25 February 2016
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners remains the only CIS-based law firm top ranked by GAR 100

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners has been listed among top-100 international arbitration practices worldwide by the prestigious Global Arbitration Review (GAR 100). For the sixth year running it continues to be the only CIS law firm recognized by the GAR 100.

This year the GAR 100 again recognizes Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners as one of the leading law firms both in Russia and Ukraine. The directory recognises the member of the Partners' Committee Dimitry Afanasiev for his “strong connections with various home-grown corporations and foreign entities.” Managing Partner Ilya Nikiforov, the first arbitrator from Russia selected for a SIAC panel and the Vice Chair of the Russian formed Arbitration Association, is also recommended by the GAR 100.

There’s also Serhii Sviriba, Managing Partner of Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev and Partners in Ukraine, head of Ukraine’s arbitration commission and of Ukraine’s national committee for the ICC International Court of Arbitration, who led the team that translated the ICC rules in Ukrainian. The guide also recommends Ukranian Partner Markiyan Kliuchkovskyi.

Among the Firm’s most significant clients the GAR 100 mentions Russian Railways, Nestlé, A1 Group, Irish Bank Resolution, Neocorp, Hochtief, Pacific Inter-Link, BP, Telenor, TeliaSonera, Sibirskiy Cement, Moldova’s Agroindbank, etc.

Clients and peers praise the team for “combination of exacting attention to detail while at the same time giving great attention to the overall strategy implications of decisions in the arbitral process. They say “It’s is a resourceful firm which is able to handle complex, high-profile international arbitration cases.”

Among the Firm’s most prominent cases the GAR 100 mentions St Petersburg office successful work for European shareholders in Agroindbank, Moldova’s largest bank, successfully challenge an ad hoc award that would have served as a legal basis to write off shares in the bank held by the firm’s clients.

A team led by Partner Evgeny Raschevsky represented a Russian investor in a trio of successful cases relating to the same smelting plant in Tajikistan.

The guide also mentions the Firm’s representing the Russian government in a dispute with ExxonMobil at the SCC Arbitration Institute.

Among Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners’ most prominent cases in Ukraine the GAR 100 mentions successful work representing State of Ukraine in an ICSID claim brought by US construction company, as well as a US$35 million claim by US poultry exporters – the first successful use of ICSID’s summary dismissal procedure.

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners is one of the leaders in the field of international arbitration, successfully representing the interests of major local and international companies. Its International Arbitration & Litigation Practice has been recommended by leading sources, including Chambers, Legal 500, Best Lawyers, Who's Who Legal, Pravo.ru, and many others.

Key contacts

Ilya Nikiforov

Ilya Nikiforov

St. Petersburg, Moscow

Dimitry Afanasiev

Dimitry Afanasiev

Limassol, London, Moscow