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The firm

The Attorneys at Law “Jus Aureum” were organised in 2005 by a team of partners leaving Reznik, Gagarin & Partners after a long spell with that law firm.

The Jus Aureum team has a long track record of legal work in the fields of corporate and anti-monopoly law, M&A transactions, investments, project financing, corporate and tax planning, real estate, construction, family and employment law, white-collar crime and dispute resolution and bankruptcy, including proceedings in both arbitrazh courts and courts of general jurisdiction.

Guided by the highest standards of legal ethics based on the historical traditions of the Russian legal profession and the experience of international legal practice, the firm sees its top priority in providing all-round services of a level in excess of even the boldest wishes and expectations of its clients.

Over the 12 years of successful work, Jus Aureum has earned the reputation of a competent and reliable partner, with a diversity of projects both in and outside Russia to its credit. It treats each client matter as a unique case meriting appropriate attention, which is why a custom-made team of specialists in different branches of law is put together to deal with the business in hand with a view to fulfilling the tasks set by the client using up-to-date techniques and in an efficient and comprehensive manner.

Jus Aureum maintains close contacts with the international legal community and extensively relies on the relevant world experience and standards in its practical work. The firm offers its clients the full range of legal services thanks to concerted networking with its partners – leading law firms in the United States, Europe, Asia, and other CIS countries.

Areas of practice

The firm’s main areas of practice include: mergers and acquisitions, dispute resolution and bankruptcy, corporate law and antitrust regulation and tax consulting / tax litigation. The firm’s clients include leading national companies and individuals as well international companies operating in Russia and the CIS.

Mergers and acquisitions: the practice renders a full range of services in all areas of business including the following: structuring and complete legal support of complex transactions involving mergers and acquisitions in various jurisdictions, carrying out legal due diligence of activities, assets or the business of legal entities as a whole, irrespective of the place of foundation; legal support of investment activities in different areas of business, including the creation of joint enterprises within various jurisdictions; legal support for transactions involving mergers and acquisitions, as well as for acquisition of any assets irrespective of the country to which jurisdiction the object of the respective transactions is assigned (with the involvement of foreign legal and financial consultants in the relevant jurisdictions).

Dispute resolution and bankruptcy: the firm’s attorneys represent companies and private clients in Russian state courts at all levels, as well as in commercial arbitration tribunals on any stage from the pre-action procedures until court ruling enforcements and debt recovery. The firm provides a full range of services: pre-trial settlement, analysis of legal perspective for litigation, assistance in conducting forensic examinations; representing clients during civil and administrative investigations and proceedings of any kind; the firm’s attorneys provide legal support for all bankruptcy procedures in Russia and in cross-border proceedings (for individuals and corporations), irrespective of their type and scope, including assessment of risks, legal support during selling assets at auction, debt restructuring and other.

Corporate law and antitrust regulation: the corporate practice renders a full range of services related to corporate, securities, and contractual issues, including structuring and full legal support of complex mergers and acquisitions transactions in Russia; legal due diligence of assets and business; support for asset restructuring projects; legal support of investment activities, corporate governance and competition law issues, and insolvency and liquidation, including disputes and shareholder conflicts; the firm’s antitrust practice key types of work include anti-monopoly audit and compliance, representing clients with the Russian anti-monopoly authority on issues of preliminary approval of transactions and other agreements; client representation in anti-monopoly authority, appealing non-normative legal acts of anti-monopoly authority in the higher authority and courts; development of internal commercial and other policies regulating anti-monopoly issues; and legal support of procurement activities and advising on compliance with anti-monopoly legislation in the framework of current business activities.

Tax consulting/tax litigation: a free-standing practice rendering all-around tax planning advice for corporations and private clients: consulting on various tax matters related to value added tax, profit tax, net worth tax, indirect taxation and etc; tax structuring of internal and international transactions, tax audit, wealth planning, as well as tax disputes (pre-trial dispute resolution and trial). Practice also renders international transaction services, including assistance in structuring investments, alignment of management structure from the tax point of view. The firm successfully provides individual taxation services, including optimisation of tax consequences of owning property, earning income and doing business in two or more jurisdictions, representing clients with tax authority.

The firm also successfully renders services to Russian and internationals on issues of commercial and employment laws, white-collar crime as well as on other legal affairs.


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