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M&A and Corporate
The practice

We boast the largest M&A and Corporate Practice in the CIS, working as one team together with the Firm's lawyers in tax, antitrust, employment and litigation practices, offering clients comprehensive advice on sophisticated transactions and day-to-day operations.

We are committed to our region and our clients, and whilst the legal capabilities of other international law firms in the region shrink, we continue to invest in our associates at all levels, including education and secondments to leading UK and US firms, as well as make new hires into our market-leading teams.

In 2015 Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev and Partner’s corporate team won the prestigious Corporate Deal of the Year Award at The Lawyer European Awards, competing with the leading UK, US and European firms, which goes to prove our global recognition in the corporate field. We are actively engaged in developing the national law of CIS countries, which means that our advice is at the forefront of any legislative changes that may affect our clients.

Our Firm’s lawyers are co-authors of complete and comprehensive reform of the Russian Civil Code. We have specific know-how in adaptation of concepts of English law to local requirements and their effective subsequent enforcement in the CIS.

Services

Our services include:

  • legal due diligence;
  • drafting and analysing business sale and purchase agreements, shareholder agreements (options, shareholder agreements) and other related documents;
  • structuring direct foreign investment, setting up joint ventures, partnerships and strategic alliances;
  • establishing and structuring businesses (including transborder holdings and special purpose vehicles), regulatory compliance;
  • advice on corporate restructuring;
  • negotiations and drafting commercial agreements;
  • completion of registration procedures at public bodies;
  • advising on corporate governance, setting up a holding management system, information disclosure, insider trading compliance.
Reputation

 European Corporate Team of the Year (The Lawyer European Awards 2014)

“Clients praise the Firm for being “one of the best” Russian M&A and corporate advisors, “providing very high-quality services” (Chambers Europe 2016)

"Аccurate, up-to-date knowledge’ and ‘effective support at every level" (Legal 500 2016)

“The lawyers always deliver on their promises: if they say a document will be sent by a certain time, it will be done” (Chambers Europe 2015)

“Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners have an extremely strong Russia practice and Robin Wittering provides very good support on English law issues” (IFLR1000 2014)

For more testimonials please follow the link.

Key contacts

Evgenia
Evdokimova

St. Petersburg

Elena
Agaeva

St. Petersburg

Andrew
Mac

Washington

Allen
Thomas

London

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