Firm Profile > Asters > Kiev, Ukraine
LEONARDO BUSINESS CENTRE
19-21 BOHDANA KHMELNYTSKOHO STREET
Asters > The Legal 500 Rankings
Asters is a key adviser to both lenders and borrowers. It is on the panels of most international investment banks that are active in Ukraine, Russia and CIS. Also notable is that it works closely with the National Bank of Ukraine on regulatory matters. The firm has advised the Ukrainian government on public debt matters and state borrowing for a decade. It recently advised public railway company JSC Ukrzaliznytsia on tap issuance of up to $100m. Armen Khachaturyan, Iryna Pokanay and Roman Stepanenko jointly lead the practice. Counsels Kateryna Oliynyk and Gabriel Aslanian are also highly regarded.
Armen Khachaturyan; Iryna Pokanay; Roman Stepanenko
Other key lawyers:
Kateryna Oliynyk; Gabriel Aslanian
Bestway Global Holdings
Black Sea Trade and Development Bank
Nederlandse Financierings-Maatschappij Voor Ontwikkelingslanden N.V. (FMO)
China Machinery Engineering Corporation (CMEC)
Credit Suisse International
Joint Stock Company “Ukrainian Railway”
Asters is increasingly visible in complex cross-border M&A, handling regulatory issues, antitrust clearances and contractual matters. It is currently assisting Transportation Ukraine GE Transportation with the execution of a $1bn framework agreement with JSC Ukrainian Railways for the supply and maintenance of the diesel freight locomotives. Oleksiy Demyanenko, Armen Khachaturyan (who is 'one of Ukraine's leading lawyers' and Vadym Samoilenko lead the large corporate and M&A practice, in which partner Oleg Boichuk and counsels Olena Radko and Oles Kvyat are increasingly active. Senior associate Oleksandr Khomenko is also recommended by clients.
Oleksiy Demyanenko; Armen Khachaturyan; Vadym Samoilenko
Other key lawyers:
Oleg Boichuk; Olena Radko; Oles Kvyat; Oleksandr Khomenko
‘The firm is very strong for corporate and also competition matters. If you research this area you quickly discover that they literally wrote the book on it, and most of the underlying legislation as well!’
‘Armen Khachaturyan is excellent. He is one of Ukraine’s leading lawyers. Counsel Olena Radko is very thorough, knows her stuff inside-out and has great attention to detail.’
‘We use the corporate team, led by Oleg Boichuk, which is very knowledgeable on M&A transactions, both from a UK and Ukraine point of view. They understand the process and legal issues, and provide a swift response. Their command of English is also excellent.’
‘Oleg Boichuk is extremely good knowledge and understanding of corporate work and M&A transactions, particularly with dealing between UK and Ukraine which is applicable to our business; very commercial view and broad advice; very responsive. Associate Oleksandr Khomenko has very good knowledge and understanding of corporate and M&A work.’
Enwell Energy plc
GE Transportation, a Wabtec Company
Intersections Inc. d/b/a Aura
Irish Bank Resolution Limited (IBRC)
Webuild (ex Salini Impregilo)
Competition Tier 1
Asters has 'one of the best competition law practices on the market’ and its 16-strong competition team is the largest dedicated group in Kiev. Igor Svechkar leads the group, in which partners Alexey Pustovit and Oleksandr Voznyuk and counsels Sergiy Glushchenko and Tetiana Vovk play major roles. They handle the full range of antitrust work, which includes working closely with the Brussels office on multijurisdictional merger filings. State aid work is another area of activity.
Other key lawyers:
Alexey Pustovit; Oleksandr Voznyuk; Sergiy Glushchenko; Tetiana Vovk; Nazar Chuchak
‘Probably one of the best competition law practices on the market’
‘Partner Oleksandr Voznyuk supported by associate Nazar Chuchak make a good team effectively supporting the client in competition litigation and providing practical and client-oriented advice. Oleksandr has wide experience and is probably one of the best experts in competition law as regards commercial activities in Ukraine both material and practical aspects.’
‘Partner Alexey Pustovit and his team provide prompt, easy to comprehend and reliable legal advice on merger filings in Ukraine.’
Brookfield Asset Management Inc.
General Electric Company
Robert Bosch GmbH
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.
