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

Abbott Laboratories

Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals
Retail
Developed a cooperation model between Abbott Laboratories and pharmacy chains to encourage the latter to promote pharmaceutical products and purchase bigger volumes of products when bought from independent distributors rather than directly from manufacturers.

LafargeHolcim

Industrial Manufacturing
LafargeHolcim: evaluated whether the client correctly applied or intended to apply regional property tax benefits in two different Russian regions: for one property, application of the above tax benefit in the elapsed period was to be assessed, while for the other property, located in a different region, the possibilities of the benefit being applied were to be assessed given established court practice and the risks the taxpayer might face in applying it evaluated. 

Ferronordic Machines AB

Automotive
Advised Ferronordic Machines AB, an authorised dealer of Volvo Construction Equipment, Terex Trucks, Dressta and other related equipment in Russia, on the tax aspects of having ordinary company shares offered and listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange NASDAQ. We conducted a tax due diligence and analysed tax risks and tax assets in connection with the IPO contemplated by the client.

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.

Mars

FMCG
Food & Beverages / Restaurants
Mars: extensive ongoing tax assistance to  and their Russian subsidiaries in relation to their distribution activities in Russia aimed at tax-efficient structuring of the client’s advertising, promotion and distribution activities in Russia, including adaptation of distribution agreements, structuring of the distribution of point-of-sale materials (POSM) and justifying a no-VAT status of bonuses paid to retailers.

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.

Da Vinci Capital Management

Banks & Financial Institutions
Advised Da Vinci Capital on the structuring and set-up of a new fund, Global Fintech Solutions (GFS) in Luxembourg. The fund manages the portfolio of Da Vinci Capital’s fintech projects.

TechnoNICOL

Industrial Manufacturing
Advising TechnoNICOL, a major international manufacturer of construction materials, on corporate restructuring including coordination with a number of other jurisdictions

RusHydro

Energy, Natural Resources, Mining & Infrastructure
Advised RusHydro, one of the biggest Russian hydropower companies, on de-offshorisation of the holding structure for one of its major projects and the cross-border tax implications of the proposed restructuring.