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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
Russia

Competition Tier 1

The ability to handle the full range of both contentious and advisory antitrust work differentiates the team at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP. Working closely with colleagues from the London, Brussels, and US offices, the firm frequently leverages its global footprint to represent  leading international companies in complex cases under Russian, UK, and EU competition law. In Moscow, key names include practice head Nikolay Voznesenskiy and Vitaly Dianov; the latter has particular expertise in cartel investigations, including dawn raids. Counsels Alexander Muravin and Andrey Neminuschiy are also noted.

Practice head(s):

Nikolay Voznesenskiy

Other key lawyers:

Vitaly Dianov; Alexander Muravin; Andrey Neminuschiy

Testimonials

‘Combine excellent knowledge of the rules with an understanding of how they work and how they are applied in practice by the antitrust authority and can explain that clearly. They are creative, looking for different ways to solve a problem, always ready to offer a strategy and do not shift problems onto the client.’

‘Vitaly Dianov is an honest and straightforward lawyer who loves his job and fights for the client’s interests not so much for money as for the result and reputation.’

‘Strong expertise, excellent knowledge of the FAS and courts. Ability to conclude projects on a tight schedule.’

‘Nikolay Voznesenskiy is an outstanding professional, always ready to delve into the problem and competently advise, at the same time, friendly and pleasant to talk to. Alexander Muravin is the best expert in pharmaceuticals and antitrust issues, he perfectly understands the needs of clients and finds the best solutions.’

‘Very good understanding of the specifics of our sector, knowledge and understanding of trends.’

‘Great involvement of all team members.’

‘Vitaly Dianov really listens and understands the request, takes into account the wishes of the client as much as possible.’

Key clients

Avon Group

Peugeot S. A. (PSA)

Aqua Investments LLC

Federal Freight Company

NOVATEK

United Metallurgical Company

Dr.Reddy’s Laboratories

Delo Group

Vimpel Communications (VimpelCom)

Mars

TechnoNICOL

NPK Katren

Sanofi

Medipal-Onko

Intellectual property Tier 1

Two new sub-teams have recently been introduced to further widen the range of specialist advice provided by the intellectual property offering at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP; the data protection and advertisement group is headed up by Natalia Belomestnova and the IP in technology department is under the leadership of Anton Nefedev. 'Brilliant organiserElena Trusova continues to oversee the practice, which is particularly known for its successes in representing clients from the IT and media sectors in trade mark, copyright and patent litigation. Counsel Evgeny Oreshin is also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Elena Trusova

Other key lawyers:

Anton Nefedev; Natalia Belomestnova; Evgeny Oreshin

Testimonials

‘Natalia Belomestnova’s advice has always been really clear, prompt and concise. I feel confident following her recommendations and appreciate the steps she has taken to understand our business and make sure the advice is applicable to us.’

‘The practice is uniquely able to really perfect the proposed solutions.’

‘Elena Trusova is a high-level specialist, a brilliant organiser, a perfectionist in a good way. She perfectly selected the composition of the team, thanks to which tasks are solved at 110% efficiency. Anton Nefedev is a high-level specialist.’

‘Non-standard approach, the ability to work through the situation to benefit the client.’

‘Stability, creativity, individual approach to the client.’

Key clients

Double Data

Prosveshcheniye Publishing House

Association of International Pharmaceutical Manufacturers (AIPM)

NIKE

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries

Mobile TeleSystems (“MTS”)

John Deere

Tokyo Broadcasting System Inc.

Reckitt Benckiser

Real estate and construction Tier 1

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP utilises its ‘legal knowledge, analytical and communication skills’ to take the lead on high-value commercial and industrial property transactions for a mix of domestic and international clients; Rustam Aliev is a key figure for transactional work. The practice is at the forefront of commercial property leasing matters; in a recent highlight, Yuri Chernobrivtsev successfully acted for Tinkoff Bank and negotiated the biggest-ever office lease arrangement with developer AFI Development. On the construction side, practice head Vitaly Mozharowski stands out for his longstanding experience spanning brownfield and greenfield investment projects, infrastructure work and land law issues, while counsel Dmitry Ilyin is adept at handling EPC contracts. The firm recently gave its real estate portfolio management offering a boost with the launch of Corporate Real Estate Solution, a global platform ensuring the swift management of property projects by coordinating counsel worldwide.

Practice head(s):

Vitaly Mozharowski

Other key lawyers:

Rustam Aliev; Yuri Chernobrivtsev; Dmitry Ilyin; Ekaterina Verle; Inna Firsova

Testimonials

‘Extremely flexible and available on very short notice. Straight to the point. Project-orientated.’

‘Reliability, flexibility and project orientated. I have been working with Vitaly Mozharowski for years now and I still appreciate our cooperation.’

‘I think that legal knowledge, analytical and communication skills in real estate and construction of BCLP is of very high level and quality. When preparing documents and conducting negotiations, the firm always correctly and accurately considers the wishes of the client, responds promptly and in a timely manner to inquiries.’

