VEGAS LEX is pleased to announce the appointments of a new Managing Partner, a Chair of the Board of Partners and a new partner. Alexander Sitnikov will replace outgoing Albert Eganyan as a Managing Partner. Albert will continue to grace the firm with his presence a Chair of the Board of Partners of the firm. Igor Chumachenko, head of Real Estate Practice has been promoted to partner.

Alexander Sitnikov will take up the position as Managing Partner of VEGAS LEX, effective as of 30 July 2012. At the same time, Albert Eganyan takes over as Chairman of the board of Partners, and he will continue to oversee the firm’s development alongside the new MP. Igor Chumachenko, Head of Real Estate, Land & Construction practice has obtained a Partner position.
These appointments and changes are part of the VEGAS LEX’s strategy and are to achieve the main objective of the company that is development and strengthening of industry trends and practices.
Alexander Sitnikov has been a Managing Director and a Partner in VEGAS LEX since 2000 and has extensive anti-trust, corporate governance, as well as management of major Russian and international investment projects experience.
For over 15 years Alexander was involved in active collaboration with a number of ministries, agencies and public organizations including Ministry of Economic Development, FAS Russia, the Agency for Strategic Initiatives, FTS Russia, the Association of European Business, the American Chamber of Commerce, and the RSPP, representing the strategic interests of the business community. In February 2012, the FAS Russia awarded Alexander Sitnikov with a diploma for his contribution to the competition development in Russia. 
Alexander Sitnikov is recognized by the leading Russian and international legal rating agencies such as Chambers Europe, Legal 500,, European Legal Experts, Best Lawyers, PLC which lawyer, IFLR 1000 in anti-trust, dispute resolution, energy and natural resources and other spheres.
Commenting on his appointment, Alexander Sitnikov said: "The world of legal consulting is no longer that it used to be as the business society expects from the consultants more integrated solutions which address the profound knowledge of the client's industry, face the client’s business challenges and meet the business objectives. VEGAS LEX is known as a team of experts, which is able to complete the most complex business projects. Choosing us the clients can always get a reliable business partner to find the shortest and most efficient way out of the intricate legal maze. At present our team actively implements the strategy for development of the company in Moscow, other Russian cities, and abroad, ensuring success of VEGAS LEX’s clients”.
Previously served as the Managing Partner, Albert Eganyan will chair the Board of Partners of VEGAS LEX.
“Until recently – around 1995 – VEGAS LEX had only ten experienced professionals, who have launched rapid market developments in the legal consulting field. Nowadays our team has over 100 lawyers, who accomplish major business projects across the country, as well as on the international scale. I am sure that Alexander will lead the firm to achieve our ambitious plans, including implementation of the expansion into new markets strategy and the introduction of services that meet the high demands of the business society. All this and much more is to be done in the unfavorable market, that are likely to become even more complicated",- said Mr. Eganyan.
Albert Eganyan is known not only as a respected lawyer and mediator, but also as a key expert in project finance and infrastructure. Mr. Eganyan led dozens of projects of national importance The achievements of Mr. Eganyan PPP and Infrastructure practice which he leads are recognition of the leading international and Russian business and media directories such as Chambers Europe, Legal 500,, European Legal Experts, Best Lawyers, PLC which lawyer, IFLR 1000, Vedomosti.
Igor Chumachenko is the Head of Real Estate, Land & Construction practice since 2010 and he led a number of major investment, construction and real estate projects that were successfully accomplished.
The leading British directory Best Lawyers has recognized Igor Chumachenko's achievements in 2012 in construction industry. Also he gained recognition by one of the major international media CRE-100 (Commercial Real Estate 100) and was included in TOP-10 most influential experts in the commercial real estate in Russia.
VEGAS LEX – is one of the largest law firms in Russia, which unites more than 100 professionals in the offices in Moscow, Volgograd, Krasnodar, as well as a number of regional partners. VEGAS LEX is recognized by the business environment and professional legal community as a company, which embraces the most complex legal problems. The Clients of the Firm are market leaders in various industries of Russian economy, multinational and foreign companies and Russian government agencies.

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