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Managing Partners: Sergei Alimirzoev, Maxim Trofimov
Number of partners: 4
Number of lawyers: 10
Languages: English, Russian

Firm Overview:
AT Lawyers, named after senior partners Alimirzoev S.V. and Trofimov M.V., was founded in 1999. The team includes highly-qualified and committed specialists with deep professional and practical knowledge. The core ideology is to provide high-quality services in the areas which the law firm practices on a daily basis. Since its inception, it has established strong connections with the leading law firms in many jurisdictions, including the US, Europe etc. Lawyers successfully solve complex cross-border matters, including cases requiring the analysis of the laws of various jurisdictions. Such partnerships help them to effectively resolve matters which involve more than one jurisdiction, whether a cross-border acquisition, multi-jurisdictional wealth planning exercise, commercial contentions, estate and divorce litigation cases involving parallel proceedings in several countries. Clients include large- and medium-sized international and Russian entities from industries such as investment, financial services, energetic and natural resources, wholesale and retail, industrial markets, construction and development, agriculture, IT and service industries.

Main Areas of Practice:

Wealth Management:

2 partners; 2 fee earners in Moscow
■ Advice on yacht construction agreement and on establishing of related SPV; draft and prepare various corporate and transactional documents; represent the buyer to provide advice for recontracting with the Capitain
■ Advising a client on sale-purchase agreement of a private helicopter; provide advice re: customs issues
■ Advice on investment programs for obtaining a travel document of some foreign countries (Italy, Spain, France, Switzerland, Austria, Israel)
■ Advice on acquisition of real estate in Italy, Spain, France, Latvia, Bulgaria, Switzerland and Slovakia; buying procedures, restrictions on foreign direct investment in real estate; related tax issues; special rights of real estate owners to enter the country and obtain residency
Senior Partner: Sergei V Alimirzoev
Email: [email protected]

Real Estate Investments:
1 partner; 3 fee earners in Moscow
■ Advised a Russian seller of land assets in St. Petersburg in connection with contemplated joint venture with Finnish investment fund for potential warehouse development; draft and prepare various corporate financial holding company in connection with development of Moscow projects jointly with the Russian partner (total investment USD30m – six projects successfully sold and rented); and transactional documents; represent the seller; provide advice re: land and real estate law issues
■ Advising a foreign investment company in connection with acquisition of port facilities in Perm for further re-development; providing on-going advice re: development process
■ Representing a JV company upon construction and contemplated renting of the prime office centre in Moscow; draft and prepare standard lease agreement; discuss the standard lease agreement with agents and marketing representatives
Julia Zamyatina
Email: [email protected]

Commercial Transactions:
2 partners; 3 fee earners in Moscow
■ Represented a Maltese holding company with Russian operations in 2009-10 upon conversion of USD30m loan notes debt into redeemable preference shares; draft and prepare restructuring and subscription agreements, escrow, etc.; lease with Maltese, Cyprus and UK counsel
■ Advised a Russian development company in connection with construction of the first Moscow private medical centre and business park; advice of land lease rights issues, draft and prepare general construction contract, participate in negotiations, etc.
Senior Partner: Sergei V Alimirzoev
Email: [email protected]

2 partners; 3 fee earners in Moscow
■ Advising a major shareholder of a Russian premium computer retail business with the annual turnover over USD300m in connection with the buy-out of minority shareholder; draft and prepare agreement for the purchaser of beneficial interest on the level of Cyprus company; extensive negotiations on non-competition issues
■ Advising Russian shareholders of a major Siberian telecommunication company\ internet provider in connection with the sale of 25%+1 shares in a foreign holding company to a foreign specialised pre-IPO fund; negotiate with the buyers; prepare contractual documentation
Partner: Ilya Aleshchev
Email: [email protected]

Arbitration, Litigation & Insolvency:
2 partners; 2 fee earners in Moscow
■ Representing a major US oil company in a dispute against the Russian partner in the courts of Western Siberia due to the alleged violation of preemptive right for the shares in the Russian joint venture company
■ Representing in the Russian arbitrage courts minority shareholders of a Russian FMCG in a claim challenging reorganisation decisions allegedly taken in violation of minority rights
Senior Partner: Maxim Trofimov
Email: [email protected]

1 partner; 3 fee earners in Moscow
■ Representing a major multinational financial institution in a dispute against its former employee due to downsizing of the company and following staff reduction
■ Advising NHL sportsmen on terms and condition of employment agreement
■ Significant experience in the area of expatriate immigration and visas related disputes
Partner: Julia Zamyatina
Email: [email protected]

2 partners; 1 fee earner in Moscow
■ Advise Russian private clients in connection with tax restructuring for RF CFC purposes
■ Provide tax advice on complex cross-border transactions in corporate re-organisations
■ Advise international clients on application of double tax treaties with RF and various tax aspects of taxation of Russian sourced income
Senior Partner: Sergei V Alimirzoev
Email: [email protected]