Asters has been recognized as a top-tier law firm in recently released The Legal 500: Europe, Middle East and Africa 2016 Guide in three key categories – Banking, Finance and Capital Markets; Commercial, Corporate and M&A; and Dispute Resolution.
The international ranking guide highlights Asters' credentials in these practices in the following way:
Banking, finance and capital markets. The ‘responsive and business-oriented’ Armen Khachaturyan and the ‘knowledgeable’ Iryna Pokanay lead the team at Asters, which provides ‘excellent service with sound and well-researched advice’. Pokanay and Gabriel Aslanian, who ‘finds practical solutions to tricky issues’, advised the EBRD on a $25m loan to Comfort Market Luks.
Commercial, Corporate and M&A. Asters has leading lights in Oleksiy Didkovskiy, ‘one of the country’s brightest lawyers’; Armen Khachaturyan, who has ‘profound understanding of clients’ needs’; and Vadym Samoilenko. Tamara Lukanina ‘pays attention to every detail’.
Dispute resolution. Oleksiy Didkovskiy’s team at Asters is noted for its ‘innovative approach’, and excels in regulatory disputes and commercial litigation.
Asters is also recommended in Energy, Intellectual Property, Real Estate and Construction and Tax.
Four Asters' partners are listed as The Legal 500: EMEA 2016 Guide's Leading Lawyers for Ukraine: Oleksiy Didkovskiy (Commercial, Corporate and M&A; Dispute resolution) Armen Khachaturyan (Banking, finance and capital markets; Energy), Iryna Pokanay (Banking, finance and capital markets), and Roman Kostenko (Real estate and construction).
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