Asters has been recognized as one of the leading law firms in Ukraine by Ukrainian Law Firms 2017: A Handbook for Foreign Clients (ULF 2017). Published in English, ULF is a comprehensive annual research of the Ukrainian legal services market.
Consistently with its last year ranking Asters has reaffirmed its leading position in Antitrust/Competition practice area. The Firm's Agribusiness, Banking & Finance, Energy & Natural Resources, Labour & Employment, Retail, Telecommunications & Media, and Aviation practices are within five top ranked.
Asters' lawyers distinguished by ULF 2017 for individual professional expertise include:
Managing Partner Oleksiy Didkovskiy – in Corporate/M&A, Litigation and Telecommunications & Media;
Senior Partner Armen Khachaturyan – in Banking and Finance/Restructuring (recognized as Authority), Energy & Natural Resources, Corporate/M&A, Labour & Employment;
partners: Igor Svechkar – in Antitrust/Competition (tops the ranking);
Vadym Samoilenko – in Corporate/M&A;
Iryna Pokanay – in Banking & Finance and Restructuring;
Julia Semeniy – in IP and Information Technologies;
Roman Kostenko – in Real Estate, Construction, Land;
Alexey Pustovit – in Antitrust/Competition;
Oleksandr Voznyuk – in Antitrust/Competition;
Oleksiy Demyanenko – in Aviation,
Alexey Khomyakov – in Tax; and
counsels Yaroslav Petrov – in Energy and Natural Resources, and International Arbitration;
Dmytro Shemelin – in International Arbitration.
Also newly included into ULF 2017 are Asters' partners Svitlana Chepurna – in Pharmaceuticals/ Medicine & Healthcare, Tamara Lukanina – in Energy & Natural Resources, and counsel Gabriel Aslanian – in Banking & Finance.
"Since its first publication back in 2003 Ukrainian Law Firms: A Handbook for Foreign Clients has earned the reputation of a unique and trustworthy research and analysis of the best law firms and legal practitioners in Ukraine, - Armen Khachaturyan, Senior Partner at Asters, comments, - We are honored that Asters keeps its top positions in a wide array of practices in the 2017 edition. As we know ULF proved to be useful for English speaking decision makers in their selection of legal counsel in Ukraine".