Asters > Kyiv, Ukraine > Firm Profile

01030 KIEV

Ukraine > Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 1


Practice head(s):

Armen Khachaturyan; Iryna Pokanay; Roman Stepanenko

Other key lawyers:

Gabriel Aslanian; Kateryna Oliynyk

Key clients

Black Sea Trade and Development Bank

CISCO Capital


GE Company

Hilong Holding Limited


Joint Stock Company “Ukrainian Railway”

Santander Bank Polska S.A.

Techiia Holding

WeBuild S.p.A.

Work highlights

  • Assisted EBRD and IFC with their loans to JSC Concern Galnaftogaz.
  • Assisted EBRD with an up to €15m secured loan to agricultural complex Zelena Dolyna.
  • Advised IFC on €13.7m its financing to the city of Kryvyi Rih.

Ukraine > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1


Practice head(s):

Oleksiy Demyanenko; Armen Khachaturyan; Vadym Samoilenko

Other key lawyers:

Maksym Tereshchuk; Oleg Boichuk


‘Asters has the best lawyers in this practice, with a strong professional background, leadership and strong negotiations skills (with an ability to be very persuasive and protect the client’s interest to the maximum), and an extensive hands-on experience in English law.’

‘Maksym Tereshchuk is an exceptional lawyer, very good at English law and has exceptional negotiation skills.’

‘Asters are a very professional and expert firm. We use them for all of our commercial, corporate and M&A work in Ukraine. They have very good expertise in corporate transactions and can work closely with our London lawyers on transactions. They can communicate expertly in English and have a very good understanding of English and Ukrainian law concepts.’

‘Oleg Boichuk is the corporate partner, an extremely knowledgeable and capable corporate practitioner. He is very clear in his advice, commercial in his approach, always accessible and very easy to work with.’

Key clients

Enza Zaden

Enwell Energy plc


Irish Bank Resolution Limited

Molson Coors

Techiia Holding Limited

Webuild (ex Salini Impregilo)


VR Capital


Work highlights

  • Assisted Arawak Energy Ukraine B.V., in the sale of 50% of shares in Geo-Alliance Oil-Gas Public Limited to gas producer Geo Alliance Group Limited.
  • Advised Enwell Energy plc, on its up to $8.63m acquisition of Arkona Gas-Energy.
  • Advised Irish Bank Resolution Corporation Limited on a range of corporate matters in relation to major shopping mall and office building.

Ukraine > Competition Tier 1


Practice head(s):

Igor Svechkar

Other key lawyers:

Oleksandr Voznyuk; Tetiana Vovk


‘Aster’s competition practice is unique in terms of expertise as such, as well as ability to address the variety of side aspects and issues being a part of the big law firm with different practices that may be involved in serving the client.’

‘Professional and personal values of Igor Svechkar make the client stick to his practice, receiving timely comprehensive professional advice with friendliness and rapport.’

‘The team provides clear and prompt responses to clients’ requests.’

Key clients







Philip Morris




Work highlights

  • Assisted Visa with obtaining antitrust approval for implementation of memorandum between Visa, MasterCard, and the National Bank of Ukraine.
  • Represented Philip Morris in a state aid case regarding $24m tax settlement with the Ukrainian Government under the investment arbitration procedure.
  • Assisted AT&T’s WarnerMedia and Discovery with the merger clearance for the merger.

Ukraine > Dispute resolution Tier 1


Practice head(s):

Oleksiy Didkovskiy; Markiyan Kliuchkovskyi; Gleb Bialyi; Andriy Pozhidayev

Other key lawyers:

Serhii Sviriba; Serhiy Dusanovsky


‘The team provides excellent collaboration.’

‘The team is very responsive with a sufficient number of lawyers with different expertise who can cope with different and urgent requests.’

‘The Asters team provide insights on Ukrainian law and procedures taking place in Ukraine. The information they provide is always helpful, accurate and to the point.’