‘We can mention Rustam Aliev and Dmitry Ilyin. They are significant lawyers with both hard skills and soft skills at a very high level. They have wide knowledge of real estate law and we always engage them when we face complex issues.’

Key clients

Embassy of Canada

New Zealand Embassy

Podari Zhizn

Sheremetyevo International Airport

Accent Capital Partners

South Stream Transport B.V.

New Concession Company

ESN Group

Mistral Wine

Wainbridge Estates

Transport Tier 1

As a global firm with extensive international capabilities, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP is well placed to advise on complex cross-border mandates in all the relevant sub-sectors, including freight and rail logistics issues and matters involving major airports. The cross-departmental team comprises specialist practitioners including Vitaly Mozharowski, head of the construction and real estate practice; Oleg Khokhlov, who leads the banking and finance team and also oversees the aircraft finance group; and Tatiana Parshak, who advises on all types of secured and unsecured financings.

Practice head(s):

Vitaly Mozharowski

Other key lawyers:

Tatiana Parshak; Oleg Khokhlov

Key clients

Far East and Arctic Region Development Fund

Sberbank Investments

Sheremetyevo International Airport / Moscow

South Stream Transport B.V.

Crocus International

New Concession Company

Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF)

Sheremetyevo Handling

Banking and finance: Borrower side Tier 2

A key port of call for large Russian corporate borrowers, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP is growing its market presence in the area of financing and refinancing transactions. The team’s recent work includes assisting leading steel and coal producer Mechel Group with the debt restructuring of its $6bn debt to VTB and Gazprombank; managing partner Andrey Goltsblat  and the highly regarded Tatiana Parshak led on this work. The team is also very active in real estate and infrastructure finance; practice head Oleg Khokhlov acts on high-value mandates in this space.

Practice head(s):

Oleg Khokhlov

Other key lawyers:

Tatiana Parshak; Sergey Milanov; Igor Zhivotov; Artemiy Bondarev; Andrey Goltsblat

Testimonials

‘Deep knowledge of the industry, the ability to quickly adapt to the tasks of the client, to delve into the client’s business for the purpose of implementing the transaction, creating a comfortable working atmosphere between the team of lawyers, the client and the parties to the transaction.’

‘Good teamwork, efficiency when working on tough deadlines, willingness to resolve disputes in stressful conditions, deep analysis of issues. This applies to Tatiana Parshak and Igor Zhivotov.’

‘A balanced strong team that can handle large, complex transactions and process a large volume of documents in a short time. The BCLP team works well with various departments and client representatives and tries to provide the most practical advice based on the objectives of the transaction.’

‘Ability to work non-stop 24/7 and in a short time to solve assigned tasks. The extensive experience of the team allows us to successfully implement new projects. A high level of competence allows you to provide variability in solving problems and find compromises in difficult situations.’

‘Tatiana Parshak stands out for qualities such as multitasking, high efficiency, the ability to correctly and efficiently manage your team in order to obtain the best result for the client, availability (24/7, when work is underway on the project), and openness. After working with Tatiana, an extremely positive impression remains.’

Key clients

Unison Group

Mechel Group

Raven Property Group

RusHydro

DOM.RF

Gett

Banking and finance: Lender or arranger side Tier 2

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP distinguishes itself through its experience in both lender- and borrower-side work, as well as its expertise in acquisition, project and asset finance. Practice head Oleg Khokhlov has a specialism in secured and unsecured lending, and is regularly instructed by key clients of the calibre of Sberbank Investments. In addition, the team’s recent work demonstrates a strength in regulatory issues, a core area of expertise for ‘highly motivated and client-oriented partnerTatiana Parshak. Sergey Milanov is a key contact for Asia-related project finance mandates. Other key team members include counsel Igor Zhivotov and associate Artemiy Bondarev.

Practice head(s):

Oleg Khokhlov

Other key lawyers:

Tatiana Parshak; Sergey Milanov; Igor Zhivotov; Artemiy Bondarev;

Testimonials

‘Focus on results, as well as systematized and accurate work in conditions of tough deadlines.’

‘Tatiana Parshak is a highly motivated and client-oriented partner, who understands the details of the project and the work performed.’

‘I would like to mention Tatiana Parshak and Artemiy Bondarev. Loyalty, the willingness to resolve any issues that arise, the high quality of the deal, protection of the interests of the client – all are striking.’

‘The team of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP is distinguished by its high professionalism, creative approach in solving non-standard tasks, depth of analysis of emerging legal issues and responsibility in decision-making.’

‘One of our long-term and reliable partners. Excellent service, fast response times, flexible approach, full support and excellent relationships.’

‘Tatiana Parshak and Artemiy Bondarev are excellent lawyers, with a creative approach, very reliable and dedicated to their work.’

Key clients

International Investment Bank

Sberbank Investments

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Japan Bank for International Cooperation

Russian Agricultural Bank

Far East and Arctic Region Development Fund

A1

Sovcombank

Commercial, corporate and M&a: Moscow Tier 2

Praised for its ‘legal expertise, industry knowledge and sound business judgement’, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP handles a wide range of M&A and joint venture transactions. The group has a strong offering in the energy and natural resources industry, and has been notably active in the mining sector, where it attracts mandates from large clients including Swedish gold exploration company Kopy Goldfields; group head Anton Sitnikov and Matvey Kaploukhiy both have extensive energy sector experience. The team has also seen an uptick in technology sector mandates; clients single out TMT practice head Ekaterina Dedova in this space. Managing partner Andrey Goltsblat is a key contact for investment law matters.

