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

Work Department

Litigation, Bankruptcy and Restructuring, Private Client Services

Position

Partner, Co-Head of Litigation Practice

Career

Denis Arkhipov has vast experience in structuring business and private asset ownership in Russia and abroad, establishing of personal holding structures (trusts, private foundations, private trust companies). He advises on family and inheritance relationships, purchasing and structuring of private asset ownership.

Denis has expertise and significant experience in representing individuals within the settlement of family disputes, including litigation, divorce and division of marital property.

Denis Arkhipov also specialises in IP litigation, corporate and contract law, antitrust law, protection of titles to real estate and sole rights, securities and insurance-related disputes. He is experienced in energy supply, landline and mobile communications. Denis consistently represents clients in court proceedings in Russia’s arbitrazh (commercial) courts, as well as courts of appeal and cassation instances.

Prior to joining Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners, Denis worked with the government of the Kemerovo Region and a Moscow-based law firm where he represented major federal landline and mobile operators in various disputes, including those related to titles to real estate, corporate and antitrust law, bankruptcy proceedings of a number of coal mining and automotive companies.

Languages

Russian, English

Memberships

Denis was admitted to the Moscow Bar Association in 2002.

Education

Denis graduated cum laude from the Law School of Kemerovo State University in 2000. He obtained a Master’s degree in Private Law cum laude from the Russian School of Private Law in 2004. In 2011 he earned a PhD degree at the Law Department of the Institute of State and Law of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

Lawyer Rankings

Russia > Private client

(Leading individuals)

Denis ArkhipovEgorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners

Equity capital distribution matters, including company appraisals and non-property rights issues, form a core part of the practice at Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners. Away from capital structuring, the team also advises on real estate acquisition, immigration and dual residency issues, succession planning and divorce proceedings. For tax-related mandates, Sergey Kalinin, who recently made partner, is the name to note, while Denis Arkhipov is the key contact for private asset ownership mandates, both in Russia and internationally. Newly promoted counsels Denis Golubev and Oleg Bouiko are also recommended. Away from the Moscow office, clients highlight managing partner Ivan Smirnov and counsel Evgeny Gurchenko, both based in St Petersburg. Senior associate Evgeniya Fedoreeva is another key name.

Russia > Dispute resolution: Litigation

(Next Generation Partners)

Denis ArkhipovEgorov 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.

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.