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1 February 2018

New Head of EPAM Criminal Law Practice in St. Petersburg | CEE Legal Matters

Tatyana Nozhkina, Partner at Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners, has become Head of the firm's Criminal Law practice in St. Petersburg. arrow

22 January 2018

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners overturns decision to block BlaBlaCar in Russia | The Lawyer

BlaBlaCar, an international carpooling service, instructed Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners following a court decision to block the company’s Russian website in response to the prosecutor’s office suit. The prosecutor likened BlaBlaCar’s activities to those of taxi operators who distribute fares to drivers without a taxi licence. arrow

23 December 2017

The Russian big business will be able to secretly return capital from abroad | Sergey Kalinin commentary, micetimes.asia

As stated by the President of Russia Vladimir Putin, the state is ready to help domestic businesses on a Pro Bono basis to return capital from abroad by issuing foreign currency bonds. This good for the part of entrepreneurs the news the President announced on December 21 at a meeting in the Kremlin. The issue of the “bonds of external loans denominated in foreign currency” is scheduled for next year. According to the President, the government and the Central Bank has already elaborated this issue, it remained for the technical issues – issue details and conditions. arrow

11 December 2017

Law firms in Russia are intent on diversification and new business streams | commentary by Dimitry Afanasiev, Legal Business

Russia’s economic crisis and political tensions with the West have not dampened spirits in Moscow and St Petersburg, where firms are intent on diversification and new business streams. arrow

24 November 2017

When “One Belt One Road” project disputes arise, who will resolve them? | Evgeny Raschevsky, Practical Law Arbitration Blog

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15 November 2017

Data Protection in the Health & Pharmaceutical Sector in Ukraine | contribution to DataGuidance by Viktoriya Podvorchanska

In 2010, Ukraine ratified the Council of Europe Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data 1981 (“the Data Protection Convention”). Further to such ratification, in 2011 the Law of 1 June 2010 No. 2997-VI on Personal Data Protection (“the Personal Data Protection Law”) was enacted to become the cornerstone of national data protection legislation. arrow

13 November 2017

Sanctions and business lost to overseas jurisdictions is driving legal and technological reform in Russia, a conference in Kazan has heard | The Lawyer

Russia has been through a wave of change in the past few years. Conscious that business is being lost to overseas jurisdictions because of the way local laws work, the government has reformed first the country’s civil code, then the arbitration system. arrow

13 October 2017

Getting the Deal Through: Shipping 2018 | Alexey Karchiomov and Yulia Beliakova, Russian Overview

Senior Associate Alexey Karchiomov and Associate Yulia Beliakova have become the authors of Russian Overview for Getting the Deal Through: Shipping 2018. arrow

5 October 2017

Where are the success stories of business resisting corruption? | Orest Stasyuk , Compliance Periscope

According to the surveys from previous years, majority of around one hundred participating companies reported that they have faced corruption while working in Ukraine (81% in 2016 and 88% in 2015). Here is the slide from ACC’s last report showing the most widespread forms of corruption: It is safe to assume that most of the participants encountered at least one of the above-mentioned types of graft during the recent years. arrow

23 August 2017

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners provide legal advice on sale of shares in National Media Group company | The Lawyer

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. arrow

27 July 2017

Success in Ukraine crop protection products import case | The Lawyer

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Ukraine criminal law team recently defended a 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. arrow

14 July 2017

Egorov advises Knauf on Leningrad investment agreement | The Lawyer

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 RUB3.5bn to renovate production facilities for cardboard facing over the period to 2020, and provision of investor support by the Government of Leningrad Region. arrow

5 July 2017

EPAM Successful for Private Individual in Claim Before Russian Constitutional Court | CEE Legal Matters

The Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation has accepted arguments made by Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Partner Dmitry Stepanov and found Article 302, Paragraph 1 of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation unconstitutional. arrow

29 June 2017

EPAM Supports Knauf in RUB 3.5 billion Investment Agreement with Leningrad Regional Government | CEE Legal Matters

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners has assisted Knauf Petrobord on its June 2, 2017 entrance into an agreement with the Government of Leningrad Region involving Leningrad's funding of at least RUB 3.5 billion to renovate production facilities for cardboard facing before 2020. arrow

19 June 2017

Anti-corruption framework under construction in Ukraine | contribution to IBA Anti-Corruption Committee Update by Sergiy Grebenyuk and Orest Stasiuk

Ukraine has, for the past few decades, suffered from widespread corruption. The country has been consistently listed towards the bottom end of Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index, and those appointed to enforce anti-corruption laws have themselves been among the worst offenders. Cases which have emerged have focused almost exclusively upon low level officials, and convictions have been few and far between. So much so, offenders have hitherto operated with almost complete impunity. arrow

 

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