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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

Sberbank of Russia

Banks & Financial Institutions
Represented Sberbank in arbitrazh (commercial) courts over alleged violation of the laws on procurement of goods, works or services by certain types of legal entity. The laws were allegedly breached by competition-restricting requirements set for participants. We devised a successful representation strategy, convincing the appellate court that the decision given by the FAS of Russia was unlawful.

VimpelCom

TMT (Telecommunications, Media and Technology)
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.

Re:Store

TMT (Telecommunications, Media and Technology)
Retail
FMCG
Represented Re:Store in a high-profile case brought by the FAS of Russia against Apple over alleged maintenance of distributor prices.

Tuapse Commercial Sea Port (UCL Holding)

Transportation & Logistics
Represented the Tuapse Commercial Sea Port (UCL Holding) in a case brought by the Russian FAS over alleged monopoly high prices for stevedoring services.

Federal Freight Company

Transportation & Logistics
Represented Federal Freight Company, a major railway freight operator in Russia, a 100% subsidiary of Russian Railways – owner of almost all railway network and park of locomotives in Russia, in an antitrust case launched by the FAS at the end of 2016.

Delo Group

Transportation & Logistics
Acted for Delo Group, one of the largest private transportation and logistics holding companies in Russia comprising port assets in the Azov-Black Sea, Baltic and Far Eastern basins and rail and multimodal operator of containerised cargo, during consideration of Global Ports’ application seeking to challenge the Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia (FAS) compliance order to switch to RUB tariffs. The order was issued in early 2018 due to Delo’s acquisition of a share in Global Ports. Arguments were provided supporting the fact that Global Ports has fulfilled the requirements of the FAS order on pricing policy (as was subsequently confirmed by the FAS). As a result, Global Ports withdrew its application.

Freight One and Independent Transport Company

Transportation & Logistics
Acted for JSC Freight One and JSC Independent Transport Company in a Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia case accusing the Administration of the Kemerovo Region, RZD JSCo and a number of operators of concluding agreements prohibited by articles 11 and 16 of the Law on Competition.

OMK

Mining & Metals
Support for OMK (a major Russian manufacturer of large-diameter pipes) in a case regarding an alleged cartel: division of the large diameter pipe market for construction of trunk pipelines. During the court hearings, it was proven that the parties to the agreement should be released from liability by virtue of achievement of a positive socio-economic effect.

Russian Platinum Group

Energy, Natural Resources, Mining & Infrastructure
Mining & Metals
Advised Russian Platinum Group on a number of strategic and tactical aspects of a project to develop one of the world’s largest mineral deposits, including support and representation on a number of disputes with the local authorities and in Federal Antitrust Service.