Firm Profile > Infralex > Moscow, Russia


PPP and infrastructure projects Tier 3

Infralex is best known for its strong connection to state authorities and as a long-time adviser to the Ministry of Transport, which frequently instructs the team on major regional infrastructure and concession projects. Recent highlights include practice head Dmitry Ivanov assisting the Ministry with the private concession initiative for the construction of the $3.1bn Kuragino-Kyzyl railway line to allow coal transportation from the Elegest deposit, the largest coal deposit in the Republic of Tuva. Alexey Popov is advising on the Ministry’s involvement with the development of a $25bn Moscow – Kazan high-speed railway line, part of a major multi-jurisdictional Eurasian high-speed rail network. Maxim Chernigovsky is also advising the state authorities on the $3.7bn development of the Northern Latitudinal Railway network, including bridges across the Ob and Nadym rivers in the Russian Arctic.

Commercial, corporate and M&a: Moscow Tier 4

Infralex's commercial practice comprises 'a strong team of practitioners who have a solid legal knowledge and a good understanding of the clients’ business’. Managing partner Artem Kukin, who is ‘an excellent commercial lawyer who offers well thought-out solutions to complex matters’, is advising April Estate on its intended acquisition of several companies owning hotels in Moscow. In other work a cross-disciplinary team assisted United Aircraft Corporation of Russia with the reorganisation of the corporation and its five subsidiary companies. Artur Rokhlin, Marina Bilyk and Yulia Eremenko are the key figures.

Competition Tier 4

Infralex handles non-contentious competition work and disputes before the FAS. The practice is headed by the ‘highly respected and competent practitionerElena Kuznetsova, who joined from the Eurasian Economic Commission in October 2017. Valued for his ‘commercial approach and exceptional creativity in finding solutions’, Artur Rokhlin led the team in successfully representing the Federal Institute of Academic Assessments in anti-monopoly proceedings brought by a publishing house.

Dispute resolution: Litigation Tier 4

Infralex’s strength in handling complex litigation is demonstrated through its recent work for Sukhoi Civil Aircraft in a $40m contractual dispute brought by Aeroflot. The practice represented Sberbank as part of ongoing series of cross-border insolvency proceedings relating to the bankruptcy of a former shareholder of Pavlovskgranit mining company. Yulia Karpova and Arthur Rokhlin are the key figures. Also of note is managing partner Artem Kukin, who is recommended for bankruptcy litigation.

Tax Tier 4

Infralex’s team of 'proactive and supportive professionals' is particularly known for advising telecoms sector clients on currency and customs regulation; for example, Alexey Popov  is assisting MobileTeleSystems and its affiliates with various taxation matters including tax structuring, audits and representation before tax authorities as well as cross-border corporate taxation issues. In other highlights, Popov worked alongside department head Ivan ShienokAnton Kotov, Zalina Abregova and Philip Gezalov in advising the Russia 2018 Organising Committee on the interpretation and implementation of FIFA and domestic tax regulations, as well as assisting various local organisers of the FIFA World Cup Championships with the tax aspects of business operations. The team further strengthened its capabilities in tax contentious matters, structuring, post-M&A integration and customs and currency regulations with the arrival of 'excellent litigatorMaxim Rovinskiy from YUST Law Firm in April 2018.


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

The ours of clients trust is the main value and key result of our work. Today strategically important decisions develoopment and protection of the interests in Russia and abroad to us are trusted by hundreds of Russian and foreign companies – leaders of 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: 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 with the international and Russian rating agencies: Chambers and Partners, Legal500 and PRAVO300.

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

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

Department Name Email Telephone
Antitrust/competition Artur Rokhlin
Commercial property, real estate and construction Alexey Popov
Commercial property, real estate and construction Sergey Shumilov
Corporate and commercial Artem Kukin
Corporate and commercial Yulia Eremenko
Corporate and commercial Marina Bilyk
Dispute resolution Artur Rokhlin
Dispute resolution Artem Kukin
Dispute resolution Yulia Karpova
Infrastructure and project finance Alexey Popov
Infrastructure and project finance Dmitry Ivanov
Infrastructure and project finance Maxim Chernigovsky
Insolvency and corporate restructuring Artem Kukin
Insolvency and corporate restructuring Stanislav Petrov
Mergers and acquisitions Artem Kukin
Mergers and acquisitions Yulia Eremenko
Mergers and acquisitions Marina Bilyk
Sport Alexey Popov
Tax Alexey Popov
Tax Ivan Shienok
Telecommunications Alexey Popov
PPP, aviation, banking and finance Alexey Popov
PPP, aviation, banking and finance Dmitry Ivanov
Administrative Artur Rokhlin
Employment Irina Zimina
Fraud and white-collar crime Artur Rokhlin
Fraud and white-collar crime Artem Karakasiyan
Intellectual property and data protection Artem Kukin
Intellectual property and data protection Pavel Shulga
Privatisation Artem Kukin
Privatisation Yulia Eremenko
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Maxim Chernigovsky  photo Mr Maxim Chernigovsky
Mr Dmitriy Ivanov  photo Mr Dmitriy Ivanov
Ms Yulia Karpova  photo Ms Yulia Karpova
Mr Artem Kukin  photo Mr Artem Kukin
Mr Alexey Popov  photo Mr Alexey Popov
Mr Artur Rokhlin  photo Mr Artur Rokhlin
Mr Maxim Rovinskiy  photo Mr Maxim Rovinskiy
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