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VEGAS LEX > The Legal 500 Rankings
According to one client, VEGAS LEX has ‘the leading practice in the Russian PPP sector’; the team is known for its strong focus on large-scale PPP projects in the energy, transportation, ports and healthcare-related areas. The ‘highly reputable’ practice is led by ‘industry expert’ Denis Shtirbu and is well known for advising federal and regional governmental agencies and state-owned companies including Russian Railways and the Ministry of Transport of the Novosibirsk region. Irina Dolgikh ‘demonstrates exceptional knowledge, professionalism and attention to detail’.
At VEGAS LEX, managing partner Alexander Sitnikov’s extensive experience in the corporate space covers conflicts relating to investment projects, the protection and recovery of business assets, corporate governance and restructuring. Department head Victor Petrov has a strong track record in commercial, corporate, insurance and bankruptcy disputes. Evgeniy Rodin is recommended for energy disputes. The practice represents a mix of clients from the aerospace, energy, life sciences and retail sectors.
Competition Tier 3
VEGAS LEX focuses on anti-monopoly cases, compliance projects and regulatory advice. Alexander Sitnikov heads the practice, which handles work for key clients such as pipe producer TMK and Roche Diabetes Care Rus.
Real estate and construction Tier 3
Headed by the ‘diligent and responsible’ Igor Chumachenko, the real estate department at VEGAS LEX provides ‘high-quality and cost-effective legal services’ and is recommended for its ‘deep familiarity with the Russian regulatory framework and the local implementation of EPC projects’. The team supported the Development Corporation of Kamchatka with the implementation of the modernisation project concerning the Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky (Yelizovo) airport.
Tax Tier 3
VEGAS LEX has expertise across a broad range of tax matters including domestic and foreign tax structuring, tax support for major infrastructure projects and M&A transactions and customs. Yuriy Ivanov specialises in contentious tax and tax planning; he recently advised Russian Post on taxation and customs clearance matters pertaining to international mail and cargo operations. Denis Kozhevnikov assists Ivanov with contentious tax matters.
Transport Tier 3
At VEGAS LEX, Denis Shtirbu heads the transport practice, which assists clients with major railroad infrastructure projects. The team advised the Ministry of Transport of the Novosibirsk Region during negotiations with government agencies regarding a high-value railway concession initiative. Dorogi Rossii is another notable client, among others.
VEGAS LEX has a strong focus on M&A and joint venture deals in the PPP and infrastructure space, and recently advised Fortum on a joint venture with a major Russian investment fund to build wind farms. Other clients include Russia Post and Sberbank Capital. Alexander Garmaev and Alexandra Vasukhnova are the main practitioners.
TMT Tier 4
The TMT practice at VEGAS LEX is headed by Alexandra Vasukhnova and advises on regulatory, contractual and e-commerce matters. Natalia Abtseshko is also noted. Clients include animation studio Sky and creative digital marketing agency Jami, among others.
VEGAS LEX > Firm Profile
The legal foundation for your business
The VEGAS LEX Law Firm was founded in 1995. By today, it has pulled together more than 100 lawyers whose expertise is proved by individual and corporate ratings of leading international and Russian publications.
The head office of the firm is located in Moscow; its regional offices operate in Volgograd and Krasnodar. The firm works together with a number of Russian regional partners as well as partners in CIS and other countries.
Both among business people and in the professional legal community, VEGAS LEX is reputed as the company that can handle the most challenging legal tasks and a participant of large-scale and difficult projects. The firm’s attention
is focused on problems related to the legal sector and different areas of the Russian economy. The quality of services and the competency level of the firm experts are highly valued not only by its Clients and partners, but also by legal firms.
VEGAS LEX participates in development of draft laws, statutes and regulations, analytical materials, being an active contributor to building and improving of the Russian legal system. The partners of the firm communicate the position of the business community and represent business interests at different levels of the government and in major programs.
As a leading Russian law firm, VEGAS LEX cooperates with government authorities, large professional associations and public organizations.
Working together with representatives of executive and legislative authorities in expert and task groups, VEGAS LEX formulates principal provisions and reviews draft laws, representing the standpoint of the business community regarding critical issues in different sectors of economy. VEGAS LEX also provides legal support to industry-related, business and public associations.
Pursuing its mission, VEGAS LEX relies on its knowledge and experience in cooperation with educational institutions, contributing to building talent pools of attorneys and improving legal culture of the country.
Over many years, we have forged cooperation and partnership relations with high-caliber regional and international law firms. We are proud to have partners in different regions of Russia, in neighboring and far-away countries.
|Managing Partner||Alexander Sitnikovfirstname.lastname@example.org||+7 (495) 933-08-00|
|Partner, Advocate, Chairman of the Board of Partners||Albert Eganyanemail@example.com|
|Partner, Advocate, Head of Real Estate, Land & Construction practice||Igor Chumachenkofirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Partner, Advocate, Head of Technology and Investment group||Alexandra Vasyukhnovaemail@example.com|
|Partner, Head of Energy practice||Evgeniy Rodinfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Partner, Advocate, Head of Volga division, Head of Restructuring & Insolvency practice||Alexander Vyazovikemail@example.com||+7 (8442) 266-312|
|Partner, Advocate, Head of Southern directorate, Head of special projects||Maxim Grigoryevfirstname.lastname@example.org||+7 (861) 201-98-42|
|Natalia Abtseshko||View Profile|
|Mr Igor Chumachenko||View Profile|
|Mr Albert Eganyan||View Profile|
|Alexander Garmaev||View Profile|
|Mr Maxim Grigoryev||View Profile|
|Yuriy Ivanov||View Profile|
|Victor Petrov||View Profile|
|Mr Evgeny Rodin||View Profile|
|Mr Ilya Shengeliya||View Profile|
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|Mr Yuriy Tatarinov||View Profile|
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LanguagesAll main business languages
MembershipsIBA (International Bar Association) Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP) AEB (Association of European Businesses)
CLIENT: Anna Tretyakova
COMPANY/FIRM: Adidas ltd.
TESTIMONIAL: Thanks to the well-coordinated and professional work, the project was completed with the Best result.
CLIENT: Milena Arslanova
COMPANY/FIRM: The Ministry of Economic Development RF
TESTIMONIAL: We appreciate your contribution to the common input and look forward to further partnership.
CLIENT: Sergey Ivaniv
COMPANY/FIRM: Gazprom Mezhregiongaz, OOO
TESTIMONIAL: Lawyers of VEGAS LEX are professionals who find imaginative ways to solve complex problems.
CLIENT: Valeria Pavlyukova
COMPANY/FIRM: Tinkoff Bank
TESTIMONIAL: We look forward to further cooperation and are ready to recommend VEGAS LEX as a reliable partner.
CLIENT: Vadim Kukava
COMPANY/FIRM: The Association of Pharmaceutical Companies “Innovative Pharma”
TESTIMONIAL: We can entrust the most complicated issues arising in the course of our activity to VEGAS LEX.
CLIENT: Pavel Gromov
COMPANY/FIRM: Auchan LLC
TESTIMONIAL: We express our appreciation for VEGAS LEX’s cooperation in application of antimonopoly law.
CLIENT: Dmitry Glavchev
COMPANY/FIRM: Equinor (Statoil ASA)
TESTIMONIAL: We have found VEGAS LEX’ advice helpful, business-minded and practical.
CLIENT: Alexander Shokhin
COMPANY/FIRM: The Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs
TESTIMONIAL: I wish you prosperous business development and look forward to further mutually beneficial cooperation
CLIENT: Vadim Rogozhin
COMPANY/FIRM: KHK Krasnodonskoye JSC
TESTIMONIAL: I would like to express my appreciation for the quality, diligence and professionalism of VEGAS LEX.
CLIENT: Konstantin Konkov
COMPANY/FIRM: AtomEnergoSbyt, JSC
TESTIMONIAL: We deeply appreciate legal assistance of VEGAS LEX in the field of intellectual property.
VEGAS LEX has improved its ranking in traditionally strong categories of The Legal 500 EMEA 2019. In particular, the firm ranks first in PPP and infrastructure projects category.
On 27 June 2018, the results of Best Lawyers 2019 rating* have been announced: VEGAS LEX experts strengthened its positions in main fields of law.
VEGAS LEX law firm is sponsor of seminar-conference on matters of regulation of procurement activiti
8 июня 2018 года юридическая фирма VEGAS LEX совместно с Национальным нефтегазовым форумом и участием ФАС России провела юридический практический семинар на тему «Новые законодательные инициативы и арбитражная практика в регулировании закупочной деятельности».
1 июня 2018 года в офисе юридической фирмы VEGAS LEX с участием представителей ФАС России прошел семинар «Антимонопольное регулирование в сфере ИТ: зарубежный опыт и российская практика».
VEGAS LEX совместно с Pravo.ru провела серию вебинаров по актуальным вопросам ТМТ, антимонопольного и налогового законодательства.
The Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP) and the VEGAS LEX law firm, involving FAS Russia and the Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation (Minenergo of Russia), held a round-table meeting that was devoted to specifics and prospects for development of law enforcement practices in tariff regulation taking into account the legislation in force.
VEGAS LEX conventionally participated in the MIPIM-2018, the largest international property forum in
On 14 March 2017, Igor Chumachenko, Partner of VEGAS LEX, spoke at the Tenth Session of Cannes Investors Club, the annual meeting of the property market leaders within the framework of the MIPIM International Investment Exhibition, and talked about the key legislative changes in the area of construction and investment activities for 2017-2018.
On 21 February 2018, VEGAS LEX’s experts with the support of RSPP Committee for Property and Judicial System held a conference in Moscow, following a series of events dedicated to main trends in disputes involving recovery of business losses and recommendations for getting the best result (for a plaintiff or a defendant).
On 20 February 2018, VEGAS LEX held a conference dedicated to legal aspects of lease relations, certain tax matters, disputes under lease agreements and analysis of the commercial and office property markets.
From February 5, 2018 to February 9, 2018, VEGAS LEX customarily supported the events of the Eleventh Russian Business Week of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RUIE).
On 24 January 2018, at the conference held by VEGAS LEX, experts discussed the key trends of tax control and international taxation and the changes relating to unjustified tax benefit, investigations and proof of the facts of deliberate non-payment of taxes and levies.
VEGAS LEX held in Moscow a workshop on the matters related to the trends and problems of practical application of bankruptcy legislation for employees of Inter RAO Group.
On 14 December 2017, Anastasia Cheredova, associate of VEGAS LEX Commercial group, spoke at the Fifth All-Russian Congress “Pharmaceutical activity in Russia and in EEU: Winter 2017 statutory regulation” organised by the Agency for Social and Economic Development with support of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation, Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation and other ministries and industry-specific agencies.
Agreements and disagreements under a general contractor contract: what should be taken into account?
VEGAS LEX, with participation of the development company GVA Sawyer and with support of the Russian Managers and Developers Guild, in Moscow, held a seminar that is dedicated to selection of a general contractor and structuring of relations with it for the purpose of minimization of risks and losses when implementing development projects.
There were published the results of the annual ranking “Pravo.ru-300” according to which VEGAS LEX became a leader in the areas of Commercial Real Estate / Construction and PPP and gained recognition in other areas of law.
VEGAS LEX discusses the recovery of damages when considering the cases over insurance in the court Victor Petrov, Head of Litigation practice, told about the practice of consideration of disputes arising from insurance agreements and the ways of recovery of damages in these disputes at a round-table meeting on the topic “Insurance disputes and claims settlement: experience, trends and current practice”.
The attorneys of VEGAS LEX Commercial group together with Pravo.ru held a webinar regarding the problems of revealing and proving various types of anticompetitive agreements.
On 29 November 2017, a meeting of the RSPP Committee for promotion of competition, involving the representatives of FAS Russia and VEGAS LEX, was held in order to discuss the antimonopoly service’s initiatives in the area of IT, protection of competition, procurements, administrative and criminal law and tariff regulation.
On 28 November 2017, the VEGAS LEX law firm held a breakfast meeting, at which the mechanisms and prospects of the “non-competition” agreements, which ensure preserving of a status quo upon withdrawal of partners from business and which are focused on the companies’ protection against “leakage” of trade secrets (know-how), disclosure of confidential information and “solicitation” of the company’s key personnel by competitors, were discussed.
VEGAS LEX discusses SICs at the fourteenth joint meeting of the Russian-Japanese and Japanese-Russia
Maxim Grigoryev, VEGAS LEX Partner and Head of special projects, spoke at the fourteenth joint meeting of the Russian-Japanese and Japanese-Russian committees for economic cooperation on the topic of efficient use of special investment contracts (SICs) for the creation and development of production in Russia.
On 30 November 2017, a round-table meeting that is focused on the problems and trends of disputes arising from bank guarantees and banking activities, involving credit institutions, was held at the office of VEGAS LEX.
On 16 November 2017, VEGAS LEX law firm jointly with Pravo.ru hosted a webinar, which was devoted to overview of the requirements, problems and responsibilities for violations in the area of processing of personal data in the Russian Federation.
VEGAS LEX, RUIE and FAS Russia discussed the specifics of new pricing system in the area of heat sup
The Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RUIE) and the VEGAS LEX law firm, involving FAS Russia, held a round-table meeting that is devoted to the specifics and certain aspects of new pricing system and conclusion of contracts in the area of heat supply, and antimonopoly regulation and control in light of change-over to free pricing in heat supply.
