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"This firm is always reliable - it gives consistently good advice and maintains a high quality of work"

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Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners

Moscow, St. Petersburg, Russia

"The best choice for solving multilevel issues with a marked Russian character"

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Yerevan, Armenia

"First on the list for local work with an international dimension"

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Baku, Azerbaijan

"Recommended by Best Lawyers and Who's Who Legal"

Kalikova & Associates

Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

"The leader in the market and the first choice from the international companies and law firms that do not have a local presence"

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RULG - Ukrainian Legal Group

Kiev, Ukraine

"Three of RULG partners were selected in six areas of practice in the inaugural Ukrainian edition of Best Lawyers"

Vlasova Mikhel & Partners

Minsk, Belarus

"Full service firm that dominates the local legal market"


Turcan Cazac

Chisinau, Moldova

"The go-to firm in Moldova for cross-border work"

Chambers Global

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CIS LCN hosted meeting with the CIS legal market leaders in London

On September 7, 2011, The Lawyer, leading British legal publication, supported by CIS Leading Counsel Network (LCN) welcomed the legal market leaders from the CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States) economic region in London. The event offered unique local insight and legal advice on doing business in key jurisdictions across the CIS region.

Speakers delivered reports covering foreign investment and dealing with local government issues with special focus on M&A market. They answered questions on how to avoid traps and pitfalls and safeguard investments in Russia and the CIS region. The discussion also covered latest developments in the legal and business environment in the region.

Photo by Mathew Quake of Substance Photography, The Lawyer

Panel included:

• Dimitry Afanasiev, Member of the Partners' Committee, Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners (Russia),
• Stephen Dalziel (Chair), Executive Director of Russo-British Chamber of Commerce - RBCC (United Kingdom),
• Irina Paliashvili, President & Senior Counsel, RULG - Ukrainian Legal Group (Ukraine),
• Charlie Geffen, Senior Partner, Ashurst (United Kingdom),
• Tatyana V. Suleyeva, Partner, Aequitas (Kazakhstan).

Managing partners of other CIS LCN member-firms (including Olga Chentsova, Managing Partner, Aequitas (Kazakhstan); Tatiana Emelianova, Vlasova Mikhel & Partners (Belarus); Aicholpon Jorupbekova, Partner, Kalikova & Associates (Kyrgyzstan); Vladimir Dolzhikov, Managing Partner, ACT (Turkmenistan)) actively participated in the discussion and answered questions on their jurisdictions.

The audience included leading in-house counsel and representatives from UK and international law firms with an interest in this vital economic region.

Several joint LCN publications were presented to the audience: second edition of the Comparative Summary of Anticorruption Laws in the CIS Economic Region, CIS Antitrust Guide and CIS TaxCompass.