Asters is delighted to announce that Eric Schultz has joined the Firm's office in Washington D.C. as Senior Policy Advisor. Mr. Schultz will provide government and public relations services to Asters and its clients, focusing especially on the U.S. Government. 

Ambassador Schultz is a former senior American diplomat with decades of experience in the CIS and southern Africa. He has worked extensively with Ukraine, Russia, Turkmenistan, and Georgia, and has experience in emerging markets around the world. Mr. Schultz served as U.S. Ambassador to Zambia (2014-2017); the Deputy U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine (2010-2013); the Minister-Counselor for Economic Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow (2007-2009); Deputy U.S. Ambassador to Zimbabwe (2004-2007). Prior to these leadership assignments he also worked in Georgia, Martinique, France, and Madagascar as well as serving in a number of assignments in Washington, including Deputy Director of the NATO desk and Deputy Director of the Ukraine desk. Eric Schultz graduated from the Macalester College (St. Paul, Minnesota) and holds M.A. degree in International Studies from Denver University. Eric Schultz speaks English, French, Ukrainian, and Russian. 

"Hiring experts with such diverse professional experience and international outreach as Ambassador Schultz, is not only one of the core HR policies of our Firm, but also a key to its success in the globalized world," – points out Serhii Sviriba, Asters' Co-Managing Partner. "The firm has strategic plans to establish strong presence in the most important foreign jurisdictions for the Ukrainian market. We are sure that Eric's joining Asters will enhance our professional expertise and competitive edge." 

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Asters is the largest law firm in Ukraine with offices in Kyiv, Washington D.C. and Brussels. Chambers Europe 2018 recognizes 22 lawyers of Asters – the largest number of the renowned practitioners in a single Ukrainian law firm.