Firm Profile > Arendt & Medernach > Moscow, Russia

Arendt & Medernach
8 PRESNENSKAYA EMBANKEMENT
MOSCOW BLD 1, SUITE 385M, 38TH FLOOR
123317 MOSCOW
Russia

The firm: Arendt & Medernach is the leading independent business law firm in Luxembourg. The firm’s international team of 325 legal professionals represents clients in all areas of Luxembourg business law, with representative offices in Dubai, Hong Kong, London, Moscow, New York and Paris.

The firm’s service to clients is differentiated by the end to end specialist advice the firm offers, covering all legal, regulatory, taxation and advisory aspects of doing business in Luxembourg.

Dynamic services for dynamic clients: The firm’s Moscow office was launched in 2012. From this office, Arendt & Medernach covers all key jurisdictions and markets in Russia, Poland, Ukraine, several other Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and the Baltic States. The team in Moscow delivers real-time advice to clients in the local language. Arendt & Medernach’s presence in that area demonstrates the firm’s commitment to the region, while deepening its knowledge of local customs and markets as well as strengthening relationships with the leading local law firms.

Work undertaken: The firm’s specialised practice areas allow it to offer a complete range of legal, tax and regulatory services, tailored to the client’s individual needs across all areas of Luxembourg business law, ranging from fund formation, private equity, real estate and corporate to banking, finance, insurance and tax matters.

The team in the Moscow office assists mainly clients active in the financial sector, including investment funds, large corporations and ultra-high net-worth individuals (UHNWI), asset managers, banks and insurance companies.

The firm works with…
Arendt Services (AS), a business facilitator offering a full range of services to businesses for the setting up and management of their operations in Luxembourg. Arendt Services offers in particular services related to business creation, accountancy and the comprehensive management of tax returns. They are also authorised to act as central administration and transfer agent for regulated and non-regulated investment funds.

Arendt Regulatory and Consulting (ARC), a Luxembourg advisory company offering practical complementary services to the law firm’s legal expertise. This extends to all other aspects of a business (regulatory, compliance, and project management) by using an efficient delivery model to ensure cost efficiency. Arendt Regulatory and Consulting brings project management expertise to complex issues, bridging the gap between legal advice and its implementation.

Arendt Business Advisory (ABA) is Arendt’s dedicated management consulting and advisory firm. ABA assists private organisations, family businesses and public entities, active in sectors ranging from financial services to renewable energy and manufacturing. ABA’s dedicated team leverages on extensive field experience to provide a wide range of services, including strategic and entrepreneurial support, transaction and valuation services, sustainability analysis and new business modelling, crisis negotiation, cost control or performance management. ABA operates locally, as well as abroad, through Arendt’s network and global presence.

Arendt Institute (AI), which offers specialised and tailor-made training, aiming to satisfy the increasing needs of clients on key topics regarding Luxembourg legislative and regulatory developments.

Department Name Email Telephone
Head of Moscow office Alexander Sokolov Alexander.Sokolov@arendt.com +7495 721 3878
Number of lawyers : 325
at this office : 2
Number of partners : 50
More than 30 languages
Arabic
Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese)
Dutch
English
French
German
Greek
Italian
Luxembourgish
Polish
Portuguese
Russian
Spanish
Lex Mundi
TerraLex
World Law Group (WLG)
World Services Group (WSG)
Other offices : Dubai
Other offices : Hong Kong
Other offices : London
Other offices : Luxembourg (head office)
Other offices : New York
Other offices : Paris

Arendt & Medernach appoints four new Partners

Arendt & Medernach has the pleasure of announcing the appointment of four new Partners.


Arendt & Medernach appoints three new Partners

Luxembourg, 25 January 2018 - Arendt & Medernach has the pleasure of announcing the appointment of three new Partners.


Eric Fort takes over as head of the New York office

Arendt & Medernach is delighted to announce that as of September, Eric Fort will succeed Bob Calmes as head of our New York office. Having successfully worked with institutional and private clients operating in Luxembourg, Eric brings a wealth of experience to the US office where our aim is to continue to provide tailored advice for our clients in this market.


Arendt & Medernach: Luxembourg Law Firm of the Year

Luxembourg, May 2017 – Arendt & Medernach is proud to have been named “Luxembourg Law firm of the year” both by Chambers & Partners and IFLR (International Financial Law Review). The prestigious trophies were both received in April in London at the respective ceremonies of the Chambers Europe Awards 2017 and the IFLR European Awards 2017.


The new year and what’s new regarding labour law

30/12/2016

The year 2017 will kick off with three major changes involving sizeable consequences for both employers and employees: wage indexation (l), an increase of the minimum social wage (II) and a reform of the organisation of working hours (III).


Country-by-country reporting (CBCR) implementation in Luxembourg

29/12/2016

​On 13 December 2016, to ensure compliance with the BEPS Action Plan, the Luxembourg Parliament adopted bill of law No. 7031 (CBCR Law) implementing Council Directive (EU) 2016/881 of 25 May 2016 (DAC IV) as regards mandatory automatic exchange of information in the field of taxation and introducing new reporting obligations for multinational companies. Based on the information attached, you should be able to assess the impact of the new legislation on your group companies by:


New Circular Letter on the tax treatment of companies engaged in intra-group financing transactions

28/12/2016

On 27 December 2016 the Luxembourg Tax Authorities (Administration des contributions directes) issued Circular Letter L.I.R. – N° 56/1 – 56bis/1 (the “New Circular Letter”) on the tax treatment of companies engaged in intra-group financing transactions.


Back to 2016 – Forward to 2017

20/12/2016

​2016 was a turbulent and busy year, not least in respect of legal and regulatory changes that may impact your business. We are pleased to provide you with an overview of the major legal and regulatory developments under Luxembourg and EU law.


Societal impact company

15/12/2016

The law of 12 December 2016 (the “Law”) has introduced a new legal framework for companies having a social or societal impact: the société d’impact sociétal (the “SIS”).


Societal impact company

15/12/2016

The law of 12 December 2016 (the “Law”) has introduced a new legal framework for companies having a social or societal impact: the société d’impact sociétal (the “SIS”).


Perfection of the New Market Abuse Regime in Luxembourg

13/12/2016

Today, the Luxembourg Parliament enacted the law (the “New Market Abuse Law”) implementing Directive 2014/57/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 April 2014 on criminal sanctions for market abuse (market abuse directive), also known as the “Market Abuse Criminal Sanctions Directive” (“Directive 2014/57/EU”) and Commission Implementing Directive (EU) 2015/2392 of 17 December 2015 on Regulation (EU) No 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards reporting to competent authorities of actual or potential infringements of that Regulation (“Directive (EU) 2015/2392”). With the transposition of Directive 2014/57/EU and Directive (EU) 2015/2392, Luxembourg has ensured the effective implementation of the new market abuse regime deriving from Regulation (EU) No 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 April 2014 on market abuse (market abuse regulation) and repealing Directive 2003/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Directives 2003/124/EC, 2003/125/EC and 2004/72/EC (the “Market Abuse Regulation”) and its related implementing and delegated regulations, which had already entered into force on 3 July 2016.


OECD adopts multilateral convention to implement BEPS measures

2/12/2016

On 24 November 2016, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (“OECD”) adopted the multilateral convention composed of the multilateral instrument (“MLI”) and explanatory statements (“ES”). The implementation of the MLI could result in significant changes to the bilateral tax treaties concluded by Luxembourg and may affect amongst other the tax treaty access of tax transparent entities. Unfortunately the MLI does not address the tax treaty access of collective investment funds and uncertainty remains in this respect.