Asters got the Law Firm of the Year award at the annual Legal Awards ceremony held by Legal Practice weekly in the InterContinental Kyiv Hotel on 17 May 2018. Viewed by legal community as Ukraine's Legal Oscar, the Legal Awards distinguishes each year the best performing Ukrainian lawyers and law firms.
Asters Senior Partner Armen Khachaturyan was also awarded at this year ceremony as the Best Lawyer in Banking and Finance.
Asters as the firm and its partners individually were shortlisted in 17 nominations. In particular, Asters was nominated as the Law Firm of the Year in Corporate, M&A, IP, Banking & Finance, Debt Restructuring, Litigation, Arbitration, Family Law, International Trade, and Energy Law. Managing Partner Oleksiy Didkovskiy was shortlisted as the Best Partner of the Law Firm, Partner Igor Svechkar – as the Best Lawyer in Competition/Antitrust, Partner Julia Semeniy - as the Best Lawyer in IP, Partner Iryna Pokanay – as the Best Lawyer in Debt Restructuring, and Partner Alexey Khomyakov – as the Best Lawyer in Tax Consulting.
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Asters is a full-service independent national law firm that has maintained a strong presence in Ukraine since 1995. Asters has extensive industry-specific experience and plays a leading role in advising clients in various market sectors. The Firm has consistently remained at the top of the Ukrainian legal market throughout its history. Asters is a winner of Ukraine Law Firm of the Year 2018 award by Who’s Who Legal and a two-time winner of the Law Firm of the Year: Ukraine and the CIS award (The Lawyer European Awards 2014 and 2015). It is also acknowledged as the Law Firm of the Decade by Ukraine's Legal Awards 2016. Asters holds top positions in the most authoritative international and Ukrainian market reviews: The Legal 500, Chambers Global and Chambers Europe, IFLR 1000, Who's Who Legal, Best Lawyers, Expert Guides, and Top 50 Law Firms Annual National Ranking.