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AstapovLawyers Triumph in Corporate International Magazine Global Award 2010

June 2010 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by Astapov Lawyers International Law Group .

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AstapovLawyers chosen as 'Dispute Resolution Advisory Firm of the Year in Ukraine’ by Corporate International Magazine

On the 31 of May 2010, The Corporate INTL Magazine awarded AstapovLawyers as "'Dispute Resolution Advisory Firm of the Year in Ukraine"'. This Award is annually granted for practice excellence and outstanding achievements in different fields of legal service.

Each year Corporate INTL assesses lawyers from every Country in different sectors based on criteria such as quality of legal advice, ability to assist business management teams, investors and key individuals, in a vast array of service areas.

The winners are awarded by practice area and by country. The Corporate INTL panel of experts have chosen AstapovLawyers as a winner in the category of Dispute Resolution Advisory practice for AstapovLawyers' "quality" Dispute Resolution which was merited by acting in several major energy disputes in recent years and representing strategic enterprises and establishments such as Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, The Ministry of Environmental Protection, Alfa Capital, Stroy Trans Gas, Bunge, Jones Lang LaSalle, Metallinvest, Cotecna, Ferrexpo, Risoil BV, Vorskla Steel, Razgulyay Group, Raiffeisen Zentralbank Ă–sterreich AG and many others.

"This Award is a well deserved recognition of our Dispute Resolution Team's knowledge, experience and also tremendous effort that we put into our work to ensure our Clients success in every single project we handle. It is also an adequate account of our up-to-date practice management techniques that bring very tangible results. This year we had a number of exciting projects such as representing interests of Donetsk Electrometallurgical Plant in a series of extremely complex arbitrations and litigations with the sum in dispute exceeding USD 120 mln", comments Managing Partner Mr. Astapov.

"We had plethora of corporate disputes and oil & gas related projects. Most of post-M&A work was being litigated in Russian fora with due support from the courts of the State of New York. We had some extremely interesting English work related to Russian property and arising out of JV relationships", adds Mr Astapov.

"We are especially strong in infrastructure related disputes, such as disputes over port facilities, transhipment terminals and oil storage. Such projects usually involve very complex technical expertise and complicated regulatory regime", further comments Mr. Astapov.

This year AstapovLawyers rendered legal support in major oil related projects in Russian Federation such as Alfa Trading versus EFKO and projects for Stroy Trans Gaz. The Firm's Dispute Resolution Team also did a number of aviation cases for the Clients such as Ukrainian State Air Traffic Service Enterprise (UkSATSE).