24 November 2017
On November 24, 2017, the Federal Antimonopoly Service of the Russian Federation (FAS) approved the petition to establish a joint venture by Yandex N.V., and Uber International S.V.. Egorov, Puginsky, Afanasiev and Partners acted as the main legal adviser when seeking approval of the transaction from the FAS.
20 November 2017
On 16 November, the Delovaya Rossiya (Business Russia) Monitoring and Oversight Committee, held its first session since the renewal of its operations. Among those attending was Andrey Porfiriev, Partner at Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners.
27 October 2017
The Supreme Court allowed a cassation appeal filed by the Firm’s lawyers and set aside an illegal Starooskolsky Court judgment dismissing a suit for division of shares in a major construction company in the Central District constituting marital property.
24 October 2017
On 20 October, a business discussion entitled ‘The Liability of Businesses and Controlling Parties in Times of Financial Crisis’ was hosted in Moscow by Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners. Partners Valery Eremenko, Victoria Burkovskaya and Evgeny Raschevsky, Counsels Vera Rikhterman, Sergey Kalinin and Alina Kudryavtseva, Senior Associate Julia Bobrova and specially invited experts discussed key trends, problems and solutions for business leaders.
12 October 2017
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners’ Litigation Practice team defended TOTAL in a multi-billion-dollar precedent dispute with the Volgograd and Saratov regions’ administrations (Russia), considered by ad hoc arbitrators in accordance with the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules.
6 October 2017
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners’ partner Anna Numerova, who is chairing the General Council of the Antitrust Experts Association, is now on the FAS of Russia’s Competition Council (public advisory council).
18 September 2017
On September 15, 2017, Dimitry Afanasiev, member of the Partners Committee of Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners, and Stanislav Puginsky, Head of the Firm’s Public Policy and Legislation Practice, met with Tatarstan President Rustam Minnikhanov. The meeting marked the end of the business programme at Kazan Legal International Forum which was held on September 14-16, 2017 and sponsored by the Government of the Republic of Tatarstan and Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners.
15 September 2017
Today marked the conclusion of the business programme of the Kazan Legal International Forum, which was sponsored by the Government of the Republic of Tatarstan and Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners. The Forum brought together around 700 participants from 26 countries to share the latest developments in legislation and trends in law enforcement.
1 September 2017
Elena Avakyan, Counsel at Egorov, Puginsky, Afanasiev & Partners and Executive Director of Non-Profit Partnership For Advancement of Corporate Law joined the ranks of Russian experts of ICC Global Commission on Intellectual Property. Elena will become a member of the Task Force on Reduction of Formalities in IP Registration Procedures.
17 August 2017
A team of associates from the Corporate and M&A Practice at Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners provided legal advice on a transaction involving the sale of shares in one of the companies belonging to National Media Group. The Firm’s associates structured the transaction, drafted all of the transactional documentation, worked with the depositary, and advised the Client throughout the entire process.
2 August 2017
Partner, Head of International Trade and Customs Practice at Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Ukraine Gleb Bialyi joined the Public Council at the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade as a representative of the Ukrainian Bar Association. The new board of 35 members was approved on 26 July 2017
26 July 2017
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Ukraine criminal law team defended the global producer and distributor of crop protection products in criminal proceedings initiated by the enforcement and customs authorities with respect to import of its products to Ukraine.
23 June 2017
On 2 June, on the sidelines of the 21st St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, a cooperation agreement was signed between the Government of Leningrad Region and joint stock company Knauf Petrobord, a member of the Knauf Group. The agreement includes an investment by Knauf of at least RUB 3.5 billion to renovate production facilities for cardboard facing over the period to 2020, and provision of investor support by the Government of Leningrad Region.
22 June 2017
The Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation today announced its ruling on a challenge to the constitutionality of article 302, paragraph 1 of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation lodged by Alexander Dubovets, in which it accepted the plaintiff’s argument. Representing Mr Dubovets was Dmitry Stepanov, Partner at Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners.