Firm Profile > Infralex > Moscow, Russia

Infralex
'CAPITAL CITY TOWER', NORTHERN BLOCK, 5TH FLOOR
8, BLOCK 1, PRESNENSKAYA NABEREZHNAYA
MOSCOW
Russia

Russia > PPP and infrastructure projects Tier 3

The team at Infralex is able to provide 'non-typical solutions for complex tasks', including advising on projects with a nexus to transport infrastructure and assisting with PPP work in the IT, education and natural resources sectors. The practice is headed by Dmitry Ivanov, with support from Maxim Chernigovsky and Alexey Popov. The firm is increasingly involved with international projects, particularly those involving investments in the Eurasian Economic Union and China.

Practice head(s):

Dmitry Ivanov

Other key lawyers:

Maxim Chernigovsky; Alexey Popov

Testimonials

‘Practitioners at Infralex stand out for their business-oriented approach. To compare them with other lawyers, they provide legal opinions and positions which meet our business-goals and not only the legislation.’

‘Alexey Popov provides a strategic view of the matter. Maxim Chernigovsky is a creative investment lawyer who provides non-typical solutions for complex tasks. Dmitry Ivanov is very experienced lawyer in PPP and he organised the team to provide a comprehensive and deep legal solution.’

‘The team is highly qualified, client-orientated and focus on results.’

‘The highly-qualified professionals have extensive knowledge in the PPP sphere.’

Key clients

Russian Railways

RZD-Nedvizhimost

ANO “Platforma novoi shkoly”

Central PPK

RG-Development

Russia > Commercial, corporate and M&a: Moscow Tier 4

Infralex attracts praise for its ‘clear, concise, pragmatic and result-driven’ approach. The team assists both domestic and international clients with M&A and joint venture transactions, reorganisations, and general corporate matters; it also particularly strong in due diligence projects. Yulia Eremenko heads up the practice, where clients also single out Artem Kukin and Arthur Rokhlin.

Practice head(s):

Yulia Eremenko

Other key lawyers:

Artem Kukin; Arthur Rokhlin

Testimonials

We love working with Infralex. The work product is always clear, concise, pragmatic and result-driven.

Very high professional approach, deep knowledge of Russian and European law.

The Infralex team is focused on our business goals and always provides a deep and comprehensive approach to corporate and commercial issues.

Artem Kukin is the standout partner here.  He has a strong and sensitive approach and is very well attuned to the local market.

Mr. Kukin and his team are always one step ahead in advising European companies in the Russian market.

We are working closely with Arthur Rokhlin. Arthur is an expert on a wide range of legal issues in our industry and ensures the work of the team of lawyers is high-quality and a comprehensive analysis of situations. Yulia Eremenko has experience and knowledge of large business reorganisations and restructuring projects, including the cross-border aspects of these transactions.

Key clients

United Aircraft Corporation of Russia

Cnooc Limited

Ilyushin Finance Co OJSC

Blagosostoyanie

Avia Center

Etex SA/NV

Maschinenfabrik LASKA GmbH

Contur

Russia > Competition Tier 4

Domestic and international clients frequently instruct the antitrust team at Infralex, which is particularly known for advising on foreign investments into strategic enterprises, state procurements, and advertising issues. Contentious work is also an area of strength for the firm. The practice is jointly headed by Arthur Rokhlin and Elena Kuznetsova, and also includes senior associate Maria Kot.

Practice head(s):

Arthur Rokhlin; Elena Kuznetsova

Other key lawyers:

Maria Kot

Testimonials

‘Infralex has a very professional and experienced competition team, which focuses on complex cross-border cases. I am always ready to recommend them.’

‘High-class professionals with extensive experience in both legal consulting and communication with the antimonopoly authority.’

‘Infralex lawyers analyse the problem from all possible sides and form a legal position taking into account the achievement of the client’s business goals.’

‘Arthur Rokhlin provides a strategic vision of the issue from the point of view of the client’s business. Elena Kuznetsova is a deep expert in antitrust law and a proactive lawyer who is able to offer a non-standard solution.’

‘The team is always in touch, ready to promptly answer questions and requests from the client, as well as provide any support, from legal to technical.’

‘Elena Kuznetsova has a deep knowledge of the legislation and practice of the antimonopoly service, she can always advise on the correct wording of documents to best reflect the situation. Elena is always in touch, promptly answers letters and calls, always remains calm and positive.’

‘Very fast and professional solution of the tasks assigned by the client.’

‘Professional attitude to their work. High-quality and fast response to customer requests.’

Key clients

PH Prosvetsheniye

Moscow Endocrine Plant

Abris Trading Company

PTK-Holding

Russia > Dispute resolution: Litigation Tier 4

Infralex is adept at acting for large privately held and state-owned domestic companies across a wide range of disputes, with a special emphasis on bankruptcy cases and complex property litigation. Yulia Karpova heads up the department and is often assisted by associate Mikhail Gusev.

Practice head(s):

Yulia Karpova

Other key lawyers:

Alexey Popov; Mikhail Gusev

Testimonials

‘Well-organized teamwork, clear coordination of actions, effective control by managers. Detailed analysis of situations, a high level of knowledge of legislation.’

‘Deep understanding of tasks, thorough analysis, analytical thinking. This applies to Yulia Karpova.’

‘Infralex’s team is focused on solving business problems and always provides a deep and comprehensive study of the legal position in the dispute. Thanks to the comprehensive expertise of Infralex lawyers, we are able to successfully resolve disputes in court and out of court in order to achieve our business goals as efficiently as possible.’

‘We work closely with Yulia Karpova, who has deep knowledge in various areas of business and jurisprudence, which allows her to always offer effective solutions.’

‘Strong theoretical training of Infralex’s team of lawyers, active legal position and focus on defending the interests of the client.’