Wilmar International Limited
Dispute resolution Tier 1
Asters' group has 'deep knowledge of Ukrainian law and Ukrainian issues, along with an international standard of quality'. The firm has the largest dispute resolution practice in Kiev, and it has a 20-year track record in complex domestic and cross-border disputes. In that time, it has frequently acted for the state of Ukraine, as well as major and investors and corporations, in investment arbitration matters and commercial disputes. Markiyan Kliuchkovskyi (who is 'a gem') leads on international arbitration and cross-border litigation, with Gleb Bialyi and Andriy Pozhidayev active in domestic litigation. Among the firm's other standout practitioners are 'outstanding strategic thinker' Oleksiy Didkovskiy and co-managing partner Serhii Sviriba.
Markiyan Kliuchkovskyi; Gleb Bialyi; Andriy Pozhidayev
Other key lawyers:
Oleksiy Didkovskiy; Dmytro Shemelin; Anton Sintsov
‘100% individual and client-oriented approach, with consultations at any time.’
‘The firm has deep knowledge and understanding of markets and their principles. Extensive experience in trade issues and a detailed meticulous approach to position formation. Gleb Byalyi provides excellent communication and feedback, the ability to combine all aspects of processes to form a common position. Counsel Anton Sintsov has an excellent approach to preparation and does an excellent job in filing a position at hearings and other processes.’
‘Counsel Dmytro Shemelin is smart and very good to cooperate with.’
‘All the employees of the firm demonstrate high proficiency. This is peculiar for many of the top Ukrainian firms, however, this one has ultimate zero tolerance to corruption.’
‘We have been collaborating with Asters for several years. In recent years, Asters has progressed a lot: the team grew in size becoming one of the largest in Ukraine, but it also gained a lot of unparalleled experience. Their strength lies in strong technical acumen coupled with the ability to provide business-savvy advice. In comparison with others, Asters as a firm does have enough manpower and capabilities to deal with the most sophisticated and complex projects.’
‘In arbitration proceedings and litigations abroad Oleksiy Didkovskiy is a lead partner. Oleksiy Didkovskiy is an outstanding and very experienced lawyer, highly qualified in regard to negotiation skills. He is a strategic thinker. In domestic litigation, Asters is coordinated by Andriy Pozhidayev who is responsive and pragmatic. Andriy has a good sense for sound strategies. The representation in the court proceedings by him and his team was impeccable.’
‘The firm has deep knowledge of Ukrainian law and Ukrainian issues, along with an international standard of quality.’
‘Markiyan Kliuchkovskyi is a gem!’
ASK Technology Group Limited
Atlanta Building, LLC
Bentec GmbH Drilling & Oilfield Systems
Hansa Reinsurance Brokers AG
JSC CB “Privatbank”
Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan UK LLP
Employment Tier 1Asters has one of the largest employment practices in the market, and it generates a significant amount of work from domestic and international companies. It advises clients on complex personnel reorganisations arising from M&A transactions, as well as contentious, contractual, regulatory, and health and safety matters. It also handles corporate immigration issues for senior employees. Vadym Samoilenko and the 'practical, creative and reliable' counsel Inesa Letych jointly lead the practice.
Vadym Samoilenko; Inesa Letych
‘They have precise expertise in employment law, good knowledge of the client’s business and a well-positioned employment team. ’
‘Inesa Letych provides precise advice with a solid risk-based approach to the solutions.’
‘Our company is Asters’ long-time client. My overall impression of the firm is very positive. Generally, I have never had any problems during my cooperation with the Asters team. I really appreciate their analytical approach and the depth of their theoretical and practical knowledge.’
‘Within the employment matters, we have cooperated with Inesa Letych. Inesa has very strong knowledge of employment law issues and is well informed about all the latest trends in this sphere. Her approach is practical, she is creative, reliable and delivers beyond expectations.’
‘I cooperate with Inesa Letych and have only positive feedback and impressions. She always has a cooperative approach and advises on how things would be better for my company. She is available and ready to have a meeting in case of an urgent issue.’
Molson Coors Ukraine
Energy Tier 1
Asters' client roster includes developers, private equity funds and equity investors, lenders, contractors, project companies, traders and government agencies. It has a varied workload, which spans the development, financing, construction and operation of major energy projects. The firm also handles corporate transactions and regulatory matters in both the conventional and renewable energy markets, and is frequently called upon to assist with production-sharing agreements. Senior partner Armen Khachaturyan, partner Yaroslav Petrov and counsel Anzhelika Livitska jointly lead the practice. They combine experience in real estate, construction, project finance, regulatory matters and corporate transactions.
