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

King & Spalding LLP

Led by Jennifer Josefson, King & Spalding LLP’s practice has been advising Gazpromneft on its acquisition of an interest in a Russian upstream oil and gas project. Other highlights included acting for Enter Engineering on the construction of a gas-to-liquids facility in Uzbekistan, and advising GV Gold on various issues related to an equity investment by the EBRD.

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

King & Spalding LLP

At King & Spalding LLP, highlights included advising Bahrain Sovereign Wealth Fund on six joint investment projects with RDIF in the agriculture, retail and mining sectors, among others. Olga Kozyr heads the team, and has notable expertise in greenfield and brownfield projects.

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TMT - ranked: tier 3

King & Spalding LLP

King & Spalding LLP provides ‚Äėquick response times, strong industry knowledge and relevant advice‚Äô, handling a mix of M&A and regulatory issues. Alla Naglis has ‚Äėdeep knowledge of the entertainment industry‚Äô.

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Russia: Banking and finance

Borrower side
Banking and finance: Borrower side - ranked: tier 4

King & Spalding LLP

Sergey Komolov is the key practitioner at King & Spalding LLP, which has notable banking, insolvency and restructuring expertise. The team also advises on credit facility provision, corporate finance and banking sector M&A.

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

King & Spalding LLP

King & Spalding LLP counts a number of Russian and international banks as its clients, some key names being Sberbank, Vnesheconombank, Credit Suisse and Gazprombank. Managing partner Sergey Komolov advises on asset deals, structured financing and mezzanine finance projects.

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Russia: Commercial, corporate and M&A

Commercial, corporate and M&A: Moscow - ranked: tier 4

King & Spalding LLP

King & Spalding LLP advises on M&A, joint ventures and corporate reorganisations, and has been notably active in the energy and infrastructure, life sciences and automotive sectors. Sergey Komolov heads the practice.

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Russia: Dispute resolution

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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 ‚ĄĖ 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 ‚ĄĖ 163-FZ of 18.07.2017.
  • Information law for company participants ‚Äď 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‚Äôs 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