Asters is pleased to announce that Alexey Pustovit has joined the firm as a counsel. Alexey has an outstanding record of advising Ukrainian and international clients on antitrust and competition issues and representation before the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine. Apart from competition law, Alexey also advises on M&A, antidumping and foreign trade issues. Alexey is recognized as one of the leading Ukrainian antitrust practitioners by Who Is Who Legal CIS, ExpertGuides, PLC Which Lawyer? and Ukrainian Law Firms: A Handbook for Foreign Clients and serves as the Deputy Chairman of Competition Committee of the Ukrainian Bar Association. Prior to joining Asters, Alexey was a partner with Konnov & Sozanovsky heading the firm's competition practice.
Partner Igor Svechkar, the Chair of Asters antitrust and competition practice commented: "We are very pleased to welcome Alexey in our team. He is an excellent competition lawyer, in fact the best I knew in Ukraine outside Asters. Alexey will certainly further strengthen Asters competition practice and contribute to our team's long-standing position as the largest and the most experienced in Ukraine."
Asters is the premier law firm in Ukraine for competition and antitrust issues. With 9 lawyers devoting most of their time to antitrust/competition projects, the practice group is one of the biggest in Ukraine. Asters partners Igor Svechkar and Oleksandr Padalka are the leading practitioners in this area and represent Ukrainian and foreign clients in the most complicated and high-profile transactions and antimonopoly investigations. For the last 3 years (2009-2011) Asters has been ranked No. 1 Firm in Ukraine in Antitrust according to the national rankings held by Ukrainian Law Firms research publications and regarded as "enjoying a reputation as an antitrust heavyweight in Ukraine". Asters and its competition lawyers are highly ranked and recognized by Who Is Who Legal, ExpertGuides, PLC Which Lawyer?, International Law Office (ILO), Best Lawyers, Ukrainian Law Firms Handbook, and Yuridicheskaya Praktika.