Dmitry Afanasiev


Chairman of the Partners Committee of the Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners law firm.

Graduated from Leningrad State University; studied at the law faculty of the Pennsylvania University, and Higher Law School of St. Petersburg.

Worked as a consultant at the Schneider Harrison and Wolf Block legal companies in the U.S.

From 1999, Chairman of the Partners Committee of the Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners law firm.

Expert in banking, fiscal, marine and transportation law, antitrust laws, and laws regulating investments, restructuring and bankruptcy.

Listed as one of the top 40 lawyers in the world by the British weekly The Lawyer, and in 2011, named one of Russia's 10 most prominent lawyers by The Russian Reporter magazine.

Member of the General Council of the All-Russia NGO Business Russia. Executive secretary of the board of trustees of the Russian-American Business Council. Chairman of the non-profit organization “Assistance in the Development of Corporate Law”. Councilor to the President of the Federal Chamber of Lawyers of the Russian Federation. Member of the Section of International Law of the American Bar Association (ABA).

Co-Chairman of the CIS Leading Counsel Network, the professional union of leading CIS law firms providing integrated consultancy services in the region.

Member of the BODs of RUSAL and CTC Media.

Recipient of state awards.

Poll conducted

  1. In your opinion, what are the US long-term goals for Russia?
    U.S. wants to establish partnership relations with Russia on condition that it meets the U.S. requirements  
     33 (31%)
    U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity  
     30 (28%)
    U.S. wants to dissolve Russia  
     24 (22%)
    U.S. wants to establish alliance relations with Russia under the US conditions to rival China  
     21 (19%)
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