Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners (the Firm) received the European energy, infrastructure and projects deal award at The Lawyer European Awards held in London on March 12, 2015. The Firm won such international acclaim for its support of a number of projects regarding the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics preparations. Moreover, the Firm was also “highly commended for work in Russia”.
Over 40 lawyers from the Firm worked on various projects related to the Olympic Games advising clients on project finance work, litigation and construction issues. The Lawyer notes that the Firm advised on developments ranging from the construction of the Olympic village, a highway to relieve transport pressure, and the Imeretinsky seaport in Sochi.
The lawyers of the Firm particularly involved in the “Olympic projects” are Partners Robin Wittering, Elena Gavrilina, Denis Arkhipov, Arkady Krasnikhin, Sergey Kovalev, Yuri Savvin and Andrey Porfiriev, Counsel Alexander Kuznetsov and Michael Copeland, as well as Senior Associates Roman Malovitsky and Andrey Mashkovtsev, and many others.
“Delivering an Olympic Games is always a challenge, and making sure the Sochi Winter Olympics in 2014 went ahead smoothly involved significant infrastructure development. A leading law firm behind the many projects was Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners”, says The Lawyer.
The Judges said of the firm: “These Lawyers really know their trade, and their contribution to the success of the Olympic Games is hard to underestimate”.
In addition to the international recognition of the Firm’s expertise in infrastructure, The Lawyer also confirmed the Russian market leader status obtained last year, this year the Firm was “highly commended for work in Russia”.