Asters is a full-service independent national law firm that has maintained a strong presence in Ukraine since 1995. With offices in Kyiv and Washington D. C., the Firm provides efficient transactional legal advice and represents clients on a broad spectrum of matters arising in the course of doing business in Ukraine. Asters' capability is based on the largest in Ukraine team of professionals, including 27 partners and 140 attorneys. The Firm combines established world-class quality, international recognition and strong local presence.
Asters is holder of Ukraine Law Firm of the Year 2018 award by Who's Who Legal; a two time winner of Law Firm of the Year: Ukraine and the CIS (2015, 2014) award by The Lawyer, and named No. 1 law firm in Ukraine according to the 2011-2016 Top 50 Law Firms Annual National Ranking by Legal Practice Weekly and has been included in the best 3 law firms in Ukraine for the last 12 years. Asters is also named Law Firm of the Year and Law Firm of the Decade on the Legal Awards 2018 and 2016 ceremonies accordingly conducted by Legal Practice Weekly.
Asters is a holder of the 2012 Client Service Law Firm of the Year – Ukraine award from Chambers Europe and a two time holder of International Law Office Client Choice Award for Ukraine. The Firm is also highly recommended in Ukraine by major international reviews, including IFLR1000, Chambers Global and Chambers Europe, The Legal 500. Asters' partners and lawyers are distinguished by the world's best peer review-based surveys such as Who's Who Legal, Best Lawyers, and Expert Guides.
Asters offers a full range of legal services and keeps high reputation for its expertise in a wide array of practices, such as banking and finance, capital markets, corporate and M&A, competition and antitrust, dispute resolution, energy and resources, environment, family law, intellectual property, international trade, compliance and anti-corruption, cybersecurity, labour and employment, mediation, public-private partnership, real estate, restructuring and insolvency, sports law, taxation, telecommunications, and white collar crime.
The Firm has extensive industry-specific experience and plays a leading role in advising clients in various market sectors, including agriculture, automotive, aviation, banking and finance, energy, infrastructure and transport, insurance, media and advertising, oil and gas, pharmaceuticals and healthcare, private equity, real estate and construction, retail and consumer goods, telecommunications and IT.
Asters' attorneys regularly handle a variety of complex matters and the largest transactions for multinational corporations and major local companies, including, inter alia, Abbott Laboratories, AbbVie, Boeing, Coca-Cola, ED & F Man, Ferrero S.p.A., General Electric, HiPP Group, L'Oreal, Millennium & Copthorne, Monsanto, Paramount, Philip Morris, Prada S.p.A., Salini Impregilo, Teva, Visa, Wizz Air, and many others.
The Firm represents the world’s leading financial institutions, including World Bank, IFC, EBRD, ABN AMRO, Barclays Capital, Citibank, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein, HSBC, ING Bank, JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, Standard Bank, Swedbank AB, and UBS Investment Bank.
We regularly serve as a local counsel to the leading multinational law firms, including, Allen & Overy, Ashurst, Berwin Leighton Paisner, Cleary Gottlieb, Eversheds, Freshfields, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, Hogan Lovells, Jones Day, Linklaters, Morgan Lewis, Norton Rose Fulbright, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, Skadden Arps, Weil, Gotshal & Manges, White & Case and others.
All Asters' attorneys received their Ukrainian law degrees from the best Ukrainian law schools and have developed problem-solving skills and experience from years of practicing business law. Most attorneys are fluent in English. A number of our lawyers earned LL.M degrees at prominent U.S. and European universities such as Yale Law School, Chicago Law School, Harvard and New York University, and have gained substantial international experience working at the leading international law firms in the US, UK and Ukraine.
Asters is an exclusive Ukrainian member of professional networks such as Lex Mundi, World Services Group, L2B Aviation, Biolegis, Legalink, FraudNet, and Energy Law Group, and is a long-standing member, both at corporate and individual level, of numerous professional associations, chambers of commerce, business associations, and international and local bar associations. Asters is the only Ukrainian law firm, which is the exclusive Warsaw Stock Exchange IPO Partner.