Firm Profile > Asters > Kiev, Ukraine

Asters
LEONARDO BUSINESS CENTRE
19-21 BOHDANA KHMELNYTSKOHO STREET
01030 KIEV
Ukraine

Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 1

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.

Practice head(s):

Armen Khachaturyan; Iryna Pokanay; Roman Stepanenko

Other key lawyers:

Kateryna Oliynyk; Gabriel Aslanian

Key clients

Bestway Global Holdings

Black Sea Trade and Development Bank

Nederlandse Financierings-Maatschappij Voor Ontwikkelingslanden N.V. (FMO)

China Machinery Engineering Corporation (CMEC)

CISCO Capital

Credit Suisse International

EBRD

GE Company

IFC

Joint Stock Company “Ukrainian Railway”

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

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.

Practice head(s):

Oleksiy Demyanenko; Armen Khachaturyan; Vadym Samoilenko

Other key lawyers:

Oleg Boichuk; Olena Radko; Oles Kvyat; Oleksandr Khomenko

Testimonials

‘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.’

Key clients

Concorde Industries

Enza Zaden

Enwell Energy plc

GE Transportation, a Wabtec Company

Goodwine

Intersections Inc. d/b/a Aura

Irish Bank Resolution Limited (IBRC)

Leoni AG

Molson Coors

Monsanto

Webuild (ex Salini Impregilo)

VR Capital

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.

Practice head(s):

Igor Svechkar

Other key lawyers:

Alexey Pustovit; Oleksandr Voznyuk; Sergiy Glushchenko; Tetiana Vovk; Nazar Chuchak

Testimonials

‘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.’

Key clients

Allergan Plc

Bayer

Brookfield Asset Management Inc.

Essilor Amera,

General Electric Company

KKR

L’Oréal

Mironivsky Hliboproduct

Microsoft Corporation

Peugeot S.A.

Philip Morris

Robert Bosch GmbH

Sanofi

Siemens AG,

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.

Visa

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 thinkerOleksiy Didkovskiy and co-managing partner Serhii Sviriba.

Practice head(s):

Markiyan Kliuchkovskyi; Gleb Bialyi; Andriy Pozhidayev

Other key lawyers:

Oleksiy Didkovskiy; Dmytro Shemelin; Anton Sintsov

Testimonials

‘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!’

Key clients

AON

ASK Technology Group Limited

Atlanta Building, LLC

Avgust

Bentec GmbH Drilling & Oilfield Systems

EuroChem

Hansa Reinsurance Brokers AG

JSC CB “Privatbank”

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan UK LLP

Silkway Airlines

Syngenta

Tidewater Inc.

Employment Tier 1

Asters 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.

Practice head(s):

Vadym Samoilenko; Inesa Letych

Testimonials

‘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.’

Key clients

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.

Practice head(s):

Armen Khachaturyan; Yaroslav Petrov; Anzhelika Livitska

Key clients

China Machinery Engineering Corporation (CMEC)

Enwell Energy plc (exRegal Petroleum Plc)

General Electric

Modus Energy/Greengenius

Norsk Solar

VR Capital Group

Intellectual property Tier 1

Asters 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.

Practice head(s):

Julia Semeniy

Other key lawyers:

Olena Kozhokar; Yuliia Matsiuk

Key clients

Biosphere Corporation

Coverack

Ferrero S.p.A.

INTERCERAMA

Mahle International GmbH

Miber AB

Millennium & Copthorne

Soremartec S.A.

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.

Practice head(s):

Alexey Pustovit

Other key lawyers:

Gleb Bialyi

Key clients

Alexpharm LLC

Association of Market Operators of Medical Devices (AMOMD)

Azov-Tech LLC

Becton Dickinson International

Belarusian Cement Plant JSC

Belarusian Cement Company

Belarusian Forest Company JSC

Bellesbumprom

BNH Ukraine, foreign-owned, LLC

Borisovdrev JSC

Chevron Phillips Chemical Company

China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Machinery and Electronic Products

DIK-EAST LLC

Fastimpex LLC

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.

IGAR LLC

Ileri Pencere Kapi Sistemleri Sanayi ve Ticaret Anonim Sirketi

International Association of Manufacturers, Exporters and Importers of Fasteners

Istanbul Minerals and Metal Exporters’ Association

Krasnoselskstroymaterialy JSC

Liaocheng Huazheng Steel Pipe Co. Ltd.