Practice head(s):

Anton Sitnikov

Other key lawyers:

Andrey Goltsblat; Matvey Kaploukhiy; Nikolay Kholshev; Ekaterina Dedova; Anton Panchenkov

Testimonials

‘The team brings legal expertise, industry knowledge and sound business judgement.’

‘Anton Sitnikov is personable, measured, and very on-the-ball on legal matters. Nikolay Kholshev is noted both for his skills and expertise.’

‘A very strong and large team of professionals who are ready to help with any complex problem at any time. Extensive knowledge in all areas of law and excellent understanding of business aspects.’

‘Ekaterina Dedova is our key contact. A knowledgeable and very professional lawyer. Very business-oriented and able to focus on really important aspects of work.’

‘Anton Sitnikov – professionalism, honesty, reliability.’

Key clients

Mars LLC

Siberian Generating Company

Joom

ESN Group

Sovcombank

Da Vinci Capital Management

Mobile TeleSystems

RusHydro

Far East and Arctic Development Fund

Sberbank Investments

Kopy Goldfields

Cofix

Dispute resolution: arbitration and mediation Tier 2

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP’s utilises its ‘strong expertise in cross-border litigation and arbitration’ to handle investment treaty and commercial arbitration, as well as related litigation proceedings. As a result of its access to the wider firm’s global network, the group is noted for its multi-jurisdictional work, which often involves disputes in the financial and construction sectors, as well as complex issues relating to parallel proceedings and anti-suit injunctions. Elena Trusova jointly leads the team with Roman Khodykin, who splits his time between London and Moscow. Recently promoted partner Yury Babichev is recommended for his ‘authoritative knowledge and experience’.

Practice head(s):

Roman Khodykin; Elena Trusova

Other key lawyers:

Yury Babichev

Testimonials

‘BCLP’s Russian team has strong expertise in cross-border litigation and arbitration. As our counsel, they keep us fully informed on the progress of the case in a timely manner and are always ready to explain the related intricacies.’

‘Yury Babichev provides timely information about the proceedings. His authoritative knowledge and experience ensures quick interactions with the tribunal and the other party to the arbitration proceedings. He describes in great detail the course of proceedings and all available options.’

Key clients

RusHydro

Coral Energy

Donna Union Foundation

Dispute resolution: Litigation Tier 2

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP's team attracts praise for its ‘brilliant client-oriented approach’. It prides itself on its in-house advocacy capabilities, coupled with team members’ dual qualifications in the US and the UK; New York-qualified Yury Babichev, who was recently promoted to the partnership, is a key contact for shareholder litigation. The practice stands out for its high-value recent work on contentious debt recovery and contractual issues, particularly in the mining sector; its pharmaceutical and construction sector work is also noted. In addition, clients also benefit from the team's advanced use of technology, including the Clear/Cut tool utilised during the early stages of assessing disputes. The department is spearheaded by IP litigator Elena Trusova and Ivan Veselov (‘tries to understand each case inside out’). Counsel Evgeny Oreshin focuses on product liability cases.

Practice head(s):

Elena Trusova; Ivan Veselov

Other key lawyers:

Yury Babichev; Evgeny Oreshin; Rimma Malinskaya

Testimonials

‘BCLP’s dispute resolution practice demonstrates brilliant client-oriented approach and is determined to provide business-driven and realistic advice. The lawyers take any opportunity to better understand the specifics of the client’s business and apply this insight during the cooperation. Despite the fact that BCLP is an international law firm, the dispute resolution practice is the proper fit in the Russian litigation (and negotiation) environment.’

‘Ivan Veselov is a true encyclopaedia when it comes to Russian litigation and practice. Ivan tries to understand each case inside out and propose often non-standard approaches and solutions.’

‘Elena Trusova is a brilliant speaker, listening to her presentations is always a pleasure.’

‘I am well acquainted with Ivan Veselov, a partner of the practice. Ivan is well versed in the legal field; in the context of constantly changing legislation, he builds effective judicial strategies.’

‘A strong team with deep expertise in bankruptcy law and dispute resolution, ready to offer unconventional solutions in various situations. They react quickly, communicate honestly and openly with the client.’

‘BCLP’s team knows how to take the client’s side. They understand not only the legal details of the case, but also develop a technical view of the issue. They also clearly explain to the client some of the legal features and possible options for resolving issues.’

Key clients

IMC  Montan

Delrus

Double Data

Prosveshcheniye Publishing House

Nizhpharm

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.

