23 June 2015
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.
8 June 2015
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.
14 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.
29 April 2015
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.
24 April 2015
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.
23 April 2015
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.
16 April 2015
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.
8 April 2015
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.
2 April 2015
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.
27 March 2015
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.
6 March 2015
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.
4 March 2015
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.
19 February 2015
Associates of the Banking & Finance, Capital Markets practice of Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners provided comprehensive legal support on the issuance of TransFin-M PC’s convertible bonds, unique for the Russian market.
19 February 2015
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Ukraine acted for a Benelux investor in an intellectual property dispute with a team of Ukrainian software developers and successfully negotiated an out-of-court settlement.
13 February 2015
On 10 February, 2015, the composition of the Public Council of the State Registration Service of Ukraine (SRSU) was approved in order to ensure openness and transparency of the SRSU and execution of public control over its activity. Oleg Boichuk, Counsel, Head of Real Estate Practice at Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Ukraine, joined the Public Council as a representative of Ukrainian Real Estate Club.