On 3 September 2016, Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners and the Roscongress Foundation signed a strategic cooperation and legal support agreement at the Eastern Economic Forum. Under the agreement, the Firm will act as a legal partner for the key forums organized by the Roscongress Foundation, including the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF), the Eastern Economic Forum (EEF), and the Sochi International Investment Forum.
One of the Forum’s key sessions, Protecting the Rights of Investors in the Far East: Guaranteed Safeguards, was held on 2 September at the Eastern Economic Forum 2016. Over the course of the session, participants discussed in detail a series of steps specifically aimed at improving the investment climate in the Russian Far East.
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Ukraine successfully defended interests of international pharmaceutical company in a dispute on patent issues
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Ukraine team successfully defended interests of one of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies in a dispute with the State Intellectual Property Service of Ukraine (Patent office) on extension of patent term for medical product for of additional 3 years over standard 20 years’ term.
Dmitry Dyakin was elected to the ICC Russia Commission on International Arbitration Appointment Committee
ICC Russia Commission on International Arbitration announced the results of the elections to the Appointment Committee. There is annually takes place a rotation of 2 out of 5 members. As a result of the Commission members’ voting Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners’ Partner Dmitry Dyakin has joined the Committee.
A team from Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners’ Competition Law and Litigation practices successfully defended the interests of Russia’s largest IT company Yandex in a dispute with Google at the Court of Appeal. The Court upheld the judgment of the Court of First Instance, in accordance with which Google now must comply with the ruling of the Russian Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS).
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners represented Procter & Gamble before the regulators in clearing the USD 12.5 billion transaction with Coty Inc.
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners successfully represented consumer goods giant Procter & Gamble (P&G) in its USD 12.5 billion transaction to sell P&G beauty brands to the American beauty products manufacturer Coty Inc. (Coty).
On June 16, 2016, St Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) hosted a panel discussion entitled Russian and Foreign Jurisdictions: Protection for Business. Yury Chayka and Boris Titov were the keynote speakers. The panel was moderated by Dimitry Afanasiev, Chairman of Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners.
Ilya Nikiforov listed as recommended arbitrator for International Arbitration Court at Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
On 6 April 2016, the International Arbitration Court at the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IAC) included Ilya Nikiforov, Managing Partner of Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners, in its recommended list of arbitrators. The list includes just ten other arbitrators from the Russian Federation.
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners successfully defends the interests of Ecosoyuz LLC in the Russian Supreme Court
The Litigation Practice team of Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners defended the interests of Ecosoyuz LLC in the Chamber on Economic Disputes of the Russian Supreme Court in a dispute under the contract of vessel chartering.
Sergiy Dusanovsky, Associate of Domestic Litigation Practice at Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Ukraine, named a member of the Working Group under the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine for Improvement of the Regulatory Environment for Doing Business in Ukraine.
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners successfully protects the interests of Yandex in a dispute with Google
The Competition and Litigation Practice team of Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners successfully defended the interests of the largest Russian IT company Yandex in the Moscow Arbitrazh Court. The Court rejected Google’s lawsuit in which the corporation requested to cancel the Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia’s (the FAS) conclusions.
Markiyan Kliuchkovskyi Named a Member of the Advisory Board to support the ICCA Stockholm 2020 Candidacy
Markiyan Kliuchkovskyi, Partner of International Arbitration and Cross-Border Litigation Practice at Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Ukraine, became a member of the Advisory Board to support the Stockholm candidacy to host the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (the ICCA) Congress 2020.
IP and technology specialist Daria Sergeeva joins St. Petersburg Office of Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners
Daria Sergeeva has joined the team at the St. Petersburg Office of Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners as a Senior Associate in the intellectual property, technology, media, and telecommunications practice (Intellectual Property/TMT).
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Ukraine is pleased to announce the promotion of Oleg Boichuk and Sergiy Grebenyuk to Partners, increasing partnership in Ukraine to 8, and the total number of partners worldwide to 36. Oleg Boichuk will continue as a Head of Real Estate Practice and a Co-head of Corporate and M&A. Sergiy Grebenyuk will act as a Head of Criminal Law Practice at Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Ukraine.