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Nalco Company
Vaclav Harant, General Director for Russia and CIS
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Siberian Coal Energy Company (SUEK)
Alexander Redkin, Legal Director
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Aleksey Nikiforov, Legal Support,
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Dmitry Panchenko, Legal Director
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United Metallurgical Company (OMK)
Vladimir Markin, President

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries

Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals
Representing the client in bankruptcy proceedings of its debtor, a big pharmaceutical company. The bankruptcy proceedings are complicated by supposedly insufficient assets disposed of to the debtor’s affiliates and the need to seek out the debtor’s assets. The bankruptcy is also complicated by a multiplicity of creditors (including several well-known bank pledgeholders).

Samsung C&T Corporation

Representing the Client’s interests in ongoing Supplier’s insolvency proceedings. The team has managed to establish the Client’s claims as the Supplier’s ongoing indebtedness, which gives the Client legitimate priority over other creditors. This project is of significance to the client in the context of building up a more active presence on Russian market. Successful recovery of funds in insolvency proceedings will assure the client and the core companies within its line of business in Asia that their investments are secure and will establish further economic links in the regions (an on-going project).

Great Wall Motors

Handled a complex project for Great Wall Motors to recover over USD 50 m from a group of unscrupulous Russian counterparties. Aspects such as liquidation and insolvency of legal entities, application of international regulations and ICC Rules were involved.

Two major creditors

Banks & Financial Institutions
Provided comprehensive advice to two major creditors in the Mezhprombank bankruptcy proceedings (an on-going project).

Volkswagen Group Rus

Provided comprehensive support to Volkswagen Group Rus in bankruptcy cases of a number of former dealers. Bankruptcy creditors in one such case sought to invalidate pre-bankruptcy client/former dealer transactions to more than RUB 231 m. We succeeded in having the court uphold the legality of these transactions. As a result of the bankruptcy proceedings, our client’s claims were partially satisfied.

FG Wilson (Caterpillar NI)

Industrial Manufacturing
Successfully represented Caterpillar NI (formerly FG Wilson) to have its claims included on the register of ADD Group creditors. The claims under an English law guarantee (for the first time in Russian court history) amounted to over USD 6 m

Major global cosmetics and perfumery manufacturer

Fashion & Beauty
Provided comprehensive support to a major global cosmetics and perfumery manufacturer in the bankruptcy case of Arbat (a big perfume retailer). We succeeded in having our client’s claims, worth over USD 12 m, added to the creditor claims register and were subsequently active in exercising control over the bankruptcy proceedings and receiver’s actions.

Major foreign bank

Banks & Financial Institutions
Successfully represented a big foreign bank, helping the client in having its claims, worth over USD 30 m, included on the creditor claims register of six joint and several debtors based in four Russian regions.

Major foreign investment fund

Banks & Financial Institutions
Successfully assisted a major foreign investment fund in having its claim, worth over RUB 200 m, entered on a debtor’s creditor claims register.