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LINIYA PRAVA LINIYA PRAVA
Offices Шлюзовая набережная, д. 4, БЦ «Россо Рива», 5 этаж, Moscow
phone: +7 495 937-80-00
fax: +7 495 937-80-01
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Overview

Liniya Prava is a leading Russian law firm that provides a full range of services in the spheres of capital markets, banking and finance, corporate, M&A, litigation and dispute resolution. Foreign clients value our lawyers' expertise on foreign investment in all regions of Russia (project finance, public-private partnerships, infrastructure investment).
Thanks to our effective work with various regulatory authorities, we can swiftly handle legal matters related to securities legislation, antitrust and banking regulation. For Liniya Prava, being a leader on the Russian legal market means setting the standards for legal services, continually monitoring our clients' needs and offering unique legal solutions that will help them achieve their business goals.

RECOGNITION

Liniya Prava is known as a leading Russian legal adviser possessing unique expertise on financial markets. 10 years of hard work and target setting have brought about corporate reorganization, M&A and litigation as strengths of Liniya Prava. Liniya Prava makes efforts that meet respect and trust of clients and the professional society.

- Chambers & Partners Global rates Liniya Prava - the only Russian firm among international giants - in its Capital markets nomination and highly recommends the firm as the one '…well regarded for a varied practice comprising expertise in Eurobonds, domestic IPOs and other securities…'

- Liniya Prava is recommended by Legal 500 EMEA and Legal 500 Global for its in-depth expertise in Capital Markets and Corporate and M&A.

- IFLR 1000 recommends Liniya Prava for top notch expertise in Debt and Equity Capital Markets (Russia). Liniya Prava also holds IFLR European Awards and IFLR Law Firm Of The Year.

- Practical Law Company (PCL) recommends Liniya Prava – the only Russian law firm among international – for Capital markets: debt and equity; and states the firm recognized for projects implemented in the Energy sector.

- Partners of Liniya Prava - Roman Belenkov, Andrey Novakovskiy and Alexander Timofeev - enjoy highest recommendations of the Best Lawyers.com as experts in Capital markets transactions.

- According to The International Legal Alliance Summit & Awards Liniya Prava is ranked among 5 best law firms of Russia.

- Liniya Prava is recognized the Best Law Firm on Bond Market 2010 based on the poll conducted among investment banks and issuers by the professional debt market agency ‘Cbonds’. Liniya Prava won by a 90% margin!

- Law Firm Liniya Prava was ranked second for legal support of transactions on IPO / SPO in the rating "Legal advisor of the issuer" for the first half of 2011.

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MAIN PRACTICE AREAS

Capital Markets

Liniya Prava advises on national and cross-border transactions with equity and debt capital. We have advised on more than 300 share issues and bond offerings and have been involved in over 50 offerings at Russian and international stock exchanges (including IPOs and offers to strategic investors).
Our track record includes listings at Russian and foreign stock exchanges for leading Russian FMCG producers, financial and investment firms, mining and metallurgical holdings, real estate developers, IT companies and others. Liniya Prava has also worked on a number of unique projects such as the first-ever placement of Russian depository receipts, the first-ever bond placement of a foreign issuer in Russia and the first-ever bond admission of a special issuer – a sovereign foreign state – for public placement and trading in Russia.

Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Liniya Prava has a proven track record of success protecting our clients' interests in courts of general jurisdiction and arbitrazh courts. Over 90% of disputes have been settled in our clients' favour.
We represent clients in disputes involving securities, bankruptcy, corporate issues, borrowing/lending obligations, antitrust regulation, subsurface resources, contractual relations, trademark protection, tax, real rights and other interests in real estate.
Our legal team has broad experience in protecting the interests of bond issuers that have defaulted for various reasons, bond holders seeking to recover debts on such paper and clients involved in disputes over bond debts’ restructuring (in courts of first instance, appellate courts, cassation courts and Russian Supreme Arbitrazh Court).

Corporate

Liniya Prava advises on corporate restructurings and reorganisations, optimisation of holding structures, shareholder arrangements, structuring of relations between joint venture participants and improving corporate transparency to attract investors on capital markets.
Liniya Prava has provided legal services in the framework of many large-scale projects, including restructuring of electric power companies, reorganisation of a Russian metallurgical holding ahead of preference shares public offering at the London Stock Exchange, restructuring of a Russian heavy engineering concern with a view to an IPO and reorganisation of leading Russian companies in the retail and consumer, fuel and energy sectors.

M&A

Liniya Prava is one of the top Russian firms for M&A practice area. Our expertise in this field, knowledge of statutory procedures and antimonopoly filing requirements have been key to success in different M&A projects. Our team has worked on M&A projects for some of the largest companies in the retail and consumer sectors; for metallurgical, mining and energy holdings; and telecommunications firms, investment companies and other businesses.

