Law Firm of the Year: Russia, Ukraine & the CIS
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners
Easily the best-known Russian firm across Europe, Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners posted an impressive run of international cross-border work in 2017, notably a role on En+, the first Russian IPO on the London Stock Market since the sanctions. The firm’s activities extend to organising flagship events bringing the international legal community to different CIS states, with 2017’s event taking place Tatarstan. Despite the troubled political environment, Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev continues to maintain pan-regional service for clients therough Urkraining and Russia, and it has developed strong referral relationships with top-tier Western European firms. The judges were impressed with Egorov’s healthy gender diversity, with a third of all partners female, and a strong streak of social responsibility projects and pro bono work, noting ‘strength in all areas of criteria, good people initiatives and impressive client list’.
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