MEDIA COVERAGE
12 April 2012

Oksana Ilchenko, M&A partner at the Ukraine offices of Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners, comments to Ukrainian newspaper KyivPost

Oksana Ilchenko, M&A partner at the Ukraine offices of Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners, comments to Ukrainian newspaper KyivPost about organic M&A growth in future with Cyprus, Russians as biggest buyers

5 March 2012

Ilona Zekely comments to Austrian newspaper Wirtschaftsblatt on investment climate in Russia

Ilona Zekely is regular contributor to Wirtschaftsblatt's column, focused on economy of Eastern Europe.

22 February 2012

Pavel Sadovsky comments on trademarks registering for RIA Novosti

A company in the Urals has sued for the rights to the Playboy trademark, saying that the current owner, Playboy Enterprises, is not using it to produce condoms and lubricants like it ought to.

27 January 2012

Platts agency publishes Denis Arkhipov commentary on TNK-BP shareholders conflict

Former BP-nominated director of Anglo-Russian TNK-BP Holdings, Richard Scott Sloan, and BP Exploration Operating Company (BP EOC) are going to seek a total of approximately $1 million in damages from a TNK-BP Holding minority shareholder, according to Denis Arkhipov, senior associate at the Russian legal firm that represents BP's interests in the case.

5 December 2011

Ilona Zekely comments to Austrian newspaper Wirtschaftsblatt on novelties in the Ukrainian financial services laws and regulations

Ilona Zekely is regular contributor to Wirtschaftsblatt's column, focused on economy of Eastern Europe.

11 November 2011

Ilona Zekely and Oleg Boichuk published at Wirtschaftsblatt a commentary "Ukraine simplifies basic corporate procedures"

EPA&P lawyers contributed to Wirtschaftsblatt's column, focused on economy of Eastern Europe.

27 October 2011

Kyiv Post publishes commentary by Ilona Zekely on Austria-Ukraine trade and investment partnership

Modern-day relations are characterized by Austria’s role as a major trade and investment partner – especially in banking. The financial presence includes Raiffeisen Bank Aval, Erste and Bank Austria.

29 September 2011

TV channel Russia Today cites Pavel Sadovsky on a draft law that would give state agencies greater access to people's personal bank account details

Parliament members are debating a draft law that would give state agencies greater access to people's personal bank account details.

1 September 2011

The Moscow Times publishes commentary by Viktoria Burkovskaya on fake diplomas

Filipp's high school grades were so bad that eventually he stopped going. After a few months he decided to make a fresh start in college. Re-enrolling in high school would take too long, he figured. Buying a high school diploma seemed like a good solution.

15 July 2011

The European Lawyer publishes commentary by Mikhail Kazantsev

Russian business lawyers are cautiously optimistic, but concerns over corruption and the reliability of the country's commercial courts still beset legal practice in a country striving to take its place on the global stage.

5 July 2011

The American Lawyer publishes commentary by Roman Malovitskiy in its Special Report “Focus Europe Summer 2011”

Providing a snapshot of the business market in Russia, some of the leading lawyers in Moscow share their insights on trends and developments in the banking and finance, IPO, M&A and energy sectors over recent months.

9 June 2011

Russia Profile publishes commentary by Dmitry Stepanov

The Kremlin Is Taking Steps to Guard Minority Shareholder Interests Against Abuses and Mismanagement.

30 May 2011

TopLegal International provides Dmitry Stepanov's commentary on law reform in Russia

While Russian law firms have taken off on the back of big transactions over the last ten years, Russian law has been notably less successful. A presidentially-mandated decree will try to bolster the domestic legal frameworks with the help of some of Russia’s leading commercial firms including Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners.

18 February 2011

The Moscow Times publishes commentary by Viktoria Burkovskaya on the proposed criminal punishment for legal entities

Russia may introduce criminal punishment for legal entities, Investigative Committee head Alexander Bastrykin said Thursday, claiming that it is needed to lure foreign investors — though experts believe it will work the other way around.

17 February 2011

ITAR-TASS publishes commentary by Viktoria Burkovskaya on Dmitry Medvedev’s intention to tighten punishment for bribes

 Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, who declared war on corruption as a major priority, intends to tighten punishment for bribes. To this end he submitted amendments to the Criminal Code and the Code of Administrative Offences to the State Duma on Wednesday with the intention to multiply fines and prison terms for commercial bribery and for receiving and giving bribes.