On 14 November 2017, VEGAS LEX law firm the author’s seminar entitled "Advertising in pharmaceutical sector. Risk elimination practices" for representatives of pharmaceutical companies and manufacturers of medical products and BADS.
The VEGAS LEX law firm held a conference, with the participation of FAS Russia, devoted to the problems of revealing and proving various types of anticompetitive agreements.
The IFLR1000 2018 Financial and Corporate ranking was published on October 13, 2017. VEGAS LEX has retained its prior positions and continued to increase the number of categories and recommended lawyers in the ranking.
VEGAS LEX discusses contractual relations and disputes between developer and general contractor duri
Igor Chumachenko, VEGAS LEX Partner, Head of Real Estate, Land & Construction practice, took part in the breakfast meeting of АЕСОМ at which he told about contractual relations between developer and general contractor, and procedures to be complied with when electing a contractor on a tender basis, and current judicial practice regarding disputes between the parties to a construction contract.
VEGAS LEX has led a practical seminar, Business Correspondence: a methodology for reducing the risks of violating antimonopoly laws and commercial confidentiality, for legal departments and compliance specialists of companies in various industries.
On October 4, 2017, Head of VEGAS LEX Energy practice Evgeniy Rodin opened a series of lectures at Masters' School MSU Law.
On September 14, 2017, the VEGAS LEX law firm and Pravo.ru organized a webinar on legal regulation and specifics of corporate marketing activities.
VEGAS LEX experts have explained ways to defend companies in competition abuse cases, and how the authorities consider the most common types of violations in this area in a webinar they led jointly with Pravo.ru.
Fifth Partnership “Medicines of Russia”: VEGAS LEX about key trends in public procurement in the pha
On September 28, 2017, Anastasia Cheredova of VEGAS LEX Commercial group spoke at the Fifth Partnership "Medicines of Russia - to Interdisciplinary Dialogue" in Kazan, organized by the FAS Russia, the Ministry of Healthcare of Tatarstan, and the Association of Russian Pharmaceutical Manufacturers.<
On August 29, 2017, VEGAS LEX Manager of Life sciences projects Maria Borzova moderated the session, Additional costs of pharmaceutical producers, held as part of the Vital and Essential Drugs (VED) price regulation business breakfast sponsored by RBC media holding and involving the Russian Ministry of Healthcare.
Within the framework of VEGAS Academy platform, we continue our monthly series of video updates on the key regulatory developments in the Russian pharmaceutical sector (in English language).
On 11 July 2017, VEGAS LEX held in its office the workshop “Dealing with the rule-making initiatives. The skills of drafting opinions and commentaries” dedicated to adjustment of key algorithms of logic analysis and written communication skills for the professionals of companies operating in pharmaceutical sector and related industries
Ilya Shengeliya, VEGAS LEX’s Southern Directorate Project manager, made an overview of the judicial practice concerning non-payments in the housing and utility sector at a round-table meeting of the Publishing House "Кommersant” in Rostov-on-Don.
On 22 June 2017, there was held a roundtable of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RUIE) and VEGAS LEX, involving FAS Russia, dedicated to the matters of legal regulation of the energy resources supply to industrial enterprises.
The law firm VEGAS LEX and Pravo.ru held a breakfast meeting dedicated to the main trends, rules and specifics of, and exceptions to, the practice for recovery of damages.
The main trends of the tax control and the matters of taxation and tax collection were discussed at a round-table meeting of VEGAS LEX with the participation of the Federal Tax Service’s representatives.
VEGAS LEX experts are traditionally included in the top list of the best lawyers of the international rating “Best Lawyers in Russia 2018” and improved their performance.
VEGAS LEX discusses judicial practice of dealing with non-payments in housing and utilities in Krasn
Ilya Shengeliya, project manager at VEGAS LEX Southern directorate, has reviewed court practice in dealing with non-payments in housing and utilities at a roundtable organized by the Kommersant Media Holding in Krasnodar.
Defence strategies in competition abuse cases: what to do when your company is suspected of violatin
VEGAS LEX experts have held a roundtable on defence strategies in competition abuse cases and aspects of interaction with FAS Russia at the stage of antimonopoly proceedings.
VEGAS LEX has been recognized in the Leaders of the Legal Services Market ranking 2016 prepared by Kommersant Media Holding; its lawyers’ expertise has been recognized in several key areas of law.
VEGAS LEX has organized a business breakfast on the prospects for the development, implementation and experience of concluding federal special investment contracts at the St. Petersburg International Legal Forum 2017 (PILF 2017).