‘The team is extremely helpful and reliable and revert quickly on all questions we have on Ukrainian law and the pending investigation.’

‘The team is excellent and strongest in the market.’

‘We have found Aster’s team to be extremely knowledgeable, responsive and efficient. They always provide very valuable insights.’

‘A sufficient number of professionals having expertise in various spheres and capable of coping with all possible issues is making this firm convenient and attractive to do business with.’

Key clients


Center-Group, LLC

Bentec GmbH Drilling & Oilfield Systems

Deposit Guarantee Fund of Ukraine

DEPS Telecom LLC

Gazova Budyvelna Kompaniya, LLC

Hansa Reinsurance Brokers AG

JSC CB “PrivatBank”

Ministry of Finance of Ukraine

Mr Nazar Kovalenko

Tidewater Inc.

State Savings Bank of Ukraine (Oschadbank)

The State of Ukraine

Work highlights

  • Advised the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine on the inter-state proceedings being brought by Ukraine against the Russian Federation.
  • Represented PrivatBank in the set of fraud litigations against its former owners.
  • Represented State Savings Bank of Ukraine in a dispute based on the claim of Cypriot company for recovery of debt in the amount of $25m.

Ukraine > Employment Tier 1


Practice head(s):

Vadym Samoilenko; Inesa Letych


‘The team is of high quality, timewise, expert and innovative and provides creative legal support.’

‘The team has a client’s oriented approach and quick communication in urgent cases.’

‘The team is very freindly, customer oriented, very quickly to provide consultancy by client request.’

‘I’m particully working with Inesa letych. She reacts very promptly on requests, ready to meet and discuss difficult situations, very quickly provide qualitive and sufficiant consultations which meet my expectatiot, that very well focusing on details and provide 2-3 options to select by client.’

‘Asters is a robust firm with powerful capabilities across various practice areas which relate to all aspects of employment and HR functions of an organization. The firm is able to provide comprehensive support and deliver valuable local knowledge across various sectors of industry.’

‘Inesa Letych is a truly remarkable and well-rounded lawyer who is intimately aware of local employment and labour regulation, both from a theoretical perspective and from the viewpoint of prevalent employer practices in her jurisdiction. Her knowledge encompasses substantive and procedural aspects of employment law. Her strongest point probably is litigation: frequent and prompt updates, well-identified decision points, valuable strategic advice, practical management of disputes.’

Key clients

Molson Coors Ukraine

Work highlights

  • Advised Molson Coors Ukraine on a wide spectrum of labour and employment, occupational safety, data protection matters.

Ukraine > Energy Tier 1


Practice head(s):

Armen Khachaturyan; Yaroslav Petrov

Other key lawyers:

Anzhelika Livitska


‘Very professional individuals with deep skills assembled ineffective teams for specific assignments.’

‘Yaroslav Petrov is creative, entrepreneurial and reliable – an unusual combination.’

‘Asters is the largest and one of the most capable firms in Ukraine. They have top-level experts in all major practices, and it is very convenient for our company that Asters can advise us on the highest level possible in cross-practice projects.’

‘Senior Partner Armen Khachaturyan has deep expertise, knowledge of the energy industry and tremendous ability to make the right strategic decisions.

Partner Yaroslav Petrov has excellent analytical skills. He is knowledgeable, prompt and result oriented. He is very client-centric, and is updated with all the latest trends on the market and uses this knowledge to the benefit of his clients.’

Key clients

Arawak Energy Ukraine B.V.

Modus Group

Naftogaz Group

VR Capital Group

Work highlights

  • Assisted Arawak Energy Ukraine B.V., with the sale of 50% of shares in Geo-Alliance Oil-Gas Public Limited to gas producer Geo Alliance Group Limited.

Ukraine > Intellectual property Tier 1


Practice head(s):

Julia Semeniy

Key clients

Biosphere Corporation

Ferrero S.p.A.


