Asters has been shortlisted in 12 nominations and won the Law Firm of the Year in Antitrust/Competition Practice award at the annual Legal Awards ceremony held by Legal Practice weekly in the InterContinental Kyiv Hotel on 17 May 2017. Asters' Managing Partner Oleksiy Didkovskiy was given the Outstanding Professional Achievements Award from the Legal Practice's Chief Editor Rustam Kolesnik.
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 Year in Antitrust/Competition Asters was also nominated for the Law Firm of the Year in Banking & Finance, Debt Restructuring, Arbitration, Energy, Agriculture and Intellectual Property, while Asters' partner Irina Pokanay was a nominee for the Best Lawyer in Banking and Finance and in Debt Restructuring, Oleksandr Voznyuk – in Competition, and Julia Semeniy – in Intellectual Property.
"Consistent recognition from Legal Practice weekly, one of the most reputable national legal media, highlights Asters' utmost reputation among our clients and peers, – comments Asters' Senior Partner Armen Khachaturyan, – The Outstanding Professional Achievements Award for Oleksiy Didkovskiy is a terrific acknowledgement of his success. We are proud to be working side by side with such a prominent lawyer and top manager and wish Oleksiy further success in an already distinguished career."
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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 the 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, 2015 and 2016 Top 50 Law Firms Annual National Ranking.