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Goltsblat BLP has joined a new subcommittee for strategic innovations in the automotive sphere, set up under the Chamber of Industry and Commerce of the RF

Advised Volkswagen, Peugeot, Nissan, Philips and Mars on matters relating to consumer claims.

Assistance in developing an agency arrangement between Volkswagen and various Russian regional service centres for marketing events, training, etc.

Advising on conditions and restrictions arising in connection with issuing goods warranties, including additional (extended) guarantees (Volkswagen, Skoda, Audi)

Represented Scania Leasing on several disputes with lessees, including claims for early termination of lease agreements, reclamation of leased property, recovery of unpaid rents and fines.

Advising Nissan on the importation and sale of Euro-2 environmental class cars after 1 January 2008, customs duties and other legal business matters.

Advising on the specifics of selling second-hand goods (cars), including through the “Trade-in” system. Specific features of second-hand car warranties. (Volkswagen, Skoda, Audi)

Provided comprehensive advice to Nissan Motor on car assembly plant construction in St. Petersburg covering: the investment agreement, acquiring title to the land plot, change of permitted use thereof, permission documentation, construction aspects, infrastructure and environmental issues.

A major Korean car producer – represented the client before the FAS in relation to the licensing of car production

Advising on how to hold promotional campaigns (GoodYear)

Drafting model dealer documentation for Caterpillar in Russia. We also assisted the client in developing a structure for returns by dealers of used spares of Caterpillar machinery for their exportation from Russia and re-manufacturing into new replacement parts.

A major Japanese car producer – successfully represented the client before the FAS on matters relating to pricing policy; advice and successful representation of the client on regulatory matters in distribution relations

Advising on proper procedures for processing customers’ personal data (BP, Nissan).

Legal support for a tyre production deal between Goodyear Russia and a Ukrainian manufacturer. We analysed the deal from the viewpoint of both the Russian and the Ukrainian legislation in collaboration with our partners in Ukraine.

Provided comprehensive advice to Komatsu on a construction project for a building machinery assembly plant in the Yaroslavl Region including: site acquisition, re-categorisation and re-zoning, investment agreement, permission documentation, construction, engineering infrastructure, and environmental aspects.

We successfully represented a number of well-known German companies (motor industry) in a series of litigations against the patent-holders in disputes over patent invalidity.

A leading German car producer – advised on antimonopoly legislation covering dealership agreements and complex issues relating to transfer of the business to another region of the RF, and analysis of the terms of financial services and related contracts offered by a subdivision of the client with respect to their compliance with anti-monopoly law

A major producer of agricultural machinery – advised on anti-monopoly regulation relating to vertical (distribution) contracts, including bonuses paid to distributors

Advice to BP, Nissan, Volkswagen on processing employee personal data in the international communications between different offices.

Full legal support for projects involving signing of investment agreements on supplies to the Russian Federation of vehicle parts for industrial assembly covered by the Russian legislation envisaging exemption from or reduced customs duties. The Agreements were signed between Mitsubishi Motors and Nissan Motor and the Ministry for Economic Development of the Russian Federation.

Advising and representing the interests of major multinational agricultural equipment manufacturers within the framework of a special protection investigation conducted by the Ministry for Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation for the purpose of introducing special protective duties on grain combine harvesters imported into Russia.

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