Millennium & Copthorne

Soremartec S.A.

Work highlights

  • Advised Biosphere Corporation on various IP matters.
  • Advised PrivatBank on patent protection of various computer technologies for the use in banking.

Ukraine > International trade Tier 1


Practice head(s):

Alexey Pustovit; Gleb Bialyi

Other key lawyers:

Olesia Kryvetska; Anton Sintsov


‘They have used all necessary legal means to protect our clients’ interests and went to great lengths to put forward legal and economic arguments.’

‘Asters international trade practice has a strong track record in the field. The lawyers have cross-departmental specialisation covering competition law, customs law and FDI, along with trade law. This helps the team to come up with certainly valuable solutions throughout the case. They are also are successful in integrating marketing research and GR-related initiatives into the project’s strategy.’

The team works extremely well under time pressure and in stressful situations, which was particularly important for our project during the invasion of Ukraine.’

‘Alexey Pustovit has also has a strong expertise in competition and antitrust, knows the market, takes a very open and client-oriented approach which determines the way the team handles the projects. He skillfully manages multiple-party cases and has a good understanding of clients’ business priorities.’

Counsel Olesia Kryvetska is definitely a rising star, she is very competent in both Ukrainian and WTO law, her academic background is what makes Asters’ team profile distinctive from other law firms’ trade practices.’

‘Asters is regarded as one of the top international trade practices in Ukraine, which is well deserved.’

‘Alexey Pustovit is a skillful manager, he definitely knows how to build bridges with clients, stakeholders, and colleagues.’

‘Asters is one of the leading law firms in Ukraine, with excellent contacts and offices internationally. I have found it a reliable and innovative partner, with excellent substantive and language capabilities. I have recommended it to several clients.’

Key clients


Ardis Group

Akçansa Çimento Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş.


Auchan Ukraine

Bartın Çimento Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş. (SANKO Holding)

Çimko Çimento ve Beton Sanayi Ticaret A.Ş.|(SANKO Holding)

Çimsa Çimento Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş.

DEPS Telecom LLC



Eurasia Telecom Sp. z.o.o.

European Invest LLC

Gurmandiz LLC



Qingdao Honesteel Metal Co., Ltd.


Rybnitsa Cement Plant CJSC

SANKO Dış Ticaret A.Ş. (SANKO Holding)

Shandong Hwafone New Materials Co., Ltd.

Shandong Iron&Steel Group Jiangsu Trading Co., Ltd.

Shandong Boxing Huaye Industry and Trade Co., Ltd.

Trans Lok SPE LLC



Ukraine > Private client Tier 1


Practice head(s):

Oleksandr Onufrienko; Constantin Solyar; Talina Kravtsova; Olga Lepikhina


‘They are professional lawyers. I like that they use the newest technologies to get any information very fast. Lawyers are always aware about any changes in my court process and they update me immediately with useful explanations about consequences of the relevant action.’

‘Talina Kravtsova is client-oriented and creative. She proposed a very interesting and unusual strategy to deal with my issue. My litigation was successful and fast-going thanks to her advice.’

‘I have a high level of trust in the Asters private client practice. They always keep your affairs under control and perform all tasks very carefully and responsibly. When I delegate my legal problems or questions to them, I’m sure that everything will be resolved. The team gives a sense of calmness, and it is one of the main advantages.’

‘Talina Kravtsova is a real professional. She knows how to build effective teamwork. What I appreciate is that Talina is always available for communication with me. I have a situation when I contacted her on the weekend several times and she always responded and gave me important advice.’

‘The team is well-organised. They use different platforms for communication with me. I also like how they make records in billing reports – carefully and in detail.’

‘I would like to highlight Talina Kravtsova. She acted professionally and wisely during mediation process with opponents. She is very charismatic and tactful at the same time. After negotiations with her involvement, I’ve got much better conditions than I initially expected. She has deep knowledge of legislation.’

