Advised and supporting the acquisition by a foreign investor of controlling participatory interest in a large service company in Azerbaijan;
Achieved repayment of debt in amount USD 80,000 owed to the local Branch of international power supply company;
Advised and supported the acquisition by a foreign investor of controlling participatory interest in a large service company in Azerbaijan;
Advised an international transportation & infrastructure company as to various aspects of business law in Azerbaijan;
Advised one of international investment banks on concession and PPP legislation of Azerbaijan.
Legal support of allocation of a land plot for construction of a shopping center in Vitebsk, its construction, settlement of compensation issues with the individuals, whose residential buildings were to be demolished for construction purposes. Subsequently, the project was sold to the largest retail network in Belarus;
Legal support of allocation of a land plot for construction of a shopping center in Minsk region and construction of the facility, including the issues of choosing the location of the land plot and the additional land plot, its allocation for construction, obtaining the construction permit, construction with engagement of funds of equity holders, state registration of the real estate property.
Legal support of investors’ interests in the process of conclusion of the investment agreement with the Republic of Belarus and allocation of a land plot for construction of a shopping center in Mozyr, including coordination with the Gomel Regional Executive Committee to conclude the investment agreement and additional agreements thereto, legal support of allocation of the land plot, collecting permits, concluding and performance of contract agreements, etc.
Legal support of the investor during implementation of a project on construction of a plant for production of liquefied petroleum gases, including the coordination work with the Mogilev Regional Executive Committee on conclusion of the investment agreement and additional agreements thereto, advising on the issues of conclusion and performance of construction contract agreements, of the procedure for filing claims to contractors, support of contract works;
Legal support of implementation of the investment project for construction of three administrative buildings in the Zheleznodorozhnaya street in Minsk (legal support of regulating of land relations, namely, allocation of the land plot, changing of its borders, changing of its purpose, transfer it to the partnership of owners, contract relations with equity holders);
Elaboration of the concept and the actions plan for resolving a dispute between the developer and participants in shared construction regarding the titles for the car parking lot erected during construction of a building. As a result, the state registration of the car parking lot as the property of the developer was recognized invalid by the court, the land plot was provided to the partnership of owners, and the equity holders obtained the possibility of using the car parking lot for 30 parking bays;
Advising on making investments in construction of mushroom production facilities, due diligence of a Belarusian company, support for the investor’s acquisition of shares in the company and conclusion of the SHA between the members – the investments were raised, the construction was completed, the works for startup of production are performed;
Representation of interests of an international group of companies when concluding a casino lease agreement at the Renaissance Minsk hotel, legal support of development of design documentation (coordination of conditions for obtaining permits from the owner, support of conclusion of contracts for adapting the concept developed by the international consultant, and development of specialized sections of design documentation) and implementation of construction and installation works (support of the work on conclusion of supply contracts) – the casino was launched;
Legal support of a Belarusian developer, a resident of the Minsk FEZ (advising on taxation issues, including those connected with activities in the FEZ, land relations – changing of borders of land plots, changing of their purpose, obtaining construction permits, concluding agreements with investors);
Representation of interests of a Russian investor in the course of acquisition of a major production base by purchasing a Belarusian legal entity with a preliminary DD, legal support of further reconstruction of that base (obtaining of permits, conclusion of contract agreements for development of design documents, supply agreements for structures and materials);
Representation of investors’ interests in acquisition of a land plot in the central part of Minsk by purchasing a Belarusian legal entity (the land user) with a preliminary DD and structuring of the deal for further implementation of a business center construction project. Construction of the business center is underway;
Representation of interests of a purchaser of a mortar-concrete unit for production of high-quality concrete from a bankrupt owner (negotiating with the crisis manager, representatives of the bank as the main creditor, agreeing on the terms of the deal between the seller, the creditors and the bank, verifying compliance with the procedures for deciding on disposal of property, ensuring that prices are reduced in accordance with the law, support of conclusion of the agreement, state registration of the agreement and the transfer of ownership rights);
