepikhinafirstname.lastname@example.org||+38 044 230 60 00|
|Intellectual property||Julia Semeniyemail@example.com||+38 044 230 60 00|
|International arbitration and cross-border litigation||Oleksiy Didkovskiyfirstname.lastname@example.org||+38 044 230 60 00|
|International arbitration and cross-border litigation||Markiyan Kliuchkovskyiemail@example.com||+38 044 230 60 00|
|International arbitration and cross-border litigation||Serhii Sviribafirstname.lastname@example.org||+38 044 230 60 00|
|Labour and employment||Vadym Samoilenkoemail@example.com||+38 044 230 60 00|
|Private clients||Oleksandr Onufrienkofirstname.lastname@example.org||+38 044 230 60 00|
|Private clients||Constantin Solyaremail@example.com||+38 044 230 60 00|
|Real estate||Oleg Boichukfirstname.lastname@example.org||+38 044 230 60 00|
|Real estate||Roman Kostenkoemail@example.com||+38 044 230 60 00|
|Restructuring and insolvency||Andriy Pozhidayevfirstname.lastname@example.org||+38 044 230 60 00|
|Restructuring and insolvency||Iryna Pokanayemail@example.com||+38 044 230 60 00|
|Taxation||Constantin Solyarfirstname.lastname@example.org||+38 044 230 60 00|
|TMT||Yuriy Kotliarovemail@example.com||+38 044 230 60 00|
|Trade||Alexey Pustovitfirstname.lastname@example.org||+38 044 230 60 00|
|White-collar crime||Sergiy Grebenyukemail@example.com||+38 044 230 60 00|
Staff FiguresNumber of lawyers : 150
LanguagesEnglish Russian Ukrainian
MembershipsLex Mundi World Services Group LegaLink BioLegis L2B Aviation Energy Law Group INTA
OtherContacts : Oleksiy Didkovskiy (co-managing partner) Contacts : Armen Khachaturyan (senior partner) Contacts : Serhii Sviriba (co-managing partner)
Asters pays great attention to such crucial issues as diversity and work-life balance. Particularly, the Firm was recognized as one of the Best Law Firms for women’s professional growth according to the Ukrainian Women in Law research conducted by Yurydychna Gazeta (a Ukrainian weekly). According to Focus weekly research in December 2017 Asters was recognized as one of the best employers in Ukraine.
Corporate social responsibility for Asters means high attention to ethical business practice and contribution to the economy’s growth, as well as improvement of life of the Firm’s employees, their families and the society in general. We believe that adhering to the corporate social responsibility strategy and to the sustainable development policy will provide a combination of economic and socio-cultural factors as the basis of the Firm’s business strategy.
Asters’ corporate social responsibility strategy is implemented through the support of pro-bono activities, arts, and education.
Among the most successful firm’s CSR projects are:
- ???–Asters Legal School, a unique free of charge platform for legal practitioners to share their experience and best practices in legal support and business protection. School’s launch back in 2013 was caused by a great demand for high quality educational programs among the representatives of the Ukrainian legal community. For 5 years EBA-Asters Legal School has been proving the relevance and feasibility of the project as the only regular and free platform for the experience exchange among lawyers in Ukraine.
- Art Asters, a non-profit project, launched in 2009 in order to benefit Ukrainian artists and create additional opportunities for them to display their work. As part of this project the Firm provides artists with an opportunity to display their work in a gallery-like space of the office where lawyers, clients, and other visitors can admire artistic works. Asters also sponsors regular wider events inviting interested public to the gallery to celebrate the work of the artists cooperating with Art Asters.