Firm Profile > Noerr > Moscow, Russia
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Noerr > The Legal 500 Rankings
Intellectual property Tier 2
An enviable roster of international clients, including Shell, Volvo and Ravensburger, instruct the team at Noerr to advise them on a wide range of non-contentious intellectual property issues, from trade mark protection to complex technology licensing and franchising agreements. The group is also known for its outstanding track record in IP disputes, an area in which 'well-known litigator' and joint team lead Viktor Gerbutov has extensive expertise. Gerbutov's co-head Vyacheslav Khayryuzov has a broad practice, which includes advising on diverse IT and media issues. Trade mark attorney Polina Galtsova is another key team member.
Viktor Gerbutov; Vyacheslav Khayryuzov
Other key lawyers:
‘I would describe Polina Galtsova as very passionate, competent and efficient.’
‘Very responsive and fast.’
‘Viktor Gerbutov is very reliable, competent, available on short notice and has great knowledge and experience in the field of IP both in Russia and internationally.’
‘The practice has a high level of client service and provides its clients with efficient solutions.’
‘Viktor Gerbutov is a well-known litigator in the IT field who offers the best solutions for his clients and develops efficient strategies for IP disputes.’
Procter & Gamble
Employment Tier 3
With of counsel Olga Mokhonko at the helm, Noerr's employment and pensions team provides comprehensive advice on all matters of Russian labour and immigration law to a notable base of major international and domestic companies. The team is equally proficient in assisting with non-contentious matters including compliance, recruiting, incentives and dismissals, redundancy programmes, and restructuring, and representing clients in litigious matters. Senior associate Anna Fufurina is also noted.
Other key lawyers:
Rolls-Royce Power Systems
Tax Tier 3
Noerr is adept at handling non-contentious tax matters, including international taxation, customs issues and transfer pricing. The team focuses on the life sciences, retail and luxury products, and automotive sectors. Department head Maxim Vladimirov is ‘a great professional, backed by a wonderful team’. Other key figures include associates Sergey Sergeev and Dana Tashlykova, who has niche expertise in transfer pricing.
Other key lawyers:
Sergey Sergeev; Dana Tashlykova
‘The advantages of Noerr are: the availability of qualified specialists in various areas (tax, customs, labour law), its client-oriented approach, and its knowledge of the specifics of the client’s business.’
‘I would like to note that Maxim Vladimirov is a great professional, backed by a wonderful team.’
‘A very competent team which understands what the client needs. Always provides expert opinions on changes in legislation.’
‘Tact, professionalism and many years of experience.’
‘Maxim Vladimirov has the ability to apply theoretical knowledge in practice.’
Fresenius Medical Care
Home Shopping Europe
MCM Klosterfrau Vertriebsgesellschaft mbH
Marel Holding B.V.
LLC “East-West Logistics”
Jungheinrich Lift Trucks
TMT Tier 3
The recently formed digital business and data privacy practice groups at Noerr provide specialised advice on a range of IT-related issues, including outsourcing and compliance. Much of the firm's current work relates to the amendments introduced to the data localisation and mass media laws. Vyacheslav Khayryuzov, who heads both teams, has particular expertise in data privacy and software matters, as well as in commercial and media law issues.
‘I have always found Noerr to be at the cutting edge in terms of providing clear, practical and accurate advice, in a timely manner.’
‘Pragmatic, accurate and highly commercial advice.’
Arnoldo Mondadori Editore S.p.A.
Trend Micro Inc.
Urban Science OOO
Morrison Foerster LLP
White-collar crime Tier 3
Handling the full gamut of white-collar criminal law issues which foreign investors may experience during their day-to-day business dealings and transactions in Russia and the CIS forms the bulk of the workload at Noerr; the team's core client base consists of largely European, Japanese and US companies. Practice head Hannes Lubitzsch is known for his experience in carrying out corporate investigations.
