Russia is not an enigma for this leading Commonwealth of Independent States based law practice. Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners (“EPA&P”) is top ranked by Chambers, Legal 500, Who’s Who Legal, Best Lawyers, Pravo.Ru-300, etc.

It is the only Russia and CIS law firm to be included in The Lawyer Hot 100 List. Most recently, the Firm was recognised as the law firm of the year in Russia, Ukraine and the CIS 2018 by the Lawyer European Awards. It is also the only law firm from the region included in the Euro Elite Top 25 by Legal Business Magazine.

We take pride in understanding of the clients’ business, thanks to their knowledge of commercial practices, cultures and specific industry awareness. The Firm's lawyers can provide services in Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, English, German, French, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese.

EPA&P is renowned 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 is the only Russian practice featured in the Global Arbitration Review Top 100 since 2009. The White Collar Crime Practice ranked in band 1 by Chambers Europe and is well-known for handling the most high-profile cases. EPA&P has been awarded Firm of the Year in Criminal Defence by Best Lawyers 2018.

The award winning Competition Law Practice, the largest in the CIS, with more than 30 lawyers firm wide, is a top choice for both complicated antitrust investigations, antimonopoly filings and contentious work in the CIS. The team enjoys top tier positions in Chambers Europe, Legal500, EMEA and GCR.

Solid M&A and Corporate practice secures top cross-border and domestic mandates. General commercial work with focus on 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 could computing and block chain.

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.

Areas of Practice

  • Administrative law
  • Banking, finance, capital markets
  • Bankruptcy
  • Competition law
  • Compliance
  • Defamation
  • Employment and migration law
  • Energy
  • Environmental and technical regulations
  • Private clients / family law
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual property / TMT
  • International arbitration and litigation
  • International trade and customs
  • Litigation
  • M&A and corporate
  • Maritime shipping / transport law
  • Private client services
  • Pharmaceuticals and healthcare
  • Privatization and procurement
  • Project finance and public-private partnership
  • Real estate and construction
  • Tax
  • White collar crime






Partner, Head of European Desk