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Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP The Legal 500 2019

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP, Goltsblat BLP, The Legal 500.

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Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLPcontinue to have a strong presence in Moscow.


The lawyers at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP stand out due totheir impressive professionalism and deep passion for competition law.The department is headed byNikolay Voznesenskiy, who isa true leader in competition matters.Vitaly Dianovis recommended for providinggreat defence servicesand for hisexcellent understanding of the internal functioning of the FAS. The team successfully represented Russian mobile operator VimpelCom in complex proceedings against the FAS concerning changes to B2B SMS service tariffs. Other clients include Sberbank of Russia and Mastercard Members Association.


The IP team at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP is praised for itsincredible professionalism, unique creativity in coming up with solutions to complex problems and its balanced business-oriented approach.The firm is defending Double Data in precedent-setting proceedings alleging unauthorised data collection and violations of certain IP rights held by VKontakte, a Russian competitor to Facebook. Practice headElena Trusovastands out for herexceptional dedication and great power to convince and win any dispute. Other key clients include the Association of International Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and OJSC Publishing House Prosveshcheniye.Evgeniy Oreshinhasthe strongest analytical and advocacy skills, according to one client;Anton Nefedevisoutstandingly motivated; and senior associateIrina Shurminaisincredibly professional.


Standing out for itsunique combination of professionalism, hard work and client-oriented, practical approach,Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLPs practice is headed byVitaly Mozharowski, who hasvast experience and cutting-edge knowledge of real estate. Also highly recommended areRustam Aliev,a fantastic lawyer and a strong, results-driven expert, andYuri Chernobrivtsevwhoprovides insightful advice and strategic directions.

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Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP providestop-notch transactional supportandprompt, effective and accurate legal advice. Thehighly professional and result-orientatedteam has a strong offering in domestic M&A matters. In recent work, it advised Open Mobile and Rusintech LLC on the sale of a 75% stake in Open Mobile and the disposal of a 75% stake in Votron to Rostelecom, and handled Siberian Generating Company's acquisition of a 78% stake in Sibeco. Key practitioners in thewell-connected practiceare department headAnton Sitnikovand partnersMatvey Kaploukhiy,Anton PanchenkovandEkaterina Dedova. Managing partnerAndrey Goltsblatis the other key figure.

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Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLPs team ofhighly qualified specialistsprovidesvalue for moneyand acts for a mix of financial institutions, energy and IT clients in domestic and major arbitral institutions.Roman Khodykin, who divides his time between the London and Moscow offices, is acting in a number of high-value international arbitration disputes, notably for energy sector clients.Elena Trusovais experienced in representing clients across a diverse range of industries in domestic and cross-border proceedings. CounselYury Babichevis active in commercial and investment arbitrations, where he regularly assistsAndrey Goltsblat.

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Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLPdemonstrates a strong understanding and remains up-to-date with local legal developments. The practices handles IP litigation, real estate, commercial and tax-related disputes, among others. Key practitionerIvan Veselovis focused and quickly identifies the key solutions and obstacles for any given task; he recently handled a number of disputes in the pharmaceutical, construction and transport space. TheindispensableElenaTrusovaleadsonIP-relateddisputes.

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Clients value Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLPs banking practice for itsaccurate legal advice and commitment to invest its time and effort to build a long-term relationship. The practice's wide-ranging expertise includes handling domestic and international financing matters, and it has recently won new instructions from multilateral development agencies; in one highlight it advised the International Investment Bank and the Far East and Baikal Region Development Fund on project financing a new passenger terminal and airport infrastructure in Khabarovsk. Demonstrating expertise in debt restructuring,Oleg Khokhlovassisted the EBRD with restructuring a $30m convertible facility to Prognoz Group by way of a debt-to-equity swap. Recently promoted partnerTatiana Parshakisa brilliant lawyer and a safe pair of hands in complex transactions.

