On 14 March 2017 the first module of the eighth season of EBA-Asters Legal School took place in the office of Asters Law Firm in Kyiv.
Lectures in the new season of the Legal School will be delivered by the leading Ukrainian experts in law, in particular: Olga Lukianova (Head of Legal Department & Compliance Officer at Henkel Ukraine, recognized the Best Compliance Officer in Ukraine at the Best Legal Departments 2016 Award ceremony), Igor Olender (Judge of the Supreme Administrative Court of Ukraine) and Julia Semeniy (Partner at Asters, recently acknowledged as one of successful female lawyers in the country by Ukrainian Women in Law 2017 research). The new season introduces the expansion of the Legal School speakers' panel by Constantin Solyar, Partner at Asters and a graduate of the Harvard Law School, a prominent expert in taxation.
Olga Lukianova, Head of Legal Department & Compliance Officer at Henkel Ukraine and one of the Legal School speakers, pointed out: "It is my pleasure to be invited again as a speaker to EBA-Asters Legal School. Based on the huge number of attendees of the School's lectures in previous seasons it is obvious that there is a great demand for high-level educational projects in the Ukrainian legal community."
EBA-Asters Legal School is a unique free of charge platform for Ukrainian legal practitioners to share their experience and best practices in legal support and protection of business. EBA-Asters Legal School was launched by Asters and EBA in 2013. The legal course will last 2.5 months and will include 6 modules delivered twice a month providing students with an opportunity to learn the peculiarities of the international tax system and credit law; gain professional skills and qualifications in competition law and tax disputes; discover aspects of intellectual property rights protection and enhance experience in memo writing.
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European Business Association (EBA) - the premier organization for foreign business in Ukraine - brings together over 900 European, Ukrainian and international companies. EBA was established in 1999 as a forum for discussion and resolution of problems facing the private sector in Ukraine. This initiative of business people was supported by the European Commission. Being a non-profit Association of legal entities, the EBA sees its core mission as representing the interests of European and domestic investors in Ukraine, and improving the investment climate has been the EBA’s major concern since the moment it was founded.
Asters is a full-service independent national law firm that has maintained a strong presence in Ukraine since 1995. Asters has been acknowledged as the Law Firm of the Decade by Ukraine's Legal Awards 2016. The Firm is a two-time winner of the Law Firm of the Year: Ukraine and the CIS award (The Lawyer European Awards 2014 and 2015), Law Firm of the Year (Ukraine) award (Who's Who Legal Awards 2014), Law Firm of the Year award (Ukrainian Legal Awards 2014) and is also named No.1 law firm in Ukraine according to the 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 Top 50 Law Firms Annual National Ranking.