Areas of practice
Examples from our practice include drafting new and reviewing existing contracts and agreements; conducting legal audits; advising and assisting clients in mergers and acquisitions as well as in litigation and arbitration proceedings.
Our practice also includes acting 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 with judges in Western courts and arbitrators in international commercial arbitration tribunals is that legal scholars or practitioners based in one of the countries of the former Soviet Union are not entirely free to express their opinion on certain legal matters. 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, Timmermans & Simons International Business Lawyers also 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.