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Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners

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Key Partners: Dimitry Afanasiev (firmwide), Ilya Nikiforov (St. Petersburg), Ivan Smirnov (St. Petersburg), Dennis Turovets (Minsk), Oksana Ilchenko (Kyiv), Allen Thomas (London), James B. Warlick (Washington, DC)
Number of partners: 33
Number of lawyers: 250+
Languages: Russian, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Ukrainian, Belarusian

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. The Law Firm of the Year “Russia, Ukraine and CIS” (The Lawyer, 2018) and Law Firm of the Year – Disputes (Chambers Russia Awards, 2019), one of continental Europe’s 25 largest law firms, according to The Lawyer. The only law firm in Russia ranked across all practices areas by The Legal 500 (2019) and (2019). Over the last decade, the firm has been consistently ranked first among independent and international firms in Russia in terms of revenue and number of lawyers both (

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, Vera Rikhterman

Capital Markets:
Dmitriy Glazounov

Victoria Burkovskaya, Evgeny Raschevsky, Andrey Porfiriev, Dmitry Dyakin, Anna Numerova, Natalia Korosteleva, Ivan Smirnov, Stanislav Puginsky

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

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, Vera Rikhterman

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

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, Konstantin Tretyakov

Key Clients:
Bayer Healthcare, BlaBlaCar, Bank Saint Petersburg, Formula One Management, Gruma Group, KNAUF, Orion Corporation, Novartis, Rosatom, Total, 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, in several landmark cases such as: overturning the court decision to block its services in Russia and obtaining the FAS Russia merger clearance for purchasing of Busfor
■ 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 Bank Saint Petersburg on its dispute with Vitaly Arkhangelsky and Oslo Marine Group before the High Court in London
■ Advising Bestway Global Holdings on Russian and Ukrainian law in relation to its USD 149 million IPO on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
■ Representing major pharmaceutical companies, including Novartis and Bayer Healthcare, in litigation with a Russian company that registered generic drugs and tried to bring them to the Russian market before the expiration of the client’s patents, as well as in disputes over compulsory license issuance for original drugs
■ Advising on the largest insurance M&A deal on the market in years – the acquisition of VTB Insurance by SOGAZ
■ Representing Allianz in a series of civil and criminal court actions that have led to the termination of a major fraud scheme
■ Representing the founders of air carrier Transaero in one of biggest bankruptcy cases in modern Russian history



MOSCOW: 21 1-st Tverskaya Yamskaya, 125047
Tel: +7 495 935 8010
Email: [email protected]

ST. PETERSBURG: 24 Nevsky Pr., 191186
Tel: +7 812 322 9681
Email: [email protected]


17/52A B. Khmelnitskogo Street
Tel: +380 44 498 8282
Email: [email protected]


MINSK: 11 Z. Biaduli Street, 220034
Tel: +375 17 268 8282
Email: [email protected]


Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners LLP 3 Gough Square, EC4A 3DE
Tel:+44 20 7822 7060
Email: [email protected]


WASHINGTON DC: EPAM America LLC, 2200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, 20037
Tel: +1 202 507 5762
Email: [email protected]


LIMASSOL: 115 Griva Digeni Avenue, Office 108, CY-3101
Tel: +357 25 025568
Email: [email protected]


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