News
18 April 2022

EPAM Attorneys Continue to Successfully Defend the Interests of Novartis in a Case Involving Unfair Competition on the Part of the Distributor of the Generic Nilotinib Drug

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

EPAM Attorneys Advised German Digital Health Company Vivira on Intellectual Property Issues    

EPAM assisted Vivira (the German Medtech company, specialising in the development of software for digital healthcare) in concluding an agreement with Russian developers.

1 April 2022

EPAM Attorneys Advised German IT Company on a Complicated Case on Trading Used Software Under the Russian Law

According to the European rules and case law, if the distribution right to the copy of a software program has been exhausted, the original purchaser can sell the software to a third party, whereas the creator of the software cannot prevent such a sale.

24 March 2022

A Top Manager of a Foreign Company Was Released From Custody Thanks to the Efforts of the Firms’s White Collar Crime Practice Which Achieved Victory Before the Court of Appeals

11 March 2022

EPAM Attorneys Provided Legal Assistance to AIK Banka, Gorenjska Banka and Agri Europe Cyprus in acquisition of shares of financial institutions in Central and Eastern Europe

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners’ attorneys provided legal assistance to European banks – AIK Banka, Gorenjska Banka and Agri Europe Cyprus – on Russian aspects of Central and Eastern European financial institutions’ shares’ acquisition. The overall value of the transaction totaling EUR 7.3 bn.

2 March 2022

EPAM Advises French Group BRIAND in Its Acquisition of the Russian Subsidiary Astron From Swedish Lindab Group as Part of a Cross-Border M&A Transaction

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

EPAM Defends the Only Russian Provider of Inmarsat Satellite Services in Multi-Million Dollar Disputes With a Mala Fide Counterparty

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

EPAM Attorneys Have Successfully Helped Rusagro Secure Trademark Recognition of the Moscow Provensal Brand

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

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Defends Novartis in a Precedent-Setting Case Over Unfair Competition by a Generic Distributor

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.

8 February 2022

Mikhail Kazantsev Appointed as Public Representative of the Business Ombudsman for Eco-Energy and Climate Legislation

On February 3, 2022, Mikhail Kazantsev, Partner, Head of Public Policy, Real Estate and Natural Resources Practices at Egorov, Puginsky, Afanasiev & Partners Law Offices was included in the list of public representatives of the Presidential Commissioner for Entrepreneurs’ Rights of the Russian Federation. Mikhail's activities will be directed at protecting the interests of the business community on issues of eco-energy and climate legislation.

4 February 2022

EPAM Provides English Law Advice on a Cross-Border Gaming M&A Deal

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners lawyers advised on an international M&A transaction under English law involving the sale of a publisher of Pixel Gun 3D, the third most popular mobile first-person shooter game in terms of monthly players, for a total consideration of USD 70m.

26 January 2022

EPAM Represented A4 Agri and S.A. Christensen & CO in Divestment of Its International Business

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners provided comprehensive legal support within a project, which was structured as a combination of asset and share deal and included transfer of shares in the Russian subsidiary of SAC to the buyer, BouMatic.

20 January 2022

EPAM Successfully Represents a Coalition of Russian Web-Companies Avito, Drom, CIAN, 2Gis, IVI, Zoon, Profi and Tutu Against Yandex - Russia’s Largest Search Engine, Reaching a Settlement in Court

A landmark case in the digital segment in Russia was resolved on 19th January 2022, with the Moscow Arbitration Court approving the settlement agreement between Yandex, the Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia (FAS) and the claimants in a dispute over unequal conditions promoting Yandex’s own search results, rather than searches provided by third-party services . Yandex unfairly prioritized its own searches through the exclusive use of enriched search capabilities.

14 January 2022

EPAM Launches Workshops Series ‘Regulatory and Law Enforcement Inspections: How to Protect Yourself’

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners will launch a series of workshops ‘Regulatory and Law Enforcement Inspections: How to Protect Yourself’, where attorneys of the Firm will address the mistakes made that might give rise to civil liability, hefty fines and criminal prosecution, while being the subject of an inspection and will advise on how to handle these inspections successfully.

10 January 2022

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners 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.