Rusagro Group of Companies

Volga-Sport

Employment Tier 2

At Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP, the workload is split equally between contentious and advisory matters. The employment disputes team is particularly well known for its successful representation of high-end employers in the most complex cases; 'star practitionerYuri Ivanov is the key name to note for litigious work, and frequently handles unfair dismissal claims. Nadezhda Ilyushina, who heads up the practice, has extensive experience advising clients from various industries on immigration law, regulation and structuring of labour relations with top managers, personnel restructuring, and communications with trade unions.

Practice head(s):

Nadezhda Ilyushina

Other key lawyers:

Yuri Ivanov

Testimonials

‘ Everyone knows they have awesome expertise!’

‘A creative approach to each case, a desire to give practical advice, and not just rewrite the law.’

‘Yuri Ivanov is just a star practitioner of the labour practice, a very charismatic and hardworking lawyer, who fights for every case to the last, even if the chances are minimal.’

‘The labour practice lawyers are distinguished by a practice-oriented approach, which allows them to find realistic solutions in each specific case, without going into deep theoretical fabrications. This allows you to quickly and efficiently achieve the desired results. It’s a pleasure to work with them!’

‘I highly appreciate the professionalism of Yuri Ivanov – working with him is always very productive, he is very attentive to details and is very good at finding non-standard solutions. Nadezhda Ilyushina has vast experience, which, in my opinion, helps her to provide clients with an excellent service and offer legal advice on complex cases at a very high level.’

Key clients

Bridgestone

Pipe Metallurgical Company

Mars

Universal Pictures

YKK

Sanofi

Kimberly-Clark

Energy and natural resources Tier 2

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP is able to leverage the cross-departmental expertise provided by specialists at its 30 global offices to advise key players from the natural resources, oil and gas, and mining sectors at every stage of the production cycle. Practice head Aydin Jebrailov, noted by one client as an 'outstanding specialist in his field', is equally adept at handling transactional and regulatory matters, and also has comprehensive experience of complex reorganisations and transfers of subsoil rights. Corporate specialists Anton SitnikovMatvey Kaploukhiy and Anton Panchenkov are noted for their work on M&A and joint ventures. Yury Babichev, who was promoted to the partnership in January 2021, handles contentious matters.

Practice head(s):

Aydin Jebrailov

Other key lawyers:

Anton Sitnikov; Matvey Kaploukhiy; Anton Panchenkov; Yury Babichev

Testimonials

‘In my opinion, this company has an excellent system for the selection of a team of multi-directional lawyers who can answer all questions during the transaction, even the most unexpected.’

‘Aydin Jebrailov perfectly selects and leads the team. Always correct and very sociable person. Has a wide range of knowledge beyond his competence.’

‘The BCLP team is distinguished by the high quality of work on the most complex and large-scale projects – both locally and internationally. The BCLP team always provides valuable and effective strategic advice and quickly responds to our requests, offering carefully calibrated solutions, which contributes to the successful implementation of any complex tasks, cross-border transactions, and projects of strategic importance for our activities. We have been working with individual lawyers of the team for many years and are certainly pleased with our cooperation.’

‘Aydin Jebrailov is an experienced and professional lawyer with valuable knowledge of oil and gas regulation. His extensive experience and thorough knowledge of the specifics of this industry cause admiration and confidence that any problems will be solved at the highest level.’

‘We have established working relations with BCLP and Aydin’s team and the first concrete steps in our work confirm our positive work experience. The fact that I have been working with Aydin’s team for such a long period of time, despite the fact that I personally know the leading lawyers of the largest law firms working in Russia, gives an idea of my opinion about the professional level of the team in comparison with competitors.’

‘In my opinion Aydin Jebrailov is an outstanding specialist in his field, an equal to whom it is difficult to find in Russia. My opinion is the result of many years of experience.’

‘Accumulated expertise and experience, as well as a wide industry network related to energy and renewable energy in Russia and beyond. Personal interest and involvement of lawyers to drive new approaches in the energy sector in Russia, engage in complex projects, and work not only with the customer, but also with regulatory authorities to form new market rules. Strong focus on results and search for creative solutions, compromises and new opportunities for the industry, customer, supplier and practice.’

‘The BCLP team stands out for their technical excellence in all aspects of their work. Their advice is precise and pragmatic, both legally and commercially.’

Key clients

Petropavlovsk PLC

Siberian Generating Company (SUEK Group)

ESN Group

KOPY Goldfields AB

South Stream Transport B.V.

RusHydro

SIBUR

Coral Energy PTE

Eurasian Resources Group

PAO Mechel Group

PPP and infrastructure projects Tier 2

With real estate and construction expert Vitaly Mozharowski, and banking and finance specialist Oleg Khokhlov at the helm, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP offers clients a multidisciplinary approach to PPP and infrastructure projects. The firm has substantial experience advising notable sponsors, lenders and developers on the full gamut of matters, including corporate and tax structuring, financing, and regulatory issues. The group has a project portfolio which includes all major types of infrastructure, among them transport, energy, social and communications, and frequently handles complex cross-border work.

Practice head(s):

Oleg Khokhlov; Vitaly Mozharowski

Key clients

Sberbank Investments

Far East and Arctic Region Development Fund

South Stream Transport B.V.

