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1. Light industry

Case summary

Client decided to invest in an innovative project - high-tech production. Task set before our lawyers - comprehensive support of investments.

Our role

Verification of investment object (including verification of exclusive rights to patents), registration of legal entities, as well as support of signing of SPA (Share Purchase Agreement). The transaction involved a cross-border element (English law).

Result

Based on the developed corporate and contractual structure, the client had an opportunity to create an innovative product. We managed to form a unique corporate structure in Russia and Cyprus with a number of asset transfer transactions and financing Russian and Cypriot structures.

2. Construction and development

Case summary

Client and his partner concluded an EPC-contract, which implies the participation of the client (Chinese construction company) in the modernization of the largest oil refinery in southern Russia. Under the terms of contract, the client's participation included development of a project for an oil refinery cracker with a capacity of 2.5 million tons per year, purchase and installation of equipment, construction and running tests. Our task was to advise the client on this large-scale cross-border project.

Our role

Conducting negotiations with the client and a number of subcontractors regarding preparation of the main contract, as well as advising on various legal issues of project implementation.

Result

The client received comprehensive advice on the project, which was the key to his participation in the modernization of the largest refinery in southern Russia. The importance of the project lies in its complexity: the largest EPC-contract (involving engineering, procurement and construction) in the petrochemical sector of Russia, a significant number of subcontractors.

3. Aviation

Case summary

Representation of client's interests in court disputes concerning the termination of the state contracts for construction of the runway at Sheremetyevo airport.

Our role

Representation of client's interests in courts of all instances.

Result

The case was won in courts of all instances. The complexity of the disputes is due to the subject matter of state contracts - the construction of a new runway at Sheremetyevo airport with all the necessary infrastructure. The total cost of construction is 55.7 billion rubles. For correct consideration of these disputes it was necessary to conduct multiple construction expertise, detailed analysis of expert opinions in order to verify their compliance with the requirements of law, as well as correctness of the experts’ conclusions.

4. Sports

Case summary

The client intended to sponsor a Russian tennis player. Our task - legal and tax structuring of this process.

Our role

We have built a contractual structure to provide sponsorship support to a foreign company for a Russian tennis player, advised on taxation issues in Russia for the payer and recipient of sponsorship, financial and currency control.

Result

We managed to develop a non-standard contractual structure that allowed to minimize tax and financial risks of the client.

5. Jewellery industry

Case summary

It was necessary to prevent bankruptcy of the largest player in the luxury goods market in Russia.

Our role

We supported debt and corporate restructuring of debtor company and creation of a joint venture with the bank.

Result

We prevented bankruptcy of debtor company.

6. Energy

Case summary

Determination of list of inventory objects of fixed assets of the Russian wind power plant, as well as their characteristics that are important for the purposes of accounting and tax accounting. Analysis of the possibility of applying tax benefits in respect of these objects.

Our role

We have defined the list of inventory objects and all their necessary characteristics, taking into account which of them are subjects to property tax benefits.

Result

The object received the necessary benefits. The uniqueness of the project lies in the fact that the wind power plant is a completely new facility for Russia, which determines the difficulties in the qualification of its individual facilities. The order of reflection of these objects in the accounting and tax accounting, as well as the possibility of applying tax benefits directly depends on the technical characteristics of the objects, which necessitated close cooperation between our lawyers and technical experts.