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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 > Restructuring and insolvency

(Leading individuals)

Valery EremenkoEgorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners

The sizeable department at Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners has ‘the experience and talent to add invaluable assistance to any dispute’ and stands out for ‘its great judgement, efficiency in court, and its unprecedented victories’. Indeed, the team’s primary strength lies in the area of insolvency litigation – this is also reflected in the expertise of litigation practice head Valery Eremenko, who ‘can lead any difficult case to a successful result’. The department acts for a mix of private clients, as well as large companies active in the banking, transportation, pharmaceuticals and manufacturing sectors, among others. Counsel Evgeny Gurchenko leads the St. Petersburg-based litigation group and is recommended by clients as ‘a true professional; a smart and far-sighted strategist’. Denis Arkhipov and recently promoted partner Vera Rikhterman are also key team members.

Russia > Dispute resolution: Litigation

(Leading individuals)

Valery EremenkoEgorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners

Widely considered ‘a true leader’ by clients and peers alike, Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners has one of the largest full-service dispute resolution groups in the Russian market. The team is split between Moscow and St. Petersburg, with Valery Eremenko sitting at the helm of the national litigation group, while the St. Petersburg-based team is led by Ivan Smirnov and counsel Evgeny Gurchenko. Denis Arkhipov heads the firm’s dedicated Coronavirus Task Force, which focuses on force majeure issues, rental disputes and contentious bankruptcy-related matters, with Smirnov responsible for the St Petersburg offering. In addition, the team in Moscow has a solid track record assisting clients with corporate and contractual disputes; Denis Arkhipov and recently promoted partner Vera Rikhterman both stand out in this respect. Clients also recommend counsel Tatyana Neveeva.