Representation of interests of a Latvian client investing in construction projects in Belarus (review of design and cost estimate documents for projects in Minsk, support of conclusion of agreements on shared participation in construction, ensuring registration of the operating company and its current management, drafting of documents for entering of the investor, construction monitoring up to commissioning of the building);
Structuring of the deal for acquisition of premises that belonged to a state-owned company, including advising on corporate risks, ensuring compliance of the deal with the law, coordinating of the deal with government bodies;
Advising on the possibilities and the procedure for transferring a part of the land plot together with objects located on it from a state-owned enterprise to a client without an auction or other similar procedures stipulated by the law. Development of two options for implementation of the project with risk assessment, preparation of a detailed action plan;
Advising on feasibility of reconstruction of a building, which was jointly owned by numerous owners, by adding an additional floor. Preparation of the reconstruction plan approved by the city authorities, which provided for issue of permits, as well as preparation of a package of documents for collecting consents of the co-owners of premises in the building;
Legal support of acquisition of a group of companies specialized in supplying of infrastructure, industry and logistics solutions for the agro-industrial complex (oilseed processing). The M&A deal was associated with high risks, and, according to our recommendations, the client decided to purchase the plant as a separate real estate property and equipment. The work consisted of structuring the deal, drafting of the real estate sale contract and other agreements allowing to purchase the property without suspension of production activities, obtaining the consent for the deal from the Ministry of Antimonopoly Regulating and Trade of Belarus;
Representation of the client’s interests in the acquisition of real estate property when implementing an investment agreement with a state-owned enterprise for reconstruction of historical and cultural values. Review of the draft contract for reconstruction with subsequent registration of the premises in the building of historical and cultural value as ownership of the investor for the possibility of conclusion and feasibility of such contract. Development of amendments to the draft contract with inclusion of the conditions that were more acceptable for the investor;
Representation of interests of a client who performed construction activities in Ghana (Africa) during negotiations, development of documents for settlement of disputes, satisfaction of claims of customs and tax authorities in connection with returning of machinery and equipment to the Republic of Belarus.
Advising Management & Consulting Services GmbH on the waste water treatment project funded by the German Bank for Reconstruction (KfW).
Project for the Development of Tetnuldi Mountain Ski Resort - providing legal services to one of the main contractors of the Government of Georgia, working on the Hazardous Natural Zone Map.
Acting as local legal experts in KfW financed project relating to Rehabilitation of Municipal Infrastructure in the City of Batumi, Phase II and Phase IV:
Legal Advice (particularly on water sector development and local self-government as well as water sector regulation: Preparation of legal assessments; preparation and implementation of meetings with GNEWRC.
Preparation and implementation of the Adjara Water Alliance (AWA) workshop, held with Adjara stakeholders in Batumi.
Assistance in the update of the tariff structure.
Acting as local legal experts in KfW financed project relating Water sector reform of the autonomous province of Ajara:
Advice to the management of water/sanitation utility and municipal authorities of Batumi and Khelvachauri, technical and financial training and further education measures for managing water supply and wastewater collection.
Development of a wastewater regulation for Batumi and Khelvachauri, clarification of the legal framework regarding the establishment of a fee concept for the coverage of operation and maintenance costs of the wastewater disposal system. Elaboration of a fee or tariff concept for these services. Development of a service agreement for Batumi water and wastewater utility (Batumi Tskali).
Representing the interests of the consortium of Spanish, French and Turkish companies in a second stage of public tender for construction and operation of Big Almaty Ring Road (BAKAD), including review and negotiations over concession agreement and tender documentation, advice on various aspects of Kazakh law, participation in direct negotiations with the Kazakh Ministry of Investments and Development. BAKAD is the major concession project based on the Build-Transfer-Operate scheme, valued over USD 700 million;
Advising a consortium of international transportation companies in a project for construction of light-rail transport line in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Scope of work included PPP structuring, drafting commercial agreements, negotiations with state authorities.
