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
Experience
  • 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