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Acts on a range of matters for energy clients including joint ventures, acquisitions and energy-related construction, with particular expertise in the power generation sector. Assists with corporate governance matters.

Chambers Europe 2018

Comprehensive legal advice on construction of the Russian Sector of the South/TurkStream Offshore Pipeline project from Russia to the EU:  land acquisition, spatial planning, environmental, corporate, finance, constructions, permitting and regulatory, etc.

Аdvising Schlumberger on a wide-range of legal issues, including employment, customs, tax, real estate, corporate, litigation, intellectual property and other matters, since 2009.

Advised and represented OMS Group in negotiations with Technip, a French management company, on a subcontract for rendering complex supplementary services during Yamal-LNG plant construction at South Tambey gas field.

Advised INTER RAO UES in relation to the 9.6 billion rubles loan agreement with European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).

Advised Russian Platinum Group on a number of strategic and tactical aspects of a project to develop one of the world’s largest mineral deposits, including support and representation on a number of disputes with the local authorities and in Federal Antitrust Service.

Advised Russian Platinum Group on a number of strategic and tactical aspects of a project to develop one of the world’s largest mineral deposits, including support and representation on a number of disputes with the local authorities and in Federal Antitrust Service.

Advised Siberian Generating Company (SGC), SUEK Group (Siberian Coal Energy Company, Russia’s biggest coal producer), on acquisition of a 78% stake in Sibeco, one of the biggest heat and electricity generation companies in Siberia.

Advised Kopy Goldfields AB (OMX: KOPY) on its joint venture with GV Gold to explore and exploit a gold hard rock deposit in Irkutsk Region "Krasny Project".

Acted for LG International on its investment projects in the Russian coal mining industry.

Advised CTSD on the legal aspects of construction of a liquefied natural gas plant on Sakhalin Island, Russia, including: environmental, construction and international law matters, and representation in the state arbitration court.

Acted for Alcoa on sale of one of its businesses to Rank Group.

Advised Nord Stream AG and Nord Stream 2 AG on legal aspects of laying the Russian part of the Russia-EU gas pipeline along the bottom of the Baltic Sea: forestry and farm land use limitations, land allocation, change of land category, environmental aspects, water use and protection, government and international matters, public procedures, construction, regulatory, permits and licences, etc.

Advised Kvaerner, a Norway-based major engineering and construction services company, on the corporation’s business development activities in Russia, including the establishment of partnerships with Russian companies working within the Energy sector.

Advised the Federal Property Management Agency ("Rosimuschestvo") within the scope of a transaction for signing a shareholders’ agreement with the Republic of Bashkortostan on managing and disposing of shares in PJSC Joint Stock Oil Company Bashneft.

Providing legal support to Rosatom/ Akkuyu NPP for a nuclear power project in Akkuyu, Turkey, including on EPC services, project financing, technology transfer and other related matters (together with Pillsbury law firm).

Provided legal support for negotiating, structuring and executing a joint venture for setting up a NALCO/ An Ecolab Company distribution network in Russia.

Advised RusHydro on a joint venture with JSC Electric power stations (Kyrgyzstan) that provides for the construction of four hydroelectric power stations in the Kyrgyz Republic.

Advised RusHydro on a joint venture with Voith, an Austrian industrial group, for the construction of manufacturing facilities for the production of turbines in Russia.

Advised RusHydro on a strategic alliance and joint venture with Alstom associated with the construction of production facilities in Bashkorstan to manufacture large hydro-turbines for power plants.

Advised Tomsk Refining AB on disposal of 100% of shares in Tomskneftepererabotka LLC and TD Tomskneftepererabotka LLC.

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP acted for Eurasian Development Bank on acquisition of circa 9% of shares in ZAO Verkhnekamskaya Kaliynaya Company, subsidiary of Acron Group for circa USD 100 Mln. Other investors include Vnesheconombank and Raiffeisen bank.

Advised OOO MVTs 2012 (subsidiary of OAO North Caucasus Development Corporation, VEB Group), including development of a model of relations between a developer and the construction owner’s technical representative, drafting of agreements on fulfilment of the functions of the construction owner’s technical representative, contractor agreements for performance of engineering surveys, preparation of draft documents and construction of a multi-profile exhibitions centre in the Stavropol Territory.

Acting for a major Russian petroleum transportation company in a dispute with a big oil company over unjust enrichment in relation to rendering petroleum transportation services

Acting for AIG Russia Century Fund and another big US professional investor on acquisition of a stake in a major Russian oil services holding

Advising a Russian timber company on the lease and use of forest plots

Advising and acting for Transnefteprodukt on various corporate, commercial and international law matters.

Advising National Oilwell Varco on acquisition of Sakhalin Outfitters, LLC.

Advising Sevmorneftegaz on the Shtokmann gas condensate field development project: project structuring, subsoil use and environmental aspects, laying of underwater gas pipelines and construction of seaport facilities, territorial zoning, land re-categorisation, onshore infrastructure, finance, etc.

Audit of foreign worker hiring and compliance with the immigration and labour legislation for a leading global oil service company. Assessment of as-is situation and legal risk and development of recommendations on elimination of exposures, subsequent advice

Auditing the legality of the receipt of sub-soil licences and compliance with the law On the Sub-Soil by a number of Russian oil and coal companies within the scope of legal due diligence projects

Comprehensive counselling for one of Russia’s biggest oil and gas companies on the proper structuring of labour relations with its Russian employees working in a foreign jurisdiction

Defending a leading world producer of building materials as the winner of an auction for the right to use subsoil assets in a dispute with other participants in the auction

Developing a cooperation mechanism and legal framework for interaction between companies in the  nuclear industry and a Russian medical institution on a specific health services project.

Elaborating recommendations to a Russian fishing industry enterprise on the receipt and use of catch quotas.

Handling litigation involving a division of the world’s biggest gas company appealing against decisions of customs authorities on classification of goods and charging additional customs payments; a precedent-setting court decision for all foreign trade participants importing similar goods was taken on the case.

Large-scale contract and debt restructuring for the biggest Russian gold mining and diamond company.

Performing legal analysis and developing recommendations on a range of draft laws and other regulations relating to reform of the Russian electricity industry

Protecting interests of a pipeline transport system operator in a court dispute with the antimonopoly authority over access to a pipeline

Representing the interests of a biggest Russian gas company in litigation with the customs authorities over correct determination of the customs value for sale of goods to an affiliated entity at below cost price

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