An effective employment and workforce development strategy is one of the key factors for the success of any business. Retaining talented employees, developing successful motivation and compensation plans, implementing flexible HR solutions, and staying compliant in a turbulent legal and regulatory environment requires reliable support from a dedicated legal counsel.

For over 25 years, we have been advising clients across a multitude of industries on an broad spectrum of employment matters from drafting agreements to litigation. Asters' partners are consistently recognized for their superb track-record in labour and employment law.

With a strong knowledge of the local market and deep expertise in global trends, we offer bespoke solutions to our clients for the full range of their employment law needs. We tend to focus on their specific business expectations and industry standards. Hence, we are consistently proving our competence in helping both leading national businesses and multinational corporations in strategic employment planning and risk management, as well as in dealing with any HR crisis or sensitive employment matters. 

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Firm Recognition:

  • Tier 1 law firm for employment in Ukraine, The Legal 500 2024
  • Recommended law firm for employment, Chambers Europe 2024
  • Highly rated law firm for labour and employment, Ukrainian Law Firms 2021. A Handbook for Foreign Clients
Representative experience:

We regularly advise major companies from various industries on various labour and employment  matters:

  • Austrian Airlines on salary deductions, loans to employees, employee compensation and guarantees;

  • Crane Canada Co., a manufacturer and distributor of banknote validation equipment, on various aspects of labour law connected with its Ukrainian subsidiary;

  • Coca-Cola Company on various issues related to employment contracts, outsourcing and internal labour regulations, work place accreditations and permits for foreign employees; the revision of internal labour regulations and employee policies, support of collective bargaining process and drafting of a collective bargaining agreement; advice on workplace health and safety rules, employee benefits, and other labour law issues;

  • Mitsui & Co. Ltd on various issues related to labour agreements and employment termination;

  • Molson Coors, a multinational brewing company, on various ongoing employment matters related to the day to day business of its Ukrainian subsidiary, including the full scope audit of HR documents for the company, maintenance of the company's HR records, the drafting and implementation of labour protection procedures, as well as in dealing with various matters on the employment of top managers, their salaries and compensation, collective bargaining, and other related labour law issues;

  • Raiffeisenbank Ukraine in connection with reviewing employment contracts according to all the necessary regulations under Ukrainian labour law;

  • REHAU Ukraine in connection with the appointment of a general director, the recruitment of employees, and in obtaining work permits for foreign employees;

  • S.C. Johnson, a global manufacturer of household cleaning supplies and other consumer chemicals, on labour law issues related to the dismissal of the general manager of its Ukrainian subsidiary, as well as on occupational safety matters;

  • Sopharma AD, a leading Bulgarian pharmaceuticals manufacturer, on labour law matters associated with the client's Representative Office and subsidiary in Ukraine, including the revision of internal labour documents and employment agreements with the employees of the Representative Office; legal support in redundancy; successful representation of the employer with respect to inspections of the internal labour documents carried out by the state authorities; change of the Head of the Representative Office and related successful representation in court in a labour case regarding the dismissal; legal support of the change of the CEO of the Ukrainian subsidiary, including the drafting of all required documents;

  • ViewSonic Europe Ltd., a leading manufacturer and provider of visual technology, in connection with drafting an employment contract for the sales manager of the company's representative office in Ukraine;

  • Visa Ukraine on various ongoing employment matters related to the day to day business of the company;

  • a major European airline on various aspects of Ukrainian labour law.

Featured services:
  • employment planning: employment contracts and agreements, personnel policies, benefit packages and incentive programs
  • executive compensation
  • employment of foreign employees and immigration law
  • collective bargaining and agreements, cooperation with trade unions
  • workforce reorganization and redundancies
  • corporate governance and the coordination of corporate elections
  • payroll tax planning and structuring of compensation plans
  • advice on compliance with mandatory preferential treatment requirements for employees with benefits, the structuring of work time and vacation time
  • termination and severance payments
  • occupational health and safety
  • mediation and litigation
  • data protection, privacy and access to information
  • general support in other labour issues, including the audit of internal policies and documents, as well as support in the course of labour inspections
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