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

Work Department

Litigation, Bankruptcy and Restructuring




Vera specialises in representing the interests of domestic and foreign companies in litigations in arbitrazh courts and general-jurisdiction courts of all levels, particularly in the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation. Vera focuses on corporate disputes, contractual disputes, and has an extensive experience in legal counseling in bankruptcy proceedings.

Vera has been engaged in most complicated matters in bankruptcy and dispute resolution and has litigated in over 20 Russian regions, as well as abroad.


Russian, English


Vera has been admitted to the Moscow Bar Association since 2008.


In 2006, Vera graduated from the Moscow State Legal Academy with honors, and in 2008, from the Economic Faculty of the Moscow Aviation Institute. She obtained her PhD in 2010.

Lawyer Rankings

Russia > Dispute resolution: Litigation

(Next Generation Partners)

Vera RikhtermanEgorov 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.

Russia > Restructuring and insolvency

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.