Armen Khachaturyan; Yaroslav Petrov; Anzhelika Livitska
China Machinery Engineering Corporation (CMEC)
Enwell Energy plc (exRegal Petroleum Plc)
VR Capital Group
Intellectual property Tier 1Asters handles M&A-related IP matters, and it also acts for clients on franchising, technology transfer, unfair competition and litigation. It frequently assists large domestic and international companies with trade mark searches and registration, as well as the management of patents, trade secrets and copyright. It also has a niche practice in the protection of plant varieties. Practice head Julia Semeniy handles both strategic and contentious matters. Associates Olena Kozhokar and Yuliia Matsiuk also play key roles.
Other key lawyers:
Olena Kozhokar; Yuliia Matsiuk
Mahle International GmbH
Millennium & Copthorne
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.
Zwack Unicum Nyrt
International trade Tier 1
Asters has a nine-lawyer practice, and fields experts in anti-dumping matters, trade investigations, sunset reviews, WTO and EU law, customs regulations, export control and sanctions. It focuses mainly on undertaking defence-side work in trade investigations. Practice head Alexey Pustovit frequently acts for clients in the metallurgical, energy, chemicals, retail and pharmaceutical sectors. Gleb Bialyi acts for clients in commercial, civil and administrative proceedings, and he has 15 years of experience in anti-dumping and special trade investigations.
Other key lawyers:
Association of Market Operators of Medical Devices (AMOMD)
Becton Dickinson International
Belarusian Cement Plant JSC
Belarusian Cement Company
Belarusian Forest Company JSC
BNH Ukraine, foreign-owned, LLC
Chevron Phillips Chemical Company
China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Machinery and Electronic Products
Gomel Chemical Plant JSC
Grodno Azot JSC
HAIYAN FUXIN HIGH STRENGHT FASTENER CO. LTD
Haining Hisener Trade Co. Ltd
HaloPolymer Trading House LLC
Hisener Industrial Co., Ltd.
Ileri Pencere Kapi Sistemleri Sanayi ve Ticaret Anonim Sirketi
International Association of Manufacturers, Exporters and Importers of Fasteners
Istanbul Minerals and Metal Exporters’ Association
Liaocheng Huazheng Steel Pipe Co. Ltd.
Liaocheng Tongyun Pipe Industry Co. Ltd.
Moldova Steel Works JSC
Tricon Dry Chemicals LLC
Vorne Pencere Kapi Sistemleri Pazarlama Dis Ticaret Anonim Sirketi
Vorne Window and Door Systems LLC
Yara Suomi Oy
Yara International ASA
Private client Tier 1
Asters provides a broad range of legal services to high-net-worth individuals, successful entrepreneurs and their family members; the scope of its work includes the structuring, investment, management, transfer and protection of wealth and business assets. The firm is noted for its work on trusts and family funds., and also has experience of matters involving family law, immigration, and the acquisition of luxury assets such as art and private aircraft. The practice is jointly led by Oleksandr Onufrienko, who has 25 years of experience in private client matters, and Constantin Solyar.
Real estate and construction Tier 1
At Asters, the focus is on handling complex real estate projects and resolving unusual issues related to land and property, including those related to commercial, residential, land, industrial or infrastructure development. Its work covers deal structuring and negotiation, compliance matters and dispute resolution. Oleg Boichuk and Roman Kostenko jointly lead the real estate practice with Anzhelika Livitska (who is 'one of the best land law and environmental law specialists in Ukraine') also playing a key role. Energy partner Yaroslav Petrov is also recommended.
Oleg Boichuk; Roman Kostenko; Anzhelika Livitska
Other key lawyers:
‘The real estate and construction practice of Asters has unique qualities, such as high professionalism, punctuality, high quality of information, analytics and judicial practice provided. The practice team has a high level of involvement in the processes. Employees respond quickly to enquiries.’
‘I would like to highlight energy partner Yaroslav Petrov. It is necessary to note the high professionalism of Yaroslav, his deep understanding of the processes occurring in the industry and in a particular business. Yaroslav possesses high communication skills, conducts excellent negotiations. Yaroslav is attentive to details, but clearly understands the essence of the issues.’
‘Anzhelika Livitska shows excellent results when performing complex tasks. She possesses a high level of knowledge of Ukrainian law and the practice of its application. When leading projects, he is deeply immersed in the study of the details of the issue. She is very responsible when carrying out orders. She always provides the results of work on time.’
‘The largest and most versatile team of the market.’
