General Business Law Department

Russia Regions
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What the team is known for With a head office in Kemerovo and further offices across Siberia, the Urals and in Moscow, this firm offers remarkable regional coverage. Acts for major domestic energy and natural resources companies, real estate developers and construction corporates on contentious and transactional projects. Debt recovery, bankruptcy and corporate disputes are key areas of strength. Also assists with general commercial matters, including corporate governance issues. Real estate development projects, often for industrial clients, are an area of recent activity.

Strengths Sources are quick to applaud the problem-solving skills of the lawyers. One reports: "I admire their attention to the details of every case and their ability to find the most appropriate solution for every problem."

Clients also applaud the team's insight in contentious mandates. "They are true experts in dispute resolution with abilities to foresee the opposition's moves and develop a strategy for the case," says one impressed interviewee.

Work highlights Advised Sibshakhstroy, as contractor, on contractual issues and tender procedures pertaining to the construction of several industrial facilities.

Notable practitioners

Sergei Uchitel remains "one of Russia’s leading litigators, well known among the industrial community." He represents clients in a broad range of disputes, frequently working with companies from the coal and metal industries. Sources appreciate his experience and insight, noting his "ability to compose strategies for projects of different natures."