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Legal support for foreign direct investment projects in Russia

Provided comprehensive support for Mars Inc. projects in Russia, including the construction of six plants in three Russian regions, major acquisitions (for example, Royal Canin, Wrigley and Korkunov), permission documentation, land use, land re-categorisation and permitted use issues, environmental aspects, representation in state arbitration courts, engineering infrastructure, and public tenders.

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.

Comprehensive full scale support for Kimberly-Clark in its project for constructing a manufacturing complex in the Moscow Region.

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.

Provided comprehensive advice to Lafarge Cement on construction projects for industrial facilities in five Russian regions. This included subsoil use, licensing, the acquisition and re-categorisation of land plots (forest and agricultural land), representing the client in state arbitration courts, turnkey construction, infrastructure and environmental aspects.

Advised Saint-Gobain on construction projects for industrial facilities in four Russian regions, including: subsoil use, licensing, asset acquisition, acquisition and re-categorisation of forest and agricultural land, representation in state arbitration courts, construction, infrastructure and environmental aspects.

Provided comprehensive support for Kronospan on a construction project for a timber processing facility in the Moscow Region. This covered a subordinated loan to finance the project from the EBRD and the IFC, acquisition and re-categorisation of land plots, permission documentation, construction, engineering infrastructure, environmental aspects representation in state arbitration courts and public tenders.

Supported Guardian Industries on construction projects for two float glass plants in the Ryazan and Rostov Regions, which included: an EBRD lending facility for the project, the acquisition of land plots, re-categorisation and change of permitted use of the land, construction, engineering infrastructure, environmental aspects, permission documentation, representation in state arbitration courts and public tenders. Advised Guardian Industries on receiving a RUR 4.3bn loan facility from the EBRD.

Advised Danone on plant construction projects including: complex matters involving land use, lease, re-categorisation and change of permitted use, legal due diligence of sites, acquisition strategy development, permission documentation, construction, engineering infrastructure, land plot purchase, and environmental aspects.

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.

Provided comprehensive support for Oriflame on plant construction projects in the Moscow Region and the construction of service centres in several other Russian regions. This included the acquisition of sites and land plots, re-categorisation and re-zoning, permission documentation, construction, engineering infrastructure, environmental aspects and representation in state arbitration courts.

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Andrey Goltsblat
Managing Partner of Goltsblat BLP, Senior Partner Corporate, M&A and Investment Projects
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