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Dispute Resolution


- disputes related to investment projects and real estate;

- insolvency/bankruptcy – we represent and advise on all issues relating to restructuring and insolvency litigation, we provide legal support to creditors in adversary proceedings and other insolvency litigation as well as debtors, creditors and financial institutions in liquidations and organizations;

-  banking and finance litigation - we provide legal advice and litigation services on behalf of banks and/or involving finance law and matters such as private and retail banking disputes, syndicated loan agreements, asset finance disputes, trade finance disputes, fraud and asset tracing, letters of credit, commodity claims, bank-customer disputes, and recovery strategies;

-  construction litigation- we represent developers, principals, contractors, major subcontractors, engineering and architectural consultants, and banks;

- disputes related to the real estate property (definition of legal status of the real property, conduct of real estate transactions, land parcel disputes etc.);

- disputes related to privatization of state and municipal facilities;

- disputes related to public tenders for federal or municipal needs;

- commercial litigation- we help to resolve disputes between business entities arising out of breaches of commercial contracts (including debt collection, orders of performance, termination and alteration of contracts, rescission of contract and enforcement of consequences of invalidity etc.);

- internal company disputes and shareholder disputes;

- legal support of challenging the regulatory legal acts and non-normative legal acts, resolutions and activity (inactivity) of federal authorities, local authorities, other authorities and public officials;

- legal support of establishment of facts having  legal value, including facts of possession and use of real estate property;

- legal support of cases of recognition and execution of foreign courts decisions in Russian Federation.

-  intellectual property litigation– we represent Clients in enforcement or defense of actions involving infringement of trade secrets and other confidential information, patent and trademark litigation including domain name disputes.

We offer a comprehensive list of services in dispute resolution, including:

- development of dispute resolution strategy, allowing for defense of Client’s interests in the most efficient way;

- drafting of all necessary documents;

- preparation of basis of proof;

- defense of Client’s interests in prohibitory injunctions (arrest of cash assets and other funds etc.);

- representation of the Client in arbitrage courts at all levels, including Supreme Arbitration Court of Russian Federation;

- representation and defense of the Client at International Commercial Arbitration Court;

- representation and defense of the Client at court of referees (permanent and tentative);

- legal support of judgment enforcement, including interaction with bailiffs until finalization of enforcement (receipt of monetary funds by Client’s bank);

- administrative/public law and regulatory disputes - we represent private companies and non-government organizations in regulatory disputes involving administrative and public law matters, including regulations on building, planning and zoning; foreign trade; environment and public-private partnerships).



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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