‘Anzhelika Livitska is one of the best land law and environmental law specialist in Ukraine. She is both taking care of the client and the development of national legislation. Oleg Boichuk is a responsible and reliable professional.’
Ateliers de France
Concorde Industries AG
Consortium of EMIT Group S.r.l. and Atzwanger
Irish Bank Resolution Corporation Limited (IBRC)
Philip Morris Ukraine
Quinn Properties Ukraine
Webuild SpA (exSalini Impregilo)
Wine Bureau (Goodwine)
Tax Tier 1
Asters is frequently involved in tax structuring for large cross-border and domestic M&A, capital markets transactions and tax planning for major corporates and high-net-worth individuals. It offers market-leading advice on areas such as VAT, transfer pricing and customs duties, as well as disputes against Ukrainian tax authorities. Constantin Solyar, who leads the practice, has more than 15 years of experience in both direct and indirect taxation. Alexey Khomyakov left for an in-house role. The firm advised PJSC Ukrzaliznytsia on the tax issues arising from its issuance of $500m in loan participation notes.
White-collar crime Tier 1
At Asters, 'its strength lies in its deep knowledge of the case, outstanding collaboration between team members, and simple and direct communication'. The firm has one of the largest specialist criminal law practices in Kiev, and has a dedicated anti-corruption group. It frequently acts for both high-profile individuals and large companies in criminal investigations and internal inquiries. Practice head Sergiy Grebenyuk is 'an outstanding practitioner with excellent analytical skills and an ability to make the right strategic decisions'. Counsel Orest Stasiuk is also recommended.
Other key lawyers:
Orest Stasiuk; Tatiana Popovska; Katherine Travkina
‘Their strength lies in deep knowledge of the case, outstanding collaboration between team members, and simple and direct communication. What I specifically like about Asters is that they put things into perspective and look at the strategic and long-term aspects of a case. ’
‘Partner Sergiy Grebenyuk is an outstanding practitioner with a vast amount of experience. He has excellent analytical skills and an ability to make the right strategic decisions.’
‘Counsel Orest Stasiuk knows how to evaluate the risks and rewards of moves in the case. I would also like to endorse associates Tatiana Popovska and Katherine Travkina.’
Avgust Crop Protection
ED&F Man Trading Ukraine
Irish Bank Resolution Corporation Limited (IBRC)
Asters > Firm Profile
The firm: Asters is the largest Ukrainian law firm (140 lawyers including 27 partners) 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:
- Law Firm of the Year: Ukraine, The Lawyer European Awards 2020, 2015, 2014
- Law Firm of the Year in Ukraine, Chambers Europe Awards 2020
- Law Firm of the Year in Ukraine, Who’s Who Legal 2020-2018, 2014
- Law Firm of the Year, Legal Awards 2020, 2018, 2014, 2012 by Legal Practice weekly
- 1 Law Firm in Ukraine 2020-2018, 2016-2011, National Ranking Top 50 Law Firms
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, resources and construction: production sharing agreements, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions; EPC (FIDIC) and Supply Agreements; advising on regulatory matters in oil and gas, electricity, renewable energy and emission reduction projects; obtaining all relevant permits and licensing documentation; project structuring and development; construction, real estate, land and health safety environment matters; tax, currency control, customs clearance, and employment matters; government relations; financing and refinancing; securities; mediation; litigation and arbitration.
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: Ateliers de France, Bayer, Black Sea Trade and Development Bank, China Machinery Engineering Corporation (CMEC), EBRD, ED&F Man, Facebook, Ferrero S.p.A., General Electric, IFC, L’Oreal, Millennium & Copthorne, Microsoft, Molson Coors, Nielsen, Philip Morris, Prada S.p.A., Sanofi, Societe Generale, Syngenta, Visa, Webuild S.p.A, and many others.
