19 February 2005

Dmitry Afanasiev participates in the Anatoly Sobchak Commemoration Day

The funeral service at Sobchak’s grave in the Nikolskoe cemetery at the Alexander Nevsky monastery began the Day of Commemoration.

15 February 2005

Lawyers of EPA&P participate in the Jessup moot court

The Saint-Petersburg University moot court team, with EPA&P’s St. Peterburg office junior lawyers Irina Sergeeva and Sergey Golubok among its members, won first place in the Russian stage of the Jessup International Public Law Contest.

27 January 2005

Members of the Russian-American Business Council meet with Foreign Minister of Russia Sergey Lavrov

Members of the Russian-American Business Council (RABC) representing leading Russian businessmen – met this Thursday at the “National” Hotel to meet with Sergey Lavrov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia.

20 January 2005

Lawyers of EPA&P participate in preparatory hearings of the U.S. Federal Court of Detroit

In the course of the proceedings, Dmitry Afanasiev, the lawyer of EPA&P, informed the court as to the manner in which the debated isotopes were moved from the territory of the Russia Federation and gave a detailed report about the attempt of certain persons to misappropriate them by fraud.

1 November 2004

Daniil V. Petrov joined the EPA&P's team in the Moscow Office as the Head of the Public Policy Department

Daniil Petrov previously worked as the Deputy Head of the Legal Department of the St. Petersburg State Property Management Committee.

1 November 2004

Valery A. Gavrilenko joined the EPA&P's St. Petersburg Office as a litigation attorney

Valery Gavrilenko previously worked as a lawyer in the Bar Association of the Leningradskaya Oblast and in the Baltic Bar Association.

11 October 2004

Alexey N. Ryzhkin joined EPA&P's team in the firm's St. Petersburg Office

Prior to joining EPA&P, Alexey Ryzhkin was employed at the Office of the Prosecutor of the Leningrad Oblast and in the North-West Transport Prosecutor's Office.

7 October 2004

Ekaterina A. Fabritskaya joined the Moscow Office of EPA&P

Recently, Ms. Fabritskaya worked in both the U.S. and the U.K. She effectively combines a profound understanding of the legal realities of a major business with a vast knowledge of Law.

25 September 2004

EPA&P's soccer team took part in the championship of AmCham

EPA&P's team defeated the TopCon team (2:1) and AIG, the team of the world insurance services leader, (3:0).

17 September 2004

EPA&P holds annual all-staff meeting

Dimitry Afanasiev, the Chairman of the Partners' Committee, Ilya Nikiforov, the Managing Partner of the EPA&P's Saint-Petersburg Office, and Khristofor Ivanyan, the head of the EPA&P litigation department proposed their recommendations with respect to acquiring practical experience needed to work with major corporate clients.

10 September 2004

News from the Corporate Department

EPA&P takes part in an examination of the conflict around the Oil-Extraction Plant Kropotkinsky by the Russian Association for the Protection of Investors' Rights.

18 August 2004

Internship in the USA

In July-August 2004, two more of EPA&P attorneys, Anna Yakovleva and Anton Kostenko, completed a one-month internship "Orientation in the U.S. Legal System" in Washington.

1 June 2004

News from the Litigation Department

Following the suit brought by EPA&P in the interests of the Russian Federation, the isotopes were retained earlier by order of the Federal Court of the U.S.A. after they had been seized by U.S. Customs authorities at the request of the General Prosecutor's Office of the Russian Federation.