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Firm Profile

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners

Firm Profile


  • Profile
  • Azimuth Business Centre
  • Z. Biaduli St 11
  • 7th floor
  • Minsk
  • Minsk City
  • Belarus
  • 220034

Firm profile submitted by Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners

Chairman: Dimitry Afanasiev (Moscow)
Managing Partners: Ilya Nikiforov (firmwide), Ivan Smirnov (St. Petersburg), Dennis Turovets (Minsk), Serhii Sviriba (Kyiv), Andrew Mac (Washington, DC), Allen Thomas (London)
Number of lawyers: 270+
Languages: Belarusian, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Ukrainian
International Offices: Kyiv, Minsk, Washington DC, London

Founded in 1993, Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners is the leading full-service law firm in the CIS with offices in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus, and associated offices in the UK and the USA. It holds numerous awards from Chambers as National Law Firm of the Year in Russia. In 2014, the firm was recognised as European Law Firm of the Year, by The Lawyer Magazine.

Banking & Finance:

Dmitriy Glazounov, Arkady Krasnikhin

Valery Eremenko, Dmitry Dyakin

Capital Markets:
Dmitriy Glazounov, Arkady Krasnikhin

Victoria Burkovskaya, Evgeny Raschevsky, Andrey Porfiriev, Andrew Mac

Competition Law:
Natalia Korosteleva, Anna Numerova, Dimitry Afanasiev, Taras Rabko

Denis Arkhipov Employment: Anna Ivanova

Energy & Natural Resources:
Taras Rabko

Family Law:
Denis Arkhipov, Ivan Smirnov

Intellectual Property/Technology, Media, Telecommunications:
Pavel Sadovsky, Ilya Nikiforov

International Arbitration & Litigation:
Evgeny Raschevsky, Ilya Nikiforov, Dmitry Dyakin, Robin Wittering

International Trade & Customs:
Ivan Smirnov, Vladimir Talanov, Alexey Karchiomov

Legislation & Public Policy:
Andrey Porfiriev, Stanislav Puginsky, Dimitry Afanasiev, Dmitry Stepanov

Dimitry Afanasiev, Denis Arkhipov, Dmitry Dyakin, Valery Eremenko, Andrey Vorobyev, Ivan Smirnov

M&A & Corporate:
Arkady Krasnikhin, Dimitry Afanasiev, Dmitry Stepanov, Robin Wittering

Maritime Shipping/Transport Law:
Alexey Karchiomov

Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare:
Evgeny Raschevsky

Private Client Services:
Denis Arkhipov, Sergey Kalinin

Privatisation, Procurement & Public Sector Assets:
Stanislav Puginsky, Elena Gavrilina, Andrey Porfiriev, Yuri Savvin

Project Finance & Public Private Partnerships:
Elena Gavrilina, Yuri Savvin, Olga Mischenko

Real Estate & Construction:
Andrey Vorobyev, Elena Gavrilina, Yuri Savvin, Ivan Smirnov

Sergey Kalinin

White Collar Crime:
Victoria Burkovskaya, Andrey Vorobyev

Key Clients:
Allianz, Avtodor, Danone, EVRAZ, Formula One Management, Knauf, METRO Group, Mondi, Procter & Gamble, Tele2, The Agency for Housing Mortgage Lending, Togliattiazot, Transammiak, VEB, Yandex etc.

Key Projects:
■ Representing Procter & Gamble before Russian regulators in clearing the USD 12.5bn transaction to sell P&G beauty brands to the American manufacturer Coty Inc
■ Representing Danone in its landmark IP dispute with the Russian state that was successfully settled
■ Advising Formula One Management on intellectual property issues in Russia
■ Advising EVRAZ on numerous competition law mandates since 2012
■ Represented bondholders in the international debt restructuring of Roust Corporation, one of the world’s leading vodka producers
■ Representing the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation in the UNCITRAL arbitration with a place in Stockholm between ExxonMobil and the Russian Federation
■ Representing Pfizer before the FAS Russia in a case on the public procurement of vaccines
■ Representing Mediterranean Shipping Company before the FAS Russia in a high profile case over international container carriers’ concerted actions
■ Acting as the key legal advisor to the Irish Bank Resolution Corporation on Russian and Ukrainian parts of the USD 3bn debt collection proceedings
■ Successfully defending Tele2 Mobile in a precedent-setting case against the Moscow Metro regarding barriers for placing the client’s telecommunications equipment in the metro through unfair tariffs
■ Representing Transammiak, the only Russian ammonia pipeline operator, in a large dispute with the largest fertilizer manufacturer Minudobreniya
■ Developing the first-ever anti-trust compliance system for a state-owned company Avtodor
■ Successfully representing a Mondi subsidiary before the FAS Russia in an abuse-of-dominance case
■ Successfully defending Yandex in competition dispute against Google that had taken 2.5 years to resolve
■ Successfully representing Allianz in a series of civil and criminal court actions that have led to the termination of a major fraud scheme
■ Representing the Russian Federation in an international dispute in India over a collapsed joint venture, both before commercial and arbitration courts
■ Representing a former minister in the most publicised Russian case over alleged corruption


  • 22-24 Nevskii Prospekt, Suite 132,
  • St Petersburg,
  • Russia
  • 191186
  • Tel +7 812 322 9681
  • Fax +7 812 322 9682
  • Email : [email protected]
  • 38 Volodymyrska St,
  • Kyiv,
  • Kyiv City Municipality
  • Ukraine
  • 01030
  • Tel +380 44 492 8282
  • Fax +380 44 492 8272
  • Email : [email protected]
  • Azimuth Business Centre,
  • Z. Biaduli St 11,
  • 7th floor,
  • Minsk,
  • Minsk City
  • Belarus
  • 220034
  • Tel +375 17 268 8282
  • Fax +375 17 268 8272
  • Email : [email protected]
  • 1700 H Street NW # 62 ,
  • Washington, DC,
  • District of Columbia
  • USA
  • 20006-4689
  • Email : [email protected]
  • 3 Gough Square,
  • London,
  • Greater London
  • UK
  • EC4A 3DE
  • Tel +44 20 7822 7060
  • Fax +44 20 7353 5905