On November 29, 2018 Saint Petersburg hosted an awards ceremony for the Top-100 - 2018 prize winners organized by Delovoy Peterburg newspaper. Ilya Nikiforov, Managing Partner at Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev Partners, was recognized with the Law Firm Management and Development nomination.
The Russian Arbitration Association has launched an investment arbitration task force. Dmitry Dyakin, Partner and Co-Head of the Litigation Practice at Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners as well as a prominent investment arbitration expert, came forward with the initiative to launch the task force he now leads.
On September 21, at the meeting of the Supervisory Board of the High-Tech Park, a positive decision was taken regarding registration of the subsidiary of Appodeal Inc. as an HTP resident.
Attorneys of the Litigation Practice at Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners have successfully represented the state-owned enterprise Morsvyazsputnik, the only Russian supplier of INMARSAT satellite communications services, in a contractual dispute with Glonass North-West. The associates are now to represent Morsvyazsputnik against the company in compulsory liquidation proceedings.
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners provided legal support to FAM AB, Sweden’s largest holding company, in a cross-border transaction worth over $580m to purchase business subdivision of Sandvik Process Systems.
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners advised on the restructuring of Solntse Mexico and Mission Foods Stupino, Russian divisions of Gruma Group, the largest cornflour, chips and tortillas manufacturer in the world. The Firm’s attorneys also assisted the Client in obtaining special economic zone resident status in connection with its investment in a factory in Moscow Region.
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Successfully Represents Solntse Mexico, Part of Gruma International Foods, in Dispute Over Electricity Costs
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners has secured its latest victory in a series of significant cases representing consumers in disputes with grid companies over payment for electricity consumption outside the scope of a contract, where the amounts demanded vastly exceed the cost of the electricity actually used.
UC RUSAL Successfully Challenges the Sale of Norilsk Nickel Shares to Vladimir Potanin’s Whiteleave Holdings by Roman Abramovich’s Crispian Investments
The London Commercial Court found in favour of UC RUSAL, the world's largest aluminum producer, declaring the purported sale of the 3.99% stake in February 2018 by Crispian to Whiteleave in MMC Norilsk Nickel "invalid and ineffective".
At the invitation of the European Law Students’ Association (ELSA), Vladimir Talanov, Senior Associate in the International Trade and Customs Practice at Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners, served as a member of the panel for the final round of the ELSA Moot Court Competition (EMC2), organised with support from the World Trade Organization (WTO).
On 5 June 2018 the AEB Intellectual Property Committee held a general meeting to discuss latest legislation changes and their implementation, as well as to elect a new Deputy Chairperson.
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Helps Bank Saint Petersburg Secure Victory at High Court in London in Precedent-Setting Dispute With Vitaly Arkhangelsky
A team from the Litigation Practice at Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners helped Bank Saint Petersburg to secure victory at the High Court in London in its dispute with borrower Vitaly Arkhangelsky and Oslo Marine Group Ports (OMG Ports).Proceedings in this case began back in 2009 and have spanned four jurisdictions: Russia, Bulgaria, France, and England. Over 20 cases were heard in the Russian courts, whose rulings were recognised and enforced overseas.
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Represents Beluga Group, Russia’s Largest Alcoholic Beverages Company
Associates at Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners devised and successfully executed a competent strategy to represent ALVIZ, a subsidiary of Russia’s largest alcoholic beverages company Beluga Group, in a trademark infringement dispute, allowing ALVIZ to continue to market its key brand, Arkhangelskaya vodka.
Ilya Nikiforov Co-authored Russia Corporate, Financial, and Commercial Law Book Published by American Bar Association
On March, 2018 the American Bar Association (ABA) published a new book named “Russia Corporate, Financial, and Commercial Law”. Ilya Nikiforov, Managing Partner at Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners, authored two chapters of the book: “Russian Legal System” and “Dispute Resolution in Russia: Arbitration, Litigation and Mediation”.
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Advised Nordic Aviation Capital on Lease Terms of Five Embraer Aircraft
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners’ Minsk office acted as the legal counsel under Belarusian law to Nordic Aviation Capital, a global leader in regional aircraft leasing.
Evgeny Raschevsky Joins the International Chamber of Commerce Task Force on Arbitration of Climate Change-Related Disputes
In late 2017, the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) established the Task Force on Arbitration of Climate Change-Related Disputes within its Commission on Arbitration and Amicable Dispute Resolution. Evgeny Raschevsky, partner and head of international arbitration and litigation practice at Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners, represents ICC Russia in the Task Force.