Two law firms – Asters and EPAP – are to merge Oct. 1, creating what they say will be Ukraine’s largest law firm.
Two law firms – Asters and EPAP – are to merge Oct. 1, creating what they say will be Ukraine’s largest law firm. “Together we will create the strongest player in the Ukrainian legal market,” Asters partner Oleksiy Didkovski says in a joint statement with EPAP, or Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners. The combined firm’s total headcount will be 250, including 26 partners and more than 140 associates. Almost 100 are from EPAP. The rest are from Asters. The firm will be managed by a committee of three partners: Didkovskiy and Armen Khachaturyan, co-owners of Asters, and Serhii Sviriba, EPAP Ukraine’s Managing Partner. The Washington office will be run by Andrew Mac, currently head of EPAP’s Washington office.