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Eugene Blinov promoted to Partner

February 2013

Eugene Blinov, a Counsel with AstapovLawyers ILG, has been promoted to a Partner of the group. He leads the International Arbitration Practice. Mr Blinov has been with the firm for over 5 years.

Mr Blinov has been with the firm for over 5 years. He joined the group in 2007 and was promoted to a Senior Associate in 2010, to a Counsel – in 2011 and finally to a Partner – in 2013.

“Eugene proved to be an excellent professional and has grown in the firm from Associate to Partner. I wish him best of luck and look forward to working with him in his new position”, - said Andrey Astapov, Managing Partner of the firm.

Eugene Blinov has extensive experience representing companies at various international arbitration forums. As a leading counsel he also manages multiple disputes submitted to courts of numerous jurisdictions. He often represents parties in shareholder and post-M&A, equipment supply and investment disputes. Mr Blinov also advises multiple clients in the commodities, energy, maritime and insurance sectors.

Eugene Blinov has provided a unique understanding and presentation of the clients in many high-profile litigations and arbitrations. The key clients he has been working with include 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.

Eugene Blinov has been recognized as a notable practitioner in International Arbitration by Ukrainian Law Firms: Handbook for foreign clients 2012.

“I am truly honored to be promoted to a Partner of the firm. It’s been a 5-years history of my life shoulder-to-shoulder with AstapovLawyers. It is a pleasure to have all your input and contribution recognized and appreciated”, - said Eugene Blinov, the newly appointed Partner of the firm.

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