Astapov Lawyers International Law Group
Astapov Lawyers International Law Group is the most dynamic full service Law Firm on the Ukrainian legal market.We started in the year 2002 and today we are consistently named among the leaders of the market for quality and reliability of service as well as for the depth of expertise by major International Legal Directories.Three core values drive our effectiveness: quality, ethics and innovation! Quality is the cornerstone of our philosophy present in everything we do, in every advice to the Clients, in every document we sign or draft. Ethics is what makes us strong and solid in the face of a changing World. Innovation makes us the first in what we do. The three make us the best!We are proud of providing top level legal expertise to the leaders of business community both International Companies operating in Ukraine and CIS Countries and Ukrainian/Russian businesses. We are constantly ranked among the Top Ten law Firms of Ukraine by almost all the Legal Publications of Ukraine and Internationally.Our areas of expertise include corporate and commercial law, arbitration and litigation, banking and finance, taxation, foreign investments, antimonopoly law, mergers and acquisitions, oil and gas, real estate, shipping law.We are servicing Clients in all economic sectors and contributing to the activity of the business and industrial associations both in Ukraine and worldwide. We are very active within international investment and banking community. We are one of the leaders in arbitration and litigation in trade and investment matters.In developing our practice we strongly rely on a team of carefully selected and well motivated professionals. We believe that the only thing a Law Firm should invest in is its own team.The profile of our lawyer is as follows: experienced and dedicated professional, aged under 35, educated in Ukraine/Russia and England/USA, bilingual or multilingual, specialized in several areas of law.Our philosophy is building a corporate counsel type relationship with our Clients, relationship based on trust, confidence and professionalism. Our Clients can always be sure that their projects are dealt with according to the highest standards of quality and legal ethics. Our philosophyOur professional philosophy and approach to the practice of law is very simple: promptness, effectiveness, ethics, quality, innovation. These five characteristics of our international practice make us unique among competitors and valued by our Clients.Promptness We are a fast- paced results oriented firm. We do not like the process as such, we like the result. We thus concentrate on bringing to our Clients the most workable and cost effective solutions in the shortest time possible. Timing is critical: Bis dat qui cito dat.Effectiveness We are an effective firm. We see effectiveness as taking only the right steps that would lead only to the right results that benefit our Clients most. Effectiveness is also a cost effectiveness. By being effective we save our Clients" costs.Ethics We are the firm that takes ethics seriously. Our ethics is a firm basis of long term relationships of trust and confidence with our Clients. We value these relationships most; we value our ethics most.We are selective in accepting new matters. We accept new cases only if we believe in the ultimate justice of representation. We believe that gives us an advantage. But when we take the case our clients can be rest assured that it is dealt with according to the highest standards of legal ethics. We are the first Law Firm in the CIS that has a Code of Ethical Conduct of its own - AstapovLawyers Code of Ethical Conduct.Quality We are a quality driven company. We strive to perfection for the benefit of our Clients. To us, "quality" means exceeding our Clients" expectations as regards both what we achieve for them and how we achieve that.Innovation We are the innovative firm. We are ready to meet challenges and prepared to bring our clients untraditional energetic solutions to their business matters.Practice areas:- RESPONDING TO FINANCIAL CRISIS- International Arbitration- International Financing- Corporate and M&A- Public Private Partnerships- Competition Law- Investments- Energy and Resources- Real Estate- Commercial Law/Debt Management- Taxation- Litigation and Dispute Resolution- Telecommunications- Family Law/Inheritance- Maritime and Transportation Law- Environmental Protection- Agriculture and Commodities- White Collar Crime

practice areas

Administrative LawAdmiralty and Maritime LawArbitrationBanking LawCommercial LawConstitutional LawCorporate LawFamily LawFinanceGovernmentGovernment RelationsImmigrationInformation TechnologyIntellectual PropertyIntellectual Property LicensingInvestmentsLabor and EmploymentLitigationMediationMergers and Acquisitions and DivestituresPension and Profit Sharing PlansSports LawTaxationTransportationUnfair CompetitionWhite Collar Crime

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