Sheremetyevo International Airport / Moscow

Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF)

Crocus International

New Concession Company

ESN Group

RusHydro

JSC Yenisei TGK

Charity foundation Podari Zhizn (“Gift of life”)

SIBUR

Volga-Sport

Private client Tier 2

Under the leadership of managing partner Andrey Goltsblat, specialists from a number of departments, including employment, real estate and banking comprise the private client offering at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLPEvgeny Timofeev oversees the tax practice, while counsel Anna Zelenskaya leads the tax advisory group. The firm's expertise in tax-related mandates was further strengthened by the recent arrival of senior associate Dmitry Paramonov, formerly head of international tax at FBK LegalAnton Gusev, who heads the white-collar criminal defence team, acts in the full range of criminal proceedings and civil disputes.

Practice head(s):

Andrey Goltsblat

Other key lawyers:

Evgeny Timofeev; Anton Gusev; Dmitry Paramonov; Anna Zelenskaya

Testimonials

‘Professionalism, speed of work, understanding of the client’s specific requirements.’

‘I would like to especially note the professionalism of Evgeny Timofeev and Anna Zelenskaya. Deep knowledge of Russian and international legislation, an integrated approach to solving the client’s tasks, accuracy of assessment and speed of work. Fluency in English, which simplifies communication with colleagues abroad and allows you to quickly achieve results.’

Restructuring and insolvency Tier 2

The restructuring and insolvency team at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP benefits from access to the wider firm’s global network, which serves as a testament to its ability to handle substantial cross-practice restructuring work and contentious insolvency issues. The practice is noted for its use of multiple document automation systems and its cooperation with the in-house forensic technology team; in complex transactions, clients also benefit from BCLP Cubed, a tool allowing them to manage work streams and associated risks. Dispute resolution expert Ivan Veselov is a key contact, among others.

Other key lawyers:

Ivan Veselov; Elena Trusova; Oleg Khokhlov; Anton Sitnikov; Anton Panchenkov

Testimonials

‘A very detailed and comprehensive approach to the task at hand; providing information in a full and timely manner; strict adherence to all deadlines.’

‘Ivan Veselov is constantly in touch, even after working hours; he is always attentive to details, offers non-standard solutions and knows how to clearly explain his position.’

‘Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP has adopted a variety of programs to insure that their clients get the most consistent and best possible service experience they can.’

‘BCLP’s lawyers are distinguished by a high level of professionalism, client focus and communication skills.’

‘Professionalism, openness, client orientation, extraordinary thinking.’

‘Ivan Veselov is not only a great professional, but also a person with whom it is always pleasant to communicate and exchange opinions.’

Key clients

Samsung C&T Corporation

PAO Mechel Group

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries

Great Wall Motors (China)

Coral Energy PTE

Tax Tier 2

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP handles tax disputes for a mix of domestic and global companies from a wide range of industries, including energy, financial services and technology. Praised for his ‘deep tax knowledge’, practice head Evgeny Timofeev has tax consulting and litigation expertise. Also recommended is counsel Alexander Erasov, who is noted for his tax crime defence work. Counsel Anna Zelenskaya heads up the tax advisory practice. In addition, the firm recently expanded its associate-level capabilities with five appointments, particularly bolstering its offering in international tax and tax dispute resolution.

Practice head(s):

Evgeny Timofeev

Other key lawyers:

Alexander Erasov; Anna Zelenskaya

Testimonials

‘Vere competent professionals and charismatic individuals.’

‘Good combination of professionalism, involvement into the client’s business, and a sense of humor. Evgeny Timofeev and Alexander Erasov are excellent examples of that.’

‘Highly qualified specialists, quick response and quality of proposed solutions, deep understanding of the market and business risks, as well as high reliability of the proposed solutions.’

‘Evgeny Timofeev has deep tax knowledge and shows understanding in developing effective solutions. Alexander Erasov stands out for his client focus, speed of reaction, and depth of knowledge of the intersection of tax and criminal law.’

‘The BCLP Tax team are capable of understanding a case not only as advisers but also from the perspective of tax officials, since certain members of the team have experience of working for the Russian fiscal authorities. Members of the team constantly improve their professional level and even add new areas of the Russian tax law to the scope of their focus.’

Professionalism, quality and terms of performance of work, client focus. I would especially like to note the professionalism of Evgeny Timofeev and Anna Zelenskaya, who have excellent knowledge of Russian and international legislation.’

Key clients

Mars

Mobile TeleSystems

HeadHunter

Da Vinci Capital Management

Russian Gas Turbines

Siberian Generating Company

Fasten (Vezet)

Fujikura Ltd.

LafargeHolcim

Kuzbassenergo

White-collar crime Tier 2

Many former experts from government bodies bring their experience to the team at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP, ensuring that the firm remains 'well aware of procedural legislation and its subtleties'; one such recent arrival is associate Antonina Potanina, who previously worked at the Ministry of Internal Affairs. The group handles the full gamut of corporate crime cases, and displays an increasing focus on economic crime allegations, representing the interests of investors and high-net-worth individuals at all stages of the proceedings. 'Brilliant' counsel Anton Gusev leads the team, which also includes 'excellent lawyerAngela Glamazdina and tax specialist Alexander Erasov.

