5 November 2009
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners named Law Firm of the Year in Russia & the CIS

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners (EPA&P), Russia's leading national law firm, has been named "Law Firm of the Year: Russia & the CIS" in The Lawyer European Awards 2009.

The Awards ceremony, which took place in Barcelona last night, has recognized Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners' pre-eminent position in the CIS region and the firm's outstanding achievements over the past 12 months.

The Lawyer European Awards are compiled by The Lawyer Magazine and recognize the success of the continent's leading law firms.

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners' competitors for Law Firm of the Year: Russia & the CIS award included other Russian and Ukrainian law firms as well as global law firms with offices in Russia and the CIS.

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners was also a finalist for the 2009 European Law Firm of the Year.

Commenting on the award Dimitry Afanasiev, the member of the Partners' Committee of EPA&P, said: 

"We are delighted to receive this award recognizing our leadership in Russia and the CIS region and our team's hard work. In addition, this is the first time when a Russian law firm and a Russian managing partner were considered in the all-Europe category, which marks the beginning of the integration of the Russian legal profession with Europe and our firm's recognition in the European legal market.

This success would not have been achieved without our valued friends, partners and clients and I would like to take this opportunity to thank them all for their friendship, professional cooperation and continued support of our law firm".

For further information:

Olga Frolova
Tel.: +7 495 935 8010
Mob.: +7 916 503 24 02


Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners is the leading national law firm in Russia with offices in Moscow, St. Petersburg and an associated office in London. Founded in 1993, the firm combines extensive emerging markets experience with international professional standards. It regularly represents international companies doing business in Russia and Russian companies abroad. The firm also acts for the Russian Federation in transactions and litigation matters and serves as Russian counsel to leading international law firms.

The Lawyer European Awards are annual awards organised by The Lawyer Magazine to mark achievements of the Continent’s leading law firms. The Lawyer Group is a division of the Centaur publishing house – one of UK’s leading specialist and business publishing information companies. For more information about The Lawyer Magazine, visit www.thelawyer.com.