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Legal services

Our lawyers offer full legal support to foreign companies: from registration of legal entities to support of all further business operations. The main purposes of our work are to ensure that our clients’ activities comply with all the requirements of Russian law, rule out unnecessary risks, and help achieving set business objectives as efficiently as possible. We always devise concrete and practical solutions for the assigned tasks and do not waste time and our clients’ money on theoretical opinions and advice.

1992

Over 25 years in Russia

We have been providing services to international companies in Russia since 1992.
Quality

Efficiency and speed

During that time, we have completed a great number of projects in various industries – from company registration to turnkey business sale – and developed the most efficient project implementation approaches.
Team

Comprehensive support

We are not just a team of lawyers: over 200 accounting, tax, audit and legal experts are at your service. You can reach them through personal managers who speak Russian, English, German, French and Finnish.

Our services

Corporate issues

  • Turnkey company registration (AO, OOO, representative office, branch)
  • Reorganization of legal entities (merger, spin-off, etc.)
  • Introduction of amendments to foundation/constituent documents
  • Registration of changes in management bodies (change of CEO)
  • Holding of general meetings of shareholders
  • Liquidation and bankruptcy
     
Corporate issues
Labor issues

Labor issues

  • Drafting mandatory internal regulations and corporate policies
  • Developing standard document forms (employment contracts, orders, etc.)
  • Assisting with complex staff cost optimization procedures (introduction of pay scale based on KPI; support of staff downsizing procedure, etc.)
  • Developing individual bonus and employee incentive schemes
  • Assisting with labor disputes and representing employer interests in state bodies (labor authorities, prosecutor’s office, etc.)

Migration issues

  • Obtaining Russian visas and work permits for foreign employees
  • Assisting with all migration procedures for foreign employees working in Russia
  • Advising companies on complex visa and migration issues
     
Migration law
Contracting

Contractual (commercial) relationships

  • Drafting and assisting with complex commercial contracts (sale-purchase, supply, leasing, lease and loan agreements, etc.)
  • Assisting with business negotiations with contractors
  • Advising on complex civil law issues upon conclusion and performance of contracts

Mergers and acquisitions

  • Assisting with asset acquisition and sale (property, shares in companies, etc.)
  • Assisting with joint ventures, conclusion of shareholder agreements
  • Conducting legal review of acquired assets
     
Mergers & acquisitions
Litigation

Litigation and dispute resolution

  • Pre-trial and claim settlement
  • Negotiations with debtors
  • Representation of client interests in commercial litigation
  • Disputes with state authorities
     

Our legal team

Our lawyers have gained extensive practical experience drawn from over 28 years of presence in the Russian market. We have provided services to over 2,000 companies. Our clients come in all sizes and industries from all over the world. Our lawyers are based in Moscow and St. Petersburg, and if necessary, we can also represent your interests throughout Russia.

Our reputation is our main asset. We conduct regular internal quality control, review completed projects, and keep track of our clients’ feedback.

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