The Bureau’s legal experts have a broad practice in assistance of major deals in investment and financial sectors of economy, the significant experience in development and realization of the projects in corporate law and settlement of corporate disputes, the legal assistance in the initial public offering (IPO).
The Bureau’s Associates specialize in the solicitation in the key branches of law: capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, corporate law, taxes and taxation, legal assistance on construction activities and real estate practice, bankruptcy.
The team of the Law Bureau «EDAS» – the experienced legal experts, the graduates of the best Russian law schools.
Igor Akimov, Partner, Head of Corporate Practice. Practice areas: corporate law, mergers & acquisitions, antimonopoly regulation.
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Educational background: Moscow State University, Law faculty (2001).
Professional background: Transaction support - lead management of an acquisition project involving Russian and Ukrainian manufacturers of building materials; restructuring of a major Russian oil and gas engineering holding; establishing the holding structure of Russia’s first low-cost air carrier; support for an initial public offering of a Russian mining company; lead-management of acquisition projects in the iron and steel sector (Chelyabinsk Region); restructuring of the assets of a chemical facility in the South Federal Area of the Russian Federation; representation of the interests of a building materials blue chip holding in corporate disputes; acting for a Russian building materials holding before the Russian Federal Antimonopoly Service and arbitration courts in a case concerning violation of the antimonopoly legislation; end-to-end legal support for a bankruptcy project involving a major food processing plant in Moscow.
Igor Akimov is actively involved in all the Bureau’s antimonopoly consultancy projects. He is a founder and an able partner in the non-profit partnership ”Competition Support Association” and efficiently functions as a member of the metals sector review board operating within the Russian Federal Antimonopoly Service. Igor Akimov is a member of the International Bar Association (the IBA).
Evgeny Branetsky, Partner, Certified Auditor. Practice areas: securities and corporate law, bankruptcy, capital markets, mergers & acquisitions.
Educational background: Military University of the RF Ministry of Defence, Law faculty (1999, honours diploma).
Professional background: handling of a MICEX/LSE IPO preparation project for a Russian leader in oil and gas field engineering and construction; lead-management of a project involving acquisition of engineering plants in the Tula Region and a project involving disposal of a major engineering facility in the Volgograd Region; legal support for projects involving international investments in agricultural enterprises of the Kaluga Region, a project involving bankruptcy proceedings against a regional airline with subsequent acquisition of its assets on the basis of an amicable settlement; legal support for receivership of a regional airline, participation, in his capacity as chief lawyer, in bankruptcy proceedings against a major interregional bank; handling of over 200 arbitration cases.
Igor Kurochkin, Partner. Practice areas: legal support for the development construction process and legal issues associated with real estate transactions.
Educational background: Moscow State University, Law faculty (1996).
Professional background: legal support for residential and commercial real estate construction in Moscow and Volgograd and construction of a residential estate in the Odintsovo District, Moscow Region; legal support for and participation in transactions relating to organisation of construction and investment, acquisition and sale of real estate companies and assets, engagement in a project involving acquisition of a big construction materials holding and other transactions; participation in the legal due diligence of construction operations of some major investors and developers;Lead-management of projects involving bankruptcy proceedings of a major Moscow-based food industry company, spin-off of an engineering company in the Kemerovo Region; handling of cases involving bankruptcy proceedings of an airline and a bank
Igor Kurochkin is a member of the Public Council under the Federal Agency for State Property Management.
Ilya Lifshits, Partner, Certified Auditor, PhD associate professor at International Law Chamber of All-Russian Academy of Foreign Trade. Practice areas: capital markets, mergers & acquisitions, securities and corporate law.
Educational background: Moscow State University, Law faculty (1994, honours diploma).
Professional background: management of projects involving the initial public offering of a Russian mining company (the funds raised through the IPO exceeded US$ 300 Mn), the biggest merger transaction in the mining industry, bankruptcy and acquisition of a regional airline, corporate structuring of a major Russian cement holding; support for an international project for raising funds from the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD); со-chairing of a taskforce for drafting a set of rules governing the coal industry restructuring process commissioned by the World bank. Ilya Lifshits is an active member of the review board of Russian Federal Antimonopoly Service handling competition support issues in the interests of the retail segment, a member of the International Bar Association (the IBA) and European Society of International Law.
Lecturing: Delivered a European Securities Regulation course at Public Law chair of International Law faculty of Russian Foreign Trade Academy.
Anton Yarmak, Partner, Head of Tax Practice. Practice areas: taxes and taxation, foreign currency and customs law, disputes with tax authorities.
Educational background: Volgograd State University, Law faculty (2000, honours diploma); State Management University, Financial Management faculty (2004, honours diploma).
