On 27 September 2016 the first module of the eighth season of EBA-Asters Legal School took place in the office of Asters Law Firm in Kyiv. 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. The new season introduces the expansion of the Legal School speakers' panel by Olga Lukianova (Head of Legal Department & Compliance Officer at Henkel Ukraine), Igor Olender (Judge of the Supreme Administrative Court of Ukraine) and Nasos Kyriakides, Managing Partner at Nasos A. Kyriakides & Partners LLC (Cyprus). The speakers of the School will deliver lectures to the EBA members, in particular legal specialists, in-house lawyers and managers wishing to improve their legal awareness or further enhance their legal knowledge.
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 deoffshorisation 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.
Nasos Kyriakides, Managing Partner of Nasos A. Kyriakides & Partners LLC and one of the Legal School speakers, pointed out: "The increasing competition forces lawyers all over the world to keep learning all the time, enhancing their legal knowledge. It is my great pleasure to support EBA-Asters Legal School – an educational initiative, aimed at incentivizing the professional development of Ukrainian legal specialists."
EBA-Asters Legal School has been recognized as the best CSR project on the Ukrainian legal market according to the National CSR Business Cases Contest 2015. It is accompanied with the diploma of honour within the CIS Best in CSR contest run by Sustainable Business magazine.
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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 and 2015 Top 50 Law Firms Annual National Ranking.