Recent Deals

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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

VEB.RF

Banks & Financial Institutions
Advised VEB.RF on restructuring the debt of Ford/Sollers JV companies provided for the purposes of modernising production facilities in Naberezhnye Chelny, Elabuga and Vsevolzhsk and building an engine production plant. The project included a full update of the security package in various jurisdictions.

Genser Group

Automotive
Advising Genser Group and their restructuring agent Sberbank Investment on complex restructuring of all external financial indebtedness of the Genser Group provided by the following banks: Sberbank, VTB, Promsvyazbank, Svyazbank, Bank Soyuz, Moscow Credit Bank, Bank Rossiyskiy Capital and Belgorodsotsbank.

Rusklimat Group

FMCG
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.

X5 Retail Group NV

FMCG
Advised X5 Retail Group NV listed in London on tax and corporate aspects of cross-border restructuring of the group’s IP and real estate assets. The advice covered multi-jurisdictional issues (including the respective domestic laws of a number of European jurisdictions) and the possible implications from the Russian law and case law standpoint.

Sheremetyevo International Airport

Transportation & Logistics
Advised Sheremetyevo International Airport (Moscow) on restructuring USD 222 m syndicated facility for terminal reconstruction purposes, covering: financing, loan collateral, antimonopoly regulation, public tenders, construction, lease and infrastructure.

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

Banks & Financial Institutions
Advised the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) on its finance projects in Russia, including restructuring a USD 30 m convertible loan to a major international software vendor.

Great Wall Motors

Automotive
We are representing this Chinese company in a dissolved debtor’s bankruptcy. The bankruptcy is complicated since no assets were transferred to entities actually affiliated with the debtor, so its assets are yet to be found.

Private Client

Representing a private client in separate disputes arising from a series of insolvency (bankruptcy) procedures over having our client held secondarily liable and its controlled entities’ transactions invalidated. The amount in dispute totalled over RUB 1.3 bn. We won the disputes by having the 1.3 bn secondary liability claims against our client dismissed.

Rosta Holding Co

Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals
Leading role in consolidating the creditors of Rosta Holding Co, a major bankrupt on the pharmaceutical market:  representing the client in a major pharmaceutical debtor’s bankruptcy. The bankruptcy is complicated since the assets transferred to the debtor’s affiliates are insufficient so the debtor’s assets are yet to be found. Another difficulty is due to the large number of creditors (including several reputable pledgee banks) with claims totalling well over RUB 25 bn.