Who's Who Legal, a reputable annual global-scale legal research, in its Who's Who Legal: CIS 2011 directory, gave high commendations to Asters partners, featuring them as notable lawyers in a number of business law practice areas in the Ukrainian jurisdiction.
Oleksiy Didkovskiy, managing partner and Head of Telecommunications practice of Asters, was named "brilliant" in the Project Finance practice and "first-rate" in the M&A, in particular specializing "in telecommunications, insurance and pharmaceuticals M&A".
Asters senior partner Armen Khachaturyan, who "advises clients such as Morgan Stanley, Dresdner Kleinwort, Wasserstein and UBS Investment Bank" as well as "Citigroup, Standard Bank and BNP Paribas", received high accolades in four practice areas: Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Labor & Employment, and M&A. Chairing Asters Banking, Finance and Securities practice, "commercially minded" Mr. Khachaturyan "has developed a strong practice in these areas as they relate to M&A". Moreover, he "advises clients on regulatory changes and litigation strategies relating to employee problems" and is considered "very active and very good" in this area of consultancy.
In the Competition practice area, Asters partners once again confirmed the firm's leadership, having accumulated an array of listings. The firm's partner and head of Antitrust and Competition practice Igor Svechkar was identified as "one of the best in the country".
Partner Oleksandr Padalka, who leads Asters Business Law practice, was distinguished especially for advising "Nissan Motor Co and its affiliate Ukrainian distributor in connection with protection against unfair competition practices".
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Since 1996, Who's Who Legal has been identifying the foremost legal practitioners in multiple areas of business law in over 100 national jurisdictions and has since then remained one of the most trustworthy international legal publications. Who's Who Legal CIS is one of the publication's series of special reports which provides an in-depth analysis of local legal markets and achievements of the leading firms in a number of key practice areas.