Firm Profile > Dechert Russia LLC > Moscow, Russia

Dechert Russia LLC
UL. GASHEKA 7 STR. 1
123056 MOSCOW
Russia

Commercial, corporate and M&a: Moscow Tier 3

Dechert Russia LLC's corporate practice is led by seasoned corporate specialist Laura Brank, who is supported by Evgenia Korotkova. The team has knowledge of Russian, UK and US law, which is utilised when advising on large multi-jurisdictional M&A transactions. The department is equally well-versed in corporate governance issues, compliance work and commercial contractual arrangements. The team demonstrates a breath of experience across multiple sectors with particular strength in the manufacturing, mining and metals, private equity and technology industries.

Practice head(s):

Laura Brank

Testimonials

Dechert houses an excellent team of corporate and M&A counsels led by experienced and professional partner Laura Brank.

Dechert Moscow’s team is very knowledgeable and has practical experience dealing with issues in Russia.

Laura Brank is a native English speaker, which is a huge benefit in getting clear communication. She has other lawyers in her team who are Russian natives but whose communication in English is also seamless.

Laura Brank is outstanding, experienced and punctual lawyer who is equally knowledgeable in US, English and Russian law.

Key clients

ABBYY

Aton

Daimler

Dufry

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

GBT

Hyatt International

Kinross Gold Corporation

Mechel

Raytheon

Russian Direct Investment Fund

VMware

VTB Capital

Dispute resolution: arbitration and mediation Tier 3

At Dechert Russia LLC, the trial, investigations and securities department sits as part of the firm’s wider dispute resolution practice. In its work on significant multi-jurisdictional disputes, the Moscow-based office draws upon the expertise of the firm’s offices worldwide, and works closely with the teams in London and Washington DC. Beyond its strength in commercial and investment treaty arbitration, the team is also acting in litigation relating to the recognition and enforcement of foreign arbitral awards. Managing partner Laura Brank is a key contact for arbitration-related matters and has specialist expertise in proceedings in the financial services sector. Associate Maryana Batalova is also noted. In late 2019, former practice head Yuri Makhonin departed to Rybalkin, Gortsunyan & Partners.

Testimonials

Dechert has a sophisticated arbitration practice in Moscow, which is known for its excellent commercial approach.

We enjoyed working with Dechert’s team. We can describe the team as professional, responsible and highly competent team.

Key clients

Enka

FedEx

Hochtief

Metrolit

STS Media

Energy and natural resources Tier 3

Dechert Russia LLC's team, led by Laura Brank, advises on upstream, midstream and downstream oil and gas operations. In the power sector, the practice advises on EPC contracts, offtake agreements and various supply-side contracts, as well as on the financing of captive power plants and the sale of shares in energy companies. Brank's practice focuses on cross-border M&A, joint ventures, and debt and equity financing transactions.

Practice head(s):

Laura Brank

Real estate and construction Tier 3

Dechert Russia LLC assists a mix of domestic and international clients with real estate transactions, and provides general real estate advice on all types of real estate properties. The department works with the firm’s dispute resolution group on contentious matters concerning construction projects. Managing partner Laura Brank is the key contact.

Practice head(s):

Laura Brank

Key clients

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Hyatt

Banking and finance: Lender or arranger side Tier 4

Led by Laura Brank, Dechert Russia LLC fields a multidisciplinary team, which has substantial experience assisting banks, multilateral financial institutions, export credit agencies and a variety of funds and corporations. The department utilises the expertise of the firm’s team in London, particularly on issues relating to complex multi-jurisdictional debt matters, equity deals and project financings.

Practice head(s):

Laura Brank

Key clients

Alfa-Bank

Deutsche Bank AG

Eurobank Ergasias S.A.

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Mechel

Moneygram International

Potentia Capital

Southern Kuzbass OAO

VTB Capital

Yakutugol HC OAO

Dispute resolution: Litigation Tier 4

Dechert Russia LLC’s Moscow-based practice is fully integrated with the firm’s global dispute resolution group and has significant experience in handling a variety of disputes at a domestic and international level. Senior associate Maryana Batalova has expertise in corporate, commercial and bankruptcy-related litigation. Laura Brank is also noted. In late 2019, Yuri Makhonin departed to Rybalkin, Gortsunyan & Partners.

Testimonials

We loved working with Dechert on our case. We received practical advice in perfect time and solved our problems in the least “painful’ manner possible.

Dechert’s team is known for its success-oriented approach. Team members are extremely pleasant and easy to work with. I admire that they are able to step into the shoes of their clients and give very practical advice.

Maryana Batalova is a brilliant lawyer who can understand what clients truly need.

Key clients

Deutsche Bank AG

Enka İnşaat ve Sanayi A.Ş.

Eurobank Ergasias S.A.

Fedex, Inc.

Hochtief

Metrolit

Sberbank of Russia

Restructuring and insolvency Tier 4

Dechert Russia LLC’s practice has substantial strength in financial restructuring, which is evidenced in the expertise of managing partner Laura Brank. The team handles complex cross-border restructuring and insolvency work and leverages its close cooperation with the firm’s London team. Yuri Makhonin departed to Rybalkin, Gortsunyan & Partners.

Practice head(s):

Laura Brank

Testimonials

A hard-working team focused on their clients and their needs; Dechert has an excellent reputation for bankruptcy-related disputes, particularly of a cross-border nature.

Key clients

Commerzbank AG

Deutsche Bank AG

Enka

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Hochtief

Metrolit

Dechert’s Moscow team includes some of the leading advisors on both domestic and cross-border corporate, real estate and financing transactions, and domestic and international dispute resolution in the region. Our senior lawyers have advised on matters in Russia and involving Russian companies since the early 1990s.

With lawyers fluent in English and Russian – and qualified to practice in Russia, the United States and the United Kingdom – we provide legal expertise, commercial judgment and cross-border capabilities together with an appreciation of the region’s political and cultural sensitivities and regulatory and administrative practices.

Department Name Email Telephone
Office Managing Partner Laura M. Brank laura.brank@dechert.com +7 499 922 1100
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