Practice head(s):

Anton Gusev

Other key lawyers:

Angela Glamazdina; Alexander Erasov; Antonina Potanina

Testimonials

‘Good availability, ability to offer the client a non-standard solution, proactivity, excellent understanding of the practical context of the area of expertise and the ability to act in it.’

‘Very quick response, always pragmatic advice, taking into account business specifics, willingness to help at any time and as quickly as possible.’

‘Anton Gusev and Angela Glamazdina display very effective interaction with colleagues.’

‘A team of professionals that quickly responds to requests, and is certainly focused on the interests of the business and understands its needs and specifics. The lawyers have in-depth knowledge to develop a successful line of defence, they are well aware of procedural legislation and its subtleties that can be encountered in Russian realities.’

‘Anton Gusev is a brilliant lawyer who studies in detail all the subtleties of the case and builds defence tactics for such large-scale cases, taking into account the specifics of the case, its extensive background, as well as the framework of the current political situation and the specifics of the work of the Russian legal system. I can also note the constant support for any issues that arise in the course of the case.’

‘Angela Glamazdina is an excellent lawyer with deep knowledge of the judicial system and the specifics of her work in Russia. Angela always gives clear and verified comments and advice.’

Key clients

MKNT Import LLC

 

TMT Tier 3

Ekaterina Dedova heads the practice at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP, which stands out for its corporate focus, assisting with M&A matters, restructurings, joint ventures and complex international transactions in the TMT space. Contentious and advisory IP work with a nexus to technology is another area of strength for the firm; Elena Trusova takes the lead on such mandates.

Practice head(s):

Ekaterina Dedova

Other key lawyers:

Elena Trusova

Testimonials

‘Experienced. Fast response times. Dedicated to clients.’

‘Ekatetina Dedova is a clear leader with strong client skills, expertise and management.’

‘Highly qualified practicing lawyers. There are specialists in narrow industries. All answers can be received in one place.’

‘We were lucky, we immediately chose BCLP. The team led by Ekaterina Dedova joined in solving our problem. The team is distinguished by the exact solution to the task, several solutions are offered with a description of the pros and cons of each option. The team is in touch almost around the clock.’

‘A very strong and large team of professionals who are ready to help with a complex and voluminous problem at any time. Extensive knowledge in all areas of law and excellent understanding of business aspects.’

‘Ekaterina Dedova is our key contact. Knowledgeable and very professional lawyer, very business oriented and able to focus on really important aspects of the work.’

