10 January 2022
EPAM Announces Promotion of Andrey Bastrakov and Alexander Mandzhiev as Partners

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.

Andrey Bastrakov, Attorney, specialises in handling criminal cases of diverse complexity for over 15 years and has extensive experience in representing clients before arbitrazh courts. Andrey has acted as a defense attorney in a number of high-profile cases including: representing Evgeny Dod, a former Head of RusHydro PJSC, in the criminal investigation over charges of a RUB 73.2 m fraud; representing employees and managers of Red October Volgograd Steel Works in a criminal case over the default of a USD 80 m loan; defending ex-owner of Menshevik Confectionery Ilya Averyanov against charges of murdering a security officer during the hostile takeover of the confectionery plant; and many others. The Legal 500 has noted Andrey as among the Rising Stars on the Russian legal market. Pravo.ru and The Best Lawyers™ individual rankings have recommended Andrey for criminal defense. He is on the Criminal Law Commission of the Association of Russian Lawyers and has been admitted to the Moscow Bar.

Alexander Mandzhiev, Attorney, PhD in Law, LL.M., specialises in providing legal counsel on international M&As involving Russian oil & gas, telecommunications, and trading companies. Alexander has extensive experience in working with international finance, including syndicated lending and financial restructuring, as well as international offering of debt and equity securities (IPO). He has advised Russian and international companies on various regulatory matters, including foreign investment regulation and antitrust regulation. The Best Lawyers™ has recommended Alexander for capital markets. He is a Russian attorney and has been admitted to the New York Bar.