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Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners

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Chairman: Dimitry Afanasiev
Managing Partners: Ilya Nikiforov (firmwide), Dimitry Afanasiev (Moscow), Ivan Smirnov (St. Petersburg), Dennis Turovets (Minsk), Oxana Ilchenko (Kyiv), Allen Thomas (London), James B. Warlick (Washington, DC)
Number of partners: 28 Number of lawyers: 250+
Languages: Belarusian, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Ukrainian

Firm Overview:
Founded in 1993, Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners is the leading full-service law firm in the CIS with offices in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus and associated offices in the UK, the USA and Cyprus. European Law Firm of the Year (2014, The Lawyer), one of the continental Europe’s 25 largest law firms, according to The Lawyer. Over the past 10 years, the firm has been consistently ranked first among both independent and international firms in Russia in terms of both revenue and number of lawyers (Pravo. ru-300).

Main Areas of Practice:

Administrative Law:
Stanislav Puginsky, Dimitry Afanasiev, Andrey Porfiriev, Dmitry Stepanov, Elena Gavrilina

Banking & Finance:
Dmitriy Glazounov, Arkady Krasnikhin

Valery Eremenko, Dmitry Dyakin, Denis Arkhipov

Capital Markets:
Dmitriy Glazounov

Victoria Burkovskaya, Evgeny Raschevsky, Andrey Porfiriev, Dmitry Dyakin

Competition Law:
Natalia Korosteleva, Anna Numerova, Dimitry Afanasiev, Taras Rabko

Denis Arkhipov

Anna Ivanova

Energy & Natural Resources:
Arkady Krasnikhin, Dimitry Afanasiev, Taras Rabko

Family Law:
Denis Arkhipov, Ivan Smirnov

Intellectual Property/Technology, Media, Telecommunications:
Pavel Sadovsky, Ilya Nikiforov

International Arbitration & Litigation:
Evgeny Raschevsky, Ilya Nikiforov, Dmitry Dyakin, Robin Wittering

International Trade & Customs:
Ivan Smirnov, Vladimir Talanov, Alexey Karchiomov

Valery Eremenko

Dimitry Afanasiev, Denis Arkhipov, Dmitry Dyakin, Valery Eremenko, Andrey Vorobyev, Ivan Smirnov

M&A& Corporate:
Arkady Krasnikhin, Dimitry Afanasiev, Dmitry Stepanov, Robin Wittering, Ilona Zekely

Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare:
Valery Eremenko, Dmitry Dyakin, Evgeny Raschevsky

Private Client Services:
Denis Arkhipov, Sergey Kalinin, Evgeniya Fedoreeva

Project Finance & Public Private Partnerships:
Elena Gavrilina, Olga Mischenko

Real Estate & Construction:
Elena Gavrilina, Ivan Smirnov, Olga Mischenko

Shipping & Transport Law:
Alexey Karchiomov

Sergey Kalinin, Ekaterina Roletr

White Collar Crime:
Victoria Burkovskaya, Tatyana Nozhkina

Key Clients:
Bayer, BlaBlaCar, Bank Saint Petersburg, Danone, Formula One Management, Gruma Group, KNAUF, Novartis, Russian Direct Investment Fund, Rosatom, Total, Yandex, etc.

Key Projects:
■Successfully obtaining the FAS Russia merger clearance for the joint venture of Yandex N.V. and Uber International S.V.
■Representing BlaBlaCar, an international carpooling service, and overturning the court decision to block its services in Russia
■Ongoing support of Formula One Management in trademark disputes in Russia
■Representing a Russian client in disputes in India before both commercial and arbitration courts over a collapsed international JV
■Representing the Russian Federation in the UNCITRAL arbitration case filed by ExxonMobil
■Representing UC RUSAL in the London High Court in challenging the sale of Norilsk Nickel 3.99% stake of shares to Vladimir Potanin’s Whiteleave Holdings by Roman Abramovich’s Crispian Investments
■Advising FAM AB on the Russian part of the USD 580 million acquisition of the subdivision of Sandvik Process Systems
■Advising Gruma Group on corporate restructuring and other legal issues
■Advising Bank Saint Petersburg on its dispute with Vitaly Arkhangelsky and Oslo Marine Group before the High Court in London
■Advising Bestway Global Holdings in relation to the Russian and Ukrainian law matters of its USD 149 million IPO on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
■Representing Novartis in a precedent-setting patent case
■Representing Bayer in patent disputes
■Advising on the largest insurance M&A deal on the market in years – the acquisition of the VTB Insurance business by SOGAZ insurance company, leading to the merger of two top-5 insurance businesses in Russia in terms of total insurance premiums
■Representing a former minister in the most publicised Russian case over alleged corruption
■Representing Allianz in a series of civil and criminal court actions that have led to the termination of a major fraud scheme


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