28 January 2010
Egorov, Puginsky, Afanasiev & Partners named as one of most recommended Law Firms in Russia and CIS by Who's Who Legal

Who's Who Legal has identified the foremost legal practitioners in multiple areas of business law in its research CIS 2010. Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners has been nominated in 5 practice areas.

Nominees have been selected based upon comprehensive, independent survey work with both general counsel and private practice lawyers functioning in Russia and the CIS. Only specialists who have met independent international research criteria have been listed.

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners has fairly been nominated in 5 practice areas proving the expertise of its competent partners and practicing lawyers.

The managing partner of St Petersburg Law Office Ilya Nikiforov is “rightfully included in the list” within the Arbitration in the CIS listing. Ilya Nikiforov has special experience in international business transactions, commercial arbitration, construction and development projects, intellectual property law, etc.

The firm has two listings within the Commercial Litigation in the CIS research while being known for advising clients such as BP, Eurocement Group and the government of the Russian Federation. In Moscow, Grigory Chernyshov is considered “a top-notch domestic litigator” and Ilya Nikiforov is “one of the best in St Petersburg”.

The “eminent” Grigory Chernyshov appears from Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners in the Competition in the CIS listing. The firm is considered “one of Russia’s leading practices” in this field.

Ilya Nikiforov was further included in the Intellectual Property in the CIS listing as one of 34 outstanding intellectual property lawyers.

Two lawyers of the firm were distinguished in the Mergers and Acquisitions in the CIS research. Managing partner Ilya Nikiforov is seen as “top-notch” possessing the diploma “for successes in commercial law” by the council of the Russian federal bar association. Dimitry Afanasiev, the member of the Partners' Committee, was awarded the order of “fidelity to a lawyer’s duty” by the same association. 


Serving as a reference source for companies seeking to corroborate the reputations of expert lawyers recommended by another party, Who’s Who Legal also aims to create a network among the lawyers listed, who might not be familiar with other fields and countries in interdisciplinary and international transactions.

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Key contacts

Ilya Nikiforov

Ilya Nikiforov

St. Petersburg, Moscow

Dimitry Afanasiev

Dimitry Afanasiev

Limassol, London, Moscow