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Liniya Prava Law Firm

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Chairman of the Board: Andrey Novakovskiy
Managing Partner: Dmitriy Chepurenko
Partners: Alexey Kostovarov, Valeriya Kachura
Number of partners: 4
Number of lawyers: 20
Languages: Russian, English, French, Chinese

Firm Overview:
Liniya Prava (LP) is a leading Russian law firm with a 20-year track-record of supporting major deals on domestic market and providing a full range of services in CM, B&F, Corporate/M&A, PPP and Infrastructure, L&DR, Antitrust/competition, Tax law, RE and Construction, WCC and Business Defense, and more. Foreign clients value the expertise of the firm’s lawyers on foreign investments in all over Russia and CIS. Due to LP’s effective work for and in cooperation with various state authorities, firm’s lawyers can swiftly handle legal matters related to securities legislation, antitrust and banking regulation. 

Main Areas of Practice:
Antitrust Law & Procurements
Banking & Finance
Capital Markets
Corporate & M&A
Digital Law
Foreign Investments
Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Project Finance & PPP
Real Estate & Construction
White-Collar Crime & Business Defence

Capital Markets:
LP advises on national and cross-border transactions with equity and debt capital. The firm has supported more than 350 large scale share and bond issues (including IPOs/ SPOs, bonds (inter alia bond programmes and structured bonds), RDRs, MPCs, MTOs, securitisation). LP lawyers hold membership in the expert boards and working groups at the Central Bank of Russia.
Key Clients: Sberbank Group, VTB Group, Gazprombank, Rosbank, Housing Finance Bank, Orient Express Bank, Sovcombank, State Company Russian Highways, Severgroup, UTair, Money Man, Renaissance Capital, Obuv Rossii Group, LSR Group. 
Contact: Andrey Novakovskiy
Email: [email protected]

LP advises on acquisitions, restructuring and reorganisations; setting up and optimisation of holding structures; structuring JVs; mitigation of risks upon assessment through legal DD; investments in capital markets. The firm advises major Russian retail, iron and steel, mining, energy, telecom and investment companies including Fortune 500 Global companies and clients listed on the London Stock Exchange. 
Key Clients: AFK Sistema, IES-Holding (T Plus Group), Mechel, MTS, Power Machines, RDIF, RVC, Rossiyskiy Capital Bank, Rusnano, Renaissance Capital, Sberbank, SUEK, SNC-Lavalin, VEB, VTB Group, Vnukovo Airport. 
Contact: Valeriya Kachura 
Email: [email protected] 

Digital Law:
LP is one of the first law firms specialising in legal regulation of the IoT, block chain and other digital technologies in Russia. Its lawyers have a long-term experience in supporting projects in the sphere of technology startups, TMT and information. The firm is actively involved in legislative drafting initiatives aimed at establishment of conceptual framework and regulation of Russian digital economy.
Key Clients: MTS, CDN-Video, Wangsu Science & Technology Co, RT-Business Development, Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology Co., Ltd, Rondex Finance.
Contact: Valeriya Kachura
Email: [email protected]

Litigation & Dispute Resolution:
LP successfully protects clients’ interests in courts of general jurisdiction and state commercial courts. Over 90% of disputes have been settled in favour of the clients. The firm represents clients in banking and financial disputes, securities market disputes, corporate disputes, investment disputes, insolvency, contractual relations, IP, support private clients.
Key Clients: Sberbank, VTB Bank, Bank TRUST, Otkritie Bank, Credit Europe Bank, Deutsche Bank, Latvijas Krajbanka, Reverta, AFK Sistema, MGTS, RUSNANO, Kirovsky Zavod, Sevcable Group, Tractor plants concern, Industrial Metallurgical Holding (KOKS Group), Starr Companies, J.C. Flowers & Co, HMS Group, EuroChem Group, Nitro Industries, Kavminkurortresursy, Invest AG, Eldorado, O’KEY Group.
Contacts: Dmitriy Chepurenko
Emails: [email protected] 

Banking & Finance:
LP advises on the following financial transactions: aircraft leasing, interbank financing, syndicated lending, trade and project finance, using foreign financial products on the Russian market, bank licensing, establishment of venture capital funds, private equity funds, unit investment funds, broker, depository and exchange operations, etc.
Key Clients: Agency for Housing Mortgage Lending, Bank of Khanty-Mansiysk (Otkritie), China Development Bank, Clydesdale Bank PLC, Credit Europe Bank, Housing Finance Bank, MBRD, ROSBANK, Rossiyskiy Capital Bank, Sberbank, Setelem Bank, Soyuz, Vnesheconombank, VTB Group.
Contact: Andrey Novakovskiy
Email: [email protected] 

Project Finance & PPP:
LP advises state and private capital in a diverse range of financing arrangements and PPP transactions of varying complexity and duration. The firm assists with the implementation of infrastructure projects based on concession contracts, PPP contracts and other project finance agreements in the social sector (healthcare, housing and utilities, sports) at the regional level and in transport (airport) system development and healthcare sectors at the federal level.
Key Clients: Investment and Strategic projects committee of Saint Petersburg, Leader Invest, the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation, Vnukovo Airport, Volgograd Region Governor’s Office, etc.
Contact: Andrey Novakovskiy
Email: [email protected] 

LP provides clients with tax expertise in various aspects of Russian and international tax law. Apart from ongoing tax advice we offer the following services: advising on domestic and cross-border transactions with equity and debt capital including securitisation transactions, matters of tax effective investment in various assets and financial instruments; international tax structuring and restructuring of the existing corporate groups and business relations; tax support of HNWI (including de-offshorisation and currency control issues); support during tax audits and representation in tax trials; tax DD.
Key Clients: Russian Venture Company, RT-Invest, RT-Business Development, Abrau-Durso group, Amond&Smith, Vnukovo Airport, Severstal Management, Mosvodokanal.
Contact: Valeriya Kachura
Email: [email protected] 

Antitrust Law & Procurements:
LP supports clients in complex antitrust disputes and advises on compliance with antitrust legislation and public procurements issues. LP lawyers have a solid track record of appealing against decisions and court resolutions in favor of antitrust authority. The lawyers have obtained a comprehensive expertise through participation in legislative drafting and membership in the expert boards and working groups at the FAS of Russia.
Key Clients: Eldorado, Sberbank, Invest AG, Ural radio station, OKEY Group, Pulkovo airport.
Contact: Alexey Kostovarov
Email: [email protected] 

White-Collar Crime & Business Defence:
The team protects businesses and individuals from criminal, administrative and unfair competitive pressures. The complex of protective measures includes provision of legal counter measures against disproportionate arrests of clients’ property, provision of support to actual recovery from debtors for enforcement proceedings, as well as representation of clients at law enforcement agencies, in bailiff’s offices and other government institutions.
Contacts: Dmitriy Chepurenko
Emails: [email protected]

Foreign Investments:
LP provides full legal support to complex inbound and outbound foreign investment projects, involving parties from Russia, China, APR countries, Europe, Middle East, US, etc. The firm's expertise includes advising leading corporations and private investors on various issues: from establishing legal presence to multi-jurisdictional M&A and JV projects.
Key Clients: China Development Bank, ARC Group, Mitsui, Dirui Industrial, ChinaNetCenter, Gruma, Japanese Sogo Shosha.
Contact: Valeriya Kachura
Email: [email protected] 

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