Advising a group of major Kazakh and Russian energy enterprises on the reconstruction of Kazakhstan's largest energy enterprise, including drafting of EPC contracts. Total project value - over USD 700 million;
Advising one of the world's largest construction companies headquartered in Turkey on the dispute with the Kazakh counterparty for construction on one of the largest development projects in Almaty;
Representing Kazakhstan's largest infrastructure construction company, in several connected judicial proceedings with a subcontractor on demands of the subcontractor to reimburse the value of additional work for over KZT 5 billion, counter-claims of the main contractor to return advance payment and foreclosure upon advance payment of bank guarantee, and rehabilitation issues, the taking of injunctive relief and challenging the actions of bailiffs;
Advising a group of major petrochemical companies featuring Kazakhstan and international state and private companies for the construction of a petrochemical plant in Western Kazakhstan, including drafting EPC contracts. This was a pioneering transaction with FIDIC EPC contracts used successfully for the first time in the Kazakh petrochemical industry, and synchronised with local norms and regulations. The total project value - approximately USD 1 billion;
Advising a Korean consortium on funding a project for the construction and management of the thermal electric power plant in Central Kazakhstan, including taxation, antitrust, currency regulations, tariffs, choice of prevailing law, dispute resolution, possible legal remedies and termination of obligations, as well as the signing of a bilateral investment treaty;
Advising a top-tier transportation company headquartered in France for construction of a modern turnkey tram-line in Astana, including advice on regulations applicable to Astana New City Special Economic Zone;
Advising several major Italian construction companies on projects for the construction of roads in Western and Southern Kazakhstan and court disputes with state authorities and subcontractors;
Advising an international construction company headquartered in South Korea on the implementation of the largest commercial real estate construction project in the suburbs of Almaty, Kazakhstan, including construction standards and rules of Kazakhstan, participation in project structuring, the drafting of EPC contracts and of other commercial construction agreements;
Advising a major development company headquartered in the UAE on construction of a multipurpose administrative and residential compound in the city of Astana, Kazakhstan, including construction standards and rules of Kazakhstan, advising on project structure, and funding;
Advising a concessioner of the Aktau International Airport on drafting tender documentation, negotiations and signing of a concession agreement and EPC contract;
Advising an international reconstruction and development bank on a loan agreement for the reconstruction of the water and wastewater system in Aktau, valued at KZT 1.2 billion. The aim of the project was to enable the relevant local authorities to increase the efficiency of the water utility system operation in the region by building a municipal infrastructure;
Advising a major construction company headquartered in Spain on the construction of several transportation infrastructure facilities within Kazakhstan, including roads and bridges. The services included drafting EPC contracts, obtaining licenses and authorisations, providing advice on organisation of activities within Kazakhstan, on tax and labour-related matters;
Advising a major Turkish construction company on construction of a shopping mall in Almaty, including drafting construction contracts based on FIDIC forms, tax and corporate structuring of activity, obtaining work permits, licenses and construction-related authorisations, and due diligence of the project and participant companies;
Advising a construction holding headquartered in Germany on reconstruction of a power plant in Kazakhstan, including advice on taxation and form of legal presence in Kazakhstan, drafting and negotiations of construction contracts based on FIDIC forms, registration of legal entities in Kazakhstan and obtaining the necessary permits;
Advising a designer bureau headquartered in Italy on reconstruction of one of the biggest hotels in Almaty, Kazakhstan, including advice on the form of legal presence in Kazakhstan, drafting and negotiations of construction contracts based on FIDIC forms;
Advising an international energy consortium on the construction of a coal-fired thermal power plant in Central Kazakhstan. Total project value - approximately USD 4 billion;
Representing the interests of the main designer in litigation with a customer for drafting project documentation for several large railroad facilities. This project included several simultaneous judicial proceedings at various court instances on matters, such as, reconsideration of judicial acts based on newly discovered circumstances, validity of acts of acceptance, of debt recovery, etc;
Advising an international consulting company headquartered in Singapore on a project for reforming regulation of activities of special economic zones (SEZ) in Kazakhstan, for the purposes of increasing their effectiveness, modernising the infrastructure and attracting investment, including preparation of a comprehensive analysis of legal matters related to SEZ activities and developing recommendations on improvement in SEZ activities.
Representing interests of a client from Kazakhstan in potential purchase of a 5-star hotel in Almaty. Scope of work included thorough and complex due diligence of ownership rights and corporate structure, transaction structuring and other legal advice.)
Representing a major Turkish real estate developer in a transaction for sale of over 1000 real estate properties (flats and parking spaces) in Almaty. Advising included review of sales and purchase agreements, review of documents confirming ownership, providing assistance during sales and purchase agreement signing and other legal support.
Advising an international clothing manufacturer on purchase of several buildings and spaces in Kazakhstan. Scope of work included advising on reconstruction, service and maintenance of buildings, and leasing. Total value of purchased buildings – around USD 30 million.
Representing interests of a client, one of the largest local real estate development and property management companies, in a potential purchase of several real estate properties (including business and shopping centres) in Nur-Sultan and other cities of Kazakhstan. Scope of work included drafting project documentation, registering ownership and other activities.
