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EPAM Successful in Defense of Russian Meat Processing Plant Against Charges of Unfair Competition

EPAM Successful in Defense of Russian Meat Processing Plant Against Charges of Unfair Competition

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Egorov, Puginsky, Afanasiev & Partners has defended the interests of the Cherkizovsky meat processing plant in a dispute with the Miratorg company.

According to Egorov, Puginsky, Afanasiev & Partners (EPAM), Miratorg (which describes itself as "Russia's leading meat-producer and supplier") had accused the Cherkizovsky meat processing plant (which EPAM describes as "a well-known manufacturer of meat products in Russia") of "simulating the appearance of the packaging for roasting meat," which prompted an investigation of potential unfair competition by Russia's competition authority, the FAS.

According to EPAM, its lawyers "managed to develop an effective defensive position," and proved that the Cherkizovo brand and corporate identity were sufficiently well-known and established on the market that there was no risk of consumers being misled by the similar packaging.

The FAS Russia terminated the proceedings accordingly, finding no violation of antitrust laws.

The EPAM team was led by Adviser Denis Gavrilov and Lawyer Alexander Balyberdin.

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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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