Liaocheng Tongyun Pipe Industry Co. Ltd.

Moldova Steel Works JSC

Tetapharm LLC

Terviknoplast LLC

Tricon Dry Chemicals LLC

Vigrand 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.

Practice head(s):

Oleksandr Onufrienko; 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.

Practice head(s):

Oleg Boichuk; Roman Kostenko; Anzhelika Livitska

Other key lawyers:

Yaroslav Petrov

Testimonials

‘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.’

Key clients

Ateliers de France

Concorde Industries AG

Consortium of EMIT Group S.r.l. and Atzwanger

Irish Bank Resolution Corporation Limited (IBRC)

GSN Games

Philip Morris Ukraine

PRADA

Quinn Properties Ukraine

Taryan Group

Webuild SpA (exSalini Impregilo)

Wine Bureau (Goodwine)

Univermag Ukraina

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.

Practice head(s):

Constantin Solyar

Key clients

ED&F Man (Ukrainian Sugar Company)

International Finance Corporation

Molson Coors

Norsk Solar

PJSC Ukrzaliznytsia

Toyota Ukraine

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.

Practice head(s):

Sergiy Grebenyuk

Other key lawyers:

Orest Stasiuk; Tatiana Popovska; Katherine Travkina

Testimonials

‘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.’

Key clients

Avgust Crop Protection

ED&F Man Trading Ukraine

Irish Bank Resolution Corporation Limited (IBRC)

Pelagia AS

TAS group

Taryan Group

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 & acquisitions; EPC (FIDIC) and Supply Agreements; advising on regulatory matters in oil & 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 stageprotecting 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.

