We are the premier law firm in Ukraine for competition and antitrust matters. Asters attorneys have profound knowledge and vast experience in the entire spectrum of antitrust issues that includes merger cases, cartels, dominance, unfair competition, state aid, public procurement review etc., as well as competition litigation.
With almost 20 lawyers, our practice group is one of the biggest in Ukraine. Asters Partners Mr. Igor Svechkar, Mr. Alexey Pustovit and Mr. Oleksandr Voznyuk are the leading practitioners in this area and represent Ukrainian and foreign clients in the most complicated and high-profile transactions and investigations.
Our lawyers closely interact and cooperate with the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine and are very active in the legal and academic community – in particular, Oleksandr Voznyuk is a chairman of the Competition Committee of the Ukrainian Bar Association and a Co-Chair of Competition Commission of ICC Ukraine, while Igor Svechkar is a member of the Competition Committee of the Ukrainian Bar Association and the Public Council of the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine.
Top 304 Largest Deals in Antitrust 2008-2021
Source: Top Public Deals in Antitrust, Annual Rankings 2008-2021 by Legal Practice Weekly / Kommersant / Forbes / Business / NV
We regularly advise major companies from various industries on competition and antitrust matters. Some of these can be seen below:
ABB, Acer Europe B.V., Allianz AG, Alstom, Amcor Limited, A.P. Moller-Maersk, Arcelor, Aspen Pharmacare, Barclays, Bayer AG, BNP Paribas, China National Chemical Corporation, Cisco, Clariant, Chrysler, CMA CGM, Compagnie Gervais Danone, Deer & Co, Electrolux, Evonik Industries, Fiat, Ford, General Electric Energy, General Motors, GlaxoSmithKline plc, Glencore International AG, KKR, Koch Industries, Kodak Health Group, LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA, MAN AG, Merck & Co., Mitsubishi Chemical, Molson Coors, Nestle, Nokia Corporation, Novartis AG, Onexim, PAI Partners SAS, Peugeot, PPG Industries Inc., RUSAL, SABMiller plc, Sanofi-Aventis, Severstal, Siemens AG, Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc., Swedbank AB, Syngenta A.G., Telenor ASA, The Dow Chemical Company, The Procter & Gamble Company, UniCredito Italiano S.p.A., Vaillant GmbH, YSL, 3M and others in merger cases at the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine;
Bayer AG, Beko, BSH, Chevron, Elopak, GlaxoSmithKline plc, HiPP, Lantmannen Axa, L'Oreal Ukraine, METRO Cash & Carry, Nestle, Philip Morris, Socar, Sopharma, TEVA, Toyota, Walt Disney Company, Watsons, Western Union, Whirlpool, and others on various competition compliance matters;
Ansell, Beiersdorf AG, Heel, Nissan Motor, Velux, and others in unfair competition matters and in investigations;
Representing the interests of ACNielsen Ukraine, Bayer, Kronospan UA, METRO Cash & Carry, and the State Savings Bank before the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine and at court.