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Russia

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

LP Law Firm

Counting Citibank, Credit Suisse and Bank of Moscow among its recent clients, LP Law Firm’s team is experienced in advising on restructuring, refinancing and the Russian law aspects and operational activities. Andrey Novakovskiy is the main contact, while Vadim Konyushkevich has experience assisting Asian lenders with project financing transactions. Other key clients include China Development Bank and Mizuho Bank. Oleg Bychkov left for EMPP Law Firm in April 2018.

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

LP Law Firm

LP Law Firm's team is experienced in advising on restructuring, refinancing and the Russian law aspects and operational activities of banking and credit institutions. Andrey Novakovskiy is the main contact; Vadim Konyushkevich has notable experience assisting Asian lenders with project financing transactions. Clients include China Development Bank, Mizuho Bank, Citibank, Credit Suisse and Bank of Moscow.

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Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 3

LP Law Firm

LP Law Firm supports issuers, investment banks and investors on public and private offerings and bond issuances on the Russian equity market, in addition to advising foreign issuers on securities placements. Managing partner Andrey Novakovskiy advised Obuv Rosii its IPO, which marked the first time a non-public and non-listed company becomes listed under procedures governed by domestic legislation. He also assisted Concessionary Transport Company with the placement of secured bonds. Oleg Bychkov is now with EMPP Law Firm.

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Commercial, corporate and M&a: Moscow
Commercial, corporate and M&a: Moscow - ranked: tier 4

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Andrey Novakovskiy heads the practice at LP Law Firm, which has been involved in acquisitions and joint ventures and is a firm favourite among Chinese investors looking to enter the Russian market. The firm retains strong capabilities in domestic and cross-border transactions in the TMT sector; examples include advising Mobile TeleSystems on the acquisition of a controlling stake in a major Russian event ticketing platform, and Chinese-based Wangsu Science & Technology on its acquisition of a stake in a cloud storage services provider. The practice is advising Vnukovo International Airport on an ongoing privatisation process by Renaissance Capital. Ruslan Nagaybekov and Vadim Konyushkevich are the other key figures.

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Dispute resolution: Litigation
Dispute resolution: Litigation - ranked: tier 4

LP Law Firm

LP Law Firm's team has expertise in a diverse range of areas, including commercial litigation, banking and insurance, among others. Practice head Dmitriy Chepurenko successfully represented Rosbank in an appeal against Transneft, in a unique dispute challenging derivative transactions. Insolvency expert Vladislav Ganzhala also has extensive courtroom experience representing major banking, insurance and aviation clients in commercial litigation. Alexey Kostovarov is recommended for competition litigation.

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PPP and infrastructure projects
PPP and infrastructure projects - ranked: tier 2

LP Law Firm

LP Law Firm handles concession-based projects and PPP project financing in the transport, utilities and healthcare sectors. Andrey Novakovskiy advised on a concession agreement to develop a water supply and sanitation system in Saratov. He is also experienced in project financing through the placement of secured bonds.

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Restructuring and insolvency
Restructuring and insolvency - ranked: tier 2

LP Law Firm

LP Law Firm has a strong focus on representing the interests of creditors in bankruptcy proceedings, particularly in challenging debtor’s transactions involving asset dissipation and settlement agreements. In the restructuring space, practice head Dmitriy Chepurenko advised on the establishment of a financial rehabilitation plan for the creditors and debtors of Petrostal metallurgical plant. He is also involved in several highly publicised disputes relating to the bankruptcies of the Moscow Bread plant and Nastyusha Grain Company. Vladislav Ganzhala is another key name to note; associate Alexander Dondokov supports Chepurenko and Ganzhala on insolvency mandates.

Leading individuals

Dmitriy Chepurenko - LP Law Firm

Next Generation Partners

Alexander Dondokov - LP Law Firm

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TMT
TMT - ranked: tier 3

LP Law Firm

With its recently established digital law practice, LP Law Firm assists TMT clients with corporate, M&A and financial issues. Andrey Novakovskiy, Ruslan Nagaybekov and Vadim Konyushkevich jointly head the department, where key clients include Mobile TeleSystems PJSC and Wangsu Science & Technology. The group provides day-to-day legal advice to global CDN service provider CDNvideo. It also advised Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology, a leading producer of video surveillance products, on matters concerning corporate restructuring in Russia.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 3

LP Law Firm

Clients praise LP Law Firm for its 'high level of tax expertise combined with straightforward, practical and well-substantiated assessments'. The practice's expertise spans a diverse range of areas including tax amnesty, corporate tax, domestic and international restructuring, transfer pricing, private taxation and dispute resolution. Key practitioner Lidia Charikova has 'an extraordinary level of tax expertise' and is 'an excellent communicator'; her recent workload includes advising RT-Invest Finance on preparing a tax effective method of financing the construction of a waste incineration plant, and assisting Amond & Smith with a Russian tax amnesty and liquidation tax incentive.

Next Generation Partners

Lidia Charikova - LP Law Firm

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Transport
Transport - ranked: tier 3

LP Law Firm

Andrey Novakovskiy heads the department at LP Law Firm, which advised Vnukovo International Airport on the privatisation by Renaissance Capital. The team also assists the China Development Bank with a high-value aircraft financing project.

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