Although much of such work has been focused on supporting inward finance and investment driven by developmental goals (such as transition to a market economy, environmental benefits, good governance, energy efficiency and 'green' goals), our work extends to assisting international clients working in the region on the issues they may face.
Our work has been facilitated by strong relationships with a number of well-regarded independent local firms across the region.
For more information, please contact Andrew Hallgarth or Anna Shashina, both based in London.
We’ve been working with development banks on their projects in Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan for more than 15 years. Recently we represented a major development bank for work including:
> a US$105 million facility for the Kazakh railway company to build a fibre optic communications network,
> RUB 531m portage equity subscription for the construction and operation of a machinery production plant in the Tiver region of Russia,
> project financing of the development of an iron-ore mine in the Gobi-Altai Region of Mongolia.
We’ve also handled numerous Russian law commercial, privacy and data protection and contractual mandates including:
> advising a leading internet search engine provider on complex issues of contractual enforceability as a part of a multi-jurisdictional survey,
> advising a global engineering equipment manufacturer on Russian law implications of delivering and commissioning equipment for the oil and gas industry.
Our London Dispute Resolution team are successfully representing the Government of Guinea in negotiations with RUSAL, the Russian aluminium company concerning concession contracts in Guinea valued at $4.58bn.