Asters has launched a German Desk, "focused on the all-around legal support of both corporate and individual German-speaking clients from Germany, Austria, and Switzerland doing business or otherwise encountering legal issues in Ukraine."
The new German Desk is led by the Head of Asters' Brussels Office, Marta Barandiy, who speaks German and earned her PhD in Law from the Saarland University. According to the firm, its experience with clients from German-speaking countries includes advising Allianz AG, Austrian Airlines, Bayer, Beiersdorf AG, Deutsche Bank, Metro Cash & Carry Ukraine, Novartis, Raiffeisenbank Ukraine, and VTG AG, among others.
"Asters has a long track record of assisting clients from the German-speaking countries," commented Asters Senior Partner Armen Khachaturyan. "By establishing a German Desk we emphasize our effort to further enhance client care based on our good knowledge and understanding of business and legal culture of the German-speaking jurisdictions and importance of their interaction with Ukraine. The newly established German Desk is composed of the dedicated team of Asters lawyers focused on the specific interests of the clients from this region."
The news of the launch of Asters' German Desk follows closely upon the announcement several weeks ago that the firm had launched a Nordic Desk as well (as reported by CEE Legal Matters on April 1, 2021).