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Asters

Dispute Resolution

7 ranked lawyersBand 1UkraineEurope 2022 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Asters offers an outstanding department with impressive bench depth. The law firm houses comprehensive disputes expertise spanning litigation, arbitration and white-collar crime. The legal practice acts for a range of clients, including large commercial entities, Nasdaq-listed companies, state-owned companies and public authorities. Asters assists international firms with complex cross-border litigation and international arbitration. The law firm is also noted for its frequent representation of banks in high-value domestic litigation. The legal practice's excellent white-collar crime team is active in defending clients from both the corporate and political spheres.

Strengths

One source comments: "Asters are very results-oriented in terms of the client. They put the interests of the clients above their own."

Another interviewee praises the law firm's pragmatic approach, stating: "Asters are constructive, sophisticated, well connected and provide very commercial advice on Ukrainian law."

Work highlights

Continues to act as local counsel for the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine in a USD3 billion Eurobond dispute with Russia before the English courts.

Notable practitioners

Co-head of the firm's domestic disputes practice Andriy Pozhidayev is visible in the market for his work relating to disputes within the banking sector.

Dmytro Shemelin is experienced in assisting with cross-border litigation and arbitration proceedings across a range of sectors including banking. Interviewees praise his "good approach and practical mind."

Co-head of the firm's domestic litigation team Gleb Bialyi handles a range of cases relating to insolvency of financial institutions. He has an extensive amount of expertise representing local and international clients in various commercial disputes in court. "Gleb Bialyi has a good sense for sound strategy," one client reports.

Top-ranked Markiyan Kliuchkovskyi is known for his experience representing clients in investment and commercial international arbitration across a range of jurisdictions. He handles conflicts arising in a broad range of sectors including construction, energy and pharmaceuticals. Markiyan Kliuchkovskyi also acts for clients on FIDIC disputes. He is described as a "very positive and knowledgeable person," with interviewees noting their "great experience working with him."

Co-managing partner Oleksiy Didkovskiy has a well-established reputation in the Ukrainian market. He provides strategic assistance with high-impact international disputes. Sources say: "He's truly amazing in how he operates the business. He's a really effective lawyer."

Orest Stasiuk represents corporate clients as well as high-profile business people on matters related to white-collar crime issues. "He knows every detail of the case and he is really focused," one interviewee reports.

Head of the firm's white-collar crime practice, Sergiy Grebenyuk climbs to the top tier on the back of excellent market feedback. He is a market-leading practitioner, advising high-profile business people as well as large international companies on criminal matters including alleged fraud, money laundering and extortion. He is also adept at handling politically sensitive matters. "Sergiy Grebenyuk is an outstanding practitioner with a vast amount of experience. He has excellent analytical skills and an ability to make the right strategic decisions," reports one client.

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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

Atlanta Building

Avgust Crop Protection

Bentec GmbH Drilling & Oilfield Systems

Credit Agricole CIB

ED & F Man Holdings

Hansa Reinsurance Brokers AG

PJSC CB "Privatbank"

Silkway Airlines

State Savings Bank of Ukraine

Syngenta

Tidewater Inc.

Industries

Automotive

Aviation

Banking

Chemicals

Chemicals

Energy

Food & beverages

Insurance

IT & Communications

Media

Pharmaceuticals/Healthcare

Real estate & constructions

Retail

Retail & Consumer goods

Dispute Resolution

Asters

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Location

Leonardo Business Center

14th floor

19-21 Bohdana Khmelnytskogo Str.

Kyiv

Kyiv City Municipality

Ukraine

01030

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Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Ukraine

Dispute Resolution: Domestic


Andriy Pozhidayev
Band 4
Gleb Bialyi
Band 3

Dispute Resolution: International


Dmytro Shemelin
Band 4
Markiyan Kliuchkovskyi
Band 1
Oleksiy Didkovskiy
Eminent Practitioners

Dispute Resolution: White-Collar Crime


Orest Stasiuk
Up and Coming

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