Asters' counsel Yaroslav Petrov has been designated as Regional Representative for Ukraine in the Young International Arbitration Group (YIAG), a global association for practitioners, students and younger members of the arbitration community supported by the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), one of the world’s leading international institutions for commercial dispute resolution.
"We are very much looking forward to working with these talented new regional representatives. We are also very grateful to all the other YIAG members who took the time to submit impressive applications for these positions", – comment YIAG co-chairs, including King & Spalding partner Ruth Byrne, Allen & Overy counsel James Freeman, Queen Mary University professor Rémy Gerbay and managing associate at Hannes Snellman Anna-Maria Tamminen.
The role of a YIAG regional representative involves, inter alia, encouraging the YIAG membership in its region, reporting to members of the YIAG on significant developments in arbitration in the region, and organizing local events of the YIAG.
Yaroslav Petrov as part of his social activities is 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 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.