The substantial experience and deep insight into both the economic and technical aspects of the industry are recommended by the leading international legal guides.



Sergey Kovalev (Moscow) and Taras Rabko (Moscow) are key contacts in Russia.

Roman Stepanenko (Kyiv), who “understands how to satisfy clients”, and Markiyan Kliuchkovskyi (Kyiv) are recommended in Ukraine. 

 “EPAM draws on its outstanding reputation in dispute resolution to represent leading energy and natural resources firms in high-profile cases.”

“Being one of the few Russian firms with a dedicated energy practice, EPAM concentrates on providing transactional and regulatory advice in the oil and gas and power sectors, as well as energy disputes. Clients include large multinational and Russian companies.”

The firm’s “strong reputation in dispute resolution is partly the product of its particularly high success rate representing energy clients. It also advises government bodies on amendments to energy legislation.”

“This leading CIS firm offers impressive manpower, allowing it to advise on a diverse range of cases within the energy sector. Though primarily focused on Russian matters, the firm also possesses English law capability and is taking steps to further internationalise the practice.”

“A great deal of experience in working with prominent energy clients across Russia and the CIS.”
“Russia’s legal market is dominated by large international law firms, although home-grown law firm EPAM is notable for its size and prestige, and recently enhanced its status regionally by absorbing the well-regarded Ukrainian firm, Magisters.”

“Andrew Mac is known for handling large energy and mining deals.”

"The firm has a "detailed knowledge of the energy sector."


"The team is responsive and solution-oriented."



"This native Russian firm offers a broad range of energy expertise, matching technical ability with a pragmatic approach. Upstream and pipeline work is covered capably here, but the downstream market is where the practice makes the greatest impact."


"The firm plays a unique role in Russia’s legislative community. It recently advised Russian governmental departments on drafting the law on energy and ecology effectiveness, and developed new regulations for electricity networks."