Asters' position as a leading Ukrainian law firm is re-confirmed by Chambers Global 2018, one of the most influential international annual reviews of the legal services market. The guide highly distinguishes Asters' professional achievements in all practices surveyed in Ukraine.
Asters' Banking & Finance practice is ranked in Band 1. The publication praises Asters' senior partner Armen Khachaturyan as eminent practitioner, the highest possible individual rank. The edition notes partner Iryna Pokanay praising her for "thinking creatively," adding that "she understands what's important." The research also distinguishes counsel Gabriel Aslanianemphasizing that he is "quick, responsive" and "a good negotiator."
In Corporate/M&A Chambers Global 2018 acclaims Asters' managing partner Oleksiy Didkovskiy and senior partner Armen Khachaturyan as eminent practitioners. Partner Vadym Samoilenko is also highly commended in Corporate/M&A. The research particularly highlights his corporate know-how and advising a number of aviation players, including Wizz Air.
Asters has also been recommended by Chambers Global 2018 in Dispute Resolution practice. The review praises counsel Dmytro Shemelin, who "focuses on international arbitration matters and possesses particular experience of investment treaty arbitration mandates."
Chambers Global 2018 is the culmination of thousands of in-depth interviews with lawyers and clients, carried out by the largest research team in the industry. It covers 190 countries worldwide and also includes region-wide and global-wide sections, recognizing the world's best lawyers.
Asters is a full-service independent national law firm that has maintained a strong presence in Ukraine since 1995. Asters has extensive industry-specific experience and plays a leading role in advising clients in various market sectors. The Firm has consistently remained at the top of the Ukrainian legal market throughout its history being acknowledged as the Law Firm of the Decade by Ukraine's Legal Awards 2016.The Firm is also a two-time winner of the Law Firm of the Year: Ukraine and the CIS award (The Lawyer European Awards 2014 and 2015) and holds top positions in the most authoritative international and Ukrainian market reviews: The Legal 500, Chambers Global and Chambers Europe, IFLR 1000, Who's Who Legal, Best Lawyers, Expert Guides, and Top 50 Law Firms Annual National Ranking.