18 April 2022
On April 18, 2022, the Ninth Arbitrazh Court of Appeal upheld the decision of the Moscow Arbitrazh Court, which ruled in favour of the international pharmaceutical corporation Novartis, which was represented by the legal team of Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners. The court rejected Mammoth Pharm's demands to cancel both the decision and order of the Federal Antimonopoly Service in a high-profile case of unfair practices of a generic drug distributor who was producing generics in violation of a patent.
2 March 2022
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners represented French Groupe BRIAND in its acquisition of the Russian subsidiary Astron from Swedish Lindab Group as part of a cross-border transaction. Groupe BRIAND acquired from Lindab Group companies and assets in the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Luxembourg, Poland and Russia.
25 February 2022
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners litigation team defended FGUP Morsvyazsputnik, the only Russian provider of Inmarsat satellite services, in disputes with a mala fide counterparty.
24 February 2022
The team of Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners provided legal support to the Rusagro Group of Companies, the largest vertical agricultural holding in Russia, in securing trademark recognition of the Moscow Provensal brand.
14 February 2022
EPAM’s competition and litigation team of lawyers has successfully defended the interests of multinational pharmaceutical corporation Novartis before the Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia and in court in a case involving a breach of the competition protection law by a distributor that commercialised a generic drug in an infringement of the patent rights to the original drug formula.
8 February 2022
On February 3, 2022, Mikhail Kazantsev, Partner, Head of Public Policy, Real Estate and Natural Resources Practices at Egorov, Puginsky, Afanasiev & Partners Law Offices was included in the list of public representatives of the Presidential Commissioner for Entrepreneurs’ Rights of the Russian Federation. Mikhail's activities will be directed at protecting the interests of the business community on issues of eco-energy and climate legislation.
4 February 2022
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners lawyers advised on an international M&A transaction under English law involving the sale of a publisher of Pixel Gun 3D, the third most popular mobile first-person shooter game in terms of monthly players, for a total consideration of USD 70m.
26 January 2022
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners provided comprehensive legal support within a project, which was structured as a combination of asset and share deal and included transfer of shares in the Russian subsidiary of SAC to the buyer, BouMatic.
20 January 2022
A landmark case in the digital segment in Russia was resolved on 19th January 2022, with the Moscow Arbitration Court approving the settlement agreement between Yandex, the Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia (FAS) and the claimants in a dispute over unequal conditions promoting Yandex’s own search results, rather than searches provided by third-party services . Yandex unfairly prioritized its own searches through the exclusive use of enriched search capabilities.
14 January 2022
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners will launch a series of workshops ‘Regulatory and Law Enforcement Inspections: How to Protect Yourself’, where attorneys of the Firm will address the mistakes made that might give rise to civil liability, hefty fines and criminal prosecution, while being the subject of an inspection and will advise on how to handle these inspections successfully.
10 January 2022
EPAM is announcing new appointments at its Moscow office. Since January 1, 2022, Andrey Bastrakov (White Collar Crime Practice) and Alexander Mandzhiev (M&A and Corporate Practice) have been promoted to Partners.
10 January 2022
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners is announcing promotions at the Firm’s Moscow and Kyiv offices. Since January 1, 2022, Elena Novikova, Anna Arutyunyan and Aleksandra Yevstafyeva have been promoted to Counsels.
20 December 2021
The Foundation Department of Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners announces the start of an educational programme at the HSE Faculty of Law. Training will be provided by highly qualified practicing attorneys from EPAM. The department is headed by Denis Arkhipov, PhD in Law, Partner and co-head of Litigation Practice at the Firm.
13 December 2021
On December 8, 2021, the State Duma Energy Committee created a working group tasked with improving the statutory regulation of restricted zones and zones of minimum distance to main or industrial pipelines. Pavel Baryshnikov, Administrative practice associate at Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners, is a member of the working group.