On March 7, 2019, Chambers & Partners, one of the most reputable legal ratings, published the Chambers Europe 2019 directory, drawing on the results of its legal market research in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus carried out in 2018.
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners has not only retained its top positions in key areas of law, but expanded its presence in the ranking as well. In Russia, Chambers Europe 2019 recommends the Firm for Competition Law, Banking & Finance Law, Capital Markets, M&A and Corporate Law (Band 1), in Dispute Resolution (both Domestic and International) (Band 1), Criminal Defense of Businesses, Employment Law, Intellectual Property, TMT, Restructuring/Insolvency, Tax Law, Transportation/Shipping.
In total, the Firm is recommended for 11 out of the 16 researched areas of law in Russia, and in 8 of those areas it has been ranked in Band 1 and Band 2.
Chairman Dimitry Afanasiev is recognised as an Eminent Practitioner, with his experience and achievements in Corporate Law and Dispute Resolution being praised. Managing Partner Ilya Nikiforov has been noted as Eminent Practitioner in International Disputes and Arbitration. In addition to the senior partners, the Firm’s eighteen other experts have been ranked individually and include: Partners Victoria Burkovskaya, Dmitriy Glazounov, Dmitry Dyakin, Valery Eremenko, Arkady Krasnikhin, Anna Numerova, Evgeny Raschevsky, Ivan Smirnov, Denis Arkhipov, as well as Natalia Korosteleva and Robin Wittering, Counsels Elena Agaeva, Evgeny Bolshakov, Sergey Kalinin and Pavel Sadovsky, Senior Associates Anna Ivanova, Alexey Karchiomov and Oleg Ushakov.
In Ukraine, the directory recommends the Firm for Competition, Corporate and Employment Laws, as well as M&A. Two experts have been recommended individually: Managing Partner Oksana Ilchenko and Senior Associate Aleksandra Yevstafyeva.
The Firm’s office in Belarus has once again been ranked by Chambers Europe 2019 in Banking & Finance, Corporate and Business Law, and Dispute Resolution. Managing Partner of the Minsk Office, Denis Turovets, as well as Partner Anna Rusetskaya, have topped the individual rankings.