Law firm advising on Russian and US law. We work with foreign companies and Russian companies with global ambitions

Services

Transactions

We regularly advise on transactions with various assets, spanning from deals with intellectual property assets to the establishment of joint ventures. We also have broad experience in serving foreign clients doing business in Russia, as well as in cross-border investment transactions

Recent Experience

  • Advising a food-manufacturing company in a round of growth capital injection from an investor in the form of a convertible loan.

  • Counsel to a Dutch shipyard in a joint venture project with a Russian oil major aimed at the development of shipbuilding in the Far East of Russia.

  • Assistance to a sports club in negotiations over a long-term contract with a sponsor.

Dispute Resolution

We help our clients find the best solution in situations of conflict, whether with state authorities or contracting parties. Having extensive experience of representing clients in courts, we understand the specifics of the Russian judicial system. This allows us to use all legally available means to achieve a positive outcome

Recent Experience

  • Representing a sports retailer in a dispute with one of the largest shopping malls in Saint Petersburg.

  • Defending a clinical hospital against a damages claim for emotional distress and actual harm sustained by a customer as a result of an alleged medical error.

  • Comprehensive advice on bankruptcy proceedings and restructuring strategy, protection of a major debtor from subsidiary liabilities.

Advisory

We advise clients from various industries on related legal issues, such as antimonopoly (competition), intellectual property, real estate and construction. Foreign clients come to us for advice on the implementation of proven business models with due regard to Russian regulatory landscape in a particular industry

Recent Experience

  • Structuring and implementing an anti-bribery compliance program in a Russian subsidiary of a foreign company.

  • Advising a Russian artificial intelligence (AI) start-up on corporate issues, intellectual property protection and tax planning in the run-up to a financing round.

  • Advising a foreign investor on the implementation of a business model with due regard to the Russian regulatory framework in the agricultural industry.

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