Advising a building company, headquartered in Malaysia, on construction of a luxury resident complex in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Legal assistance included drafting of a construction contract, advising on different aspects of Kazakhstan’s legislation, and negotiations with subcontractors and other parties involved in the project.
Representing interests of a Kazakh industrial group in a project for oil refinery construction on the territory of Kazakhstan. Advising included project structuring and drafting a construction contract in accordance with FIDIC Silver Book.
Advising a major global property management company in relation to drafting a set of standard agreements for conclusion of property management contracts in Kazakhstan.)
Advising Fresenius C Deutschland GmbH on first PPP project in the Kyrgyz Republic “Organization and provision of haemodialysis services in Bishkek, Osh and Jalal-Abad” (Public partner – Ministry of Health of the Kyrgyz Republic). Assisting the client on realization of the PPP project, construction of four clinics and provision of haemodialysis services in the Kyrgyz Republic, including, but not limited: all questions related to realization of the project, labor, customs, licensing, healthcare regulation (ongoing, PPP Agreement was signed on 15 August 2017).
Advising International Finance Corporation in financing the installation and operation of an electronic road tolling system in the Kyrgyz Republic.
Advising one of the major Russian investment banks in a financing of construction of a gold processing plant on the second largest gold deposit in Kyrgyzstan.
Advising Export-Import Bank of China on the foreign currency loan facility provided to the Chinese-Kyrgyz gold mining company for the construction of infrastructure at one of the gold mines in the Kyrgyz Republic.
Advising Open Society Foundation on the foreign currency loan facility provided to American University of Central Asia for refinancing the construction of the new university campus.
Advising Tianjin Cement, a subsidiary of Chinese state-owned engineering conglomerate Sinoma, on financing and building of cement factory in the south of Kyrgyzstan.
Advising BPC AG (Switzerland) and its affiliates on realisation of the second ever PPP project in the Kyrgyz Republic “Electronic ticketing in public transport in Bishkek city”.
Advising Bishkek City Development Agency on all legal matters related to carrying out a feasibility study for modernisation of the parking system in Bishkek through PPP.
Advising China Telecom on construction of a nation-wide fiber network in Kyrgyzstan.
Advising China Development Bank in relation to financing the construction of an oil refinery plant in Tajikistan for 40 million USD (Phase 1), conducted a complex legal due diligence.
Advising China Development Bank in relation to 16.3 million USD loan in favour of a gold mining company for financing the construction of a carbon-in-pulp plant and conducted a due diligence.
Advising AAEngineering on doing business in Kyrgyzstan, prepared a complex memorandum on general and specific issues of corporate law, customs law, labour law, tax law, environmental protection, construction standards, etc.
Advising a major Romanian construction company in construction projects with a leading building material and construction solutions company in Moldova.
Advising one of the major German construction companies in relation to several civil disputes in public procurement matters, as well as in domestic litigations regarding public procurement proceedings in connection with works and services of public interest.Deal’s value exceeded EUR 12 million.
Advising a leading Moldovan Construction company in connection with a PPP projectas one of the most complex integrated greenfield projects developed in Moldova to date.Project valued at EUR 3.5 million.
with Leova Municipality and The Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB), regarded
Advising Denholm Hall, an international investment fund management company, on the proposed financing of the on-going mixed-used development project in Central Moscow, including legal due diligence, corporate structuring, tax and regulatory issues. The required funding was estimated at up to USD 50 million.
Conducting a legal audit of construction permits and approvals as part of a more comprehensive due diligence on the construction of a mining plant in Eastern Russia carried out in cooperation with a Chinese law firm for a Chinese bank providing financing for the project together with a Russian bank. The estimated volume of financing exceeds USD 500 million.
Representing a group of Russian and German partners for the planned construction of a greenhouse complex in the Moscow Region, including advice on land title issues, zoning and other regulatory requirements related to the project. The proposed investment exceeds EUR 200 million.
Advising a Russian representative office of an international machine-building concern, supplying refrigerating equipment for the food, chemical, oil and gas industry, refrigeration plants and facilities for winter sports and recreation on business activities in a foreign state.
Representing a Russian company in a dispute with a major European sewage, water, gas systems factory on the recovery of damages.
Representing Siberian Anthracite JSC in a dispute against Novosibirskavtodor OJSC (the largest road construction company in Siberia, contractor) regarding failed and poor-quality work performed road construction. The total amount of the claims, resolved under the settlement agreement was RUB 311 987 628.64 (around USD 8 million).
