Transactions under Russian and English law

We advise clients on corporate law in connection with their activity in Russia and abroad.
Our dual qualifications in English and Russian law, extensive experience practising in international law firms and our excellent language skills mean we are particularly well placed to structure and document transactions both under Russian and English law.

We advise clients on:
  • establishing and liquidating companies in Russia and abroad
  • corporate reorganisations
  • incorporating international holding companies (including tax structuring), taking into account the Russian deoffshorisation legislation
  • corporate governance
  • structuring partnerships and joint ventures
  • mergers and acquisitions (M&A)
  • debt and equity financing
  • Advising owners of Russian producer of nanostructured ceramics on structuring the fund-raising transaction by transferring control over the company to a subsidiary of a Russian state corporation
  • Advising a Russian packaging manufacturer on an English law governed company purchase deal with an Austrian investor
  • Advising a Russian legal entity / entrepreneur on structuring of a transaction aimed at acquisition of corporate control in an air carrier, including development of a set of documents for such transaction
  • Legal support of mining companies in Ethiopia upon requests of a Russian investor, including, bringing corporate and internal documents of the companies to the international standards
  • Advising a Russian investor on acquisition of corporate control in a UK company, whose branch is engaged into exploration of gold deposits in Ethiopia, including Due Diligence of the assets to be acquired
  • Advising a Russian investor on the acquisition of corporate control in a Russian company holding a Russian gold exploration license, including Due Diligence of the assets to be acquired and full legal support of the deal
  • Advising a Russian investor in a corporate dispute with his partners in Ethiopian gold mining businesses, including initiation of fraud investigations and litigation in several jurisdictions, namely in Ethiopia, Cyprus, Bulgaria and Israel
  • Advising a Russian investor on establishing a Slovakian JV for gems extraction and selling together with Ethiopian, Israeli and Slovakian partners
  • Advising a foreign company on establishing a JV together with a Russian bank (Sovcombank PJSC) in order to create an international instant payment system, as well as full legal support of this deal, including development and negotiating over necessary draft documents
  • Advising an American entrepreneur on establishing a JV with a subsidiary of one of the Russian state corporations to sell aviation equipment in various jurisdictions in the future, as well as analysis and elaboration of a dealer agreement
  • Advising a Russian entrepreneur on structuring a US$ 30 million land plot acquisition deal
  • Full legal support for a Russian Group of Companies on establishing a JV under Russian law. The JV is supposed as a financial product marketing platform designed to promote the Group's financial products and third-party financial service providers
  • Advising an investment fund on the acquisition of a strategic stake in a Russian developer with assets and projects in Russia and in the CIS, including a corporate audit of a group of companies, drafting transaction documents and closing the transaction
  • Advising a European producer of consumer goods on the establishment of a joint venture with Skolkovo Fund for joint investments into biotechnological, pharmaceutical and medical companies
  • Advising SACE, the Italian export credit agency, and Intesa Sanpaolo, Cassa Depositi e Prestiti, Société Générale and KfW IPEX Bank on a €500 million loan facility for VTB Bank to finance the construction of VTB Arena Park (Dinamo stadium) in Moscow
  • Advising Sinopec, a Chinese oil company, on the acquisition of commercial and residential real estate in Moscow
  • Advising an American developer and manufacturer of cardio, urology and oncological medical devices on the establishment of a corporate presence and recruitment in Russia
  • Advising Sun Microsystems, an American IT-company, on the acquisition of assets in Russia from a German software developer
  • Advising TUI Travel, a European tour operator, on the establishment of a joint venture with S-Group Capital Management, the acquisition of Russian tour operators, VKO Group and Mostravel, and Ukrainian travel agency, Voyage Kiev
  • Advising a Russian mobile operator on the acquisition of additional shares in a group of companies engaged in phones and sim-card retail, and on a shareholder agreement
  • Advising an international producer of lottery equipment on the establishment of a strategic partnership with a Russian state-owned bank
  • Advising Indian company Tata Motors on the acquisition of Russian companies and real estate from a European automobile producer as part of a global M&A deal