Antitrust and Competition
We offer practical, hands-on guidance and innovative solutions to antitrust and competition law issues. Our skilled antitrust lawyers counsel clients on business combinations; international cartels and price fixing conspiracies; litigation and dispute resolution; EU state aid and procurement; as well as everyday guidance.
We provide expert advice for large public and private companies, as well as emerging companies, around the world. We have extensive experience in all areas of corporate activity, including corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, public takeovers, initial public offering and secondary offerings and company secretarial.
Data Privacy and Cybersecurity
Our team is well versed in dealing with data privacy issues around the globe. We can advise you on major cross-jurisdictional projects involving the transfer of data between countries. We can also assist you with domestic law compliance and advise on all aspects of data protection in dealings with employees, customers, suppliers and other third parties.
Intellectual Property (IP) and Technology
With a comprehensive range of services to accommodate your IP protection needs, we have the ability to represent clients in Moscow, as well as all major states of the CIS, before local patent and trademark offices and enforce or defend challenges to IP rights – whether they involve copyrights, patents, trademarks, service marks or trade secrets. Our lawyers have handled matters in the CIS in sectors including pharmaceutical, automotive, agricultural industries, oil-field equipment, telecommunications, entertainment, and computer hardware and software industries.
International Dispute Resolution/Litigation
We offer effective representation for clients in commercial and common courts in cities such as Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Arkhangelsk, Belgorod, Irkutsk, Syktyvkar, Yakutsk and Nizhny Novgorod. We have also assisted in international arbitration issues, including disputes in Moscow, London, Stockholm, Zurich and New York. Furthermore, we have advised the State Corporation ARCO, companies, banks, credit organizations and insurance agencies on litigation and disputes, including loan disputes, cash transfer disputes, securities disputes, performance of works and labor conflicts.
Labor and Employment
With extensive experience in dealing with employment-related issues, especially those with an international element, we have wide expertise in advising clients on using specific types of employment contracts – such as fixed-term labor contracts and remote work contracts – as well as significant expertise in negotiating and mediating labor disputes, including with respect to staff redundancies, dismissals, inadequate performance, etc.
Mergers and Acquisitions
We are recognized as a leading corporate and M&A legal adviser in Russia and the CIS. Our practice and lawyers are recommended by leading industry publications, including The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa and Chambers Global. We provide legal advice on corporate mandates across the spectrum, ranging from smaller, more straightforward deals to complex multibillion-dollar and multidisciplinary transactions – often completed under challenging time constraints. We make our collective expertise, gained from handling complex deals for some of the world’s most renowned companies, available to each and every client.
The mining industry is a key focus for our team. We have in-depth expertise across legal disciplines, advising clients on mining asset transactions, corporate activity, financing of major mining facilities, environmental issues relating to mining and metals production, regulation of the industry globally, litigation in mining matters, and issues regarding antitrust, competition, international trade and IP. We often work with lawyers in our London office on questions involving corporate and finance law, and have been recognized among the top firms in Russia for energy and natural resources by The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa.
For the past three years, our Moscow office has been ranked Tier 1 in Private Equity by Chambers Europe. Our team has a broad range of experience across many key industry sectors in structuring, negotiating and documenting private equity and venture capital transactions. This includes representing investors in fund formation and in portfolio investments and exits, advising fund managers on negotiating carried interest arrangements and share options in portfolio companies, and representing portfolio companies in fundraising, sales of control and exits.
We advise our Russian and international real estate clients on acquisitions and disposals of properties, development, construction, financing and leasing of commercial real estate all over Russia, and our corporate clients on various real estate aspects of corporate transactions, infrastructure projects and financings.
Our lawyers have the knowledge and experience to advise public company clients on securities compliance requirements for securities exchanges and regulatory bodies around the world. Our clients include newly emerging enterprises, midsized firms, Fortune 500 companies, FTSE 350 companies, investment banks and other financial intermediaries.