‘Infralex conducts an in-depth analysis of the situation and a comprehensive study of the circumstances of the case in order to develop an effective legal position in the dispute.’

‘The Infralex team is ready to solve any complex problems, delves into and substantively studies the key areas to solve the problems that arise. We are ready to meet repeatedly and, if necessary, brainstorm. The feedback is constructive, offering several ways to solve problems with the ensuing consequences. The team clearly outlines the proposed actions and the sequence of implementation.’

Key clients

Prosveshcheniye

Auction

Roscartography

Tsimlyansk Wines

Russia > Tax Tier 4

Clients prize Infralex’s expertise in digital sector taxation, as well as its ‘outstanding ability to structure a real estate transaction in the most tax-efficient manner’. Other core fields of focus for the practice include disputes involving tax authorities, international taxation and tax monitoring. The department is led by Ivan Shienok and also includes key team members Alexey Popov and Maxim Rovinskiy.

Practice head(s):

Ivan Shienok

Other key lawyers:

Alexey Popov; Maxim Rovinskiy; Nadezhda Danilenko; Anton Kotov

Testimonials

‘The Infralex tax team is able to offer a high-quality solution to the taxation of real estate transactions in a short time.’

‘Maxim Rovinskiy and Ivan Shienok have demonstrated an outstanding ability to structure a real estate transaction in the most tax-efficient manner.’

‘Infralex’s lawyers have demonstrated a high level of competence in the field of personal data and taxation. The position developed by them allowed us to plan the operations of our company, taking into account the cross-border aspects of working with personal data, including those provided for in the country’s new legislation.’

‘Maksim Rovinskiy and Ivan Shienok know exactly how to handle tax audits best and provide practical advice. Both have the necessary status to fully represent the interests of the taxpayer during audits.’

‘Cooperating with Infralex on the taxation of real estate transactions allows the client to receive high-quality and timely results.’

‘Ivan Shienok is a highly qualified tax lawyer who provides a comprehensive view of taxation issues and a detailed study of the legal position.’

‘Advice on the taxation of international investments in Russia is indeed the strength of Infralex’s tax practice.’

‘Alexey Popov and Maxim Rovinskiy have a strategic vision for solving problems. Ivan Shienok makes sure that the interaction remains efficient and delves deeply into the issues.

Key clients

Sberbank PJSC

MTS PJSC

Russia 2018 Local Organising Committee

VKZ JSC

BaltTransServis LLC

Gamma LLC

Gilenko Igor

Foksa LLC

Docomo Digital

Koudais MKorma JSK / De Heus JSK

Russia > Restructuring and insolvency Tier 5

Acting for both companies and private individuals, Infralex’s cross-practice group is adept at assisting clients with their inclusion in the register of creditors. Handling subsidiary liability claims is another area of strength for the team. Artem Kukin and recently promoted partner Stanislav Petrov share leadership of the department.

Practice head(s):

Artem Kukin; Stanislav Petrov

Other key lawyers:

Yulia Karpova; Arthur Rokhlin

Key clients

Grant Thornton UK LLP

NK Soyuz LLC

PromSnab

AM-Building Center CJSC

Roskartografya

AlkoGrupp

GPI LLC

Engineering Company LLC

Business Access Ltd.

INFRALEX – a team of professionals solving non-standard and complex business challenges for the benefit of owners, beneficiaries and management of Russian and foreign companies, Russian public authorities and organizations.

Our clients’ trust is our main value and is the key result of our work. Today strategically important decisions, development and protection of interests in Russia and abroad are trusted to us by hundreds of Russian and foreign companies – leaders in the market. Annually lawyers of firm implement more than 100 projects in various sectors of the economy, such as: banks and finance, oil and gas, construction and development, transport and infrastructure, real estate and land relations, mechanical engineering, sport and education, information technologies, production and trade.

Among our clients are: Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation, Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation, Sberbank, MTS, Russian Railway, OAK, CNOOC Ltd, ANO Organizing Committee Rossiya-2018, Prosveshcheniye Publishing house, Avtodor, City Mercury Tower etc.

Unique examination and design experience of INFRALEX are confirmed by the international and Russian rating agencies: Chambers and Partners, The Legal 500 and PRAVO300.

The individual contribution of partners and associates to the development of the separate branches of business law has gained high public recognition: a number of employees of the company have both state and public awards and encouragement.

INFRALEX – the reliable ally in the modern constantly changing world providing legal advice to clients.

Department Name Email Telephone
Business Development Svetlana Ivanova s.ivanova@infralex.ru +74956538299
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Maxim Chernigovsky  photo Mr Maxim Chernigovsky Partner. Counsel.
Mrs Yulia Eremenko photo Mrs Yulia Eremenko Head of Corporate and M&A
 Dmitry Ivanov photo Dmitry Ivanov Partner. Head of Infrastructure. Transport.PPP.
Mr Artem Karakasiyan  photo Mr Artem Karakasiyan Head of White-Collar Crime
Ms Yulia Karpova  photo Ms Yulia Karpova Partner. Head of Dispute Resolutions
Mr Artem Kukin  photo Mr Artem Kukin Partner
Mrs Elena Kuznetsova photo Mrs Elena Kuznetsova Head of Competition/Antitrust
Mr Stanislav Petrov  photo Mr Stanislav Petrov Partner. Head of Insolvency/Bankruptcy
Mr Alexey Popov  photo Mr Alexey Popov Partner
 Arthur Rokhlin photo Arthur Rokhlin Partner
Mr Maxim Rovinskiy  photo Mr Maxim Rovinskiy Partner
Mr Ivan Shienok photo Mr Ivan Shienok Head of Tax
Mrs Irina Zimina  photo Mrs Irina Zimina Attorney
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