The Board of Directors of Lex Mundi, the world’s leading network of independent law firms, voted unanimously to approve Asters as its exclusive member firm for Ukraine.
Lex Mundi’s prior member firm for Ukraine, EPAP Ukraine, merged with Asters on October 1, 2018. The combined firm, which will carry the name Asters, is Ukraine’s largest, with 27 partners and more than 140 associates. The combination substantially enhances firmwide capabilities in all practice areas. The combined firm has offices in Kyiv, Washington, D.C. and Brussels.
Serhii Sviriba, Co-Managing Partner of Asters, stated, “The greater depth and breadth of the combined firm will enhance our ability to serve our clients and the clients of Lex Mundi member firms and to contribute to their success. We look forward to continuing to work with Lex Mundi’s outstanding member firms around the world.”
Carl Anduri, President of Lex Mundi, commented, "We are pleased to welcome the legacy Asters lawyers to our network and to move forward with the increased capabilities they bring. With this combination, Lex Mundi strengthens its presence in Europe and underscores its commitment to provide its member firms and their clients access to the most experienced and most highly regarded counsel around the world".
Lex Mundi is the world’s leading network of independent law firms with in-depth experience in 100+ countries. Lex Mundi member firms offer clients preferred access to more than 21,000 lawyers worldwide – a global resource of unmatched breadth and depth. Each member firm is selected on the basis of its leadership in – and continued commitment to – its local market. The Lex Mundi principle is one independent firm for each jurisdiction. Firms must maintain their level of excellence to retain membership within Lex Mundi.
Through close collaboration, information-sharing, training and inter-firm initiatives, the Lex Mundi network is an assurance of connected, on-the ground expertise in every market in which a client needs to operate. Working together, Lex Mundi members are able to handle seamlessly their clients’ most challenging cross-border transactions and disputes.
Member law firms are located throughout Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean and North America. Through Lex Mundi’s nonprofit affiliate, the Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation, members also provide pro bono legal assistance to social entrepreneurs around the globe.
Asters is the largest law firm in Ukraine with offices in Kyiv, Washington D.C. and Brussels. Chambers Europe 2018 recognizes 22 lawyers of Asters – the largest number of the renowned practitioners in a single Ukrainian law firm.