Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners



Practice area

IFLR1000 Reviews

Financial and corporate

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners is a domestic firm that has been particularly active in capital markets and PPP work recently. 

In banking and finance the firm worked with clients on the securitisation of mortgage assets, mezzanine financing, and project and acquisition financing, advising a mix of investors and borrowers. 

In capital markets work the firm worked mainly with issuers on bonds and planned IPOs. 

In M&A the firm advised a mix of buyers and sellers in acquisitions. A notable example was working for SOGOZ insurance company in its acquisition of VTB’s insurance business. 

In PPP work the firm has worked within several sectors, including transport social infrastructure, utilities and energy. 

Michael Copeland was hired as a partner in M&A to replace Mikhail Markov who left the firm. 

Recent Deal Data highlights

  • Alfa Bank $762.5 million multi-currency subordinated bond programme
  • Bank Saint-Petersburg $115 million MBS 
  • GLONASS North-West bankruptcy
  • SOGAZ $1.5 billion acquisition of VTB’s insurance business

Client feedback

"The banking team provides high-quality services. The team is highly client-oriented, and their work is well-structured and organised." – Capital markets: Debt

"The team are known for their reliance and professionalism." – Capital markets: Debt

"They do impressive preparatory work and full-scale profound analysis before choosing a strategy and proceeding any further. These consultants are always informed about possible risks and hidden pitfalls, as well as proper ways to mitigate any of such." – Capital markets: Debt

"Extremely professional firm with very high caliber of lawyers. They are committed to their clients." – M&A

"Distinguished by strong willing to client's success, deep understanding of a client's business, and its aspiration to concentrate on precise and clear recommendations." – Restructuring and insolvency

"Excellent, responsive and thinks strategically." – Restructuring and insolvency

"Prompt responses at partners’ level. High level of efficiency." – Restructuring and insolvency 

"Provides unmistakable advice and has a creative and persuasive strategy." – Restructuring and insolvency

"The firm has the competence, the experience and the best network." – Restructuring and insolvency

"The lawyers are very professional and work as the strong team. They react very fast and understand the client." – Restructuring and insolvency

"The team is very professional, trustworthy, and strategic and often achieves their goals and does their best for the clients." – Restructuring and insolvency