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

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.*

INPEX

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.*

A Russian power generating company

Energy, Natural Resources, Mining & Infrastructure
Advised a Russian power generating company on joint venture arrangements with a Chinese partner in respect of potential projects to build and operate storage-based hydroelectric and flood control dams.

A major Japanese oil importing company

Energy, Natural Resources, Mining & Infrastructure
Advised a major Japanese oil importing company on its participation in a proposed USD 4.5 bn syndicated loan to ROA Rosneft, a major Russian oil company.*

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

Energy, Natural Resources, Mining & Infrastructure
Banks & Financial Institutions
Represented The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in a five-year loan to finance the initial development of an Arctic oil field in the Komi Republic in the north-eastern part of European Russia by a small independent operator committed to environmental improvements and transparency; the borrower, OOO Pechora Energy is a 100-per cent Russian subsidiary of UK-registered Concorde Oil and Gas plc.*

A Japanese SPC entity

Energy, Natural Resources, Mining & Infrastructure
Provided advice on Russian foreign currency restrictions and tax matters to a Japanese SPC entity established for developing oil & gas deposits on the Sakhalin continental shelf.*

A major Russian petrochemical company

Energy, Natural Resources, Mining & Infrastructure
Supported a major Russian petrochemical company in drafting and negotiating a distribution agreement with a Chinese distributor.