Asters and EPAP Ukraine will merge in October 2018 to create Ukraine’s largest law firm. The combined firm will have offices in Kyiv and Washington, D.C. and will be Ukraine's biggest with 26 partners and more than 140 associates. Following the merger, the newly created firm's total headcount will include 250 employees. The firm will be managed by a committee featuring three partners: Oleksiy Didkovskiy, Serhii Sviriba, and Armen Khachaturyan. The new firm’s name will be announced separately in due course. The merger will be completed upon receipt of the necessary regulatory approvals. "Our combination with Asters opens up a new page for further progress and creates a better environment for our clients," commented EPAP managing partner Serhii Sviriba.
"The combination with EPAP Ukraine secures strong synergy for the benefit of our clients. We have common values, corporate culture, and good experience of joint work. Together we create the strongest player in the Ukraine's legal market," added Asters managing partner Oleksiy Didkovskiy.