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Hogan Lovells (CIS)

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

Hogan Lovells (CIS)

Hogan Lovells (CIS)’ expertise spans cross-border trade finance transactions, restructuring and aircraft finance transactions. Counsel and practice head Alexander Gasparyan is experienced in English and foreign law asset finance, trade, commodities and export financing, and has been notably active in aircraft leasing where he advised South African-based Nedbank on the multi-jurisdictional refinancing of its credit portfolio concerning three Boeing 777-200ER aircraft leased to VIM Airlines. In another highlight, he assisted Bank Otrkitie Financial Corporation and Rigensis Bank as lenders and facility agents with $100m-worth of financing granted to Med Sea Health, a major hotel operator in Greece, by way of issuance of the bond notes secured by the guarantees of Russian and Greek investors. Senior associate Oleg Gritsenko is recommended for structured finance and syndicated lending.

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

Hogan Lovells (CIS)

Oxana Balayan chairs the Moscow office of Hogan Lovells (CIS), and has recently assisted Mubadala, part of a consortium of Russian and Middle Eastern investors, with indirectly acquiring a minority share valued at $300m in Russian Helicopters from Rostec. The team is active in the life sciences, energy, private equity and fintech sectors. In other highlights, it advised Sberbank on its acquisition of a 25% stake in Russian start-up VisionLabs and is assisting A1 Group with the sale of Formula Kino, to a privately owned investment fund. Also of note is counsel Maria Baeva, who is active in M&A, cross-border joint ventures and private equity deals, and Georgy Kalashnikov, who splits his time between the Moscow and London offices.

Leading individuals

Oxana Balayan - Hogan Lovells (CIS)

Next Generation Partners

Maria Baeva - Hogan Lovells (CIS)

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Dispute resolution: Litigation
Dispute resolution: Litigation - ranked: tier 2

Hogan Lovells (CIS)

At Hogan Lovells (CIS), practice head Alexei Dudko has extensive commercial litigation and corporate investigation experience in Russian and international courts. He is representing Rosneft in an ongoing $90m international fraud litigation in multiple offshore jurisdictions, including proceedings in Gibraltar, Russia, the Cayman Islands, Lichtenstein, Switzerland and Greece. Anna Belova is acting for an oil corporation in the enforcement of a Russian court judgment in a number of EU jurisdictions. In other work, Eugene Perkunov is representing British American Tobacco in a dispute with a minority shareholder in its Russian subsidiary for the recovery of nearly $300m.

Leading individuals

Alexei Dudko - Hogan Lovells (CIS)

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Dispute resolution: arbitration and mediation
Dispute resolution: arbitration and mediation - ranked: tier 3

Hogan Lovells (CIS)

Hogan Lovells (CIS)' dispute practice is led by Alexei Dudko, who is 'an outstanding litigator and strategist’, and includes Denis Almakaev and Eugene Perkunov. The practice is notably involved in cross-border disputes in the white-collar crime, insolvency and product liability space, and counts Rosneft and as recent clients. The team is representing the Russian Deposit Insurance Agency in complex multi-jurisdictional proceedings relating to fraud and insolvency charges against a Russian individual.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 1

Hogan Lovells (CIS)

Natalia Gulyaeva heads the IP department at Hogan Lovells (CIS), which provides contentious and non-contentious assistance to clients including Ford Motor Company, McDonald's, gambling company Novomatic and Millennium Pharmaceuticals. The team successfully acted for pharmaceutical company Novartis in obtaining a precedent-setting injunction against the threat of patent infringement. Recently promoted counsel Vironika Pilyugina and senior associate Julia Gurieva are also highly recommended.

Leading individuals

Natalia Gulyaeva - Hogan Lovells (CIS)

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

Hogan Lovells (CIS)

At Hogan Lovells (CIS), notable clients include Turkish real estate contractor Ant Yapi and Alibaba. The team advised Host Broadcast Services, the official broadcaster of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, on various contractor agreements as well as on the construction of the International Broadcast Centre for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. The group also assisted another client with matters regarding the construction and operation of a large logistics complex in central Russia. Oxana Balayan is the key contact. Svetlana Sorkina left the firm in January 2019.

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TMT - ranked: tier 1

Hogan Lovells (CIS)

Well known on the Russian TMT market, the team at Hogan Lovells (CIS) handles a wide variety of contentious and non-contentious matters. Natalia Gulyaeva heads the practice and leads in representing Comuto SA in court proceedings regarding the distribution of information within the unregulated ridesharing market. The firm also advises clients, including pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson and BBC Worldwide, on matters concerning data protection and privacy. Senior associate Serafima Pankratova assists TMT companies with corporate issues.

Leading individuals

Natalia Gulyaeva - Hogan Lovells (CIS)

Next Generation Partners

Serafima Pankratova - Hogan Lovells (CIS)

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Transport - ranked: tier 3

Hogan Lovells (CIS)

Hogan Lovells (CIS) focuses on asset finance, trade and export finance and regulatory work in the areas of railway, aviation and transport infrastructure. The ‘quick and competent’ team is jointly led by Oxana Balayan and recently promoted counsel Alexander Gasparyan, who is assisting Scat Airlines with the purchase of aircraft.

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    After years of debate, on 14 June 2012 and in its last days of office, the Legislative Council finally enacted Hong Kong’s first cross- sector competition law.
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