In a third consecutive year Asters is included in Tier 1 ranking in all 12 practices reviewed by The Legal 500: Europe, Middle East and Africa 2021 Guide.
The authoritative international ranking guide highlights Asters' credentials in the following way:
Banking, finance and capital markets. "Asters is a key adviser to both lenders and borrowers." The research highly recommends practice heads Armen Khachaturyan, Iryna Pokanay and Roman Stepanenko. Gabriel Aslanian and Kateryna Oliynyk have been recognized as next generation partners.
Commercial, corporate and M&A. "Asters is increasingly visible in complex cross-border M&A, handling regulatory issues, antitrust clearances and contractual matters." Oleksiy Didkovskiy, Armen Khachaturyan, Vadym Samoilenko, Oleksiy Demyanenko, Oleg Boichuk, Olena Radko, Oles Kvyat and Oleksandr Khomenko are recommended.
Competition. "Asters has one of the best competition law practices on the market. They handle the full range of antitrust work, which includes working closely with the Brussels office on multijurisdictional merger filings." Igor Svechkar "leads the competition team, which is the largest dedicated group in Kyiv". Alexey Pustovit, Oleksandr Voznyuk, Sergiy Glushchenko and Tetiana Vovk are key practitioners.
Dispute resolution. "The firm has the largest dispute resolution practice in Kyiv, and it has a 20-year track record in complex domestic and cross-border disputes". "Markiyan Kliuchkovskyi (who is 'a gem') leads on international arbitration and cross-border litigation, with Gleb Bialyi and Andriy Pozhidayev active in domestic litigation. Among the firm's other standout practitioners are 'outstanding strategic thinker' Oleksiy Didkovskiy and Serhii Sviriba."
Employment. "Asters has one of the largest employment practices in the market. Vadym Samoilenko and the 'practical, creative and reliable' Inesa Letych jointly lead the practice."
Energy. The research distinguishes Armen Khachaturyan, Yaroslav Petrov and Anzhelika Livitska. "They combine experience in real estate, construction, project finance, regulatory matters and corporate transactions."
Intellectual Property. "Practice head Julia Semeniy handles both strategic and contentious matters. Associates Olena Kozhokar and Yuliia Matsiuk also play key roles".
International Trade. "The firm focuses mainly on undertaking defence-side work in trade investigations". Alexey Pustovit and Gleb Bialyi are highly recommended.
Private client. "Asters provides a broad range of legal services to high-net-worth individuals, successful entrepreneurs and their family members. The practice is jointly led by Oleksandr Onufrienko, who has 25 years of experience in private client matters, and Constantin Solyar."
Real estate and construction. "The largest and most versatile team of the market," – a client says. Oleg Boichuk and Roman Kostenko jointly lead the practice. Anzhelika Livitska and Yaroslav Petrov are also recommended.
Tax. "Asters’ team offers market-leading advice". Constantin Solyar is recognized as a leading lawyer in the field of tax law.
White-Collar Crime. "Asters has one of the largest specialist criminal law practices in Kyiv, and has a dedicated anti-corruption group". Practice head Sergiy Grebenyuk is 'an outstanding practitioner with excellent analytical skills and an ability to make the right strategic decisions'. Counsel Orest Stasiuk is also recommended.
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