Chambers Europe, an influential annual review of the European legal market, highly ranked Asters in all surveyed practices in the review's 2016 guide recently published in London (UK).
Asters' credentials have been highlighted in the 2016 guide in the following way:
Banking & Finance (Band 1). Asters' "market-leading team" headed by senior partner Armen Khachaturyan, who "has good theoretical knowledge and understanding of the market and trends", enjoys "a long-standing reputation for financing advice". Partner Iryna Pokanay is noted for her extensive experience in advising the EBRD and IFC and in acting on capital markets transactions, and counsel Gabriel Aslanian is recognized in the guide for his work with international development banks.
Competition/Antitrust (Band 1). Asters' competition and antitrust practice is hailed as "top choice for high-profile merger filings, litigation and representation in behavioral investigations". The practice head, partner Igor Svechkar is recognized as "a leader in the competition area", and partnerAlexey Pustovit is described as a "very business-oriented counsel for competition".
Energy & Natural Resources (Band 1). The guide highlights Asters as a "highly esteemed firm" whose lawyers "are very responsive" and "make sure every detail is taken care of properly". Partner Roman Kostenko is described as "a really good lawyer", and counsel Yaroslav Petrov is praised for his "excellent analytical skills and ability to make the right strategic decisions".
In Corporate/M&A Asters has a "strongly established team" providing "practical advice that reflected the realities of the Ukrainian market". Managing partner Oleksiy Didkovskiy "maintains his good reputation in the market", senior partner Armen Khachaturyan is commended as "a highly respected name in the market", and partner Vadym Samoilenko is noted for his "focus on transactional and corporate restructuring advice".
Asters is also recommended in: Capital Markets practice as a "well-established team with extensive experience"; Employment as a "multidisciplinary team drawing on expertise from different departments"; Taxation as the firm that "has the experience and resources to address tax questions of any complexity in a reliable and effective way"; as well as in Dispute Resolution, Real Estate, Intellectual Property, Restructuring/Insolvency practice areas.
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