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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.  

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners is reporting that its Competition Law and Litigation practices successfully defended the interests of Yandex, Russia’s largest IT company, in a dispute with Google at the Russian Court of Appeal.

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.

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.

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Counsel Sergiy Grebenyuk has been elected Deputy Head of the Consultative Council of the Ukrainian Prosecutor General's Office.  

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners (EPAM) has announced that it advised the Housing Finance Bank (ZhilFInans) on the two transactions to securitize its mortgage assets (a transaction reported on by CEE Legal Matters yesterday).


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.

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners in Ukraine has acted as Ukrainian legal counsel to Richmont Holdings, a private equity fund, on the acquisition of Agel Enterprises, a nutritional supplement supplier.

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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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