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Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP
CAPITAL CITY COMPLEX, MOSCOW CITY BUSINESS CENTRE
8 PRESNENSKAYA NAB, BUILDING 1, 14TH FLOOR
123100 MOSCOW
Moscow
Russia

Competition Tier 1

The lawyers at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP stand out due to ‘their impressive professionalism and deep passion for competition law’. The department is headed by Nikolay Voznesenskiy, who is ‘a true leader in competition matters’. Vitaly Dianov is recommended for providing ‘great defence services’ and for his ‘excellent understanding of the internal functioning of the FAS’. The team successfully represented Russian mobile operator VimpelCom in complex proceedings against the FAS concerning changes to B2B SMS service tariffs. Other clients include Sberbank of Russia and Mastercard Members’ Association.

Intellectual property Tier 1

The IP team at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP is praised for its ‘incredible professionalism, unique creativity in coming up with solutions to complex problems and its balanced business-oriented approach’. The firm is defending Double Data in precedent-setting proceedings alleging unauthorised data collection and violations of certain IP rights held by VKontakte, a Russian competitor to Facebook. Practice head Elena Trusova stands out for her ‘exceptional dedication and great power to convince and win any dispute’. Other key clients include the Association of International Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and OJSC Publishing House Prosveshcheniye. Evgeniy Oreshin has ‘the strongest analytical and advocacy skills’, according to one client; Anton Nefedev is ‘outstandingly motivated’; and senior associate Irina Shurmina is ‘incredibly professional’.

Real estate and construction Tier 1

Standing out for its ‘unique combination of professionalism, hard work and client-oriented, practical approach’, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP’s practice is headed by Vitaly Mozharowski, who has ‘vast experience and cutting-edge knowledge of real estate’. Also highly recommended are Rustam Aliev, ‘a fantastic lawyer and a strong, results-driven expert’, and Yuri Chernobrivtsev who ‘provides insightful advice and strategic directions’. The team advised an industrial park developer on the sale of part of the Sever-2 logistics park and assisted eBay with the lease of its national headquarters in the White Square Business Centre in Moscow. Other notable clients include X5 Retail Group and Sheremetyevo International Airport.

Banking and finance: Lender or arranger side Tier 2

Clients value Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP’s banking practice for its ‘accurate legal advice and commitment to invest its time and effort to build a long-term relationship’. The practice's wide-ranging expertise includes handling domestic and international financing matters, and it has recently won new instructions from multilateral development agencies; highlights include advising the International Investment Bank, and also advising the Far East and Baikal Region Development Fund on project financing a new passenger terminal and airport infrastructure in Khabarovsk. Demonstrating expertise in debt restructuring, Oleg Khokhlov assisted the EBRD with restructuring a $30m convertible facility to Prognoz Group by way of a debt-to-equity swap. Recently promoted partner Tatiana Parshak is ‘a brilliant lawyer and a safe pair of hands in complex transactions’.

Commercial, corporate and M&a: Moscow Tier 2

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP provides ‘top-notch transactional support’ and ‘prompt, effective and accurate legal advice’. The ‘highly professional and result-orientated’ team has a strong offering in domestic M&A matters. In recent work, it advised Open Mobile and Rusintech LLC on the sale of a 75% stake in Open Mobile and the disposal of a 75% stake in Votron to Rostelecom, and handled Siberian Generating Company's acquisition of a 78% stake in Sibeco. Key practitioners in the ‘well-connected practice’ are department head Anton Sitnikov, Matvey KaploukhiyAnton Panchenkov and Ekaterina Dedova. Managing partner Andrey Goltsblat is the other key figure.

Dispute resolution: arbitration and mediation Tier 2

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP’s team of ‘highly qualified specialists’ provides ‘value for money’ and acts for a mix of financial institutions, energy and IT clients in domestic and major arbitral institutions. Roman Khodykin, who divides his time between the London and Moscow offices, is acting in a number of high-value international arbitration disputes, notably for energy sector clients. Elena Trusova is experienced in representing clients across a diverse range of industries in domestic and cross-border proceedings. Counsel Yury Babichev is active in commercial and investment arbitrations, where he regularly assists Andrey Goltsblat.

