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Asters and the Ukrainian office of Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners have announced that they will merge on October 1, 2018, operating thereafter under a name which they have not yet disclosed.

The St. Petersburg office of Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners has successfully defended the interests of Russian airline Aviastar-TU in a long-running dispute regarding an aircraft engine maintenance contract.

The Minsk office of Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners has advised the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development on a six year senior secured loan of EUR 24 million to OMA, the leading Belarusian DIY retail chain, designed to support the company's plans to open up to nine new stores across Belarus by the end of 2019. The borrowers were reportedly represented by Verkhovodko & Partners and Revera, with Valiunas Ellex serving as OMA LLC's Lithuanian counsel, and Baker Botts as the company's English counsel.

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners has successfully represented Bank Saint Petersburg in a case against Russian entrepreneur Vitaly Arkhangelsky and Oslo Marine Group Ports LLC before the High Court of Justice. The Court ordered Oslo Marine Group Ports to pay St. Petersburg Bank over RUB 1.5 billion and dismissed the counterclaim of Arkhangelsky and OMG.

Revera has advised ОМА, a wholesale & retail chain of DIY stores, on its expansion and credit negotiations with EBRD. The bank reportedly was represented by Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners.

The Minsk office of Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners has advised joint lead managers Citigroup Global Markets Limited and Raiffeisen Bank International AG on the issue and placement of USD 600 million in sovereign Eurobonds by the Republic of Belarus. Clifford Chance advised the banks on English and American law, while White & Case advised Belarus.

Lawyers from Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners' Russian and Ukrainian offices have represented Bestway Global Holdings, a Chinese outdoor leisure products manufacturer, on Russian and Ukrainian law matters related to its USD 149 million IPO on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. 

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EPAM at a Glance

Founded in 1993, Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners is the leading full-service law firm in the CIS with offices in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus and associated offices in the UK, the USA and Cyprus.

We advise its clients in many areas of law, including: dispute resolution in Russia and abroad, corporate law, M&A, antitrust issues, project finance and PPP, restructurings and insolvencies, energy and natural resources, property management and privatization, environment, technical regulation and industrial safety, banking and finance, intellectual property, criminal law, real estate and construction, taxation, family and labour disputes, marine and transport law, and international trade and customs.

We combine high academic qualifications, internationally acknowledged moral and ethical values, senior partners' professional experience and practical abilities with the vigour and knowledge of younger attorneys that enables thus providing clients with reliable, first-class service according to both Russian and western standards through a flexible structure.

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