Department Name Email Telephone
Co-managing partner Oleksiy Didkovskiy oleksiy.didkovskiy@asterslaw.com +38 044 230 60 00
Co-managing partner Serhii Sviriba serhii.sviriba@asterslaw.com +38 044 230 60 00
Senior partner Armen Khachaturyan armen.khachaturyan@asterslaw.com +38 044 230 60 00
BD partner Tetiana Tyshchenko tetiana.tyshchenko@asterslaw.com +38 044 230 60 00
Banking, finance and capital markets Armen Khachaturyan armen.khachaturyan@asterslaw.com +38 044 230 60 00
Banking, finance and capital markets Iryna Pokanay iryna.pokanay@asterslaw.com +38 044 230 60 00
Banking, finance and capital markets Roman Stepanenko roman.stepanenko@asterslaw.com +38 044 230 60 00
Competition and antitrust Igor Svechkar igor.svechkar@asterslaw.com +38 044 230 60 00
Competition and antitrust Alexey Pustovit alexey.pustovit@asterslaw.com +38 044 230 60 00
Corporate and M&A Armen Khachaturyan armen.khachaturyan@asterslaw.com +38 044 230 60 00
Corporate and M&A Vadym Samoilenko vadym.samoilenko@asterslaw.com +38 044 230 60 00
Corporate and M&A Oleksiy Demyanenko oleksiy.demyanenko@asterslaw.com +38 044 230 60 00
Domestic litigation Gleb Bialyi gleb.bialyi@asterslaw.com +38 044 230 60 00
Domestic litigation Andriy Pozhidayev andriy.pozhidayev@asterslaw.com +38 044 230 60 00
Energy, resources and constructions Armen Khachaturyan armen.khachaturyan@asterslaw.com +38 044 230 60 00
Energy, resources and constructions Yaroslav Petrov yaroslav.petrov@asterslaw.com +38 044 230 60 00
Energy, resources and constructions Anzhelika Livitska anzhelika.livitska@asterslaw.com +38 044 230 60 00
Family law Talina Kravtsova talina.kravtsova@asterslaw.com +38 044 230 60 00
Family law Olga Lepikhina olga.lepikhina@asterslaw.com +38 044 230 60 00
Intellectual property Julia Semeniy julia.semeniy@asterslaw.com +38 044 230 60 00
International arbitration and cross-border litigation Markiyan Kliuchkovskyi markiyan.kliuchkovskyi@asterslaw.com +38 044 230 60 00
Labour and employment Vadym Samoilenko vadym.samoilenko@asterslaw.com +38 044 230 60 00
Labour and employment Inesa Letych inesa.letych@asterslaw.com +38 044 230 60 00
Private clients Oleksandr Onufrienko oleksandr.onufrienko@asterslaw.com +38 044 230 60 00
Private clients Constantin Solyar constantin.solyar@asterslaw.com +38 044 230 60 00
Real estate Oleg Boichuk oleg.boichuk@asterslaw.com +38 044 230 60 00
Real estate Roman Kostenko roman.kostenko@asterslaw.com +38 044 230 60 00
Restructuring and insolvency Andriy Pozhidayev andriy.pozhidayev@asterslaw.com +38 044 230 60 00
Restructuring and insolvency Iryna Pokanay iryna.pokanay@asterslaw.com +38 044 230 60 00
Taxation Constantin Solyar constantin.solyar@asterslaw.com +38 044 230 60 00
Tech & comms Yuriy Kotliarov yuriy.kotliarov@asterslaw.com +38 044 230 60 00
Trade Alexey Pustovit alexey.pustovit@asterslaw.com +38 044 230 60 00
White-collar crime Sergiy Grebenyuk sergiy.grebenyuk@asterslaw.com +38 044 230 60 00
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Gabriel Aslanian  photo Mr Gabriel Aslanian Counsel.Gabriel has vast experience in banking and financial transactions, project finance, secured…
Ms Marta Barandiy  photo Ms Marta Barandiy Of Counsel. Marta Barandiy runs Asters office in Brussels. She combines strong…
Mr Gleb Bialyi  photo Mr Gleb Bialyi Partner.Gleb focuses on domestic litigation specializing in commercial, civil and administrative proceedings,…
Mr Oleg Boichuk  photo Mr Oleg Boichuk Partner.Oleg focuses on complex cross-border M&A deals, transactional real estate matters, infrastructure…
Ms Diana Deguel  photo Ms Diana Deguel Counsel. Diana focuses on dispute resolution, banking & finance, financial technologies, government…
Mr Oleksiy Demyanenko  photo Mr Oleksiy Demyanenko Partner. Mr. Demyanenko focuses on corporate and M&A, banking and finance, aviation,…
Mr Oleksiy Didkovskiy  photo Mr Oleksiy Didkovskiy Co-Managing Partner. Oleksiy focuses on international arbitration and cross-border litigation, corporate and…
Mr Sergiy Glushchenko  photo Mr Sergiy Glushchenko Counsel.Sergiy counsels across a variety of antitrust matters, from mergers and supply…
Mr Sergiy Grebenyuk  photo Mr Sergiy Grebenyuk Partner.Sergiy focuses on representing clients facing criminal cases and court procedures. He has…
Mr Armen Khachaturyan  photo Mr Armen Khachaturyan Senior Partner. Armen has extensive banking, finance, and project finance experience. His…
Ms Olga Khoroshylova  photo Ms Olga Khoroshylova Partner, head of London office. Olga provides a liaison between London-based clients…
Mr Markiyan Kliuchkovskyi  photo Mr Markiyan Kliuchkovskyi Partner.Markiyan focuses on international arbitration and cross-border litigation disputes, specializing in energy…
Mr Roman Kostenko  photo Mr Roman Kostenko Partner. Mr. Kostenko focuses on real estate acquisition, real estate financing, general…
