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7 March 2014

Kyiv Post publishes commentary by Markiyan Kliuchkovskyi on legal support to athletes at Sochi Winter Olympics 2014

Behind the scenes of the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, an inconspicuous special tribunal consisting of sports arbitrators and lawyers operated to resolve disputes during the course of competitions. arrow

9 December 2013

PaRR publishes commentary by Dennis Turovets on competition law in Belarus

Russia’s competition authority, the Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS), has proposed amendments to eliminate the discrepancy in different definitions of a cartel in Russian competition law and the country’s criminal code, Andrey Tenishev, head of the cartel division at FAS, told PaRR. A definition given to a cartel in antimonopoly law will be integrated into criminal law, he explained. arrow

29 November 2013

Legal Week publishes commentary by Serhii Sviriba on Ukrainian legal market

The financial crisis took a heavy toll on Central and Eastern European economies. But local experts are confident that a recent spate of M&A activity could revive once-flagging deal flow. arrow

25 November 2013

The Lawyer publishes commentary by Dimitry Afanasiev on legal work connected to the Sochi 2014 Olympics

Lawyers have been pivotal in the preparations for the Winter Olympics and the work could go on way beyond the closing ceremony. arrow

21 November 2013

Kyiv Post publishes commentary by Robin Wittering on English law in international transactions

Ukrainian corporate legislation is as young as the country. It sprang up when Ukraine declared its independence in 1991. That’s also when demand for foreign legal counsel among local businesses skyrocketed, a trend that continues today, lawyers say. arrow

9 September 2013

Anna Rusetskaya and Dennis Turovets comments on the peculiarities of the Belarusian legal market

The minor countries of the CIS region have attracted less interest than their larger, louder neighbours but this is still a valuable region. arrow

17 July 2013

Dimitry Afanasiev comments on the situation with Edward Snowden to the “Voice of Russia”

Fugitive US whistleblower Edward Snowden officially applied for temporary asylum in Russia on Tuesday. Russia`s Federal Migration Service confirmed that Mr. Snowden had completed the necessary paperwork at Sheremetyevo airport in Moscow, where he has been staying for the past three weeks after his US passport had been revoked. The news came following his meeting with several human rights activists and lawyers last Friday. The White House insists that Snowden should be expelled from Russia to face treason charges in the US. Dimitry Afanasiev, Chairman and co-founding partner of Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners, the largest law firm in Russia and the CIS, discussed the issue in an interview with VoR. arrow

5 July 2013

RBTH Asia Pacific publishes commentary by Akhmat Glashev on “anti-money laundering” law

Russia’s investigators will be able to obtain statements on bank transactions and accounts held by companies and individual entrepreneurs, as well as data on operations, accounts, and deposits by individuals, only on the basis of a court order. Russian President Vladimir Putin signed the amendment into law at the end of June. Both chambers of parliament had approved the bill. arrow

15 May 2013

The Moscow Times publishes commentary by Mark Rovinskiy on companies reassessing their presence in Cyprus

Depositors may be licking their wounds, and hoping for some kind of structured assistance by Russia to crippled Cypriot banks, but only a small number of Russian companies are leaving the island. arrow

22 March 2013

Dimitry Afanasiev comments to The Moscow Times on Supreme Arbitration Court has made a number of rulings that may limit the freedom of companies to regulate contracts under foreign law

Russia's Supreme Arbitration Court has made a number of rulings that may limit the freedom of companies to regulate contracts under foreign law. arrow

22 March 2013

The Moscow Times publishes commentary by Dimitry Afanasiev in an artcile on choosing a Russain or international law firm

A local law firm could be better at dealing with the Federal Anti-Monopoly Service, seen here meeting last month. arrow

21 March 2013

Dimitry Afanasiev comments on the Cyprus bailout plan to The Guardian

Second day of talks planned over multibillion-dollar loan to save Cyprus from financial crisis. arrow

21 March 2013

The Wall Street Journal publishes commentary by Dimitry Afanasiev on Russian business interests in Cyprus

When Cyprus ordered its banks shut, Internet entrepreneur Marina Kolesnik found herself with a frozen corporate account. arrow

20 March 2013

Voice of Russia UK edition publishes Dimitry Afanasiev’s commentary about situation in Cyprus

One man with a strong opinion on what's happening in Cyprus is Dmitri Afanasiev - Chairman of Russia's largest law firm. He says what's going on is about politics not economics because Germany wants to close Cyprus as Russia's window to the EU. arrow

12 December 2012

Global Arbitration Review provides commentary by Markiyan Kliuchkovskyi on amendments to the Rules of the ICAC at the UCCI regarding time extension for award issuance

In the first changes to be made to the rules of the institution since their debut in 2007, tribunals have been given five extra days to communicate an award to the parties, with scope to extend that period by the ICAC president still further in “exceptional circumstances”. Other provisions on the general duration of a case, set at six months, remained unchanged. arrow



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