5 March 2018
The team of lawyers of Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners’ Minsk office took on the role of legal counsel to Citigroup Global Markets Limited and Raiffeisen Bank International AG (being the joint lead managers) on issuance and placement of sovereign Eurobonds of the Republic of Belarus totaling to $ 600m. The transaction completed on March 1, 2018.
19 February 2018
Litigation attorneys from the St. Petersburg Office of Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners have defended the interests of Razvitie Zdorovia i Sporta LLC in a dispute over the recovery of billions of roubles’ worth of losses. The Commercial Court upheld the view taken by the Firm’s associates and dismissed the claim seeking the recovery of over RUB 1 billion. In addition, the Commercial Court granted a counterclaim filed by Razvitie Zdorovia i Sporta seeking to recover RUB 100 million from the plaintiff.
13 February 2018
On February 8, 2018 the State Duma Committee for the Financial Market held a meeting to appoint Elena Avakyan, Counsel at Egorov, Puginsky, Afanasiev & Partners and Executive Director of Non-Profit Partnership For Advancement of Corporate Law, to the Expert Council for Legislative Support to the Securities and Derivatives Market.
12 February 2018
On February 9, Moscow hosted a congress of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP), its agenda covered inter alia election of new members to the RSPP Executive Board. Following the voting, Dmitry Dyakin, partner and a co-head of the litigation practice at Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners, was elected to the RSPP Executive Board.
6 February 2018
The Commission has been formed as part of the Russian National Committee of the International Chamber of Commerce - the World Business Organization (ICC Russia). Senior associates Anastasiya Boytsova, Deputy Head of Environmental and Technical Regulations Practice, and Julia Filatkina, joined the Commission.
30 January 2018
On 30 January 2018 at St. Petersburg City Court, Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners defended the interests of companies belonging to the Transstroy Group in high-profile legal proceedings over whether notarial actions may be challenged.
26 January 2018
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners represented Bestway Global Holdings, a Chinese outdoor leisure products manufacturer, in relation to the Russian and Ukrainian law matters of its USD149 million IPO on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. In particular, the Firm provided counsel to the company on certain aspects of the Russian and Ukrainian financial, administrative and corporate laws and prepared legal memoranda for the stock exchange.
25 January 2018
On 25 January 2018, Partner Tatyana Nozhkina headed the White Collar Crime Practice at Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners’ St. Petersburg office. Tatyana is experienced in handling economic, malpractice, corruption, and tax-related cases. She represents clients in both pre-trial proceedings and before courts of general jurisdiction, including the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, as well as during prosecutorial investigations.
9 January 2018
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners has announced the promotion of 3 senior associates based in Moscow – Andrey Bastrakov, Dmitry Kaysin and Vyacheslav Yugay – to counsel, effective 1 January 2018.
20 December 2017
BlaBlaCar, an international carpooling service, instructed Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners following a court decision to block the company’s Russian website in response to the prosecutor’s office suit. The prosecutor likened BlaBlaCar’s activities to those of taxi operators who distribute fares to drivers without a taxi licence.
4 December 2017
On 01 December 2017, following a decision by the Council of the Federation Committee on Constitutional Legislation and State Building, Dmitry Lipin, Associate at Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners’ Public Policy and Legislation Practice, was appointed a member of the Expert Advisory Board on Civil Law, Civil Procedural Law, Commercial Procedural Law and Enforcement Proceedings.
1 December 2017
On 01 December 2017, the Institute of Modern Arbitration presented Young IMA - its new initiative launched in the form of a forum, bringing together students and young practitioners in the field of dispute resolution.
27 November 2017
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Ukraine criminal team successfully defended the Ukrainian subsidiary of the German producer of plant protection products in criminal proceedings initiated by the Security Service of Ukraine with respect to the alleged smuggling and illegal purchase and transportation of products.
24 November 2017
On November 24, 2017, the Federal Antimonopoly Service of the Russian Federation (FAS) approved the petition to establish a joint venture by Yandex N.V., and Uber International S.V.. Egorov, Puginsky, Afanasiev and Partners acted as the main legal adviser when seeking approval of the transaction from the FAS.
20 November 2017
On 16 November, the Delovaya Rossiya (Business Russia) Monitoring and Oversight Committee, held its first session since the renewal of its operations. Among those attending was Andrey Porfiriev, Partner at Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners.