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The firm

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

The firm is noted for an ability to analyse the client’s matter from different legal perspectives through collaborative work of lawyers from several of the firm’s practices. This comprehensive approach provides the client with a possibility to assess all major legal risks related to the contemplated project or transaction.

LP’s clientele includes AFK Sistema, China Development Bank, Deutsche Bank, EBRD, Gazprom, the Federal Agency for State Property Management, Kentz Corporation, Integra Group, Latvijas Krajbanka, Leader Management company, LUKOIL, MTS, Russian Venture Company, Russian Direct Investment Fund, Raiffaisenbank, ROSATOM, RUSNANO, RUSAL, Rosneft, Rusenergo, Sberbank, Severstal, SUEK, TOM TAILOR, Transneft, Vnesheconombank, Vnukovo Airport, VTB Group, etc.

Areas of practice

Capital markets: LP law firm is a primary advisor in national and cross-border transactions involving equity and debt capital. So far, the firm has supported more than 350 large scale share and bond issues (including IPOs/SPOs, bonds, RDRs, MPCs, MTOs, securitization). LP law firm 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 LP exceeded $27bn.

Corporate: the corporate team of LP law firm is recognised on the Russian legal market for an ability to grasp the full range of corporate and commercial law issues, providing a top-notch quality product to a client.

The firm advises its clients on complex transactions and restructuring projects, as well as providing ongoing legal support throughout a company’s life cycle.

M&A: LP law firm is one of the top Russian law firms for M&A work. The firm advises 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 LSE, NYSE, HKEX, SSE, SZSE and IPX.

Project finance and PPP: LP law firm has a solid track record in advising major corporations and institutional investors on various PPP and project finance transactions. LP law firm assists with the commercial and financial closing of infrastructure projects in various sectors.

Foreign investment: LP law firm 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: LP law firm 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 favour of its clients.

Antitrust law and procurements: LP law firm 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 the anti-monopoly authority.

Tax law : LP law firm 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; and conducts tax due diligence.

Banking and finance: LP law firm 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 and further sanctions imposed on various Russian entities, LP law firm is among the preferred Russian advisors offering solutions to restructure debts. The firm advises on major restructurings of public and private borrowings.


  • Contacts

  • Dmitriy Chepurenko (managing partner)

  • Andrey Novakovskiy (partner)

  • Vladislav Ganzhala (partner)

  • Ruslan Nagaybekov (partner)

  • Lidiya Charikova (partner)

  • Alexey Kostovarov (head of anti-monopoly practice)

  • Number of lawyers: 45
  • Languages
  • English
  • French
  • Russian
  • Chinese

Above material supplied by LP Law Firm.

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