Dispute resolution: Litigation Tier 2

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP ‘demonstrates a strong understanding and remains up-to-date with local legal developments’. The practices  handles IP litigation, real estate, commercial and tax-related disputes, among others. Key practitioner Ivan Veselov ‘is focused and quickly identifies the key solutions and obstacles for any given task’; he recently handled a number of disputes in the pharmaceutical, construction and transport space. The ‘indispensableElena Trusova leads on IP-related disputes.

Employment Tier 2

The employment practice at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP is ‘capable of achieving incredible results quickly’ and ‘delivers a superb client management service’. Recommended for their ‘strong legal expertise and creative ideas', head of the department Nadezhda Ilyushina and senior associate Yuri Ivanov successfully defended Teva Pharmaceutical Industries in proceedings regarding claims brought by former employees.

Restructuring and insolvency Tier 2

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP’s team handles complex restructuring mandates, often in multiple jurisdictions, as well as bankruptcy proceedings for domestic and international clients. In recent highlights, a cross-disciplinary team consisting of Oleg Khokhlov, Elena Trusova and Ivan Veselov are advising the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development on restructuring a $30m convertible facility to Prognoz Group through a debt-to-equity swap arrangement, in the process changing the EBRD’s role from a lender to a minority equity investor. Khokhlov acted for Sberbank Investment on a complex restructuring of all external financing provided to the Genser Group.

Tax Tier 2

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP's full-service tax practice has a strong reputation as ‘one of the best tax advisory and tax litigation teams in Russia’, according to one client. The sizeable team, headed by the ‘outstanding  Evgeny Timofeev, who ‘always suggests the most practical and efficient solutions’, attracts domestic and international clients, including Rusklimat, the HeadHunter Group and OBI, with its 'professionalism, sound technical knowledge of tax matters and outstanding experience'. Timofeev is assisting Da Vinci Capital with the preparations for acquisitions of several platforms relating to the setup of a new joint investment fund in Luxembourg valued at $20m. Vladimir Tchikine leads on customs and indirect tax matters, while associate director Sergey Likhachev focuses on tax disputes. Anna Zvereva joined Dentons in March 2019 as of counsel.

TMT Tier 2

With its 'in-depth understanding of the specifics of the TMT sector', the team at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP advises on matters involving cryptocurrencies, innovative payment systems, technology transfer and development. Led by Dr Ekaterina Dedova , the team advised key client Da Vinci Capital during the second round of the initial coin offering of the Telegram Group. Other notable clients include Double Data, Mobile TeleSystems and MasterCard Members’ Association.

Transport Tier 2

The transport department at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP is headed by Vitaly Mozharowski. Highlights included providing legal support to the Sheremetyevo International Airport during its $1bn reconstruction, as well as advising the International Investment Bank on the acquisition of multiple passenger and special purpose aviation assets.

White-collar crime Tier 2

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP’s white-collar crime practice has expertise in tax and fraud matters and cybercrime. The team expanded its capabilities with the hire of Julia Romanova from Chadbourne & Parke. Anton Gusev is a key name to note; his recent work includes securing the dismissal of criminal charges against the employees of JSC Pipeline Bends and successfully suspending criminal investigations for a major construction materials manufacturer. Alexander Erasov is a name to note for tax-related disputes, criminal defence and investigations.

Banking and finance: Borrower side Tier 3

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP’s strong expertise in real estate finance is evident in Tatiana Parshak acting for Raven Property Group on two secured facilities totalling €65m from VTB Germany for leveraging the acquisition of commercial real estate properties in St Petersburg. Oleg Khokhlov, who is another key figure, handled a number of corporate and financing structuring and ICO matters in the fintech sector. Counsel Igor Zhivotov regularly assists Khokhlov with various complex transactions. The group also has a strong track record handling restructuring.

