On 9 December 2016, the Cbonds Awards 2016 ceremony was held at the fourteenth Russian Bond Congress. Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners took third prize in the category Best Law Firm in the Bond Market.
The Firm’s Banking & Finance, Capital Markets practice is one of the best on the market. The team led by Partner and Head of Practice Dmitriy Glazounov has provided legal advice for a whole range of transactions important to the market.
The practice successfully provided comprehensive legal support to Absolut Bank in the securitisation of mortgage assets, advised Bank ZhilFinans as part of their project to securitise a total of RUB 3.5 billion, provided legal support in the securitisation of mortgage assets while representing Bank of Moscow and AK BARS Bank, and advised the Agency for Housing Mortgage Lending on amendments to the Federal Law ‘On Mortgage Securities’.
Several prestigious publications and professional awards, including Chambers, Legal 500, IFLR1000 and Pravo.ru, have attested to this legal team’s high level of expertise.
The Cbonds Awards are the first awards where bond market participants themselves decide the winners. Voting is completely open and the awards have been presented since 2006. Market participants can vote for the best teams in debt capital markets, sales and trading, the best bond market research, and the best primary placement by corporate and sub-federal borrowers. Over the years, Cbonds Awards nominees have included many of the largest investment banking teams on the Russian market, including VTB Capital, Sberbank CIB, Gazprombank, Region Investment Group, Promsvyazbank, Raiffeisenbank and Otkritie Bank.