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Energy and natural resources
Energy and natural resources - ranked: tier 1

Norton Rose Fulbright

Norton Rose Fulbright is noted for its energy sector expertise, and has a strong track record in oil and gas, mining and nuclear power projects. The firm is currently advising BP on Yermak Neftegaz, BP’s joint venture with Rosneft, for exploration purposes in the Yenisey-Khatanga basin, Siberia. Aydin Jebrailov advises on M&A and joint ventures; Levon Kocharyan specialises in corporate and tax law; and Julian Traill acts for Russian and international clients across the full spectrum of energy deals.

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Aydin Jebrailov - Norton Rose Fulbright

Levon Kocharyan - Norton Rose Fulbright

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Julian Traill - Norton Rose Fulbright

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 2

Norton Rose Fulbright

Norton Rose Fulbright has notable expertise in title investigation and due diligence, real estate financing, property transactions and construction projects across a range of industry sectors. Valentina Gluhovskaya heads the team, which recently advised Hopu Investments on its acquisition of a stake in GRK Bystrinskoye from Norilsk Nickel.

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Transport - ranked: tier 2

Norton Rose Fulbright

Norton Rose Fulbright’s practice ‘makes each client feel as though it is the firm’s top priority’, and has notable expertise in aviation, transport infrastructure and shipping matters. Banking specialist Alexander Tsakoev heads the practice.

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Russia: Banking and finance

Borrower side
Banking and finance: Borrower side - ranked: tier 2

Norton Rose Fulbright

Norton Rose Fulbright’s range of expertise includes syndicated lending, real estate finance, restructuring and asset finance. The team acts for a variety of Russian and international corporates across a mix of sectors. Practice head Alexander Tsakoev recently advised Immofinanz Group on restructuring its $930m Russian credit portfolio, and counsel Ksenia Zolotova specialises in domestic and cross-border transactions.

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Lender or arranger side
Banking and finance: Lender or arranger side - ranked: tier 1

Norton Rose Fulbright

Norton Rose Fulbright acts for banks in financing matters across a range of sectors including energy, infrastructure, transport and healthcare. Practice head Alexander Tsakoev recently advised a syndicate of 19 Russian and international banks on a $1bn facility provided to Siberian Coal Energy (SUEK).

Leading individuals

Alexander Tsakoev - Norton Rose Fulbright

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Russia: Commercial, corporate and M&A

Commercial, corporate and M&A: Moscow - ranked: tier 3

Norton Rose Fulbright

Norton Rose Fulbright’s team has ‘excellent communication skills, and a very good understanding of commercial transactions’. Energy and infrastructure are key areas of expertise; the firm recently advised BP on establishing, with Rosneft, a joint venture named Yermak Neftegaz for the exploration of areas in the Yenisey-Khatanga basin. The team also advised Horizon Investments on its sale of a stake in Northern Capital Gateway to Qatar Investment Authority. Valentina Gluhovskaya and Anatoly Andriash co-head the practice.

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Russia: Dispute resolution

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

Norton Rose Fulbright

Norton Rose Fulbright is ‘distinguished by its high level of knowledge’ and its ‘creative approach to solving difficult problems’; it has ‘successfully handled a number of arbitration projects at the ICC, the LCIA and other forums’. Key practitioner Yaroslav Klimov has strong expertise in corporate, commercial and regulatory disputes, and senior associate Andrey Panov has ‘an outstanding reputation in international arbitration’, representing clients in the construction, energy and technology sectors.

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Dispute resolution: litigation - ranked: tier 2

Norton Rose Fulbright

Norton Rose Fulbright’s department ‘always goes the extra mile’, and is ‘highly competent in each sector’. Practice head Yaroslav Klimov has significant expertise in commercial, regulatory and product liability litigation, and counsel Alexey Borodak focuses on insurance sector disputes. Recent work includes representing TogliattiAzot in a monetary recovery claim against the Administration of the Krasnodar Region.

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Legal Developments in Russia

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  • The coming into force of the legislative package on the second stage of "Capital amnisty"

    On 19th February 2018, a legislative package on the extension of the tax capital amnesty and the tax-free liquidation of foreign companies came into force.
  • No More Linked In Russia?

    One of the biggest and most popular Internet companies, LinkedIn, has become the first target of the recent Russian data localization law. The legislation requires businesses operating online to keep Russian Internet users’ data on servers located within Russia. Read more...
  • New standards on the unjustified tax benefit included in the tax code

    The Federal Tax Service of Russia issued Letter № 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 № 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.
  • What businessmen should know about legislative changes with major and interested transactions?

    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. 
  • A Lessee’s Dream: the Drastic Devaluation of the Russian Currency Has Triggered New Discussions of

    The rent for leases, especially those in downtown Moscow and other large cities, is often based on the foreign currency exchange rate, which has recently increased almost threefold. Many businesses have been taken aback by this consequence of the economic crisis. Some of them have been put on verge of bankruptcy because of the increased rent and were forced to seek remedies in courts.
  • Amendments to Part IV of the Russian Civil Code in 2015

    Author: Valentina Orlova, Head of Intellectual Property and Trademarks Practice, Pepeliaev Group
  • Parallel Import of Medicines: High Time or the Wrong Time?

    Authors: Sergey Klimenko, Head of Life Sciences Group; Yuri Yahin, Head of IP Group, Pepeliaev Group
  • A Look at Russia's Antimonopoly Legislation

    Elena Sokolovskaya, Head of Antimonopoly Regulation Group, Pepeliaev Group The main areas covered by Russian antimonopoly legislation are prohibition of the abuse of a dominant position, regulation of prohibited agreements, antimonopoly requirements for bidding, merger control, and prohibition of unfair competition. In recent years more attention has been paid to the development of Russian antimonopoly legislation. For this purpose, the State Duma of the Russian Federation (the lower chamber of Russia's parliament) is considering draft measures billed as the 'Fourth Antimonopoly Package'. This comprises amendments to Law No. 135-FZ 'On Protecting Competition' (the "Law on Competition") as well as to the Russian Administrative Code. The measures have already been passed in the first reading and are expected to make it onto the statute book before the end of 2015.

    Pepeliaev Group Advises of Amendments to Article 178 of the Russian Criminal Code to Decriminalise Certain Offences and Introduce a New Condition for being Released from Criminal Liability for Restricting Competition