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The firm

Liniya Prava is a leading Russian law firm that provides a full range of services in various industries.

Thanks to Liniya Prava’s long-term experience of working with various state authorities, the firm’s lawyers can swiftly handle legal matters related to regulatory issues. Liniya Prava’s clients include AFK Sistema Group, Avtodor-Invest, China Development Bank, Deutsche Bank, EBRD, Gazprom, the Federal Center for Project Finance, the Federal Agency for State Property Management, GRUMA, Kentz Corporation, Integra Group, Latvijas Krajbanka, Leader Management company, T Plus Group, Integra Group, LUKOIL, MTS, Russian Venture Company, Russian Direct Investment Fund, Raiffaisenbank, RD Construction, Reverta (Parex bank), ROSATOM, RT-Business Development, RUSNANO, RUSAL, RussNeft, Rusenergo Fund Limited, Sberbank, Severstal, SUEK, TOM TAILOR group, Transneft, Vnesheconombank, Vnukovo Airport, VTB Group, etc.

Areas of practice

Capital markets: Liniya Prava is a primary advisor in national and cross-border transactions involving equity and debt capital. So far, the firm has supported more than 300 share and bond issues (including IPOs/SPOs, bonds, RDRs, MPCs). Liniya Prava also acts as a trustee in bond issues that facilitate the co-operation process among bond holders and various issuers. In the last five years, the value of funds raised through securities offerings advised by Liniya Prava amounted to more than $25bn.

Corporate: the corporate team of Liniya Prava advises on a wide range of corporate matters including acquisitions, restructurings and reorganisations; setting up and optimisation of holding structures; structuring joint ventures; and post-acquisition integration.

M&A: Liniya Prava is one of the top Russian law firms for M&A work. The firm advised major local, foreign and international retail, steel, mining, energy, telecom and investment industries including, inter alia, Fortune 500 Global companies and clients listed on the London Stock Exchange.

Project finance and PPP: Liniya Prava has a solid track record in advising state and local agencies, private investors and operators on various PPP and project finance transactions. Liniya Prava assists with the commercial and financial closing of infrastructure projects in various sectors.

Foreign investment: Liniya Prava provides full legal support to complex inbound and outbound foreign investment projects, involving parties from Russia, China, APR countries, Europe, Middle East, US, etc. The team’s expertise includes advising leading corporations and private investors on various issues: from establishing legal presence to multi-jurisdictional M&A and JV projects.

Dispute resolution and insolvency: Liniya Prava has a proven track record of successful representation of clients’ interests in courts of general jurisdiction and commercial courts in disputes involving securities, bankruptcy, corporate issues, antitrust regulation, subsurface resources, IP and real estate. Over 90% of disputes have been settled in favor of its clients.

Anti-monopoly practice: Liniya Prava provides a full range of services related to supporting clients in the course of inspections carried out by the anti-monopoly authority and representation of clients in disputes against anti-monopoly authority.

Tax law and tax disputes: Liniya Prava provides a wide range of consulting services on Russian and international tax matters. In addition to ongoing tax advice, the firm advises on domestic and cross-border transactions with equity and debt capital, and on international tax structuring; provides support during tax audit; conducts tax due diligence.

Banking and finance: Liniya Prava advises on a wide range of financial transactions including syndicated lending, bank licensing, establishment of management companies, venture capital funds, PE funds, unit investment funds, broker, depository and exchange operations.

Debt restructuring: with the economic crisis in 2008 and further sanctions imposed on various Russian entities, Liniya Prava is among preferred Russian advisors offering solutions to restructure debts. The firm advises on major restructurings of public and private borrowings.

Contacts Andrey Novakovskiy (managing partner)
Dmitriy Chepurenko (partner)
Vladislav Ganzhala (partner)
Oleg Bychkov (partner)
Ruslan Nagaybekov (partner)
Vadim Konyushkevich (partner)
Alexey Kostovarov (head of antimonopoly practice)
Lidiya Charikova (head of tax practice)
Irina Minskaya (head of project finance and PPP practice)


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