Energy and natural resources Tier 3

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP retains a strong client base in the energy, mining and oil and gas sectors, counting Sibur and Uralkali as clients. The practice is assisting with project finance, development and regulatory matters concerning the Russian section of the $20bn South TurkStream Offshore Pipeline project from Russia to Turkey. In other work, Matvey Kaploukhiy advised Siberian Generating Company on acquiring 78% of the shares in Sibeco, and Vitaly Mozharowski is assisting Akkuyu NPP with transactional matters regarding a greenfield nuclear power project in Akkuyu, Turkey. Anton Sitnikov focuses on M&A and joint venture deals.

PPP and infrastructure projects Tier 3

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP has notable expertise in the infrastructure sector where it is involved in significant domestic projects including the $1bn reconstruction of Sheremetyevo International Airport. In other highlights, real estate and construction specialist Vitaly Mozharowski is advising on the construction of landfall facilities and the laying of the Russian part of the gas pipeline as part of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline system project. Oleg Khokhlov is assisting the Far East Development Fund with project financing for the construction of a new passenger terminal and airport infrastructure in Khabarovsk.

Private client Tier 3

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP advises beneficiaries and high-net-worth clients on corporate restructuring, immigration and family law matters. Evgeny Timofeev heads the team, which includes Anna Zvereva, Alla Zverkova and Anna Zelenskaya.

The firm: Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP (formerly Goltsblat BLP in Russia) is one of the top-tier international law firms, the Russian practice of a major global firm, able to provide top-level international advice and transactional support for complex high profile deals for both big multinationals and major Russian corporates. We focus on complex transactional and litigation work and continue to utilise fully the firm’s full service capabilities, which is, de facto, our competitive advantage on the Russian market, allowing us to support expertise-specific deals. We have unrivalled capabilities for assembling for each particular complicated project a tailored multi-functional team including specialists from various of the firm’s practice groups.

In Moscow, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP has over 100 lawyers, qualified under Russian and English law. The highly respected Moscow team has over 20 years of experience, providing legal support for major Russian businesses, as well as multinationals implementing large-scale investment projects in Russia.

Globally, the firm has 32 offices in 11 countries and a platform of 1,400 lawyers with integrated international teams and strong global M&A, real estate, international financial services practice and litigation and corporate risk practices boasting a wealth of hands-on experience of international projects, diverse industry expertise and in-depth knowledge of local specifics in various jurisdictions.

Main areas of practice:

Antitrust & Competition: The firm has extensive expertise in practical application of competition law. Our lawyers have successfully represented both Russian and international organisations before the competition authorities in Russia and Europe and have worked closely with the Russian Federal Antimonopoly Service to improve Russian competition law.

Asia Practice: With offices in Greater China and South-East Asia, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner has a unique position in the region. Our cross-office Asia team is multi-disciplinary and multi-lingual. Moscow-based lawyers have considerable experience of work on Asia-related projects offering cross-practice support to both Asian investors in Russia and Russian corporates interested in entering Asian markets.

Banking and Finance: Comprehensive advice on all aspects of finance law, including investment and development finance, asset finance, real estate finance, restructuring, structured finance, leveraged finance, PPP and infrastructure project finance and derivative products, for both lenders and borrowers based in Russia or other countries.

Commercial: The firm advises its clients on Russian and international commercial law, including drafting and negotiating distribution agreements, leasing, public procurement contracts, and supply, agency and other commercial contracts.

Compliance: A well-established compliance team offers a full of range of compliance-related advice, particularly in areas such as regulatory, competition, anti-bribery and anti-corruption laws, licensing, data protection, etc.

Corporate/M&A: The firm has one of the biggest and most resourceful corporate / M&A teams on the market, with 20+ Russian and English law qualified lawyers, and impressive transactional experience across a number of industries. The team is well positioned in terms of expertise and resources to provide any type of corporate / M&A and other transactional and general corporate services supported – when the scope so requires – by leading practitioners in all relevant areas of practice, each being long-established and top-ranked in their respective area.

