On 17 April 2017 Arbitrazh Court of Moscow district approved a settlement agreement between the Federal Antimonopoly Service and the Google and Yandex corporations, thereby bringing to an end a dispute which had run for more than two years. With the settlement agreement the parties succeeded in finding an acceptable arrangement for managing the consequences of violations of antimonopoly law previously identified by the FAS, and ensuring competition on mobile app market – for mobile search apps in particular.
For the third consecutive year Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Ukraine has been shortlisted for the International Tax Review’s European Tax Awards 2017. Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Ukraine has been nominated in "Ukraine Tax Firm of the Year" category along with six other firms nationwide.
Taras Kyslyy, Counsel, Head of IP/TMT Practice at Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Ukraine, has been named among the world’s leading patent lawyers by the newly released Who’s Who Legal: Patents 2017. The listing honors Mr. Kyslyy as one of as one of four experts recognized nationwide for Patents.
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners successfully defend interests of Cherkizovsky Meat Processing Plant in dispute with Miratorg
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners has acted on behalf of the Cherkizovsky Meat Processing Plant in a dispute with its competitor Miratorg. Cherkizovsky Meat Processing Plant is a well-known manufacturer of processed meat products in Russia and part of the Cherkizovo Group, one of Russia’s largest agribusiness holding companies.
Ambassador James B. Warlick joins Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners’ team in Washington, D.C. starting from January 17, 2017 as a non-lawyer Partner and Senior Policy Advisor. He will be responsible for working with U.S. and international clients, development of strategic client relationships, legislation and public policy.
A team from the Banking & Finance and Capital Markets practice at Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners has successfully completed their work providing legal support for a project called the Mortgage Securities Factory, a new tool used by the Agency for Housing Mortgage Lending (AHML) to refinance mortgages.
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners successfully defends interests of Tele2 in precedent-setting case against Moscow Metro
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners’ Competition Law practice has successfully defended the interests of T2 Mobile (Tele2) – a nation-wide mobile operator in Russia – in a precedent-setting case against the Moscow Metro regarding unfair tariffs for placing telecommunications equipment in the metro.
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners defends interests of EWS before Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Area Commercial Court
A team from Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners’ Litigation practice successfully represented the interests of EWS, an oilfield services company offering unique hydraulic fracturing technology, in a dispute against Ruspetro in the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Area Commercial Court. The dispute arose from a service contract to increase the production rate at oilfields in Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Area.
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners successfully defends interests of Mondi Syktyvkar before Russia’s Federal Antimonopoly Service
A team from Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners’ Competition Law practice successfully represented the interests of Mondi Syktyvkar before the Federal Antimonopoly Service of the Russian Federation. Mondi Syktyvkar is a subsidiary company of international group Mondi Uncoated Fine Paper and Russia’s largest producer of offset paper.
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners’ Competition Law practice has successfully developed an antitrust compliance programme for M.Video, the leading Russian retail chain selling consumer electronics and appliances and one of the largest companies in this market in Europe. The company has become the first consumer electronics retailer to launch an antitrust compliance programme.
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners provides legal advice to Bank Saint Petersburg in mortgage securitisation transaction
On 15 December 2016, a team drawn from the Banking and Finance, Capital Markets practice and the Tax practice at Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners successfully completed their work to provide comprehensive legal support for Bank Saint Petersburg’s first mortgage asset securitisation deal, with a total value of RUB 3.7 billion.
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners and North Crown Foundation help to organise New Year celebration for orphans in Orel
On 13 December 2016, the Ice Arena Sports Centre in Orel hosted a New Year party for children from local orphanages with the support of Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners and the North Crown Foundation for Social, Charity and Cultural Programmes.
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners successfully defends interests of major European wood products company
A team from Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners has successfully defended the interests of EGGER, one of Europe’s largest wood product manufacturing companies. The firm proved that the company’s technological equipment is unique and obtained permission from the Russian Government for the import of equipment on preferential terms.