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EPAM Hires Capital Markets Team from Liniya Prava



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.”


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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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Firm's website: www.epam.ru


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