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

EPAM’ 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

EPAM 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

EPAM 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 EPAM 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

EPAM 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.

4 February 2022

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

EPAM 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

EPAM 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’

EPAM 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

EPAM 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.

20 December 2021

EPAM’s Foundation Department at HSE Begins Educational Programme

The Foundation Department of EPAM announces the start of an educational programme at the HSE Faculty of Law. Training will be provided by highly qualified practicing attorneys from EPAM. The department is headed by Denis Arkhipov, PhD in Law, Partner and co-head of Litigation Practice at the Firm.

13 December 2021

Pavel Baryshnikov Joins Working Group of the State Duma Energy Committee

On December 8, 2021, the State Duma Energy Committee created a working group tasked with improving the statutory regulation of restricted zones and zones of minimum distance to main or industrial pipelines. Pavel Baryshnikov, Administrative practice associate at EPAM, is a member of the working group.

7 December 2021

EPAM Attorneys Advised Service-Telecom Group of Companies on Getting the Approval by the FAS Russia on the Purchase of National Tower Company

EPAM’ attorneys provided legal support for the independent infrastructure operator Service-Telecom in obtaining the approval of the Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia (FAS) to conclude a transaction to acquire a portfolio of mobile network towers from Veon Ltd. (Vimpelcom) in Russia for the amount of RUB 70.65 bn (US$ 957m). The deal included 100% of the shares of National Tower Company and about 15,400 mobile network towers.

6 December 2021

Elena Avakyan Appointed as the Chairman of the Board of the Arbitration Centre at the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs for Intellectual Property Disputes; Pavel Sadovsky Appointed as an Arbitrator of the Board

The Arbitration Centre at the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP) has established a Board for intellectual property disputes. The President of the RSPP has approved the Board’s arbitrators - recognized scientists and practitioners of the intellectual property market, many of whom have been directly involved in creating the basis for the regulation of IP in Russia. Helen Avakyan, Counsel at EPAM, was appointed as the Chairman of the Board. Pavel Sadovsky, Partner and Head of Intellectual Property / TMT Practice was appointed as an arbitrator of the Board.