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VEGAS LEX

52, KOSMODAMIANSKAYA EMBANKMENT, 115054 MOSCOW, RUSSIA
Tel:
Work +7 495 933 0800
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Web:
www.vegaslex.ru
Krasnodar, Moscow, Volgograd

Russia

Competition
Competition - ranked: tier 3

Vegas Lex

Vegas Lex’s β€˜team of true professionals’ has β€˜a well-thought-out approach to key issues’. Maxim Grigoryev leads the special projects practice. Yulia Tormagova recently left the firm.

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

Vegas Lex

Vegas Lex’s Alexander Sitnikov has β€˜extensive experience handling difficult projects’, and the team has β€˜a strong reputation for high-quality legal expertise’. Highlights included representing OGC-2 in a $9m insurance dispute against Sogaz.

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PPP and infrastructure projects
PPP and infrastructure projects - ranked: tier 2

Vegas Lex

At Vegas Lex, highlights included advising the Moscow Transport Hub Directorate on the $4.4bn implementation of a rapid transit project in the Moscow region. Albert Eganyan heads the practice.

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

Vegas Lex

At Vegas Lex, Igor Chumachenko and Maxim Grigoryev are β€˜true professionals’, who β€˜always ensure the best results for the client’. Highlights included representing Crocus Group in a RUB1.2bn debt recovery dispute pertaining to the construction of the Far Eastern Federal University, and advising Claas on the construction of an agricultural machinery plant.

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TMT
TMT - ranked: tier 3

Vegas Lex

Vegas Lex’s Alexandra Vasyukhnova is β€˜a real professional, who has a deep knowledge of TMT’. Natalia Abtseshko advises on corporate and M&A matters, e-commerce and international disputes.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 3

Vegas Lex

Vegas Lex’s team β€˜combines a high level of expertise with in-depth knowledge of current legislation, communication skills and customer focus’. Managing partner Alexander Sitnikov and Yuri Ivanov, who β€˜is very attentive to detail and always aims to win’, are the key names. Ferro-Story, ALS and Magnat Trade Enterprise are clients.

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Transport
Transport - ranked: tier 3

Vegas Lex

Vegas Lex advises on the full gamut of transport matters including tax, customs, foreign currency and international transportation laws. PPP and infrastructure practice head Denis Shtirbu is the key figure and Albert Eganyan is also noted. Clients include Sheremetyevo International Airport and Rosavtodor.

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Russia: Banking and finance

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

Vegas Lex

Vegas Lex’s Alexander Sitnikov recently advised an international lender on two $1bn-plus inter-bank loans to Russian banks.

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Russia: Commercial, corporate and M&A

Moscow
Other recommended firms - ranked: tier 1

Vegas Lex

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Russia: Dispute resolution

Litigation
Dispute resolution: litigation - ranked: tier 2

Vegas Lex

Vegas Lex’s β€˜extremely strong’ team is β€˜easy to work with and effectively manages substantial time differences’. Managing partner Alexander Sitnikov has notable tax law expertise. Kirill Trukhanov recently left the firm.

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Russia

Offices in Moscow, Volgograd, and Krasnodar

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VEGAS LEX

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    At the present time, in various legal relationships there exists the acute problem of observing a balance of interests concerning the parties involved in these legal relationships, their legal rights, and their mutual economic needs. Judicial practice, when considering disputes between these kinds of parties, takes into consideration not only the formal requirements of legislation, but also the real economic and legal goals and interests of the participants.
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    The Federal Tax Service of Russia issued Letter β„– CA-4-7/ 6152 @ of 16.08.2017, in which it clarified to its subordinate tax authorities the application of new Art. 54.1 of the Tax Code of the Russian Federation "Limits on the Exercise of Rights in Calculating the Tax Base and (or) the Amount of Tax, Levy, Insurance Contributions", which was included in the Tax Code of the Russian Federation by Federal Law β„– 163-FZ of 18.07.2017.
  • Information law for company participants – the search for a balance of interests

    At the present time, in various legal relationships there exists the acute problem of observing a balance of interests concerning the parties involved in these legal relationships, their legal rights, and their mutual economic needs. Judicial practice, when considering disputes between these kinds of parties, takes into consideration not only the formal requirements of legislation, but also the real economic and legal goals and interests of the participants.
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    It is well known that before making significant managerial decisions, the general director must obtain approval from the shareholders or the board of directors. Apart from that, if a director is personally interested in entering into a transaction, approval is also required to proceed with the transaction. In the absence of such an approval, the transaction can be challenged and, in certain circumstances, invalidated. In order to minimize such risks and to eliminate legal uncertainty for the parties to the transaction, the rules governing major transactions and interested transactions must be sufficiently clear. Previously, however, the application of these rules was associated with a large number of controversial legal issues, which were finally solved as a result of the legislative amendments, which will enter into force on January 1, 2017. According to the new amendments, the distinction between major and non-major transactions has been delineated more clearly, parties have been allowed more flexibility in relation to approving transactions, the burdensome obligation to obtain prior approval of interested transactions has been abrogated, and finally the procedure for challenging transactions in question has been made much more complex. Overall, the changes should have a positive influence on business, as they contribute to the establishment of firm legal certainty in this area of the law.Β 
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