Formation and restructuring of business


  • advising on matters of corporate law and corporate governance;
  • drafting of corporate documentation - constituent documents and in-house documents;
  • drafting of contracts between business-partners (options, shareholder agreements, etc.);
  • legal consulting on matters of corporate restructuring;
  • developing and optimizing (including tax optimizing) holding structures/groups of companies;
  • structuring of direct foreign investments in Russia;
  • legal support of Russian clients’ investments abroad;
  • formation of joint ventures (Russian and foreign);
  • legal support of initial and secondary issues of shares;
  • legal support in the procedures of formation of representative offices/ branches of foreign companies in Russia.

Legal support of transactions


  • legal support of business sale and purchase agreements, merger and acquisition transactions;
  • due diligence of acquired assets;
  • legal consulting on issues arising during the course of transactions on the matters of antimonopoly, tax and labor law, etc.

Support of day-to-day business


  • providing for necessary amendments to corporate documents and registration of changes in the Unified State Register of Legal Entities – changes of the company’s address, the company’s share capital, or the shareholder(s) of LLC, etc.;
  • providing functions of a “corporate secretary” - supporting the process of preparing and maintaining the necessary corporate procedures, monitoring of compliance with the corporate law requirements, and cooperation with shareholders;
  • drafting of in-house documents and regulations;
  • consulting on matters of the company’s relationship with top-managers, shareholders, etc.

Corporate disputes


  • protection of the client’s interests – representation of a client in negotiations and in arbitration courts in the course of corporate disputes;
  • resolving issues regarding minority shareholders;
  • consulting on resolving conflicts that arise in the course of taking a decision by the general shareholders meeting, board of directors, executive bodies.

Support of registration procedures with state authorities


  • registration of different types of legal entities – limited liability companies, joint-stock companies, etc.
  • formation of representative offices, branches and standalone subdivisions;
  • registration of non-profit organizations – funds, associations, etc.
  • reorganization and liquidation of legal entities;
  • obtaining licenses and permissions;
  • cooperation with regulative authorities – registration of securities issue, notification/obtaining approvals of antimonopoly agencies, etc.
  • support of the procedure of changing of the general director, etc.

Services for foreign companies



  • advising on the matter of choosing the best form of business presence in Russia (formation of a Russian subsidiary company, a representative office or a branch of a foreign company);
  • legal support of receipt of accreditation for representative offices and branches of foreign companies in Russia (including extension of accreditation);
  • closure and cancellation of the tax registrations of representative offices and branches of foreign companies.

Our advantages

Expertise

20+ years of competence gained in all areas of civil law, tax consulting and accounting services

Reliability

Many of our client relationships have been in place for years

Cost-efficiency

Our project teams are always as small as possible and as large as necessary to complete the assignment quickly but thoroughly

One-stop service provider

The combination of legal support, tax consulting and accounting services

Individual approach

Every client has a regular contact at the partner level

Focus on support of foreign clients

Our clients benefit from our international know-how

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