Key clients

Da Vinci Capital Management

Joom

Sovcombank

ESN Group

Cisco International

Double Data

Mastercard Members Association

JSC Transmashholding

X5 Retail Group

PJSC Mobile TeleSystems / MTS

Headhunter

ITI Capital, the FCA

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 31 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 and 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 and 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 and 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 and 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 and 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 and 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
Energy and Natural Resources Aydin Jebrailov
Energy and Natural Resources Levon Kocharyan
Energy and Natural Resources Matvey Kaploukhiy
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
Mr Rustam Aliev  photo Mr Rustam Aliev Rustam Aliev is a Partner at Real Estate & Construction Practice. He…
Mr Dimitri Antipin  photo Mr Dimitri Antipin Senior Associate
Mr Yury Babichev  photo Mr Yury Babichev Yury Babichev is a Partner at Dispute Resolution practice. Yury is recognised…
Ms Natalia Belomestnova  photo Ms Natalia Belomestnova Natalia Belomestnova is a Counsel at Dispute Resolution practice, Head of Data…
Ms Elena Belozerova  photo Ms Elena Belozerova Elena Belozerova is an Associate Director at Customs & International Trade practice.…
Mr Alexander Biryukov  photo Mr Alexander Biryukov Alexander specialises on antimonopoly law, specifically monopolist activities and unfair competition, state…
Mr Yuri Chernobrivtsev  photo Mr Yuri Chernobrivtsev Yuri Chernobrivtsev is a Partner at Real Estate & Construction practice. Yuri…
Dr Ekaterina Dedova  photo Dr Ekaterina Dedova Dr. Ekaterina Dedova is a partner in Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia)…
Mr Vitaly Dianov  photo Mr Vitaly Dianov Vitaly Dianov, Partner, Antirust and Competition practice,is a reputable expert, who advises…
Mr Alexander Erasov  photo Mr Alexander Erasov Alexander Erasov is the Head of Tax Dispute Resolution Group at Tax…
Ms Inna Firsova  photo Ms Inna Firsova Inna Firsova is a Counsel at Real Estate & Construction practice. Inna…
Ms Angela Glamazdina  photo Ms Angela Glamazdina Senior Associate Angela specialises in acting for clients in litigations connected with…
Mr Andrey Goltsblat  photo Mr Andrey Goltsblat Andrey Goltsblat is Managing Partner of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP…
Ms Vera Gorbacheva  photo Ms Vera Gorbacheva Vera Gorbacheva is an Associate Director, Corporate/ M&A Practice. She advises private…
Mr Anton Gusev  photo Mr Anton Gusev Anton is Head of White Collar Criminal Defence Practice. Anton specialises in…
Mr George Gutiev  photo Mr George Gutiev George specialises in tax consulting and tax litigation.  He has been advising…
Mr Dmitry Ilyin  photo Mr Dmitry Ilyin Dmitry Ilyin is a Counsel at Real Estate & Construction practice. He…
Ms Nadezhda Ilyushina  photo Ms Nadezhda Ilyushina Nadezhda Ilyushina, Head of Employment, Pensions & Benefits Practice, has extensive experience…
Mr Yuri Ivanov  photo Mr Yuri Ivanov Yuri Ivanov, Counsel with the Employment, Pensions and Benefits practice, mainly focuses…
Mr Aydin Jebrailov photo Mr Aydin Jebrailov Aydin Jebrailov heads the Energy and Natural Resources practice of Bryan Cave…
Mr Matvey Kaploukhiy  photo Mr Matvey Kaploukhiy Matvey Kaploukhiy is a Partner with Corporate / M&A Practice. He focuses…
Mr Oleg Khokhlov  photo Mr Oleg Khokhlov Oleg Khokhlov is a Partner and the Head of Banking & Finance…
Mr Nikolay Kholshev  photo Mr Nikolay Kholshev Nikolay Kholshev is a Counsel, Corporate/M&A Practice. Nikolay specialises in providing full…
Mr Alexander Kirilchenko  photo Mr Alexander Kirilchenko Alexander Kirilchenko is a Counsel in Customs & International Trade practice. He…
 Dmitry Kirillov  photo Dmitry Kirillov Dmitry Kirillov is Senior Associate and Advocate. Dmitry is an experienced lawyer…
Mr Alexey Koshelev  photo Mr Alexey Koshelev Alexey Koshelev, Counsel, is a US-qualified lawyer based in Bryan Cave Leighton…
Mr Sergey Likhachev  photo Mr Sergey Likhachev Sergey Likhachev is an Associate Director at Tax practice. Sergey specialises in…
Ms Irina Malikova  photo Ms Irina Malikova Irina is a Counsel in Customs & International Trade practice. She specialises…
Ms Rimma Malinskaya  photo Ms Rimma Malinskaya As Counsel of the BCLP Dispute Resolution Practice, Rimma Malinskaya focuses on…
Mr Vitaly Mozharowski  photo Mr Vitaly Mozharowski Vitaly Mozharowski is a Partner and the Head of Real Estate &…
Mr Alexander Muravin  photo Mr Alexander Muravin Alexander Muravin, Counsel, specialises in competition and antitrust law (dominance and cartels…
Mr Anton Nefedev  photo Mr Anton Nefedev Anton Nefedev is a Counsel of the BCLP Dispute Resolution practice, Head…
Ms Inna Neminuschaya  photo Ms Inna Neminuschaya Inna Neminuschaya, Senior Associate, Commercial Practice, Cand.Sc. (Law), specialises in civil, commercial…
Mr Andrey Neminuschiy  photo Mr Andrey Neminuschiy Andrey Neminuschiy, Counsel, Antitrust and Competition practice, is an expert in antitrust…
Mr Evgeny Oreshin  photo Mr Evgeny Oreshin Evgeny Oreshin is a Counsel at Dispute Resolution practice. Evgeny specialises in…
Ms Oksana Orlovskaya  photo Ms Oksana Orlovskaya Oksana is a Counsel in the Moscow office of the firm and…
Mr Anton Panchenkov  photo Mr Anton Panchenkov Anton Panchenkov is a partner in Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner’s Corporate/M&A practice.…
 Dmitry Paramonov photo Dmitry Paramonov Dmitry Paramonov is a Senior Associate with the Tax Practice at Bryan…
Ms Tatiana Parshak  photo Ms Tatiana Parshak Tatiana is a Partner in Banking & Finance Practice in the Moscow…
Mr Maksim Popov  photo Mr Maksim Popov Maksim Popov is an Associate Director in the Real Estate & Construction…
Ms Julia Romanova  photo Ms Julia Romanova As Counsel in our Dispute Resolution Practice, Julia has extensive experience acting…
Mr Vladislav Safonov  photo Mr Vladislav Safonov Vladislav Safonov is an Senior Associate – Head of Trade Investigations in…
Ms Kseniya Shevchenko  photo Ms Kseniya Shevchenko Kseniya focuses primarily on corporate and financial transactions, particularly mergers and acquisitions,…
Mr Anton Sitnikov  photo Mr Anton Sitnikov Anton Sitnikov heads the Corporate / M&A Practice of Bryan Cave Leighton…
Ms Anastasia Speranskaya  photo Ms Anastasia Speranskaya Anastasia Speranskaya, Associate Director, has advised on numerous market entry projects and…
Mr Vladimir Tchikine  photo Mr Vladimir Tchikine Vladimir Tchikine is a Partner and the Head of Customs & International…
Mr Evgeny Timofeev  photo Mr Evgeny Timofeev Evgeny Timofeev is a Partner and the Head of Tax practice. He…
Ms Elena Trusova  photo Ms Elena Trusova Elena Trusova is a Partner at Dispute Resolution practice. Elena also heads…
Mr Vladislav Vdovin  photo Mr Vladislav Vdovin Vladislav Vdovin, Head of Commercial/Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals Practice, focuses on distribution, e-commerce…
Ms Ekaterina Verle  photo Ms Ekaterina Verle Ekaterina Verle is a Counsel at Real Estate & Construction practice. Ekaterina…
Mr Ivan Veselov  photo Mr Ivan Veselov Ivan Veselov is a Partner in the Dispute Resolution Practice. Widely recognised…
Mr Nikolay Voznesenskiy  photo Mr Nikolay Voznesenskiy Nikolay Voznesenskiy, Partner, is the Head of Antitrust and Competition.  Nikolay’s specialist…
Ms Anna Zelenskaya photo Ms Anna Zelenskaya Counsel, Head of Tax Advisory
Mr Igor Zhivotov photo Mr Igor Zhivotov Igor Zhivotov is a Counsel in Banking & Finance practice. He is…
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 DEFENDS DOUBLE DATA IN A PRECEDENT-SETTING DISPUTE WITH VKONTAKTE

