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Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners
21, 1st Tverskaya-Yamskaya Str.
125047 MOSCOW

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.

Lawyer Rankings

Russia > Dispute resolution: Litigation

(Leading individuals)

Valery EremenkoEgorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners fields one of the largest full-service dispute resolution teams, which attracts praise from clients and peers for its national and international litigation strength. The group also has expertise in criminal matters, acting before law enforcement authorities and criminal courts; the team’s experience also notably includes cross-border cooperation with Interpol. Valery Eremenko leads the department, where recently promoted partner Vera Rikhterman and counsel Tatiana Neveeva are also standout practitioners. Managing partner Ivan Smirnov and counsel Evgeny Gurchenko are the key contracts in St. Petersburg. Dmitry Dyakin left the firm in 2020.

Russia > Restructuring and insolvency

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners’ bankruptcy and restructuring department is led by Valery Eremenko from the Moscow office. Clients and peers praise the group’s traditional strength in bankruptcy litigation; the team is also well versed in non-contentious issues and draws on the expertise of the firm’s M&A practice for issues concerning distressed assets and financial rehabilitation. Ivan Smirnov is a seasoned bankruptcy litigator and manages the St. Petersburg office, where he works closely with recently promoted counsel Evgeny Gurchenko. Dimitry Afanasiev and Denis Arkhipov are also noteworthy individuals in the Moscow-based group. Dmitry Dyakin left the firm in 2020.