Aster is Addleshaw Goddard's Senior Partner and a member of our market leading Professional Practices Group. 

As Senior Partner, his key areas of focus are the delivery of Quality, Imagination and Impact for our clients, driving our strategic ambitions in key markets around the world, protecting and strengthening our culture, and leading the firm's governance as chair of our Board.

Aster is recognised as a leading adviser to professional services firms on transactions, advisory matters and partner disputes. The Legal 500 cites Aster as a "leading individual" and has said that he has "great technical expertise", "clearly knows his stuff, is friendly, responsive and solution-oriented". Chambers ranks him in Band 1 for non-contentious partnership work and quoted a client as saying: "He is superb, everything that a trusted adviser should be: commercial, responsive and a pleasure to work with." Aster has been included in The Lawyer's Hot 100.

Aster's transactional work includes mergers, acquisitions, disposals, joint ventures and LLP conversions. His advisory practice encompasses partnership agreements, governance, risk management and structuring issues. He has a particular interest in international structuring, including the establishment and operation of network structures (such as the Swiss Verein). On the contentious side, he assists firms and individuals with partner disputes, including team moves.

As well as professional services firms, Aster works with businesses in the financial services sector, including hedge funds and private equity houses, on the use of LLPs and partnerships.


"A guru on structures for professional firms operating internationally"


"Accessible, responsive and insightful provider of very practical, focused advice"


Professional memberships

Aster is a member of the Committee of the City of London Law Society and is the immediate past-Chair of the IBA's Future of Legal Services Commission. He is also a member of the committee of the Association of Partnership Practitioners.