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."
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


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.

A major FMCG group

Analysed the major FMCG group’s franchise model, developed an optimum relationship pattern between the Cyprus IP rightholder and the manufacturer and supplier in Russia. Developed a pertinent franchise agreement and advised on its registration with the Patent Office.


Assisted Kimberly-Clark with trade mark licensing and registration of trade mark licence agreements with the Russian Intellectual Property Office.

Metro AG

Advised Metro AG on its model of trade mark licensing and franchising in Russia, assisted with drafting and registration of all trade mark licence and franchise agreements with the Russian Intellectual Property Office.

General Electric, Kingfisher / Castorama, Krispy Kreme

Food & Beverages / Restaurants
Developed licensing/franchising models in Russia, registered contracts with the Russian Patent Office (Rospatent) and advised General Electric and Castorama on the relations between the Group companies involving granting use rights to trade marks in France and the USA.

US fashion retail company

Fashion & Beauty
Advised the Client and set up a franchise model for its Russian operations, prepared the franchise agreements for the Client’s franchise network and had them registered with Rospatent.

NALCO / An Ecolab company

Energy, Natural Resources, Mining & Infrastructure
Industrial Manufacturing
Drew up and negotiated a comprehensive licence agreement for the Client’s Russian joint venture, patent and trade mark management in Russia, worked out and implemented a confidentiality policy for protecting know-how, drafted know-how assignment and licence agreements.


Energy, Natural Resources, Mining & Infrastructure
Developed a system of licence agreements for the Client’s key software marketed in Russia.

Royal Canin

Food & Beverages / Restaurants
  • Legal assistance in concluding an exclusive supply contract for packaging products to be used in manufacture of Royal Canin goods in Russia. 
  • Advised Royal Canin on launching an online store.
  • Assisted Royal Canin with franchising and trade mark licensing and implementation of global franchising arrangement in Russia.