Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners (EPAM) has announced that on September 3, 2016, it entered into a strategic cooperation and legal support agreement with the Roscongress Foundation at the Eastern Economic Forum.
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners (EPAM) has successfully represented American international paint and coatings manufacturer Valspar before the Russian Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) regarding Sherwin-Williams USD 11.3 billion acquisition of 100% of shares in the company. The deal is expected to be completed by the end of the first quarter of 2017.
EPAP Ukraine has acted as legal counsel to the Ukrainian Association of Ferroalloy Producers and Other Electrical Metallurgy Products Manufacturers (UkrFa) and the Nikopol, Zaporozhye, and Stakhanov Ferroalloy Plants in a countervailing investigation initiated in 2014 by the Eurasian Economic Commission against imports of Ukrainian ferrosilicomanganese to the Eurasian Economic Union territory.
The Competition Practice team of Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners successfully defended the interests of Yandex — Russia's largest IT company — against Google, in the former’s claim that the latter had abused the market in relation to pre-installed app stores for devices on the Android operating system.
On March 26, 2015, CEE Legal Matters brought Senior Partners from the leading international, regional, and local law firms in Ukraine to Wolf Theiss’s office in Kyiv for a management-level Round Table conversation on the state of the Ukrainian legal market.
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Ukraine (EPAP) has acted as Ukrainian legal counsel to Avito Holding in the sale of torg.ua — Ukraine’s leading classifieds free ads site — to MIH Allegro, a part of the South African-owned Naspers media corporation. Sayenko Kharenko represented MIH Allegro on the deal. The purchase price was not disclosed.
EPAP Ukraine has advised Intersystems Holdings in connection with its successful application for merger clearance with the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine following its acquisition by AGCO. AGCO’s acquisition of Intersystems, which closed on August 1, 2014, will expand AGCO’s grain handling and storage business in the off-farm segment.
The Ukrainian Engarde law firm has announced that Partner Irina Nazarova has been re-elected to chair of the Ukrainian Bar Association's Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee. Oleksandr Volkov, an attorney at Egorov Puginskiy Afanasiev & Partners in Ukraine, was elected Deputy Chair of the Committee.