Traditionally, Noerr has focused on advising European and US clients, but is also increasingly acting for Russian corporate borrowers and banks. The team's recent work demonstrates its ability to handle acquisition and project finance transactions as well as regulatory issues. Vladislav Skvortsov and Stefan Weber lead the department.
Vladislav Skvortsov; Stefan Weber
‘Vladislav Skvortsov is highly recommended.‘
State Transport Leasing Company
Noerr is adept at handling cross-border transactions governed by German, English or Russian law, which is reflective of its client base which consists of European and US financial institutions. The group’s primary strength lies in project and infrastructure finance, export and pre-export finance, real estate transactions and syndicated lending, among others. The department is headed by Vladislav Skvortsov and Stefan Weber.
Vladislav Skvortsov; Stefan Weber
‘The team is distinguished by its particular flexibility and understanding of business processes. Stefan Weber is a top specialist who has the ability to properly manage the work process inside the firm.’
‘Very quick answers and prompt responses, going into the depth of the issue. A partner-led approach.’
Industrial & Commercial Bank of China
State Transport Leasing Company
UniCredit Bank Austria
Recommended for its ‘excellent knowledge of both Russian and German law’, Noerr is regularly instructed on corporate restructurings and in-bound investment transactions. In addition, the team is well-versed in assisting international blue-chip companies with the sale of domestic subsidiaries. Vyacheslav Yugai leads the practice with Björn Paulsen, who splits his time between Moscow and Hamburg.
Björn Paulsen; Vyacheslav Yugai
‘The team has a remarkable understanding of the local market and is extremely skilled in translating this knowledge into effective and useful advice.‘
‘The team has an excellent knowledge of both Russian and German law. They have good understanding of the project and clients’ needs. They are always in hands-on mode. Just perfect.‘
‘Björn Paulsen possesses an intuitive business acumen and is able to translate even the most complex legal issues into practical business solutions.‘
‘I worked mostly with Vyacheslav Yugai. I found his approach very pragmatic and commercially-minded. He managed to co-ordinate a cross-border deal that involved a number of complex factors and personalities.‘
Bauer Media Group
Competition Tier 4
Merger control and strategic investment filings are the key strength of the team at Noerr, which is under the leadership of corporate specialist Stefan Weber. Other areas of expertise for the group include supply and distribution issues, compliance matters and unfair competition claims. Senior associates Artem Kara and Tatiana Dovgan are also noted.
Noerr has a strong record handling IP disputes for German-speaking and other international clients. It places a particular emphasis on trade mark infringement, unfair competition and parallel import matters. Practice head Viktor Gerbutov is recommended for being ‘an excellent Russian law expert in English court proceedings’; this is also reflected in the team’s recent work for the defendants in Trust Bank v Yurov and Others, a case pending before the High Court in the UK.
‘Viktor Gerbutov is a leading Russian law disputes practitioner who provides first-class legal advice and analysis on the most complex issues. Viktor is an excellent Russian law expert in English court proceedings in particular.’
Simmons & Simmons LLP
Restructuring and insolvency Tier 5
Led by dispute resolution practice head Viktor Gerbutov, Noerr’s cross-practice group prides itself on its multi-jurisdictional work, particularly its Russian expert law advice provided to UK-based clients in the context of insolvency proceedings. The group also specifically focuses on debt recovery mandates.
New Media Law
Efremov Synthetic Rubber Enterprise
Scientific Drilling International
Simmons & Simmons
Noerr > Firm Profile
The firm: Noerr stands for excellence and entrepreneurial thinking. With well-versed teams of strong characters, Noerr devises and implements solutions for the most complex and sophisticated legal matters. United by a set of shared values, the firm’s 500+ professionals are driven by one goal: the client’s success. Listed groups and multinational companies, large and medium-sized family businesses as well as financial institutions and international investors all rely on the firm.
Entrepreneurial thinking: Noerr’s advisors make their clients’ challenges their own and are always thinking one step ahead. In doing so, they assume responsibility and are at liberty to make their own decisions. The firm is committed to always going the extra mile for its clients and to resolving complex matters with the perfect mix of experience, excellence and sound judgement.
