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Dechert Russia LLC


Employment - ranked: tier 3

Dechert Russia LLC

Dechert Russia LLC’s ‘responsive’ team ‘knows all the relevant Russian laws’ and ‘provides solid advice for a reasonable fee’. Evgenia Korotkova heads the practice, advising on employment issues arising out of transactions and joint ventures.

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

Dechert Russia LLC

Dechert Russia LLC acts for clients including EBRD, Mechel and Kinross Gold. Managing partner Laura Brank recently represented Commerzbank in a $55m insolvency case against Russian steelmaker Amurmetall. Shane DeBeer joined Fieldfisher in London in January 2017.

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

Dechert Russia LLC

Laura Brank heads the department at Dechert Russia LLC, which advised IPG Photonics on acquiring a multi-storey office building in Moscow, and also assisted Hyatt with the management of various hotels around Russia.

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TMT - ranked: tier 2

Dechert Russia LLC

Dechert Russia LLC’s Laura Brank is advising IPG Photonics on real estate and corporate issues, and is also assisting Karo Film with various potential acquisitions. BearingPoint, NBC Universal and VimpelCom are also clients.

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Russia: Banking and finance

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

Dechert Russia LLC

Dechert Russia LLC advises multinational corporations and financial institutions, as borrowers, on obtaining cross-border and acquisition financing. Laura Brank heads the practice. Mechel is a key client.

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

Dechert Russia LLC

At Dechert Russia LLC, highlights included advising Eurobank Ergasias in several recovery and foreclosure proceedings in connection with a defaulted loan, successfully obtaining a €40m judgment in favour of the client. Laura Brank heads the practice.

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Russia: Commercial, corporate and M&A

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

Dechert Russia LLC

At Dechert Russia LLC, managing partner Laura Brank advises on cross-border M&A and joint ventures. Clients include Mechel and VimpelCom.

Leading individuals

Laura Brank - Dechert Russia LLC

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Russia: Dispute resolution

Arbitration and mediation
Dispute resolution: arbitration and mediation - ranked: tier 1

Dechert Russia LLC

Dechert Russia LLC’s Yuri Makhonincombines top legal intellect with an ability to translate his expertise into practical and commercial advice’. Managing partner Laura Brank heads the practice, which acts for clients such as Alfa-Bank and Willis CIS.

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Dispute resolution: litigation - ranked: tier 2

Dechert Russia LLC

Dechert Russia LLC provides ‘a very high level of service’. Practice head Yuri Makhonin is ‘a rising star in the Russian market’ and Alexander Lazarev has considerable expertise handling debt recovery, real estate and corporate disputes. Highlights included representing Deutsche Bank in 15 loan-related claims against Valinor Group, totalling $300m in value.

Next generation lawyers

Yuri Makhonin - Dechert Russia LLC

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