20 December 2017
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.
4 December 2017
On 01 December 2017, following a decision by the Council of the Federation Committee on Constitutional Legislation and State Building, Dmitry Lipin, Associate at Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners’ Public Policy and Legislation Practice, was appointed a member of the Expert Advisory Board on Civil Law, Civil Procedural Law, Commercial Procedural Law and Enforcement Proceedings.
1 December 2017
On 01 December 2017, the Institute of Modern Arbitration presented Young IMA - its new initiative launched in the form of a forum, bringing together students and young practitioners in the field of dispute resolution.
28 November 2017
A team from the Firm’s Litigation Practice has successfully defended the interests of the North-West Directorate for Construction, Reconstruction and Renovation of the Russian Ministry of Culture in a litigation seeking to recover RUR 60 million.
27 November 2017
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Ukraine criminal team successfully defended the Ukrainian subsidiary of the German producer of plant protection products in criminal proceedings initiated by the Security Service of Ukraine with respect to the alleged smuggling and illegal purchase and transportation of products.
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, Chairman 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.
14 September 2017
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.