12 March 2012
Top Arbitration journal ranks EPAM among the world's best arbitration practices

EPAM has been included into the prestigious annual ranking Global Arbitration Review 100 (GAR 100) as the only law firm from the CIS, acknowledged among the world's key arbitration players.

Founded in 1993 today EPA&P has "emerged as one of the leading local corporate law brands".

EPAM “recently expanded into the CIS by absorbing Magisters, itself a GAR 100 firm". "The merger has added 5 jurisdictions" to EPA&P, "making this 300-lawyers plus firm" the largest law firm in Russia and across the CIS.

GAR 100 recommends the member of the Partners' Committee Dimitry Afanasiev. “Other names to know at the firm are Partners Dmitry Dyakin (Moscow), Evgeny Raschevsky (Moscow), Ilya Nikiforov (St Petersburg), Dennis Turovets (Minsk), Markiyan Kliuchkovskyi (Kyiv), and Senior Associate Victor Dumler (Moscow)”.

Markiyan Kliuchkovskyi who was recently promoted to Partner and co-leads arbitration work in Kyiv “is regarded as the leading local specialist on sports law (indeed, about the only one). He defended football club Metalist after it became embroiled in a scandal about match-fixing”.

EPA&P's St Petersburg-based Senior Associate Ilya Tur and Associate Kirill Kochergin are also mentioned by GAR with regard to the recent Moldova Agroindbank case.

EPAM is one of the leading law firms in the area of international arbitration. The firm represents the Russian Federation and the State of Ukraine as well as leading corporations and multinationals with interests in Russia and the CIS. The firm's Dispute Resolution Practice is top ranked by Chambers and Legal 500, it was named the best in Eastern Europe and recommended by PLC Which Lawyer, Who's Who Legal, Legal Experts EMEA, Best Lawyers and other reputable directories.

Global Arbitration Review is the highly regarded international magazine focused on arbitration. GAR 100 is the annual worldwide ranking of the leading law firms in the area of international arbitration and litigation. It is based on independent analysis, carried out by GAR researchers, as well as on the feedback of clients from all over the world.

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Ilya Nikiforov

Ilya Nikiforov

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