17 June 2011
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners lawyers stay on top in Russian Best Lawyers 2011® listing

On June 16 Vedomosti published a rating of top lawyers in the country, based on Best Lawyers® surveys - one of the most authoritative publications specializing in lawyer assessment.

The rating featured a total of thirteen partners and lawyers of the Firm, three of whom received recognition as best experts in their respective practices in the Russian market. The presence of the Firm’s experts in this prestigious rating acknowledges the excellent professional reputation it has successfully built up and maintained among clients and legal community representatives.

Best Lawyers® recommended Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners in a total of seventeen legal areas and practices.
Grigory Chernyshov was recognized as the best Antitrust Practice lawyer in Moscow. Viktor Dumler topped the rating of Litigation law (St. Petersburg) and Ilya Nikiforov was named the best in Corporate Law (St. Petersburg).

The member of the Partners' Committee Dimitry Afanasiev, partner Grigory Chernyshov and senior lawyer Alexey Rodionov were distinguished by Best Lawyers® among leaders in the Antitrust Practice.

Dimitry Afanasiev, Ilya Nikiforov (Managing Partner of St. Petersburg office), partners Grigory Chernyshov, Dmitry Stepanov, Ivan Smirnov and senior lawyer of St. Petersburg office Viktor Dumler were placed on the list of leading litigation experts.

Dimitry Afanasiev, Dmitry Stepanov and Ilya Nikiforov were listed among the eminent Corporate lawyers.

Dimitry Afanasiev and Ilya Nikiforov were placed on the list of leading lawyers in the area of investments. Ilya Nikiforov was recommended in 7 categories, also including aviation, IT, international arbitration, arbitration and mediation. In the arbitration and mediation area Best Lawyers also recognized Evgeny Raschevsky and Dmitry Stepanov.

Ivan Smirnov received a high rating in the Tax Practice category.

Dimitry Afanasiev, Dmitry Stepanov, and senior lawyers Irina Skidan and Vsevolod Baibak were placed on the list of leading M&A lawyers. Skidan was also recommended as an expert in banking and finance, capital markets and private equity.

Partner Mikhail Kazantsev received a recommendation for his work in energy and natural resources sector.
Elena Legashova (senior lawyer at the Firm’s St. Petersburg office) was distinguished among experts advising corporate clients in the area of trade.

Sergey Stremblev (senior lawyer at St. Petersburg office) was commended as one of the leading experts in land use/zoning and real estate.

Key contacts

Ivan Smirnov

Ivan Smirnov

St. Petersburg

Ilya Nikiforov

Ilya Nikiforov

St. Petersburg, Moscow

Dimitry Afanasiev

Dimitry Afanasiev

Limassol, London, Moscow