MEDIA COVERAGE
10 July 2014

The Lawyer reports on Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners promotions

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners has made a number of promotions in its Moscow office. Real estate and construction lawyer Elena Gavrilina has been made partner, litigators Alexander Vaneev and Vera Rikhterman have become counsel and competition lawyer Elena Kazak is promoted to senior associate.

2 July 2014

RBTH publishes commentary by Mark Rovinskiy on Russia's deoffshorization program

The Finance Ministry is pushing ahead with its program to entice Russian-owned offshore firms to repatriate capital. A new law will impose penalties on such companies for tax evasion, but offers the carrot of a 2-year amnesty for those firms which decide to relocate to Russia.

25 June 2014

PaRR publishes commentary by Natalia Korosteleva

Russia’s competition authority Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) is likely to face more legal challenges over its warnings to dominant companies on anticompetitive practices after the country’s Supreme Arbitration Court (VAS) ruling allowing Gazprom’s subsidiary to dispute a warning against it at arbitration courts, two Moscow based lawyers said.

20 June 2014

Developments in the Russian Legislation on Securitisation and Project Finance

Newsletter of the International Bar Association Legal Practice Division publishes an article of Oleg Ushakov and Alexander Filchukov.

20 June 2014

Kyiv Post publishes commentary by Roman Stepanenko on the National Bank of Ukraine requirement for exporters to sell half of their foreign currency-denominated revenue

National Bank of Ukraine ex-governor Stepan Kubiv let the hryvnia freely float when he was appointed to the post more than three months ago, but he kept a measure in place to mandate foreign currency earners to convert half their revenue to hryvnias.

12 May 2014

The Moscow Times publishes commentary by Mark Rovinsky on amendments to the Tax Code

The Finance Ministry is finalizing plans to levy a property tax on individual homeowners and ratchet up the cost by pegging the tax rate to cadastral property values.

1 May 2014

Competition in Russia: The Current Status of the Fourth Antitrust Package

CEE Legal Matters Magazine publishes an article by Natalia Korosteleva and Evgeny Bolshakov.

29 April 2014

PaRR publishes commentary by Anna Numerova

The proposed tie-up between Holcim and Lafarge is unlikely to face competition hurdles in Russia. The country’s competition authority, the Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS), is expected to assess the deal’s impact on regional cement markets, in which the two European companies' presence is largely complementary, said two Moscow-based lawyers.

22 April 2014

Ilona Zekely comments to the Austrian newspaper Wirtschaftsblatt on new currency rules for stabilizing Ukrainian financial sector

Ilona Zekely, Partner of Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners in Ukraine, a regular contributor to Wirtschaftsblatt's newspaper column, comments on new currency rules for stabilizing Ukrainian financial sector.

20 April 2014

Editorial: On CEE, Russia, and St. Petersburg

CEE Legal Matters publishes an article by Ivan Smirnov.

14 April 2014

Ilona Zekely comments to the Austrian newspaper Wirtschaftsblatt on legal consequences of situation in Crimea

Ilona Zekely, Partner of Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners in Ukraine, a regular contributor to Wirtschaftsblatt's newspaper column, comments on legal consequences of situation in Crimea.

1 April 2014

Kyiv Post publishes commentary by Roman Stepanenko on the non-performing loans in Ukraine

Ukraine’s AIS automobile distribution corporation, which is owned by two Party of Regions lawmakers — Dmytro Svyatash and Vasyl Poliakov — has not been repaying a UkrSibbank loan worth $100 million for five years. But after the overthrow of President Viktor Yanukovych, who controlled the party, the bank debt may finally get repaid.

1 April 2014

Oksana Ilchenko comments to Kyiv Post on Ukrainian law schools education, which is more theoretical than practical

Law experts interviewed by the Kyiv Post unanimously agreed that their firms are constantly on the hunt for better-skilled professionals.

12 March 2014

The Moscow News publishes commentary by Pavel Sadovsky

A law to curb piracy came into effect in August 2013. It has proven to be an “efficient instrument” in the fight against copyright infringement, especially since preliminary injunctions from courts became much easier to obtain.

7 March 2014

Kyiv Post publishes commentary by Markiyan Kliuchkovskyi on legal support to athletes at Sochi Winter Olympics 2014

Behind the scenes of the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, an inconspicuous special tribunal consisting of sports arbitrators and lawyers operated to resolve disputes during the course of competitions.