News
29 November 2005

Archangelsk Trawl Fleet and EPA&P, representing the Russian Federal Ministry of Property Management, held a joint press-conference regarding the illegal retention of three Russian trawlers in Mauritania

The reason for the press-conference was the fact that the persons involved in misappropriation of the trawlers were declared subject to an investigation by INTEPOL. Another cause was a note of protest handed by the Russian Foreign Ministry to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mauritania referring to the Ruling of the Chairman of the Supreme Court of Mauritania of November 9, 2005 to dismiss the Decision of the Administrative Chamber of the Supreme Court of Mauritania to suspend “mauritanization” of the trawlers.

17 October 2005

A joint delegation of the Archangelsk Trawl Fleet and Egorov, Puginsky, Afanasiev and Partners visited the Islamic Republic of Mauritania

In particular, the Russian delegation was received by the Minister of Justice, Minister of Fishery and Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mauritania. The discussions with the Mauritanian state officials were focused upon the unlawful arrestment and public sale, in 2004, of three trawlers owned by the Russian Federation and assigned to ATF – Kapitan Kononov, Yuosas Aleksonis, and Tralmester Mogutov.

5 October 2005

EPA&P lawyers receive Commendations from the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs “For highly professional assistance in defending national interests in the field of nuclear security"

According to the text of the Commendation, as a result of the action taken by the lawyers from EPA&P, representing the interests of the Federal Atomic Energy Agency, “the rights of the Russian State were asserted in an area of strategic importance.”

30 September 2005

Ilya Nikiforov, managing partner of EPA&P St.Petersburg office, has spoken at the IBA Conference in Prague regarding enforcement of foreign arbitration awards in Russia

The presentation was made as a part of annual conference of the International Bar Association (IBA)

27 September 2005

EPA&P participates in conference “Competition in Russia” on the federal antimonopoly bill

At the conference Dmitry Lavrov and Taras Rabko, lawyers of EPA&P and members of the Advisory Panel on Antitrust Legislation in Russia, delivered reports dealing with various aspects of the antimonopoly bill which they are drafting as members of the Advisory Panel on Antitrust Legislation in Russia.

8 August 2005

The St. Petersburg Office of Egorov, Puginsky, Afansiev and Partners sponsored the International Presidents' Meeting of the European Law Students Association (ELSA) in St. Petersburg on 3-7 August 2005

At the International Presidents Meeting, ELSA representatives from 13 countries gathered in St. Petersburg to discuss issues concerning the further development of ELSA.

26 July 2005

The Moscow office of Egorov, Puginsky, Afanasiev and Partners hosted a meeting with the leadership of the international labor law association Jus Laboris

Headquartered in Brussels, the association has members specializing in labor law from law firms from all over the world.

14 July 2005

EPA&P receives Commendations of Russian President Vladimir Putin

In a solemn ceremony held at the Russian Foreign Ministry today, members of Egorov, Puginsky, Afanasiev and Partners were presented with the Commendations of the President of the Russian Federation, a distinction awarded “For accomplishments in protecting the interests and rights of the citizenry”.

30 June 2005

British public company Sibir Energy, its legal adviser, EPA&P LLC, and Moscow Oil and Gas Company held a joint press-conference entitled “To potential purchasers of Sibneft: The address by leaders of Sibir Energy PLC and Moscow Oil and Gas Compa

Speakers at the press conference included Henry Cameron, CEO of Sibir Energy PLC, Evgeny Savostianov, First Vice President of MOGC, and Sibir's legal counsel Dmitry Afanasiev, a partner at Egorov, Puginsky, Afanasiev & Partners.

14 June 2005

Egorov, Puginsky, Afanasiev and partners sponsored a special concert of Chamber Orchestra KREMLIN in Spaso House

Continuing its long-standing tradition of supporting the artistic initiatives of the Orchestra, Egorov, Puginsky, Afanasiev and partners sponsored the concert in Spaso Hause. This mutually beneficial cooperation is longstanding and EPA&P’s Chairman Dmitry Afansiev is among the members of the Board of Trustees of the Orchestra KREMLIN.

17 May 2005

Senior Lawyer of EPA&P participates in the meeting of the General Council of the all-Russia public organization «Business Russia» on the federal antimonopoly bill

The General Council of the all-Russia public organization «Business Russia/ Delovaya Rossia» met on May, 17 2005 to discuss the proposed federal anti-monopoly bill. Dmitry Lavrov, senior lawyer of Egorov, Puginsky, Afanasiev and partners, attended the meeting.

20 April 2005

Dmitry Afanasiev takes part in the annual conference “Legal Business in Russia”

Dmitry Afanasiev, member of the Partners’ Committee of Egorov, Puginsky, Afanasiev and Partners, took part in the first annual conference “Legal Business in Russia”, organized by Vedomosti, one of Russia’s leading business newspapers.

15 April 2005

Sergey Golubok, assistant lawyer at EPA&P, elected Auditor for the International Council of the European Law Students’ Association

The 47th International Council Meeting of the European Law Students’ Association (ELSA) took place in the city of Vilnius, Lithuania, between April 3rd and 10th, 2005.

17 March 2005

EPA&P Lawyer participates in a panel on the overhaul of Russian federal antitrust law

The Russian Federal Anti-Monopoly Office has assigned Dmitry Lavrov, senior lawyer of EPA&P to a panel on the overhaul of federal antitrust law.

15 March 2005

EPA&P lawyer participates in the protection of the Russian government’s interests before the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation

More than fifteen hundred landmarks have been the subject of a long-standing dispute between Moscow and the Federal authorities. They include the famous shopping malls GUM and TSUM, the manors Kolomenskoe and Zaritsino and other highly profitable monuments, whose value is sufficient to not only cover the costs of their restoration, but also to be highly profitable.