Insights
15 December 2012

Dimitry Afanasiev gives an interview to Sir Christopher Meyer in his “Networks of Power”

The former diplomat investigates how Moscow has changed since the break-up of the USSR and meets some of the city's most influential residents.

12 December 2012

Personal Data: What Needs to be Done by 1 January

Elena Agaeva and Tatiana Kunah write on personal data processing in a newsletter.

12 December 2012

Global Arbitration Review provides commentary by Markiyan Kliuchkovskyi on amendments to the Rules of the ICAC at the UCCI regarding time extension for award issuance

In the first changes to be made to the rules of the institution since their debut in 2007, tribunals have been given five extra days to communicate an award to the parties, with scope to extend that period by the ICAC president still further in “exceptional circumstances”. Other provisions on the general duration of a case, set at six months, remained unchanged.

22 November 2012

Lawyer Monthly reports on Robin Wittering appointment

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners announced that Robin Wittering has joined the firm as a Partner in Moscow.

22 November 2012

LegalWeek.com reports on Robin Wittering appointment

Herbert Smith Freehills corporate and energy partner Robin Wittering has joined CIS firm Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners. Wittering, who joined Egorov's Moscow office at the start of November, made partner at his former firm in 2003.

21 November 2012

The Lawyer reports on Robin Wittering appointment as EPAP partner

Russian law firm Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners has hired Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) English-qualified corporate and energy partner Robin Wittering to join its Moscow office.

15 November 2012

Kyiv Post reports that Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners was retained for advice in connection with a multimillion-dollar credit deal, citing Dmytro Marchukov.

Upper-tier law firms are expensive, but sometimes they are the best bet for clients who need help in completing complex international transactions successfully, Kyiv Post writes, reporting that this summer Activ Solar retained Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners for advice in connection with a multimillion-dollar credit from VTB Bank to construct a solar park in Crimea. The paper publishes commentary by Dmytro Marchukov.

15 November 2012

Kyiv Post provides commentary by Oleksandra Yevstafyeva on peculiarities of labor law in Ukraine

Have you just been appointed at a high position in Ukraine? Congratulations and beware – you’re in for a legal roller-coaster that could take up to half a year.

9 November 2012

Establishment of Companies and Taxes in Ukraine

Ilona Zekely provides a report to the Austrian Economic Chambers on “Establishment of Companies and Taxes in Ukraine”.

29 October 2012

WTS: International Taxation of Real Estate Investment 2012

Mark Rovinskiy, Deputy Head of Tax Practice at Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev and Partners, and Irina Lifanova, Associate at Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev and Partners, became the authors of Russia chapter of the WTS edition International Taxation of Real Estate Investment 2012.

15 October 2012

Global Arbitration Review mentions Markyian Kliuchkovskyi who spoke at the debate held by Young Arbitrators Stockholm and ICDR Young & International in Stockholm

A joint event held by Young Arbitrators Stockholm and ICDR Young & International debated party versus institutional appointment of arbitrators and the role of tribunal secretaries – with a poll of participants revealing overwhelming supportfor party appointment, but more division about the second issue. Noradèle Radjai of Lalive in Geneva and Fredrik Ringquist of Mannheimer Swartling inMoscow, report.

10 October 2012

PaRR (Policy and Regulatory Report) publishes commentary by Evgeny Bolshakov

Parties to an alleged Pollock fishing cartel in the Russian Far East could face charges from international regulatory authorities, several Russian antitrust lawyers told PaRR.

3 October 2012

“Last year we have merged with another visible CIS practice, Magisters law firm” - Ilya Nikiforov

Intelligence Report & Directory Series by Leaders League publishes an interview with Ilya Nikiforov as a part of the Russian market overview.

3 October 2012

PaRR (Policy and Regulatory Report) publishes commentary by Gleb Bialyi on Russia and Ukraine reaching an agreement over the contentious issue of automobile salvage fees

Russia and Ukraine are likely to reach an agreement over the contentious issue of automobile salvage fees without either side referring the dispute to the World Trade Organization (WTO), lawyers familiar with the process said.

18 September 2012

Newsletter: Enforcement of Foreign Court Judgments in Russia

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners publishes a newsletter on Enforcement of Foreign Court Judgments in Russia