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Eugene Blinov has got on partnership track

June 2012

AstapovLawyers International Law Group announced that Eugene Blinov, Counsel, who leads the International Commodity and Maritime Arbitrations practice and coordinates the firm’s advisory work in the Republic of Kazakhstan, was moved to partnership track.

Eugene joined AstapovLawyers International Law Group in 2007. He was promoted as a Counsel at the Firm in July 2011. Mr Blinov has considerable experience in representing companies in various international arbitration fora including ICC International Court of Arbitration (Paris), Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, GAFTA, FOSFA, ad hoc arbitrations according to the arbitration rules of the London Maritime Arbitrators Association (LMAA), London Metal Exchange, International Commercial Arbitration Court at the RF Chamber of Commerce and Industry, International Commercial Arbitration Court at the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Arbitration Court attached to the Economic Chamber of the Czech Republic and Agricultural Chamber of the Czech Republic, etc. and Ukrainian and Russian courts, and acts as a counsel in courts of numerous jurisdictions.

Eugene has an extensive involvement in commercial and investment arbitration as well as cross-border litigation. He acts in multiple matters concerned with international trade, equipment supply, commodities, energy, maritime, agriculture, construction, etc. Amongst major clients which Mr. Blinov has represented are Louis Dreyfus, StroyTransGaz, the State of Ukraine, Oldendorff, EFKO Group, Risoil, Nemiroff, Bunge, Euler Hermes, Razguliay Group, Phosagro, Detskiy Mir Russia, Ivolga Group, United Grain Company, Raimbek Group, Astarta, Ukrainian Chemical Group, Lavinia Corporation, Fedcominvest-Ukraine, Transmost, Probusinessbank and many other.

Mr Blinov holds the Master of Laws degree (summa cum laude) from the Vadim Getman Kyiv National Economic University (Ukraine, 2007).

Eugene Blinov is recommended by Yuridicheskaya Practika “Ukrainian Law Firms 2009-2012. A Handbook for Foreign Clients” as a leading practitioner in the field of arbitration, litigation, agriculture, energy and transportation law.

Mr Blinov appreciatively commented his further development: "It is a great honor for me to be offerred partnership in one of the largest pan-CIS law firms. This is not only my personal credit but it is also largely based on the results my team of associates had managed to achieve throughout all these years. We will be striving to increase the outreach of our practice to move the Firm towards a new level"

Andrey Astapov, Managing Partner at AstapovLawyers, commented: “We are glad to promote Eugene. Over his years at AstapovLawyers he proved to be a reliable, hard working, proactive and highly professional member of the team. This step forward is well deserved and complements our international arbitration practice.”


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