Asters is a full-service independent national law firm in which sixteen partners lead a 120-strong staff including 70 lawyers, making us one of the largest in Ukraine. Combining world-class standards of legal practice, established local expertise, and over 20 years of experience on the country’s legal market, Asters has unparalleled capabilities for meeting the requirements of clients in all fields.
Asters has been acknowledged as the Law Firm of the Decade by Ukraine's Legal Awards 2016. The Firm is a two-time winner of the Law Firm of the Year: Ukraine and the CIS award (The Lawyer European Awards 2014 and 2015), Law Firm of the Year (Ukraine) award (Who's Who Legal Awards 2014), Law Firm of the Year award (Ukrainian Legal Awards 2014) and is also named No.1 law firm in Ukraine according to the 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 Top 50 Law Firms Annual National Ranking.
The firm handles some of Ukraine’s largest and most complicated M&A transactions in many sectors, such as banking, insurance, telecommunications, oil and gas, power, steel, chemicals, shipbuilding, media, hi-tech andhealthcare.
We offer our clients full scope of M&A-related services, including:
Asters represented shareholders of Aval Bank in the USD 1.028 billion sale of business to Raiffeisen International Bank-Holding AG.
Asters represented Coca-Cola European Union Group in connection with acquisition of CJSC BAN (Zaporizhzhya non-alcoholic beverages plant).
Asters represented The Boeing Company, the world’s largest aircraft manufacturer, on various aspects of Ukrainian law in connection with acquisition of C-MAP, a leading provider of maritime cartography, which has significant operations in Ukraine.
Asters represented Telenor in connection with its USD 24 billion transaction with AlfaGroup of Russia involving merger of assets between the Russian mobile telecom operator VimpelCom and the leading Ukrainian telecom operator Kyivstar.
Asters represented Swedbank AB in the USD 735 million acquisition of controlling equity stake in TAS Kommerzbank and TAS-Investbank, subsequently renamed into JSC Swedbank and JSC Swedbank Invest, establishing of the first Ukrainian banking holding group Swedbank Finance, and merger of its Ukrainian subsidiaries JSC Swedbank and JSC Swedbank Invest.
Asters advised Volia, a leading Ukrainian nation-wide cable TV and high speed Internet provider, on the purchase of Odeko group of companies, leading player on the Ukrainian pay-TV market, from PPF Group,one of the largest investment and finance groups in Central and Eastern Europe.
Asters represented ED & F Man Holdings, a major global supplier of food, feeds and biofuels, in connection with the acquisition of sugar production facilities in Ukraine.