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 capability is based on one of the largest team of professionals, including 9 partners and more than 60 attorneys.
Asters has developed one of the strongest aviation practices in Ukraine. We have extensive experience serving the aviation industry through legal advice and assistance in various areas of Ukrainian law, including corporate, M&A, dispute resolution, tax, employment and antitrust. Our clients benefit from our expertise in negotiating and concluding contracts, licensing, regulatory issues and representation before Ukrainian state authorities. Our aviation lawyers are members of Ukrainian Bar Association, the Kyiv City Bar Association, the International Bar Association, and have been recognized as leading legal experts at the national and international levels.
We act for clients active in the business segments aircraft engineering, design and production of commercial and military aircraft and aero-structures, aero intelligence and technical support, as well as helicopters, aeronautics, space, defence and security systems and related support materials and services. Our lawyers have advised to manufacturers of aircrafts, aircraft sales, airlines, flight training facilities and operators. In particular, we have worked for or in transactions involving Abu Dhabi Autonomous Systems Investments Co. LLC, Agusta S.p.A., AgustaWestland N.V., Alenia Aeronautica S.p.A., Austrian Airlines, The Boeing Company, Bombardier Inc., CAE Aviation Training B.V., DRS Technologies, Inc., Finmeccanica – SpA, Hamilton Sundstrand, Historic Flight Foundation, Meinl Airports International, Pratt & Whitney, WSK "PZL-Świdnik" S.A., SELEX Sensors and Airborne Systems Inc., Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, JSC Sukhoi Company, THALES Air Systems S.A., United Technologies Corporation, Volvo Aero Engine Services AB, Wizz Air Ukraine Airlines, LLC and others.
The firm combines established world-class quality, international recognition and strong local presence. Asters is recognized as one of the top law firms in Ukraine and has been named among the best 3 law firms in Ukraine for the last 10 years in the Top 50 Annual National Ranking by Legal Practice Weekly. According to the results of 2011 research published by Legal Practice, Asters is No. 1 in the list of Ukraine's 50 best law firms. Also the firm is a highly recommended law firm in Ukraine by major international reviews, including Chambers Global and Chambers Europe, The Legal 500, PLC Which Lawyer? and IFLR 1000. Asters' partners and lawyers are distinguished by the world's best peer review-based surveys, such as Best Lawyers, Expert Guides and Who's Who Legal. The firm is a two time holder of International Law Office Client Choice Award and is the winner of Chambers Europe 2012 Client Service Law Firm of the Year Award for Ukraine.