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Muranov, Chernyakov and Partners

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Managing Partners: Alexander Muranov, Dmitry Chernyakov
Number of partners: 5
Number of lawyers: 35
Languages: English, Russian

Firm Overview:
Muranov, Chernyakov & Partners law firm was established in 2003. It is now one of the leading law firms of Russia. The firm specialises in dispute resolution in the state and commercial courts (arbitral proceedings) as well as before various administrative bodies (antimonopoly bodies, etc.). The firm’s lawyers and attorneys provide clients on issues connected with corporate, private international, tax, competition law and the WTO law.

PRACTICE AREAS:
■ Litigation
■ International Commercial Arbitration
■ Corporate law/M&A
■ Competition/Antitrust
■  Bankruptcy/Restructuring Tax

Main Areas of Practice:

Litigation:

■Representing the interests of PJSC Transneft in the arbitration under the claim against PJSC Sberbank for invalidation of the currency option with a barrier event transaction and application of the consequences of its invalidity
■Defending the interests of PJSC Rosseti as well as members of the Board of Directors and the General Director of PJSC IDGC of Center from recovery of 900 mln. roubles of losses in a corporate dispute
■Defending the interests of OJSC Metallurgical Plant Electrostal in the Supreme Commercial Court of the Russian Federation in the dispute with OJSC RZD for recovery of losses in the amount of over 77 mln. roubles incurred as a result of loss of a valuable cargo
■Defending the interests of PJSC IDGC of the South under the shareholders’ claim on challenging two additional issues of shares for the amount around 2.5 bln. roubles

International Commercial Arbitration:
■Providing legal support and advising one of the world’s major oil companies PJSC Rosneft and its subsidiaries regarding the issues of Russian and international law in foreign courts under the complex projects essentially dealing with international arbitration matters
■Representing one of the largest insurance groups in conflict resolution by participation in mediation procedure in London
■Representing a golf club in arbitration against a large bank in Sweden in the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce
■Preparation of numerous expert opinions on cases examined in international commercial arbitration courts as well as in courts of the UK, the USA, the Netherlands, Switzerland and other jurisdictions

Corporate/M&A:
■Legal support of the restructuring of relations between shareholders of a group of companies holding quotas for catching Kamchatka crab
■Preparation of a corporate agreement under a large project (construction of a bridge across Amur river on the border of Russia and China) for the Russian investment fund
■All-round legal support of the M&A transaction for the sale of a block of shares in a joint-stock company – major Russian manufacturer of automated systems for management of uninterrupted technological processes
■All-round legal support of the restructuring of ownership of the company - major Russian manufacturer of modern communication systems
■Consulting a major Russian bank on restructuring of debt of Mechel group of companies

Competition/Antitrust:
■Checking the terms and conditions of use of the websites of a large company providing recruitment services in terms of compliance with the antimonopoly legislation and updating the said terms and conditions
■Representing the interests of a leading energy company in a number of court disputes with the Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia for challenging administrative disputes for the amounts of 249 mln., 144 mln. and 130 mln. roubles
■Defending the interests of a major oil company of Russia in a dispute with a major gas company on application of the corporate legislation as well as the legislation on competition
■Defending the interests of a major communication operator when challenging the resolution and directive of the Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia in respect of that operator’s setting different prices for the Internet access services in the territory of the Far East
■Defending the interests of a major communication operator in the antimonopoly dispute on the Internet access services in the territory of Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Circuit

Bankruptcy/Restructuring
■Defending the interests of the client in the case on bankruptcy of the oil terminal under construction in the Far East with the subsequent cessation of the bankruptcy procedure
■Representing the interests of JSC Hotel Company in the course of consideration of the claims of the bankruptcy administrator LLC City-Hotel for invalidation of the transactions concluded by LLC City-Hotel with JSC Hotel Company

Key Clients:

PJSC Transneft, PJSC Rosneft Oil Company, PJSC Rosseti, PJSC FGC UES, PJSC MOESK, PJSC IDGC of Siberia, PJSC IDGC of the Center, PJSC IDGC of the South, PJSC Rostelecom