On 24 May 2012 Asters hosted the business breakfast "Raising the Value of Agribusiness: Managing Legal and Tax Risks". The event brought together representatives of the leading Ukrainian agrarian companies and journalists.
Asters' senior partner Armen Khachaturyan made a welcoming speech for participants, in which he stressed the strategic importance of agribusiness for Ukraine's economy. Associates Yevgen Kravtsov, Yevgen Porada and Gabriel Aslanian made presentations on the major legal issues related to the banking and M&A side of agrarian business, including creating an optimal corporate structure in agribusiness, systematic approach to managing a land bank, addressing the shortage of adequate collateral in attracting international financing for Ukrainian agricultural sector. Associate Volodymyr Solohub dwelt upon tackling competition problems in the agricultural sector, and counsel Alexey Khomyakov addressed key problems in managing taxes. Associate Oleksiy Kolchanov summed up the presentation part by outlining the legislative prospects in the agribusiness sector.
All presentations were followed up by Q & A sessions resulting in lively discussion among participants.