Innovative solutions: in complex and dynamic markets new approaches are regularly required – and delivered by experts who bring both the know-how and the necessary passion. This is precisely what Noerr excels at: implementing integrated and innovative solutions in the most efficient way.
Global reach: as one of the top European law firms, Noerr is also well established internationally. With offices in 11 countries and a global network of top-ranked ‘best friends’ law firms, Noerr is able to offer its clients truly cross-border advice. In addition, Noerr is the exclusive member firm in Germany for Lex Mundi, the world’s leading network of independent law firms with in-depth experience in 100+ countries worldwide.
Capacity in Central and Eastern Europe: Noerr has long had its own offices in all major Central and Eastern European capitals. The firm regularly advises on greenfield investments, joint ventures, acquisitions and divestments in Central and Eastern Europe by investors from all over the world. With around 100 professionals, Noerr is one of the leading law firms in the region.
Firm in Russia: since the Moscow office opened in 1994, Noerr has established a strong reputation for highly complex corporate and commercial work in Russia. A strong team of 30+ Russian and international experts provides a multitude of corporate clients with premium full-service advice on all legal and tax matters of their Russian businesses.
|Antitrust and competition||Stefan Weber|
|Banking and finance||Vladislav Skvortsov|
|Banking and finance||Stefan Weber|
|Corporate/mergers and acquisitions||Björn Paulsen|
|Corporate/mergers and acquisitions||Hannes Lubitzsch|
|Employment and pensions||Olga Mokhonko|
|Intellectual property||Vyacheslav Khayryuzov|
|Intellectual property||Viktor Gerbutov|
|Litigation, arbitration and ADR||Viktor Gerbutov|
|Regulatory and governmental affairs||Björn Paulsen|
|Tax and private clients||Maxim Vladimirov|
|Digital business and data privacy||Vyacheslav Khayryuzov|
|Compliance and investigations||Hannes Lubitzsch|
|Corporate/mergers and acquisitions||Vyacheslav Yugai|
|Corporate/mergers and acquisitions||Olga Mokhonko|
|Ms Polina Galtsova||Trademark Attorney||View Profile|
|Mr Vyacheslav Khayryuzov||Counsel, Head of IT, Outsourcing & Data Privacy of Noerr Moscow. Mr…||View Profile|
|Mrs Olga Mokhonko||Counsel Olga Mokhonko is head of the Employment & Pensions practice group…||View Profile|
|Ms Maria Pozhnikova||Senior Associate in the Corporate/M&A, Commerce & Trade practice groups of Noerr…||View Profile|
|Dr Vladislav Skvortsov||Vladislav advises banks and corporate borrowers on finance transactions and projects, including…||View Profile|
|Mr Vyacheslav Yugai||Head of Corporate and M&A||View Profile|
Staff FiguresNumber of lawyers : 520 at this office : 30
LanguagesEnglish German Swedish Russian
MembershipsAssociation of European Lawyers ICC Russia Association of European Businesses American Chamber of Commerce in Russia Russian-German Chamber of Commerce Finnish-Russian Chamber of Commerce ITechLaw
OtherContacts : Björn Paulsen (office managing partner) Contacts : Stefan Wolfgang Weber (office managing partner) Other offices : Alicante Other offices : Berlin Other offices : Bratislava Other offices : Brussels Other offices : Bucharest Other offices : Budapest Other offices : Dresden Other offices : Düsseldorf Other offices : Frankfurt Other offices : Hamburg Other offices : London Other offices : Munich Other offices : New York Other offices : Prague Other offices : Warsaw
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Published: March 2020
Authors: Barbara Kusak Petr Hrnčíř
This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to Mergers & Acquisitions laws and regulations that may occur in Czech Republic.
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Russia: Merger Control
Published: October 2021
Authors: Stefan Wolfgang Weber Tatiana Dovgan (RU) Artem Kara (RU)
This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to Merger Control laws and regulations that may occur in Russia.