After the 12 February 2021 hearing in a case brought by the owner of the VKontakte social network against Skolkovo resident OOO Double (Double Data), developer of Double Data software, over lawfulness of processing open data on the VKontakte social network, the Moscow Commercial Court awarded the case to Double Data, represented by Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner. The full judgement was produced on 22 March 2021 and may be found here.

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner advises Gazprom Neft on launching JV with Zyfra

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, formerly Goltsblat BLP in Russia, has completed its mandate for Gazprom Neft relating to its JV with Zyfra for developing a digital industrial platform and promoting new process solutions in the oil and gas sector.

BCLP advises Mubadala Investment Company on a venture investment in MEL Science

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner has advised Mubadala Investment Company on an investment in MEL Science. This London-based company has raised USD 14 m in Series B funding from investors to support expansion of its subscription-based science education business.

BCLP Russia advised Algorithmics on raising investment from Winter Capital Partners and RCIF

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner has advised Algorithmics, a well-known international maths and programming school, on raising USD 10 m in investment from Winter Capital Partners and the Russia-China Technological Investment Fund (RCIF, set up by the Russian Direct Investment Fund and the China Investment Corporation), and on acquisition by Winter Capital Partners of the stakes held by a number of the company’s minority shareholders.

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

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP (formerly Goltsblat BLP in Russia) is once again named one of the best law firms on the Russian legal market by the recently released The Legal 500.


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

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP advised the Far East and Baikal Region Development Fund on a finance transaction for construction of a new terminal in the Far East and development of airport infrastructure


Celebrating 10 Years!

Today is a big day for Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP, formerly Goltsblat BLP in Russia: the firm is celebrating ten years since merging with international law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner. Since then, Goltsblat BLP has evolved into a leader on the Russian legal market and, following one of the biggest ever transatlantic mergers, also globally, under the new brand Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP.


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

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP (formerly Goltsblat BLP in Russia) is representing RusHydro, a Russian energy major, in an international arbitration brought against the Kyrgyz Republic over the termination of the intergovernmental agreement dated 20 September 2012 for construction and operation of the Upper-Naryn hydroelectric power plants. 


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.


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

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP has brought yet another victory for its client,  Samsung C&T Corporation, in the proceeding against REMZ (Rostovskiy ElectroMetallurgicheskiy Zavod) caused by the breach by the latter of a supply contract.  The court ordered REMZ to pay USD 1,050,000 of principal debt and USD 790,000 in damages. The decision of the court of first instance was appealed by REMZ, but the court of appeals reaffirmed it without modification.


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

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP has advised MasterCard Member Association on launching an innovative service on the Russian market: simultaneous cash-out with POS payment by bank card at shop tills (tentatively named “Cash-Out” or “Purchase with Cash Back”). 


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

Goltsblat BLP, the Russian practice of Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP), which will operate as Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP from April 2018, advises Open Mobile Platform-DC LLC and RUSINTECH LLC on sale of 75% in Open Mobile Platform-DC and 75% in Votron LLC to Rostelecom PJSC. 


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

Following a vote by the Partnerships of both Bryan Cave LLP, one of the leading US law firms, and Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) LLP, including its Russian practice Goltsblat BLP, the two firms have announced they will merge, officially launching in April 2018. The new firm will be called Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner with combined revenues of over US$900 million. As the result of the merger Goltsblat BLP will continue to operate in Russia under the new name Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP. The merger brings together two organisations widely recognised for their innovative approaches to client service, into one global, fully financially integrated law firm. Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner will provide clients with access to international practice and sector teams in 32 offices across 11 countries and a platform of approximately 1600 lawyers.


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 Gett On Its Usd 100 M Financing From Sberbank

Goltsblat BLP, the Russian practice of international law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP), has advised Gett, a global on-demand mobility company, on its USD 100 m financing from Sberbank.


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.