Firm Profile > Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners > Minsk, Belarus

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners
11 Z. BIADULI ST
117A INDEPENDENCE AVENUE
MINSK, 220034
Belarus

Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 1

The team at Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners is ‘very good at finance transactions’, providing 'a professional, very swift’ and overall ‘outstanding service’. The group recently received an instruction from Citigroup Global Markets and Raiffeisen Bank International concerning the Republic of Belarus' issuance of $2bn of sovereign eurobonds. The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development is also a client and sought the team’s advice on a €24m senior secured loan provided to OMA LLC. Practice head Dennis Turovets is ‘always responsive and provides sensible solutions to difficult challenges’ while associate Anastasia Yarokhovich is ‘great to work with’.

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

Lawyers at Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners are ‘very well organised’ and ‘client oriented’. Anna Rusetskaya heads the practice, which has experience in handling the purchase and sale of shares, the acquisition of overseas assets, structuring M&A transactions in foreign jurisdictions and advising on joint venture and investment projects. Dennis Turovets and senior associate Alexander Buzo are the other key names; the duo are advising Heineken on the sale of shares in two Belarusian subsidiaries to Oasis. The team also notably acted for Nordic Aviation Capital on the leasing of five Embraer aircraft to Belavia.

Dispute resolution Tier 2

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners’ ‘dispute practice has built a solid reputation in the Belarusian legal market’. The team possesses ‘all of the necessary skills and knowledge to achieve the best value deal for the client’ and is headed by the ‘brilliant negotiator’, Dennis Turovets. International disputes dominate the recent caseload, one notable example was Turovets' representation of Les Publications Condé Nast in a trade mark infringement case concerning the naming of a Belarusian restaurant. Senior associate Igor Yatskovsky is also noted.

Real estate and construction Tier 2

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners assists with the legal, financial and tax structuring of real estate transactions and also handles development and construction matters. The team recently advised the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and Belarussian authorities on the upgrade of the M10 road. It also acted for Technip Benelux on the performance of a €60m hydrogen plant construction project in Belarus. Dennis Turovets heads the practice.