Head of Asters Alternative Dispute Resolution practice Yuna Potomkina co-authored the book "About Mediation or How to Resolve a Conflict Out of Court". The book consists of articles written by graduates and partners of the Ukrainian Mediation Center (UMC) of Kyiv Mohyla Business School and edited by Galyna Yeromenko, Head of UMC, and Olga Tronko, Advisor to Head of the Ukrainian School of Governance. Asters also provided financial support to print the book.
The book's goal is to acquaint its readers with mediation, its types, advantages, essential features, differences from other ways of dispute resolution, as well as the legal grounds for its application. The book is illustrated with examples and figures confirming the effectiveness of mediation and other ways of alternative dispute resolution. The book (in Ukrainian) can be read and downloaded at the link >>
Asters became one of the first Ukrainian law firms to create a dedicated alternative dispute resolution practice. Asters team participated in drafting the legal landscape of alternative dispute resolution, including development of the Law of Ukraine "On Mediation" and signing of the Singapore Convention by Ukraine. Together with the largest international companies, Asters is one of the founding signatories of ADR pledge 21st century – a statement on the use of alternative dispute resolution at the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution.
Asters is the largest law firm in Ukraine with offices in Kyiv, Washington D.C., Brussels and London. Chambers Europe 2021 recognizes 23 lawyers of Asters – the largest number of the renowned practitioners in a single Ukrainian law firm.
Ukrainian Mediation Center (UMC) was founded at the Kyiv Mohyla Business School to create an institution that would be a driving force for the development of alternative dispute resolution in Ukraine through training and providing truly independent mediators’ services.