Yaroslav Petrov, Asters' counsel and a leading Ukrainian expert in international arbitration, took active part in the preparation of the Eastern European Dispute Resolution Forum (EEDRF) and was invited to the Forum as one of the speakers.
The Eastern European Dispute Resolution Forum is a platform for practitioners specializing in dispute resolution. The first EEDRF was held in Minsk on 23 September 2016 and was supported by leading law firms of Belarus, Ukraine, Russia, the Baltic States, Poland and other countries, as well as the Ukrainian Arbitration Association, the Russian Arbitration Association and the International Law & Arbitration Association (BILA). Asters Law Firm acted as one of the partners of the Forum.
"In the last few years Belarus has become an important place for the settlement of international disputes. Within the EEDRF leading experts had an opportunity to discuss the most relevant issues of arbitration proceedings and practical aspects of dispute consideration in state courts of the CIS and Eastern Europe," - Yaroslav Petrov, Asters' counsel, points out.
"We would like to thank all speakers and participants of the EEDRF who made this event such a great success. We are sure that the Forum participants have obtained a lot of information which will be useful for their work, as well as managed to make personal contacts with each other", - the EEDRF's Organizing Committee comments.
As Young International Arbitration Group Regional Representative (YIAG) for Ukraine Yaroslav Petrov also co-organized the joint YIAG and International Centre for Dispute Resolution Young & International (ICDR Y&I) Seminar on International Arbitration in Minsk on 22 September 2016. The joint YIAG and ICDR Y&I seminar preceded the EEDRF.
Apart of being YIAG Regional Representative for Ukraine, Yaroslav Petrov as part of his social activities is also Secretary General, Board Member of the Ukrainian Arbitration Association, member of the Council of the Ukrainian Bar Association ADR Committee, and national reporter for Kluwer Arbitration and World Arbitration Reporter.
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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.