Mr Yuriy Kotliarov  photo Mr Yuriy Kotliarov Partner.Yuriy Kotliarov leads the firm’s Telecommunications, Media & Technology practice. He focuses on…
Ms Talina Kravtsova  photo Ms Talina Kravtsova Partner. Talina Kravtsova has over 15 years of experience working at leading…
Ms Olesia Kryvetska  photo Ms Olesia Kryvetska Counsel.Olesia Kryvetska specializes in international trade and competition law. Olesia has an…
Mr Oles Kvyat  photo Mr Oles Kvyat Counsel.Oles focuses on corporate, commercial, contract law, M&A, restructuring, securities and dispute…
Ms Oksana Legka  photo Ms Oksana Legka Counsel.Oksana advises clients on both contentious and non-contentious issues. Her legal expertise…
Ms Olga Lepikhina  photo Ms Olga Lepikhina Counsel.Olga advises Ukrainian citizens and non-resident individuals on various issues of family…
Ms Inesa Letych  photo Ms Inesa Letych Counsel. Inesa co-heads Asters Employment practice and focuses on labour and employment law…
Ms Anzhelika Livitska  photo Ms Anzhelika Livitska Counsel. Co-Head of Energy, Resources and ConstructionAnzhelika has more than 22 years…
Ms Tamara Lukanina  photo Ms Tamara Lukanina Partner. Ms. Lukanina focuses on commercial, corporate and civil law, investments and…
Mr Andrew Mac  photo Mr Andrew Mac Partner, head of Washington D.C. office. Andrew specializes in cross-border transactions involving…
Ms Kateryna Oliynyk  photo Ms Kateryna Oliynyk Counsel. Ms. Oliynyk has over 15 years of experience in banking and…
Mr Oleksandr Onufrienko  photo Mr Oleksandr Onufrienko Partner.Oleksandr focuses on private clients practice including comprehensive support services in handling…
Mr Yaroslav Petrov  photo Mr Yaroslav Petrov Partner.Yaroslav focuses on energy law projects (oil & gas, electricity, renewable energy,…
Ms Viktoriya Podvorchanska  photo Ms Viktoriya Podvorchanska Counsel. Head of Pharmaceuticals/Healthcare Viktoriya advises life sciences and healthcare companies on…
Ms Iryna Pokanay  photo Ms Iryna Pokanay Partner. Iryna focuses on cross-border banking and finance transactions, project and trade…
Ms Svitlana Poroschuk  photo Ms Svitlana Poroschuk Partner. Ms. Poroschuk focuses on M&A, corporate, capital markets, banking and securities…
Mr Andriy Pozhidayev  photo Mr Andriy Pozhidayev Partner. Andriy co-heads the dispute resolution and debt restructuring practice of the…
Mr Alexey Pustovit  photo Mr Alexey Pustovit Partner. Mr. Pustovit is the partner of the firm’s Competition & Antitrust…
Ms Olena Radko  photo Ms Olena Radko Counsel.Olena focuses on M&A and corporate restructuring, corporate and commercial law, cross-border…
Mr Vadym Samoilenko  photo Mr Vadym Samoilenko Partner. Vadym is active in M&A, business restructuring, securities, corporate and labor law…
Ms Julia Semeniy  photo Ms Julia Semeniy Partner. Julia focuses on intellectual property, data protection, anti-corruption and other compliance…
Mr Dmytro Shemelin  photo Mr Dmytro Shemelin Counsel.Dmytro has more than 13 years of experience in international dispute resolution,…
Mr Anton Sintsov  photo Mr Anton Sintsov Counsel. Anton Sintsov has over 10 years of experience, specializing in business…
Mr Constantin Solyar  photo Mr Constantin Solyar Partner. Constantin Solyar is a tax and private client partner. He chairs…
Mr Orest Stasiuk  photo Mr Orest Stasiuk Counsel. Orest focuses on criminal cases with international element, anti-bribery compliance work,…
Mr Roman Stepanenko  photo Mr Roman Stepanenko Partner.Roman focuses on capital markets and financing transactions. He advises on debt…
Mr Igor Svechkar  photo Mr Igor Svechkar Partner. Mr. Svechkar is the partner heading the firm’s Competition & Antitrust…
Mr Serhii Sviriba  photo Mr Serhii Sviriba Co-Managing Partner.Serhii focuses on international arbitration and cross-border litigation with particular expertise…
Mr Sergiy Tsyba  photo Mr Sergiy Tsyba Counsel.Sergiy is a legal expert in telecommunications and media. In particular, he…
Mr Oleksandr Volkov  photo Mr Oleksandr Volkov Counsel. Mr. Volkov has over 12 year of experience in international commercial,…
Ms Tetiana Vovk  photo Ms Tetiana Vovk Of Counsel.Tetiana has over 12 years of experience during which she has…
Mr Oleksandr Voznyuk  photo Mr Oleksandr Voznyuk Partner. Oleksandr’s area of expertise encompasses a wide variety of competition law…
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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.

CSR

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.

 

Sergiy Burnus Appointed as a New Head of Asters’ London Office

Asters announces that Sergiy Burnus has rejoined the firm as the Head of its London office and expresses gratitude to Olga Khoroshylova for her contribution.