Asters has been recognized as one of the leading law firms in Ukraine by Ukrainian Law Firms 2018: A Handbook for Foreign Clients (ULF 2018). Published in English, ULF is a comprehensive annual research of the Ukrainian legal services market.

Consistently with its last year ranking Asters has reaffirmed its leading position in Antitrust/Competition practice area. The Firm's Agribusiness, Banking & Finance, Energy & Natural Resources, Intellectual Property, Labour & Employment, and Retail practices are within five top ranked.

Asters' lawyers distinguished by ULF 2018 for individual professional expertise include:

Managing Partner Oleksiy Didkovskiy – in Corporate/M&A, and Litigation;

Senior Partner Armen Khachaturyan – in Banking & Finance, Capital Markets/Debt Restructuring (recognized as Authority), Energy & Natural Resources, and Corporate/M&A;


Igor Svechkar – in Antitrust/Competition (tops the ranking);

Vadym Samoilenko – in Corporate/M&A;

Iryna Pokanay – in Banking & Finance and Debt Restructuring;

Julia Semeniy – in IP and Information Technologies;

Roman Kostenko – in Real Estate, Construction, Land;

Alexey Pustovit – in Antitrust/Competition;

Oleksandr Voznyuk – in Antitrust/Competition;

Tamara Lukanina – in Energy & Natural Resources,

Alexey Khomyakov – in Agriculture, and Tax: Consultancy;

Yaroslav Petrov – in Energy and Natural Resources, and International Arbitration;

Yuriy Kotliarov – in Telecommunications/Media;

Counsel Gabriel Aslanian – in Banking & Finance.

Also newly included into ULF 2018 is Asters' Senior Associate Inesa Letych in Labour & Employment.

"Since its first publication in 2003 Ukrainian Law Firms: A Handbook for Foreign Clients has been consistently referred to as a reputable local research of the Ukrainian legal services market and a useful guidebook for foreign clients providing them with valuable insights and high-quality market intelligence, - comments Asters' Managing Partner Oleksiy Didkovskiy, - It is an honor for Asters to keep its top positions in a wide array of practices in the 2018 edition."

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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 extensive industry-specific experience and plays a leading role in advising clients in various market sectors. The Firm has consistently remained at the top of the Ukrainian legal market throughout its history. Asters is a winner of Ukraine Law Firm of the Year 2018 award by Who’s Who Legal and a two-time winner of the Law Firm of the Year: Ukraine and the CIS award (The Lawyer European Awards 2014 and 2015). It is also acknowledged as the Law Firm of the Decade by Ukraine's Legal Awards 2016. Asters holds top positions in the most authoritative international and Ukrainian market reviews: The Legal 500, Chambers Global and Chambers Europe, IFLR 1000, Who's Who Legal, Best Lawyers, Expert Guides, and Top 50 Law Firms Annual National Ranking.