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Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners

Work +7 495 935 80 10
Fax +7 495 935 80 11
Kiev, London, Minsk, Moscow, St Petersburg, Washington DC

Valery Eremenko

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

Work Department

Litigation, Bankruptcy and Restructuring, Insurance


Co-head of Litigation Practice


Valery is a Partner and Co-head of the Litigation Practice and Head of the Insurance Law Practice. He has over 20 years of experience in the area of dispute resolution, having been involved in over 1500 litigation proceedings. He has represented his clients before the Presidium of the Supreme Arbitration Court of the Russian Federation in a number of precedent-setting disputes as well as before the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation. Valery has represented clients before the Federal Antimonopoly Service and its regional subdivisions in the course of administrative proceedings arising from violations of antitrust laws.

Prior to joining EPAM, Valery headed a litigation boutique he co-founded in 2000.


Russian, English


Valery has been a member of the Moscow Bar Association since 1998.


Valery graduated from the Law School of Lomonosov Moscow State University in 1997 and obtained his PhD in insurance and competition law in 2005.


Dispute resolution: Litigation

Within: Leading individuals

Valery Eremenko - Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners

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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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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