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Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP

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Russia

Banking and finance: Borrower side
Banking and finance: Borrower side - ranked: tier 3

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP’s strong expertise in real estate finance is evident in Tatiana Parshak acting for Raven Property Group on two secured facilities totalling €65m from VTB Germany for leveraging the acquisition of commercial real estate properties in St Petersburg. Oleg Khokhlov, who is another key figure, handled a number of corporate and financing structuring and ICO matters in the fintech sector. Associate Igor Zhivotov regularly assists Khokhlov with various complex transactions. The group also has a strong track record handling restructuring.

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Banking and finance: Lender or arranger side
Banking and finance: Lender or arranger side - ranked: tier 2

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP

Clients value Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP’s banking practice for its ‘accurate legal advice and commitment to invest its time and effort to build a long-term relationship’. The practice's wide-ranging expertise includes handling domestic and international financing matters, and it has recently won new instructions from multilateral development agencies; highlights include advising the International Investment Bank, and also advising the Far East and Baikal Region Development Fund on project financing a new passenger terminal and airport infrastructure in Khabarovsk. Demonstrating expertise in debt restructuring, Oleg Khokhlov assisted the EBRD with restructuring a $30m convertible facility to Prognoz Group by way of a debt-to-equity swap. Recently promoted partner Tatiana Parshak is ‘a brilliant lawyer and a safe pair of hands in complex transactions’.

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Tatiana Parshak - Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP

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

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP provides ‘top-notch transactional support’ and ‘prompt, effective and accurate legal advice’. The ‘highly professional and result-orientated’ team has a strong offering in domestic M&A matters. In recent work, it advised Open Mobile and Rusintech LLC on the sale of a 75% stake in Open Mobile and the disposal of a 75% stake in Votron to Rostelecom, and handled Siberian Generating Company's acquisition of a 78% stake in Sibeco. Key practitioners in the ‘well-connected practice’ are department head Anton Sitnikov, Matvey Kaploukhiy, Anton Panchenkov and Ekaterina Dedova. Managing partner Andrey Goltsblat is the other key figure.

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Competition
Competition - ranked: tier 1

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP

The lawyers at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP stand out due to ‘their impressive professionalism and deep passion for competition law’. The department is headed by Nikolay Voznesenskiy, who is ‘a true leader in competition matters’. Vitaly Dianov is recommended for providing ‘great defence services’ and for his ‘excellent understanding of the internal functioning of the FAS’. The team successfully represented Russian mobile operator VimpelCom in complex proceedings against the FAS concerning changes to B2B SMS service tariffs. Other clients include Sberbank of Russia and Mastercard Members’ Association.

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Nikolay Voznesenskiy - Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP

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Dispute resolution: Litigation
Dispute resolution: Litigation - ranked: tier 2

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP ‘demonstrates a strong understanding and remains up-to-date with local legal developments’. The practices  handles IP litigation, real estate, commercial and tax-related disputes, among others. Key practitioner Ivan Veselov ‘is focused and quickly identifies the key solutions and obstacles for any given task’; he recently handled a number of disputes in the pharmaceutical, construction and transport space. The ‘indispensable’ Elena Trusova leads on IP-related disputes.

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Elena Trusova - Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP

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

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP’s team of ‘highly qualified specialists’ provides ‘value for money’ and acts for a mix of financial institutions, energy and IT clients in domestic and major arbitral institutions. Roman Khodykin, who divides his time between the London and Moscow offices, is acting in a number of high-value international arbitration disputes, notably for energy sector clients. Elena Trusova is experienced in representing clients across a diverse range of industries in domestic and cross-border proceedings. Counsel Yury Babichev is active in commercial and investment arbitrations, where he regularly assists Andrey Goltsblat.

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Yury Babichev - Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 2

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP

The employment practice at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP is ‘capable of achieving incredible results quickly’ and ‘delivers a superb client management service’. Recommended for their ‘strong legal expertise and creative ideas', head of the department Nadezhda Ilyushina and senior associate Yuri Ivanov successfully defended Teva Pharmaceutical Industries in proceedings regarding claims brought by former employees.

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Energy and natural resources
Energy and natural resources - ranked: tier 3

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP retains a strong client base in the energy, mining and oil and gas sectors, counting Sibur and Uralkali as clients. The practice is assisting with project finance, development and regulatory matters concerning the Russian section of the $20bn South TurkStream Offshore Pipeline project from Russia to Turkey. In other work, Matvey Kaploukhiy advised Siberian Generating Company on acquiring 78% of the shares in Sibeco, and Vitaly Mozharowski is assisting Akkuyu NPP with transactional matters regarding a greenfield nuclear power project in Akkuyu, Turkey. Anton Sitnikov focuses on M&A and joint venture deals.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 1

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP

The IP team at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP is praised for its ‘incredible professionalism, unique creativity in coming up with solutions to complex problems and its balanced business-oriented approach’. The firm is defending Double Data in precedent-setting proceedings alleging unauthorised data collection and violations of certain IP rights held by VKontakte, a Russian competitor to Facebook. Practice head Elena Trusova stands out for her ‘exceptional dedication and great power to convince and win any dispute’. Other key clients include the Association of International Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and OJSC Publishing House Prosveshcheniye. Evgeniy Oreshin has ‘the strongest analytical and advocacy skills’, according to one client; Anton Nefedev is ‘outstandingly motivated’; and senior associate Irina Shurmina is ‘incredibly professional’.

