MEDIA COVERAGE
22 September 2006

Egorov, Puginsky, Afanasiev and Partners lawyer commentsfor the article"Arbitration Court Sets Rules for Gift-Giving to Government Officials" byKommersant, Russia

Russia's higher arbitration court is preparing to define the protocol for governmental officials and judges in receiving and declaring gifts. The maximum permitted value of gifts received in connection with one's job is being increased from 500 to 4,000 rubles, and it will be necessary to declare personal gifts of more than 100,000 rubles. Infractions of these rules can become grounds for criminal prosecution. Experts note that similar rules exist in many countries around the world but admit that the prospects for the effectiveness of their control over Russian judges and officials is uncertain...

20 September 2006

Latest news on Arkhangelsk Trawler Fleet case by Prime-Tass Business Newswire

St. Petersburg's 13th Arbitration Court of Appeals has ruled that Mauritania's Societe De Promotion De La Peche (SPP) should return three trawlers to Russia's state-owned Arkhangelsk Trawler Fleet (Arkhangelsk Tralovy Flot), the law firm representing the Russian company, Yegorov, Puginsky, and Afanasyev, said Thursday...

25 August 2006

Latest news on Eurocement Group case by Prime-Tass Business News Agency

Russia's Federal Arbitration Court for the Moscow Region passed a judgement of consent on Thursday on the amicable agreement reached by the country's largest cement producer Eurocement and the country's Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) in July.

16 August 2006

Latest news on Eurocement case by RIA Novosti presswire: Court cancels earlier judgment against Eurocement agreement

The Moscow District Federal Arbitration Court has withdrawn its July 25 refusal to approve a peace agreement between Russia's Federal Antimonopoly Service and Eurocement, the country's largest cement producer...

25 July 2006

Latest news onEurocementcase byRIA Novosti newswire: The Court declines to confirm the amicable agreement between the Federal Antimonopoly Service and Eurocement Group

The Moscow District Federal Arbitration Court refused to approve a peace agreement between Russia's Federal Antimonopoly Service and Eurocement, the country's largest cement producer, a RIA Novosti correspondent reported from the courtroom...

19 July 2006

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners lawyer comments legal action by minority shareholders of YUKOS in "Gazeta"

Minority shareholders of YUKOS are taking legal action; On March 14, Russia received a summons to a court in the District of Columbia. Lawyers acting for American minority shareholders of YUKOS delivered the summons to the Russian Foreign Ministry via the US State Department. Russia is officially the main defendant now.

6 June 2006

Latest news on Arkhangelsk Trawler Fleet case by Interfax

The Murmansk region arbitration court on June 6 confirmed the wholly state owned Arkhangelsk Trawler Fleet's rights to three trawlers detained in Mauritania...

30 March 2006

Lawyer at Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Sergey Golubok takes part in pulicationof new manual ‘An Appeal to the European Court of Human Rights’

The Russian version of ‘An Appeal to European Court of Human Rights’, a manual edited by a well-known British lawyer Philip Litch, was published in Moscow.

20 March 2006

Article in Vedomostion the international competition to select a developer for New Holland Island case

Three international bidders, having enlisted the services of world famous architects, vied for the right to commit over $300 million to an extremely complicated redevelopment project with vague payback prospects. What's more, the outcome was known in advance. The intrigue was maintained till the very last moment with each of the bidders, it seemed, being firmly convinced they would win...

16 March 2006

Latest news on the litigation in Norway concerning fines imposed by Norway on the Arkhangelsk Trawler Fleet Company

Russian lawyers have challenged fines imposed by Norway on the Arkhangelsk Trawler Fleet Company concerning the Captain Gorbachev vessel...

17 February 2006

New Rules for International Commercial Arbitration in Moscow

An article by Ilya Nikiforov, a managing partner of EPAP’s St. Petersburg office and associate lawyer Sergey Golubok outlining the new rules for international commercial arbitration in Moscow was published in the February edition of the International Bar Association 's information newsletter on Arbitration.

6 February 2006

Latest news on Arkhangelsk Trawler Fleet case by Interfax

The Spanish courts, acting on a request filed by Russian lawyers, have impounded three fishing trawlers that had earlier been confiscated from their Russia owners...

28 October 2005

ITAR-TASS: Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners to defend Russian trawlers in Norwegian court

The lawyers to the Arkhangelsk Trawler Fleet will object to charges brought against two Russian trawlers in the Norwegian court, a source in the Yegorov, Putinsky, Afanasyev and Partners legal office told Itar-Tass on Friday...

12 October 2005

Latest news on Sibir Energy case by Interfax

The Moscow Arbitration Court has rejected an appeal from Sibneft against a ruling to overturn a decision from a meeting of Yugraneft shareholders on August 1, 2005, Sibir Energy, the main Yugraneft creditor, said in a press release. The Moscow Arbitration Court also rejected a Sibneft appeal against a Moscow Arbitration Court ruling from September 8, 2005, which rejected a Sibneft request to suspend the Yugraneft external manager...

5 October 2005

Latest news on Sibir Energy case by Interfax

The Moscow Arbitration Court has rejected an appeal from Sibneft against a ruling to overturn a decision from a meeting of Yugraneft shareholders on August 1, 2005.