|Co-managing partner||Oleksiy Didkovskiyfirstname.lastname@example.org||+38 044 230 60 00|
|Co-managing partner||Serhii Sviribaemail@example.com||+38 044 230 60 00|
|Senior partner||Armen Khachaturyanfirstname.lastname@example.org||+38 044 230 60 00|
|BD partner||Tetiana Tyshchenkoemail@example.com||+38 044 230 60 00|
|Banking, finance and capital markets||Armen Khachaturyanfirstname.lastname@example.org||+38 044 230 60 00|
|Banking, finance and capital markets||Iryna Pokanayemail@example.com||+38 044 230 60 00|
|Banking, finance and capital markets||Roman Stepanenkofirstname.lastname@example.org||+38 044 230 60 00|
|Competition and antitrust||Igor Svechkaremail@example.com||+38 044 230 60 00|
|Competition and antitrust||Alexey Pustovitfirstname.lastname@example.org||+38 044 230 60 00|
|Corporate and M&A||Armen Khachaturyanemail@example.com||+38 044 230 60 00|
|Corporate and M&A||Vadym Samoilenkofirstname.lastname@example.org||+38 044 230 60 00|
|Corporate and M&A||Oleksiy Demyanenkoemail@example.com||+38 044 230 60 00|
|Domestic litigation||Gleb Bialyifirstname.lastname@example.org||+38 044 230 60 00|
|Domestic litigation||Andriy Pozhidayevemail@example.com||+38 044 230 60 00|
|Energy, resources and constructions||Armen Khachaturyanfirstname.lastname@example.org||+38 044 230 60 00|
|Energy, resources and constructions||Yaroslav Petrovemail@example.com||+38 044 230 60 00|
|Energy, resources and constructions||Anzhelika Livitskafirstname.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||Markiyan Kliuchkovskyifirstname.lastname@example.org||+38 044 230 60 00|
|Labour and employment||Vadym Samoilenkoemail@example.com||+38 044 230 60 00|
|Labour and employment||Inesa Letychfirstname.lastname@example.org||+38 044 230 60 00|
|Private clients||Oleksandr Onufrienkoemail@example.com||+38 044 230 60 00|
|Private clients||Constantin Solyarfirstname.lastname@example.org||+38 044 230 60 00|
|Real estate||Oleg Boichukemail@example.com||+38 044 230 60 00|
|Real estate||Roman Kostenkofirstname.lastname@example.org||+38 044 230 60 00|
|Restructuring and insolvency||Andriy Pozhidayevemail@example.com||+38 044 230 60 00|
|Restructuring and insolvency||Iryna Pokanayfirstname.lastname@example.org||+38 044 230 60 00|
|Taxation||Constantin Solyaremail@example.com||+38 044 230 60 00|
|Tech & comms||Yuriy Kotliarovfirstname.lastname@example.org||+38 044 230 60 00|
|Trade||Alexey Pustovitemail@example.com||+38 044 230 60 00|
|White-collar crime||Sergiy Grebenyukfirstname.lastname@example.org||+38 044 230 60 00|
|Mr Gabriel Aslanian||Counsel.Gabriel has vast experience in banking and financial transactions, project finance, secured…||View Profile|
|Ms Marta Barandiy||Of Counsel. Marta Barandiy runs Asters office in Brussels. She combines strong…||View Profile|
|Mr Gleb Bialyi||Partner.Gleb focuses on domestic litigation specializing in commercial, civil and administrative proceedings,…||View Profile|
|Mr Oleg Boichuk||Partner.Oleg focuses on complex cross-border M&A deals, transactional real estate matters, infrastructure…||View Profile|
|Ms Diana Deguel||Counsel. Diana focuses on dispute resolution, banking & finance, financial technologies, government…||View Profile|
|Mr Oleksiy Demyanenko||Partner. Mr. Demyanenko focuses on corporate and M&A, banking and finance, aviation,…||View Profile|
|Mr Oleksiy Didkovskiy||Co-Managing Partner. Oleksiy focuses on international arbitration and cross-border litigation, corporate and…||View Profile|
|Mr Sergiy Glushchenko||Counsel.Sergiy counsels across a variety of antitrust matters, from mergers and supply…||View Profile|
|Mr Sergiy Grebenyuk||Partner.Sergiy focuses on representing clients facing criminal cases and court procedures. He has…||View Profile|
|Mr Armen Khachaturyan||Senior Partner. Armen has extensive banking, finance, and project finance experience. His…||View Profile|
|Ms Olga Khoroshylova||Partner, head of London office. Olga provides a liaison between London-based clients…||View Profile|
|Mr Markiyan Kliuchkovskyi||Partner.Markiyan focuses on international arbitration and cross-border litigation disputes, specializing in energy…||View Profile|
|Mr Roman Kostenko||Partner. Mr. Kostenko focuses on real estate acquisition, real estate financing, general…||View Profile|
