Asters is the first Ukrainian law firm to launch а Nordic Desk
30 March 2021
As part of its strategic expansion, Asters is announcing the launch of its Nordic Desk. The desk unites Asters lawyers offering legal advice in Scandinavian languages, adapted to Nordic business culture, and with an understanding of the Nordic jurisdictions’ legal systems.
Asters’ Nordic Desk is led by Damien Magrou, who is Norwegian and received his qualification from the University of Bergen. Damienfocuses on cross-border M&A, international contracts and transactions. He also advises on matters of EU law as applicable in a Ukrainian context, as well as assisting Nordic private individuals with legal matters in Ukraine. He has experience and sector-specific focus within energy, gambling, and IT.
Asters’ experience with Nordic clients includes advising Yara International ASA, Swedbank, Better Energy A/S, Danish Crown A/S, Lantmannen Axa, Miber AB, Nordic Power Partners, the Danish Climate Investment Fund, Norsk Solar, SEK, and others.
“Asters has been advising Nordic companies on entering the Ukrainian market since mid-90s. We are members of the Norwegian Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and have a well-established network with leading Nordic law firms,” – comments Asters Senior Partner Armen Khachaturyan. “We see Nordic businesses having an increasing importance in the Ukrainian market. To address this, we have structured a highly motivated team within Asters. The newly established Nordic Desk will serve as a primary point of contact for the firm’s Scandinavian clients and will provide a convenient client-specific interface for a mutually beneficial cooperation.“
Asters is the largest law firm in Ukraine with offices in Kyiv, Washington D.C., Brussels and London. Chambers Europe 2021 recognizes 23 lawyers of Asters – the largest number of the renowned practitioners in a single Ukrainian law firm.