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Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners

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Kiev, London, Minsk, Moscow, St Petersburg, Washington DC

Arkady Krasnikhin

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Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners

Work Department

M&A and Corporate


Head of the M&A and Corporate Practice


Arkady is a Partner and Head of the M&A and Corporate Practice. His areas of practice include corporate law, M&A and finance. He has extensive experience in representing major Russian and international clients on deals, structuring complex corporate and financial transactions, and providing day-to-day legal support.

Arkady joined Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners in 2004, and became a Partner in 2007.


Russian, English


He is a member of the St. Petersburg Bar Association and is licenced to practice in the State of New York.


He graduated with honours from the St. Petersburg State University School of Law and obtained an LLM degree from New York University.


Banking and finance: Borrower side

Within: Banking and finance: Borrower side

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners is ‘a legal powerhouse’ with ‘vast in-house resources and expertise in the banking and finance sphere’. ‘Consummate professional and well-regarded banking expert’ Dmitriy Glazounov leads a team of ‘well-qualified lawyers who can handle complex multi-jurisdictional projects’, which includes Arkady Krasnikhin, who focuses on acquisition and project finance mandates and Roman Malovitsky, has ‘a deep understanding of the clients’ needs and the right steps to take in order to achieve the best result’. Associates Oleg Ushakov is a ‘rising star’ and a ‘knowledgeable, creative and business-minded practitioner’, while Vladimir Goglachev provides ‘accurate and effective advice’. The practice has notable expertise in syndicated and bilateral loans, acquisition funding, project finance matters and structured financing. Active clients include BaikalInvestBank.

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Banking and finance: Lender or arranger side

Within: Banking and finance: Lender or arranger side

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners' lawyers are ‘extremely knowledgeable of not only the current legislation but also aware of legislative developments and changes in the market’. Led by Dmitriy Glazounov, the practice distinguishes itself from competitors through its ‘proactive and innovative approach’ and is ‘one of the best equipped teams to handle complex cross-border matters’, according to one client. The group handles the full spectrum of financial transactions and is notably active in debt restructuring, mezzanine and syndicated loans. Other figures include corporate finance expert Arkady Krasnikhin, Roman Malovitsky and Oleg Ushakov.

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Commercial, corporate and M&a: Moscow

Within: Leading individuals

Arkady Krasnikhin - Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&a: Moscow

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners' ‘outstanding’ practice leads in corporate and commercial M&A transactions as ‘the top counsel for Russian and international clients’, according to one client. Arkady Krasnikhin, a US-qualified and ‘well-respected corporate and commercial expert’, leads the team. Other key practitioners in the sizeable team include Dimitry Afanasiev, who is 'a leading figure’ in the corporate space and advises on restructuring and transactional matters; UK-qualified Robin Wittering, who handles M&A and joint ventures with an international element and also has significant courtroom experience; Dmitry Stepanov, who is actively involved in the legislative improvements to the Russian Civil Code; and Elena Agaeva, who heads the St Petersburg M&A practice and ‘is a safe pair of hands in difficult situations’. Counsel Andrey Mashkovtsev has recently handled high-value domestic M&A transactions and is also experienced in foreign investments and antitrust matters.

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Within: Competition

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners' team ‘provides precise strategic guidance and follows through with excellent tactical execution’ and is ‘simply a pleasure to work with’. ‘Tremendously knowledgeable’ practice head Natalia Korosteleva led in acting for Yandex on seeking approval of its joint venture with Uber from the FAS. Anna Numerova ‘brings an expert level of professionalism and thoughtful leadership to the team’. Arkady Krasnikhin ‘provides solid legal and commercial solutions to clients’.

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