• Advising on a major oil and gas company on sanctions restrictions and procedures for reorganisation of foreign subsidiaries.
  • Assisting with establishment of a joint Swiss-Azerbaijani joint venture for a leader in the pulp and paper industry.
  • Establishment of a Russian-Turkish joint venture for one of Rosatom's largest suppliers to build a nuclear power plant in Turkey.
  • Assisting in the reorganisation of the Russian representative office of a major trading and industrial company with an estimated annual turnover of EUR 200,000,000.
  • Advising on reorganisation of an Austrian holding company, a major supplier of equipment and materials for food production, with assets in Russia valued at more than EUR 28,000,000.
  • Reorganising the structure of subsidiaries and associates of a famous French chocolate products brand registered in Russia. Developed a strategy and action plan for structuring corporate ownership (between non-residents and residents).
  • Representing one of St. Petersburg's major property developers constructing a football stadium in preparation for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in a dispute with the Russian Federal Tax Service. The result was a more than five-fold reduction of the tax authorities' claims: from RUB 200m to RUB 35m.
  • Represented a private investor in negotiations with an Austrian bank regarding freezing of its cash assets worth over EUR 4.2 m. In the course of negotiations with the bank's management, after submitting the materials of the lawyer's investigation, an amicable settlement agreement was reached and the funds were transferred to the client's account with a Russian bank.
  • Assisted in the acquisition of a major company owning a complex of commercial real estate in the Leningrad Region. The project value was over USD 40 m.
  • Advising on the liability of a company's shareholder in the event of default by the company on its obligations to the bank, with or without a surety, with other security transactions both by the company itself and provided by the company's shareholder. The value of the company's total assets exceeds RUB 30 billion.
  • Advising on setting up a joint venture in NWFD with an investment of over USD 100 m.
  • Assisting in concluding an external economic contract for construction of a facility for a major project of SIBUR Holding PJSC. The client is one of the largest suppliers of industrial equipment for metallurgical, energy, oil & gas and petrochemical companies, both in Russia and the CIS.
  • Legal assistance for several additional share issues of a major energy company, paid for out of the sole shareholder's assets. The aggregate value of additional share issues exceeded RUB 1bn.
  • Full legal assistance to a power plant specialising in development of equipment for the nuclear industry, as well as support of procurement procedures, pre-trial and court disputes with counterparties.
  • Preparation of a legal opinion and support of reorganisation procedures in connection with the formation of a holding structure for one of the largest construction companies in the region, with participation of construction and production companies.
  • Assisting with a project for attracting private financing to a large agricultural holding. Due diligence review, preceding the pledge of a major stake in an open joint-stock company (agricultural production).
  • Developing an organisational and legal model for a project to reorganise a major retail complex in St Petersburg.  On the basis of analysis of international experience and Russian legislation, legal mechanisms for investing in the project were proposed, taking into account the historical diversity of ownership forms in the territory of the complex.
  • Reorganisation of the structure of subsidiaries and affiliates registered in the Russian Federation. Developed a strategy and action plan for structuring corporate ownership (between non-residents and residents) with minimal financial outlay, for structuring the assets of Russian companies. The total cost of the project was over RUB 700,000,000.
  • Representing a group of founding shareholders of a major defence industry company in a corporate dispute in connection with an attempted hostile takeover. The shareholders' rights were restored in full.
  • Research and development work on: "Scientifically substantiated proposals for a programme of coordinated development of highways of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation member states".
  • Development of regulations, methodologies and procedures of RCFG (Regional Centre for Financial Literacy) to provide advisory services to the public in the area of financial literacy and protection of rights of consumers of financial services.
  • Participation in the development of a programme to promote economic development of the Kaliningrad and Pskov regions.
Managing Partner, Advocate
Saint Petersburg, Russia