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.
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners advises on Russia’s first of its kind refinancing of a PPP project by way of placement of social bonds
On 30 June 2020, the unique refinancing of a public-private partnership project through placing of secured social bonds worth over RUB 5.6 bn was successfully closed. As part of the project, VIS Group built 12 social infrastructure facilities in Yakutsk. Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners’ team contributed to the project.
Attorneys of Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners defend the world’s leading carpooling service BlaBlaCar
Litigation attorneys of Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners have secured another victorydefending the world’s leading carpooling service BlaBlaCar in a cassation court.
On 9 June 2020, leading global aluminum producer RUSAL successfully placed its bonds on the Moscow Exchange. Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners (EPAM) provided legal advice to OJSC RUSAL Bratsk which acted as the issuer.
On June 9, 2020, by unanimous decision of the General Arbitrators Meeting, Valery Eremenko, Partner heading Litigation Practice at Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners, was elected to the Presidium as a Deputy Chairman of the Arbitration Center Presidium.
Dmitry Stepanov joins the Expert group for Corporate Governance with the Governmental Commission for Economic Development and Integration
On March 26, 2020, the meeting of the Presidium of the Governmental Commission for Economic Development and Integration introduced new changes to the Expert Group for Corporate Governance, Special Administrative Districts, Bankruptcy Proceedings and Valuation, following it was joined by Dmitry Stepanov, Partner at Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners.
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners on ensuring smooth operations during the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19)
We continue to monitor carefully the developments around the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19). In addition to having optimized internal processes and introduced thorough protective measures in line with international best practice, we have now switched to remote working, as this is the most effective way to help prevent the spread of the virus.
Barrister Andrew Lomas, Specializing in International Arbitration and English Law Litigation, Joins the International Arbitration and Litigation Practice of Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners (EPAM)
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners (EPAM) announces the strengthening of its International Arbitration and Litigation Practice, to be joined by Andrew Lomas, an experienced barrister and a member of the leading chambers One Essex Court.
After 3 years with an international law firm, Igor Schikow is coming back to Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners. In addition to working with the Tax Practice Team headed by Sergey Kalinin, Igor will also be focusing on development of the Firm’s German Desk.
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners is pleased to announce the expansion of its White Collar Crime Practice. On January 27, 2020, Konstantin Tretyakov will join the Firm as a Partner together with Senior Associate Konstantin Elfimov and Associate Maria Kilesso.
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners obtains clearance from the FAS Russia for BlaBlaCar’s purchase of Russian aggregator Busfor – one of the largest M&A transactions in the digital economy in 2019
In September 2019, popular carpooling service BlaBlaCar announced its intention to purchase Russia’s largest online bus ticket aggregator Busfor. The Firm’s Competition Practice team managed to obtain clearance for this landmark deal from the FAS Russia by proving that it would not limit competition on the market for online bus ticket sales.
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Announces Appointments of Sergey Kalinin, Vera Rikhterman and Andrey Mashkovtsev as Partners
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners announces its key promotions. Effective January 1, 2020, Sergey Kalinin, Vera Rikhterman and Andrey Mashkovtsev shall be promoted to Partners.