30 March 2011
EPAM retains its top position in Chambers Global

In the recently published Chambers Global 2011, EPAM sustained its top rank for Russia and emerged as a recommended law firm for the UK in the Leading Foreign Law Firms in London category.

The new ranking by Chambers & Partners reinforces EPA&P’s position as a leading law firm in Russia with strong international capabilities. The Firm stands in Band 1 for dispute resolution in Russia with Ilya Nikiforov (also top-ranked) and Evgeniy Raschevsky individually recommended amongst leading experts. The Firm’s good standing in Corporate/M&A and Energy & Natural Resources fields is complimented by the excellent personal recommendations given to EPA&P’s the member of the Partners' Committee, Dimitry Afanasiev. 

The Firm is also featured among just a few Russian and CIS based leaders in this year’s inaugural Chambers ranking entitled Corporate: Leading Foreign Firms in London. The Firm’s London partner Allen Thomas is personally endorsed.

You may see below what Chambers Global 2011 says about EPA&P:

In Russia’s Corporate/M&A ranking:

“Dimitry Afanasiev is the member of the Partners' Committee of EPAM, and impresses with his "pragmatic style, which ensures he stays on top of his brief," say clients. He retains a strong reputation for his work on transactions, both in Russia and throughout the CIS, where the firm does some significant work. He recently advised Telenor on aspects of a major M&A deal with Russian telecoms holding Altimo, combining the company's assets in Kyivstar and VimpelCom.” 

In Russia’s Dispute Resolution ranking:

“Ilya Nikiforov is a long-standing practitioner whose work in litigation and arbitration continues to attract universal praise. He has extensive experience of foreign legal systems and is an authority on Russian disputes cases. He regularly settles disputes in areas such as international business transactions, commercial arbitration and IP law. Rising star Evgeniy Raschevsky posseses notable skills in both arbitration and litigation, say sources, and is highly respected for his knowledge of bankruptcy law.”

In Russia’s Energy & Natural Resources ranking:

“Anton Kostenko heads the Energy & Natural Resources practice at this impressive Russian firm. The firm has offices in Moscow, St Petersburg and London.”

In United Kingdom’s Corporate: Leading Foreign Firms in London listing:

“Since 1993 this Moscow-based firm has grown from strength to strength in the Russian market, and opened an office in London in 2007. Allen Thomas manages the London branch and specialises in international M&A and financial transactions. He is qualified to practice in England, New York and Washington, DC.”

Key contacts

Ilya Nikiforov

Ilya Nikiforov

Moscow, St. Petersburg