20 July 2022
Legal support included advising on the transaction structure, preparation of a package of transaction documents, as well as assistance with signing and closing the deal. Along with a tailored share transfer agreement and related documentation, additional legal instruments were utilised, such as option rights and rights of first refusal, restrictive covenants and guarantee instruments.
1 July 2022
On July 1, 2022, Roman Malovitskiy (Banking & Finance, Capital Markets Practice) was promoted to Partner, while Tatyana Boyko (M&A and Corporate Practice) and Stanislav Dobshevich (Litigation Practice) were both promoted to Counsel.
15 June 2022
EPAM competition practice has protected an international flooring market leader by proving the anti-competitive nature of the franchising agreements and bonus programs of its competitor Tarkett, the largest Russian linoleum manufacturer.
9 June 2022
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners provided comprehensive legal support on the Russian legal aspects of a cross-border M&A transaction between TAQA, the National Energy Company of Abu Dhabi (UAE), and Tendeka, the leading British engineering company present in the US, the UK, China, Australia, Canada, the UAE, Malaysia and the EU.
6 June 2022
On May 30, 2022, the Moscow Exchange Executive board formed a new board of members of the Expert Council on Listing. Dmitriy Glazounov, Partner, Head of Banking & Finance Law and Capital Markets Practice at EPAM, was elected to the Council as a legal expert.
26 May 2022
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners advised on the Russian aspects of the USD550m acquisition of Tensar – a portfolio company of Castle Harlan Inc.'s funds, and the world-leader in the manufacture and supply of retaining walls, ground stabilisation and soil reinforcement solutions across 80 national markets – by Commercial Metals Company, US steel and metal manufacturer. The transaction was multi-jurisdictional and included Tensar companies in the US, Europe, China, Russia.
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.
5 April 2022
In 2022, EPAM provided legal support to Pearl Group, one of the leading SAP technology providers in the Nordic region, in connection with the acquisition of Convert Group, a Norwegian e-commerce solution provider.
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.