12 August 2009
EPAM wins ACQ’s “The Most Trusted Firm of Year” Award

13 August 2009, Moscow – EPAM has won the 2009 ACQ Finance Magazine Country Award for Achievement in the category “Most Trusted Law Firm of the Year” in Russia.

Awards were presented across 35 geographical regions to recognize and salute the organizations and advisers that have performed to exceptional levels during the most difficult period that the global economy has experienced for decades.

In the past twelve months EPAM has been advising its clients on important commercial matters in Russia, including dispute resolution and major debt restructurings, and has been advising the Russian Government on the recent anti-crisis legislation.

Commenting on the ACQ award, Dimitry Afanasiev, the member of the Partners' Committee of EPAM, said: “Building strong client relationships has always been a corner stone of our strategy and we are extremely proud to receive an award that recognizes this strength. Our growing client base demonstrates these principles and further positions EPAM as Russia’s premier law firm.”

About ACQ Finance Magazine:

ACQ Finance is a monthly business to business magazine covering M&A activity in the global corporate finance market place. Targeted at the private equity, banking, legal, accounting and corporate finance professions, it is also relevant to important additional services surrounding a transaction including due diligence teams, environmental consultants, pensions and tax specialists and actuarial firms as well as corporate recovery professionals. With a readership of over 51,000 active decision-makers across the UK, European, and US corporate finance community, ACQ Finance Magazine is essential reading for all business professionals and is at the forefront of the finance industry.

About ACQ Finance Magazine Country Awards

ACQ Finance Magazine Country Awards are presented across numerous geographical regions and aim to identify and recognize excellence in deal making. Winners are decided through an independent poll of ACQ readers, contributors, and industry experts. With no panel of judges or opening short list, award winners are independently determined and recognized for their contributions to making deals happen over the last twelve months.

About EPAM

EPAM is the leading national law firm in Russia with offices in Moscow and St. Petersburg. The firm has an associated office in the U.K., EPAM LLP, to ensure a seamless service to clients both inside and outside Russia. Since inception in 1993 EPAM has excelled in a wide range of practice areas including corporate and M&A, litigation and arbitration, regulatory issues, intellectual property, tax and finance and now advises major Russian and international clients as well as the Russian Government. The firm also regularly serves as Russian counsel to leading international law firms.

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