On 23 May 2014 Yuridicheskaya Praktika Weekly's Legal Awards (regarded as Ukraine's Legal Oscar) distinguished Ukraine's best lawyers and law firms for the last 12 months. Asters has been shortlisted in 11 nominations and won three awards: the Law Firm of the Year, the Law Firm of the Year in Energy Practice and the Best Lawyer of the Year in Antitrust/Competition Practice (partner Igor Svechkar). Asters was also nominated for the Law Firm of the Year in Competitions, Media and Telecommunications, Real Estate, Problem Assets and Labor and Employment Practices, while Iryna Pokanay was a nominee for the Best Lawyer in Banking and Finance.
Asters' Managing Partner Oleksiy Didkovskiy comments: "This is a bumper year for us. We have received 2014 Ukraine Law Firm of the Year award from Who's Who Legal; 2014 Ukraine & CIS Firm of the Year from The Lawyer European Awards and now we have been recognized by Legal Awards 2014. I would like to thank all 120 Asters employees for their work and devotion as all our recognitions are resulted from the common effort of all as a single team".
"On its 18th year the Firm still leads the market with its exemplary client service, broad vision, social responsibility and timely strategic decisions, such as recent promotion of its best lawyers to 5 partner and 2 counsel positions in various practices and a lateral hiring of a new IP partner. We look forward to reaching more stars for our clients", – adds Senior Partner Armen Khachaturyan.