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Comprehensive legal advice on construction of the Russian Sector of the South/TurkStream Offshore Pipeline project from Russia to the EU:  land acquisition, spatial planning, environmental, corporate, finance, constructions, permitting and regulatory, etc.

Аdvising Schlumberger on a wide-range of legal issues, including employment, customs, tax, real estate, corporate, litigation, intellectual property and other matters, since 2009.

Advised and represented OMS Group in negotiations with Technip, a French management company, on a subcontract for rendering complex supplementary services during Yamal-LNG plant construction at South Tambey gas field.

Advised INTER RAO UES in relation to the 9.6 billion rubles loan agreement with European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).

Advised Russian Platinum Group on a number of strategic and tactical aspects of a project to develop one of the world’s largest mineral deposits, including support and representation on a number of disputes with the local authorities and in Federal Antitrust Service.

Advised Russian Platinum Group on a number of strategic and tactical aspects of a project to develop one of the world’s largest mineral deposits, including support and representation on a number of disputes with the local authorities and in Federal Antitrust Service.

Provided legal support for negotiating, structuring and executing a joint venture for setting up a NALCO/ An Ecolab Company distribution network in Russia.

Advised RusHydro on a joint venture with JSC Electric power stations (Kyrgyzstan) that provides for the construction of four hydroelectric power stations in the Kyrgyz Republic.

Advised RusHydro on a joint venture with Voith, an Austrian industrial group, for the construction of manufacturing facilities for the production of turbines in Russia.

Advised RusHydro on a strategic alliance and joint venture with Alstom associated with the construction of production facilities in Bashkorstan to manufacture large hydro-turbines for power plants.

Advised CTSD on the legal aspects of construction of a liquefied natural gas plant on Sakhalin Island, Russia, including: environmental, construction and international law matters, and representation in the state arbitration court.

Advised Tomsk Refining AB on disposal of 100% of shares in Tomskneftepererabotka LLC and TD Tomskneftepererabotka LLC.

Goltsblat BLP acted for Eurasian Development Bank on acquisition of circa 9% of shares in ZAO Verkhnekamskaya Kaliynaya Company, subsidiary of Acron Group for circa USD 100 Mln. Other investors include Vnesheconombank and Raiffeisen bank.

Providing legal support to Rosatom/ Akkuyu NPP for a nuclear power project in Akkuyu, Turkey, including on EPC services, project financing, technology transfer and other related matters (together with Pillsbury law firm).

Advised OOO MVTs 2012 (subsidiary of OAO North Caucasus Development Corporation, VEB Group), including development of a model of relations between a developer and the construction owner’s technical representative, drafting of agreements on fulfilment of the functions of the construction owner’s technical representative, contractor agreements for performance of engineering surveys, preparation of draft documents and construction of a multi-profile exhibitions centre in the Stavropol Territory.

Acting for a major Russian petroleum transportation company in a dispute with a big oil company over unjust enrichment in relation to rendering petroleum transportation services

Acting for AIG Russia Century Fund and another big US professional investor on acquisition of a stake in a major Russian oil services holding

Advising a Russian timber company on the lease and use of forest plots

Advising and acting for Transnefteprodukt on various corporate, commercial and international law matters.

Advising National Oilwell Varco on acquisition of Sakhalin Outfitters, LLC.

Advising Sevmorneftegaz on the Shtokmann gas condensate field development project: project structuring, subsoil use and environmental aspects, laying of underwater gas pipelines and construction of seaport facilities, territorial zoning, land re-categorisation, onshore infrastructure, finance, etc.

Audit of foreign worker hiring and compliance with the immigration and labour legislation for a leading global oil service company. Assessment of as-is situation and legal risk and development of recommendations on elimination of exposures, subsequent advice

Auditing the legality of the receipt of sub-soil licences and compliance with the law On the Sub-Soil by a number of Russian oil and coal companies within the scope of legal due diligence projects

Comprehensive counselling for one of Russia’s biggest oil and gas companies on the proper structuring of labour relations with its Russian employees working in a foreign jurisdiction

Defending a leading world producer of building materials as the winner of an auction for the right to use subsoil assets in a dispute with other participants in the auction

Developing a cooperation mechanism and legal framework for interaction between companies in the  nuclear industry and a Russian medical institution on a specific health services project.

Elaborating recommendations to a Russian fishing industry enterprise on the receipt and use of catch quotas.

Handling litigation involving a division of the world’s biggest gas company appealing against decisions of customs authorities on classification of goods and charging additional customs payments; a precedent-setting court decision for all foreign trade participants importing similar goods was taken on the case.

Large-scale contract and debt restructuring for the biggest Russian gold mining and diamond company.

Performing legal analysis and developing recommendations on a range of draft laws and other regulations relating to reform of the Russian electricity industry

Protecting interests of a pipeline transport system operator in a court dispute with the antimonopoly authority over access to a pipeline

Representing the interests of a biggest Russian gas company in litigation with the customs authorities over correct determination of the customs value for sale of goods to an affiliated entity at below cost price

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