Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Litigation Lawyers managed to settle the corporate conflict with the former owners of Vitino Sea Port and Belomorskaya Oil Terminal that had lasted for over two years, as well as have the property of Vitino Sea Port and Belomorskaya Oil Terminal returned and released from third-party claims.
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Team Successfully Complete the Legal Support of a Securitization Transaction for Housing Finance Bank
The Banking & Finance and Capital Markets Team at Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners has successfully completed the legal support of another securitization of mortgage assets for the Housing Finance Bank (AO Bank ZhilFinance).
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Urkaine advises Kemira Oyj on the acquisition of AkzoNobel paper chemicals business
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Ukraine has assisted a global chemicals company Kemira Oyj with obtaining merger clearance with the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine(the "AMCU") for the acquisition of the paper chemical business of AkzoNobel, the largest global paints and coatings company. The transaction was closed on May 4, 2015, after obtaining the approval from the AMCU. The deal was first announced on July 8, 2014. The value of the transaction is EUR 153 million.
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Ukraine advises a US private equity investment group Apax Partners LLP on the acquisition of Infopulse
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Ukraine provided advice to funds advised by Apax Partners LLP, one of the world's leading private equity investment groups, on the Ukrainian law aspects of its public takeover of EVRY ASA, a listed Norwegian company, for a purchase price of 16 NOK per share. The transaction was announced in December and was completed in May 2015.
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Ukraine acted as the Ukrainian legal counsel to Avito Holding in the sale of Ukraine’s leading classifieds free ads site torg.ua to MIH Allegro, a part of a global mass media corporation NASPERS. The parties have agreed not to disclose the purchase price.
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners successfully defended Rostec Corporation and its affiliate RT Capital in its long-lasting dispute with Erste Group Bank A.G.
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners in collaboration with the UK law firm Macfarlanes successfully defended the interests of the Russian State Corporation Rosteс and its affiliate RT Capital in its dispute with Erste Group Bank A.G. (Erste) which lasted for about three years.
Ilya Nikiforov and Evgeny Raschevsky join the governing bodies of the Russian Arbitration Association
On April 23, 2015 members of Russian Arbitration Association governing bodies were elected in Moscow. As a result of the vote, Managing Partner of Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Ilya Nikiforov was elected as a member of the Board. Evgeny Raschevsky, Head of International Arbitration and Litigation Practice, joined the Arbitrators Nominating Committee.
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Ukraine advises the world's leading supplier of products and solutions for the steel industry on Ukrainian employment matters
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Ukraine acted as the Ukrainian legal counsel to the world's leading supplier of products and solutions for the steel industry on an M&A-related employee transfers.
The Minsk office of Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners was the general partner of the contest “Best Legal Departments in Belarus – 2014”
The official ceremony of awarding the winners of the contest “Best Legal Departments in Belarus – 2014”, one of the major highlights of the year in the legal community, was held on April 10, 2015. “Best Legal Departments in Belarus – 2014” is an annual voluntary competition among the companies’ legal departments. The Minsk office of Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners was the general partner of the contest.
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners is the only law firm engaged in the educational project launched by the Ministry of Education and Science of Russia and Kutafin Moscow State Law University
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners jointly with the Ministry of Education and Science of Russia and Kutafin Moscow State Law University (MGUA) will be engaged on the global educational project providing an opportunity to combine their studies and internship at the leading Russian companies to the promising students. The project was introduced at the round table entitled “Problems of the Lawyers Professional Training” held on April 3, 2015 at the IX Forum-Exhibition “Legal Career Day at MGUA”. A new approach to internship arrangements for legal students from all over the country will be developed following the project.
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners hosted business breakfast on "Legal regulation of obligations and agreements: business expectations in light of recent amendments to the Civil Code of the Russian Federation?"
On April 2, 2015 Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners hosted a business breakfast dedicated to the recent changes in the Civil Code of the Russian Federation and their impact on business. The event gathered over 70 representatives of local and foreign companies.
Attorneys-at-Law within the Litigation Practice of the Firm’s St. Petersburg office successfully defended the Karel Hadek trademark at the IPR Court of the Russian Federation. The brand is a producer of high quality aromatherapy products.
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Ukraine among the first to achieve tax amnesty for its client in a landmark dispute
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Ukraine team advised and supported a major supplier of petroleum products during tax amnesty proceedings. Originally, tax authority claimed UAH 200 million in additional taxes and penalties, and such assessment was challenged by taxpayer in courts.
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Ukraine has advised Credit Suisse and Morgan Stanley as joint dealer managers on exchange offer for USD 500 million 7.875% guaranteed notes due 2016 issued by Ferrexpo Finance plc. The exchange offer completed on 24 February 2015.