Customs & International Trade: The firm advises clients on topical issues relating to their business needs, including localisation, sanctions-related matters and imports of new equipment, and represents them before the Russian customs authorities and courts.

Dispute Resolution: The firm is recognised as having one of the biggest litigation teams in Russia, with 40 trial lawyers based in Moscow, each specialising in a particular area (corporate, commercial, real estate, customs, tax, labour, IP and consumer disputes).

Employment, Pensions & Benefits: The firm has the biggest employment team in Russia, with extensive experience in both consulting and litigation. Areas of expertise include internal restructuring; staff reduction and redundancy procedures; employee benefits; corporate pension planning; outsourcing; health and safety; employment regulations and work permits for foreigners.

Energy & Natural Resources: The team provides legal support for use and protection of subsoil deposits, forest, water and other natural resources; advice on land-use, licences and permits; regulation of natural resource management; and construction, reconstruction and maintenance of infrastructure facilities, including oil and gas pipelines.

Insolvency & Bankruptcy: Applying their successful experience of supporting company bankruptcy procedures in a variety of businesses, the lawyers help clients evaluate correctly the likelihood of problem debtors paying off their debts, choose the best way to resolve a problem debt situation and achieve maximum satisfaction of creditor claims during debtor bankruptcy procedures.

Intellectual Property / IT: Our IP team is a unique combination of lawyers providing a comprehensive offering of IP-related services and lawyers with unrivalled experience in IP litigation. The team has a successful track record in complex high-profile litigation projects, including a number of precedent-setting cases, and is known for its creative and practical solutions to help clients when an ordinary approach becomes ineffective.

PPP / Infrastructure: The cross-practice team has substantial experience in all aspects of PPP / Infrastructure, from corporate and tax structuring to financing and regulatory. They also support different public and private initiatives undertaken in the PPP field for developing an appropriate legislative framework and establishing a professional society for PPP activities (projects).

Private Client: We focus on helping high and ultra-high net worth individuals of Russian origin and with an international presence and work together seamlessly across our global network to deliver to our clients, many of whom have complex affairs in multiple jurisdictions, advice tailored to their needs, objectives, values and future plans.

Real Estate & Construction: One of the most notable and highly demanded real estate practices on the Russian market, embracing all aspects of real estate matters, including acquisition, development, leasing, construction, environmental issues, finance and dispute resolution, and is consistently recognised as “a great choice for Russian real estate work”.

Tax: The firm has one of the biggest and strongest fiscal teams in Russia. It is a focused team, with experts specialising in different areas of tax and offering both tax advice and tax litigation support with an extremely high success rate: 98-99% in over 1,000 cases.

TMT: Our team of lawyers takes pride in its role as a regular, active and reliable adviser to the companies of TMT sector, proving the extensive experience in the industry and an in-depth knowledge of telecommunications specifics ranging from corporate and commercial aspects of telecommunications company business to industry-related technical and regulatory issues. We cover the full range of disciplines in which clients might need legal support implying excellent knowledge of sector specifics: financing, licensing, compliance, litigation, competition and employment, with a special focus on Corporate / M&A and IP legal support.

White Collar Criminal Defence:  Our team is among the strongest in Russia for advising on white collar crime defence. Our specialists have extensive experience of defending companies, as well as directors and senior managers, against regulatory and/or criminal prosecutions. We have experience of acting for clients in courts, before law-enforcement agencies and other state authorities in virtually all Russian regions and CIS countries.

