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

Consortium of Japanese energy companies

Energy, Natural Resources, Mining & Infrastructure
Advised a consortium of Japanese energy companies and conducted a due diligence review of a medium-sized Russian oil & gas company based in Irkutsk Region; reviewed its licences, project documentation, real estate rights to use the surface area above its oil & gas fields, title to its extraction facilities and private pipelines, environmental and other compliance.*

A US oil major

Energy, Natural Resources, Mining & Infrastructure
Advised a US oil major on the international legal framework for construction of a submarine pipeline for the export of natural gas from Sakhalin Island to Japan; provided advice on Russian customs, tax and public international law.*

A Japanese government-controlled entity

Advised a Japanese government-controlled entity on its participation in an international consortium of sponsors for the development of the Kovykta gas and gas condensate field in Irkutsk Region, Russia.*

Dentsu Inc.

Represented Dentsu Inc., a major Japanese advertisement agency, in its first acquisition of a Russian company from Video International Group, one of the biggest Russian media sales giants, and establishment of an advertising subsidiary of Dentsu Inc. in Russia, Dentsu-Smart LLC.*

Japanese hotel chain

Providing comprehensive legal support to Japanese hotel chain within the Russian Federation, including on acquiring assets and advising on structuring of a hotel business in Russia.

SBI Holdings Inc.

Banks & Financial Institutions
Assisted SBI Holdings Inc., a Japanese investment bank, on the forming of its USD 100 m investment fund with IFC Mertopol, a Russian financial institution, and establishing the investment and management entities of the fund.*


Energy, Natural Resources, Mining & Infrastructure
Advised INPEX, a major Japanese oil & gas company, on its acquisition of a minority equity stake in a Russian oil & gas venture company set up in Irkutsk Region by JOGMEC, a Japanese government entity, and ZAO INK, a medium-sized Russian oil company.*

Sang Fei

TMT (Telecommunications, Media and Technology)
Advised Sang Fei in connection with business set-up and development in the Russian Federation.

Shanghai Forte Land Co., Ltd

Advised Shanghai Forte Land Co., Ltd on privatisation by its controlling shareholder, Fosun International Limited, by way of a voluntary conditional cash offer for all the H Shares in Shanghai Forte. Shanghai Forte is an H Share company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.