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 10 lawyers, our practice group is one of the biggest in Ukraine. Asters Partners Mr. Igor Svechkar 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.

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Firm recognition:

  • Tier 1 firm for competition in Ukraine, The Legal 500 2024
  • Recommended for competition/antitrust in Ukraine, Chambers Europe 2024
  • No. 1 law firm in Ukraine for antitrust/competition, Ukrainian Law Firms 2021. A Handbook for Foreign Clients
  • No.1 by number of largest deals in antitrust, Top 20 Largest Deals in Antitrust in 2021, Yuridicheskaya Practika
  • The Best Competition Practice in Ukraine, Legal Awards 2017, 2015, 2012, Yuridicheskaya Practika

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Top 314 Largest Deals in Antitrust 2008-2023


Source: Top Public Deals in Antitrust, Annual Rankings 2008-2023 by Legal Practice Weekly / Kommersant / Forbes / Business / NV

Representative experience:

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, PAI Partners SAS, Peugeot, PPG Industries Inc., SABMiller plc, Sanofi-Aventis, 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.

Featured services:
  • merger filings
  • representation in antitrust investigations and market inquiries
  • general and subject-specific competition compliance review
  • review distribution, marketing and other agreements, discounting and bonus arrangements for competition compliance
  • competition compliance assessment for advertising, the use of indications, packaging etc.
  • obtaining authorizations for concerted practices
  • handling unfair competition cases before the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine and at court
  • developing competition compliance programs
  • advising on public procurement matters, including appeals
  • assessment of state aid permissibility
  • holding compliance training sessions for executives and employees
  • private competition litigation, including on the recovery of damages
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Merger control in Ukraine: overview
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US lawsuit against Google for alleged monopoly in Internet search and advertising markets
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Analysis of proposed changes to the State Aid legislation in Ukraine
New merger control thresholds are among the top priorities of the Ukrainian competition authority
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Analysis of the State Aid Report 2019 by the AMCU
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Financial support from the state in a crisis and benefits for business (UA version)
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Business risks of unjustified price increases during quarantine (UA version)
COVID-19 in Ukraine: possible antitrust implications (UA version)
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The AMC report on State Aid in Ukraine in 2018
Ukraine Competition Authority Clarifies Notifiability of JVs
Top Antitrust Litigation Cases in Ukraine in 2018-2019
Brussels Insider: The European Commission hunts "predators"
Ukrainian Competition Authority Orders Divestment in a Dominance Case
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Competition law issues in the distribution of pharmaceuticals in Ukraine
State Aid for airports support in the EU and Ukraine
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Asters defends interests of Bayer Ukraine before AMC
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Getting the Deal Through: State Aid 2019. Ukraine
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Asters scores for Sanofi Ukraine in a restrictive arrangements case
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Why did the European Commission fine Google again?
Getting the Deal Through Vertical Agreements 2019. Ukraine
Ukrainian Parliament Adopted Law Enhancing Procedural Fairness in Competition Cases
Merger control in Ukraine: overview
Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine is Finally Set to Exclude Sellers from Merger Control Thresholds
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State Aid issues in Ukraine in 2018
Ukraine adopts guidelines on definition of control
How to avoid fines for unlawful state aid
AMC's proposed changes to the State Aid law in Ukraine
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The analysis of the first AMC's State Aid report
GCR Know How. State Aid 2018. Ukraine
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GCR Know how. Antimonopoly & Unilateral Conduct 2018. Ukraine
Getting the Deal Through: State Aid 2018. Ukraine
Getting the Deal Through: Pharmaceutical Antitrust 2018. Ukraine
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Asters is Law Firm of the Year in Competition/Antitrust and Corporate according to The Best Lawyers 2019
Asters advises Nestle on Ukrainian merger control aspects of two transactions with a total value of over USD 5 billion
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Asters names Sergiy Glushchenko as new Counsel in Competition & Antitrust practice
Asters scores for METRO Cash & Carry Ukraine in an alleged cartel lawsuit
Selective distribution issues in EU
Ukraine: Rules for Vertical Agreements Adopted
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Getting the Deal Through: State Aid 2017. Ukraine
Ukraine State Aid Law Comes into Effect
Ukraine: Vertical Block Exemption Regulation to be Adopted Soon
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Igor Svechkar and Alexey Pustovit are recognized the future antitrust leaders by Who's Who Legal Competition 2017
Antitrust practice development trends in Ukraine
Getting The Deal Through: Pharmaceutical Antitrust 2017. Ukraine
State Aid Claims to Torpedo Public Contracts After 2 August 2017?
The competition development issues in the EU Association Treaty
Thomson Reuters Cartel Leniency Global Guide 2017. Ukraine
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Getting the Deal Through: State Aid 2016. Ukraine
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Getting The Deal Through: Pharmaceutical Antitrust in Ukraine 2016
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Asters appoints Tetiana Vovk as a Counsel
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Major innovations of the Regulation
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