Asters has been recognized as one of the leading law firms in Ukraine by Ukrainian Law Firms 2016: A Handbook for Foreign Clients (ULF 2016). 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, Restructuring, Capital Markets, Corporate/M&A, Energy & Natural Resources, International Trade, IT, Telecommunications & Media, and Aviation practices are within five top ranked.
Asters' lawyers distinguished by ULF 2016 for individual professional expertise include: Managing Partner Oleksiy Didkovskiy – in Corporate/M&A and Litigation; Senior Partner Armen Khachaturyan – in Banking and Finance (recognized as Authority in this practice), Capital Markets, Energy & Natural Resources, Corporate/M&A, Labour & Employment, Restructuring; partners: Igor Svechkar – in Antitrust/Competition (tops the ranking); Vadym Samoilenko – in Corporate/M&A; Iryna Pokanay – in Banking and Finance; Julia Semeniy – in IP, IT and Telecommunications & Media; Roman Kostenko – in Real Estate, Construction, Land; Alexey Pustovit – in Antitrust/Competition; Oleksandr Voznyuk – in Antitrust/Competition; and counsel Yaroslav Petrov – in Energy and Natural Resources, and International Arbitration. Also newly included into ULF 2016 are Asters' partners Svitlana Chepurna – in Corporate/M&A, Oleksiy Demyanenko – in Aviation, Alexey Khomyakov – in Tax, and senior associate Tetiana Gryn – in International Trade.
The publication emphasizes that Asters is "the Firm that maintains high reputation for its expertise in a wide array of practices", and that "many multinational corporations and major local companies are clients of Asters' attorneys, who regularly handle a variety of complex matters and the largest transactions".