Asters is a full-service independent national law firm that has maintained a strong presence in Ukraine since 1995. With offices in Kyiv, Brussels, London and Washington D. C., the Firm provides efficient transactional legal advice and represents clients on a broad spectrum of matters arising in the course of doing business in Ukraine. Asters’ capability is based on the largest in Ukraine team of professionals, including 28 partners and 140 attorneys. The Firm combines established world-class quality, international recognition and strong local presence.
Asters is holder of Ukraine Law Firm of the Year 2019 award by Who’s Who Legal; a two time winner of Law Firm of the Year: Ukraine and the CIS (2015, 2014) award by The Lawyer, and named No. 1 law firm in Ukraine according to the 2018 Top 50 Law Firms Annual National Ranking by Legal Practice Weekly and has been included in the best 3 law firms in Ukraine for the last 15 years. Asters is also named Law Firm of the Year and Law Firm of the Decade on the Legal Awards 2018 and 2016 ceremonies accordingly conducted by Legal Practice Weekly.
Asters is a holder of the 2012 Client Service Law Firm of the Year – Ukraine award from Chambers Europe and a two time holder of International Law Office Client Choice Award for Ukraine. The Firm is also highly recommended in Ukraine by major international reviews, including IFLR1000, Chambers Global and Chambers Europe, The Legal 500. Asters’ partners and lawyers are distinguished by the world’s best peer review-based surveys such as Who’s Who Legal, Best Lawyers, and Expert Guides.
Asters offers a full range of legal services and keeps high reputation for its expertise in a wide array of practices, such as banking and finance, capital markets, corporate and M&A, competition and antitrust, dispute resolution, energy and resources, environment, family law, intellectual property, international trade, compliance and anti-corruption, cybersecurity, labour and employment, mediation, public-private partnership, real estate, restructuring and insolvency, sports law, taxation, telecommunications, and white collar crime.
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.
Legal 500 EMEA 2019 – Commercial, Corporate and M&A – Tier 1
Legal 500 EMEA 2019 – Intellectual Property – Tier 1
Legal 500 EMEA 2019 – Competition – Tier 1
The Legal 500 2019 – Dispute Resolution – Tier 1
Chambers Europe 2019 – Competition/Antitrust – Band 1
Bohdana Khmel'nyts'koho St 19-21, Kiev, Kyiv city, Oekraïne