Representing Iskitimtsement CJSC in disputes against a Serbian company - Invest-Import JSC (contractor) in contesting the quality and scope of work performed under the contract for project documentation for the construction of a concrete plant and in the recovery of unjust enrichment under the contract.
Complex legal support to PNK Group, representing the client in disputes for the establishment of optimal conditions for the use of the road going to the principal's warehouse complex with total area of 65 000 square meters, the total cost of the complex construction was over USD 18 million.
Representing a large real estate developer of the Novosibirsk region in the claim for obligatory transfer of the non-residential premises with a total area of about 500 square meters amounting to USD 800 000.
Development of a legal opinion for a heat-generating company for participation in public-private partnership through a concession agreement for the management of urban heating systems in one of the cities in the Novosibirsk region.
Advising investors of bus station construction in Novosibirsk, drafting a multilateral agreement (where one of the parties is the Administration of Novosibirsk) for completion of the bus station construction.
Representing a developer of one of the largest hotels in Novosibirsk in a dispute against a dishonest agent for connection to infrastructure networks, for the amount of approximately USD 1.1 million.
Representing a real estate developer (attorney) in a dispute for the debt recovery of USD 400 000, which arose due to the failure to perform the agency agreement by the counterparty (principal).
Representing a large construction contractor in a dispute with the city administration for recovery of the cost of additional work in the amount of USD 350 000 (satisfied), and a counterclaim for recovery of penalties for delay in execution of work (fine of USD 4 million - dismissed in full).
Representing a large electrical equipment manufacturer (Elektroshchit JSC) in the proceedings on illegal refusal to enter into a contract according to the tender results with a subsidiary of Rosatom State Corporation. Following the proceedings, actions of the tender commission were declared illegal, which led to a contract for USD 12 million.
Development of a concept for the project on reconstruction of the park complex in Togliatti through public-private partnerships within the working group.
Advising a Chinese bank on financing of a construction project (9-floor office building) in Tajikistan.
Advising an international financial organisation on implementation of a toll road project in Kyrgyzstan.
Management representation of the large government enterprises and private companies in criminal cases.
Representation of one of the largest funds of European investment funds on commercial real estate in Kiev.
Registration support of land ownership rights for sale of the 5th generation logistics center, which provides the logistic flow of global operator in Eastern Europe.
Legal assistance to Uzkimyosanoat JSC in an EPC deal for construction of a chemical plant for production of ammonia and saltpetre.
Structuring and implementing and investment agreement and signing of the JVA for acquisition of 51% shares in automobile tyre manufacturing plant by Tatneft PSJC.
Assistance to a USA private investment company with drafting and structuring construction of a 100 mln US dollar cancer clinic in Tashkent region.
Carrying out two practical training courses and seminars on the use and peculiarities of FIDIC in Uzbekistan for local construction companies and state owned enterprises.
Legal and tax consultancy services to PAO Silovie Mashini in a project related to modernisation and construction of Syrdarya TEP.
Legal consultancy services in a project related to technical modernisation of Tashkent TEP.
Defence of an enterprise in gas-transport system of Uzbek oil and gas industry in Singapore International Arbitration Centre in an EPC debt recovery lawsuit against the Chinese telecom manufacturer for over 70 million US dollars.
Advising Japanese Hitachi-Zosen Corporation on issues related to entering into a EPC (FIDIC) contract for construction of LTFT reactor for “Uzbekistan-GTL” JV LLC, a project over 100 million US dollars.
Advising Chinese Corporation on a wide range of contractual obligations related to breach of EPC contract terms by General Contractor as well as on enforcement of foreign bank guarantee in a project worth more than 150 million EURO.
Advising a Consortium of Petronas, a Malaysian corporation, and Sasol, a South-African corporation, on the investment project for construction of GTL plant in Uzbekistan under the investment agreement with Uzbekistan Government (project worth over 3 billion US dollars).
Advising a Consortium of South Asian multinational companies on construction of gas chemical complex at Ustyurt region for processing of hydrocarbons (project worth over 3 billion US dollars).
Drafting and negotiating a EPC contract for supply and construction of gas pumping and compression station at Navoi TEP worth 15 million EURO.
Advising on applicable construction rules and contractual obligations under EPC contract for the construction of combined cycle power plant with capacity of 478 MW at Navoi Thermal Power lant.