Evgeny Gurchenko, a Senior Associate in the Litigation Practice at Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners in St. Petersburg, has been recognised as a top lawyer for arbitration proceedings in the Pravo.ru Personal Industry Choice ranking. He was recognised for his professionalism and active contribution within the legal community and the media, a mark of the high degree of confidence that survey participants have in him.
For over 9 years, Evgeny has been focused on representing domestic and international companies in litigations over real estate and construction, corporate governance, bankruptcy and restructuring, as well as banking and finance. Evgeny is engaged in multi-billion proceedings in international commercial arbitration and before foreign courts.
Evgeny advises on restructuring of company assets, namely in case of international sanctions being applied to companies, and represents clients in related disputes. He counselled a Russian credit institution as related to the EC and the US sanctions imposed thereon, and namely advised on restructuring of assets, secure structuring of business processes due to existing restrictions and defended a client in the course of releasing the moneys blocked in a US bank.
He is on the task force to improve the arbitration laws. Evgeny was also involved in amending of the Law “On Insolvency” and the Law “On Insolvency of Credit Institutions as commissioned by the Deposit Insurance Agency, amendments to the Law “On Competition Protection” (as related to the unfair competition section) within the FAS of Russia’s task force, amendments to the Russian Civil Code with regard to trademarks as commissioned by a large FMCG company.
Evgeny also has necessary qualifications and an extensive experience in private client services, including those related to settlement of family and inheritance disputes.
The Personal Industry Choice ranking is part of Pravo.ru’s general Industry Choice ranking and is based on feedback from peers in the legal industry. This year, a new approach was taken to drawing up the ranking. Previously, questions about the best law firms in their fields were included in the general Pravo.ru-300 survey. This was often completed by marketing staff, who regularly left these questions blank. This year, a personal survey was conducted among more than 500 participants, with managing partners, partners and practice heads completing an electronic questionnaire in which they gave their picks for the best lawyers, one in each field.
Evgeny also appears in the Acritas Stars listing of stand-out lawyers in the field of dispute resolution.