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

Hogan Lovells (CIS)

Headed by Alexander Dolgov, Hogan Lovells (CIS)’ β€˜highly knowledgeable and client-oriented’ group β€˜works around the clock and knows how the market works’. Managing partner Oxana Balayan has significant transactional expertise and Alexei Dudko handles dispute resolution matters. Sberbank, Rusal and Geotech are key clients.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 1

Hogan Lovells (CIS)

β€˜One of the leading IP practices in the Russian legal market’, Hogan Lovells (CIS)’ team β€˜works at the highest level’. β€˜Highly skilled’ practice head Natalia Gulyaeva recently advised Ford on its extensive trade mark portfolio. Other clients include Rusal, GlaxoSmithKline and Mattel.

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PPP and infrastructure projects
PPP and infrastructure projects - ranked: tier 1

Hogan Lovells (CIS)

Hogan Lovells (CIS)’ team is β€˜well equipped to provide PPP advice’ and has β€˜unparalleled experience across a broad variety of infrastructure’. Practice head Alexander Dolgov is advising DSK Avtoban on its tender for the construction of the M3 federal highway.

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 4

Hogan Lovells (CIS)

The β€˜high-quality’ team of β€˜real estate specialists’ at Hogan Lovells (CIS) is β€˜very structured, thinks one step ahead and always has the next topic in mind’. Managing partner Oxana Balayan advised AN&N Retail on a property operational and management contract, and also assisted eBay with an office sublease in Moscow.

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TMT - ranked: tier 1

Hogan Lovells (CIS)

At Hogan Lovells (CIS), practice head Natalia Gulyaeva focuses on data protection, privacy and cybersecurity issues. Managing partner Oxana Balayan handles M&A transactions, and is advising InVenture Partners on two acquisitions of shares in United Press and Mondadori. Discovery Communications, Walt Disney and Google are also clients.

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Transport - ranked: tier 3

Hogan Lovells (CIS)

At Hogan Lovells (CIS), Alexander Rymko advised Scat Airlines on a $40m finance lease restructuring, and is acting for a major aviation company in a plane crash investigation at Vnukovo Airport. Alexander Dolgov is the key contact for projects and infrastructure matters.

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Russia: Banking and finance

Lender or arranger side
Banking and finance: lender or arranger side - ranked: tier 3

Hogan Lovells (CIS)

Hogan Lovells (CIS)’s Alexander Rymko advised ING Bank on a $1.2bn syndicated loan facility provided to Uralkali, and assisted ICBC with a RMB4.8bn loan facility arranged by three major Chinese banks.

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Russia: Commercial, corporate and M&A

Commercial, corporate and M&A: Moscow - ranked: tier 2

Hogan Lovells (CIS)

Hogan Lovells (CIS)’ practice head Oxana Balayan is β€˜a modern dealmaker with a strong reputation in the market’. Georgy Kalashnikov has significant experience in the real estate, energy, mining and aviation sectors, and counsel Maria Baeva frequently handles cross-border joint ventures and private equity deals. Highlights included advising Discovery Communications on its joint venture with National Media Group.

Leading individuals

Oxana Balayan - Hogan Lovells (CIS)

Next generation lawyers

Maria Baeva - Hogan Lovells (CIS)

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Russia: Dispute resolution

Arbitration and mediation
Dispute resolution: arbitration and mediation - ranked: tier 2

Hogan Lovells (CIS)

At Hogan Lovells (CIS), Alexei Dudko handles arbitrations across a broad range of sectors, and counsel Anton Smirnov has a strong international client base. Senior associate Denis Almakaev is another key name.

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Dispute resolution: litigation - ranked: tier 2

Hogan Lovells (CIS)

Hogan Lovells (CIS)’ team provides β€˜a seamless, high-quality service to clients across various industries’. Practice head Alexei Dudko has β€˜great practical skills and a profound knowledge of legal theory’. Highlights included representing the Deposit Insurance Agency (DIA) in anti-fraud, insolvency and asset tracing litigation against Mezhprombank.

Leading individuals

Alexei Dudko - Hogan Lovells (CIS)

Next generation lawyers

Anton Smirnov - Hogan Lovells (CIS)

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    After years of debate, on 14 June 2012 and in its last days of office, the Legislative Council finally enacted Hong Kong’s first cross- sector competition law.
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