Sergiy Burnus has rejoined Asters as the Head of its London office, replacing outgoing office head Olga Khoroshylova, who has left the firm.
According to Asters, "Sergiy Burnus combines legal and advocacy skills with strategic expertise developed over years of work on an extensive variety of legal advisory, regulatory policy, and business development projects in the UK and Ukraine in banking and finance, capital markets, M&A, dispute resolution, immigration and international trade areas. He has a great deal of experience in acting for financial institutions, international corporations, high net worth individuals, entrepreneurs and innovative start-ups in connection with multi-jurisdictional projects."
Burnus graduated from the National Law Academy of Ukraine in Kharkiv and holds a Master of Laws degree in EU Law from the University of Reading in the UK. He was previously an associate at Asters from 2005-2010.
Khoroshylova led the London office since its inception two years ago (as reported by CEE Legal Matters on March 1, 2019).
"On behalf of Asters' Management Committee I would like to thank Olga Khoroshylova for her dedication and valuable contribution to the firm’s success as Sergiy’s predecessor in this position and wish good luck in her future endeavors," commented Asters Senior Partner Armen Khachaturyan. "We have already worked with Sergiy as a proactive and bright lawyer with extensive experience in various industry sectors in Ukraine and the UK, and it is our pleasure to welcome him back to the professional family. The London office is of a strategic importance as it allows a closer access to our international clients and the City-based law firms."