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
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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."
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

William Grant & Sons Limited

Food & Beverages / Restaurants
We are representing William Grant & Sons Limited – a major importer of alcoholic beverages into Russia in a series of actions against importation and distribution of counterfeit products in Russia.


Food & Beverages / Restaurants
Drafted a franchise agreement for a trade mark portfolio and other IP assets of a big quick-cook noodle manufacturer (more than 70 IP items) Mareven and advised on Rospatent registration of the agreement. Developed a set of internal documents introducing trade secret arrangements within the company.


Offcial consultant for NIKE on IP and advertising issues for FIFA World Cup 2018 held in Russia. Our team provided advice on a broad range of issues, including review of legal compliance by NIKE’s advertising campaigns, placement of outdoor advertising, use of offcial symbols of sports events and images of sportsmen, risks related to copyright and trade mark rights, trading restrictions and organisation of sports events.

Ilya Naishuller

TMT (Telecommunications, Media and Technology)
Entertainment & Media
Advised Ilya Naishuller, director, scriptwriter and producer of the Sci-Fi action film Hardcore in relation to a transaction contemplating the sale of rights to the movie to STX Entertainment, a US based global media company. This transaction is one of the largest international deals ever for the Russian film industry.

Tommy Hilfiger

Fashion & Beauty
Advised Tommy Hilfiger on structuring its presence in Russia; supported launch of a representative office in Russia. Provided full-scope legal and tax support in acquisition of retail business from a major franchisee. As a result, the brand owner accessed landmark trade centres and key selling locations.


Advised regarding a strategy for having a trade mark recognised as well-known.

Mistral Wine

Food & Beverages / Restaurants
Advising Mistral Wine, a major food and alcohol producer and distributor, a part of the Mistral group, on its acquisition of 200 ha of vineyards and a winery with a designed output of 840,000 litres per year in Russia’s Krasnodar Krai. The deal is the first big-ticket investment by the Group, one of the leading domestic alcohol importers, in its own wine estate in Russia.

Joom SIA

Advised Joom SIA on buying a 10% stake in on-line shopping platform iGooods, the retail food delivery service with the biggest turnover.