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Advised Intel on two international deals - acquisition of Soft Machines Inc, involved in licensing and joint development of products for the Internet of Things (IoT), mobile telecommunications and cloud computing, and acquisition of Itseez Inc., a computer vision algorithms and software producer.

Advised McAffee/ Intel in relation to the USD 389 million acquisition of StoneSoft, a Finland-based leading innovator in next-generation network firewall products.

Advised Pangeo Capital on all aspects of setting up and operating Pangeo Radar, a Russian-Austrian joint venture between Pangeo Capital and Radarservices Smart IT Security to develop, localise and deploy IT security software for major corporations and public companies. The scope of work also included advice on matters related to governance and finance, licensing, international cross-licensing and localisation of software.

Advising Autodesk Inc. on the acquisition of SeeControl Inc., including comprehensive IP support in relation to software made in Russia and its impact on the transaction structure and documents.

Advising Open Mobile Platform-DC LLC and RUSINTECH LLC on sale of 75% in Open Mobile Platform-DC and 75% in Votron LLC to Rostelecom PJSC, which through this transaction gains control over the developer of Sailfish OS and Sailfish Mobile OS RUS.

Providing full and comprehensive advice to Digital Finance (Member of Finstar Group) on structuring and operating its business in South-East Asia and Russia.

Advised Alt Telecom on sale of the IT/telecom retail business to the strategic investor - Euroset.

Advised Da Vinci Capital, a leading emerging markets private equity firm, on investing in DataArt, a leading global technology consultancy that designs and develops unique software solutions for supporting company growth momentum in key industries.

Advised Sang Fei in connection with business set-up and development in the Russian Federation.

Acted for VimpelCom in a dispute with the Federal Anti-Monopoly Service of Russia over accusations of concerted actions on the part of mobile communications operators.

Advised Da Vinci Capital on $55m subscription for “Gram” tokens during second round of ICO of the Telegram Group - one of the world’s most popular messenger apps. TON (Telegram Open Network) is the largest ICO in the history of cryptocurrencies and the most hyped ICO of 2018. TON Whitepaper states that 84 percent of blockchain-based projects have an active Telegram community, more than all other chat applications combined.

Advised Bessemer Venture Partners on their investment in the WiMAX national network operator Enforta.

Advised Marconi regarding the Russian legislation and practice relating to the sale by Marconi of its telecommunications equipment and international service divisions to Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson for £1.2 bn.

Advised a world leader in wi-fi and broad-band communications on the certification of communications accessories.

On behalf of a leader in the mobile communications market, we carried out a detailed due diligence on a group operating on the mobile communications market in the Volga Region.

Supported a major Russian mobile communications operator on aspects of interaction between operators (roaming, network connections, communications channel analysis, etc.).

Advised several leading Russian companies on matters relating to corporate governance, shareholder structure, subsidiary companies, branches and representative office of communications companies.

Our lawyers have provided advice to leaders of regional mobile communications on loans and credit, leasing of moveable assets, state and municipal property at the disposal of a communications company, and securities belonging to such companies.

For one of the biggest mobile communications companies, we reviewed agreements for sale of express payment cards and agency agreements.

For a regional mobile communications leader, we analysed the legislation on licensing in the communications sphere and the legislation relating to regulation of the procedure for allocating numbering resources and radio frequency bands.

Acted for international publisher Lonely Planet in relation to European distribution and licensing arrangements for mobile content and associated global privacy issues.

Advised one of Russia’s biggest companies in the communications sphere on matters relating to development of new contractual arrangements with local operators throughout Russia.

Our firm’s lawyers acted for a leading mobile communications operator in Russian courts at various levels in a case brought by a landowner claiming damage caused by construction of a radio and TV tower.

Successfully represented one of the biggest mobile communications operators in a court case on violation of copyright and neighbouring rights to a song by a well-known Russian singer that was used in an advertising commercial.

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