Firm Profile > LP Law Firm > Moscow, Russia

LP Law Firm
Bolshaya Tatarskaya, 9,
115184, Moscow
Russia

Capital markets Tier 3

LP Law Firm is primarily active domestically, advising a mix of large state-owned and private companies and financial institutions on initial public offerings and bond issuances. The team is noted for its recent high-profile work; a team led by practice head Andrey Novakovskiy acted for Gazprombank as organiser and underwriter on the issuance of sovereign bonds by the Republic of Belarus. Senior associate Aleksandr Kuznetsov is also a key team member.

Practice head(s):

Andrey Novakovskiy

Other key lawyers:

Aleksandr Kuznetsov

Key clients

State Company “Russian Highways”

Gazprombank

VTB Capital

PPP and infrastructure projects Tier 3

Under the leadership of Andrey Novakovskiy, the team at LP Law Firm negotiates and structures complex PPP transactions, assisting with all necessary legal due diligence and drafting of loan and collateral documentation. The firm likewise has extensive experience advising on infrastructure projects with a nexus to public transport, utilities, healthcare, leisure and waste recycling. Counsel Mikhail Kornev is also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Andrey Novakovskiy

Other key lawyers:

Mikhail Kornev

Testimonials

‘Professionalism and non-standard approach to complex tasks.’

Key clients

OJSC “Vnukovo International Airport”

LLC “Regional Medical Service Company”

Federal State Budgetary Institution “Federal Scientific and Clinical Center for Specialized Types of Medical Care and Medical Technologies of the Federal Biomedical Agency of Russia” (FSBI FNCC FMBA of Russia)

JSC “Sinara – Transport Machines”

Management Company “Leader”

LLC “DNS – Development’’

Sberbank

Restructuring and insolvency Tier 3

LP Law Firm excels in insolvency proceedings, where it acts for creditors, debtors and bankruptcy offers. The team has been increasingly focusing on disputes aiming at the recovery of debt from companies’ managers. Dmitriy Chepurenko heads up the practice, which garners praise from clients for its ‘professionalism’ and ‘extraordinary thinking’. Senior associate Alexander Dondokov acts for clients of the calibre of Sberbank and Rusnano. Alexandra Fasakhova and Vladislav Ganzhala departed in the spring of 2020.

Practice head(s):

Dmitry Chepurenko

Other key lawyers:

Alexey Kostovarov; Kirill Korshunov; Alexander Dondokov

Key clients

Kirovsky Zavod

AS Reverta

Rusnano

Perm-Energetika

Transport Tier 3

For the team at LP Law Firm, projects and infrastructure work in the transport space is the key focus. Corporate specialists Ruslan Nagaybekov and Andrey Novakovskiy advise on project finance issues, including foreign and national investments. Valeriya Kachura's broad practice encompasses the structuring of companies and holdings, implementation of investment contracts, and resolution of corporate conflicts. The firm also handles regulatory matters and lease financing deals.

Practice head(s):

Ruslan Nagaybekov; Andrey Novakovskiy; Valeriya Kachura

Key clients

JSC “Sinara – Transport Machines”

Management Company “Leader”

Northern Capital Gateway, LLC

Lipetsk commercial and industrial association

Concern Tractor Plants

Banking and finance: Lender or arranger side Tier 4

LP Law Firm has significant project finance and regulatory expertise, areas where practice head Andrey Novakovskiy and senior associate Aleksandr Kuznetsov have experience. Novakovskiy took over sole leadership of the practice, following the departure of former practice co-head Alexandra Fasakhova to an in-house position.

Practice head(s):

Andrey Novakovskiy

Other key lawyers:

Aleksandr Kuznetsov

Key clients

State Company “Russian Highways”

Gazprombank

VTB Capital

Commercial, corporate and M&a: Moscow Tier 4

LP Law Firm’s practice encompasses complex due diligence assignments, joint venture establishments in Russia, and general corporate law matters. The team focuses on work in the TMT, fast-moving consumer goods, construction and financial services sectors. The department is jointly led by Ruslan Nagaybekov, Andrey Novakovskiy and Valeriya Kachura.

