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Asters provides a full range of dispute resolution services. We have represented our clients before general, commercial, and administrative courts at all instances, as well as before international commercial and investment arbitration tribunals. We also take part in cross-border litigation as part of an international legal team.

We have considerable experience in defending our clients’ rights before the International Commercial Arbitration Court at the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, as well as before other international commercial arbitration institutions, including ICSID, SCC, AAA, ICC, LCIA, VIAC and others. We have also assisted our clients in the recognition and enforcement of foreign arbitral awards and foreign court judgments.

We devote a considerable part of our practice to representing clients in administrative procedures before such agencies as the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine and the State Tax Administration.

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Firm Recognition:

  • Highly ranked for dispute resolution Chambers Global 2017
  • Recommended for dispute resolution in Ukraine Chambers Europe 2017
  • Tier 1 law firm in dispute resolution Legal 500: EMEA 2017
Representative experience:

We regularly advise major companies from various industries on dispute resolution matters, including the following:

  • ED & F Man Holdings, a major global supplier of food, feeds, and biofuels, in a series of matters, including the defense against abusive litigation directed at its subsidiaries in Ukraine, as well as in disputes with the tax authorities regarding multimillion tax penalties;

  • Coca-Cola Ukraine in numerous matters arising under Ukrainian law with respect to the company’s activities in Ukraine, including litigation in Ukrainian courts in connection with defending the company’s intellectual property rights, advertising, and consumer claims.

  • VR Capital (Manmade Enterprises Ltd) in a series of corporate disputes with Nadra Bank before the Ukrainian administrative and commercial courts, i.e. in challenging the 443 million USD additional share issue by Nadra Bank;

  • Lyndhurst Development Trading S.A. (in receivership and liquidation) in various court proceedings relating to USD 45 million debt collection from PJSC “Univermag “Ukraina” (shopping mall) and validity of respective claim.

  • Nidera, an international producer, trader and marketer of agricultural and bioenergy products and services, in the process of the recognition and enforcement of arbitral awards in Ukraine;

  • Group DF in a series of corporate disputes against OJSC “Uralkalii” with regard to the shares of PJSC “Azot” (Cherkassy).

  • Swedbank in a series of disputes with its borrowers regarding the collection of large outstanding debts totaling over 100 million USD, their recovery against mortgaged property, as well as advising  in respect to insolvency proceedings;

  • Credit Agricole CIB before the Ukrainian courts with regards to the collection of a multimillion unsecured debt and achieving the actual enforcement of the judgment;

  • Telenor, a leading provider of telecommunications services worldwide, in multiple litigation cases with regard to the dispute over Kyivstar G.S.M., the leading mobile telecom operator in Ukraine, between Telenor and Alfa Group (Russia), including serving as experts on Ukrainian law in arbitration proceedings in the United States. We were further involved in proceedings for the recognition and enforcement of an arbitral award in the United States and the contempt of court proceedings associated with the enforcement of the arbitral award;

  • Sopharma AD, one of the leading pharmaceutical companies in Bulgaria, with respect to the litigation brought against its distributor in Ukraine before the Ukrainian courts regarding its breach of contract and the collection of debts for medication supplied. We also assisted on premature termination of licenses for certain medications, on various labor law-related litigation cases, and on a case regarding the misappropriation of funds;

  • Nissan Motor Ukraine on matters related to consumer rights protection.

Featured services:

Litigation:

  • domestic: common, commercial and administrative courts;
  • international: multijurisdictional disputes, and recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments;
  • administrative proceedings: antimonopoly, tax, licensing and administrative penalties and fines.

Arbitration:

  • international commercial arbitration: representation in proceedings under various arbitration rules, recognition and enforcement of arbitration awards, and the preparation of expert statements on issues under Ukrainian legislation;
  • investment arbitration: representation at proceedings, and the preparation of expert statements on issues of Ukrainian legislation.

Mediation:

  • commercial;
  • labour.