Department Name Email Telephone
Managing Partner, Senior Partner, Private Client, M&A, Investment Projects Andrey Goltsblat
Antitrust and Competition Nikolay Voznesenskiy
Asia Practice Sergey Milanov
Banking and Finance Oleg Khokhlov
Compliance Andrey Goltsblat
Compliance Anton Gusev
Compliance Oleg Khokhlov
Compliance Nikolay Voznesenskiy
Corporate / M&A Andrey Goltsblat
Corporate / M&A Anton Sitnikov
Customs and International Trade Vladimir Tchikine
Dispute Resolution Elena Trusova
Dispute Resolution Ivan Veselov
Dispute Resolution Oleg Arkhipov
Employment, Pensions and Benefits Nadezhda Ilyushina
Energy and Natural Resources Anton Sitnikov
Energy and Natural Resources Vitaly Mozharowski
International Arbitration Yury Babichev
International Arbitration Julia Romanova
Insolvency and Bankruptcy Ivan Veselov
Insolvency and Bankruptcy Elena Trusova
Intellectual Property / IT Elena Trusova
PPP / Infrastructure Oleg Khokhlov
PPP / Infrastructure Vitaly Mozharowski
Real Estate and Construction Vitaly Mozharowski
Tax Evgeny Timofeev
White Collar Criminal Defence Anton Gusev
White Collar Criminal Defence Andrey Goltsblat
Insolvency and Bankruptcy Anton Panchenkov
Moscow Israeli desk Anton Panchenkov
TMT Ekaterina Dedova
Photo Name Position Profile
Ms Julia Romanova  photo Ms Julia Romanova
Mr Alexander Biryukov  photo Mr Alexander Biryukov
Mr Vitaly Dianov  photo Mr Vitaly Dianov
Dr Ekaterina Dedova  photo Dr Ekaterina Dedova
Ms Vera Gorbacheva  photo Ms Vera Gorbacheva
Ms Nadezhda Ilyushina  photo Ms Nadezhda Ilyushina
Mr Yuri Ivanov  photo Mr Yuri Ivanov
Mr Matvey Kaploukhiy  photo Mr Matvey Kaploukhiy
Mr Nikolay Kholshev  photo Mr Nikolay Kholshev
Ms Ekaterina Kuznetsova  photo Ms Ekaterina Kuznetsova
Mr Alexander Muravin  photo Mr Alexander Muravin
Mr Andrey Neminuschiy  photo Mr Andrey Neminuschiy
Mr Anton Panchenkov  photo Mr Anton Panchenkov
Ms Kseniya Shevchenko  photo Ms Kseniya Shevchenko
Mr Anton Sitnikov  photo Mr Anton Sitnikov
Ms Anastasia Speranskaya  photo Ms Anastasia Speranskaya
Mr Nikolay Voznesenskiy  photo Mr Nikolay Voznesenskiy
Ms Angela Glamazdina  photo Ms Angela Glamazdina
Mr Vladislav Vdovin  photo Mr Vladislav Vdovin
Mr Oleg Arkhipov  photo Mr Oleg Arkhipov
Ms Tatiana Parshak  photo Ms Tatiana Parshak
Mr Yury Babichev  photo Mr Yury Babichev
Ms Natalia Belomestnova  photo Ms Natalia Belomestnova
Mr Dimitri Antipin  photo Mr Dimitri Antipin
Ms Rimma Malinskaya  photo Ms Rimma Malinskaya
Mr Alexander Erasov  photo Mr Alexander Erasov
Mr Andrey Goltsblat  photo Mr Andrey Goltsblat
Mr George Gutiev  photo Mr George Gutiev
Mr Oleg Khokhlov  photo Mr Oleg Khokhlov
Mr Alexander Kirilchenko  photo Mr Alexander Kirilchenko
Mr Alexey Koshelev  photo Mr Alexey Koshelev
Ms Anna Kotelevskaya  photo Ms Anna Kotelevskaya
Mr Sergey Likhachev  photo Mr Sergey Likhachev
Ms Irina Malikova  photo Ms Irina Malikova
Mr Sergey Milanov  photo Mr Sergey Milanov
Mr Vladislav Safonov  photo Mr Vladislav Safonov
Mr Vladimir Tchikine  photo Mr Vladimir Tchikine
Ms Inna Firsova  photo Ms Inna Firsova
Mr Evgeny Timofeev  photo Mr Evgeny Timofeev
Ms Oksana Orlovskaya  photo Ms Oksana Orlovskaya
Mr Rustam Aliev  photo Mr Rustam Aliev
Mr Yuri Chernobrivtsev  photo Mr Yuri Chernobrivtsev
Mr Dmitry Ilyin  photo Mr Dmitry Ilyin
Ms Tatiana Khovanskaya  photo Ms Tatiana Khovanskaya
Mr Vitaly Mozharowski  photo Mr Vitaly Mozharowski
Mr Maksim Popov  photo Mr Maksim Popov
Ms Ekaterina Verle  photo Ms Ekaterina Verle
Ms Irina Shurmina  photo Ms Irina Shurmina
Mr Anton Gusev  photo Mr Anton Gusev
Ms Elena Trusova  photo Ms Elena Trusova
Ms Elena Belozerova  photo Ms Elena Belozerova
Mr Evgeny Oreshin  photo Mr Evgeny Oreshin
Mr Anton Nefedev  photo Mr Anton Nefedev
Mr Ivan Veselov  photo Mr Ivan Veselov
Ms Inna Neminuschaya  photo Ms Inna Neminuschaya
Number of lawyers : +100
Number of partners : 20
American Chamber of Commerce in Russia
RBCC
Franco-Russian Chamber of Commerce & Industry
ICC Russia
The Association of European Businesses in the Russian Federation
German-Russian Chamber of Commerce (AHK)
Non-commercial partnership 'Support in Developing Corporate Law'

