Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners announces its key promotions. Effective January 1, 2020, Sergey Kalinin, Vera Rikhterman and Andrey Mashkovtsev shall be promoted to Partners.
Sergey Kalinin, PhD in Law, LL.M., Tax Partner at the Firm, is a renowned expert advising corporate clients on various matters of Russian and international taxation, specifically as related to the tax structuring of deals and investments, as well as taxation of financial instruments and derivatives. Sergey’s track record exceeds 300 won tax disputes. Chambers Europe, The Legal 500 and The Best Lawyers™ recommend Sergey among the best tax law experts. Sergey has vast experience in advising private clients on deoffshorization and capital amnesty. Chambers High Net Worth 2019 has named Sergey among the best private wealth management lawyers in Russia. In 2019, The Legal 500 has ranked Sergey individually among notable “new generation lawyers”.
Vera Rikhterman, PhD in Law, Litigation Partner at the Firm, has vast experience in representing Russian and foreign companies in comprehensive litigations in Russian courts at all levels, including the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation. Vera specializes in corporate disputes, disputes arising out of contractual relations, disputes arising out of corporate or individual bankruptcies and bringing management bodies to liability, as well as intellectual property disputes. She has been successfully representing clients in comprehensive multi-jurisdictional litigations, including disputes involving foreign parties. She has ensured legal support for litigations in over 30 Russian regions and outside of Russia –including a number of landmark cases. Vera started her career at the Firm in 2006. Since 2017, she has been recommended by The Legal 500 for dispute resolution, and in 2019, she has been named among the outstanding “new generation lawyers”. She has also been named among the leading lawyers in her field by The Best Lawyers™.
Andrey Mashkovtsev, M&A and Corporate Law Partner at the Firm, specializes in counselling on M&A, establishing of joint ventures, corporate restructuring and private equity advice, corporate governance and corporate conflicts. He is an expert in asset deals, merger control, foreign investment control and commercial contracts. Andrey’s portfolio exceeds 100 corporate deals. Those include counselling on the deal between UC Rusal, Interros and Millhouse Capital, which puts an end to a long-standing conflict among the shareholders in Norilsk Nickel PJSC (in 2014, the team was awarded The Lawyer – European Corporate Team of the Year), advising on the Olympic Games in Sochi in 2014 (awarded by The Lawyer European Awards as the European Energy and Infrastructure Deal of the Year), the merger between Danone and Unimilk (noted by IFLR as the Deal of the Year in 2011). In 2019, The Legal 500 ranked Andrey among the outstanding “new generation lawyers” in his area.