9 May 2008
Chambers Europe 2008 ranks Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners among Russia’s most recommended law firms

The 2008 edition of Chambers Europe has been published. Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners ranked among most recommended law firms in Russia.

Chambers Europe ranks the leading lawyers and law firms both locally, by country, and Europe-wide. The rankings and editorial comment about lawyers are independent and objective. Inclusion in this section of the guide is based solely on the research team's findings. No one can buy their way in.

According to Chambers Europe:

As “the pick of the domestic firms,” this group is well known for acting for the Russian Federation on transactional and litigation matters. The firm's “extensive experience” sets it apart - boasting, as it does, knowledge of interstate disputes, international public law and international commercial litigation - all rarities in the Russian market.

One of the largest law firms operating in the Russian market, this group benefits from an exceptional reputation in corporate litigation. Additional strength in related areas such as competition has helped it to “make real waves” this year in corporate M&A. According to one interviewee: “It is dealing with larger deals than many of the other domestic firms and, as such, is one of the few outfits that is looking ready to compete head to head against the internationals.”

The firm’s merger clearance work is respected in a market as “big and precedent setting,” with interviewees adding that “lots of international clients now consider this experienced domestic group; they match the other firms in expertise and excel in local know-how.”

This Russian firm is singled out for its expertise in an array of litigation and arbitration-related fields, including international commercial arbitration. The “well-known and respected team” has a combination of domestic and international companies on its client list.

Representing both Russian and international companies, the St Petersburg branch of this domestic firm is praised by clients for its “dedicated and diplomatic” lawyers. The firm has strengths in corporate and real estate law, and has also benefited from St Petersburg’s increasingly active automotive sector. The team, which also has offices in Moscow and London, is also admired for its extensive local knowledge.

Chambers Europe 2008