Damien Magrou is Norwegian and heads our Nordic Desk, offering tailored services to clients from the Nordic region in their own language. He is qualified under Norwegian law and has experience from law firms in Nordic countries and the CIS.


At Asters, Damien is part of the Corporate / M&A practice, and advises on cross-border M&As, international contracts and transactions, and corporate issues. He also advises on matters of EU law as applicable in a Ukrainian context, as well as assisting Nordic private individuals with legal matters in Ukraine. Damien works with colleagues across a range of practices to coordinate our best possible response to client queries. He has experience and sector-specific focus within energy, gambling, and IT.


Damien also contributes to business development, establishing and improving relationships with existing and new clients, and coordinates our relationships with law firms in other jurisdictions, particularly in the Nordic countries.

  • Master i rettsvitenskap, University of Bergen
  • Higher School of Economics, St-Petersburg
  • University College London
English, Russian, German, French, Norwegian
Representative experience:
  • Advising a Norwegian IT company on tax, employment and compliance law issues in Ukraine;
  • Advising a Swedish textile group on the Ukrainian segment of its international acquisition of a competitor;
  • Advising a Norwegian agricultural holding on its acquisition of a Ukrainian holding and its further corporate maintenance;
  • Advising a major Swedish online casino operator on a range of issues related to its entry on the Ukrainian gambling market;
  • Advising a leading Swedish gambling software developer on its entry on the Ukrainian gambling market;
  • Advising the leading US-based online market platform for automobile parts on compliance and negotiations with its Ukraine-based IT developers.
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