‘I would like to mention the cohesion of the team and clear division of roles. ALL team members are well-organised.Clients can feel confident and secure while with Asters.’

‘Talina Kravtsova is a recognised specialist in family and inheritance law. Talina is excellent in a leadership role and is always available to solve clients’ most complex problems.’

Ukraine > Real estate and construction Tier 1


Practice head(s):

Oleg Boichuk; Roman Kostenko; Anzhelika Livitska


‘Asters is a very reliable partner in all negotiations. The consultations were always constructive and efficient. I enjoy working with this firm.’

‘The team has a result-oriented, precise, and proactive approach.’

Key clients

Everest Transportation Systems

Irish Bank Resolution Corporation Limited

Quinn Properties Ukraine


Sotheby’s Inrealty Ukraine

Webuild SpA (exSalini Impregilo)

GSN Games Ukraine

Univermag Ukraina

Work highlights

  • Advising Irish Bank Resolution Corporation on real estate issues concerning Univermag Ukraina and BC Leonardo, in which the client holds interest.
  • Assisted Grammarly with a commercial lease.
  • Assisted Sotheby’s Inrealty Ukraine with the structuring of the transactional and brokerage business of a Ukrainian subsidiary.

Ukraine > Tax Tier 1


Practice head(s):

Constantin Solyar


‘The team has the ability to serve the client in an overall and professional manner.’

‘Distinctive is the expertise from international markets combined with deep knowledge of local matters.’

Key clients

ED&F Man (Ukrainian Sugar Company)

International Finance Corporation

JSC CB PrivatBank

Molson Coors

Toyota Ukraine

Work highlights

  • Assisted a group of Ukrainian and foreign businessmen with declaring in Ukraine their annual income in the amount of $28.7m received abroad and paying $5.6m taxes to the state budget of Ukraine.

Ukraine > White-collar crime Tier 1


Practice head(s):

Sergiy Grebenyuk

Other key lawyers:

Volodymyr Boriak


‘The team evaluates the opportunities they use for the benefit of their cases and do not hesitate to use them. They are polite, professional and committed to the causes.’

‘I would like to highlight Sergiy Grebenyuk, Partner and Volodymyr Boriak, Senior Associate, for their dedication and involvement in cases for the benefit of clients. They use every opportunity to achieve progress and success for their clients.’

‘Volodymyr Boriak is amazing.’

Key clients

ED&F Man Trading Ukraine

Irish Bank Resolution Corporation Limited

Pelagia AS


The firm: Asters is the largest Ukrainian law firm (120 lawyers including 22  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 2021, 2020, 2015, 2014
  • Law Firm of the Year in Ukraine, Who’s Who Legal 2022-2018, 2014
  • Law Firm of the Year in Ukraine, Chambers Europe Awards 2020
  • Law Firm of the Year, Legal Awards 2020, 2018, 2014, 2012 by Legal Practice weekly
  • 1 Law Firm in Ukraine 2022, 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 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: Bayer, Black Sea Trade and Development Bank, 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, Visa, Webuild S.p.A, and many others.

