Asters is a full-service independent national law firm that has maintained a strong presence in Ukraine since 1995. The Firm provides efficient transactional legal advice and client representation on a broad spectrum of matters that arise in the course of doing business in Ukraine.

Asters combines established world-class quality, international recognition and strong local presence. The Firm’ 120-strong staff offers to clients a mix of deep local awareness and substantial international experience. Asters’ lawyers received law degrees from the best European, Ukrainian and US law schools, including Yale, Harvard, Chicago, and California University.

Life Sciences Team

Asters established history and diverse team allows us to provide quality advice in a broad range of practice areas, including biotechnology and life sciences.

Asters team advises pharmaceutical/biotechnology and medical device manufacturers and suppliers on a large variety of Ukrainian law matters, including M&A, regulatory, tax & customs, distribution, product labeling & liability, clinical trial material issues, IP protection, and antitrust. The firm successfully represents clients before the Ministry of Health of Ukraine, the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine, the State Pharmaceuticals Quality Control Inspectorate, tax, customs, and consumer protection authorities.

GlaxoSmithKline, Sopharma, Teva, Actavis plc, Aventis Inc., Bayer, Aspen, Kodak Health Group, Novartis AG, Fapomed SA, L’Oreal Ukraine, S.C. Johnson & Son, Biologische Heilmittel Heel GmbH, as well as many other multinational corporations and major local companies are the clients for which Asters’ attorneys regularly handle a variety of complex matters and the largest transactions.

Asters offers a full range of legal services and maintains a high reputation for its expertise in a wide array of practices, including:

  • banking and finance
  • capital markets
  • corporate and M&A
  • competition and antitrust
  • dispute resolution
  • intellectual property
  • international trade
  • labor and employment
  • real estate
  • restructuring and insolvency
  • taxation
  • white collar crime

Listings & recommendations

  • Legal 500 EMEA 2016 – Commercial, Corporate and M&A – Tier 1
    Asters has leading lights in Oleksiy Didkovskiy, ‘one of the country’s brightest lawyers’;

  • Legal 500 EMEA 2016 – Intellectual Property – Tier 2
    The team at Asters is ‘brilliant – attentive, creative and good value’, and Julia Semeniy is ‘a delight to work with’.

  • Legal 500 EMEA 2016 – Commercial, Corporate and M&A – Tier 1
    Armen Khachaturyan, who has ‘profound understanding of clients’ needs’; and Vadym Samoilenko. Tamara Lukanina ‘pays attention to every detail’.

  • Chambers Europe 2015 – Corporate/M&A – Band 2
    Advises on corporate restructuring and joint ventures and provides day-to-day support in commercial matters. "We engage Asters for complex matters."

  • Chambers Europe 2015 – Competition/Antitrust – Band 1
    Exceptional team with notable experience in merger clearance and competition litigation. Active in the pharmaceutical, healthcare, IT, telecoms and energy sectors.

Bohdana Khmel'nyts'koho St 19-21, Kiev, Kyiv city, Oekraïne

tel: +380 44 230 6000
fax: +380 44 230 6001
Biolegis contact:
Oleksiy Didkovskiy

Our specialist Oleksiy Didkovskiy is happy to meet you.

Our specialist Julia Semeniy is happy to meet you.

Our specialist Vadym Samoilenko is happy to meet you.

Our specialist Svitlana Poroschuk is happy to meet you.