Practice head(s):

Ruslan Nagaybekov; Andrey Novakovskiy; Valeriya Kachura

Key clients

JSC Ruselectronics

Mobile TeleSystems

LLC “NPO Techanalitika”

PJSC “Nitel”

Bella Raevskaya

LLC “Combinat-K”

Otkritie FC Bank

Concern Tractor Plants

JSC  “Mosvodokanal”

Dispute resolution: Litigation Tier 4

LP Law Firm is recommended for its contentious insolvency work. The team is routinely involved in corporate and shareholder litigation, financial disputes and competition litigation. Managing partner Dmitriy Chepurenko heads the department, where senior associate Alexander Dondokov is also a name to note.

Practice head(s):

Dmitry Chepurenko

Other key lawyers:

Alexander Dondokov

Key clients

Starr Russia Investments III B.V.

Bank Trust

Kirovsky Zavod PJSC

Moscow Radiotechnical Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences

Dorinda

Uralneftegazprom

Qube Medical Products Sdn Bhd

Danton Ptitseprom

Abrau Durso Territory

TMT Tier 4

Telecoms operators, internet providers and broadcasting companies tend to instruct the team at LP Law Firm, which focuses on regulation, antitrust issues and complex transactions. The key contacts are commercial expert Ruslan Nagaybekov; founding partner Andrey Novakovskiy, who has extensive experience of privatisation and corporate consolidation; and Valeriya Kachura, who often advises on the structuring of companies and holdings.

Practice head(s):

Ruslan Nagaybekov; Andrey Novakovskiy; Valeriya Kachura

Key clients

JSC Ruselectronics (Rostec Group)

Mobile TeleSystems

LLC “NPO Techanalitika”

PJSC “Nitel”

Bella Raevskaya

The firm: Liniya Prava (LP) is a leading Russian law firm with a 20-year track-record of supporting major deals on the domestic market and providing a full range of services in various areas of law and industries.

The firm is noted for an ability to analyze the client’s case from different legal perspectives through the collaborative work of lawyers from different  practice areas of LP. This comprehensive approach provides the client with the possibility to assess all major legal risks related to the contemplated project or transaction.

Among LP’s key clients are: MTS, Rosseti, Evraz, Rostec, AFK Sistema, Sberbank, Raiffaisenbank, Vnesheconombank, VTB Group, China Development Bank, Deutsche Bank, EBRD, Gazprom, the Federal Agency for State Property Management, Integra Group, Latvijas Krajbanka, Leader Management company, LUKOIL, Russian Venture Company, Russian Direct Investment Fund, ROSATOM, RUSNANO, RUSAL, Rosneft, Transneft, Rusenergo, Severstal, SUEK, TOM TAILOR, Vnukovo Airport, Pulkovo etc.

Areas of practice
Capital markets: LP law firm is a primary advisor in national and cross-border transactions involving equity and debt capital. So far, the firm has supported more than 350 large scale share and bond issues (including IPOs/SPOs, bonds, RDRs, MPCs, MTOs, securitization). LP law firm also acts as a trustee in bond issues that facilitate the co-operation process among bond holders and various issuers. In the last five years, the value of funds raised through securities offerings advised by LP exceeded $27bn.

Corporate: the corporate team of LP law firm is recognised on the Russian legal market for an ability to grasp the full range of corporate and commercial law issues, providing a top-notch quality product to a client.

The firm advises its clients on complex transactions and restructuring projects, as well as providing ongoing legal support throughout a company’s life cycle.

M&A: LP law firm is one of the top Russian law firms for M&A work. The firm advises major local, foreign and international retail, steel, mining, energy, telecom and investment industries including, inter alia, Fortune 500 Global companies and clients listed on the LSE, NYSE, HKEX, SSE, SZSE and IPX.

