The newly released edition of IFLR 1000 2016 – Energy and Infrastructure recommends Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners among the top law firms in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus.
In Russia, Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners is well known for being “very experienced in representing clients - often the state - in energy and infrastructure disputes“. The Guide highlights that disputes dominate in Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners’ recent work. Its team successfully defended investor Transstroy in a dispute with Strabag over FIDIC contract relating to developments connected with the Sochi Olympics and represented the government in Stockholm in a $500 million suit brought against by ExxonMobil over claims it overpaid on taxes.
Olga Mischenko, Head of Construction and PPP Practice at the Firm’s St. Petersburg office earned a ‘rising star’ recommendation for PPP/PFI, Project development and Project finance in Healthcare, Social infrastructure and Utilities.
In Ukraine, Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners strengthens its positions being “very commercial and responsive to issues – some of which are firsts for the country.” The Guide praises the team’s capacities in “project development and disputes in the energy and infrastructure sectors” mentioning “a cross-border PPP (public-private partnership) project and disputes in the energy and transport sectors.”
In Belarus, the Guide top ranks Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners in the highest Tier 1. Clients say, “the Firm is able to handle complex mandates in an efficient manner.”
IFLR1000 Energy and Infrastructure guide is the only publication of its kind to focus on the leading law firms and lawyers for energy and infrastructure work. Sectors covered by the research include energy, mining, oil and gas, social infrastructure, transport, telecommunications networks, and utilities. Within these sectors the IFLR1000 look closely at particular legal skill sets including contracts, disputes, EPC, PPP/PFI, project development, project finance, and regulatory.