MEDIA COVERAGE
26 August 2009

Dmitry Stepanov Commented on Updated Bankruptcy Bill for Russia Today TV channel

The Ministry of Economic Development introduced another insolvency/bankruptcy bill, which is expected to bring a significant change in the company arrangements procedure for companies and for the first time in Russian legislative history to allow bankruptcy proceedings against groups of companies, including those with international structures.

9 August 2009

Anton Kostenko comments for The Moscow Times President Medvedev’s order to investigate Russia's state corporations

President Dmitry Medvedev on Friday ordered Prosecutor General Yury Chaika and the head of the Kremlin’s oversight department, Konstantin Chuichenko, to open an investigation into state corporations, in a sign of growing skepticism over the institutions’ role in the economy.

27 July 2009

Evgeny Raschevsky comments on new amendments to the bankruptcy law for Russia Today TV

In June 2009 amendments to the federal law on bankruptcy drafted by the Ministry for Economic Development came into effect. Evgeny Raschevsky, a partner with EPAM, comments on the amendments for Russia Today TV emphasizing that their purpose is to improve procedures to restore solvency of debtors and their financial rehabilitation.

15 July 2009

Grigory Chernyshov comments for The Moscow Times Russian PM's initiative to adopt a bill that would ensure criminal penalties for unfair competition

...In addition to dropping its vague language, the amended law would cover cartel collusion, which it currently does not, said Grigory Chernyshov, a partner at law firm EPAM...

6 July 2009

The Lawyer reports from the Fourth CIS Local Counsel Forum in Kiev

The fourth CIS Local Counsel Forum in Ukraine saw more than 150 lawyers and academics, as well as various government ­representatives and one ambassador, meet in Kiev.

20 June 2009

Mergers & Acquisitions 2009 in 58 jurisdictions worldwide publishes survey of the Russian M&A market by Elena Sokolova and Vladislav Arkhipov

Mergers & Acquisitions 2009 in 58 jurisdictions worldwide publishes survey of the Russian M&A market by Elena Sokolova and Vladislav Arkhipov

31 May 2009

EPAM leads Top Legal International’s PEP ranking

Tucked among the financial data supplied by law firms this year were annual profits and profit margins. On the basis of these figures, TopLegal International was able to calculate the profits per equity partner (PEP) of 20 legal houses.

31 May 2009

Annual turnover at EPAM increased by almost 100%, according to TopLegal International annual financial survey

By most accounts, Russian law firms remain an unknown force. Much of this has to do with the Russian legal market which has been less transparent compared with other European regions. Yet EPAM has done much to sweep aside the air of mystery that surrounds native Moscow practices. And it has done so to truly surprising effect.

18 May 2009

CDR News reports about seminar on Arbitration in Switzerland held by the Swiss Arbitration Association and EPAM

Russian lawyers have hit back at the perception of Russia as a poor jurisdiction for arbitration.

4 May 2009

Russia: Adjusting the rules of play

International Mergers & Acquisitions Review 2009 publishes survey of the Russian M&A market by Dmitry Stepanov, EPA&P corporate practice partner. 

1 May 2009

The Top Legal international reports form second CIS-EU Legal Forum

The Russian regulatory model has always proved troublesome to negotiate. Despite the updating of rules on foreign ownership, recent changes have brought mixed results, according to delegates at this year’s EuroLawyer 2009 conference.

12 March 2009

Dealing with Corruption under Russian Laws: Local Anti-Corruption Laws and their Enforcement

Evgeny Raschevsky, Partner of EPAM, presented a report on "Dealing with Corruption under Russian Laws: Local Anti-Corruption Laws and their Enforcement" at the Summit on Anti-Corruption in Moscow

20 January 2009

Competition Litigation in Russia

The International Comparative Legal Guide to Competition Litigation 2009 includes review of the Russian Competition Litigation by Grigory Chernyshov, Partner of EPAM.

4 January 2009

Interpretation of Article V of the New York Convention by Russian Courts (Due Process, Arbitrability, and Public Policy Grounds for Non-Enforcement)

Journal of International Arbitration 25(6) publishes the article by Ilya Nikiforov, Managing partner of EPAM (St. Petersburg), "Interpretation of Article V of the New York Convention by Russian Courts (Due Process, Arbitrability, and Public Policy Grounds for Non-Enforcement)"

29 December 2008

Bloomberg: Telenor Says Omsk Court Cancels $2.8 Billion Ruling

Telenor ASA, the Nordic region’s biggest phone company, said a Siberian court overturned a ruling that could have cost it $2.8 billion in damages.