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.
On 3 September 2016, Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners and the Roscongress Foundation signed a strategic cooperation and legal support agreement at the Eastern Economic Forum. Under the agreement, the Firm will act as a legal partner for the key forums organized by the Roscongress Foundation, including the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF), the Eastern Economic Forum (EEF), and the Sochi International Investment Forum.
One of the Forum’s key sessions, Protecting the Rights of Investors in the Far East: Guaranteed Safeguards, was held on 2 September at the Eastern Economic Forum 2016. Over the course of the session, participants discussed in detail a series of steps specifically aimed at improving the investment climate in the Russian Far East.
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Ukraine successfully defended interests of international pharmaceutical company in a dispute on patent issues
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Ukraine team successfully defended interests of one of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies in a dispute with the State Intellectual Property Service of Ukraine (Patent office) on extension of patent term for medical product for of additional 3 years over standard 20 years’ term.
Dmitry Dyakin was elected to the ICC Russia Commission on International Arbitration Appointment Committee
ICC Russia Commission on International Arbitration announced the results of the elections to the Appointment Committee. There is annually takes place a rotation of 2 out of 5 members. As a result of the Commission members’ voting Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners’ Partner Dmitry Dyakin has joined the Committee.
A team from Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners’ Competition Law and Litigation practices successfully defended the interests of Russia’s largest IT company Yandex in a dispute with Google at the Court of Appeal. The Court upheld the judgment of the Court of First Instance, in accordance with which Google now must comply with the ruling of the Russian Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS).
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners represented Procter & Gamble before the regulators in clearing the USD 12.5 billion transaction with Coty Inc.
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners successfully represented consumer goods giant Procter & Gamble (P&G) in its USD 12.5 billion transaction to sell P&G beauty brands to the American beauty products manufacturer Coty Inc. (Coty).
On June 16, 2016, St Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) hosted a panel discussion entitled Russian and Foreign Jurisdictions: Protection for Business. Yury Chayka and Boris Titov were the keynote speakers. The panel was moderated by Dimitry Afanasiev, Chairman of Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners.
Ilya Nikiforov listed as recommended arbitrator for International Arbitration Court at Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
On 6 April 2016, the International Arbitration Court at the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IAC) included Ilya Nikiforov, Managing Partner of Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners, in its recommended list of arbitrators. The list includes just ten other arbitrators from the Russian Federation.
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners successfully defends the interests of Ecosoyuz LLC in the Russian Supreme Court
The Litigation Practice team of Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners defended the interests of Ecosoyuz LLC in the Chamber on Economic Disputes of the Russian Supreme Court in a dispute under the contract of vessel chartering.