Asters joined Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance (GALA), an organization of lawyers with expertise in advertising, marketing and promotion law. Headquartered in New York, GALA brings together law firms and lawyers in 57 jurisdictions throughout the world.
GALA membership underscores the firm's expertise in advertising and marketing and its commitment to further development of this practice. It comes on the heels of numerous recognitions earned by the firm for its work in advertising and IP. In recent examples, Oleksandr Padalka, the head of the firm's intellectual property and advertising practice, received the top ranking in Ukraine from Best Lawyers International 2012 for his work in advertising law and was named among the top Ukrainian lawyers in media and entertainment law by Ukrainian Law Firms 2012: A Handbook for Foreign Clients, an authoritative national ranking publication.
Commenting on the firm's decision to join GALA, Oleksandr Padalka said, "We at Asters are highly honoured to be a part of this global network. Advertising is a growing practice area experiencing important shifts due to the challenges created by new technology. Building on our vast experience, we always seek to further expand this practice, improving the range and sophistication of services we offer to the clients. I am confident that our membership in GALA will help Asters fulfill this goal."