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Competition - ranked: tier 4


Noerr’s ‘reputable’ practice is headed by Stefan Wolfgang Weber, who recently advised Shanghai Electric Group on the Russian competition law aspects of its acquisition of Broetje Automation. Associate Artem Kara is the other name to note.

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Employment - ranked: tier 3


Noerr’s team is ‘responsive, helpful and clear in its advice’, and is ‘always able to meet tight deadlines’. Practice head Alexander Titov has notable expertise in issues involving top management, including dismissal cases and employment disputes. Counsel Olga Mokhonko is ‘very professional and quick to respond’.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 3


Noerr’s ‘reputable IP practice’ is led by Vyacheslav Khayryuzov and Viktor Gerbutov, who is praised by clients as being ‘responsive, practical and thoroughly knowledgeable’. Notable clients include Shell, Volvo and Triumph International.

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 3


At Noerr, Thomas Mundry has significant expertise in infrastructure, greenfield and brownfield projects, and also advises on M&A, joint ventures and distribution structures. Senior associate Ekaterina Kalinina is the other key figure, focusing on inbound foreign investments. Active clients include Daimler, Bauer Maschinen and Continental.

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TMT - ranked: tier 2


The ‘strong and responsive’ team at Noerr is headed by Vyacheslav Khayryuzov, who ‘takes the time to understand the client’s requirements and provide the necessary advice’. Highlights included advising Dell EMC on various aspects of Russian law in relation to the worldwide acquisition of its business by OpenText.

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Tax - ranked: tier 3


The ‘responsiveMaxim Vladimirov heads the practice at Noerr, which recently advised HSE/DT on a tax customs compliance review. The team also assisted Jungheinrich Lift Trucks with a tax audit, and handled a further dispute with the Russian tax authorities.

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Russia: Banking and finance

Borrower side
Banking and finance: Borrower side - ranked: tier 4


Noerr’s ‘excellent’ team provides ‘timely responses, great attention to detail and to-the-point advice’. ‘Experienced lawyerVladislav Skvortsov is recommended along with Stefan Wolfgang Weber, who is noted for his ‘business-oriented approach and absolute commitment to agreed deadlines’.

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Lender or arranger side
Banking and finance: Lender or arranger side - ranked: tier 4


Noerr’s ‘highly professional’ team has ‘a deep understanding of German, Russian and international law’, and provides ‘solid, business-minded solutions to complex problems’. Vladislav Skvortsov handles syndicated and single loans, restructurings and project financings, and Stefan Wolfgang Weber is recommended for cross-border matters.

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Russia: Commercial, corporate and M&A

Commercial, corporate and M&A: Moscow - ranked: tier 4


Noerr’s ‘responsive, business-oriented’ team advises foreign investors on large to mid-size cross-border transactions, and retains a strong roster of Germany-based clients. Recent work includes advising construction manufacturer NMC on the establishment of joint ventures in Tver, Krasnodar and other Russian regions. Managing partner Björn Paulsen is supported by Thomas Mundry and Vladislav Skvortsov.

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Russia: Dispute resolution

Dispute resolution: litigation - ranked: tier 4


Noerr’s ‘very strong’ practice has notable expertise in IP litigation, and has recently handled a number of internet-related disputes concerning domain grabbing, parallel import and unfair competition. Viktor Gerbutov is ‘brilliantly clever’ and has ‘excellent commercial judgement’; he has been providing Russian law advice in Trust Bank v. Yurov and Others, a Russian law-governed case heard by the London High Court.

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  • New Top Level Domains – Noerr expert warns against trademark infringements

    On June 13, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) published the names of those who have applied for a new top level domain the ending of which may be geographic, such as "munich", industry identification such as "insurance" and even all trademark names and company descriptions such as "canon" and "adidas".
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Legal Developments in Russia

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  • The coming into force of the legislative package on the second stage of "Capital amnisty"

    On 19th February 2018, a legislative package on the extension of the tax capital amnesty and the tax-free liquidation of foreign companies came into force.
  • No More Linked In Russia?

