Asters was announced Law Firm of the Decade at the annual Legal Awards ceremony held by Legal Practice weekly in the InterContinental Kyiv Hotel on 24 May 2016.
This year the Legal Practice Awards Ceremony celebrated its 10th anniversary. Regarded by legal community as Ukraine's Legal Oscar the Legal Awards is distinguishing the best Ukrainian lawyers and law firms. Besides being recognized as Law Firm of the Decade Asters was also praised as the Law Firm of the Year in Corporate practice and nominated for the Law Firm of the Year in Banking & Finance, Energy and Agriculture, while Asters' partner Irina Pokanay was a nominee for the Best Lawyer in Banking and Finance, Alexey Pustovit – in Competition, Alexey Khomyakov was nominated in Taxation and Julia Semeniy – in Intellectual Property.
"Law Firm of the Decade Award from Legal Practice weekly, one of the most reputable national legal media, highlights Asters' utmost reputation among our clients and peers. I would like to thank all 130 Asters' employees for their hard work and commitment as this and all other Asters' trophies are the result of the team's joint effort", – comments Oleksiy Didkovskiy, Asters' Managing Partner.
"We were among the very first establishing practice of law in independent Ukraine and after 20 years of growth and maturity Asters remains leading the market. The firm unites several generations of the best legal talents and is broadly known as incubator of quality. Asters' excellent client service, social responsibility and teambuilding standards are renowned as market benchmarks, – adds Asters' Senior Partner Armen Khachaturyan, – Given the firm's history and projections of the future we feel today even greater responsibility in our lasting mission to contribute to Ukraine's course, Rule of Law, and professional standards".
Law Firm of the Decade Award seems to be a symbolic reflection of Asters' lasting and consistent recognition by the most authoritative international and local ratings and market reviews. Most recently Asters has been highly ranked by Chambers Europe 2016 in all practices surveyed in Ukraine and recognized as a top-tier law firm by The Legal 500: EMEA 2016 Guide.
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Asters is a full-service independent national law firm that has maintained a strong presence in Ukraine since 1995. Asters has been acknowledged as Law Firm of the Decade by Ukraine's Legal Awards 2016. The Firm is a two-time winner of the Law Firm of the Year: Ukraine and the CIS award (The Lawyer European Awards 2014 and 2015), Law Firm of the Year (Ukraine) award (Who's Who Legal Awards 2014), Law Firm of the Year award (Ukrainian Legal Awards 2014) and is also named No.1 law firm in Ukraine according to the 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 Top 50 Law Firms Annual National Ranking.