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.
Ilya Nikiforov co-authored Russia Corporate, Financial, and Commercial Law Book published by American Bar Association
On March, 2018 the American Bar Association (ABA) published a new book named “Russia Corporate, Financial, and Commercial Law”. Ilya Nikiforov, Managing Partner at Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners, authored two chapters of the book: “Russian Legal System” and “Dispute Resolution in Russia: Arbitration, Litigation and Mediation”.
Evgeny Raschevsky joins the International Chamber of Commerce Task Force on Arbitration of Climate Change-Related Disputes
In late 2017, the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) established the Task Force on Arbitration of Climate Change-Related Disputes within its Commission on Arbitration and Amicable Dispute Resolution. Evgeny Raschevsky, partner and head of international arbitration and litigation practice at Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners, represents ICC Russia in the Task Force.
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners advises Citigroup Global Markets Limited and Raiffeisen Bank International AG on issuance and placement of sovereign Eurobonds of the Republic of Belarus
The team of lawyers of Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners’ Minsk office took on the role of legal counsel to Citigroup Global Markets Limited and Raiffeisen Bank International AG (being the joint lead managers) on issuance and placement of sovereign Eurobonds of the Republic of Belarus totaling to $ 600m. The transaction completed on March 1, 2018.
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners defends VEB-Leasing at three instances and manages to have a claim worth over RUB 12 Billion dismissed
At the end of 2010, VEB-Leasing purchased about 7,000 railroad cars leased to third parties through a series of transactions from Inpromleasing (currently Promoinvest-M). Several months later, Inpromleasing initiated its own bankruptcy proceedings through a controlled company.
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners defends the interests of Razvitie Zdorovia i Sporta in litigation seeking to recover billions of rubles’ worth of losses
Litigation attorneys from the St. Petersburg Office of Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners have defended the interests of Razvitie Zdorovia i Sporta LLC in a dispute over the recovery of billions of roubles’ worth of losses. The Commercial Court upheld the view taken by the Firm’s associates and dismissed the claim seeking the recovery of over RUB 1 billion. In addition, the Commercial Court granted a counterclaim filed by Razvitie Zdorovia i Sporta seeking to recover RUB 100 million from the plaintiff.
Elena Avakyan to join Expert Council for Legislative Support to Securities Market at the Russian State Duma Committee for Financial Market
On February 8, 2018 the State Duma Committee for the Financial Market held a meeting to appoint Elena Avakyan, Counsel at Egorov, Puginsky, Afanasiev & Partners and Executive Director of Non-Profit Partnership For Advancement of Corporate Law, to the Expert Council for Legislative Support to the Securities and Derivatives Market.
Dmitry Dyakin elected to the Executive Board of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs
On February 9, Moscow hosted a congress of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP), its agenda covered inter alia election of new members to the RSPP Executive Board. Following the voting, Dmitry Dyakin, partner and a co-head of the litigation practice at Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners, was elected to the RSPP Executive Board.
Egorov, Puginsky, Afanasiev & Partners experts joined the Commission on the Economics of Climate Change and Sustained Development
The Commission has been formed as part of the Russian National Committee of the International Chamber of Commerce - the World Business Organization (ICC Russia). Senior associates Anastasiya Boytsova, Deputy Head of Environmental and Technical Regulations Practice, and Julia Filatkina, joined the Commission.
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners secures a victory in high-profile legal proceedings over rermissibility of challenging notarial actions
On 30 January 2018 at St. Petersburg City Court, Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners defended the interests of companies belonging to the Transstroy Group in high-profile legal proceedings over whether notarial actions may be challenged.
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners represented Bestway Global Holdings, a Chinese outdoor leisure products manufacturer, in relation to the Russian and Ukrainian law matters of its USD149 million IPO on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. In particular, the Firm provided counsel to the company on certain aspects of the Russian and Ukrainian financial, administrative and corporate laws and prepared legal memoranda for the stock exchange.