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Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners

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Kiev, London, Minsk, Moscow, St Petersburg, Washington DC

Denis Arkhipov

Work +7 (495) 935 8010
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners

Work Department

Litigation, Bankruptcy and Restructuring, Private Client Services




Denis Arkhipov has vast experience in structuring business and private asset ownership in Russia and abroad, establishing of personal holding structures (trusts, private foundations, private trust companies). He advises on family and inheritance relationships, purchasing and structuring of private asset ownership.

Denis has expertise and significant experience in representing individuals within the settlement of family disputes, including litigation, divorce and division of marital property.

Denis Arkhipov also specialises in IP litigation, corporate and contract law, antitrust law, protection of titles to real estate and sole rights, securities and insurance-related disputes. He is experienced in energy supply, landline and mobile communications. Denis consistently represents clients in court proceedings in Russia’s arbitrazh (commercial) courts, as well as courts of appeal and cassation instances.

Prior to joining Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners, Denis worked with the government of the Kemerovo Region and a Moscow-based law firm where he represented major federal landline and mobile operators in various disputes, including those related to titles to real estate, corporate and antitrust law, bankruptcy proceedings of a number of coal mining and automotive companies.


Russian, English


Denis was admitted to the Moscow Bar Association in 2002.


Denis graduated cum laude from the Law School of Kemerovo State University in 2000. He obtained a Master’s degree in Private Law cum laude from the Russian School of Private Law in 2004. In 2011 he earned a PhD degree at the Law Department of the Institute of State and Law of the Russian Academy of Sciences.


Dispute resolution: Litigation

Within: Dispute resolution: Litigation

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners maintains its impressive reputation as a ‘dispute resolution powerhouse’; the sizeable team is jointly led by Valery Eremenko and Dmitry Dyakin, who are known ‘for their excellently organised and effective courtroom strategies and for always keeping a few steps ahead of the opponents’. Dimitry Afanasiev has recently handled a major post-M&A transactional dispute in the London Commercial Court; Dyakin is also active in a high-value commercial multi-jurisdictional dispute. Other highlights include representing an international carpooling company in a successful appeal against a restriction on its commercial activities. Denis Arkhipov ‘has a special legal intuition and good understanding of the Russian insurance market’. Counsels Vera Rikhterman, Tatyana Neveeva and Alina Kudryavtseva are also highly recommended, as are Alexander Kiselev and Oleg Bouiko, who ‘have a very good understanding of the clients’ needs’.

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Private client

Within: Leading individuals

Denis Arkhipov - Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners

Within: Private client

The ‘extremely responsive’ team at Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners is ‘effective at coming up with solutions to even the most difficult problems’. The team advises private clients on real estate acquisitions, immigration activities, family law matters and succession planning and criminal law issues. The ‘dynamic and personable’ Denis Arkhipov has 'a very nuanced understanding of the interrelationship between English and Russian aspects of a case'. Other names to note include Evgeniya Fedoreeva, Alexander Kiselev and  Oleg Bouiko, who is 'efficient and establishes an excellent rapport with clients'.

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Restructuring and insolvency

Within: Restructuring and insolvency

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners is 'one of the most prominent bankruptcy practices' in the market, according to one client, and the 'top-level team' represents well-known Russian corporations, international financial institutions and their Russian subsidiaries in insolvency proceedings in local arbitration courts and the Supreme Court. Valery Eremenko and Dmitry Dyakin are active in the team's most significant insolvency proceedings. Denis Arkhipov successfully defended the shareholders of an insurance company against claims of subsidiary liability during the course of its bankruptcy proceedings. St Petersburg managing partner Ivan Smirnov is also active in bankruptcy-related disputes.

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