Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners (EPAM) has announced that former Liniya Prava Managing Partner Dmitriy Glazounov and his team have agreed to join the firm. Glazounov will head EPAM's Moscow Banking & Finance and Capital Markets practices.
Before joining Liniya Prava Glazounov held senior positions with Russia's Federal Commission for the Securities Market and the Agency for Housing Mortgage Lending. He is the only lawyer on the Bank of Russia's Expert Board on Development of the Bonds and Debt Instruments Market -- a working group responsible for developing legislation for the Russian financial market.
According to a statement released by EPAM, Glazounov's team "boasts unique experience in providing legal support for complex financial transactions (securitization and project finance), issuing tailored financial products (mortgage participation certificates, foreign-issued securities placed in the Russian Federation and foreign currency bonds), advising on corporate restructuring and debt restructuring, and participating in major projects related to securities issues, company entries onto the IPO market, and corporate law matters."
Glazounov's clients include BNP Paribas, Morgan Stanley, Citibank, Petrocommerce Bank, VTB Capital, Renaissance Capital, VEB Capital, Uralsib Capital; Soyuz Bank, Tatfondbank, MGTS, Federal Freight, ZENITH Bank, Miratorg Agro-Industrial Holding, Orgsyntez Group CJSC (Renova Group), and others.
“Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners is the biggest player on the Russian legal market, boasting an impressive representative list of clients and unique expertise in various practice areas. The synergy we anticipate from combining these factors and the unique experience my team and I have gained at Liniya Prava can create a platform for the strongest Banking & Finance and Capital Markets Practice on the Russian market”, said Glazounov.
Dmitriy Afanasiev, EPAM Chairman, released a statement announcing that “We sincerely welcome Dmitry’s decision to join the firm. I am confident that his unique status as a true market leader in the field of Finance and Capital Markets, combined with his team’s vast experience, will help us make a giant leap in developing the Firm’s Moscow-based Banking & Finance and Capital Markets Practice.”