Areas of practice
Our practice includes drafting new and reviewing existing contracts and agreements. We conduct legal audits. Our firms advises and assists their clients in mergers and acquisitions, litigation and arbitration proceedings.
Our firm acts as expert witnesses on issues of Russian, Ukrainian, Kazakh and Uzbek law and practice in court or arbitration proceedings – primarily in the EU. Often the feeling in Western courts is that legal scholars or practitioners from the former Soviet Union countries are not entirely free to express their opinion on certain legal matters. The same can be said for arbitrators in international commercial arbitration tribunals. Therefore, Western experts of Russian, etc. law frequently are engaged to provide opinions to the judge or arbitrator(s) that have been drafted free from any undue influence.
In addition, our lawyers assist in legal reform and privatization efforts in transition countries. Generally, these are within the framework of technical-assistance projects sponsored by national, regional, or international donor organizations.
We also advise and assist our clients in matters regarding transport law and corporate law. Intellectual property law, dispute resolutions and public-private partnerships are also within our competence.