MEDIA COVERAGE
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.

11 December 2008

Dimitry Afanasiev's interview to Bloomberg TV about Farimex vs Telenor case

The court in Omsk on Friday will hold hearings on Farimex vs Telenor case. Dimitry Afanasiev comments this case to Bloomberg TV.

10 December 2008

The Supreme Court of Canada has to decide if it has authority to consider a case, which is already under consideration of U.S court

Olga Vishnevskaya analyses the Canada Supreme Court's jurisdiction over the claim that the U.S. court already accepted

10 December 2008

Bringing so called “foreign-cubed securities cases” in U.S. courts

Sergey Gavrilov analyses U.S. courts' jurisdiction over so called foreign-cubed securities cases

18 November 2008

Cellular-news: Omsk Court Postpones Hearing of Telenor's Appeal in Farimex Case

­The Eighth Arbitrazh Appellate Court in Omsk in Siberia has postponed until 12 December 2008 the hearing of Telenor's appeal of the US$2.8 billion judgment issued against the Norwegian company last August in Khanty-Mansiysk.

11 November 2008

Corporate governance in Russia

Financier Worldwide Magazine publishes the article by Ekaterina Medeyko "Corporate governance in Russia"

27 October 2008

The United States and the European Union have completed modernization of extradition treaties

Anna Shumilova, junior lawyer at EPA&P, reviews recent amendments to the US-EU extradition treaties.

21 July 2008

Interfax: BP retained Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners to advise on matters related to the TNK-BP shareholder dispute

BP has welcomed the fact that the Russian Federal Migration Service temporarily extended TNK-BP Chief Executive Robert Dudley's current work visa.

30 June 2008

Richard Lloyd from the Third CIS Local Counsel Forum: Russia and the rule of law – together at last

Dr Cord-Georg Hasselmann of Hengeler Mueller and Dimitry Afanasiev of Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners argued for the independents, outlining international strategies based on a series of 'best friends' relationships with overseas practices.

30 June 2008

Richard Lloyd of The American Lawyer continues to report from the Third CIS Local Counsel Forum

Today's first panel discussion of the CIS Local Counsel Forum featured a Who's Who of the independent Russian legal market, which now includes 16,500 firms and more than 1,000 law schools.

24 June 2008

The American Lawyer features the Third CIS Local Counsel Forum

Organized by RULG-Ukrainian Legal Group and hosted by Russia's Egorov, Puginsky, Afanasiev & Partners - the firm was the subject of a Focus Europe profile last December -- the forum brings together lawyers from local and international firms in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan and beyond.

20 May 2008

Corporate Governance in Russia

The International Comparative Legal Guide 2008 publishes the article by Ekaterina Medeyko "Corporate Governance in Russia"

8 May 2008

Developments in the M&A market from a legal perspective (part 1)

The Russian M&A market has experienced significant growth in recent years. There has been an increased consolidation of businesses, and mergers and acquisitions. The volume of M&A deals involving Russian companies during only nine months of 2007 has exceeded US$100bn. This was supported by the growth of the Russian economy and an increased interest of foreign investors in the Russian market and of Russian investors in targets overseas

8 May 2008

Developments in the M&A market from a legal perspective (part 2)

The Russian M&A market has experienced significant growth in recent years. There has been an increased consolidation of businesses, and mergers and acquisitions. The volume of M&A deals involving Russian companies during only nine months of 2007 has exceeded US$100bn. This was supported by the growth of the Russian economy and an increased interest of foreign investors in the Russian market and of Russian investors in targets overseas

23 April 2008

Vedomosti about Best Friends Network's session at the Russian Economic Forum in London

At St. Petersburg Economic Forum Victor Vekselberg complained that after purchasing a 30 percent stake in Swiss Sulzer he was facing hostility of its Board. The lawyers that gathered at the London forum explained to the Russians what exactly they were doing wrong