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Pepeliaev Group

BUILDING 1, 39 3RD TVERSKAYA, YAMSKAYA STREET, 125047, RUSSIA
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Work +7 495 767 0007
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Fax +7 495 765 0007
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https://www.pgplaw.ru
Moscow, St Petersburg

Russia

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

Pepeliaev Group

Specialising in banking disputes and bankruptcy matters, Pepeliaev Group's banking department is led by Igor Marmalidi whose experience spans banking and securities regulations, structuring of international financial and investment transactions and litigation. Yulia Litovtseva represents banks in bankruptcy disputes.

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

Pepeliaev Group

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Commercial, corporate and M&a: St Petersburg and elsewhere
Commercial, corporate and M&a: St Petersburg and elsewhere - ranked: tier 2

Pepeliaev Group

Pepeliaev Group’s expertise covers joint ventures, M&A transactions, foreign direct investment, corporate governance and commercial disputes. Key partner Sergey Spasennov is assisting a client in the maritime industry with its long-term investment project in St Petersburg, and a major Russian retailer with the corporate and commercial aspects concerning its acquisition of commercial real estate premises. Sergey Sosnovsky advises on the tax aspects of transactions in the sports, construction and oil and gas sectors.

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Competition
Competition - ranked: tier 3

Pepeliaev Group

At Pepeliaev Group, the competition department is headed by Elena Sokolovskaya, who led the team in successfully acting for Rehau in an FAS investigation concerning an alleged abuse of dominance. Other clients include Pochta Bank and Procter & Gamble. Radmila Nikitina, Vladimir Sokov, Sergey Klimenko and Ksenia Kozhina departed to join Dentons.

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

Pepeliaev Group

At Pepeliaev Group, department head Yuri Vorobyev has extensive courtroom experience representing clients from a broad-range of sectors in commercial and financial disputes, including those concerning leasing agreements, loan agreement contracts, transactions and investments. Roman Bevzenko specialises in real estate and construction disputes. Yulia Litovtseva is the main practitioner for insolvency and debt recovery.

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 2

Pepeliaev Group

‚ÄėExtremely professional, knowledgeable and possessing¬†high-level legal expertise‚Äô,¬†Pepeliaev Group's employment group¬†adopts ‚Äėa practical, client-focused attitude towards solving problems‚Äô. Julia Borozdna, who ‚Äėapproaches¬†each client's issue carefully and inspires the whole team with a positive attitude and proactivity‚Äô, heads the department together with senior associate Dmitry Zykov, who stands out as ‚Äėan excellent professional with deep knowledge of the processing of personal data‚Äô. Associates Anna Berlina¬†and Vitalia Kuznetsova¬†are also noted.

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Energy and natural resources
Energy and natural resources - ranked: tier 4

Pepeliaev Group

Recent highlights for the team at Pepeliaev Group include advising Zarubezhneft on various regulatory matters concerning the implementation of the product sharing agreement and development of Kharyagaoil field in the Nenets autonomous region. Real estate and construction partner Natalia Stenina and tax specialist Sergey Pepeliaev are the main figures.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 2

Pepeliaev Group

Jointly headed by the 'incredibly knowledgeable' Valentina Orlova and Yuri Yahin, the IP department at Pepeliaev Group assisted Rosatom with projects involving local patent registrations based on Russian applications and patent registrations through the European Patent Office. The firm also represented Richter Gedeon Nyrt in patent cancellation proceedings against Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, with the matter currently pending before Rospatent. Other clients include Procter & Gamble and mineral water manufacturer Kavminvody.

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Private client
Private client - ranked: tier 2

Pepeliaev Group

Pepeliaev Group's team assists private clients with family and inheritance issues, asset ownership structuring, and family law and immigration matters. The firm is also well known for its strong tax and wealth planning practice.  Julia Borozdna is noted for immigration, inheritance and international real estate planning. Olga Puchkova is a name to note for family law matters.

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

Pepeliaev Group

Pepeliaev Group advises clients on complex matters concerning land and real estate transactions and construction projects. The department is headed by Natalia Stenina and Alexey Konevsky. The group advised pharmaceutical company Bionorica on multiple legal aspects, including various contractual obligations and construction bidding by contractors, regarding the construction of a plant in Voronezh. Nigina Rabieva, Vladimir Sokov and Ivan Laskov are now at Dentons.

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Restructuring and insolvency
Restructuring and insolvency - ranked: tier 3

Pepeliaev Group

Pepeliaev Group assists domestic and international creditors with the recovery of debt from their Russian subsidiaries and contractors, representation in bankruptcy proceedings and the management of insolvency risks. The practice, which is led by former judge Yulia Litovtseva, also has strong expertise in the area of subsidiary liability for debtors. Alrosa, Bank Kuznetskiy, Creditbank, Rietumu Banka and Universal Leasing Company are among its clients.

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TMT
TMT - ranked: tier 3

Pepeliaev Group

At Pepeliaev Group, Natalia Kovalenko heads the practice, which provides corporate and tax advice to large TMT firms, including Vimpelcom and Steccom, among others. Alexander Kosov led the team in successfully representing local subsidiary Samsung Electronics Rus Kaluga LLC in a dispute with customs authorities concerning the classification of power units imported into the country. Rustem Ahmetshin is noted for his expertise in handling contentious matters.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 1

Pepeliaev Group

Pepeliaev Group’s 'client oriented team' maintains a strong reputation for domestic tax regulatory matters, where it is 'highly experienced in tax compliance and the operations of tax authorities', corporate and private taxation and M&A and security market transactions. Andrey Tereschenko is assisting Hitachi Zosen Inova with tax and customs structuring concerning a large-scale waste incineration construction project in Moscow and Kazan. In other matters, practice head and tax disputes lead Rustem Ahmetshin is representing Atrium Europe Real Estate Group in a series of cases challenging the orders of the tax authorities. Andrey Nikonov has particular experience of profit tax, VAT, and mineral extraction tax and Ivan Khamenushko specialises in currency regulation and securities transactions. Valentina Akimova is recommended for transfer pricing and VAT disputes. Managing partner Sergey Pepeliaev is 'a leading expert' in corporate and private taxation. Viktor Arhipov joined Nadmitov, Ivanov and Partners Law Firm LLC and Lyudmila Merkulova is now with Danilov & Partners. Andrey Kirillov was anew arrival from PwC Legal (PricewaterhouseCoopers Legal CIS B.V.).

Leading individuals

Rustem Ahmetshin - Pepeliaev Group

Sergey Pepeliaev - Pepeliaev Group

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