Today marked the conclusion of the business programme of the Kazan Legal International Forum, which was sponsored by the Government of the Republic of Tatarstan and Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners. The Forum brought together around 700 participants from 26 countries to share the latest developments in legislation and trends in law enforcement.
Elena Avakyan, Counsel at Egorov, Puginsky, Afanasiev & Partners and Executive Director of Non-Profit Partnership For Advancement of Corporate Law joined the ranks of Russian experts of ICC Global Commission on Intellectual Property. Elena will become a member of the Task Force on Reduction of Formalities in IP Registration Procedures.
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners provide legal advice on sale of shares in National Media Group company
A team of associates from the Corporate and M&A Practice at Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners provided legal advice on a transaction involving the sale of shares in one of the companies belonging to National Media Group. The Firm’s associates structured the transaction, drafted all of the transactional documentation, worked with the depositary, and advised the Client throughout the entire process.
Gleb Bialyi elected to the Public Council at the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine
Partner, Head of International Trade and Customs Practice at Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Ukraine Gleb Bialyi joined the Public Council at the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade as a representative of the Ukrainian Bar Association. The new board of 35 members was approved on 26 July 2017
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Ukraine successfully represented the global producer and distributor of crop protection products
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Ukraine criminal law team defended the global producer and distributor of crop protection products in criminal proceedings initiated by the enforcement and customs authorities with respect to import of its products to Ukraine.
Firm supports Knauf in signing of RUB 3.5bn investment agreement with Leningrad Regional Government at SPIEF
On 2 June, on the sidelines of the 21st St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, a cooperation agreement was signed between the Government of Leningrad Region and joint stock company Knauf Petrobord, a member of the Knauf Group. The agreement includes an investment by Knauf of at least RUB 3.5 billion to renovate production facilities for cardboard facing over the period to 2020, and provision of investor support by the Government of Leningrad Region.
The Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation today announced its ruling on a challenge to the constitutionality of article 302, paragraph 1 of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation lodged by Alexander Dubovets, in which it accepted the plaintiff’s argument. Representing Mr Dubovets was Dmitry Stepanov, Partner at Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners.
Dmitry Dyakin Appointed Deputy Chairman of Arbitration Center Presidium at Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs
The Arbitration Center at the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs is an arbitration institution administering arbitration proceedings for domestic and international disputes. The Presidium of RUIE Arbitration Center consists of eight leading Russian lawyers, each with many years of practical experience in dispute resolution and an impeccable business reputation. Dmitry Dyakin, Partner, Co-Head of the Litigation and Arbitration Practice at Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners, is appointed a Deputy Chairman of the Presidium.
Danone Russia and Soyuzmultfilm have signed an agreement to produce a series of sequels to the popular animated short film Three from Prostokvashino. The terms of cooperation provide that shooting is to start in 2017. Danone Russia will act as the project originator and will use the project to promote Russia’s largest dairy brand, Prostokvashino, on an ongoing basis.
James Warlick speaks at SPIEF Business Breakfast Russia and USA. Bridging Entrepreneurial Communities and Cultures
On June 3, 2017, St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) held Business Breakfast Russia and USA. Bridging Entrepreneurial Communities and Cultures. Partner James Warlick took part in the discussion.
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners represented the ad hoc committee of bondholders in the financial reorganization of Roust Corporation
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners represented the ad hoc committee of bondholders with regard to Russian law matters in the international restructuring of indebtedness of Roust Corporation, one of the world’s leading vodka producers.
On 21 April, the fifth ceremony for the most prestigious award in the Russian legal profession took place in Moscow. Dimitry Afanasiev, Chairman of Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners, received the award ‘For Distinguished Reputation’.
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners completes project to develop Russian Highways’ first compliance system
A team from the Competition Law Practice at Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners has completed a project to develop the first compliance system for state-owned company Russian Highways (Avtodor), a global infrastructure investment holding company that develops and operates major roads, motorways and roadside infrastructure.
On 17 April 2017 Arbitrazh Court of Moscow district approved a settlement agreement between the Federal Antimonopoly Service and the Google and Yandex corporations, thereby bringing to an end a dispute which had run for more than two years. With the settlement agreement the parties succeeded in finding an acceptable arrangement for managing the consequences of violations of antimonopoly law previously identified by the FAS, and ensuring competition on mobile app market – for mobile search apps in particular.