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EPAM Helps BlaBlaCar Obtain Clearance from FAS Russia for Purchase of Busfor

EPAM Helps BlaBlaCar Obtain Clearance from FAS Russia for Purchase of Busfor

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Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners had helped BlaBlaCar to obtain clearance from Russia's competition authority for its purchase of Busfor, an online bus ticker aggregator.

According to EPAM, the firm “successfully demonstrated that the merger would have a favorable social and economic effect and that the synergy of the Busfor’s GDS service (an innovative system of tickets distribution, reservation, and booking) and BlaBlaCar’s consumers (over 20 million users in Russia) would facilitate the growth and digitalization of the Russian market for bus tickets, which still lags behind the Russian air and railway ticket markets.”

The EPAM team included Partner Anna Numerova, Senior Associate Ksenia Firsova, and Associates Karin Ovakimyan and Alexander Silakov.

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