Securitisation

Liniya Prava's securitisation practice is exceptional. The company has been actively involved in each development stage of Russian mortgage institution from the very first steps to establish the necessary infrastructure for retail mortgage loans to the creation of a Russian model for mortgage-backed securities.
Liniya Prava has been involved in drafting the Federal Law On Securitisation, the Federal Law On Mortgage-Backed S ecurities (including amendments), amendments to the Federal Laws On Mortgage (Pledge of Real Estate) and On State Registration of Immovable Property Rights and Transactions, amendments to the Russian Tax Code, the Standards of Procedures of Issuance, Maintenance and Refinancing of Mortgage Loans of the Agency for Housing Mortgage Lending.

Project Finance and PPP

Liniya Prava has experience in advising representatives of state and private capital on financing arrangements, including preparation of transaction documents, in a diverse range of transactions of varying complexity and duration.
We provide legal advice on the issuance of bonds for infrastructure finance, financing of projects through leasing arrangements, investment lending, project finance through securities and equity acquisitions, establishment of new companies with equity participation by the project initiator and the attraction of co-investors and financing of investment projects by raising foreign capital.
Liniya Prava has acted as a legal advisor on more than 300 projects involving companies with state partici pation. In conjunction with the Russian Ministry of Economic Development Liniya Prava prepared a draft law on project finance, establishing new legal possibilities and mechanisms of protecting investors' rights which are analogous to those widely used in Europe.

Banking and Finance

Liniya Prava advises on syndicated lending, trade and project finance, specifics of the use of foreign financial products on the Russian market, bank licensing, establishment of management companies, venture capital funds, unit investment funds, broker, depository and exchange operations. Our lawyers possess unique experience developing compliance programmes for financial institutions, including internal documents setting out mechanisms to prevent the unlawful use of insider information.

Debt Restructuring

During the financial crisis Liniya Prava was the first in Russia to offer legal mechanisms to restructure companies’ debts. As a result, we advised on most restructurings of public borrowings in the country, including crossborder debt restructurings. We developed and implemented several new mechanisms for mixed restructuring of local bond debts, which could provide the debt market with instruments to save companies during the crisis. Liniya Prava remains the only law firm offering expertise on restructuring of local bond debt.

Legislative Drafting

Liniya Prava is actively involved in improving existing Russian legislation and drafting new legislation regulating the financial sector, including banking, investment funds, jointstock companies, limited liability companies and non-profit organisations. Our experts formulate mechanisms for trust management and securitisation, issuance, circulation of mortgagebacked securities and mortgage partici pation certificates, infrastructure bonds and Russian depository recei pts (RDRs). Our experience includes participation in drafting legislation on princi ples of information disclosure on the securities market, registration of title and bankruptcy procedures.

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Management team

  • Novakovskiy Andrey
    Partner
    +7 (495) 937-80-00
  • Chepurenko Dmitriy
    Partner, head of arbitration practice
    + 7 (495) 937-80-00
  • Ganzhala Vladislav
    (495) 937-80-00
  • Nagaybekov Ruslan
    Partner
    +7(495) 937-80-00
  • Konyushkevich Vadim
    Senior Lawyer
    +7(495) 937-80-00
  • Bychkov Oleg
    Partner
    8(495)937-80-00

  • (495) 937-80-00

Track record  view the entire list of records

Second Mortgage Agent of AHML
Financial services
RUB 10 700 000 000
Legal adviser
Comprehensive legal advice on the second MBS subordinated in three tranches issue
OJSC "MECHEL"
Metal and mining
Is confidential
Legal adviser
Planning of M&A. Due diligence
OJSC "OGK-2"
Power industry
USD 292 100 000
Legal adviser
Legal advice to «OGK-2» on IPO in RF and in the form of GDRs on the LSE
MTS-Ukraine
Technologies, telecommunications and media
Is confidential
Legal adviser
Due diligence (M&A)
SMARTS
Technologies, telecommunications and media
Is confidential
Legal adviser
Due diligence of SMARTS for MTS Ltd.
Genser Group
Auto-dealer
Is confidential
Legal adviser
Planning of M&A. Due diligence
LE FUTUR
Retail and consumer sector
Is confidential
Legal adviser
Legal due diligence for the purchase of LE FUTUR
POLYMETAL
Metal and mining
USD 604 500 000
Legal adviser
Legal advice to «Polymetal» on IPO in RF and in the form of GDRs on the LSE
Wimm-Bill-Dann Foods
Food processing
USD 300 000 000
Legal adviser
Legal consultancy on eurobonds placement. Lead-manager: UBS

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