Asters Law Firm and its Counsel Yaroslav Petrov have been approved as members of the roster of experts of the Energy Community.
The roaster's objective is to provide assistance to the Secretariat of the Energy Community in its activities, including in the framework of grant contracts concluded between the Energy Community Secretariat and the European Commission and other donors (such as EU4Energy Programme). For instance, experts from the roster will be used for implementation the Component 3 of the EU4Energy Programme, which seeks to generate an improved energy legislative and regulatory framework and implement policy recommendations as well as promote investments in key energy infrastructure strategic projects in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine.
Asters' Counsel Yaroslav Petrov comments: "Joining the roaster will give us more opportunities to contribute to improvement of the Ukrainian energy legislative and regulatory framework, which is crucial for bringing new investments to the Ukrainian energy sector."
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The Energy Community is an international organization dealing with energy policy. The Treaty establishing the Energy Community brings together the European Union, on one hand, and countries from the South East Europe and Black Sea region. Ukraine is a member of the European Energy Community.
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, 2015 and 2016 Top 50 Law Firms Annual National Ranking.