Russia is not an enigma to this leading Commonwealth of Independent States based law practice. Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners (“EPAM”) is top ranked by (Chambers, Legal 500, Who’s Who Legal, Best Lawyers, Pravo.Ru-300, etc.). The only law firm from Russia and CIS which appears 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 and migration law; energy; environmental and technical regulations; private clients/family law; IT/IP; 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.
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 reknown 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 featured in Global Arbitration Review Worldwide Top 100 Survey.
Solid M&A/corporate practice secures top cross-border and domestic mandates. General commercial work with focus distribution, retail, franchising and related areas such as brand/IP strategy and product liability. IT and Telecom practice team acts for global industry heavyweights on regulatory mandates and advises banks and companies on cutting-edge matters such as cloud computing and blockchain.
Senior partners have distinguished backgrounds in government service and academia. 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. We push the boundaries of conventional practice and select partners who share the ambitions and relish the challenges that Russia presents.
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners
40/5 Bol. Ordynka St.,