24 April 2012
Best Lawyers 2012 ranks Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners as the leading law firm in the CIS

This year, Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners has significantly strengthened its positions in Best Lawyers 2012. A total of 27 lawyers and partners of the Firm have been recognised as leading experts in 24 practice areas in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus, thus making the Firm the leading player in the CIS market.

A record-breaking number of lawyers and partners have been included this year in the Russian ranking of Best Lawyers - 20 experts of the Firm are recommended for 23 key areas of law.

Dmitry Afanasiev, who has been named as the best M&A lawyer in Russia and recommended for areas of law such as investment, antitrust, corporate and court disputes, is undoubtedly a leader in the Russian ranking.

Ilya Nikiforov, Managing Partner of the Firm’s St. Petersburg Office, has taken a special place in the ranking. He has been recommended for 9 practice areas, including arbitration and mediation, corporate law, information technologies, international arbitration, investment law, labour law, court disputes, M&As and project financing.

Moreover, Natalia Korosteleva, Antitrust Partner, Roman Malovitsky, Senior Associate, Banking & Finance, and Denis Arkhipov, Senior Associate, Dispute Resolution, have been, for the first time, included in the ranking this year.

The full list of Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners lawyers recommended for assignments in Russia is available here.

In Belarus, Best Lawyers have recommended Dennis Turovets, Managing Partner of the Minsk Office, and Anna Rusetskaya, Partner, outlining their expertise in corporate law, antitrust law, customs law, international arbitration, regulatory law, court disputes, tax law, M&As, labour law and media.

The ranking of Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners lawyers recommended for assignments in Belarus is available here.

In the Ukrainian ranking by Best Lawyers, the Firm is represented by 5 partners. The ranking recommends Serhii Sviriba, Managing Partner and Oleksii Reznikov, Partner of the Firm’s Kiev Office, as the leading experts in dispute resolution. Olga Khoroshylova has been recognised among the leaders in banking and finance, capital markets and project financing, Vladimir Didenko has been recommended in tax law, and Ilona Zekely – in banking and finance, real estate and land law.

The full list of Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners lawyers recommended for assignments in Ukraine is available here.

Key contacts

Ivan Smirnov

Ivan Smirnov

St. Petersburg

Ilya Nikiforov

Ilya Nikiforov

Moscow, St. Petersburg

Ilona Zekely

Ilona Zekely

Kyiv, Moscow