Asters Partner Markiyan Kliuchkovskyi has been appointed as one of 12 members of Arbitration Council of the Georgian International Arbitration Centre, a leading dispute resolution institution in the Caucasus – Black Sea – Caspian Region.

In September 2020, the GIAC Board unanimously adopted the renewed composition of GIAC Council consisting of renowned practitioners representing the world's leading law firms in International Arbitration.  The functions of Arbitration Council are to ensure the efficient conduct of the arbitration proceedings and the compliance of these proceedings with the GIAC Arbitration Rules. The Arbitration Council makes decisions on the appointment of members of an arbitral tribunal or its chairperson, issues related to the challenges of arbitrators, etc.

Earlier, Asters Partners Markiyan Kliuchkovskyi and Yaroslav Petrov, as well as Counsel Dmytro Shemelin were approved as recommended arbitrators of the GIAC.

"The appointment of Markiyan Kliuchkovskyi as a member of the GIAC Arbitration Council highlights the recognition of our Firm as one of the leaders in the international arbitration practice in Eastern Europe. The participation of Asters experts in arbitrator's listings of such institutions as VIAC, GIAC, Kazakhstan International Arbitration, Lithuanian Arbitration Court gives our lawyers a valuable experience for completing the most challenging tasks of our clients," – Serhii Sviriba, Asters' Co-Managing Partner comments.



Asters is the largest law firm in Ukraine with offices in Kyiv, Washington D.C., Brussels and London. Chambers Europe 2020 recognizes 21 lawyers of Asters – the largest number of the renowned practitioners in a single Ukrainian law firm.