Department Name Email Telephone
Co-managing partner Oleksiy Didkovskiy +38 044 230 60 00
Co-managing partner Serhii Sviriba +38 044 230 60 00
Senior partner Armen Khachaturyan +38 044 230 60 00
BD partner Tetiana Tyshchenko +38 044 230 60 00
Banking, finance and capital markets Armen Khachaturyan +38 044 230 60 00
Banking, finance and capital markets Iryna Pokanay +38 044 230 60 00
Banking, finance and capital markets Roman Stepanenko +38 044 230 60 00
Competition and antitrust Igor Svechkar +38 044 230 60 00
Corporate and M&A Armen Khachaturyan +38 044 230 60 00
Corporate and M&A Vadym Samoilenko +38 044 230 60 00
Corporate and M&A Oleksiy Demyanenko +38 044 230 60 00
Domestic litigation Gleb Bialyi +38 044 230 60 00
Domestic litigation Andriy Pozhidayev +38 044 230 60 00
Energy and natural resources Armen Khachaturyan +38 044 230 60 00
Energy and natural resources Yaroslav Petrov +38 044 230 60 00
Family law Talina Kravtsova +38 044 230 60 00
Family law Olga Lepikhina +38 044 230 60 00
Intellectual property Julia Semeniy +38 044 230 60 00
International arbitration and cross-border litigation Oleksiy Didkovskiy +38 044 230 60 00
Labour and employment Vadym Samoilenko +38 044 230 60 00
Labour and employment Inesa Letych +38 044 230 60 00
Private clients Kostyantyn Solyar +38 044 230 60 00
Private clients Talina Kravtsova +38 044 230 60 00
Real estate Oleg Boichuk +38 044 230 60 00
Real estate Roman Kostenko +38 044 230 60 00
Restructuring and insolvency Andriy Pozhidayev +38 044 230 60 00
Restructuring and insolvency Iryna Pokanay +38 044 230 60 00
Taxation Kostyantyn Solyar +38 044 230 60 00
Tech & comms Yuriy Kotliarov +38 044 230 60 00
Trade Gleb Bialyi +38 044 230 60 00
White-collar crime Sergiy Grebenyuk +38 044 230 60 00
Photo Name Position Profile
Gabriel Aslanian photo Mr Gabriel Aslanian Counsel. Gabriel has vast experience in banking and financial transactions, project finance,…
Gleb Bialyi photo Mr Gleb Bialyi Partner. Gleb focuses on domestic litigation specializing in commercial, civil and administrative…
Oleg Boichuk photo Mr Oleg Boichuk Partner. Oleg focuses on complex cross-border M&A deals, transactional real estate matters,…
Sergiy Burnus  photo Mr Sergiy Burnus Counsel. Sergiy Burnus provids a liaison between the UK-based clients and project…
Oleksiy Demyanenko photo Mr Oleksiy Demyanenko Partner. Mr. Demyanenko focuses on: Corporate and M&A – cross-border investments, pre-M&A corporate…
Oleksiy Didkovskiy photo Mr Oleksiy Didkovskiy Co-Managing Partner. Oleksiy focuses on international arbitration and cross-border litigation, corporate and…
Sergiy Dusanovsky photo Mr Sergiy Dusanovsky Counsel. Sergiy specializes on representing foreign and Ukrainian clients in corporate investigations,…
Oleksandr  Frolov photo Mr Oleksandr Frolov Counsel. Oleksandr Frolov is a member of the International Arbitration and Cross-Border…
Sergiy Glushchenko photo Mr Sergiy Glushchenko Counsel. Sergiy counsels across a variety of antitrust matters, from mergers and…
Sergiy Grebenyuk photo Mr Sergiy Grebenyuk Partner. Sergiy focuses on representing clients facing criminal cases and court procedures. He…
Marta  Halabala photo Mrs Marta Halabala Counsel. Mrs. Halabala’s main focus is energy law (oil & gas, electricity…
Armen Khachaturyan photo Mr Armen Khachaturyan Senior Partner. Armen has extensive banking, finance, and project finance experience. His…
Oleksandr Khomenko photo Mr Oleksandr Khomenko Counsel. Mr. Khomenko focuses on: Corporate and M&A – cross-border investments, pre-M&A corporate…
Roman Kostenko photo Mr Roman Kostenko Partner. Mr. Kostenko focuses on real estate acquisition, real estate financing, general…
Yuriy Kotliarov photo Mr Yuriy Kotliarov Partner. Yuriy Kotliarov leads the firm’s Telecommunications, Media & Technology practice. He focuses…
