EPAM is glad to announce that Maria Kobanenko has been promoted to Partner effective 1 January 2021.
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners advised TA Associates, a global investment group with the acquisition of Netwrix Corporation, an international IT security software company
EPAM Competition Law Practice Team successfully obtained FAS approval for acquisition of Netwrix Corporation.
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners acts as legal advisor to DynaEnergetics in complex project on exiting its Russian business
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners provided legal support to DynaEnergetics, a world leader in the manufacturing and selling of oilfield equipment, in a complex project on closing its plant and selling its subsidiary in the Tyumen region of Russia.
EPAM Competition Law Practice successfully obtained FAS approval for acquisition of Lummus Technology, despite COVID-19 restrictions
On June 30, 2020, Haldia Petrochemicals Limited, the flagship company of The Chatterjee Group (TCG), and investment funds affiliated with Rhône Capital successfully completed the joint acquisition of Lummus Technology from McDermott International. Under the terms of the share and asset purchase agreement, Chatterjee and Rhône committed to acquiring Lummus from subsidiaries of McDermott as part of McDermott’s restructuring process.
In March 2020, the Finnish energy company Fortum finalized the purchase of a majority stake in the German company Uniper - representing a landmark deal for the energy industry. Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners represented Fortum before the Governmental Commission for Foreign Investments and the FAS Russia.
Denis Gavrilov and Maria Kobanenko Elected to the General Council of the Association of Antitrust Experts
The General Assembly of Association of Antitrust Experts (AAE) members was held on July 30, 2020. Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Counsels Denis Gavrilov and Maria Kobanenko were elected to the AAE General Council by a majority vote. Andrey Rego, Head of Regulatory Department at Mobile TeleSystems PJSC, was elected the Chairman of the AAE General Council. This is Maria’s debut appointment to the AAE General Council and the fourth one for Denis.
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners obtains clearance from the FAS Russia for BlaBlaCar’s purchase of Russian aggregator Busfor – one of the largest M&A transactions in the digital economy in 2019
In September 2019, popular carpooling service BlaBlaCar announced its intention to purchase Russia’s largest online bus ticket aggregator Busfor. The Firm’s Competition Practice team managed to obtain clearance for this landmark deal from the FAS Russia by proving that it would not limit competition on the market for online bus ticket sales.
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners is pleased to announce Evgeny Bolshakov’s appointment as a partner at the Firm effective March 1, 2019.
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners announces appointment of new counsels at the Firm’s Moscow office
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners announces the promotion of a number of senior associates at the Firm’s Moscow office. Effective January 1, 2019, Anton Alekseev, Alexey Rodionov and Olga Tsvetkova have been promoted to counsel.
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners protect Petersburgsky Traktorny Zavod in an unfair competition dispute
Petersburgsky Traktorny Zavod belongs to the Kirovsky Zavod PJSC group, the oldest and the largest Russian producer of tractors. PTZ JSC tractors and other road equipment have been produced under Kirovets brand since the 1960s, and with their remarkable appearance and special model IDs, they have become widely known amongst customers over the course of their 50 year manufacturing history.
Attorneys of Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners successfully protect a large Russian holding in a precedent-setting dispute with a competitor
In the course of the FAS Russia (Federal Antimonopoly Service) proceedings, the Firm’s antimonopoly team succeeded in proving that the marketing program of our client’s competitor was in conflict with anti-monopoly laws. The program involved the competitor encouraging supermarket employees to promote goods in an attempt to circumvent trade law requirements, however, these actions were found to be in violation of fair competition rules.
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.
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.
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).