30 March 2010
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners on the Chambers Global 2010 top-list of the most recommended law firms in Russia

The 2010 edition of Chambers Global ranks Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners as the most recommended law firm in Russia in Dispute Resolution. The firm’s Corporate and M&A and Energy & Natural Resources practices are ranked among the best in Russia.

Chambers Global ranks the leading lawyers and law firms both locally, by country, and worldwide. The rankings and editorial comment about lawyers are independent and objective. Inclusion in this section of the guide is based solely on the research team's findings. No one can buy their way in.

According to Chambers Global 20010:

Divided between Moscow and St Petersburg, this substantial team is renowned for its prominent practitioners and understanding of the local market. Clients agree that the team compares well with multinationals.

Sources Say: “The firm works to international standards in its dedication, quality and willingness to develop novel ideas to solve complex problems.”

Dimitry Afanasiev is an influential figure on the Moscow legal scene. “He is tough, realistic and honest," comment clients.

Chambers Global 2010, Corporate/M&A

With over 60 litigators and arbitrators shared between Moscow and St Petersburg, this team remains on the cutting edge of Russia’s legislative developments. Although the firm is a solid favourite with major Russian clients, it has also developed an international standing.

The firm has fully earned its success, say clients: “They are very effective at solving problems; they offer the price, quality and ability; they are the best.”

Evgeniy Raschevsky leads on arbitration cases in the foreign courts. Ilya Nikiforov is a universally respected arbitration expert.

Chambers Global 2010, Dispute Resolution

This native Russian firm offers a broad range of energy expertise, matching technical ability with a pragmatic approach. Upstream and pipeline work is covered capably here, but the downstream market is where the practice makes the greatest impact. The firm plays a unique role in Russia’s legislative community.

The key contact is Anton Kostenko.

Chambers Global 2010, Energy & Natural Resources

Key contacts

Ilya Nikiforov

Ilya Nikiforov

St. Petersburg, Moscow

Dimitry Afanasiev

Dimitry Afanasiev

Limassol, London, Moscow