Asters has been shortlisted for the Chambers Europe Awards for Excellence 2011 as one of the leading Ukrainian law firms demonstrating remarkable work, excellent results in key practice areas, and outstanding client service during the past year. The winner of the award will be announced on 5 May 2011 at the Chambers Europe Awards ceremony in Amsterdam. Partner Mr. Igor Svechkar, a leader of firm's Competition practice will represent Asters on the ceremony.
Oleksiy Didkovskiy, Asters managing partner, commented on the nomination: "It is an honor for Asters to be once again named for this reputable European legal award. Ukraine was added to the Chambers Europe research only in 2009 and we are pleased that for the third consecutive year Asters proves its high standing in the Ukrainian legal market."
In addition, the Chambers Europe research 2011 marked high professional achievements of Asters partners individually, featuring them as leaders in their fields in Ukraine as follows: managing partner Oleksiy Didkovskiy in Corporate/M&A, senior partner Armen Khachaturyan in Banking & Finance and Corporate/M&A, partner Iryna Pokanay in Banking & Finance, partner Oleksandr Padalka in Corporate/M&A, and partner Roman Kostenko in Real Estate practices. The Firm is being praised and ranked in practices: Banking & Finance, Corporate/M&A, Dispute Resolution, Intellectual Property, Real Estate and Restructuring/Insolvency.
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