7 July 2015
In June 2015, the US logistics company XPO Logistics announced the acquisition of a controlling stake in the French company Norbert Dentressangle SA. The antitrust practice team at Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners represented XPO in connection with obtaining clearance from the Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia, and was able to secure a positive decision from the FAS in record-breaking time.
7 July 2015
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners’ сompetition team managed to obtain the Federal Antimonopoly Service’s approval for the acquisition of the controlling stake in FC URALSIB for the Firm’s client.
7 July 2015
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev and Partners Ukraine is pleased to announce the appointment of Gleb Bialyi as Partner with effect from 1 July 2015. The promotion brings the total number of partners in Ukraine to 6, and the total number of partners worldwide to 32. In his new position Gleb will continue as Co-Head of Domestic Litigation Practice and Head of International Trade and Customs Practice at Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev and Partners Ukraine.
7 July 2015
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Litigation Lawyers managed to settle the corporate conflict with the former owners of Vitino Sea Port and Belomorskaya Oil Terminal that had lasted for over two years, as well as have the property of Vitino Sea Port and Belomorskaya Oil Terminal returned and released from third-party claims.
24 June 2015
The Banking & Finance and Capital Markets Team at Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners has successfully completed the legal support of another securitization of mortgage assets for the Housing Finance Bank (AO Bank ZhilFinance).
23 June 2015
Banking & Finance, Capital Markets Team at Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners has announced a successful completion of the first Russian securitization of car loans.
23 June 2015
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Ukraine has assisted a global chemicals company Kemira Oyj with obtaining merger clearance with the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine(the "AMCU") for the acquisition of the paper chemical business of AkzoNobel, the largest global paints and coatings company. The transaction was closed on May 4, 2015, after obtaining the approval from the AMCU. The deal was first announced on July 8, 2014. The value of the transaction is EUR 153 million.
8 June 2015
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Ukraine provided advice to funds advised by Apax Partners LLP, one of the world's leading private equity investment groups, on the Ukrainian law aspects of its public takeover of EVRY ASA, a listed Norwegian company, for a purchase price of 16 NOK per share. The transaction was announced in December and was completed in May 2015.
14 May 2015
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Ukraine acted as the Ukrainian legal counsel to Avito Holding in the sale of Ukraine’s leading classifieds free ads site torg.ua to MIH Allegro, a part of a global mass media corporation NASPERS. The parties have agreed not to disclose the purchase price.
29 April 2015
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners in collaboration with the UK law firm Macfarlanes successfully defended the interests of the Russian State Corporation Rosteс and its affiliate RT Capital in its dispute with Erste Group Bank A.G. (Erste) which lasted for about three years.
24 April 2015
On April 23, 2015 members of Russian Arbitration Association governing bodies were elected in Moscow. As a result of the vote, Managing Partner of Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Ilya Nikiforov was elected as a member of the Board. Evgeny Raschevsky, Head of International Arbitration and Litigation Practice, joined the Arbitrators Nominating Committee.
23 April 2015
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Ukraine acted as the Ukrainian legal counsel to the world's leading supplier of products and solutions for the steel industry on an M&A-related employee transfers.
16 April 2015
The official ceremony of awarding the winners of the contest “Best Legal Departments in Belarus – 2014”, one of the major highlights of the year in the legal community, was held on April 10, 2015. “Best Legal Departments in Belarus – 2014” is an annual voluntary competition among the companies’ legal departments. The Minsk office of Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners was the general partner of the contest.
8 April 2015
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners jointly with the Ministry of Education and Science of Russia and Kutafin Moscow State Law University (MGUA) will be engaged on the global educational project providing an opportunity to combine their studies and internship at the leading Russian companies to the promising students. The project was introduced at the round table entitled “Problems of the Lawyers Professional Training” held on April 3, 2015 at the IX Forum-Exhibition “Legal Career Day at MGUA”. A new approach to internship arrangements for legal students from all over the country will be developed following the project.
2 April 2015
On April 2, 2015 Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners hosted a business breakfast dedicated to the recent changes in the Civil Code of the Russian Federation and their impact on business. The event gathered over 70 representatives of local and foreign companies.