ETERNA LAW is pleased to announce that Andrii Trostin joined our team as a Partner and a Head of Government Relations Practice effective as of 1st May

Andrey Astapov, Managing Partner, commented: 
«Government Relations practice helps to build comprehensive GR solutions aimed at achieving both strategic and tactical goals of our clients. A systematic approach to GR creates transparent dialogue with state and local authorities, enables participation in drafting of new legislation and secures favorable environment for business development. We are looking forward to working with Andrii in his new role as his deep engagement in the firm’s business will strengthen our positions».

Mr. Trostin’s experience includes creation of comprehensive GR strategies in regulated markets, participation in the development and implementation of legislation, setting up effective measures to protect the business interests of companies in dialogue with government agencies. In addition, Andrii was involved in the implementation of systems combating IP rights infringements and illicit trade, as well as transformation of business processes and sales management in highly regulated markets. 

Prior to joining ETERNA LAW, Mr. Trostin had a long-lasting cross-functional career with Philip Morris in Ukraine, the Caucasus and Moldova – corporate leader of one of the most regulated markets. In particular, he held the position of Manager at the Department of External Affairs, implemented  fiscal and regulatory projects and was responsible for combating illegal trade and IP rights infringement in Ukraine, Armenia, Georgia and Moldova. In addition, Andrii managed finance, sales and reduced-risk products acquisition channels departments.

Oleh Malskyy, Partner, commented: 
«In his new role as the Head of Government Relations Practice, Andrii will focus on development of effective comprehensive GR strategies; establishment of a transparent dialogue with state bodies; analysis, development and maintenance of legislation; provision of media coverage in business interests of clients».

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