31 December 2010

The Lawyer European Awards 2010 presenting a film on EPAM

A film on EPAM is posted on the The Lawyer magazine website.

10 December 2010

HUMAN RIGHTS DAY. Failures and Triumphs

Reflections by Jerome J. Shestack on Human Rights Day published on the ABA website

25 November 2010

Legal Week features llya Nikiforov commentary on specialties of Russian legal market

Volatility of the Russian market - which saw its gross domestic product (GDP)contract by as much as 7.9% in 2009 but spring back to a growth of 5.4% this year – has seen it become both adversary and temptress for the law firms practicing in the market.

16 November 2010

Commercial Real Estate features Elena Pristanskova commentary on legal requirements for facilities that use hazardous substances

Russia now has virtually no speculative projects in the segment of refrigerated warehouses. They are typically expensive to build, there are fewer chances to lease them, while they beget many specific requirements. Experts say this segment of warehouses will come back to the market as soon as the market stabilizes.

15 October 2010

The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Competition Litigation 2011. Russia Chapter

Grigory Chernyshov and Natalia Korosteleva authored the Russia Chapter of The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Competition Litigation 2011 (3rd Edition)

5 October 2010

Overview of Anti-corruption Laws in Russia

Mikhail Kazantsev and Victoria Burkovskaya authored the Russia chapter of Comparative Summary of Anti-Corruption Laws in the CIS Economic Region (1st edition).

1 October 2010

Commercial Real Estate publishes Igor Serebryakov commentary on Russia's Government support housing program

One of the recent actions of Russia's Government to support the housing program was to make VneshEconomBank issue a 40-billion-ruble credit for the Agency for Housing Mortgage Lending. According to the Stimulus Program, 2 million sq m of economy class residential real estate will be built. The program mainly targets projects in Russia's regions, as well as some projects near Moscow.

28 September 2010

International Oil and Gas Arbitration in Russia/CIS Countries

Evgeny Raschevsky and Olga Vishnevskaya authored the Russian chapter for the International Commercial Arbitration Practice: 21st Century Perspectives. This collective work, co-edited by Horacio A. Grigera Naón and Paul E. Mason, captures the development of ICA from different perspectives and uniquely brings together the ideas, suggestions and perspectives of in-house counsel as the most important users of ICA, along with outside counsel, arbitrators themselves, and major arbitration organizations who all help provide the service.

8 September 2010

Top Legal International Reports on Igor Schikow Appointment Head of Tax Practice

Russian independent EPAM has expanded its tax practice, to be led by Igor Schikow, who had worked at the Moscow office of Germany's Roedl & Partner.

31 August 2010

RUSSIA: You have an award, but now what?

Victor Dumler considers the ease of enforcing foreign arbitral awards in Russia – particularly recent cases where parties have resisted enforcement saying they were not notified of necessary information regarding the arbitration or that it breached public policy.

31 August 2010

The European Lawyer reports on Mikhail Kazantsev promotion to Partner

Russian law firm EPAM and the Polish practice of Salans have both recently made internal partnership promotions.

25 August 2010

Mergermarket features Konstantin Bondarenko commentary on Reckitt Beckinser / SSL deal

Reckitt Beckinser, the listed British consumer goods producer, has filed an application to Russian antitrust regulator FAS to acquire the Russian subsidiary of SSL, according to an FAS spokesperson.

20 August 2010

Mergermarket publishes Evgeny Bolshakov’s commentary on Vimpelcom's acquisition of Wind Telecomunicazioni

Vimpelcom's acquisition of Orascom Telecom Holdings and Wind Telecomunicazioni would require specific regulatory approvals in certain countries, lawyers told this news service.

21 June 2010

The European Lawyer writes that EPAM has worked for a unit Danone on the €1.5bn merger with Unimilk

The deal sees Danone Fresh Dairy Product businesses tie-up with Russia-based company Unimilk. The merger covers all the companies’ dairy products in Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Belarus.

1 June 2010

The Lawyer names EPAM Law the Russian firm that operates international-style partnership

A changing regulatory landscape and the influence of international firms is set to make 2010 a significant year for the Russian legal market.