Asters became the first Ukrainian law firm to receive the International Law Office (ILO) Client Choice Award being selected among 1,300 law firms in 44 jurisdictions.
The award was established in 2005; however this is the first year ILO included Ukraine in the awards, as it is the first year Ukrainian law firm polled enough results in our jurisdiction to justify selecting a winner.
This international award is the first and only to focus on the full scope of client service and customer care. This unique approach, together with ILO's unrivalled presence among law firm clients globally, was reflected in the response to the survey from which the winners were shortlisted. The criteria for the awards focus on law firms’ ability to add real value to their clients' business over and above the other players in the market. Firms are assessed on the following criteria: quality of legal advice; value for money; commercial awareness; effective communication; billing transparency; tailored fee structures; depth of team; response time; sharing of expertise; and use of technology.
Oleksiy Didkovskiy, Asters managing partner, comments "It is an honor to win ILO's International Law Firm Award and become the first Ukrainian law firm to receive such kind of recognition. We feel fairly rewarded for investing time and efforts in maintaining highest standards of legal services, building closer relations with our clients, understanding their businesses, their goals, and their people. We are very thankful to all our clients and partners as well as entire team of our firm for contributing to this success."
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Launched in 1998, ILO is one of the leading online legal update services for major companies worldwide. With over 33,000 subscribers, it represents a key portal through which law firms communicate with their clients. Recognized for the preeminent service it provides, ILO became the Official Online Media Partner to the International Bar Association in 2002, an International Online Media Partner to the Association of Corporate Counsel in 2005 and European Online Media Partner to the European Company Lawyers Association in 2006.
More information about the Award can be found at www.clientchoiceawards.com