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Russia

Commercial, corporate and M&a: Moscow
Commercial, corporate and M&a: Moscow - ranked: tier 5

FBK Legal

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Competition
Competition - ranked: tier 3

FBK Legal

Headed by Sergey Ermolenko, the competition team at FBK Legal successfully represented major electronic retailer M.video in proceedings brought by the FAS concerning alleged unfair advertising. The group also handles contentious and non-contentious matters for notable clients such as Russian Fishery Company, Gazprom and Yamaha Motor CIS.

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Dispute resolution: Litigation
Dispute resolution: Litigation - ranked: tier 3

FBK Legal

FBK Legal's litigation team handles commercial, competition and tax-related conflicts, the recovery of damages and bankruptcy disputes. Elena Bokareva is representing Gazprom transgaz Stavropol in a series of disputes brought by a landowner seeking compensation following the building of a gas pipeline. Practice head Alexander Ermolenko and Sergey Ermolenko are experienced in handling cases against regulatory authorities.

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 4

FBK Legal

FBK Legal’s employment practice is led by practice heads Alexandra Gerasimova and Alexander Ermolenko. The team advises on employment issues and disputes arising from changes in corporate structure and strategy. Notable clients include Actavis, Yamaha Motor CIS and Gazprombank.

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Energy and natural resources
Energy and natural resources - ranked: tier 5

FBK Legal

At FBK Legal, managing partner Nadezhda Orlova assists Gazprom with regulatory matters concerning its activities and development projects in the Kirinsky subsea gas production complex, the Kovytkinskoye gas field in the Irkutsk region and the Gryazovetskaya compressor station, among others. She is also working alongside Alexander Yalushkin in advising Gazprom on its investment and development activities pertaining to mineral extraction projects.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 3

FBK Legal

FBK Legal’s practice is headed by Alexander Ermolenko. Highlights included advising Yamaha Motor CIS on the use of its trade mark by distributors and representing Sesderma in combatting the illegal use of its trade mark. Sergey Ermolenko is another name to note.

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PPP and infrastructure projects
PPP and infrastructure projects - ranked: tier 3

FBK Legal

FBK Legal is notably active in projects in the oil and gas, natural resources and transportation sectors, where it assists with risk assessments, the development of concessionary agreements and project implementation. Nadezhda Orlova advises Gazprom on several large-scale oil and gas and mining infrastructure projects. Alexander Ermolenko is also recommended.

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Private client
Private client - ranked: tier 2

FBK Legal

Alexander Ermolenko at FBK Legal is representing a private individual in a complex hereditary dispute that raises Russian and Ukrainian citizenship issues. Other areas of expertise include advising on real estate sales and purchase transactions, investment strategies and wealth planning. Dmitry Paramonov is a name to note for private international tax planning matters.

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Restructuring and insolvency
Restructuring and insolvency - ranked: tier 3

FBK Legal

FBK Legal is able to draw on its expertise from the dispute resolution and corporate teams in handling complex insolvency matters on the side of the borrower and also acting for creditors in the recovery of debt. Alexander Ermolenko and Natalya Lezhennikova are assisting long-standing client Sberbank with conducting a thorough due diligence and assessment of associated risks relating to indebted companies as well as for the debtor’s subsidiaries. Sergey Ermolenko assisted Central Geological Company with setting up a debt-repayment plan for TNI, an insolvent company acquired by the client.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 1

FBK Legal

FBK Legal has notable expertise in tax planning and domestic and international structuring, due diligence and tax litigation, and counts Glencore International and Russian Fish Company among its list of clients. Nadezhda Orlova specialises in tax structuring and planning and is a popular choice for clients in the oil and gas and energy sectors. Galina Akchurina has 'a strong reputation' in tax litigation; in recent works she successfully represented the interest of Gazprom Dobycha Urengoy in a complex audit case concerning transfer pricing totalling $77m. Tatiana Matveicheva and Dmitry Paramonov focus on tax planning. Tatiana Grigorieva, Alexander Grigoriev and Olga Krivitskaya are recommended for tax disputes.

Leading individuals

Galina Akchurina - FBK Legal

Nadezhda Orlova  - FBK Legal

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    According to the official statistics of the Supreme Arbitration Court of the Russian Federation (SAC) in 2011, Russian arbitration courts tried 1 675 cases involving foreign parties, 463 court orders of foreign courts were executed. 198 out of the total number of cases related to international commercial transactions, 6 - to administration of Russian legislation on foreign investments. In addition, arbitration courts tried 110 petitions on application of injunctions, filed by foreign parties1.
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