Russia : Banking and finance
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Russia : Corporate and M&A
Within Moscow, tier 4
Pepeliaev Group is ‘excellent’, and has ‘specialists across the disciplines’. Vladimir Sokov heads the team, which acted on several high-value mandates for major Russian state-owned and private companies, and also represented a German multinational on the Russian aspects of a global acquisition. Senior associate Dmitry Koronchik, who heads the private equity practice, is recommended.
Within St Petersburg, Pepeliaev Group is a second tier firm,
Sergey Spasennov’s team at Pepeliaev Group acts on a range of corporate matters including restructurings, and energy or real estate deals. Spassenov recently led a team which advised Domina Hotel Group on restructuring following the acquisition of a luxury hotel in St Petersburg. Corporate head Andrey Pekhovsky is recommended.
Russia : Dispute resolution
Within Dispute resolution, Pepeliaev Group is a second tier firm,
Pepeliaev Group has been particularly active in bankruptcy proceedings on both the debtor and creditor side, as well as in high-value debt recovery cases. Team co-head Yuriy Vorobyev represented a Russian conglomerate in the enforcement of a Russian state arbitration court judgement in Israel. Vorobyev was made up to partner in January 2012. Varvara Knutova and Yulia Litovtseva are other key contacts. Denis Bykov joined AstapovLawyers International Law Group.
Russia : Employment
Within Employment, Pepeliaev Group is a second tier firm,
Pepeliaev Group is advising a multinational on the outsourcing of its global payroll operation. Julia Borozdna’s team also has an impressive recent track record in employment litigation, with recent successes including two wins in a regional court for a ‘Big Four’ accountancy firm.
Russia : Energy and natural resources
Within Energy and natural resources, tier 5
Pepeliaev Group utilises its considerable tax expertise to advise Russian clients on contentious issues, transfer pricing and deal structuring. The firm has also been advising a multinational oil and gas company on emission allowances. Corporate head Vladimir Sokov and head of tax Rustem Ahmetshin are the key contacts.
Russia : Intellectual property
Within Intellectual property, Pepeliaev Group is a third tier firm,
Pepeliaev Group has acted for clients including VimpelCom, Metro AG and Independent Media. The firm has been appointed by FIFA to advise on various issues, including IP, in preparation for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Valentina Orlova heads the practice.
Russia : Real estate and construction
Within Real estate and construction, Pepeliaev Group is a third tier firm,
Pepeliaev Group’s practice encompasses tax advice, transactional structuring and litigation. Recent work includes advising a multinational investor on a major Moscow development and related disputes. Team head Alexey Konevsky, who was promoted to the partnership in August 2012, attracts praise for his ‘wide knowledge and experience’.
Russia : TMT
Within TMT, Pepeliaev Group is a third tier firm,
Pepeliaev Group has extensive experience acting for major Russian telecoms and media companies in tax-related litigation as well as corporate matters. Senior associate Natalia Ivashchenko heads the team, and is recommended along with head of tax Rustem Ahmetshin.
Russia : Tax
Within Tax, Pepeliaev Group is a first tier firm,
Pepeliaev Group is ‘the best tax consultant in the Russian market’, according to clients, and is equally good for contentious and non-contentious advice. Among several tax specialists, Rustem Akhmetshin and Natalia Ivashchenko are ‘great professionals – clever and erudite’; Andrey Nikonov and his team ‘provide deep analysis of historical and recent taxation practise; and Sergey Sosnovskiy ‘clearly understands the needs of the client’. The firm is a member of global tax network Taxand.
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- Banking and finance : Banking and finance
- Corporate and M&A : Moscow
- Corporate and M&A : St Petersburg
- Dispute resolution : Dispute resolution
- Employment : Employment
- Energy and natural resources : Energy and natural resources
- Intellectual property : Intellectual property
- Real estate and construction : Real estate and construction
- TMT : TMT
- Tax : Tax