Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners is the leading law firm in the CIS with offices in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and associated offices in the UK, the USA and Cyprus. Founded in 1993 the Firm provides the full range of legal services to domestic and foreign businesses, international organizations and financial institutions across the CIS. The Firm unites a team of nearly 500 professionals of over 10 countries. The opening of the department is in line with the current strategy of the faculty, aimed at training graduates that will be in high demand with prospective employers, thanks to their legal knowledge and relevant practical skills. Such a partnership with Russia’s leading law firm, will allow law students to directly engage with experienced legal professionals commended by peers in the Russian and foreign markets. As a result, the next generation of lawyers will be able to consolidate theoretical knowledge through practice and effectively apply skills required in the real legal world.