Chambers Global 2014 guide consistently with previous years distinguishes Asters professional achievements: the firm is highly recommended for Ukraine's Banking and Finance and Corporate/M&A.
In Banking and Finance the publication praises senior partner Armen Khachaturyan as "strong and influential lawyer in the community". He heads the banking practice and regularly advises leading international banks on complex loan facilities. The edition also recognizes Iryna Pokanay's an ever-growing presence in the market with a fantastic reputation amongst clients. She is noted for her strong relationship with international lenders, and for her unflappable and organized approach.
In Corporate/M&A the publication recommends managing partner Oleksiy Didkovskiy who is acknowledged as one of the best-known practitioners in the market highlighted for his knowledge of the telecommunications industry. Armen Khachaturyan is characterized as an "extremely experienced and client-oriented" lawyer according to satisfied clients noting his ability to offer strategic guidance thanks to his deep knowledge of local business practice. Partner Vadym Samoilenko enters the rankings for the first time this year on the back of positive feedback. "He seems to have much of the information at his fingertips, straight away. Generally, he seems to be well informed and is able to clearly articulate very complex concepts," said an impressed client.
Oleksiy Didkovskiy is also highly commended as a leading dispute resolution lawyer in Ukraine. Oleksiy leads the dispute resolution practice at Asters, and is well versed in corporate and telecoms-related matters.
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