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Firm Profile

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners

Firm Profile


  • Profile
  • 38 Volodymyrska St
  • Kyiv
  • Kyiv City Municipality
  • Ukraine
  • 01030

Firm profile submitted by Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners

Chairman: Dimitry Afanasiev (Moscow)
Managing Partners: Ilya Nikiforov (Moscow, St. Petersburg), Ivan Smirnov (St. Petersburg), Dennis Turovets (Minsk), Serhii Sviriba (Kyiv), Andrew Mac (Washington, DC), Allen Thomas (London)
Number of partners: 35
Number of lawyers: 270+
Languages: Belarusian, English, French, German, Russian, Ukrainian

Founded in 1993, Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners is the leading law firm in the CIS with offices in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus, and associated offices in the UK and the USA. It holds an award from Chambers as National Law Firm of the Year in Russia.

Key Experts
Banking & Finance:

Dmitriy Glazounov, Arkady Krasnikhin

Sergey Kovalev, Valery Eremenko, Dmitry Dyakin

Capital Markets:
Dmitriy Glazounov, Arkady Krasnikhin

Victoria Burkovskaya, Andrey Porfiriev, Stanislav Puginsky, Ivan Smirnov

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

Denis Arkhipov

Employment Law:
Anna Ivanova

Taras Rabko

Environmental & Technical Regulations:
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

Litigation: Sergey Kovalev,
Dimitry Afanasiev, Denis Arkhipov, Andrey Vorobyev, Dmitry Dyakin, Valery Eremenko, Ilya Nikiforov

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

Maritime Shipping / Transport Law:
Alexey Karchiomov

Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare:
Evgeny Raschevsky

Private Clients:
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:
The Russian Federation, Bank of New York Mellon, British Petroleum, Cisco Systems, Danone, Hachette, Formula One Management, METRO Group, Nestle, Sanofi, Teva, Telenor, Unilever, Basic Element, State Corporation “Bank for Development and Foreign Economic Affairs (Vnesheconombank)”, Gazprom, GAZ Group, EVRAZ, Lenta, Mobile TeleSystems, National Media Group, O’KEY Group, RUSAL, Russian Post, Russian Railways, Rostec Сorporation, CTC Media, Togliattiazot, Transstroy, etc.

Key Projects:
■ Representing Procter & Gamble in clearing the USD 12.5 bn transaction with Coty Inc.
■ Advising on the merger of Danone’s CIS business and Unimilk.
■ Advising Formula One Management on intellectual property issues.
■ Advising The Bank of New York Mellon in the settlement of the USD 22 bn case filed by the Federal Customs Service of the Russian Federation.
■ Advising EVRAZ on numerous competition law mandates since 2012.
■ 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 FAS Russia on the public procurement of a vaccine.
■ Supporting RUSAL’s IPO in Hong Kong.
■ Representing Yandex in an antitrust investigation against Google market pre-installed application stores for devices on Android system.
■ Defending the interests of Mediterranean Shipping Company before the FAS of Russia in a high profile case of the international container carriers’ concerted actions.
■ Successful completion of the first Russian securitisation of car loans for Credit Europe Bank.
■ Representing BP in contentious matters in Russia.
■ Acting as the key legal advisor to the Irish Bank Resolution Corporation on Russian and Ukrainian parts of the USD 3bn debt collection proceedings.
■ Advising Cisco Systems on employment matters.
■ Advising Lagardere on tax issues arising on the sale of European Media Group, to a pool of private investors. Deal value: USD 162m.
■ Successfully defending Alcoa employees against criminal charges.
■ Advising the Russian Government on all legal aspects in relation to the privatisation of a 10% stake in VTB Bank for USD 3.27bn.


  • 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