English Barrister Andrew Lomas Joins EPAM in Moscow

English Barrister Andrew Lomas Joins EPAM in Moscow

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Andrew Lomas, a barrister and member of London's One Essex Court chambers, has joined the International Arbitration and Litigation Practice of Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners as Co-Head of International Arbitration and Litigation.

According to EPAM, Lomas, who will be based in Moscow, "brings extensive international arbitration expertise – he has represented and advised clients in a wide range of arbitral claims under a diverse array of rules, including those of the London International Arbitration Court, London Association of Maritime Arbitrators, International Chamber of Commerce, Hong Kong International Arbitration Center, International Commercial Arbitration Court, as well as according to the rules of the ICAC at the RF CCI. He is on the recommended list of arbitrators of the Russian Arbitration Center."

In addition, EPAM reports, Lomas "is also an experienced litigator - he regularly appears in the English High Court and the patent offices of Great Britain and the EU (UKIPO, EUIPO), and has significant appellate experience."

Andrew completed his GDL and BPTC at City University London, and he has a doctorate from Oxford University and a bachelor's degree from Durham University. He joined One Essex Partners in 2014.

“Our law firm is unique in Moscow in having a top-notch English law team combined with excellent Russian law support and access to the corporate decision makers," said Dimitry Afanasiev, Chairman of Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev and Partners. "We are pleased to add Andrew Lomas to our team of first-class English lawyers who drive our International Disputes team."

“Having a barrister of Andrew’s standing based in Moscow and able to represent clients of our law firm in English disputes is a real value added as we increasingly take on bigger and more complex disputes," added Partner Robin Wittering. "I very much look forward to working with Andrew in Moscow and London and, also, to cooperating further with One Essex Court."

“It is a great honor for me to join a prominent player that truly competes with international firms," said Lomas. "I am confident that my experience of international arbitration and litigation will further deepen the existing practice."