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Asters

Dispute Resolution

8 ranked lawyersBand 1UkraineEurope 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Outstanding department with impressive bench depth. Offers comprehensive disputes expertise spanning litigation, arbitration and white-collar crime. Acts for a range of clients, including large commercial entities, Nasdaq-listed companies, state-owned organisations and public authorities. Assists international firms with complex cross-border litigation and international arbitration. Also noted for its frequent representation of banks in high-value domestic litigation. Strong white-collar crime team active in defending clients from both the corporate and political spheres.

Strengths

Sources praise the team's international outlook, with one client saying: "They know complicated local rules, yet can easily communicate strategy and suggestions to our international team."

Clients appreciate the team's attentive approach: "They assess the question in a lot of detail. They offer a full spectrum of services in regards to the solution of the problem: documents or questions are answered in detail and they offer a full range of support."

Work highlights

Represented PrivatBank in its dispute with Novofarm and Pointex Sale on debt collection under the loan and guarantee agreement valued at UAH4.03 billion.

Notable practitioners

Co-head of Asters' domestic disputes practice, Andriy Pozhidayev advances in the rankings as a result of positive market feedback and increasing visibility. He is particularly recognised for his work in disputes in the banking sector. A source praises his ability to "understand the nuances of the process along with nuances of the wishes of the client and find a strong middle ground."

Dmytro Shemelin is known for his assistance in cross-border litigation and arbitration proceedings, with a particular focus on the banking sector.

Co-head of the domestic litigation team, Gleb Bialyi has a broad range of litigation expertise representing local and international clients in various commercial disputes in court. He handles many cases related to insolvency of financial institutions. "He's goal-oriented with a deep understanding of Ukrainian issues," a client says.

Head of the firm's international disputes practice, Markiyan Kliuchkovskyi is known for his market-leading expertise in representing clients in investment and commercial international arbitration cases across a variety of arbitration venues. He also acts for clients on FIDIC-based disputes. He handles conflicts arising from a broad range of sectors including construction, energy and pharmaceuticals. He attracts praise for his client-oriented approach, with one source describing him as "extremely easy to work with"as well as noting his understanding of the Ukrainian legal market.

Co-managing partner Oleksiy Didkovskiy has a strong reputation in the Ukrainian market. He provides strategic assistance in high-impact international disputes.

Orest Stasiuk enters the rankings on the back of strong feedback. He represents corporate clients as well as high-profile business people on matters related to white-collar crime issues. "He's an extremely hard worker," a client says, while another adds: "He's dedicated and efficient."

Sergiy Grebenyuk is highly regarded for advising high-profile business people as well as large international companies on criminal matters including alleged fraud, money laundering and extortion. He is also known for handling politically sensitive matters. Sources praise his strategic approach, with one saying he "knows how to put together a well-adapted and perfectly suited strategy."Another client describes him as "responsive, analytical and solution-focused."

Co-managing partner Serhii Sviriba is known for his vast amount of experience in international arbitration and litigation.

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Overview

Asters has one of the leading Dispute Resolution practice in Ukraine and provides a full range of litigation, white-collar crime and arbitration services. The Firm offer high quality legal assistance in a broad spectrum of disputes, including corporate and contract disputes, debt recovery, tax and regulatory disputes, antitrust/competition disputes, copyright and intellectual property disputes, criminal proceeding, etc. Asters attorneys have handled a number of landmark cases and successfully acted for clients in all instances of general, commercial and administrative courts. 

Firm's team has extensive experience in arbitration and other forms of alternative dispute resolution. We have handled disputes under the Rules of a wide range of arbitral institutions and assisted our clients in enforcing foreign arbitral awards and judgments in Ukraine.

Asters Dispute Resolution Group has proven highly successful in resolving disputes quickly and efficiently, both by employing various alternative dispute resolution techniques and combining them with traditional forms of litigation. Regardless of complexity or the size of the litigation, we are always focused on delivering practicable and commercially focused solution, whether through negotiating fair, reasonable, and timely settlement or by vigorous legal representation in the courts.

Clients

Avgust Crop Protection

Bentec GmbH Drilling & Oilfield Systems

Credit Agricole CIB

ED & F Man Holdings

EuroChem

Hansa Reinsurance Brokers AG

Oschadbank

PJSC CB "Privatbank"

Silkway Airlines

Syngenta

Industries

Automotive

Aviation

Banking

Chemicals

Chemicals

Energy

Food & beverages

Insurance

IT & Communications

Media

Pharmaceuticals/Healthcare

Real estate & constructions

Retail

Retail & Consumer goods

Dispute Resolution Department

Asters

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Department location

Leonardo Business Center

14th floor

19-21 Bohdana Khmelnytskogo Str.

Kyiv

Kyiv City Municipality

Ukraine

01030

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Ukraine

Dispute Resolution: Domestic


Andriy Pozhidayev
Band 4
Gleb Bialyi
Band 3

Dispute Resolution: International


Dmytro Shemelin
Up and Coming
Markiyan Kliuchkovskyi
Band 1
Oleksiy Didkovskiy
Eminent Practitioners
Serhii Sviriba
Eminent Practitioners