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DLA Piper

LEONTIEVSKY PER., 25, 125009 MOSCOW, RUSSIA
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Work +7 495 221 4400
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Russia

Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 2

DLA Piper

DLA Piper covers the full spectrum of employment matters including corporate compliance, internal investigations and redundancies. Boeing, Adobe and NetUp are key clients. Vladislav Mazur is the practice head.

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

DLA Piper

The team at DLA Piper has ‘excellent depth of expertise’, and ‘is able to mobilise resources from various locations to address a variety of issues in complex cases’. Practice head Feruz Fidaev and Julien Hansen are advising the Kyrgyz government and Kyrgyzaltyn on restructuring the Kumtor project. Managing partner Constantine Lusignan-Rizhinashvili handles foreign direct investment and M&A across the CIS region.

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

DLA Piper

At DLA Piper, highlights included advising RDIF and Mubadala on the joint acquisition of a logistics complex from warehouse developer PNK. Sergey Koltchin heads the practice.

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TMT
TMT - ranked: tier 3

DLA Piper

At DLA Piper, Constantine Lusignan-Rizhinashvili is advising Verizon on various regulatory requirements applicable to the client’s telecom facilities. Counsel Michael Malloy leads the department and Leo Batalov focuses on corporate finance transactions.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 1

DLA Piper

DLA Piper’s ‘experienced lawyers’ have ‘a deep knowledge of Russian law’ and ‘do everything possible to assist their clients’. Igor Venediktov jointly heads the department with Ruslan Vasutin, who has significant commercial law expertise. Elena Zaitseva is noted for tax structuring, due diligence and contentious matters.

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Transport
Transport - ranked: tier 1

DLA Piper

DLA Piper’s Anna Otkina advised State Transport Leasing Company on the $700m sale and leaseback of five new aircraft to Aeroflot. Vyacheslav Khorovskiy handles banking and finance matters.

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Russia: Banking and finance

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

DLA Piper

DLA Piper advised Aareal Bank on the $154m refinancing of a loan facility provided to Istra, and acted for Credit Europe Bank on amending a construction finance facility. Vyacheslav Khorovskiy is the main contact and English-qualified Karen Young is also recommended.

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Russia: Commercial, corporate and M&A

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

DLA Piper

DLA Piper is ‘well able to mobilise resources from various locations to address a variety of issues’. The group is advising MD Medical Group on its high-value acquisition of Medica Clinic and ArtMedGroup. Denis Sosedkin and Constantine Lusignan-Rizhinashvili are the practice co-heads. Igor Antonyan is also noted.

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

DLA Piper

DLA Piper has notable expertise in the automotive, manufacturing, telecoms and real estate sectors, among others. For example, department head and managing partner Denis Sosedkin advised Deme Group on negotiating two commercial contracts in the dredging and marine construction sectors, while Ruslan Vasutin assisted Zara with restructuring projects across Russia and the CIS region. Elena Zaitseva is a key name for corporate tax.

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Russia: Dispute resolution

Arbitration and mediation
Dispute resolution: arbitration and mediation - ranked: tier 3

DLA Piper

Yaroslav Moshennikov is the key contact in DLA Piper’s Moscow office, while Oleg Skvortsov leads the practice in St Petersburg. Gazprom and Warimpex are clients.

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Litigation
Dispute resolution: litigation - ranked: tier 3

DLA Piper

DLA Piper has ‘a highly experienced’ team. Practice head and ‘skilled court lawyerYaroslav Moshennikov specialises in commercial and tax disputes. Constantine Lusignan-Rizhinashvili is representing Gazprom in disputes against Naftogaz regarding energy supplies across the Ukraine.

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Legal Developments by:
DLA Piper LLP (US)

  • Sentencing guidelines for corporate manslaughter

    In February 2010 the Sentencing Guidelines Council (the SGC) issued definitive guidelines to courts on imposing appropriate sentences for corporate manslaughter and health and safety offences causing death. The SGC states that fines imposed on companies found guilty of corporate manslaughter should not fall below £500,000, while fines in respect of health and safety offences that are a significant cause of death should be at least £100,000. Crucially, the SGC declined to provide for a fixed link between the imposed fine and the turnover or profitability of the offending company.

    - DLA Piper UK LLP

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