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Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners

International & Cross-Border Capabilities

2 ranked lawyersBand 4RussiaGlobal 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

An excellent homegrown outfit that has developed a strong track record for its involvement in international mandates. As a member of Lex Mundi, Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners routinely works in conjunction with international and foreign law firms to meet the multi-jurisdictional demands of clients. The firm is held in particularly high regard for its representation of prominent Russian companies and state entities. From Moscow, English law advice can be provided, and lawyers can call on the support of offices strategically situated in London, Washington DC, Kyiv, Minsk and Limassol.

Internationally, the firm is a strong performer in disputes governed by English law, and practitioners are highly adept at providing counsel to Russian clients on matters involving the English courts. Cross-border M&A deals are also handled effectively by the team.

Strengths

Sources comment on the firm's excellent command of the Russian legal system for foreign clients. One says: "Russia is not an easy market and things can be complicated. They have been our partners for this work and they are a great team. They helped navigate us through the complex Russian legal system to make sure we were doing the right thing in the right way. They know what they are doing and we trust them."

Another client says: "I would describe the service as top level. The firm understood our issues, and analysed and explained applicable Russian tax law, which allowed us to make appropriate business decisions based on the advice. The firm’s knowledge of Russian tax law made it stand out, as did their responsiveness and attention to us as a client."

Notable practitioners

Evgeny Raschevsky regularly represents domestic and international clients in corporate litigation, including shareholder disputes. He also handles international arbitration mandates and cross-border litigation. Additionally, he acts as an arbitrator. "His strength lies in his calm and balanced personality," a source says, adding: "He is calm but at the same time he is a very good lawyer."

Ilya Nikiforov remains a well-established figure in the Russian market. He oversees the practice, lending his significant experience in international arbitration mandates. Market commentators highlight his strong presentation skills. He also acts as an arbitrator.

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Russia

International & Cross-Border Disputes


Evgeny Raschevsky
Band 2
Ilya Nikiforov
Eminent Practitioners