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Investment

Advisory services on investment projects:

  • Advisory services to Governments and State owned companies on the macro-legal environment for the attraction of and retention of foreign direct investment, with specific emphasis on the preparation or revision of the Investment Laws and relevant regulations
  • Advisory services to private sector clients and companies on specific investment projects, including drafting of all relevant corporate and joint venture documentation, compliance with regulatory requirements and trouble-shooting during the initial investment process and during business operations thereafter
  • Advising venture capital investors in emerging markets at all stages of carrying out investment projects
  • Advisory services provided to clients in Russia, Central Asia, Central Europe and sub-Saharan Africa
  • Advisory services on investment proposals in a wide range of sectors, including agriculture, airline, automobile assembly, banking, financial, hotel, industrial, mining, oil and gas, and satellite/telecommunications

Legal support for venture projects:

  • Advice on all aspects of incorporation, including ownership structuring, both in Russia and in foreign jurisdictions
  • Drafting of corporate contracts and shareholders’ agreements
  • Drafting of framework documents (commercial contracts, charter, bylaws)
  • Legal vetting of contracts and corporate paperwork (due diligence)
  • Copyright registration and advice on intellectual property and personal data security
  • Advice on compliance with the advertising act
  • Advice on aspects of consumer protection
  • Advocacy for owners and investors in Russian general and commercial courts, as well as enforcement in Russia of foreign judgments/arbitration awards handed down under shareholders' agreements in respect of foreign companies
  • Advice on other legal issues faced by startups

  • Legal support of LUKOIL’s investment projects in Russia and Africa.
  • Advising Nord Anglia on a joint venture in Russia.
  • Advising Mitsui on investment projects in Russia pursuant to the Kyoto Protocol.
  • Advising Sante Fe Mining on an investment in a gold mining project in Kyrgyzstan.
  • Legal support of SIDANCO’s joint ventures and financings in Russia.
  • Investment climate advisory services for over 25 years to over 20 countries in Africa, the Middle East and Eastern Europe, including the drafting of investment laws.
  • Supporting ALICO in the implementation of investment projects in Kenya in real estate and the industrial sectors.
  • Providing consultations for Arkel International on sugar projects in Kenya
  • Advising BHP on the acquisition of a exploration license for nickel in Tanzania
  • Legal support of opening of Citibank’s branches in Africa.
  • Supporting investment projects of Core Carbon Group under joint implementation pursuant to the Kyoto Protocol.
  • Advising Gecamines on joint venture negotiations in mining projects in the Democratic Republic of the Congo; advising on asset-based financing for cobalt exports.
  • Advising IFC on investment projects in several African countries.
  • Advising Jeep on a joint venture for the assembly of Jeep vehicles in Kenya.
  • Providing legal support of investment projects for the Mt. Kenya Safari Club in Kenya and financial restructuring.
  • Advising the National Bank of Liberia on investments in the mining, financial and agricultural sectors.
  • Advising Stanbic Bank on acquisition of nine banks in sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Supporting USAID in investment climate projects in Liberia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
  • Legal support of World Bank’s projects in several countries in Africa, Nepal, Guyana and Indonesia; review of public procurement laws and practices in 5 African countries.