Professional background: representation of clients’ interests and provision of legal support in connection with more than a hundred judicial disputes concerning the most complex and case-law forming issues in the area of taxation of some arbitration court districts; comprehensive end-to-end tax advice for a construction project; participation in development of a tax-optimised structure for funding the construction of residential facilities and a shopping & entertainment centre in Volgograd; development of a construction investment and subsequent accommodation yield distribution package in the Moscow Region and the South Federal Area, legal support for and participation in legal due diligence of a number of construction blue chips; overseeing of legal support for audits conducted in mining operational units.
Previous position: Inspectorate of the Ministry of Taxes and Levies (Head of Legal Department; Advisor III Rank of Tax Service of the Russian Federation).
Dayana Dzhimbeeva, Lawyer. Practice areas: legal assistance on development projects and construction activities, private international law
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Education background: Moscow State Law Academy (2009)
Professional background: participation in legal due diligence on construction activities of major investors and developers, legal assessment of risks of termination and challenge of title to real estate, representation of clients` interests in disputes concerned real estate as well as ones challenging decisions, actions (omission) of state authorities, legal support for issues of acquisition and sale real estate transactions, drafting of contract arrangements between participants of investment projects in development.
Raisa Zorina, Lawyer. Practice areas: taxes and taxation.
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Education background: Moscow State Law Academy, law faculty (2008).
Naran Doraev, senior lawyer. Practice areas: corporate law, antimonopoly regulation, labour law, bankruptcy.
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Education background: Moscow State University, Law faculty (2009).
Professional background: participation in various projects, concerning the following: acquisition of Russian rare metals producing plant, acquisition of Ukrainian ferroalloy factory, sale of shares of major Russian coal company, acquisition of Moscow airport, restructuring of a major international development company; reorganization of subsidiary of major Russian FCMG-company ; bankruptcy of major Russian touristic company; bankruptcy of major Russian construction company; representation of Client’s interests in state authorities and courts – representation of interests of major Russian coal company in a resonant case against FAS Russia concerning violation of the antimonopoly legislation; representation of Client’s interests during the FAS Russia investigation against major German auto producer.
Alim Oshnokov, of Counsel, Ph.D.Practice areas: civil and private international law. Senior research officer, Institute of State and Law of Russian Academy of Sciences.
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Educational background: State University of Kabardin-Balkar Republic, Law faculty (1997, honours diploma), Institute of State and Law of Russian Academy of Science, post graduate course (2001).
Professional background: legal support of transactions on extraterritorial acquisition, credit indebtednesses restructuring, attraction of investments into businesses of Russian companies from foreign investment funds, corporate structuring of international holding companies owning the Russian assets, representing owners’ interests and arranging legal support of projects within international travel industry, conducted by a major Russian companies. Exercised legal management of a project concerning emission of co-brand credit cards, issued in Russia by one of the world top-rated banks.
Ekaterina Pokatilova, lawyer. Practice areas: capital markets, securities, mergers & acquisitions, corporate law.
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Educational background: National research Tomsk State University, Law Institute (2011).
Professional background: participation in various projects, such as acquisition of shares of major Russian manufacturer of electrotechnical equipments for railway automation and telemechanics in Russia, restructuring of business and corporate structuring of holding companies in Russian and foreign jurisdictions, representation of Client’s interest in state authorities and arbitration courts.
Prokofyev Pavel – junior lawyer. Practice areas: corporate law, private international law, civil and commercial procedure law.
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Educational background: Moscow State University, Law Faculty (2013).
Professional background: participation in various projects, such as representation of Clients’ interests in litigations connected with different practice areas (including corporate law, construction, reparation of damages); participation in legal due diligence on activities of commercial enterprises; participation in rendering of legal opinions to the large international corporate bodies (including foreign banks, holdings, other commercial enterprises); participation in the preparation of the corporate documentation.
Svyatoslav Bogusevich, lawyer. Practice areas: civil law, corporate law and private international law.
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Educational background: Moscow State University, Faculty of World Politics (2013, diploma with honours), Faculty of Law (2016, diploma with honours).
Professional background: advising clients on various issues, such as corporate and general civil law matters, real estate, administrative liability; drafting of corporate documentation for foreign clients, conducting legal due diligence.
Luсa Monti - Head of Bureau office in Bologna (Italy), member of the Bar Association of Bologna since 2002. Practice areas: legal support for investing in Italy, legal support for business relations between Russian and Italian companies.
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Educational background: University of Bologna (the world's oldest law school, founded in 1088), Law faculty.
Sergey Seliverstov, attorney at law. Practice areas: criminal law
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Educational background: Moscow State University, Law faculty (1994).
Professional background: practices law since 1992, received advocate status in 1995.
Sergey Seliverstov has an extensive experience in resolving disputes of economic entities in the field of corporate law, including defending investors' rights from unlawful infringement of third parties. As a project coordinator, successfully organized work of a group of attorneys at law representing clients in corporate conflicts and protecting against hostile takeovers. Protection of clients in white-collar crime cases.