|Mr Yuriy Kotliarov||Partner.Yuriy Kotliarov leads the firm’s Telecommunications, Media & Technology practice. He focuses on…||View Profile|
|Ms Talina Kravtsova||Partner. Talina Kravtsova has over 15 years of experience working at leading…||View Profile|
|Ms Olesia Kryvetska||Counsel.Olesia Kryvetska specializes in international trade and competition law. Olesia has an…||View Profile|
|Mr Oles Kvyat||Counsel.Oles focuses on corporate, commercial, contract law, M&A, restructuring, securities and dispute…||View Profile|
|Ms Oksana Legka||Counsel.Oksana advises clients on both contentious and non-contentious issues. Her legal expertise…||View Profile|
|Ms Olga Lepikhina||Counsel.Olga advises Ukrainian citizens and non-resident individuals on various issues of family…||View Profile|
|Ms Inesa Letych||Counsel. Inesa co-heads Asters Employment practice and focuses on labour and employment law…||View Profile|
|Ms Anzhelika Livitska||Counsel. Co-Head of Energy, Resources and ConstructionAnzhelika has more than 22 years…||View Profile|
|Ms Tamara Lukanina||Partner. Ms. Lukanina focuses on commercial, corporate and civil law, investments and…||View Profile|
|Mr Andrew Mac||Partner, head of Washington D.C. office. Andrew specializes in cross-border transactions involving…||View Profile|
|Ms Kateryna Oliynyk||Counsel. Ms. Oliynyk has over 15 years of experience in banking and…||View Profile|
|Mr Oleksandr Onufrienko||Partner.Oleksandr focuses on private clients practice including comprehensive support services in handling…||View Profile|
|Mr Yaroslav Petrov||Partner.Yaroslav focuses on energy law projects (oil & gas, electricity, renewable energy,…||View Profile|
|Ms Viktoriya Podvorchanska||Counsel. Head of Pharmaceuticals/Healthcare Viktoriya advises life sciences and healthcare companies on…||View Profile|
|Ms Iryna Pokanay||Partner. Iryna focuses on cross-border banking and finance transactions, project and trade…||View Profile|
|Ms Svitlana Poroschuk||Partner. Ms. Poroschuk focuses on M&A, corporate, capital markets, banking and securities…||View Profile|
|Mr Andriy Pozhidayev||Partner. Andriy co-heads the dispute resolution and debt restructuring practice of the…||View Profile|
|Mr Alexey Pustovit||Partner. Mr. Pustovit is the partner of the firm’s Competition & Antitrust…||View Profile|
|Ms Olena Radko||Counsel.Olena focuses on M&A and corporate restructuring, corporate and commercial law, cross-border…||View Profile|
|Mr Vadym Samoilenko||Partner. Vadym is active in M&A, business restructuring, securities, corporate and labor law…||View Profile|
|Ms Julia Semeniy||Partner. Julia focuses on intellectual property, data protection, anti-corruption and other compliance…||View Profile|
|Mr Dmytro Shemelin||Counsel.Dmytro has more than 13 years of experience in international dispute resolution,…||View Profile|
|Mr Anton Sintsov||Counsel. Anton Sintsov has over 10 years of experience, specializing in business…||View Profile|
|Mr Constantin Solyar||Partner. Constantin Solyar is a tax and private client partner. He chairs…||View Profile|
|Mr Orest Stasiuk||Counsel. Orest focuses on criminal cases with international element, anti-bribery compliance work,…||View Profile|
|Mr Roman Stepanenko||Partner.Roman focuses on capital markets and financing transactions. He advises on debt…||View Profile|
|Mr Igor Svechkar||Partner. Mr. Svechkar is the partner heading the firm’s Competition & Antitrust…||View Profile|
|Mr Serhii Sviriba||Co-Managing Partner.Serhii focuses on international arbitration and cross-border litigation with particular expertise…||View Profile|
|Mr Sergiy Tsyba||Counsel.Sergiy is a legal expert in telecommunications and media. In particular, he…||View Profile|
|Mr Oleksandr Volkov||Counsel. Mr. Volkov has over 12 year of experience in international commercial,…||View Profile|
|Ms Tetiana Vovk||Of Counsel.Tetiana has over 12 years of experience during which she has…||View Profile|
|Mr Oleksandr Voznyuk||Partner. Oleksandr’s area of expertise encompasses a wide variety of competition law…||View Profile|
Staff FiguresNumber of lawyers : 140
LanguagesEnglish Ukrainian Russian German French Norwegian
MembershipsLex Mundi World Services Group LegaLink BioLegis Energy Law Group INTA
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.