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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 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, Mr. Igor Svechkar is the Chairman of the Competition Committee of the Ukrainian Bar Association and Mr. Oleksandr Voznyuk is the Co-Chair of the Competition Commission of the Ukrainian Committee of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC Ukraine).

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Firm recognition:

  • Band 1 law firm for competition/antitrust in Ukraine, Chambers Europe 2017
  • No. 1 law firm in Ukraine for antitrust/competition, Ukrainian Law Firms 2017. A Handbook for Foreign Clients
  • No.1 by number of largest deals in antitrust, Top 20 Largest Deals in Antitrust in 2016, Yuridicheskaya Practika
  • The Best Competition Practice in Ukraine, Legal Awards 2017, 2015, 2012, Yuridicheskaya Practika

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Top 210 Largest Deals in Antitrust 2008-2016
Top 210 Largest Deals in Antitrust 2008-2016
Source: Top Public Deals in Antitrust, Annual Rankings 2008-2016
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, 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.

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.
Publications
Getting the Deal Through: State Aid 2017. Ukraine
Global Legal Insights to: Merger Control 2017. Ukraine
Competition/Antitrust practice development trends in Ukraine
State Aid Claims to Torpedo Public Contracts After 2 August 2017?
Antitrust practice development trends in Ukraine
Getting The Deal Through: Pharmaceutical Antitrust 2017. Ukraine
The competition development issues in the EU Association Treaty
Thomson Reuters Cartel Leniency Global Guide 2017. Ukraine
Market Boundaries Definition in Pharma: the EC antitrust practice
Getting the Deal Through: Merger Control 2017. Ukraine
Getting the Deal Through: Private Antitrust Litigation 2017. Ukraine
Getting the Deal Through: State Aid 2016. Ukraine
Global Legal Insights: Merger Control 2016. Ukraine
Getting The Deal Through: Pharmaceutical Antitrust in Ukraine 2016
Getting The Deal Through: Vertical Agreements in Ukraine 2016
IFLR Survey: Merger Control in Ukraine. 2016
Ukraine State Aid Law Comes into Effect
Ukraine: Vertical Block Exemption Regulation to be Adopted Soon
Ukraine: Public Consultations on Draft Horizontal Merger Guidelines
Merger Control "Amnesty" Period Extended till 15 March 2017
New Merger Regulation will Simplify Fillings from 19 August
Ukraine: New Merger Control Thresholds to Apply from 18 May 2016
Merger Control Reform and New Filing Thresholds
Merger Control Reform
AMC Adopts Fining Guidelines and Quasi-Amnesty for 'Corrective' Merger Filings
Competition Alert
Competition Alert
Parliament Appoints new Chairman of the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine
Leniency Regulation Comes into Effect in Ukraine
Ukrainian Competition Authority Threatens with Maximum Fines for Unauthorized Mergers
Major innovations of the Regulation
Changes to Ukraine's Competition Law Pass First Reading
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