Recent Deals

"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

Chrysler

Automotive
We advised Chrysler on customs activities as part of a project to equip foreign-made vehicles with the ERA-GLONASS system. Our work scope included reviewing matters relating to exporting the system from Russia, applying customs regimes, etc.

Nokia Networks

TMT (Telecommunications, Media and Technology)
Advised Nokia Networks on structuring cross-border and domestic transactions and supply of telecommunications equipment and software to ensure compliance with the customs and tax regimes.

Famous world domestic appliances manufacturer

FMCG
Represented famous world domestic appliances manufacturer in arranging supplies of domestic appliances to a branch of the foreign company in Russia. The project covered coordination of the shipper, the carrier and the customs representative during importation and customs clearance of the domestic appliances, control over drafting of transport and commercial documents for shipment and customs purposes, and assistance in obtaining compliance declarations. The project also involved negotiations with the Customs to have the branch of the foreign company approved as goods declarant and the customs value of imported goods confirmed for the purpose of goods being supplied between related parties.

20th Century Fox

TMT (Telecommunications, Media and Technology)
Entertainment & Media
Advised 20th Century Fox on customs clearance and customs valuation of goods incorporating intellectual property. Represented the Company in courts to challenge the Customs’ actions.

Mitsubishi Motors, Nissan Motor

Automotive
Mitsubishi Motors, Nissan Motor: Full legal support for projects involving signing of investment agreements on supplies to the Russian Federation of vehicle parts for industrial assembly covered by the Russian legislation envisaging exemption from or reduced customs duties. The Agreements were signed between Mitsubishi Motors and Nissan Motor and the Ministry for Economic Development of the Russian Federation.

William Grant & Sons Limited

FMCG
Food & Beverages / Restaurants
Represented William Grant and Sons Limited on matters relating to inclusion of its trade marks on the Customs Register of IP assets and liaising with the customs authorities in order to terminate imports of counterfeit goods.

Dell

FMCG
Advised Dell on customs classification of computer monitors. During the impact assessment, our lawyers prepared a comment on the draft corpus of clarifications on classification of goods developed by the Federal Customs Service. Subsequently, our comment was attached to the opinion by the Ministry for Economic Development on assessment of the impact on the draft document prepared by the Federal Customs Service. In particular, the Ministry for Economic Development advised the Federal Customs Service to take it into account in subsequent work on the corpus of clarifications on classification of goods.

A leading German technologies and services company

TMT (Telecommunications, Media and Technology)
Development of a legal framework for a leading German technologies and services company to allow transit / resale operations into Kazakhstan through Russia.