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7 July 2015

Antitrust practice team of Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Obtained Pre-closing Clearance of FAS Russia for the Purchase of Shares in Norbert Dentressangle SA by XPO Logistics in Record-Breaking time

In June 2015, the US logistics company XPO Logistics announced the acquisition of a controlling stake in the French company Norbert Dentressangle SA. The antitrust practice team at Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners represented XPO in connection with obtaining clearance from the Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia, and was able to secure a positive decision from the FAS in record-breaking time.

7 July 2015

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Obtains the Antitrust Authority’s Approval for ROSSIUM’s Acquisition of the Controlling Stake in FC URALSIB

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners’ сompetition team managed to obtain the Federal Antimonopoly Service’s approval for the acquisition of the controlling stake in FC URALSIB for the Firm’s client.

23 June 2015

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Urkaine advises Kemira Oyj on the acquisition of AkzoNobel paper chemicals business

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Ukraine has assisted a global chemicals company Kemira Oyj with obtaining merger clearance with the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine(the "AMCU") for the acquisition of the paper chemical business of AkzoNobel, the largest global paints and coatings company. The transaction was closed on May 4, 2015, after obtaining the approval from the AMCU. The deal was first announced on July 8, 2014. The value of the transaction is EUR 153 million.

14 May 2015

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Ukraine advises Avito Holding on the sale of torg.ua

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Ukraine acted as the Ukrainian legal counsel to Avito Holding in the sale of Ukraine’s leading classifieds free ads site torg.ua to MIH Allegro, a part of a global mass media corporation NASPERS. The parties have agreed not to disclose the purchase price.

8 April 2015

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners is the only law firm engaged in the educational project launched by the Ministry of Education and Science of Russia and Kutafin Moscow State Law University

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners jointly with the Ministry of Education and Science of Russia and Kutafin Moscow State Law University (MGUA) will be engaged on the global educational project providing an opportunity to combine their studies and internship at the leading Russian companies to the promising students. The project was introduced at the round table entitled “Problems of the Lawyers Professional Training” held on April 3, 2015 at the IX Forum-Exhibition “Legal Career Day at MGUA”. A new approach to internship arrangements for legal students from all over the country will be developed following the project.

19 January 2015

Denis Gavrilov Joins the Competition Practice of Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners as Counsel

Denis Gavrilov has joined Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners’ Competition Practice as Counsel.

13 January 2015

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners announces appointments of counsel in its Russian offices

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners is pleased to announce the promotion of a number of senior associates in its Russian offices. Effective as of January 1, 2015 Evgeny Bolshakov, Maria Kobanenko, Alina Kudriavtseva, Vladimir Pestrikov, Mark Rovinskiy and Pavel Sadovsky were appointed as counsel in the Moscow office. Elena Agaeva and Elena Legashova have become counsel in St. Petersburg.

18 December 2014

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners redefends the interests of OAO Transammiak in a dispute with a largest manufacturer of fertilizers again

The litigation team of Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners have successfully defended the interests of OAO Transammiak in a litigation with Minudobreniya JSC.

5 December 2014

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners support Lenta’s acquisition of three Bimart hypermarkets

Associates of Moscow and St. Petersburg offices of Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners provided legal support for Lenta’s acquisition of the company holding three Bimart hypermarkets in Vladimir and Ivanovo.

1 September 2014

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Ukraine advises one of the world's leading farm equipment manufacturers on distribution in Ukraine

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Ukraine advised one of the world's leading farm equipment manufacturers on the structuring of distribution arrangement with Ukrainian dealers.

20 August 2014

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Ukraine advises Intersystems in connection with obtaining merger clearance with the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Ukraine has advised Intersystems Holdings Inc. ("Intersystems") in connection with obtaining merger clearance with the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine for the acquisition of Intersystems by AGCO. The acquisition will expand AGCO’s grain handling and storage business in the fast growing off-farm segment. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The transaction was closed on August 1, 2014.

3 July 2014

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners succeeds in defending OJSC Transammiak and OJSC Togliattiazot in the Presidium of the Supreme Arbitrazh Court of the Russian Federation

On July 1, 2014 the Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners team managed to reverse the Ruling of the Federal Arbitrazh Court of the Volga District dd. February 7, 2014 to force OJSC Transammiak into a contract to transport liquid ammonium with OJSC Minudobreniya. The dispute was remanded for a new trial, whilst the claims of OJSC Transammiak and OJSC Togliattiazot in relation to the supervisory review of judicial decisions previously taken in the case, were satisfied.

18 June 2014

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners held a lunch on antitrust regulation within IV St. Petersburg International Legal Forum

On June 18, 2014, on the first day of IV St. Petersburg International Legal Forum, Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners held lunch “Antitrust regulation: tendencies, problems and solutions”. More than 80 representatives of large business came to discuss the most actual issues of antitrust regulation in the open dialog with the Federal Antimonopoly Service (the FAS) of the Russian Federation.

10 June 2014

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Ukraine receives regulatory approval for the acquisition of a major European producer of fresh frozen vegetables, fruits and potato products

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Ukraine has assisted H2 Equity Partners, a leading Western European investment firm, with obtaining the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine (the "AMCU") merger clearance for the acquisition of Oerlemans Foods from global food company Vion. The takeover price will not be made public.

27 May 2014

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Ukraine advises on the acquisition of Agel Enterprises

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Ukraine acted as the Ukrainian legal counsel to Richmont Holdings, a private equity fund, on the acquisition of Agel Enterprises, a nutritional supplement supplier.