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The New Season of EBA-Asters Legal School Has Started

On 6 October, 2015 the first module of the sixth season of EBA-Asters Legal School took place in the office of Asters Law Firm in Kyiv. EBA-Asters Legal School is a unique free of charge platform for Ukrainian legal practitioners to share their experience and best practices in legal support and protection of business. The new season introduces the expansion of the Legal School speakers' panel by in-house lawyers of the largest local and international companies - Natalia Lysa (Legal Director of Danone Dairy Ukraine) and Iryna Mudra (Head of Restructuring Unit of Workout at Oschadbank), as well as the prominent professional in PR and GR spheres - Elena Derevyanko (Managing Partner of PR Service Agency). The speakers of the School will deliver lectures to the EBA members, in particular legal specialists, in-house lawyers and managers wishing to improve their legal awareness or further enhance their legal knowledge.

EBA-Asters Legal School has been organized by Asters and EBA. The legal course will last 2.5 months and will include 6 modules delivered twice a month providing students with an opportunity to learn how to protect their business operations and how to control banking bad debts; gain professional skills and qualifications in competition law and anti-corruption compliance; discover intellectual property aspects of international trade and enhance experience in Government Relations.

At the opening lecture of the new season of EBA-Asters Legal School, Managing Partner of PR Service Agency Elena Derevyanko pointed out: "It is my pleasure to be invited again as a speaker to EBA-Asters Legal School. Based on the huge number of attendees of the School's lectures in previous seasons it is obvious that there is a great demand for high-level educational projects in the Ukrainian legal community".

"I am truly happy that in the new season we succeeded to involve as speakers of the Legal School not only experienced Asters' partners and associates, but also prominent experts from the leading companies in Ukraine. I am sure that with such a strong team EBA-Asters Legal School will help its students to extend horizons of their practical expertise and get new insight into solving legal problems", - Yaroslav Kutovyi, European Business Association Education Team Leader, comments.

The EBA-Asters Legal School program is an educational product aimed at forming fundamentally new legal skills both for lawyers practicing in the field of legal support and legal protection of business, as well as for any managers with the appropriate education. The structure and content of the program is primarily aimed at advancing knowledge of the professionals with integrated legal skills practicing law in their particular fields.

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European Business Association (EBA) - the premier organization for foreign business in Ukraine - brings together over 900 European, Ukrainian and international companies. EBA was established in 1999 as a forum for discussion and resolution of problems facing the private sector in Ukraine. This initiative of business people was supported by the European Commission. Being a non-profit Association of legal entities, the EBA sees its core mission as representing the interests of European and domestic investors in Ukraine, and improving the investment climate has been the EBA’s major concern since the moment it was founded.

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.

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