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner Russia Advises Hms Group 
on Restructuring

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner Russia (formerly Goltsblat BLP in Russia) has successfully advised H.M.S. Technologies Limited (HMST), the major shareholder in HMS Group, on restructuring its 71.51% shareholding in HMS Hydraulic Machines & Systems Group Plc (LSE: HMSG) (HMS Group Plc), the Cyprus-based parent of HMS Group.


Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (russia) Llp Top-ranked By The Legal 500 2019

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BCLP Russia advised Far East & Baikal Region Development Fund on finance transaction

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Celebrating 10 Years!

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Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (russia) Representing Rushydro In Arbitration Against Kyrgyzstan

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BCLP Russia advises Da Vinci Capital on investments in global technology company DataArt

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP has advised Da Vinci Capital, a leading emerging markets private equity firm, on investing in DataArt, a leading global technology consultancy that designs and develops unique software solutions for supporting company growth momentum in key industries. 


International Tax Review again names BCLP (Russia) LLP’s tax lawyers among leading experts in Russ

International Tax Review has recently released its prestigious series of tax leaders guides, putting Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP’s lawyers among the leading individuals in Russia.


Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner appointed Sberbank’s sole legal counsel on US and EU sanctions

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner has been appointed by Sberbank of Russia, from among top Russian and international law firms, as its sole legal counsel on US and EU sanctions until 31 May 2019.


BCLP Russia advises Intl Investment Bank on USD 96.5m financing to State Transport Leasing Company

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP has successfully acted for the International Investment Bank (IIB), a multilateral development bank mainly operating in Eastern Europe, Russia and Asia, on a RUB 6bn (USD 96.5m) revolving multi-asset secured facility for financing and refinancing the acquisition of a number of passenger and special purposes aviation and mining assets with one of the biggest Russian lessors, State Transport Leasing Company (GTLK). The financing terms permit the funds to be used for the acquisition of Let L-410 Turbolet regional passenger jets, helicopters Ansats and Mi-8s with medical modules and BELAZ mining trucks. 


Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP advises Rusklimat Group on a restructuring project

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP is providing comprehensive legal and tax advisory support to Rusklimat Group, the biggest Russian manufacturer and importer of climate control equipment, in relation to its programme for restructuring the Group’s business units and divisions. This programme is designed to optimise the distribution network structure and raise the Group’s attractiveness to investors.


Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP advises Verno and Kazakhstan Infrastructure Fund

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP provides legal support to Verno, an international investment company, managing the PE fund Kazakhstan Infrastructure Fund C.V., in a project to develop and let around 25,000 sq m of warehouse premises as the first phase of a bigger plan to construct up to 100,000 sq m of Class A warehouses in Kazakhstan. The warehouse infrastructure affording perfect conditions for storing all types of freight will be located on the Kazakhstan-China border, in the Khorgos Eastern Gates special economic zone, which is a key transit point on the New Silk Road.


BCLP (Russia) represents Samsung C&T Corporation vc REMZ for recovery of $1,840,000 in debt & damage

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BCLP (Russia) advised MasterCard Member Association on Russia’s first Cash-Out service

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IPC Puts off Double Data vs. Vkontakte Hearings until 17 July

On 22 May 2018, after hearing both parties, the Intellectual Property Court (IPC) adjourned until 17 July 2018 the hearing of the dispute between Skolkovo resident OOO Double (Double Data) and VKontakte over use of public data from the social network in a search engine manner.


Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner Russia Defends Prosveshcheniye Publishers in Major Book Industry Case

The Arbitrazh (Commercial) Court of the City of Moscow has heard a trade mark dispute between Prosveshcheniye Publishing House and another Russian publisher, Ventana-Graf. The court has satisfied all the claims by Prosveshcheniye Publishing House, the claimant, recovering RUB 3.7 bn in compensation for breach of trade mark rights.


Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (russia) Acted For Vimpelcom Vs Fas Of Russia Over Sms Service Tariffs

Acting for PAO VimpelCom, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP has triumphed in the first instance, appeal and cassation arbitrazh (commercial) courts in a dispute between mobile operators and the FAS of Russia over changes to B2B SMS service tariffs.


Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP top-ranked by The Legal 500 2018

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP is a market-leading law firm in Russia according to the recent release of the prestigious international ranking The Legal 500, which top-ranks the firm in its key practice areas: Real Estate and Construction, Competition, Intellectual Property, Corporate/M&A, Litigation, Arbitration and Mediation, Tax, Employment, Banking and Finance, etc.


Goltsblat BLP advises on sale of Sailfish OS developer

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Merger Creates Global Law Firm, ‘bryan Cave Leighton Paisner’ Llp, New Name On Russian Market

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Goltsblat BLP advises Alfa-Bank on the acquisition of a stake in fin-tech company Pay-Me

Goltsblat BLP, the Russian practice of Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP), has advised Alfa-Bank on its acquisition of shares in a mobile acquiring operator working under the Pay-Me brand. The deal contemplated the early-stage investor shareholding transferred in its entirety to the bank.


Goltsblat BLP advised AFG National on its JV with Volga Group

Goltsblat BLP advised AFG National on sale of a 35% stake in its subsidiary OOO Yuzhniye Zemli to Volga Group Agro (a company consolidating Volga Group’s agricultural projects). The deal was signed on 26 December 2017. Yuzhniye Zemli produces top quality apples by a super intensive technology. The company currently manages 400 ha of orchards. In 2018, it intends to launch an additional 300 ha, build the second stage of its fruit storage facility and ramp up apple production to 10 thousand tonnes. 


GBLP has advised EDB and IIB on a RUB 8.15 bn syndicated facility

Goltsblat BLP, the Russian practice of the international law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP), has advised a syndicate of the Eurasian Development Bank (EDB) and International Investment Bank (IIB) on a project finance transaction for construction of two hydro-power plants with a total capacity of 49.8 MW in the Republic of Karelia (Russia). The RUB 8.15 bn facility will be repaid in 12 years. This is also a pilot project in Russia for the New Development Bank set up by the BRICS countries, as the creditors have used its resources for funding.