Project finance and PPP: LP law firm has a solid track record in advising major corporations and institutional investors on various PPP and project finance transactions. LP law firm assists with the commercial and financial closing of infrastructure projects in various sectors.

Foreign investment: LP law firm provides full legal support to complex inbound and outbound foreign investment projects, involving parties from Russia, China, APR countries, Europe, Middle East, US, etc. The team’s expertise includes advising leading corporations and private investors on various issues: from establishing legal presence to multi-jurisdictional M&A and JV projects.

Dispute resolution and insolvency: LP law firm has a proven track record of successful representation of clients’ interests in courts of general jurisdiction and commercial courts in disputes involving securities, bankruptcy, corporate issues, antitrust regulation, subsurface resources, IP and real estate. Over 90% of disputes have been settled in favour of its clients.

Antitrust law and procurement: LP law firm provides a full range of services related to supporting clients in the course of inspections carried out by the anti-monopoly authority and representation of clients in disputes against the anti-monopoly authority.

Tax law: LP law firm provides a wide range of consulting services on Russian and international tax matters. In addition to ongoing tax advice, the firm advises on domestic and cross-border transactions with equity and debt capital, and on international tax structuring; provides support during tax audit; and conducts tax due diligence.

Banking and finance: LP law firm advises on a wide range of financial transactions including syndicated lending, bank licensing, establishment of management companies, venture capital funds, PE funds, unit investment funds, broker, depository and exchange operations.

Debt restructuring: with the economic crisis and further sanctions imposed on various Russian entities, LP law firm is among the preferred Russian advisors offering solutions to restructure debts. The firm advises on major restructurings of public and private borrowings.

Department Name Email Telephone
Head of DR and Insolvency, WCC and Business Defense Dmitriy Chepurenko
Head of Banking and Finance, Capital Markets Andrey Novakovskiy
Corporate, Private Equity, TMT and Digital law Andrey Novakovskiy
Head of Project finance and PPP Andrey Novakovskiy
Venture capital and IP Andrey Novakovskiy
Head of Antitrust law and Procurement Alexey Kostovarov
Head of Corporate/M&A, Private Clients practices Valeriya Kachura
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Dmitriy Chepurenko  photo Mr Dmitriy Chepurenko Managing Partner, Attorney, Head of Dispute Resolution and Insolvency Practice, Head of…
Ms Valeriya Kachura  photo Ms Valeriya Kachura Deputy Managing Partner, Attorney, Head of Corporate/M&A and Private Clients Practices
Mr Mikhail Kornev photo Mr Mikhail Kornev Counsel, Head of PPP & Infrastructure practice
Mr Alexey Kostovarov  photo Mr Alexey Kostovarov Partner, Head of Antitrust Law and Procurements Practice, Attorney
Mr Aleksandr Kuznetsov photo Mr Aleksandr Kuznetsov Senior Associate, Head of Capital Markets Practice
Mr Andrey Novakovskiy  photo Mr Andrey Novakovskiy Partner, Chairman of the Board of Partners, Head of Banking & Finance…
Number of lawyers : 30
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Contacts : Dmitriy Chepurenko (managing partner)
Contacts : Andrey Novakovskiy (senior partner)
Contacts : Valeriya Kachura (deputy managing partner)
Contacts : Alexey Kostovarov (partner)

Dmitriy Chepurenko is the new Managing Partner at Liniya Prava

Liniya Prava is delighted to announce the appointment of the new managing partner of the Firm, Head of the Dispute Resolution and Insolvency and the White-collar Crime and Business Defense Practices, Dmitriy Chepurenko.

Valeriya Kachura is a new partner at LP Law Firm.

LP Law Firm is pleased to announce the promotion of counsel Valeriya Kachura to a partner of the Bureau as of March 2, 2020.

Alexey Kostovarov is a new partner at LP Law Firm.

LP Law Firm is pleased to announce the promotion of counsel Alexey Kostovarov to a partner of the Bureau as of January 1, 2020.