29 May 2011
Legal 500: EPAM leads in dispute resolution.

The international legal directory The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa 2011 which provides annual information for a significant number of reputable legal firms, recommended EPAM for different practice areas including dispute resolution, banking and finance, corporate and M&A, shipping and transport.

The Legal 500 Europe ranks leading professionals and law firms by way of thousands of interviews with lawyers and their clients both locally and internationally.

In a dispute resolution category EPAM is a first tier firm. Based both in Moscow and St Petersburg, Grigory Chernyshov’s dispute resolution team at the Firm includes talented professionals including Dimitry Afanasiev, Anton Kostenko, Evgeniy Raschevsky and Ilya Nikiforov. ‘For Russian domestic litigation it is simply the best’ source agrees.

In corporate and M&A services the Firm provided legal advice on over 30 M&A deals, including antitrust clearance issues, exceeding $30bn in value over the last 12 months. Dimitry Afanasiev, Mikhail Kazantsev and Dmitry Stepanov are particularly recommended by Legal 500. EPA&P’s clients commented, that the firm ‘provides solutions from start to finish, tailoring its support to the changing demands of legislation and national constraints’.

The St Petersburg team led by Elena Sokolova has been advising Johnson Controls International, providing ongoing complex corporate support for its business in Russia including the preparation of constituent documents, corporate approvals and appointments, and registrations.

In banking and finance services EPAM are a recognized adviser on corporate debt restructurings in Russia and a consultant for the Russian Government, involved in drafting legal framework for the anti-crisis programme and for the reform of the Russian bankruptcy legislation. Dimitry Afanasiev and Dmitry Stepanov are highly regarded experts in this area.

Key contacts

Ilya Nikiforov

Ilya Nikiforov

Moscow, St. Petersburg

Ivan Smirnov

Ivan Smirnov

St. Petersburg