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Commercial Law

Stability of the enterprise requires proper legal support of business activities. 

Law Synergy offers a full range of services in this area:

- contract workflow management at Client’s company (including drafting of standard contracts minimizing risks to the Client, development of local normative acts for optimization of contractual work);

- drafting, analysis and negotiation of a full range of commercial contracts, including contracts in foreign languages;

- Client representation in contract negotiations;

- drafting of local normative acts to regulate the process of contractor engagement (including public tenders and other public procedures);

- legal support of PPP projects;

- legal support of project and business financing, including so called «Olympic projects»;

- organization and conduct of public tenders and other public procedures;

- legal support and representation of the Client at public tenders, including public tenders for federal or municipal needs, public tenders conducted by state companies, etc.

- negotiation of contracts, including state contracts received through winning bids;

- drafting of support documents for contracts and contract amendment (acceptance certificates, alteration of contract, contract termination);

- analysis of possible options for contract termination (possibility of unilateral refusal to complete the obligation, termination of the contract upon request from one of the parties etc.), analysis of legal outcomes arising out of contract termination;

- development of recommendations for most effective enforcement procedures in contracts, drafting and negotiation of necessary agreements;

- development and application of efficient legal defense of parties to contract in and out of court in case of a contract breach;

- analysis and minimization of commercial risks;

- legal support of investment projects, including acceptance and carrying out of concession agreements, production sharing agreements, business activity in special economic zones;

- legal support of innovative activities;

- legal analysis of agreements previously entered into, development of recommendations for handling possible risks and development of proposals for minimization of such risks for the Client;

- legal advice on Client’s dealing with the state and municipal authorities in case of state’s exercise of control;

-  advice on customs treatments, customs tariffs and goods classification;

- development of legal reports on various commercial law matters (confidentiality, using a digital signature etc.);

-  advice on various issues of customs and exchange regulations.

Our Commercial Law team also deal with a wide range of labor law matters including:

- legal support of matters of labor law, including job-placement of foreigners;

- development and drafting of employment contracts, executive termination agreements.

- legal support of hiring and dismissal of employees, including staff reduction and relocation of personnel;

- development and drafting of contracts with board of directors members and top executives;

- development and drafting of a full range of local normative acts;

- labor litigation, representation in courts;

- alternative dispute resolution mechanisms for resolving employee grievances and legal claims, mediation services.

- due diligence reviews of labor law liabilities in corporate acquisitions.




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Recent Legal Updates


[31.07.2011] New Law on Procurement of Goods, Works and Services by Certain Categories of Legal Entitites (Federal Law No. 223-FZ)

[30.07.2011] Resolution of High Arbitration Court of Russia No. 54 On Immovable Property to be Built or Acquired in Future

[15.06.2011] Latest Amendments to the Federal Law On State Registration of Rights to Immovable Property and Transactions Involving Such Property (Federal Law No. 129-FZ)

[13.06.2011] New Federal Law Concerning the Licensing of Certain Types of Activity (Federal Law No. 99-FZ)

12.04.2010] Public Acess to Court Decisions in Russia (Federal Law No. 262-FZ)

[01.04.2010] Changes to Federal Law "On Personal Data" (Federal Law No. 363-FZ)

[16.02.2010] New Russian Law on Trade (Federal Law No. 381-FZ)

[27.01.2010] The Rates of State Duties for Legally Significant Actions Are Increased (Federal Law No. 374-FZ)

[25.01.2010] Significant Changes to Russian Corporate Law (Federal Law No. 352-FZ)

[22.01.2010] The Amendments Concerning to State Cadastre of Real estate and Registration of the Rights on Immovable Property (Federal Law No. 334-FZ)

[11.01.2010] Update On the List of Works Which Influence Upon the Safety of Capital Construction Facilities (Federal Law No. 352-FZ)

[22.12.2009] Reversal of Deadline For an Obligatory Re-registration of Charters of Limited Liability Companies (Federal Law No. 310-FZ)

[15.12.2009] New Russian Anti-Insider Trading and Market Manipulation Legislation (Federal Law No. 241-FZ)

[03.12.2009] Priority Registration of Domain Names in Cyrillic Domain .РФ (.RF)

[15.09.2009] Clarifications of the Supreme Arbitration Court of the Russian Federation on the Bankruptcy Law

[09.09.2009] Government of the Russian Federation Clarifies Instances Where Agreements Between Economic Entities Are Permissible (Resolution No. 583)

[03.09.2009] Important Changes in the Corporate Legislation (Federal Law No. 205-FZ)

[28.07.2009] Important Changes in the Antimonopoly Legislation (Federal Law No. 164-FZ)

[15.06.2009] Amendments to Federal Laws Governing Joint-Stock Companies and Securities Market

[05.05.2009] Amendment to the Bankruptcy Law (Federal Law No.73-FZ)

[09.03.2009] Changes in the Limited Liability Companies Legislation (Federal Law No.312-FZ)

[09.03.2009] Changes in Restructuring of Legal Entities Legislation (Federal Law No. 315-FZ)  

[09.03.2009] Amendments to the Protection of Legal Entities Rights During State Control Actions Legislation (Federal Law No. 294-FZ)

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Publications & Articles

[22.03.2010] Protecting The Rights of Secured Creditor Upon Bankruptcy | Article | Magazine "Commercial Real Estate"

[04.03.2010] Control of Insider Trading Activities and Manipulation of Market | Article | Magazine "Securities Market"

[11.01.2010] General Contractor: From Regulation to Self Regulation | Article | Magazine "Corporate Lawyer"

[12.12.2009] International Law Firms Tend to Dominate the Russian Legal Market | Article | Magazine "Legal Business"

[24.11.2009] When a Residential Developer Goes Bankrupt It Can Mean Trouble for Participants in Shared Construction | Article | Magazine "Finans." 

[03.11.2009] Point of View: Good Faith is not the Panacea for Buyers of Land and Country Estate | Article | Vedomosti

[05.10.2009] Anti-crisis Debt Restructuring of Russian Companies | Article | Slon.RU

[29.07.2009] Amount of the Bankruptcy Cases Will Raise Up to 40 percents | Interview | "Sobstvennik"

[16.07.2009] Tax Authorities vs. Miel | RBC-Daily

[14.07.2009] Creditor Rights Protection | Article | magazine "Finans."

[09.07.2009] Law Synergy Comments London High Court Action by VTB bank vs. Chalva Tchigirinski | Reuters, BFM.Ru, Gazeta.Ru, Pravo.Ru

[06.07.2009] Participants in Shared  Construction vs. Developers (article) | Vedomosti

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Latest News

[20.01.2010] Managing Partner of Law Synergy will be presenting at a major conference, Insolvency and Bankruptcy in Russia, organised by C5 (29 January2010)

[06.05.2009] Managing Partner of Law Synergy participated in Workshop on Distressed Debt Russia and CIS organized by C5

[05.05.2009] Who’s Who. Leading Lawyers of Russia