Russia is not an enigma to this leading Commonwealth of Independent States based law practice. Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners (“EPAM”) continues to top both international and domestic rankings (Chambers, Legal 500, Who’s Who Legal, Best Lawyers, Pravo.Ru-300, etc.). EPAM has been repeatedly named the Russian Law Firm of the Year by The Lawyer European Awards, and enjoyed the recognition by Chambers Europe Awards for Excellence. Ours is the only law firm from Russian and CIS which continues to appear on The Lawyer European 100 List.
Our advocates develop an in-depth understanding of the clients’ business thanks to their knowledge of commercial practices, cultures which they represent as well as specific industry awareness.
Areas of Practice
Banking and finance, capital markets; bankruptcy; competition law; defamation; employment law; energy; environmental and technical regulations; family law; intellectual property/TMT; international arbitration and litigation; international trade and customs; legislation and public policy; litigation; mergers and acquisitions and corporate; maritime shipping/transport law; private client services; privatization, procurement and public sector assets; project finance and public-private partnership; real estate and construction; tax; white collar crime.
Global energy and natural resources companies turn to EPAM for its extensive experience in the energy and mining law matters. The firm also handles general commercial work in distribution, retail, franchising and related areas such as brand/IP strategy and product liability. The firm has earned numerous awards for its mergers and acquisitions and corporate practice that leads on top cross-border and domestic mandates. The ‘outstanding negotiation skills’ of its competition law team make this firm a top choice for both antimonopoly filing and contentious work in Russia. EPAM is particularly famous for its dispute resolution capability in local courts as well as in international fora, winning plaudits from competitors for the “superb job” in litigation and arbitration. The arbitration group of the firm headed by Ilya Nikiforov is the only Russian practice listed in Global Arbitration Review Worldwide Top 100 Survey.
Senior partners have distinguished backgrounds in government and judicial service. Clients benefit from our deep and long-standing ties to the local community.
Our advocates have a passion for the profession combined with an international outlook. EPAM push the boundaries of conventional practice and select partners who share the ambitions and relish the challenges that Russia presents.
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners
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