Asters and the Firm's Managing Partner Oleksiy Didkovskiy have been approved as Ukraine Regional Honorary Advisors of iBNex, an international network of leading lawyers specializing in cross-border matters, covering over 60 countries-participants of the Belt and Road Initiative launched by the People's Republic of China.
In accordance with the iBNex mission "professional services, in particular legal services, are of pivotal importance in safeguarding the Belt and Road Project. The building of international economic cooperation such as a new Eurasian Continental Bridge, setting up of a safe and unimpeded maritime channel, and the promotion of infrastructure constructions, international trades, transactional investments, energy resources cooperation, shipping finance, etc., all require the support of solid and sound legal infrastructure to enhance economic efficiency, buttress long-term sustainable growth and development".
Each year, iBNex is looking for leading persons in the legal industry to take up a privileged and important role of Honorary Advisors representing each country of the Belt and Road Initiative. In 2017-2018 Asters will be representing Ukraine in the iBNex International Advisory Board accompanied by colleagues from leading law firms from other jurisdictions, such as Baker Botts, Sorainen, HBS Law etc.
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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.