From our global platform across Europe, Asia, North America, and the Middle East, clients rely on our team’s deep familiarity with Russia’s legal system and markets to achieve their most sophisticated business goals. Our team features seasoned lawyers with experience throughout Russia, and we collaborate closely with lawyers in our two Kazakhstan offices (Almaty and Nur-Sultan) as well as with local counsel across Russia and the rest of the Commonwealth of Independent States.
We handle a variety of business and investment transactions, regulatory matters, and disputes, including major mergers and acquisitions; joint venture; private equity and sovereign wealth fund investments; financings and capital markets offerings; commercial property developments; intellectual property, data privacy, and employment law matters; compliance advisory and investigations; and commercial litigation and arbitration.
Representing both strategic and portfolio investors, including private equity and sovereign wealth funds, we advise on mergers and acquisitions in an array of sectors, including energy and natural resources; manufacturing; telecommunications, media, and technology; financial services; transportation and logistics; life sciences; commercial property development; and retail and ecommerce. We also advise leading multinational and domestic companies on establishing and operating joint ventures and on local regulatory issues. In addition, we represent leading global and Russian banks and syndicates in matters involving corporate and commercial loans (including prepayment financings), structured finance, project finance, debt refinancing, restructuring, and bankruptcy.
Our team advises on high-value projects in oil and gas (upstream, midstream, and downstream, including LNG), power (including renewable and nuclear), and mining and metals. Our clients include major global and Russian companies, independents, industrial service providers, and lenders.
Our team counsels on all aspects of projects related to railways, aviation, roadways, power refineries, petrochemicals, LNG plants, and similar projects. We advise on financing, acquisition, and sale of power companies, complex refinery modernizations and related engineering, procurement and construction agreements, and utilities regulatory matters. We also have experience in a wide range of infrastructure-related and other commercial/industrial real estate development and investment matters.
We offer fully integrated advisory and project-related services on all aspects of IP law, including copyrights, trademarks, and commercial secrets; domain names and internet-related services; information technology and databases; licensing and franchising; and anti-counterfeiting. Additionally, we advise regularly on personal data protection under local and European Union laws.
Our team handles disputes in Russian courts and international arbitrations in Russia and other jurisdictions. We assist on complex dispute clause drafting, pre-dispute contract analyses and settlement negotiations, mediations, and other alternative dispute resolution procedures, and we counsel on corporate governance, disclosure, anti-corruption, and anti-money laundering rules and sanctions.
We advise on Russian labor and employment law, immigration and employee mobility, and workplace disputes. We counsel foreign investors on compliance issues arising in this sphere when establishing a presence or downsizing in Russia. We also provide advice on managing human resources issues in cross-border transactions.