RUSAL, a leading global aluminium producer, announces that it has been registered as a new resident of the Special Administrative Region (SAR), on the Oktyabrsky Island in the Kaliningrad Region.
The Russian Government has begun preparing a draft law to amend the Federal Law “On Insolvency (Bankruptcy)” among other Russian legislative acts (the “Draft Law”). This Draft Law will have a strong regulatory effect on businesses and has already received mixed reactions from the various parties involved in bankruptcy proceedings.
Banking & Finance and Capital Markets lawyers at Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners concluded counselling on the fifth securitization of the Absolut Bank mortgage loan portfolio. The aggregate transaction amount exceeded 3 billion rubles.
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners advised BNP Paribas Fortis Private Equity Belgium on international trade and customs issues
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners’ attorneys advised BNP Paribas Fortis Private Equity Belgium, part of BNP Paribas Group, on red flag analysis of contracts for the provision of freight forwarding and customs representative services and storage.
On August 26, 2020, the online discussion “Endless Fairy Tale: How Shall Business Owners Play by Newly Changing Rules” was held by Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners (EPAM) with information support from RBC Pro*. The event addressed the twists and turns of tax laws for companies and individuals in Russia, UK, Liechtenstein, as well as in Cyprus and Malta.
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners' M&A and Corporate, IP and International Trade & Customs Attorneys have been advising Clemco International - the largest global US-based manufacturer of air-powered abrasive blasting equipment for all industries – on IP, corporate, customs and regulatory matters.
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners acts as legal advisor to DynaEnergetics in complex project on exiting its Russian business
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners provided legal support to DynaEnergetics, a world leader in the manufacturing and selling of oilfield equipment, in a complex project on closing its plant and selling its subsidiary in the Tyumen region of Russia.
EPAM Competition Law Practice successfully obtained FAS approval for acquisition of Lummus Technology, despite COVID-19 restrictions
On June 30, 2020, Haldia Petrochemicals Limited, the flagship company of The Chatterjee Group (TCG), and investment funds affiliated with Rhône Capital successfully completed the joint acquisition of Lummus Technology from McDermott International. Under the terms of the share and asset purchase agreement, Chatterjee and Rhône committed to acquiring Lummus from subsidiaries of McDermott as part of McDermott’s restructuring process.
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners together with Eversheds Sutherland managed to have unlawful judgments cancelled by the Intellectual Property Court for the second time, thus progressing in the protection of Bayer’s intellectual property rights.
Evgeny Raschevsky elected an arbitrator for International and Investment Disputes at the RSPP Arbitration Center
Partner co-heading the Firm’s International Arbitration and Litigation Practice Evgeny Raschevsky is now among the arbitrators of the Board for International and Investment Disputes at the RSPP Arbitration Center.
In March 2020, the Finnish energy company Fortum finalized the purchase of a majority stake in the German company Uniper - representing a landmark deal for the energy industry. Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners represented Fortum before the Governmental Commission for Foreign Investments and the FAS Russia.
Denis Gavrilov and Maria Kobanenko Elected to the General Council of the Association of Antitrust Experts
The General Assembly of Association of Antitrust Experts (AAE) members was held on July 30, 2020. Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Counsels Denis Gavrilov and Maria Kobanenko were elected to the AAE General Council by a majority vote. Andrey Rego, Head of Regulatory Department at Mobile TeleSystems PJSC, was elected the Chairman of the AAE General Council. This is Maria’s debut appointment to the AAE General Council and the fourth one for Denis.
Effective July 1, 2020, Lev Vasilievykh has been promoted to a counsel in the Litigation Department of the Firm.
Anna Ivanova on the working group for the draft law on remote work with the State Duma Committee on Labor, Social Policy and Veterans’ Affairs
On July 15, 2020, the State Duma Committee on Labor, Social Policy and Veterans’ Affairs made a decision to establish a working group to prepare a draft law on remote work* which Anna Ivanova – Head of Employment Practice at Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners – will join.