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Capital Legal Services International LLC

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Managing Partner: Vladislav Zabrodin
Number of partners: 4
Number of lawyers: 50+
Languages: English, Finnish, Russian

Firm Overview:
Capital Legal Services, is a leading Russian law firm, providing full-service support since 1999. The firm has offices in Moscow, St.Petersburg and Helsinki. The firm provides support for foreign investment projects entering the Russian market, as well as for business development in such areas as real estate and construction, antitrust law, sanctions & compliance, public-private partnerships and project finance,corporate law and M&A, tax law, private wealth, employment law, pre-trial dispute resolution and litigation, banking & finance, bankruptcy, labour law and intellectual property, IT&TMT. Chambers and Partners and Legal 500—global rating agencies researching the legal market—recommend Capital Legal Services as legal counsel for companies entering the Russian market or already working in Russia.

Main Areas of Practice:

-Anticorruption/Compliance
-Antitrust Banking & Finance
-Bankruptcy
-Commercial
-Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions
-Customs
-Dispute Resolution
-Employment
-Food
-Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals
-Intellectual Property
-IT & TMT
-Natural Resources/Energy
-Private Wealth
-Project Financing/PPP
-Real Estate & Construction
-Sanctions Compliance
-Tax Law
-Transport & Infrastructure


Corporate/M&A:
The scope of the firm’s services includes:
■Due diligence
■Support for merger and acquisition transactions
■Developing effective corporate structure alternatives and supporting company restructuring
■Developing options programs
■Support for foreign investments
Contact: Vladislav Zabrodin, Managing Partner
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Pavel Karpunin, Partner
Email: [email protected]

Commercial:
The scope of the firm’s services includes:

■Performing pre-contract and contract work, drafting primary pre-contract instruments (letters of intent, preliminary agreements, etc.)
■Drafting commercial agreements, including multilateral foreign trade agreements and foreign law contracts
■Advising on arrangement and development of a distribution network
■Advising on currency regulation and foreign trade transactions
■Advising on advertising and marketing
■E-trade
Contact: Pavel Karpunin, Partner
Email: [email protected]

Real Estate & Construction:
The scope of the firm’s services includes:

■Due diligence and support in real estate transactions
■Legal assessment of land plot suitability for construction
■Support in real estate construction, including infrastructure
■Drafting and approving construction contracts, including FIDIC contracts
■Developing a lease policy for facilities under construction, negotiating and signing lease agreements with tenants
■Representing and protecting investors’ interests before state authorities
Contact: Vladislav Zabrodin, Managing Partner
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Elena Stepanova, Partner
Email: [email protected]

Project Financing/Public-Private Partnership:
The firm has solid experience in advising state and private clients on project financing and project implementation. The firm is official consultant of the World Bank on legal issues in infrastructure project implementation.
Contact: Pavel Karpunin, Partner
Email: [email protected]

Antitrust:
The scope of the firm’s services includes:

Developing business models and effective competition strategies, support in the course of antitrust inspections and representing interests in disputes with antitrust authorities, antitrust approvals for economic concentration, transactions and support in tender procedures related to state procurement.
Contact: Vladislav Zabrodin, Managing Partner
Email: [email protected]

Dispute Resolution:
The firm has a reputation of a reliable partner for clients involved in a dispute and represents clients in commercial arbitration courts and general jurisdiction courts of all levels. The scope of the firm’s services also includes supporting court cases in foreign jurisdictions and alternative dispute resolution.
Contact: Irina Onikienko, Partner
Email: [email protected]

Anti Corruption/Compliance:
The firm offers a full range of services on practical application of Russian and international anticorruption laws, including trainings on application of the FCPA and the Bribery Act.
Contact: Irina Onikienko, Partner
Email: [email protected]

Employment:
The scope of the firm’s activities includes comprehensive legal support of projects concerning labour law and migration legislation.
Contact: Pavel Karpunin, Partner
Email: [email protected]

Intellectual Property:
The firm renders a full range of services in the field of intellectual property and ensures comprehensive and case-by-case approach to any issue pertaining to protection of rights to clients’ intangible assets.
Contact: Irina Onikienko, Partner
Email: [email protected]

Tax Law:
The firm offers a full range of services on the issues of applying tax law, including pre-trial settlement and litigation matters.
Contact: Irina Onikienko, Partner
Email: [email protected]

Private Wealth:
The firm provides a broad array of services on asset management at any stage: issues tied to investments, saving and accumulation of capital.
Contact: Irina Onikienko, Partner
Email: [email protected]

Sanctions Compliance:
The firm has deep experience advising on complex issues of application of international sanctions and Russian counter-sanctions, with the aim of providing maximum market access while ensuring responsible compliance and risk management.
Contact: Vladislav Zabrodin, Managing Partner
Email: [email protected]

Bankruptcy:
Capital Legal Services LLC provides the full scope of services within insolvency and restructuring practice protecting interests of debtors, creditors and other interested persons at all the stages of bankruptcy proceedings, as well as before and after the bankruptcy took place.
Contact: Irina Onikienko, Partner
Email: [email protected]

IT & TMT:
The firm provides legal support for hi-tech companies and companies implementing hi-tech into existing business models on issued related to their business, transaction support, regulatory requirements, etc.
Contact: Pavel Karpunin, Partner
Email: [email protected]