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Asters Counsel Dmytro Shemelin admitted as a Solicitor of England and Wales

Having successfully passed the Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme (QLTS) assessments Asters Counsel Dmytro Shemelin has been admitted as a Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales as of 03 June 2019.

QLTS (Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme) permits a qualified Ukrainian advocate to become a solicitor of England and Wales following the successful completion of QLTS assessments and a character and suitability test by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. The scope of QLTS assessments includes, among others, European Law, English Contract Law, Torts, Equity, Trusts, as well as Civil Procedure Rules applicable to civil litigation in England and Wales. All these areas are of key importance for the Firm's International Arbitration and Cross-Border Litigation practice and allow Dmytro to find solutions for the clients using sophisticated instruments of more developed jurisdictions.

Dmytro has more than 12 years of experience in international dispute resolution, including international investment, and commercial arbitration according to all major arbitration rules, as well as in international litigation.

"In the modern globalized world diverse professional experience and international outreach of Asters team members is a key to the Firm's success, – comments Asters' Co-Managing Partner Oleksiy Didkovskiy, – Admission as a Solicitor of England and Wales is a very difficult professional challenge for lawyers world-wide and actually only a few Ukrainian legal practitioners have ever made it through. We congratulate Dmytro on this unprecedented achievement that will definitely assist him and the entire Firm in finding even more creative and efficient solutions of any legal issue our clients address us with."

Apart from being admitted as a Solicitor of England and Wales, Dmytro Shemelin has obtained LL.M. in International Dispute Settlement from Geneva University and Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies and Specialist degree in Law with honours from the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy. Dmytro is an associate member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (ACIArb) and has authored over 50 publications on international dispute resolution and the issues of Ukrainian law.

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Asters is the largest law firm in Ukraine with offices in Kyiv, Washington D.C., Brussels and London. Chambers Europe 2019 recognizes 20 lawyers of Asters – the largest number of the renowned practitioners in a single Ukrainian law firm.

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