In March 2018, Rospatent rejected the company Abrau-Durso’s registration of the ABRAU JUNIOR trademark (a new product line of carbonated non-alcoholic beverages based on grape juice as it had previously done to other brands from the ABRAU product line. The major obstacle for ABRAU in obtaining the registration was the existing Rospatent practice in which trademarks are not granted if a product’s name is similar to its place of origin.
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners’ Pro Bono efforts recognized in special category of Pravo.ru-300 rankings
At the Pravo.ru-300 awards ceremony held in Moscow on December 5, the Firm was recognised for undertaking the Best Pro Bono project. The award was presented by distinguished Russian legal scholar and statesman Pavel Krasheninnikov.
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners, working with Tilling Peters, leads team to victory in Bayer patent dispute
Associates from the Firm have continued their efforts to protect the patent rights of major international pharmaceutical firms, working with colleagues from Tilling Peters to secure a victory in the Intellectual Property Court for German multinational Bayer, overturning previous court rulings in the case.
On November 29, 2018 Saint Petersburg hosted an awards ceremony for the Top-100 - 2018 prize winners organized by Delovoy Peterburg newspaper. Ilya Nikiforov, Managing Partner at Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev Partners, was recognized with the Law Firm Management and Development nomination.
The Russian Arbitration Association has launched an investment arbitration task force. Dmitry Dyakin, Partner and Co-Head of the Litigation Practice at Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners as well as a prominent investment arbitration expert, came forward with the initiative to launch the task force he now leads.
Attorneys of the Litigation Practice at Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners have successfully represented the state-owned enterprise Morsvyazsputnik, the only Russian supplier of INMARSAT satellite communications services, in a contractual dispute with Glonass North-West. The associates are now to represent Morsvyazsputnik against the company in compulsory liquidation proceedings.
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners provided legal support to FAM AB, Sweden’s largest holding company, in a cross-border transaction worth over USD 580 million to purchase business subdivision of Sandvik Process Systems.
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners advised on the restructuring of Solntse Mexico and Mission Foods Stupino, Russian divisions of Gruma Group, the largest cornflour, chips and tortillas manufacturer in the world. The Firm’s attorneys also assisted the Client in obtaining special economic zone resident status in connection with its investment in a factory in Moscow Region.
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners successfully represents Solntse Mexico, part of Gruma International Foods, in dispute over electricity costs
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners has secured its latest victory in a series of significant cases representing consumers in disputes with grid companies over payment for electricity consumption outside the scope of a contract, where the amounts demanded vastly exceed the cost of the electricity actually used.
UC RUSAL successfully challenges the sale of Norilsk Nickel shares to Vladimir Potanin’s Whiteleave Holdings by Roman Abramovich’s Crispian Investments
The London Commercial Court found in favour of UC RUSAL, the world's largest aluminum producer, declaring the purported sale of the 3.99% stake in February 2018 by Crispian to Whiteleave in MMC Norilsk Nickel "invalid and ineffective".
At the invitation of the European Law Students’ Association (ELSA), Vladimir Talanov, Senior Associate in the International Trade and Customs Practice at Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners, served as a member of the panel for the final round of the ELSA Moot Court Competition (EMC2), organised with support from the World Trade Organization (WTO).
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners helps Bank Saint Petersburg secure victory at High Court in London in precedent-setting dispute with Vitaly Arkhangelsky
A team from the Litigation Practice at Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners helped Bank Saint Petersburg to secure victory at the High Court in London in its dispute with borrower Vitaly Arkhangelsky and Oslo Marine Group Ports (OMG Ports).Proceedings in this case began back in 2009 and have spanned four jurisdictions: Russia, Bulgaria, France, and England. Over 20 cases were heard in the Russian courts, whose rulings were recognised and enforced overseas.
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners represents Beluga Group, Russia’s largest alcoholic beverages company
Associates at Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners devised and successfully executed a competent strategy to represent ALVIZ, a subsidiary of Russia’s largest alcoholic beverages company Beluga Group, in a trademark infringement dispute, allowing ALVIZ to continue to market its key brand, Arkhangelskaya vodka.