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We represent and advise successful entrepreneurs as well as their family members with regards to structuring, investing, accumulating, inheriting, transferring and protecting their wealth and business assets.

Our international experience alongside with the cooperation with trusted partners of high reputation in  key global financial jurisdictions allow us to provide legal services based on solutions used in the most developed legal systems with centuries-old histories and philosophy of respect for privacy and property rights protection.

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Representative experience:

As a full-service and one of the largest law firms in Ukraine Asters has the capabilities to involve specialized experts from other firm's practices (including International Tax, Real Estate, Banking and Finance, Dispute Resolution and Family law) into our clients' projects. It allows us to evaluate any issue comprehensively and to find a purely individual, applicable and well-balanced solution.

Investments. With our expert assistance clients invest into various assets, education, and high-tech products (including IT) efficiently and transparently from the international corporate and tax viewpoint. Within some of these projects we help our clients to obtain investment visas or residence permits.

Protection. We create structures based on which any changes in clients' personal and family life are reflected in a way that allows their assets both in Ukraine and abroad to be uncontestedly controlled by clients or their authorized representatives in accordance with the clients' instructions.

Inheritance. Within Private Clients practice we pay particular attention to providing training for clients' heirs and trustees on various situations related to the entry into the management of personal assets.

Confidentiality is a cornerstone of our practice. Even inside our office the clients of this practice are given code names, and the Firm's employees (with the exception of senior associates and partners) do not always know the names of the clients to whom the service is provided.

 

Projects:
  • Analyzing foreign assets (companies, foreign bank accounts and real estate) of a number of private clients and preparation of recommendations on  inheritance registration and establishing of a vehicle for smooth operation of a group of companies in the process of registration and acceptance of inheritance.
  • Advising high net worth individuals on hereditary, currency and corporate law issues, including inheritance of corporate rights in Ukraine.
  • Advising a Ukrainian client (tax resident in Austria) on establishment of a family office for assets and bank accounts management, as well as on organization of family accommodation in Austria.
  • Supporting clients (tax residents of foreign countries) in the process of investing in corporate structures in Ukraine. Registration of protection of property interests of clients' family members.
  • Tax and corporate structuring of investments in the multi-story apartment buildings' construction in the US (New York, California, Washington, Florida states).
  • Tax optimization of the ownership structure of the multi-million IT business in California (USA).
  • Carrying out an independent tax audit of foreign entities to confirm the purity of the client's capital for a well-known Swiss bank.
  • Structuring of a friendly division of foreign assets between spouses and their protection against the abuse of fraudulent managers.
  • Tax and currency structuring of the assets transfer to Ukrainian client's children who study and live in the UK.
  • Providing legal assistance to clients during planning the foreign residence options of the family, in particular, in Slovenia and in the UK, taking into account the family members priorities and business needs.
Featured services:
  • Establishing an effective system of control over business and management by owners, their family members and trustees.
  • International tax and corporate structuring of asset investments and holdings in various jurisdictions.
  • Legal registration of the rights of clients' family members and other people specified by clients in relation to the clients' assets.
  • Structuring and establishing of trusts and family funds.
  • Drafting of business inheritance programs.
  • Ensuring clients' property interests upon entering into the marriage, during divorce procedure and in other personal life aspects.
  • Ensuring the impossibility of abuse by management and partners if the owner is absent and during the inheritance transfer.
  • Protecting the clients' assets, their family members and trustees from hostile actions of third parties.
  • Providing legal assistance in obtaining investment visas and residence permits.
  • Establishing a system of control over the business after an owner leaves the business.
Publications
Interview of Oleksandr Onufrienko on private clients practice development trends
Legal support of luxury goods purchase
Ukraine Introduces New Requirements for Disclosure of Personal Assets
How private matters can negatively influence doing business in Ukraine
Property declaration for businessmen planning to switch to public service in Ukraine
Marriage contracts and testimonies as part of business protection system
How to deal with Ukrainian heirs and stay out of trouble: the guide for foreign banks
Marriage contract: asset protection vs "eternal" love?
UK changes the investment visas issuing rules
Marriage contracts as evidence of assets' origin
How to minimize the risks of business partners conflict
Russian Government imposes economic sanctions against Ukrainian businesses
European Union Strengthens Cash Movement Controls
Love and corporate rights: the contract will help
The National Bank of Ukraine has shed some light on the future of currency regulation
How business owners can safeguard their assets: negotiations with business partners
How business owners can safeguard their assets: preparing heirs
Legislative Amendments to Facilitate Foreign Private Investments in Ukraine
New Law on Currency and Currency Operations: New Opportunities for Private Clients
The new law on currency and currency operations enacted
How business owners can safeguard their assets: all you need to know about accounts freezing abroad
The Central Bank of Cyprus intends to put "shell companies" under scrutiny
EU Strengthens Rules for Verifying Information on Funds
FATCA application in Ukraine
How business owners can safeguard their assets: marriage contracts
Conflict of generations
How business owners can safeguard their assets: the most important steps
How business owners can safeguard their assets?
Private Banking development trends in Ukraine
Private clients practice development trends in Ukraine
Asters strengthens its private clients practice with new partner Oleksandr Onufrienko
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