Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners has announced the promotion of 3 senior associates based in Moscow – Andrey Bastrakov, Dmitry Kaysin and Vyacheslav Yugay – to counsel, effective 1 January 2018.
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners associates overturning the court decision to block BlaBlaCar in Russia
BlaBlaCar, an international carpooling service, instructed Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners following a court decision to block the company’s Russian website in response to the prosecutor’s office suit. The prosecutor likened BlaBlaCar’s activities to those of taxi operators who distribute fares to drivers without a taxi licence.
On 01 December 2017, following a decision by the Council of the Federation Committee on Constitutional Legislation and State Building, Dmitry Lipin, Associate at Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners’ Public Policy and Legislation Practice, was appointed a member of the Expert Advisory Board on Civil Law, Civil Procedural Law, Commercial Procedural Law and Enforcement Proceedings.
Olga Tsvetkova appointed co-chair of Young IMA at Institute of Modern Arbitration’s Arbitration Centre
On 01 December 2017, the Institute of Modern Arbitration presented Young IMA - its new initiative launched in the form of a forum, bringing together students and young practitioners in the field of dispute resolution.
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Ukraine successfully represented the global producer and distributor of plant protection products in criminal proceedings
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Ukraine criminal team successfully defended the Ukrainian subsidiary of the German producer of plant protection products in criminal proceedings initiated by the Security Service of Ukraine with respect to the alleged smuggling and illegal purchase and transportation of products.
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners successfully secures the FAS approval of deal between Yandex and Uber
On November 24, 2017, the Federal Antimonopoly Service of the Russian Federation (FAS) approved the petition to establish a joint venture by Yandex N.V., and Uber International S.V.. Egorov, Puginsky, Afanasiev and Partners acted as the main legal adviser when seeking approval of the transaction from the FAS.
On 16 November, the Delovaya Rossiya (Business Russia) Monitoring and Oversight Committee, held its first session since the renewal of its operations. Among those attending was Andrey Porfiriev, Partner at Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners.
Firm’s Litigation and Arbitration Practice successful in property settlement dispute in Supreme Court
The Supreme Court allowed a cassation appeal filed by the Firm’s lawyers and set aside an illegal Starooskolsky Court judgment dismissing a suit for division of shares in a major construction company in the Central District constituting marital property.
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners holds expert discussion on ‘The Liability of Businesses and Controlling Parties in Times of Financial Crisis: Key Trends and Protective Measures’
On 20 October, a business discussion entitled ‘The Liability of Businesses and Controlling Parties in Times of Financial Crisis’ was hosted in Moscow by Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners. Partners Valery Eremenko, Victoria Burkovskaya and Evgeny Raschevsky, Counsels Vera Rikhterman, Sergey Kalinin and Alina Kudryavtseva, Senior Associate Julia Bobrova and specially invited experts discussed key trends, problems and solutions for business leaders.
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners defended TOTAL in a multi-billion-dollar dispute with Volgograd and Saratov regions’ administrations
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners’ Litigation Practice team defended TOTAL in a multi-billion-dollar precedent dispute with the Volgograd and Saratov regions’ administrations (Russia), considered by ad hoc arbitrators in accordance with the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules.
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners’ partner Anna Numerova, who is chairing the General Council of the Antitrust Experts Association, is now on the FAS of Russia’s Competition Council (public advisory council).
Dimitry Afanasiev and Stanislav Puginsky meet with Tatarstan President Rustam Minnikhanov to discuss the outcomes of the Kazan Legal International Forum
On September 15, 2017, Dimitry Afanasiev, member of the Partners Committee of Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners, and Stanislav Puginsky, Head of the Firm’s Public Policy and Legislation Practice, met with Tatarstan President Rustam Minnikhanov. The meeting marked the end of the business programme at Kazan Legal International Forum which was held on September 14-16, 2017 and sponsored by the Government of the Republic of Tatarstan and Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners.
Today marked the conclusion of the business programme of the Kazan Legal International Forum, which was sponsored by the Government of the Republic of Tatarstan and Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners. The Forum brought together around 700 participants from 26 countries to share the latest developments in legislation and trends in law enforcement.
Elena Avakyan, Counsel at Egorov, Puginsky, Afanasiev & Partners and Executive Director of Non-Profit Partnership For Advancement of Corporate Law joined the ranks of Russian experts of ICC Global Commission on Intellectual Property. Elena will become a member of the Task Force on Reduction of Formalities in IP Registration Procedures.