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27 December 2007

EPA&P helps REXAM acquire clearance from the Federal Antimonopoly Service to buyRussian can maker

British packaging firm Rexam Plc has received permission from Russia's anti-monopoly watchdog to acquire Russian drinks can maker Rostar from En+ Group. At the second hearing Rexam was represented by EPA&P.

18 December 2007

Russia recovers misappropriated Archangelsk Trawler Fleet vessels with support of Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners

Today, in the port of Huelva, Spain, two trawlers – Yuosas Alexonis and Trawlmeister Mogutov, were returned to their legal owner, Russian State company Archangelsk Trawler Fleet (ATF), after being misappropriated in 2004 by the international group headed by the Mauritanian businessman Abass Bugurbal. The interests of Archangelsk Trawler Fleet were represented by Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners.

12 December 2007

Boris Puginsky, Co-founder of Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners,received Man of the Year national award

Moscow, December 12, 2007. Man of the Year national award ceremony took place in Christ the Saviour’s Cathedral in Moscow. Among this year's prize winners are Vladimir Putin, President of the Russian Federation; Alexii II, Patriarch; Leo Bokeria, cardio surgeon; Rodion Shedrin, composer; Alisher Usmanov, businessman. In the “Legal” nomination the award was given to Boris Puginsky, co-founder of and named partner in Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev and Partners Law Firm for “Major contribution to the national jurisprudence”.

22 November 2007

Egorov, Puginsky, Afanasiev and Partners Backs the Best Russian Law Department Awards 2007

The ceremony for the Best Russian Law Departments Awards, decided through research by Corporate Lawyer magazine took place today in Moscow. The event, supported by law offices Egorov, Puginsky, Afanasiev and Partners, was attended by more than 250 participants: heads of the law departments nominated, members of the Expert Committee and special guests, including partners of leading Russian and international law firms, and media representatives.

19 October 2007

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners participates in the Annual International Bar Association Conference 2007 in Singapore

This year the Annual IBA Conference took place on 14-19 October in Singapore. Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners was represented by Mr. Ilya Nikiforov, Managing Partner of the St. Petersburg Office, and Ms. Maria Miroshnikova, Senior Lawyer of the Moscow Office.

25 September 2007

The Supreme Court of Norway dismisses all charges against two Russian vessels arrested in 2005

Moscow - Oslo, September 25, 2007. – The Supreme Court of Norway announced its decision to dismiss all charges against two Russian vessels, “Captain Gorbatchev” and “Dmitry Pokramovitch”, arrested by the Norwegian authorities in October 2005, charged with breaching Norwegian fishing regulations. Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev and Partners represented the Russian side.

21 September 2007

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Advises Russian Machines on its Strategic Investment in Magna International

Parties confirmed the completion of its previously announced US$1.54 billion strategic investment in Magna International Inc., a Canadian company listed on the Toronto and New York Stock Exchanges. Egorov, Puginsky, Afanasiev & Partners, together with foreign consultants, advised on the deal.

22 August 2007

Spain approves the extradition to Russia of a foreign citizen accused of stealing Russian trawlers

Spain’s Council of Ministers confirmed the decision to extradite Abass Boughourbal, a citizen of Mauritania, to the Russian Federation . He is accused of unlawful appropriation of three fishing trawlers owned by the Russian Federation. This achievement was the result of well-coordinated actions by the Russian Federal Agency for Property Management, Russian General Prosecutor’s Office, the Foreign Affairs Ministry of Russia, the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Spain, the top management of the OJSC Arkhangelsk Trawler Fleet, Spanish lawyers and Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners that represented Russia at the proceedings regarding the recovery of the trawlers.

6 August 2007

EPA&P lawyer to present Russia in ICC Commission on Intellectual Property

Elena Krotova Sebag, an attorney-at-law of Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev and Partners, was appointed representative of Russian National Committee of International Chamber of Commerce (ICC Russia) in Commission on Intellectual Property of International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).

26 June 2007

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev and Partners sponsors International Litigation and Fraud Conference

On 26th/27th June London hosted LexisNexis Butterworths’ International Litigation and Fraud Conference. Cosponsor of the event, Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev and Partners was represented by Maria Miroshnikova and Anna Yakovleva who spoke on “Evidence gathering, remedies and relief in Russia”.

22 June 2007

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev and Partners participate in the Second CIS Local Counsel Forum in Baku

On June 20-22, 2007 Baku, Azerbaijan, hosted the Second CIS Local Counsel Forum which brought together the international legal community with the best Local Counsel law firms from the CIS economic region, representing Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan. Dimitry Afanasiev and Arkady Krasnikhin of EPA&P spoke at the Forum.

1 June 2007

Dimitry Afanasiev joins Best Lawyers Board of Advisors

Dimitry Afanasiev, member of the Partners’ Committee and Founding Partner of Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners became the first Russian lawyer to sit on the Board of Advisers of Best Lawyers in America. Also, the Best Lawyers Board of Advisers includes Jerome Shestack, former President of the American Bar Association and EPA&P’s US senior adviser.

29 May 2007

EPA&P takes part in the IBA conference “Russian Anti-Trust Law in an International Context”

Today the All-Russian State Library for Foreign Literature in Moscow hosted the international conference “Russian Anti-Trust Law in an International Context”. The conference was presented by the Global Forum for Competition and Trade Policy and the European Forum of the International Bar Association and co-sponsored by the Section of Antitrust Law of the American Bar Association. Grigory CHERNYSHOV, senior attorney of Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev and Partners, spoke on “Antitrust Approval of the Foreign Companies Shares Transaction”.

23 May 2007

EPA&P Senior Lawyer Grigory Chernyshov Elected Member of the General Council of the Non-Profit Partnership for Promotion of Competition

On May 23, 2007 the inaugural meeting of the Non-Profit Partnership for Promotion of Competition took place - a group that joins together leading antitrust lawyers and economists specializing in competition matters. Grigory Chernyshov, a Senior Lawyer at Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Law Offices, was elected member of the General Council of the Partnership.

24 April 2007

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners has opened an associated office in London

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners has opened an associated office in London, UK. Located at 3 Gough Square EC4, in the City of London, the office neighbours the world’s major law firms and investment banks.