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7 July 2020

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners advises on Russia’s first of its kind refinancing of a PPP project by way of placement of social bonds

On 30 June 2020, the unique refinancing of a public-private partnership project through placing of secured social bonds worth over RUB 5.6 bn was successfully closed. As part of the project, VIS Group built 12 social infrastructure facilities in Yakutsk. Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners’ team contributed to the project.

25 June 2020

Attorneys of Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners defend the world’s leading carpooling service BlaBlaCar

Litigation attorneys of Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners have secured another victorydefending the world’s leading carpooling service BlaBlaCar in a cassation court.

10 June 2020

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners advises RUSAL on its first 2020 bond placement on MOEX

On 9 June 2020, leading global aluminum producer RUSAL successfully placed its bonds on the Moscow Exchange. Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners (EPAM) provided legal advice to OJSC RUSAL Bratsk which acted as the issuer.

17 March 2020

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners on ensuring smooth operations during the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19)

We continue to monitor carefully the developments around the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19). In addition to having optimized internal processes and introduced thorough protective measures in line with international best practice, we have now switched to remote working, as this is the most effective way to help prevent the spread of the virus.

25 February 2020

Barrister Andrew Lomas, Specializing in International Arbitration and English Law Litigation, Joins the International Arbitration and Litigation Practice of Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners (EPAM)

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners (EPAM) announces the strengthening of its International Arbitration and Litigation Practice, to be joined by Andrew Lomas, an experienced barrister and a member of the leading chambers One Essex Court.

24 February 2020

Igor Schikow returns to the Tax Practice Team at Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners

After 3 years with an international law firm, Igor Schikow is coming back to Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners. In addition to working with the Tax Practice Team headed by Sergey Kalinin, Igor will also be focusing on development of the Firm’s German Desk.

27 January 2020

Konstantin Tretyakov joins Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners as White Collar Crime Partner

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners is pleased to announce the expansion of its White Collar Crime Practice. On January 27, 2020, Konstantin Tretyakov will join the Firm as a Partner together with Senior Associate Konstantin Elfimov and Associate Maria Kilesso.

30 December 2019

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners obtains clearance from the FAS Russia for BlaBlaCar’s purchase of Russian aggregator Busfor – one of the largest M&A transactions in the digital economy in 2019

In September 2019, popular carpooling service BlaBlaCar announced its intention to purchase Russia’s largest online bus ticket aggregator Busfor. The Firm’s Competition Practice team managed to obtain clearance for this landmark deal from the FAS Russia by proving that it would not limit competition on the market for online bus ticket sales.

24 December 2019

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Announces Appointments of Sergey Kalinin, Vera Rikhterman and Andrey Mashkovtsev as Partners

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners announces its key promotions. Effective January 1, 2020, Sergey Kalinin, Vera Rikhterman and Andrey Mashkovtsev shall be promoted to Partners.

24 December 2019

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Announces Appointments of Counsels

Effective January 1, 2020, the following Senior Lawyers of the Firm shall be promoted as Counsels: Oleg Bouiko and Denis Golubev (Litigation), Daria Ilyina (M&A and Corporate), Ildar Mustafin (WCC), Pavel Sukholinsky (Administrative Law), Sergey Ustalov (Energy) and Alexey Karchiomov (Maritime Shipping / Transport Law and International Trade & Customs in St Petersburg).

22 November 2019

Evgeny Raschevsky appointed as vice president of the International Arbitral Tribunal of the Qingdao Arbitration Commission in the SCO demonstration area

On September 22, 2019, following the Qingdao Arbitration Commission (QDAC) meeting, Evgeny Raschevsky, Partner and Head of International Arbitration Practice at Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners, was appointed as vice president of the International Arbitral Tribunal of the Qingdao Arbitration Commission in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) demonstration area.

23 October 2019

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners protects major international carpooling service BlaBlaCar

A group of bus operators filed a class action lawsuit seeking to ban BlaBlaCar operations in the Russian Federation and to prohibit the information posted on BlaBlaCar’s platfrom. The claimant and the joining operators argued that BlaBlaCar was in breach of passenger and consumer protection laws, and that the advertisements being posted on BlaBlaCar’s official website and on its mobile application were breaking Russian tax law.

17 October 2019

New victory for Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners in one of biggest bankruptcy cases in modern Russian history

Attorneys of the Litigation Practice at Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners in St. Petersburg have successfully defended the interests of the founders of air carrier Transaero in a dispute over a major loan that formed part of the company’s bankruptcy proceedings.

17 October 2019

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners provides pro bono legal consulting to Big Brothers Big Sisters in Russia

Attorneys of Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners have provided pro bono legal consulting to Big Brothers Big Sisters in Russia, a community organisation, that is helping to raise the younger generation. The Firm’s lawyers have developed a set of guidelines addressing legal issues and the types of government assistance available to orphaned children and children whose parents are unable to care for them. The guidelines help both volunteer mentors and children supported by the programme in St. Petersburg to navigate the state benefits system and address legal issues as they arise.

25 September 2019

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners protects mineral water producer’s Yessentuki geographical indication in copy right infringement case

Until recently, Aqua Investments Group, a client of the Firm, in cooperation with Kavminkurortresursy JSC, had successfully protected their exclusive geographical indication (GI) rights to the products Yessentuki N4 and Yessentuki N17 (GI Yessentuki). In most cases, the holder of the GI rights had managed to prevent competitors from launching counterfeit products attempting to use the well-known healing diets and mineralized healing water brands.