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Sanctions imposed by the U.S.A, the EU, and other jurisdictions in relation to certain Russian individuals and legal entities have had a substantial impact on international arbitration involving Russian parties. There exist serious concerns as to the ability of sanctioned Russian parties and their contractual counterparts to realize their right to defend themselves in the course of arbitration proceedings. These concerns have led to changes in market practice regarding the choice of the arbitration forum and to some legislative proposals in Russia that, if implemented, would have a dramatic impact on international arbitration involving Russian parties.

Read more: Russia Reacts: Impact of Sanctions on International Arbitration Involving Russian Parties

White & Case has advised VTB Capital as auction organizer and financial advisor to UTLC on its RUB 60.3 billion (around USD 968 million) auction sale of a controlling stake in Russian railway container operator TransContainer.

Read more: White & Case Advises VTB Capital on Sale of TransContainer

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner Russia has advised Enisey THC, a subsidiary of the Siberian Generating Company, on its RUB 10 billion acquisition of Krasnoyarsk GRES-2 from OGK-2.

Read more: Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner Advises Enisey THC on Acquisition of Krasnoyarsk GRES-2 from OGK-2

Lawyers from CMS in Ukraine and Poland have joined the firm's multi-national team advising the EBRD on the acquisition of a stake in Uzbek food retailer Korzinka. Uzbek law firm Leges reportedly advised the EBRD as well, while Dentons advised the sellers.

Read more: CMS and Dentons Advise on EBRD's Acquisition of Stake in Uzbekistan’s Food Retailer Korzinka

The Russian Migration Authority responsible for the Moscow region recently started to enforce laws requiring foreign employees to be present in Russia at regular intervals, and providing for the cancellation of a work permit if a foreign employee is not in Russia at least at certain intervals. This potential cancellation of a work permit even applies to employees classified as highly qualified specialists.

Read more: Work Permit for Foreigners in Russia: Non-Russian Employees Must be in Russia Regularly

Former Dentons Partner Konstantin Tretyakov, who led the firm's White Collar Crime practice in Moscow, has joined Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners, bringing along his team, including senior lawyer Konstantin Elfimov and lawyer Maria Kilesso.

Read more: White Collar Crime Specialist Konstantin Tretyakov Brings Team from Dentons to EPAM in Moscow

Why would a lawyer in private practice strive to make partner? That may come across as a strange question. An old saying holds that a soldier who doesn’t aspire to become a general is a bad soldier. Partnership as an ultimate goal is often taken for granted.

Read more: Guest Editorial: The Challenges of Being an International Law Firm Partner in CEE

Norton Rose Fulbright today named Ayse Yuksel Mahfoud as its Head of Cross-Border Practices, a new position at the firm that it says "will strategically address clients’ needs for high-quality cross-border legal advice and cutting-edge market intelligence."

Read more: Norton Rose Fulbright Names Ayse Yuksel Mahfoud as Head of Cross-Border Practices

On December 18, 2019, CEE Legal Matters reported that NSP had advised IBS IT Holding on its acquisition of Aplana Software from the Aplana Group. We reached out to Eugene Peskin, Head of Strategy at IBS, for more details.

Read more: Deal 5: Head of Strategy Eugene Peskin on IBS's Acquisition of Aplana

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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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