We are known on the market for our exceptional expertise and skill in our TMT practice. The practice is led by Managing Partner Oleksiy Didkovskiy who is recognized as a recommended expert for Telecom & Media by Who's Who Legal: TMT 2017 and as being a notable practitioner in telecommunications by Ukrainian Law Firms 2017. A Handbook for Foreign Clients.

We advise telecommunications carriers/operators/providers, as well as equipment suppliers and governments, on a wide range of matters, including, inter alia, voice telephony, inter-connection, the lease of capacity, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), Internet backbone, DSL, IP video, and other IP-enabled services, e-business infrastructure services, telecommunications equipment, satellite broadcasting and networking solutions. Our work covers the whole spectrum of transactional, regulatory, and litigation needs. We have guided major telecommunications companies in mergers and acquisitions and in numerous transactions.

Representative experience:

We have advised leading companies in the industry:

  • AT&T on the legal framework for the provision of VoIP services in Ukraine;

  • Telenor, a leading provider of telecommunication services worldwide, on the regulatory aspects of various telecommunications services in Ukraine, including satellite network services, 3G licensing, and the regulation of mobile operators in Ukraine;
    Asters' litigators were instructed by Telenor in its multi-jurisdictional dispute regarding corporate governance at Kyivstar, the leading Ukrainian mobile operator;

  • Asters' litigators were instructed by Telenor in its multijurisdictional dispute regarding corporate governance at Kyivstar, the leading Ukrainian mobile operator;

  • Microsoft on a wide spectrum of Ukrainian telecommunication and data protection law issues, including in connection with the launch of a service;

  • Telia Carrier, a tier 1 network provider, on a variety of telecommunication issues, as well as in the development and implementation of a transfer pricing model for the Ukrainian market with the business peculiarities of the telecommunications industry;

  • Linx Telecommunications, a Netherlands based company operating in the Baltic states, Poland and Russia, on issues on the regulatory requirements for the provision of IP-telephony services in Ukraine;

  • NTT on telecommunications regulatory issues in connection with providing IP and VPN services in Ukraine, licensing procedure, issues in encryption licensing, certification, and the use of frequencies;

  • Industrial Media Network (IMN), the leading Ukrainian Internet provider operating under the IP-net trademark, on various aspects of licensing, corporate law, contracts, labour law, taxation, antitrust law and matters pertaining to corporate restructuring, as well as the conclusion of a shareholders agreement.

Featured services:

In addition to our expertise in these general matters, we are well known for our innovative solutions to unique and complex legal problems. We provide a full range of legal services in TMT.