On 10 October 2017 the first module of the ninth season of EBA-Asters Legal School took place in Asters office in Kyiv.
Lectures in the new season of the Legal School will be delivered by the leading Ukrainian experts, 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), Olena Derevyanko (Managing Partner at PR Service agency, Vice President of the Ukrainian PR League), Igor Olender (Judge of the Supreme Administrative Court of Ukraine), Julia Semeniy (Partner at Asters, one of the most successful female lawyers in the country by Ukrainian Women in Law 2017 research) and Oleksandr Vozniuk (one of the most experienced experts in Competition law in Ukraine).
The new season introduces the expansion of the Legal School program by lectures on the hottest Ukrainian business law issues, such us debt restructuring (the lecture will be delivered by Asters Counsel Gabriel Aslanian who recently worked on the first ever financial restructuring involving a state bank in Ukraine in accordance with the new law); as well as international arbitration and litigation for Ukrainian companies (the lecture by Asters Counsels Yaroslav Petrov and Dmytro Shemelin).
Olga Lukianova, Head of Legal Department & Compliance Officer at Henkel Ukraine and one of the Legal School speakers, points out: "It is my pleasure to lecture at EBA-Asters Legal School again. This project is in high demand among Ukrainian lawyers as the Legal School's program includes lectures on hot topics and is aimed at solving real challenges Ukrainian business representatives face in their daily work".
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 months and will include 6 modules delivered twice a month providing students with an opportunity to learn the peculiarities of the unfair competition protection and international arbitration and litigation; gain professional skills and qualifications in debt restructuring and tax disputes; discover aspects of intellectual property rights protection and compliance; and find out about the tools for efficient dialogue between the business and the state.
The Legal School's agenda and registration for the lectures are available following this link.
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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.