Alexander Sitnikov, VEGAS LEX Managing Partner, and Alexandra Vasyukhnova, Partner, Head of Technology and Investment group, have discussed effective interaction between business and government and anti-monopoly regulation of the digital market at the St. Petersburg International Legal Forum 2017.
Maria Borzova, Manager of VEGAS LEX Life sciences projects has commented on the most recent pharmaceutical industry news in the 7 days in 7 minutes weekly program on the Pharmvestnik-TV channel.
VEGAS LEX PPP and infrastructure practice has organized a meeting on using concession in the road industry for employees of the Federal Road Agency (Rosavtodor) and the Roads of Russia federal government agency.
Igor Chumachenko for radio Business FM: courts must observe balance of interests of co-investors and
VEGAS LEX partner Igor Chumachenko has commented on recovery of damages from developers for failure to meet construction deadlines for Radio Business FM.
Manager of Life sciences projects Maria Borzova has led a workshop on main trends in administrative and judicial practices in public procurement of medicines.
VEGAS LEX discusses opportunities and problems of Special Investment Contracts at Northern Dimension
VEGAS LEX Partner Evgeniy Rodin and Commercial group associate Anastasia Cheredova spoke about the use of various investment options in the energy and pharmaceutical sectors at the Northern Dimension Forum in St. Petersburg.
VEGAS LEX has been recognized in seven categories and four of VEGAS LEX experts has been ranked on the Chambers Europe 2017 international ranking of the best law firms and lawyers around the world.
VEGAS LEX is a partner of the Second Annual Online Student Arbitration Competition of the Russian Arbitration AssociationHead of Litigation practice Victor Petrov will judge the competition.
VEGAS LEX has taken part in the annual Job Fair at Volgograd State University.
On March 24, 2017 Volgograd State University hosted the Job Fair, a traditional meeting of the region's leading employers with students, in which the VEGAS LEX law firm* took part.
VEGAS LEX partner Igor Chumachenko has spoken on the Business FM radio, describing possible scenarios for Rosreestr's case against the Shuvalovsky and Dominion residential projects developed on Moscow University grounds.
VEGAS LEX partner Maxim Grigoryev has spoken about the important aspects and peculiarities of cross-border litigation in Russian courts at a workshop organized by the Department of International Trade of Britain’s Consulate General in Krasnodar.
Managing Partner of VEGAS LEX Alexander Sitnikov has spoken at the Russian Business Week about Special Investment Contracts as an additional mechanism for the energy sector to introduce the best available technologies.
In February and March 2017, VEGAS LEX organized a series of meetings with students of major Russian universities in Moscow devoted to career opportunities and practical issues of law for business.
On March 13-17, 2017, VEGAS LEX will act as a partner of the 10th Russian Business Week sponsored by the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP), one of the main annual business events in Russia.
Head of VEGAS LEX PPP and Infrastructure practice Denis Shtirbu moderated the session on transport cooperation and logistics at The Moscow Times conference, Doing Business with China. New Horizons for Business Cooperation: Russia – China.
VEGAS LEX has taken part in the 23rd National Series of Energy Seminars, New Stage in the Development of Electricity Markets in 2017–2019: Effective Operation and Interaction of Market Participants under the New Legislation.
Issues about water use regulation, wastewater discharge discussed at VEGAS LEX / FAS Russia workshop
On November 24, 2016, the VEGAS LEX law firm, with the participation of FAS Russia, organized a workshop on the legal regulation and dispute resolution practice in the field of water management, water supply, sewerage and wastewater discharge.
On November 17, 2016 VEGAS LEX held a workshop on recent changes and judicial practices in the regulation of procurement by legal entities in the Russian fuel and energy sector.
RSPP, VEGAS LEX discuss possibilities to expand localization of manufacturing and Special Investment
On November 15, 2016, RSPP hosted a conference on ways to localize production facilities in the Russian Federation and the new tool to stimulate producers, the Special Investment Contract, organized by RSPP and VEGAS LEX.
VEGAS LEX supports workshop and conference Organization of procurement and supply in the oil and gas
On November 17, 2016, VEGAS LEX will conduct a legal workshop on recent changes and judicial practices in the regulation of procurement by legal entities in the Russian fuel and energy sector during the conference, Organization of procurement and supply in the oil and gas industry: efficiency, innovative methods and analytical tools.
At the present time, in various legal relationships there exists the acute problem of observing a balance of interests concerning the parties involved in these legal relationships, their legal rights, and their mutual economic needs. Judicial practice, when considering disputes between these kinds of parties, takes into consideration not only the formal requirements of legislation, but also the real economic and legal goals and interests of the participants.