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"Coming up with hidden critical issues."
Nalco Company
Vaclav Harant, General Director for Russia and CIS
"The team of real professionals, each of them capable, when necessary, of providing robust legal support for achieving any business objective."
Siberian Coal Energy Company (SUEK)
Alexander Redkin, Legal Director
"We would like to note the impeccable quality of the services provided to us and the high standard of professionalism demonstrated by the team, together with a profound understanding of our business specifics and strategic mission."
Sibur
Aleksey Nikiforov, Legal Support,
"… a profound understanding of how the Russian energy industry ticks and an impressive track record of energy and infrastructure projects, including with an international footprint."
RusHydro
Dmitry Panchenko, Legal Director
"An undeniable strength of the firm is its high level of competence and the ability to find the best solution to complex legal challenges."
United Metallurgical Company (OMK)
Vladimir Markin, President

Santek

FMCG
Representation of Santek in 12 cases (more than 40 court sessions) in different parts of Russia – Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod, Kazan, Samara, Essentuki, Ekaterinburg, Perm, Vladivostok, Khabarovsk. Cases are connected with using trade marks on the packaging of “Golden Eagle” coffee.

A number of well-known German companies (motor industry)

Automotive
Industrial Manufacturing
We successfully represented a number of well-known German companies (motor industry) in a series of litigations against the patent-holders in disputes over patent invalidity

A major German pharmaceutical company

Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals
Our lawyers represented the interests of a major German pharmaceutical company in a series of patent disputes relating to the client’s inventions initiated under statements of claim filed by companies producing generic medications.

FritoLay

FMCG
Food & Beverages / Restaurants
In Russia we have also represented FritoLay in a dispute involving patent infringement that might have resulted in a criminal case being initiated against our client. Our lawyers successfully defended the interests of our client during the pre-trial investigation and prevented the client from being criminally prosecuted.

General Partnership SmartMoney

TMT (Telecommunications, Media and Technology)
Our attorneys have successfully protected the rights of General Partnership SmartMoney in court disputes over unlawful use of the clients’ trade marks in domain names by Russian cyber-squatters.

Several leading international companies

FMCG
Automotive
Successfully protected the rights of several leading international companies in the fashion and cosmetics business, as well as a leading international company in the motor industry, in court disputes over unlawful use of trade marks in domain names by Russian cyber-squatters.

Sick AG

Industrial Manufacturing
Acting on behalf of Sick AG in Russia we have successfully resolved several potential disputes over unlawful use of the client’s trade marks in domain names by third parties at the prejudicial stage.

IFPI/ Sony Music Rus Universal Music Rus and Warner Music UK

TMT (Telecommunications, Media and Technology)
Entertainment & Media
Represented IFPI on behalf of three music majors – Sony Music Russia, Universal Music Russia and Warner Music UK – against the VKontakte social network in suits to defend their neighboring rights to phonograms. The first instance court ordered VKontakte to use digital fingerprinting technology to filter illegal content uploads, which is a unique instance in Russian practice. Amicable settlements with the claimants followed.

Volga Film

TMT (Telecommunications, Media and Technology)
Entertainment & Media
Represented interests of a distributor of the British film “The Death of Stalin” in a sensational case related to withdrawal by the Ministry of Culture of a distribution certificate for the film.