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Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Offices
21, 1st Tverskaya-Yamskaya Str.
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M&A and Corporate Practice
Counsel, Head of the M&A and Corporate Practice in St. Petersburg
Elena has over 20 years of experience in corporate, investment and employment law issues. She provides full-scale legal support to foreign investors in Russia and the CIS. Elena advises on M&A deals, establishing, closing and reorganizing businesses, hiring and dismissing employees, recruiting foreign workers, personal data processing, carrying out due diligence. Elena has vast experience working with the finance, automotive, logistics, IP/TMT, mining, and other sectors of foreign and Russian business.
Elena is a member of the St. Petersburg Bar Association since 2002.
Graduated cum laude from the Law Institute, St. Petersburg.
Lawyer Rankings(Leading individuals)
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners‘ recent work testifies to its ability to handle the full array of corporate and commercial issues; the group recently experienced an uptick in instructions relating to investment projects and data protection issues. As part of the firm’s EPAM Coronavirus Task Force efforts, the team has been providing extensive advice on commercial contracts and corporate governance issues. Clients praise department head Elena Agaeva for her ‘emotional intelligence, superior communication skills, proactivity and professionalism’, and counsel Alexey Karchiomov heads up the international trade and customs practice. Senior associate Evgenia Evdokimova departed to an in-house role in 2020.
At Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners, practice head Anna Ivanova is a key name for complex HR matters; as well as providing general labour advice, Ivanova is particularly experienced in dealing with issues concerning employee disciplinary actions and subsequent employment terminations. St Petersburg-based of counsel Elena Agaeva is another key member of the team, as is recently promoted senior associate Elena Kvartnikova. The latter frequently advises clients on matters relating to the processing of personal data, particularly in instances which involve a cross-border element.
Rated for its ‘unique business-oriented mentality’, Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners’ lawyers are adept at handling large-scale domestic M&A and joint venture transactions, as well as regulatory matters. Particular sectors of focus include the energy, mining, financial services and real estate industries. US-qualified Arkady Krasnikhin and Dimitry Afanasiev jointly lead the department. Dividing her time between Kiev and Moscow, European desk head Ilona Zekely is recommended by clients alongside St. Petersburg-based counsel Elena Agaeva.
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- Commercial, corporate and M&a: St Petersburg and elsewhere
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