Asters' position as a leading Ukrainian law firm is re-confirmed by Chambers Global 2018, one of the most influential international annual reviews of the legal services market. The guide highly distinguishes Asters' professional achievements in all practices surveyed in Ukraine.
Asters' Banking & Finance practice is ranked in Band 1. The publication praises Asters' senior partner Armen Khachaturyan as eminent practitioner, the highest possible individual rank. The edition notes partner Iryna Pokanay praising her for "thinking creatively," adding that "she understands what's important." The research also distinguishes counsel Gabriel Aslanianemphasizing that he is "quick, responsive" and "a good negotiator."
In Corporate/M&A Chambers Global 2018 acclaims Asters' managing partner Oleksiy Didkovskiy and senior partner Armen Khachaturyan as eminent practitioners. Partner Vadym Samoilenko is also highly commended in Corporate/M&A. The research particularly highlights his corporate know-how and advising a number of aviation players, including Wizz Air.
Asters has also been recommended by Chambers Global 2018 in Dispute Resolution practice. The review praises counsel Dmytro Shemelin, who "focuses on international arbitration matters and possesses particular experience of investment treaty arbitration mandates."
Chambers Global 2018 is the culmination of thousands of in-depth interviews with lawyers and clients, carried out by the largest research team in the industry. It covers 190 countries worldwide and also includes region-wide and global-wide sections, recognizing the world's best lawyers.