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Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

LEGEND BUSINESS CENTER, TSVETNOY BULVAR 2, 127051 MOSCOW, RUSSIA
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Work +7 495 212 2500
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Russia

Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 3

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP advised VTB Bank on a tender offer for Eurobonds totalling $1.8bn, and assisted Eastern Property Holdings with a $50m bond offering. Yandex and Vnesheconombank are also clients. The primary contact is London-based Carter Brod, while Grigory Marinichev is the key figure in the Moscow office.

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

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP has been notably active in the oil and gas, mining, metals and power sectors, and attracts high-value transactional mandates. Practice head Jonathan Hines is assisting PetroVietnam with its proposed acquisition of an upstream field project with Novatek, and is advising Statoil on its establishment of four joint ventures with Rosneft. Roman Dashko and counsel Alexander Marchenko are the other names to note.

Leading individuals

Jonathan Hines - Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 3

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP advises on all aspects of IP law including copyright, licensing, franchising, anti-counterfeiting and domain name issues. Brian Zimbler is the key practitioner, and has worked extensively with high-profile technology companies and start-ups on IP protection matters. Clients include Warner Bros, NBC Universal and Viacom.

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

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP’s Dmitry Kunitsa has ‘strong management skills and is great at communicating with his clients’. The team advises on real estate transactions, land development and project financing, among other matters.

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TMT
TMT - ranked: tier 2

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP advises a range of media, telecoms and technology companies. The team advised CTC Media on divesting a 75% interest in its Russian operating business, CTC Investments. Other clients include Walt Disney Studios and NBC Universal. Brian Zimbler heads the practice.

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Russia: Banking and finance

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

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP’s Grigory Marinichev is ‘a strong and responsible lawyer, who manages the team well’ and has ‘an excellent knowledge of trade finance structures’. Sberbank and Vnesheconombank are notable clients.

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Russia: Commercial, corporate and M&A

Moscow
Commercial, corporate and M&A: Moscow - ranked: tier 1

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP’s ‘extremely business savvy’ group provides ‘great industry knowledge and useful advice within a short timeframe’. Managing partner Brian Zimbler and Roman Dashko are the key figures. The group advised Sberbank CIB on purchasing a stake in RusGasEngineering. Vasilisa Strizh is also noted.

Leading individuals

Brian Zimbler - Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

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Russia: Dispute resolution

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

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP’s ‘client-oriented and professional’ team handles complex disputes against Russian administrative authorities, and frequently appears before the FAS. Clients include Schlumberger and PetroAlliance. Nane Oganesyan left the firm in 2016.

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Litigation
Dispute resolution: litigation - ranked: tier 4

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

The team at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP acted for VTB Bank (Austria) in bankruptcy proceedings with respect to Russian metallurgical group Red October. Nane Oganesyan left the firm at the end of 2016.

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