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 represents clients on a broad spectrum of matters arising in the course of doing business in Ukraine.
Asters is a premier law firm in Ukraine for competition and antitrust matters. The firm's attorneys have profound knowledge and vast experience in the entire spectrum of antitrust issues that includes merger cases, cartels, dominance, unfair competition, state aid, public procurement review, etc, as well as competition litigation.
With 20 lawyers, Asters competition practice group is one of the biggest in Ukraine and represents Ukrainian and foreign clients in the most complicated and high-profile transactions and investigations.
Asters team handled 123 out of 230 most significant merger cases in Ukraine in 2008–2017 according to "Legal Practice" Annual Research and secured the largest number of Phase II merger clearances (often unconditional) in the most complicated merger cases in Ukraine.
Asters lawyers closely interact and cooperate with the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine and are very active in the legal and academic community – in particular, Oleksandr Voznyuk is a chairman of the Competition Committee of the Ukrainian Bar Association and a Co-Chair of Competition Commission of ICC Ukraine, while Igor Svechkar is a member of the Competition Committee of the Ukrainian Bar Association and the Public Council of the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine.