Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners

Dispute Resolution Department

Russia
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What the team is known for Large disputes team with an impressive litigation practice and a highly experienced international disputes team. Houses domestic commercial litigation expertise, regularly acting on contractual disputes and debt recovery cases as well as intellectual property, liability and shareholder disputes. Also acts on international arbitration and cross-border litigation for major domestic companies and state bodies. International corporate conflicts and construction-related arbitration are further areas of experience. Additionally maintains a market-leading white-collar crime team, representing corporate defendants as well as business people in financial crime, alleged tax evasion and abuse of power cases.

Notable practitioners

Denis Arkhipov acts on damages, supply contract and liability disputes, often representing industrial and manufacturing corporates, among other instructions. "What I like is that he's ready to discuss all the issues, to go through the details," a source says, adding: "He can make good arguments for how a case might go. He can give us the risk assessment." Sources also note his presentation skills, explaining: "He has a very serious, very considered style."

Dimitry Afanasiev is a towering figure in the market, lending his market insight to high-profile domestic corporates.

Dmitry Dyakin predominantly represents domestic corporates, often from the natural resources and telecoms sectors, in international disputes, including international arbitration. Clients appreciate his experience, highlighting his "very good intuition; he's very good at knowing exactly when to do the right thing." Sources further note his pragmatism, explaining: "He doesn't waste time; he is extraordinarily efficient and focused."

Practice head Evgeny Raschevsky is praised for his litigation strength, with one source describing him as "self-composed and fast in his thinking." He regularly acts for domestic corporates and shareholders on cross-border corporate conflicts and financial disputes. He handles international arbitration as well as cross-border litigation cases.

Managing partner Ilya Nikiforov is lauded for his experience in international arbitration. "He's like the tsar of the arbitration world," a source reports. He also acts as an arbitrator.

Valery Eremenko is singled out as an "extremely good litigator" by impressed sources who highlight his persuasive abilities. "He's very efficient, he can convince," reports one source. He focuses his practice on shareholder conflicts among other commercial disputes, acting for corporate clients from a variety of industries.