1 December 2009
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners wins Top Legal International award

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners (EPA&P), Russia’s leading national law firm, has won the “Breakthrough of the Year” award in this year’s Top Legal International Awards.

The award recognizes the Firm’s outstanding growth in 2008, increased client offering and continual strength of client services. The success in the Top Legal International Awards comes shortly after EPA&P’s recognition by the Lawyer European Awards as Russia and CIS Law Firm of the Year.

Top Legal International Awards are annual awards organised by the Top Legal International Magazine, one of the leading publishing platforms focused on the legal business across Europe.

Dimitry Afanasiev, the member of the Partners' Committee of Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners, commented on the awards: 

“We are very pleased to be recognized for our achievement and named as “Breakthrough of the Year” law firm. This award highlights our success in delivering to client objectives, growing our client base and expanding our team of professionals.

“Receiving industry wide recognition and firmly setting our reputation as Russia’s and CIS’ premier law firm is a great achievement and I would like to thank all our partners and clients for their support and my colleagues for their commitment and hard work. “

Commenting on EPA&P’s award, Top Legal International said:
“The Russian corporate and litigation team cemented its reputation as an emerging European player after unveiling an unprecedented 100% increase in revenues for 2008 to €100m. Based on recent financials, the firm is the sixth most productive in Europe based on revenue-per –lawyer figures (€625,000). It also signaled its ambitions to become a force in the region after launching a nine-member alliance, CIS Leading Counsel Network.”

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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 Top Legal International Awards are annual awards organised by TopLegal International Magazine. The awards recognize the success of the continent's leading law firms. Wholly-owned by Penta Group, an independent publishing company based in Milan, Italy, the TopLegal platform provides news and in-depth analysis of the Italian and European legal markets through print and online media. For more information about Top Legal International, visit web-site