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21 June 2006

American students visit EPA&P office in Moscow

A group of American students from the Davidson College (North Carolina) – one of the best US private schools - visited the Moscow office of leading Russian law firm, “Egorov, Puginsky, Afanasiev and Partners”.

8 June 2006

Spanish Court considered an application to annul the arrest of the three misappropriated fishing trawlers belonging to the Russian Federation

The vessels were detained in the Spanish port as a result of a request by Egorov, Puginsky, Afanasiev and Partners, which is representing the interests of the Russian Federation in this matter. The arrest of the trawlers is a provisional measure necessary to prevent their illegal use by the persons accused of fraudulently taking possession of them and to prevent their possible resale of the vessels to new owners.

6 June 2006

Murmansk region Court confirms “Archangelsk Trawler Fleet” ownership of three trawlers illegally detained in Mauritania

Today, the Arbitration Court of the Murmansk region has granted the claim of the OJSC “Archangelsk Trawler Fleet” (“ATF”) seeking recovery of property from illegal ownership. The court has found that the defendant – the Mauritanian company, Societe De Promotion De La Peche, has illegal ownership of the fishing vessels, “Capitan Kononov”, “Yuozas Alexonis” and “Trawlmeister Mogutov” and that right of ownership belongs to the ATF.

30 May 2006

Egorov, Puginsky, Afanasiev & Partners participates in “Intellectual Property: protecting the trade mark” conference

EPAP lawyer, Elena Krotova-Sebag, took part in the “Intellectual Property: protecting the trade mark ” conference in Moscow on 29-30 May. She spoke on franchising as a means for the commercialization of intellectual property rights.

16 May 2006

The Arbitration court of Moscow dismissed a suit by the Russia Partners Fund against the management of the OJSC EUROCEMENT Group

The Arbitration court of Moscow dismissed a suit by the Russia Partners Fund against the management of the OJSC EUROCEMENT Group which sought damages to cover financial losses which it claimed had been caused in company by mismanagement. Egorov, Puginsky, Afanasiev & Partners, the leading Russian law firm, represented the interests of the OJSC EUROCEMENT Group

11 May 2006

The court overturned the Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia’s decision concerning the “EUROCEMENT group”

The Arbitration Court of Moscow annulled the order of the Federal Antimonopoly Service, №272 of November 30, 2005, which had included the OJSC EUROCEMENT Group (“EUROCEMENT”) into the register of business entities that own more than 35% market share of certain goods. It also that its name be removed from the above mentioned monopoly register.

5 May 2006

Egorov, Puginsky, Afanasiev & Partners held a corporate retreat for partners and senior associates in Miami, Florida

Russian lawyers visited U.S. federal court in Miami where they had an opportunity to observe jury selection process in a civil case.

28 April 2006

Daniil Petrov leaves EPA&P for Russian Railways

Senior EPA&P lawyer, Daniil Petrov, takes up a position as head of the Property Management Department of Joint Stock Company "Russian Railways".

26 April 2006

Senior EPAP lawyer presents at legal security conference in Moscow

Participants at the conference included representatives of the state authorities, legal counsel from some of Russia’s largest companies and experts from some of Russia’s leading law and consulting firms.

24 April 2006

Igor Antonovich Pachosik started work in the Law Offices “Egorov, Puginsky, Afanasiev and Partners” as senior arbitration lawyer

Igor Pachosik was born in 1976 in Leningrad. In 1998 he graduated cum laude from the Law Department of the Saint-Petersburg State University. Since 2006 he has been an aspirant of Commercial Law Department of the Saint-Petersburg State University.

12 April 2006

Ilya Nikiforov outlined the creation of an association of independent lawyers at the 2nd annual forum “Legal business in Russia“

Today in Moscow Vedomosti newspaper’s 2nd annual conference ”Legal business in Russia” took place. Mr. Ilya Nikiforov managing partner of the Saint-Petersburg office of leading Russian law firm, Egorov, Puginsky, Afanasiev and partners participated.

6 April 2006

The Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation halts dispute between Moscow and Federal Government over the ownership of monuments of history and culture

Today the Russian Constitutional Court stopped the dispute between Moscow and the Federal Government regarding the ownership of historical and cultural monuments Thus, the sharing of ownership between regions and federal centre, accepted in 1990s, still remains in force. The interests of the Russian Government in this case were represented by Egorov, Puginsky, Afanasiev and Partners.

6 April 2006

Norwegian court has dismissed charges brought against Russian fishing companies by Norwegian authorities in October 2005

The Norwegian Court recognized as lawful the actions of the Russian trawler «Capitan Gorbachev». In October 2005 Norwegian authorities has instigated criminal proceedings and imposed a large fine against the captain and owners of the vessel. The interests of the Russian parties were represented by law firm ‘Egorov, Puginsky, Afanasiev and Partners’.

5 April 2006

The Arbitration Court of Ryazan region confirmed the legitimacy of the purchase of Mikhailovskiy Quarry Management company by Eurocement Group

The Arbitration Court of Ryazan region dismissed the claims by two minority shareholders of Mikhailov Cement who challenged the deal between Mikhailov Cement and Eurocement Group regarding the purchase of 100% of Mikhailovskiy Quarry Management company (Михайловскоe карьероуправлениe) by Eurocement.

3 April 2006

EPAP lawyers Elena Kuznetsova and Nikita Sokolov win scholarships to University of San Diego

EPAP lawyers Elena Kuznetsova and Nikita Sokolov have been awarded scholarships to the University of San Diego in a contest organised together with Pericles. 35 people took part in the contest and 13 of them were awarded scholarships.