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Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLPs strong expertise in real estate finance is evident inTatiana Parshakacting for Raven Property Group on two secured facilities totalling 65m from VTB Germany for leveraging the acquisition of commercial real estate properties in St Petersburg.Oleg Khokhlov, who is another key figure, handled a number of corporate and financing structuring and ICO matters in the fintech sector.Igor Zhivotovregularly assists Khokhlov with various complex transactions. The group also has a strong track record handling restructuring.


The employment practice at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP iscapable of achieving incredible results quicklyanddelivers a superb client management service. Recommended for theirstrong legal expertise and creative ideas',head of the departmentNadezhda Ilyushinaand counselYuri Ivanovsuccessfully defended Teva Pharmaceutical Industries in proceedings regarding claims brought by former employees.


Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLPs team handles complex restructuring mandates, often in multiple jurisdictions, as well as bankruptcy proceedings for domestic and international clients. In recent highlights, a cross-disciplinary team consisting ofOleg Khokhlov,Elena TrusovaandIvan Veselovare advising the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development on restructuring a $30m convertible facility to Prognoz Group through a debt-to-equity swap arrangement, in the process changing the EBRDs role from a lender to a minority equity investor. Khokhlov acted for Sberbank Investment on a complex restructuring of all external financing provided to the Genser Group.


Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP's full-service tax practice has a strong reputation asone of the best tax advisory and tax litigation teams in Russia,according to one client. The sizeable team, headed by theoutstandingEvgeny Timofeev,whoalways suggests the most practical and efficient solutions, attracts domestic and international clients, including Rusklimat, the HeadHunter Group and OBI, with its'professionalism, sound technical knowledge of tax matters and outstanding experience'. Timofeev is assisting Da Vinci Capital with the preparations for acquisitions of several platforms relating to the setup of a new joint investment fund in Luxembourg valued at $20m.Vladimir Tchikineleads on customs and indirect tax matters, while associate directorSergey Likhachevfocuses on tax disputes.

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With its'in-depth understanding of the specifics of the TMT sector',the team at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP advises on matters involving cryptocurrencies, innovative payment systems, technology transfer and development. Led byEkaterina Dedova, the team advised key client Da Vinci Capital during the second round of the initial coin offering of the Telegram Group. Other notable clients include Double Data, Mobile TeleSystems and MasterCard Members Association.


The transport department at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP is headed byVitaly Mozharowski. Highlights included providing legal support to the Sheremetyevo International Airport during its $1bn reconstruction, as well as advising the International Investment Bank on the acquisition of multiple passenger and special purpose aviation assets.

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Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLPs white-collar crime practice has expertise in tax and fraud matters and cybercrime. The team expanded its capabilities with the hire ofJulia Romanovafrom Chadbourne & Parke.Anton Gusevis a key name to note; his recent work includes securing the dismissal of criminal charges against the employees of a subsidiary of one of the biggest Russian metallurgical companies and successfully suspending criminal investigations for a major construction materials manufacturer.Alexander Erasovis a name to note for tax-related disputes, criminal defence and investigations.


Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP retains a strong client base in the energy, mining and oil and gas sectors, counting Sibur and Uralkali as clients. The practice is assisting with project finance, development and regulatory matters concerning the Russian section of the $20bn South TurkStream Offshore Pipeline project from Russia to Turkey. In other work,Matvey Kaploukhiyadvised Siberian Generating Company on acquiring 78% of the shares in Sibeco, andVitaly Mozharowskiis assisting Akkuyu NPP with transactional matters regarding a greenfield nuclear power project in Akkuyu, Turkey.Anton Sitnikovfocuses on M&A and joint venture deals.


Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP has notable expertise in the infrastructure sector where it is involved in significant domestic projects including the $1bn reconstruction of Sheremetyevo International Airport. In other highlights, real estate and construction specialistVitaly Mozharowskiis advising on the construction of landfall facilities and the laying of the Russian part of the gas pipeline as part of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline system project.Oleg Khokhlovis assisting the Far East Development Fund with project financing for the construction of a new passenger terminal and airport infrastructure in Khabarovsk.


Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP advises beneficiaries and high-net-worth clients on corporate restructuring, immigration and family law matters.Evgeny Timofeevheads the team, which includesAnna Zelenskaya.


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