IFLR1000, annual legal guide focused on finance and corporate law, recommends Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners for all CIS jurisdictions, including Russia, Ukraine and Belarus.
In Russia, Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners is being recommended for 7 out of 9 areas of law: Bankruptcy, Banking, Capital Markets: Debt, Capital Markets: Equity, Energy, M&A, Project Finance.
IFLR1000 highlights 3 lawyers from Moscow and St. Petersburg offices as leading professionals in their practice areas. The member of the Partners' Committee Dimitry Afanasiev is marked out in five categories: Competition, Disputes, M&A, Restructuring and insolvency and Natural resources. Partner from Moscow office and Head of Banking & Finance, Capital Markets Practice Dmitry Glazounov is recommended in two categories – Banking and Capital markets: Debt. Olga Mischenko, Head of Construction and PPP Practice at the Firm’s St. Petersburg office earned a ‘rising star’ recommendation for PPP/PFI, Project development, Project finance и 5 Industry sectors: Construction and materials, Healthcare, Real estate, Social infrastructure, Utilities.
The firm is well known for being “very experienced in representing clients in energy and infrastructure disputes“. The Guide highlights that disputes dominate in Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners’ recent work. IFLR1000 also emphasizes the Firm’s lawyers as “very commercial and responsive to issues – some of which are firsts for the country” and praises the team’s capacities in “project development and disputes in the energy and infrastructure sectors” mentioning “a cross-border PPP (public-private partnership) project and disputes in the energy and transport sectors.” The team successfully defended investor Transstroy in a dispute with Strabag over FIDIC contract relating to developments connected with the Sochi Olympics and represented the government in Stockholm in a $500 million suit brought against by ExxonMobil over claims it overpaid on taxes.
In Ukraine Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners has been once again distinguished among the country’s leading law firms in Banking and Finance, Corporate and M&A by IFLR1000 2017.
According to the Guide, the Firm “has a good financial and corporate practice in Kyiv, recognised for securities work in addition to banking and M&A.”
Partners Oksana Ilchenko and Roman Stepanenko are also acknowledged as market leaders in their respective fields.
Within Banking & Finance category, the Guide notes that Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners’ significant work included advising a foreign lender on restructuring a bilateral facility it had extended to a Ukrainian bank, and helping two other international banks with restructuring pre-export facilities which had been provided to a large Ukrainian industrial group.
The Firm’s Corporate and M&A practice is traditionally ranked among the best in Ukraine. IFLR1000 comments that the team advises clients on the local aspects of larger intentional transactions, mentioning the advice to Apax on its acquisition of Infopulse.
In Belarus, the Guide top ranks Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners in the highest Tier 1. Clients say, “the Firm is able to handle complex mandates in an efficient manner.”
IFLR1000 is the guide to the world's leading financial and corporate law firms and lawyers. Its rankings are based on the recommendations of in-house counsel at the world's most prominent financial institutions and companies, as well as the leading lawyers, attorneys and solicitors in each legal market it covers.