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Khrenov and Partners has secured a solid reputation and a prominent position in Russia’s legal market since its establishment in 2003. The firm draws on the collective experience of 50 lawyers from across its network of offices, from Moscow to St Petersburg, Krasnodar and Ekaterinburg, providing a comprehensive range of legal services to domestic and international clients. As well as being accredited with the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation, Khrenov & Partners is on the panel of preferred law firms to act as legal advisors to Russian governmental agencies and government-owned corporations, banks and financial institutions.
The firm’s interdisciplinary teams of lawyers are experienced in complex dispute resolution matters, including litigation, arbitration and mediation. They have won trials at the highest level of the Russian court system concerning shareholder litigation and derivate suits, insolvency, contentious tax, construction, energy and infrastructure disputes, real estate and regulatory investigations. The firm has advised on a number of well-known Russian reorganisations and insolvencies where asset tracing, freezing and repatriation formed a major component of the legal work. The scope of Khrenov & Partners’ legal services has steadily expanded to include Russian law advice on mergers and acquisitions, bankruptcy and financing, energy projects, intellectual property arguments and corporate transactions.
Areas of practice
Dispute resolution and litigation: Khrenov & Partners handles contentious tax, construction, energy and infrastructure disputes, environmental compliance challenges, bankruptcy, real estate and regulatory investigations, coordinating litigation at all levels of the Russian and English court systems, and under the rules of international arbitration forums including UNCITRAL.
Mergers and acquisitions: the firm has substantial experience in providing Russian law advice on mergers and acquisitions, share and asset acquisitions in the public as well as private sectors, joint ventures, shareholder agreements and strategic alliances.
Corporate/general business: Khrenov & Partners assists Russian and international clients with establishing commercial and non-commercial organisations, from initial incorporation to corporate governance and corporate finance, including charter capital contributions.
Bankruptcy: the firm is often retained in the resolution of matters involving bankruptcy and to represent clients at creditors’ meetings and before courts.
Restructuring: acting for lenders and creditors, Khrenov & Partners’ restructuring practice includes insolvency arbitration and complex debt supplement issues across various sectors of the economy.
Energy resources and electricity regulation: Khrenov & Partners advises on areas of energy law including environmental, tax and dispute resolution matters, as well as compliance with licensing requirements. Clients include leading domestic fuel, energy and power providers in Russia. Demonstrating an impressive knowledge of the technical issues involved, the firm’s lawyers handle a variety of regulatory matters that are unique to the electricity supply and distribution industry in Russia.
Competition and antimonopoly: Khrenov & Partners deals with antimonopoly filings, antimonopoly law compliance, analysis, structuring, preparation of distribution and other commercial agreements, representing clients in litigation before courts and in administrative proceedings before the Federal Antimonopoly Service.
Real estate and construction: the firm advises institutional clients including developers, investors and construction companies, and provides legal assistance from initial stages of title examination, to expert opinion and latter stages of property development and financing.
Member Russian Bar Association
Number of lawyers 50
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