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Dentons

BC WHITE GARDENS, UL LESNAYA, 7, MOSCOW 125047, RUSSIA
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Russia

Competition
Competition - ranked: tier 2

Dentons

Dentons’ ‘professional and proactive’ team ‘always works at lightning speed, and has a good comprehension of market trends’. The recent workload includes numerous anti-monopoly investigations. Novolipetsk Steel and Colgate-Palmolive are clients. Practice head Marat Mouradov is ‘outstanding’.

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 1

Dentons

Dentons’ group ‘always provides the highest standards of support’ and has a strong track record in employment litigation. Practice head Marina Ryzhkova has ‘vast experience’ and ‘a broad picture of what is happening in labour law’.

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

Dentons

Dentons’ team is ‘always available’ and has ‘a deep knowledge of the oil and gas industry’. Highlights included acting for a consortium of investors including RDIF, Gazprombank and a Middle Eastern wealth fund on purchasing shares in Sibur-Portenergo from Sibur. Practice head Jane Tarassova, Maria Oleinik, who handles the full range of transactional matters, and Richard Cowie are the key names.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 1

Dentons

At Dentons, practice head Victor Naumov splits his time between Moscow and St Petersburg, advising on all aspects of IP protection. Highlights for the firm included assisting Rosatom with the registration of trade marks across 23 countries and representing VKontakte in a series of illegal content-related disputes.

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

Dentons

Dentons is ‘well regarded in the PPP space’ and provides ‘a business-oriented approach and tailored advice’. Karina Chichkanova heads the practice, and counsel Ilya Skripnikov is also noted as ‘a strong PPP and project finance adviser’. Highlights included advising the Republic of Komi on a concession tender for the reconstruction of a road.

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

Dentons

Dentons fields ‘one of the strongest real estate teams in the market’ and is ‘able to find efficient solutions to issues of the highest complexity’. Practice head Sergey Trakhtenberg is ‘an excellent practitioner’, and Anna McDonald advised Auchan on acquiring a land plot in the Moscow region.

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TMT
TMT - ranked: tier 1

Dentons

Dentons’ team provides ‘prompt and comprehensive answers to all questions’ and ‘always takes new laws and practices into account’. Practice head Victor Naumovalways finds the right solution for clients’ and has significant expertise in internet regulation, e-commerce, data protection, and media and telecoms matters. VKontakte is a key client.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 2

Dentons

The team at Dentons has ‘a deep knowledge of tax’. Highlights included advising Immofinanz on the reimbursement of VAT pertaining to a construction project. Dzhangar Dzhalchinov is the practice head.

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Transport
Transport - ranked: tier 2

Dentons

Dentons advises on banking, corporate, regulatory and trade law matters. Clients include Sovfracht, Fesco and Martec International. Andrei Strijak and Mikhail Dikopolski are the practice co-heads.

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Russia: Banking and finance

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

Dentons

Dentons’ ‘very responsive’ team has ‘great business acumen and industry knowledge’. Timothy Stubbs heads the practice, which assisted European Investment Bank with the €85m financing of Myronivsky Hliboproduct, and advised JBIC on a $75m loan to Sberbank. Andrei Strijak handles acquisition finance and insolvency matters.

Leading individuals

Timothy Stubbs - Dentons

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Russia: Commercial, corporate and M&A

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

Dentons

Dentons’ team ‘takes the client’s business interests into consideration’, and ‘always finds practical solutions which work well for everyone’. Florian Schneider and practice head Mathieu Fabre-Magnan head the German and French desks, respectively. Other key figures include Richard Cowie, Alex Skoblo and ‘great adviserAlexei Zakharko. Christopher Rose joined the team from Squire Patton Boggs. Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) and Halliburton are clients.

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St Petersburg and elsewhere
Commercial, corporate and M&A: St Petersburg and elsewhere - ranked: tier 1

Dentons

Artem Zhavoronkov heads the practice at Dentons, which advised major energy company Fortum on the sale its subsidiary Tobolsk to Sibur. Evgenia Teterevkova is ‘a knowledgeable specialist with perfect response times and a very positive attitude’. Karina Chichkanova is the other name to note.

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Russia: Dispute resolution

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

Dentons

At Dentons, highlights included representing the Lithuanian representatives of Gazprom in a preliminary reference ruling before the Court of Justice of the European Union, pertaining to the enforcement of an arbitral award. Mikhail Ivanov and Roman Zaitsev head the department.

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Litigation
Dispute resolution: litigation - ranked: tier 2

Dentons

Dentons’ ‘superb litigation team’ has ‘outstanding capabilities in international disputes’. Mikhail Ivanov heads the practice and the ‘highly talentedRoman Zaitsev specialises in procedural, civil and corporate law. Clients include Samsung and Auchan.

Leading individuals

Mikhail Ivanov - Dentons

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