Olena Kozhokar photo Ms Olena Kozhokar Senior Associate. Olena’ s main areas of expertise include intellectual property rights…
Talina Kravtsova photo Ms Talina Kravtsova Partner. Co-head of Family Law and Private Practice. Talina Kravtsova has over…
Oles Kvyat photo Mr Oles Kvyat Counsel. Oles focuses on corporate, commercial, contract law, M&A, restructuring, securities and…
Oksana Legka photo Ms Oksana Legka Counsel. Oksana advises clients on both contentious and non-contentious issues. Her legal…
Olga Lepikhina photo Ms Olga Lepikhina Counsel. Co-head of Family Law Practice Olga advises Ukrainian citizens and non-resident…
Inesa Letych photo Ms Inesa Letych Counsel. Inesa co-heads Asters Employment practice and focuses on labour and employment law…
Andrew Mac photo Mr Andrew Mac Partner, head of Washington D.C. office. Andrew specializes in cross-border transactions involving…
Yuliia Matsiuk photo Ms Yuliia Matsiuk Associate. Julia focuses on intellectual property issues, including copyright, trademarks, industrial property,…
Kateryna Oliynyk photo Ms Kateryna Oliynyk Counsel. Ms. Oliynyk has over 15 years of experience in banking and…
Yaroslav Petrov photo Mr Yaroslav Petrov Partner. Yaroslav focuses on energy law projects (oil & gas, electricity, renewable…
Viktoriya Podvorchanska photo Ms Viktoriya Podvorchanska Counsel. Head of Pharmaceuticals/Healthcare Viktoriya advises life sciences and healthcare companies on…
Iryna Pokanay photo Ms Iryna Pokanay Partner. Iryna focuses on cross-border banking and finance transactions, project and trade…
Svitlana Poroschuk photo Ms Svitlana Poroschuk Partner. Ms. Poroschuk focuses on M&A, corporate, capital markets, banking and securities…
Andriy Pozhidayev photo Mr Andriy Pozhidayev Partner. Andriy co-heads the dispute resolution and debt restructuring practice of the…
Vadym Samoilenko photo Mr Vadym Samoilenko Partner. Vadym is active in M&A, business restructuring, securities, corporate and labor law…
Julia Semeniy photo Ms Julia Semeniy Partner. Julia focuses on intellectual property, data protection, anti-corruption and other compliance…
Anton Sintsov photo Mr Anton Sintsov Counsel. Anton Sintsov has over 13 years of experience, specializing in business…
Kostyantyn Solyar photo Mr Kostyantyn Solyar Partner. Kostyantyn Solyar is a tax and private client partner. He chairs…
Orest Stasiuk photo Mr Orest Stasiuk Counsel. Orest focuses on criminal cases with international element, anti-bribery compliance work,…
Roman Stepanenko photo Mr Roman Stepanenko Partner. Roman focuses on capital markets and financing transactions. He advises on…
Igor Svechkar photo Mr Igor Svechkar Partner. Mr. Svechkar is the partner heading the firm’s Competition & Antitrust…
Serhii Sviriba photo Mr Serhii Sviriba Co-Managing Partner. Serhii focuses on international arbitration and cross-border litigation with particular…
Maksym  Tereshchuk photo Mr Maksym Tereshchuk Counsel. Maksym Tereshchuk focuses on M&A and corporate restructuring, corporate and commercial…
Sergiy Tsyba photo Mr Sergiy Tsyba Counsel. Sergiy is a legal expert in telecommunications and media. In particular,…
Pavlo  Verbolyuk photo Mr Pavlo Verbolyuk Counsel. Pavlo focuses on competition and antitrust law. He provides legal advice…
Oleksandr Volkov photo Mr Oleksandr Volkov Counsel. Mr. Volkov has over 13 year of experience in international commercial,…
Oleksandr Voznyuk photo Mr Oleksandr Voznyuk Partner. Oleksandr’s area of expertise encompasses a wide variety of competition law…
Number of lawyers : 120
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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.


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.



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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.