On May 20, 2019 an annual meeting of the Swedish Arbitration Association (SAA) was held in Stockholm. Ilya Nikiforov, Managing Partner at Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev Partners, was elected as a new member of SAA executive committee and is now the only representative from Russia.
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners – legal counsel on issuance and placement of debut corporate Eurobonds of JSC “Development Bank of the Republic of Belarus”
A team of lawyers from the Minsk office of Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners took on the role of legal counsel at Citigroup Global Markets Limited and Raiffeisen Bank International AG (being the joint lead managers) on issuance and placement of debut corporate Eurobonds of JSC “Development Bank of the Republic of Belarus” totaling $500 million. The transaction was completed on May 2, 2019.
International research & practice conference “Saint Petersburg Maritime Forum: Pressing Problems of Marine Navigation” took place in collaboration with Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners
On April 18, 2019 an international conference titled “Saint Petersburg Maritime Forum: Pressing Problems of Marine Navigation” organized by the Admiral Makarov State University of Maritime and Inland Shipping and River Fleet, and the Maritime Arbitration Commission at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry took place in collaboration with Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners. The Firm’s Senior Associates Alexey Karchiomov and Andrey Tuzov spoke at the event.
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners’ stance on major dispute over subsidiary liability claim upheld by court of cassation
A team from the Litigation Practice at Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners in St. Petersburg, representing the interests of a client in the Commercial Court of the North-Western Federal District, secured a new hearing in a case involving a RUB 2.5 billion subsidiary liability claim against a former shareholder in Energocapital, the largest brokerage firm in north-western Russia.
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners is pleased to announce Evgeny Bolshakov’s appointment as a partner at the Firm effective March 1, 2019.
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners announces appointment of new counsels at the Firm’s Moscow office
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners announces the promotion of a number of senior associates at the Firm’s Moscow office. Effective January 1, 2019, Anton Alekseev, Alexey Rodionov and Olga Tsvetkova have been promoted to counsel.
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners protect Petersburgsky Traktorny Zavod in an unfair competition dispute
Petersburgsky Traktorny Zavod belongs to the Kirovsky Zavod PJSC group, the oldest and the largest Russian producer of tractors. PTZ JSC tractors and other road equipment have been produced under Kirovets brand since the 1960s, and with their remarkable appearance and special model IDs, they have become widely known amongst customers over the course of their 50 year manufacturing history.
Attorneys of Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners successfully protect a large Russian holding in a precedent-setting dispute with a competitor
In the course of the FAS Russia (Federal Antimonopoly Service) proceedings, the Firm’s antimonopoly team succeeded in proving that the marketing program of our client’s competitor was in conflict with anti-monopoly laws. The program involved the competitor encouraging supermarket employees to promote goods in an attempt to circumvent trade law requirements, however, these actions were found to be in violation of fair competition rules.
In March 2018, Rospatent rejected the company Abrau-Durso’s registration of the ABRAU JUNIOR trademark (a new product line of carbonated non-alcoholic beverages based on grape juice as it had previously done to other brands from the ABRAU product line. The major obstacle for ABRAU in obtaining the registration was the existing Rospatent practice in which trademarks are not granted if a product’s name is similar to its place of origin.
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners’ Pro Bono efforts recognized in special category of Pravo.ru-300 rankings
At the Pravo.ru-300 awards ceremony held in Moscow on December 5, the Firm was recognised for undertaking the Best Pro Bono project. The award was presented by distinguished Russian legal scholar and statesman Pavel Krasheninnikov.
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners, working with Tilling Peters, leads team to victory in Bayer patent dispute
Associates from the Firm have continued their efforts to protect the patent rights of major international pharmaceutical firms, working with colleagues from Tilling Peters to secure a victory in the Intellectual Property Court for German multinational Bayer, overturning previous court rulings in the case.
On November 29, 2018 Saint Petersburg hosted an awards ceremony for the Top-100 - 2018 prize winners organized by Delovoy Peterburg newspaper. Ilya Nikiforov, Managing Partner at Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev Partners, was recognized with the Law Firm Management and Development nomination.
The Russian Arbitration Association has launched an investment arbitration task force. Dmitry Dyakin, Partner and Co-Head of the Litigation Practice at Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners as well as a prominent investment arbitration expert, came forward with the initiative to launch the task force he now leads.
On September 21, at the meeting of the Supervisory Board of the High-Tech Park, a positive decision was taken regarding registration of the subsidiary of Appodeal Inc. as an HTP resident.