Evgenia Evdokimova is one of the leading civil lawyers at the Firm, with a particular focus on contract law. Evgenia advises clients on deal structuring, security and insurance, as well as on litigation and arbitration arising out of commercial contracts. She regularly assists clients with the structuring of joint investment projects and drafts the relevant documents.
Evgenia’s highlights at the Firm include:
- Representing a client on issues relating to the construction of Olympic Village facilities in Sochi.
- Defending Leon Shipmanagement Limited, a shipowner, in a case regarding insurance recovery amounting to about USD 500,000 from GSK Yugoria, based on a shipowner liability insurance agreement. The court had initially dismissed the claims on formal grounds. Evgenia and her team managed to get the appellate court to cancel the decision, proved that the claims raised were valid, and ultimately convinced the court of the need to take into account the true will of the parties and their existing business practice, rather than the literal wording of the insurance policy as the insurer had insisted. As a result, the courts of all instances have satisfied the Client’s claims for insurance recovery. The Client has recovered all the moneys from the insurer.
- Representing an investment company in the disposal of CIF assets comprising land plots on St. Petersburg’s Petrovsky Island, whose total value amounts to about RUB 2.3 billion. Structuring the parties’ investment relations required a number of contract templates, including joint development contracts, pledges and guarantees, trusts, and leases.
- Drafting of EPC contracts for the construction of a large plant in Nizhny Novgorod.
- Advising on large M&A projects.
Before joining Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners, Evgenia worked as a legal consultant at an international auditing and consulting firm and practiced law at a law firm.
Evgenia was awarded her Bachelor of Laws degree with honours and then gained her Master of Laws degree with honours from the St. Petersburg State University, School of Law in 2008. She also has an LLM with honours from Hamburg University.
Evgenia lectures on civil law at St. Petersburg State University, School of Law and is working on her PhD thesis on the issues surrounding secured creditor priority. She regularly lectures as part of continuing education programmes at various schools, including the Institute of Legal Research, Legal Profession and Mediation.
Evgenia is recommended by Best Lawyers for corporate law and litigation.
She has been admitted to the St. Petersburg Bar Association since 2008, and is fluent in English and German.