Asters Law Firm acted as the official partner of the II International Legal Forum Ukraine-EU organized and hosted by Yurydychna Praktyka Publishing House. The Forum was held in Kyiv on 24 September 2015 and brought together heads of central governmental agencies, partners of leading law firms, executives and legal counsels of the largest companies in Ukraine, as well as representatives of international and Ukrainian non-governmental organizations and business associations.
Svitlana Chepurna and Oleksiy Demyanenko, Asters' partners, were invited to the Forum as guest speakers. Svitlana Chepurna spoke on the best practices of market surveillance in the EU and the prospects for their implementation in Ukraine within the framework of discussion on Ukraine as a platform for European business. Oleksiy Demyanenko took part in dispute resolution section and made a presentation on foreign litigation.
"It is a great responsibility to discuss vital issues of Ukraine's integration into the EU with the elite of Ukrainian legal community from both public and private sectors, as well as the business. We are hopeful that Ukraine will make best use of the synergies of integration to implement the EU law and the European principles and approaches, with legal experts actively supporting this process," Svitlana Chepurna comments.
"Ukraine has a huge potential and prospects for economic development. Deep and comprehensive integration with EU community will give many benefits to local businesses, including modernization of production lines and facilities, increase of trade volumes and adoption of best commercial and management practices", – Oleksiy Demyanenko explains.
"We are happy that the initiative of our publishing house has found a strong support and we are grateful to Asters for the continuous assistance and participation in the International Legal Forum "Ukraine - EU". The increased attention to the Forum proves that the Ukrainian society demands the implementation of the European standards in Ukraine as soon as possible", - says Rustam Kolesnyk, Editor in Chief of Yurydychna Praktyka publishing house.
The participants of the Forum also discussed the free trade area between Ukraine and the EU; the European future of Ukrainian business in different sectors; business integration, including creation of a favorable legal environment; as well as the settlement of disputes in the context of Ukraine's economic integration into the EU.
Asters is a full-service independent national law firm that has maintained a strong presence in Ukraine since 1995. Asters' expertise and leading position on Ukrainian legal market is recognized by international and national legal community: Asters 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 and 2014 Top 50 Law Firms Annual National Ranking.