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Rosimuschestvo

Advised the Federal Property Management Agency (Rosimuschestvo) on a transaction to dispose of shares in OAO Sheremetyevo International Airport.

Corporate / M&AOther projects
NOVATEK

Legal support to OAO NOVATEK, Russia’s biggest independent natural gas producer, in a dispute with NEFTE PETROLEUM LIMITED in relation to their joint venture YARGEO, the Yarudeyskoye oil field operator in the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Area.

Corporate / M&AOther projects
Rosimuschestvo

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.

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Corporate / M&AOther projects
ROLF GROUP

Advising and representing ROLF GROUP, the largest Russian car dealer, in relation to its merger with PELICAN AUTO.

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Corporate / M&AOther projects
Adidas

Advised Adidas on intra-group and external financing's pertinent to acquisition of a 130,000 square metre class “A” warehouse from the PNK Group.

Real estate & constructionOther projects
United Metallurgical Company

Advised United Metallurgical Company on a case of an alleged cartel: division of the market for large-diameter pipes for construction of trunk pipelines. During consideration of the case, it was proven that the participants of the case should be released from liability by virtue of the positive socioeconomic effect achieved.

Competition & antitrustOther projects
HyperGlobus

Advising HyperGlobus on various antitrust / trade law matters in connection with a FAS inspection.

Competition & antitrustOther projects
RusHydro

Advised RusHydro on "de-offshorisation" of its holding structure for the BEMO (Boguchany HPP) Project implemented jointly with UC Rusal, as well as on the cross-border tax implications of the proposed restructuring.

Tax consulting / tax litigationOther projects
International Federation of Phonographic Industry (IFPI)

Acting for IFPI on behalf of three music majors: Sony Music Russia, Universal Music Russia and Warner Music UK, on suits to defend their neighbouring rights to phonograms against the VKontakte social network.

Intellectual property / ITOther projects
X5 Retail Group NV

Advised X5 Retail Group NV listed in London on tax and corporate aspects of cross-border restructuring of the group’s IP and real estate assets. The advice covered multi-jurisdictional issues (including the respective domestic laws of a number of European jurisdictions) and the possible implications from the Russian law and case law standpoint.

Tax consulting / tax litigationOther projects
TransStromService

Defended top management of TransStromService, one of the leading road building companies in Russia, during a criminal case investigation initiated against the contracting party over failure to pay taxes. Our participation ensured success in convincing the investigators that the client had not been involved in the contracting party’s criminal activities and was unaware that the latter has failed to pay taxes.

White collar criminal defenceOther projects
Major Chinese development bank

Adviced on a USD 400 mln facility to VEB in connection with developing the Ekibastuz hydropower plant and a USD 800 mln facility to VEB for restructuring and developing the JSC SLAVA plant. The transactional structures included a cross-jurisdictional on-lending element, which required a thorough and specific risk assessment.

Banking & FinanceOther projects
Rosatom/ Akkuyu NPP

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).

Real estate & constructionOther projects
Dr.Reddy’s Laboratories

Comprehensive support for and assistance with performance of the procedure for Dr.Reddy’s Laboratories staff reduction of employees working “remotely” (from home) in one of the Russian regions, which included preparing the plan and set of documents for the staff reduction, provision of advice on the employees’ notification on the forthcoming reduction taking into account the “remote” character of the work, as well as communications with the employees.

EMPLOYMENT, PENSIONS & BENEFITSOther projects
SIBUR Holding

Providing one-stop shop’ support to SIBUR Holding on legal matters relating to foreign jurisdictions, including on English, Swedish, Swiss, German, French, Dutch, Austrian, Chinese and Indian law.

CommercialOther projects
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