Asters acted as the General Sponsor of the II Ukrainian Competition Forum held in Kyiv on 26-27 January, 2012 under the aegis of the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine.
The event revolved around discussing regulatory policy, legislative changes and forecasts for 2012 trends in competition enforcement in Ukraine. The two-day forum was attended by over 200 invitees, including the top management of corporations, governmental authorities, competition practitioners, in-house counsels and media. Asters was represented by partners Igor Svechkar and Oleksandr Padalka, and counsel Alexey Pustovit.
Igor Svechkar, head of the competition practice at Asters, Chairman of the UBA Competition Law Committee, was a moderator in a panel devoted to merger control and made a presentation about the prospects of improving Ukrainian regulations dealing with authorization procedures.
Mr. Svechkar noted: "I found the event really top-notch and think this is a great opening of 2012 for all those interested in antitrust policy and law. We will be delighted to participate in the III Forum and expect it to set even a higher benchmark."