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Commercial practice


Our firm provides services for the preparation and negotiation of commercial contracts, inter alia those with a foreign element, including the following categories of contracts:

Select recent experience of the Firm on matters related to commercial contracts includes:

International Trade / Export-Import Contracts

  • advising a large Russian agricultural holding on the purchase of agricultural equipment from various foreign manufacturers for the total amount of approximately USD 20 million
  • advising a French company, a fashion (clothes and accessories) manufacturer, on the conclusion of the supply contract with an exclusive Russian distributor to deliver goods to duty-free retail chains and trade centres
  • advising a Montenegrin development company regarding the conclusion of a contract with a leading British architectural firm for the interior design of a luxury hotel in the process of being constructed on the coast of the Adriatic Sea
  • advising a Russian precious metals refinery on drafting and negotiating the contract under English law for the supply of a precious metals consignment to a major international bank
  • advising an Italian manufacturer of sports cars on the export of a concept sports car into the Russian Federation
  • advising an American cosmetics company on the conclusion of a distribution contract with a Russian importer
  • advising a Russian importer on the conclusion of a distribution contract with a Korean company
  • advising a Russian developer on the delivery agreement for furnished model houses for a country cottage settlement with an American procurement company

Agency Contracts, Service Agreements, Trading and Marketing Contracts, Trust Agreements

  • advising an offshore company on an agency contract with a German company under Dutch law concerning the selection of commercial trade real estate in Russia
  • advising shareholders of a regional telecom services provider on the conclusion to the contact regarding the provision of investment banking services
  • representing the interests of a coal company in the conclusion of marketing and trading agreements for the sale of coal under Russian and English law
  • advising shareholders of a manufacturer of sporting ammunition in the evaluation of the business
  • conducting the analysis of an agreement for trust management of participatory interest in the charter capital of a Russian limited liability company

Real Estate and Construction Contracts, Lease Contracts

  • Reorganization of a real estate holding company with its relocation to a European jurisdiction
  • analysis of the legal status of a plot of land in the Moscow region
  • analysis of the terms and conditions of an investment agreement for the construction of a business centre
  • advising clients on leases of offices, retail spaces and plots of land
  • advice relating to the purchase of residential real estate property and obtaining of a mortgage in Switzerland and Spain

Employment Agreements

  • advising a foreign company in relation to outsourcing agreement with Russian recruitment agencies
  • drafting of a consulting agreement between a top manager and an investment fund
  • representation of a general director of an investment fund in the conclusion of an employment agreement and option agreement
  • preparation of an employment agreement with the managing director of a Russian representative office of a foreign pharmaceutical company in Russia
  • preparation of an option agreement with a senior manager of a Russian company

Intellectual Property Issues

  • representing a Chinese owner of a registered trademark in an IP dispute
  • advising a venture company acting in the field of energy efficient technologies on intellectual property protection
  • advising a client on the transfer of rights to software
  • advising a network of medical clinics on the registration of a trademark

Establishment and Termination of Legal Presence in Russia

  • Representing a foreign mining company in opening of a representative office in Russia
  • Representing the client in closing of a Russian representative office of a foreign cloud IT company
  • Representing a foreign international payments company in relation to opening of a bank account in Russian bank

Personal Data and Internet Regulation

  • Advising a number of foreign companies on the issues of Russian personal data regulation and transfer of storage of personal data to Russian servers as well as on the issues of cross-border transfer of personal data
  • Advising on the issues related to unlawful usage of personal data in Roskomnadzor

Tax Advisory

  • Advising of an electric power company on the tax aspects of transfer of power energy assets
  • Advising shareholders of a coal holding on the tax aspects of its reorganization

Advising on Termination of Agreements with Foreign Counterparties

  • Representing a Russian gold refinery in relation to termination of a license agreement governed by English law with a British supplier
  • Representing a Russian ski resort in relation to termination of a technical advisory agreement govern by English law
  • Representing a Russian golf club in relation to termination of a license agreement governed by English law with a British supplier.