CEE Legal Matters Deal of the Year annually honors the most complicated landmark deals in each of the 17 countries of Central and Eastern Europe. In 2018, Russia was recognised with four awards, including the merger of SOGAZ Group and VTB Insurance in which EPAM acted as the sole legal counsel.
Attorneys of the Firm provided comprehensive support to SOGAZ Group in the merger of its insurance assets with VTB Insurance - creating the largest insurance provider in the Russian market; unsurprisingly, the deal was named among the best legal transactional projects of the year.
Thanks to the Firm’s strong M&A and corporate team and its precedent-setting work in areas of particular importance to the Russian economy, it is not the first time that the Firm has been shortlisted for prestigious international legal awards. Indeed, Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners has been recognized with The Lawyer European Awards 2014 – Corporate Team of the Year, the CEE Legal Matters Deal of the Year 2018 and the IFLR European Awards 2011 – European M&A Deal of the Year among others.
The awards ceremony is to be held on 28 March in Budapest (Hungary).
CEE Legal Matters is one of the largest professional legal media companies in the Central and Eastern Europe.
The full shortlist is available here.