Asters has been recognized as a top-tier law firm in recently released The Legal 500: Europe, Middle East and Africa 2017 Guide in three key categories – Banking, Finance and Capital Markets; Commercial, Corporate and M&A; and Dispute Resolution.
The international ranking guide highlights Asters' credentials in these practices in the following way:
Banking, finance and capital markets. Asters is "one of the leading firms, if not the leading firm" with a "thorough and efficient" team. Iryna Pokanay advised the EBRD on UkrSibbank’s capital increase. Armen Khachaturyan and Gabriel Aslanian are the other key names.
Commercial, Corporate and M&A. "One of the best firms in the country", Asters advised an overseas investor on the local aspects of a multibillion-dollar global acquisition. Oleksiy Didkovskiy, Armen Khachaturyan, Vadym Samoilenko and the ‘responsive, reliable’ Oleksiy Demyanenko are the key names.
Dispute resolution. Asters’ team is "one of the best in the Ukraine". Oleksiy Didkovskiy is "a strong negotiator", and Svitlana Chepurna is "intelligent and diligent".
Asters is also highly recommended in Energy, Intellectual Property, Real Estate and Construction and Tax.
Four Asters' partners are listed as The Legal 500: EMEA 2017 Guide's Leading Lawyers for Ukraine: Oleksiy Didkovskiy (Commercial, Corporate and M&A; Dispute resolution), Armen Khachaturyan (Banking, finance and capital markets; Energy), Iryna Pokanay (Banking, finance and capital markets), and Roman Kostenko (Real estate and construction).
12 Asters' experts are recommended in The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa 2017 editorial: Oleksiy Didkovskiy, Armen Khachaturyan, Vadym Samoilenko, Tamara Lukanina, Roman Kostenko, Iryna Pokanay, Julia Semeniy, Svitlana Chepurna, Alexey Khomyakov, Oleksiy Demyanenko, Yaroslav Petrov, and Gabriel Aslanian.
This year The Legal 500 introduced a new individual “Next Generation Lawyers” ranking, aimed at identifying rising stars among young legal practitioners. Two Asters associates are listed in The Legal 500 EMEA 2017 Next Generation Lawyers ranking: Mariana Polishchuk in Intellectual Property practice, and Roman Drobotskiy in Real estate and construction.
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