20 January 2022
A landmark case in the digital segment in Russia was resolved on 19th January 2022, with the Moscow Arbitration Court approving the settlement agreement between Yandex, the Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia (FAS) and the claimants in a dispute over unequal conditions promoting Yandex’s own search results, rather than searches provided by third-party services . Yandex unfairly prioritized its own searches through the exclusive use of enriched search capabilities.
14 January 2022
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners will launch a series of workshops ‘Regulatory and Law Enforcement Inspections: How to Protect Yourself’, where attorneys of the Firm will address the mistakes made that might give rise to civil liability, hefty fines and criminal prosecution, while being the subject of an inspection and will advise on how to handle these inspections successfully.
10 January 2022
EPAM is announcing new appointments at its Moscow office. Since January 1, 2022, Andrey Bastrakov (White Collar Crime Practice) and Alexander Mandzhiev (M&A and Corporate Practice) have been promoted to Partners.
10 January 2022
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners is announcing promotions at the Firm’s Moscow and Kyiv offices. Since January 1, 2022, Elena Novikova, Anna Arutyunyan and Aleksandra Yevstafyeva have been promoted to Counsels.
20 December 2021
The Foundation Department of Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners announces the start of an educational programme at the HSE Faculty of Law. Training will be provided by highly qualified practicing attorneys from EPAM. The department is headed by Denis Arkhipov, PhD in Law, Partner and co-head of Litigation Practice at the Firm.
13 December 2021
On December 8, 2021, the State Duma Energy Committee created a working group tasked with improving the statutory regulation of restricted zones and zones of minimum distance to main or industrial pipelines. Pavel Baryshnikov, Administrative practice associate at Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners, is a member of the working group.
7 December 2021
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners’ attorneys provided legal support for the independent infrastructure operator Service-Telecom in obtaining the approval of the Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia (FAS) to conclude a transaction to acquire a portfolio of mobile network towers from Veon Ltd. (Vimpelcom) in Russia for the amount of RUB 70.65 bn (US$ 957m). The deal included 100% of the shares of National Tower Company and about 15,400 mobile network towers.
6 December 2021
The Arbitration Centre at the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP) has established a Board for intellectual property disputes. The President of the RSPP has approved the Board’s arbitrators - recognized scientists and practitioners of the intellectual property market, many of whom have been directly involved in creating the basis for the regulation of IP in Russia. Helen Avakyan, Counsel at Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners, was appointed as the Chairman of the Board. Pavel Sadovsky, Partner and Head of Intellectual Property / TMT Practice was appointed as an arbitrator of the Board.
30 November 2021
Litigation Practice of EPAM defended the interests of the international consulting company IMC Montan in an exceptional litigation over an attempt to recover damages allegedly caused by consulting services.
11 November 2021
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners’ attorneys provided legal assistance to HTS tentiQ GmbH, an international manufacturer of event marquees, tents & temporary structures worldwide, on contractual and currency control issues.
21 October 2021
On October 20, 2021, an agreement to open a new foundation department ran by the largest Russian law firm - Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners was signed at the High School of Economics (HSE). The study program is scheduled to start in November 2021.
30 September 2021
The Law Faculty of the Higher School of Economics, a leading center for legal education in Russia and abroad, announces the opening of Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners' foundation department.
13 September 2021
On September 8, 2021, elections were held for the Deputy Chairman of the Subcommittee for Construction and Real Estate of the North-West Regional Committee of the Association of European Businesses (AEB). Olga Mischenko, Counsel and Head of Real Estate, Construction and PPP Practice at Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners in St. Petersburg, was elected for the position.
10 September 2021
Counsel Elena Agaeva, and Associate Elena Kvartnikova, attorneys at Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners, participate as experts in working groups of Roskomnadzor of the Central and North-Western Federal Districts and in the North-Western Federal District Center of Competence in the field of "Personal Data".