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Energy and natural resources
Energy and natural resources - ranked: tier 4

Hogan Lovells (CIS)

The β€˜responsive’ team at Hogan Lovells (CIS) provides β€˜clear, well-tailored advice’. Department head Alexander Dolgov β€˜knows the market inside-out’, and recently acted for Aggreko Euroasia on the structuring of an investment project involving several diesel energy power plants.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 1

Hogan Lovells (CIS)

Hogan Lovells (CIS) has β€˜one of the strongest IP practices among international law firms in Russia’; its team β€˜is very client- and solution-oriented, and has good market intelligence’. Key sectors of focus include electronics, media, life sciences and food and beverages; the team recently represented McDonald’s in several trade mark and copyright infringement disputes against Russian third parties, and is currently advising Lego on trade mark and copyright enforcement proceedings across the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). Practice head Natalia Gulyaeva is β€˜a great lawyer with sound business acumen’.

Leading individuals

Natalia Gulyaeva - Hogan Lovells (CIS)

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PPP and infrastructure projects
PPP and infrastructure projects - ranked: tier 1

Hogan Lovells (CIS)

Hogan Lovells (CIS)’s β€˜responsive lawyers’ provide β€˜high-quality advice that is always tailored and clear’. The firm has strong cross-border capabilities, and regularly acts for investors from across Europe, Asia and the Middle East. β€˜Talented manager’ Alexander Dolgov β€˜knows the markets in and out’, and recently advised Sberbank on a concession agreement for a number of projects in the utilities sector.

Leading individuals

Alexander Dolgov - Hogan Lovells (CIS)

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 4

Hogan Lovells (CIS)

Oxana Balayan is the key contact at Hogan Lovells (CIS), and has significant transactional experience in the real estate space. Clients include eBay and A&NN Retail.

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TMT - ranked: tier 1

Hogan Lovells (CIS)

Hogan Lovells (CIS) is β€˜exceptional in all areas’ and can β€˜translate complex law into practical and relevant advice’. Led by Natalia Gulyaeva, the team recently advised 21st Century Fox on various matters related to theatrical distribution, and also acted for Digital Assets, a Sberbank spin-off, on a joint venture to produce pre-installed tax software. Serafima Pankratova advises on corporate governance issues.

Leading individuals

Natalia Gulyaeva - Hogan Lovells (CIS)

Next generation lawyers

Serafima Pankratova - Hogan Lovells (CIS)

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Transport - ranked: tier 3

Hogan Lovells (CIS)

Hogan Lovells (CIS) handles the full spectrum of aviation, railway and road-related matters, advising on construction and project financing. Alexander Dolgov is currently advising Transport of Moscow on its RUB500m restructuring, and is also acting for Russian Direct Investment Fund on the construction and financing of several toll railway overpasses.

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Russia: Banking and finance

Lender or arranger side
Banking and finance: Lender or arranger side - ranked: tier 3

Hogan Lovells (CIS)

Hogan Lovells (CIS) is notably active in project finance, and has advised a number of Russian banks on infrastructure and investment projects across Asia, Africa, Latin America and Eastern Europe. Managing partner Oxana Balayan is recommended along with Alexander Dolgov, who specialises in PPP and infrastructure matters.

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Russia: Commercial, corporate and M&A

Commercial, corporate and M&A: Moscow - ranked: tier 2

Hogan Lovells (CIS)

Hogan Lovells (CIS) has been significantly active in the TMT, life sciences and fintech sectors, advising a mix of Russian and foreign companies on the full spectrum of transactional issues. Managing partner Oxana Balayan is noted for her cross-border expertise, and, along with counsel Maria Baeva, is currently advising VTB Capital on the sale of a stake in Pulkovo Airport to a consortium of investors. Georgy Kalashnikov has handled a number of joint venture projects across the real estate, energy and aviation sectors.

Leading individuals

Oxana Balayan - Hogan Lovells (CIS)

Next generation lawyers

Maria Baeva - Hogan Lovells (CIS)

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Russia: Dispute resolution

Arbitration and mediation
Dispute resolution: arbitration and mediation - ranked: tier 2

Hogan Lovells (CIS)

The β€˜diligent and hardworking professionals’ at Hogan Lovells (CIS) provide β€˜an excellent level of service, bringing a strong multicultural understanding to each matter’. The team utilises its β€˜wide professional network of specialists to provide reliable legal advice on any subject matter’, and has received a number of mandates from clients in the finance and TMT sectors. Alexei Dudko is β€˜a strong team leader with a deep knowledge of English and Russian law and excellent analytical skills’; Dudko recently represented Penwell Business in a company investment arbitration against the Kyrgyz Republic, a matter related to alleged expropriation of investments.

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Dispute resolution: litigation - ranked: tier 2

Hogan Lovells (CIS)

Hogan Lovells (CIS) provides β€˜an exceptionally high level of service, in terms of both responsiveness and quality of advice’; it also wins plaudits for its β€˜proactive approach to all problems’. Practice head Alexei Dudko has β€˜an outstanding ability to manage complex international projects’ and is β€˜an effective organiser as well as a remarkable lawyer’. Key clients include BTA Bank, Chernogorneft and Vitol Group.

Leading individuals

Alexei Dudko - Hogan Lovells (CIS)

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