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Anton Nefedev - Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP

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PPP and infrastructure projects
PPP and infrastructure projects - ranked: tier 3

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP has notable expertise in the infrastructure sector where it is involved in significant domestic projects including the $1bn reconstruction of Sheremetyevo International Airport. In other highlights, real estate and construction specialist Vitaly Mozharowski is advising on the construction of landfall facilities and the laying of the Russian part of the gas pipeline as part of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline system project. Oleg Khokhlov is assisting the Far East Development Fund with project financing for the construction of a new passenger terminal and airport infrastructure in Khabarovsk.

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Private client
Private client - ranked: tier 3

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP advises beneficiaries and high-net-worth clients on corporate restructuring, immigration and family law matters. Evgeny Timofeev heads the team, which includes Anna Zvereva, Alla Zverkova and Anna Zelenskaya.

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 1

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP

Standing out for its ‘unique combination of professionalism, hard work and client-oriented, practical approach’, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP’s practice is headed by Vitaly Mozharowski, who has ‘vast experience and cutting-edge knowledge of real estate’. Also highly recommended are Rustam Aliev, ‘a fantastic lawyer and a strong, results-driven expert’, and Yuri Chernobrivtsev who ‘provides insightful advice and strategic directions’. The team advised an industrial park developer on the sale of part of the Sever-2 logistics park and assisted eBay with the lease of its national headquarters in the White Square Business Centre in Moscow. Other notable clients include X5 Retail Group and Sheremetyevo International Airport.

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Vitaly Mozharowski - Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP

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Restructuring and insolvency
Restructuring and insolvency - ranked: tier 2

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP’s team handles complex restructuring mandates, often in multiple jurisdictions, as well as bankruptcy proceedings for domestic and international clients. In recent highlights, a cross-disciplinary team consisting of Oleg Khokhlov, Elena Trusova and Ivan Veselov are advising the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development on restructuring a $30m convertible facility to Prognoz Group through a debt-to-equity swap arrangement, in the process changing the EBRD’s role from a lender to a minority equity investor. Khokhlov acted for Sberbank Investment on a complex restructuring of all external financing provided to the Genser Group.

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TMT
TMT - ranked: tier 2

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP

With its 'in-depth understanding of the specifics of the TMT sector', the team at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP advises on matters involving cryptocurrencies, innovative payment systems, technology transfer and development. Led by Dr Ekaterina Dedova , the team advised key client Da Vinci Capital during the second round of the initial coin offering of the Telegram Group. Other notable clients include Double Data, Mobile TeleSystems and MasterCard Members’ Association.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 2

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP's full-service tax practice has a strong reputation as ‘one of the best tax advisory and tax litigation teams in Russia’, according to one client. The sizeable team, headed by the ‘outstanding’  Evgeny Timofeev, who ‘always suggests the most practical and efficient solutions’, attracts domestic and international clients, including Rusklimat, the HeadHunter Group and OBI, with its 'professionalism, sound technical knowledge of tax matters and outstanding experience'. Timofeev is assisting Da Vinci Capital with the preparations for acquisitions of several platforms relating to the setup of a new joint investment fund in Luxembourg valued at $20m. Vladimir Tchikine leads on customs and indirect tax matters, while associate director Sergey Likhachev focuses on tax disputes. Anna Zvereva joined Dentons in March 2019 as of counsel.

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Evgeny Timofeev - Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP

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Transport
Transport - ranked: tier 2

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP

The transport department at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP is headed by Vitaly Mozharowski. Highlights included providing legal support to the Sheremetyevo International Airport during its $1bn reconstruction, as well as advising the International Investment Bank on the acquisition of multiple passenger and special purpose aviation assets.

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White-collar crime
White-collar crime - ranked: tier 2

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP’s white-collar crime practice has expertise in tax and fraud matters and cybercrime. The team expanded its capabilities with the hire of Julia Romanova from Chadbourne & Parke. Anton Gusev is a key name to note; his recent work includes securing the dismissal of criminal charges against the employees of JSC Pipeline Bends and successfully suspending criminal investigations for a major construction materials manufacturer. Alexander Erasov is a name to note for tax-related disputes, criminal defence and investigations.

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  • Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP acts for OOO Double against Vkontakte

    Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP is acting for Skolkovo resident OOO Double in a dispute with VKontakte over the Client’s use of public data from the social network in a search engine manner. The Double Data software involved was developed by our Client on the basis of its own big data search, storage and mining methods and algorithms.
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