The Best Lawyers International, one of the most respected global peer-review surveys, included 12 Asters' lawyers in the list of outstanding legal practitioners in various practices in Ukraine in its 2017 edition and recognized Asters' Partner Roman Kostenko as The Lawyer of the Year in Land Use and Zoning Law.
The number of Asters' attorneys in the Best Lawyers' ranking grew from 2015-2016 and now includes: Managing Partner Oleksiy Didkovskiy in Corporate Law, Information Technology Law, Investment, Litigation, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Project Finance and Development Practice, and Telecommunications Law; Senior Partner Armen Khachaturyan in Banking and Finance Law, Capital Markets Law, Corporate Law, Investment, Labor and Employment Law, Leveraged Buyouts, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Project Finance and Development Practice, and Structured Finance Law; Partner Vadym Samoilenko in Capital Markets Law, Corporate Governance & Compliance Practice, Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, and Private Equity Law; Partner Igor Svechkar in Competition/Antitrust, Mergers and Acquisitions, and Corporate Law; Partner Iryna Pokanay in Banking and Finance, Project Finance and Development, and Capital Markets Law; Partner Tamara Lukanina in Energy and Natural Resources, Labor and Employment, and Telecommunications Law; Partner Roman Kostenko in Real Estate, Land Use and Zoning, Energy and Natural Resources, Oil and Gas, and Banking and Finance Law; Partner Svitlana Poroschuk in Banking and Finance, and Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Partner Alexey Pustovit in Competition/Antitrust Law; Partner Julia Semeniy in Intellectual Property Law; Partner Oleksandr Voznyuk (newly included) in Competition/Antitrust Law, and Counsel Ievgen Gusiev in Corporate Law.
"The growing number of Asters' lawyers listed in the most authoritative global rankings, such as The Best Lawyers International, reflects the Firm's constant attention to professional excellence and top quality client service, – comments Asters' Senior Partner Armen Khachaturyan, – The most important principle of our work remains dedication to our clients and result-oriented service. We keep growing as a partnership and diversifying our practices responding to business challenges and enhanced competition".
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Asters is a full-service independent national law firm that has maintained a strong presence in Ukraine since 1995. Asters has been acknowledged as the Law Firm of the Decade by Ukraine's Legal Awards 2016. The Firm 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, 2014 and 2015 Top 50 Law Firms Annual National Ranking.