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EPAM Provides Pro Bono Legal Support to Big Brothers Big Sisters in Russia

EPAM Provides Pro Bono Legal Support to Big Brothers Big Sisters in Russia

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Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners has provided pro bono legal consulting to Big Brothers Big Sisters in Russia.

According to EPAM, "Big Brothers Big Sisters of Russia supports children in state care, children without parents, adopted children, children from single-parent, large, and underprivileged households, and children with disabilities through an individual mentorship program." According to the firm, its lawyers developed a set of guidelines addressing legal issues and types of government assistance available to orphaned children and children whose parents are unable to care for them. The guidelines help both volunteer mentors and children supported by the program in Saint Petersburg navigate state benefits system and address legal issues as they arise.

The document EPAM created contains guidelines related to available government support in education, healthcare, employment opportunities, and housing, as well as financial support. The document also addresses questions on transfer of property rights, military service, custody and guardianship, and civil and criminal liability.

EPAM's St. Petersburg team was led by Counsel Olga Mischenko and Associates Ays Lidzhanova, Yuri Nefedov, and Yulia Sevostyanova.

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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Firm's website: www.epam.ru