Julia Romanova Joins Goltsblat Blp As Head Of Group, Reinforcing Its Dispute Resolution Practice

Goltsblat BLP, the Russian practice of the international law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP), announces that Julia Romanova has joined the team as Head of Group, International Arbitration, White Collar Criminal Defence, to strengthen further the firm’s Dispute Resolution Practice. Before joining Goltsblat BLP, Julia Romanova was Head of the Litigation/Arbitration Practice of Moscow Office of Chadbourne & Parke LLP.


Goltsblat Blp Advises Ferronordic Machines On Its Nasdaq Stockholm Ipo

Goltsblat BLP, the Russian practice of the international law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP), has acted as the Russian legal counsel for Ferronordic Machines AB on the offering and listing of its ordinary shares on Nasdaq Stockholm.


Goltsblat Blp Advises Mts On Acquisition Of A Controlling Stake In Start-up Litebox

Goltsblat BLP, the Russian practice of the international law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP), has advised PJSC MTS, the leading telecommunications provider in Russia, on its acquisition of a controlling stake (50.82%) in the Russian retail software developer Oblachny Retail LLC operating under the LiteBox brand.


Goltsblat Blp Advises Sberbank Investments As Restructuring Agent On Genser’s Debt Restructuring

Goltsblat BLP, the Russian practice of the international law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP), has advised Sberbank Investments as restructuring agent on debt portfolio restructuring for the Genser group of companies, one of Russia’s biggest car dealers. Sberbank, VTB, Sviaz-Bank, Bank SOYUZ, Credit Bank of Moscow, and Bank ROSSIYSKY CAPITAL were involved in the restructuring, with Sberbank Investments as the advisor.


Goltsblat Blp Proves To The Supreme Court That Adjustment Of Import Vat Deductions Is Unlawful

Goltsblat BLP, the Russian practice of the international law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP), won a landmark dispute in the Supreme Court of Russia for Wine Brandy Plant Alliance-1892 LLC against Russia’s Federal Tax Service’s Inter-district Office for Major Taxpayers No. 3.


Goltsblat Blp Advises On Merger Of Two Major Taxi Aggregators In Russia

Goltsblat BLP, the Russian practice of the international law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP), has advised Fasten (owner of Saturn and RedTaxi brands), a major player on the taxi aggregator market in Russia, on its merger with RuTaxi (Vezyet / Везет and Leader / Лидер brands). 


Vitaly Dianov Appointed Goltsblat Blp Competition & Antitrust Partner

Goltsblat BLP, the Russian practice of the international law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP), announces appointment of Vitaly Dianov, PhD in law, as Competition & Antitrust Partner with effect from 1 May 2017.


Goltsblat Blp Advised On The Sale Of Drinking Water Production And Distribution Business In Russia T

Goltsblat BLP, the Russian practice of the international law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP), advised on the sale of a drinking water production and distribution business in Russia (Noringa and Clear Water brand names) to Borjomi.


Goltsblat Blp Advises Icbc On Leasing Six A321-211 To Aeroflot

Goltsblat BLP, the Russian practice of international law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP), has advised ICBC International Leasing, the leasing subsidiary of the world’s biggest financial group, on delivery of six Airbus A321-211 aircraft to Aeroflot.


Goltsblat Blp Advises On Acquisition Of A 90.99% Stake In Onexim’s Opin

Goltsblat BLP, the Russian practice of the international law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP), advised on the acquisition by Rossium group of companies of a 90.99% stake in ONEXIM's PJSС OPIN. The purchaser’s beneficiary is Credit Bank of Moscow majority shareholder Roman Avdeev.


Goltslat Blp Advises On Sale Of A 100% Share In Metcombank To Pao Sovcombank

Acting for Severgroup, Goltsblat BLP, the Russian practice of international law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP), advised on sale to PAO Sovcombank of a 100% shareholding in AO Metcombank, the biggest commercial bank in the Volgograd Region and a leader on the Russian car lending market.