News
1 April 2006

Sergey Golubok’s presentation at the International Scientific Conference of Law Students and Candidates ‘Traditions and Innovations in the System of Contemporary Russian Law’ was considered the best in the category of International Publi

The annual scientific conference of law students and candidates ‘Traditions and Innovations in the system of contemporary Russian law’ took place on 31 March and 1 April at Moscow State Law Academy. More than 650 law students from Russia, CIS and other countries participated at the conference dedicated to the 75th anniversary of Moscow State Law Academy.

31 March 2006

Eurocement Group not found guilty of breaking antimonopoly law

Ninth Arbitrary Court of Moscow overturned the decisions and actions of the Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) in connection with Eurocement Group which had been charged with breaking antimonopoly law in October 2005. The interests Eurocement, the biggest producer of cement in Russia, were represented by Egorov, Puginsky, Afanasiev and Partners.

29 March 2006

EPA&P expert attends “Experiment 5+5: growth prospects of gas market in Russia” conference

A conference, "Experiment 5+5: growth prospects of gas market in Russia ", sponsored by the Ministry for Economic Development and Trade, the Ministry of Industry and Energy, and the Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia, was held in Moscow on the 29th of March.

27 March 2006

Egorov, Puginsky, Afanasiev and Partners is an official sponsor of 25th anniversary of European Law Students Association (ELSA)

A regular general meeting of European Law Students Association took place in London on 19 - 26 of March. The meeting, dedicated to the 25th anniversary of Association, was sponsored by EPAP and attracted more than 300 people from 35 countries. 

17 March 2006

EPA&P in Norway court hearings regarding Norwegian authorities’ claim against Russian trawler “Captain Gorbatchev”

An appeal was heard in the Court in Tromso, Norway, on 16-17 of March, 2006 to examine the legality of actions of two Russian vessels, “Captain Gorbatchev” of Archangelsk Trawler Fleet and “Dmitry Pokramovitch” of Murmanrybprom, which had been previously fined by the Norwegian authorities last October.

2 March 2006

EPA&P secures Belizean Supreme Court freezing order on three Russian trawlers

At the request of Egorov, Puginsky, Afanasiev and Partners, acting on behalf of the Russian Federal Ministry of Property Management, the Supreme Court of Belize has handed down an order prohibiting any transactions, within its jurisdiction, that involve three misappropriated trawlers that belong to the Archangelsk Trawler Fleet. The move comes as speculation continues about the future destination of the trawlers which were arrested in Spain in January 2006, at a request of the Russian authorities.

14 February 2006

Specialists from EPA&P provided legal support to “ST New Holland Ltd.” – the winner of the tender for the reconstruction of New Holland Island, in St. Petersburg

The results of the investment-architectural tender for the development of New Holland Island, in St. Petersburg were made public today. The winner, “ST New Holland Ltd.” – a joint venture that brings together one of Russia’s largest developers, the company “ST Group” and a leading British architect, Lord Norman Foster – was especially created to work on this project. Legal support for “ST New Holland’s” participation in the tender was provided by the Law Offices of “Egorov, Puginsky, Afanasiev and Partners”.

6 February 2006

Tatyana Tolstaya joins EPAP’s Moscow office

Tatyana holds a degree in Law from St. Petersburg State University and currently is a candidate for the Chair of Constitutional Law of St. Petersburg State University.

6 February 2006

EPA&P receives a Letter of commendation from the Federal Agency for Management of the State Property of the Russian Federation for work related to the Arkhangelsk Trawler Fleet company

EPA&P is representing the interests of the Russian Federation, as the sole shareholder in the Arkhangelsk Trawler Fleet company. In these proceedings EPA&P and the Russian Federation are aiming to terminate the bankruptcy process in order to preserve control over the company.

30 January 2006

At the request of EPA&P three misappropriated fishing trawlers belonging to the Russian Federation were found and seized in Spain

At the request of EPA&P, legal counsel to the Russian Federation, a Spanish court seized three misappropriated fishing trawlers belonging to the Russian Federation. The arrest is an interim measure intended to cease illegal exploitation of the trawlers by a group of internationals accused of fraud and to prevent their possible resale. Egorov, Puginsky, Afanasiev and partners represented the interests of the Russian Federation in the search and seizure of the trawlers.

8 December 2005

On December 7-8 2005 the delegation of Egarov, Puginsky, Afanasiev and Partners participated in the conference on the UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods: 25 Years of Implementation Practices, Results and Perspectives

The EPA&P delegation included: Ilya Nikiforov; managing partner of the Firm’s Saint-Petersburg office; Maria Miroshnikova, senior lawyer of EPA&P; and Olga Kudryavtseva and Sergey Golubok, legal assistants of EPA&P. Viktor Dumler was a corresponding member of the delegation.

29 November 2005

Archangelsk Trawl Fleet and EPA&P, representing the Russian Federal Ministry of Property Management, held a joint press-conference regarding the illegal retention of three Russian trawlers in Mauritania

The reason for the press-conference was the fact that the persons involved in misappropriation of the trawlers were declared subject to an investigation by INTEPOL. Another cause was a note of protest handed by the Russian Foreign Ministry to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mauritania referring to the Ruling of the Chairman of the Supreme Court of Mauritania of November 9, 2005 to dismiss the Decision of the Administrative Chamber of the Supreme Court of Mauritania to suspend “mauritanization” of the trawlers.

17 October 2005

A joint delegation of the Archangelsk Trawl Fleet and Egorov, Puginsky, Afanasiev and Partners visited the Islamic Republic of Mauritania

In particular, the Russian delegation was received by the Minister of Justice, Minister of Fishery and Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mauritania. The discussions with the Mauritanian state officials were focused upon the unlawful arrestment and public sale, in 2004, of three trawlers owned by the Russian Federation and assigned to ATF – Kapitan Kononov, Yuosas Aleksonis, and Tralmester Mogutov.

5 October 2005

EPA&P lawyers receive Commendations from the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs “For highly professional assistance in defending national interests in the field of nuclear security"

According to the text of the Commendation, as a result of the action taken by the lawyers from EPA&P, representing the interests of the Federal Atomic Energy Agency, “the rights of the Russian State were asserted in an area of strategic importance.”

30 September 2005

Ilya Nikiforov, managing partner of EPA&P St.Petersburg office, has spoken at the IBA Conference in Prague regarding enforcement of foreign arbitration awards in Russia

The presentation was made as a part of annual conference of the International Bar Association (IBA)