    One of the biggest and most popular Internet companies, LinkedIn, has become the first target of the recent Russian data localization law. The legislation requires businesses operating online to keep Russian Internet users’ data on servers located within Russia. Read more...
  • New standards on the unjustified tax benefit included in the tax code

    The Federal Tax Service of Russia issued Letter № CA-4-7/ 6152 @ of 16.08.2017, in which it clarified to its subordinate tax authorities the application of new Art. 54.1 of the Tax Code of the Russian Federation "Limits on the Exercise of Rights in Calculating the Tax Base and (or) the Amount of Tax, Levy, Insurance Contributions", which was included in the Tax Code of the Russian Federation by Federal Law № 163-FZ of 18.07.2017.
  • Information law for company participants – the search for a balance of interests

    At the present time, in various legal relationships there exists the acute problem of observing a balance of interests concerning the parties involved in these legal relationships, their legal rights, and their mutual economic needs. Judicial practice, when considering disputes between these kinds of parties, takes into consideration not only the formal requirements of legislation, but also the real economic and legal goals and interests of the participants.
  • What businessmen should know about legislative changes with major and interested transactions?

    It is well known that before making significant managerial decisions, the general director must obtain approval from the shareholders or the board of directors. Apart from that, if a director is personally interested in entering into a transaction, approval is also required to proceed with the transaction. In the absence of such an approval, the transaction can be challenged and, in certain circumstances, invalidated. In order to minimize such risks and to eliminate legal uncertainty for the parties to the transaction, the rules governing major transactions and interested transactions must be sufficiently clear. Previously, however, the application of these rules was associated with a large number of controversial legal issues, which were finally solved as a result of the legislative amendments, which will enter into force on January 1, 2017. According to the new amendments, the distinction between major and non-major transactions has been delineated more clearly, parties have been allowed more flexibility in relation to approving transactions, the burdensome obligation to obtain prior approval of interested transactions has been abrogated, and finally the procedure for challenging transactions in question has been made much more complex. Overall, the changes should have a positive influence on business, as they contribute to the establishment of firm legal certainty in this area of the law. 
  • A Lessee’s Dream: the Drastic Devaluation of the Russian Currency Has Triggered New Discussions of

    The rent for leases, especially those in downtown Moscow and other large cities, is often based on the foreign currency exchange rate, which has recently increased almost threefold. Many businesses have been taken aback by this consequence of the economic crisis. Some of them have been put on verge of bankruptcy because of the increased rent and were forced to seek remedies in courts.
  • Amendments to Part IV of the Russian Civil Code in 2015

    Author: Valentina Orlova, Head of Intellectual Property and Trademarks Practice, Pepeliaev Group
  • Parallel Import of Medicines: High Time or the Wrong Time?

    Authors: Sergey Klimenko, Head of Life Sciences Group; Yuri Yahin, Head of IP Group, Pepeliaev Group
  • A Look at Russia's Antimonopoly Legislation

    Elena Sokolovskaya, Head of Antimonopoly Regulation Group, Pepeliaev Group The main areas covered by Russian antimonopoly legislation are prohibition of the abuse of a dominant position, regulation of prohibited agreements, antimonopoly requirements for bidding, merger control, and prohibition of unfair competition. In recent years more attention has been paid to the development of Russian antimonopoly legislation. For this purpose, the State Duma of the Russian Federation (the lower chamber of Russia's parliament) is considering draft measures billed as the 'Fourth Antimonopoly Package'. This comprises amendments to Law No. 135-FZ 'On Protecting Competition' (the "Law on Competition") as well as to the Russian Administrative Code. The measures have already been passed in the first reading and are expected to make it onto the statute book before the end of 2015.

    Pepeliaev Group Advises of Amendments to Article 178 of the Russian Criminal Code to Decriminalise Certain Offences and Introduce a New Condition for being Released from Criminal Liability for Restricting Competition