Goltsblat BLP is the Russian practice of BLP, including 100 lawyers qualified under Russian and English law. It has the breadth of expertise to meet all the legal needs of companies doing business in Russia and the CIS and to provide transaction support for inbound and outbound investment by Russian and international clients.
Some specific examples of our capability include:
See here for further details of our Moscow office.
2016 saw excellent performance by the Corporate/M&A Practice of Goltsblat BLP and the team are continuing to achieve high accolades in 2017.
Our high ranking is due to landmark deals by our Corporate/M&A lawyers.
Advised Nord Stream AG on the legal aspects of construction of the Russian component of the submarine gas pipeline. Matters advised on included international law, environmental aspects, re-categorisation of forest and agricultural land, liaisons with government authorities, permission documentation, construction, permits, authorisations and licences
Assisting Kvaerner in the corporation's business development activities in Russia, including establishment of partnerships with Russian companies working in the Energy sector
Advised shareholders of SAPE on a transaction with Millhouse and Invest AG Fund consortium acquiring about 30% of shares in Sape.ru and in the Serpzilla project (scaling Sape business model on the markets of Europe, the USA and Asia).
Advised Tommy Hilfiger on structuring its presence in Russia; supported launch of a representative office in Russia. Provided full-scope legal and tax support in acquisition of retail business from a major franchisee. As a result, the brand owner accessed landmark trade centres and key selling locations.
Representing Akkuyu NPP (Rosatom subsidiary) in connection with one of the biggest nuclear power construction projects in the world including EPC services, project finance, power purchase agreement, technology transfer and all other related aspects of this Greenfield nuclear project of huge significance to Turkey and Russia (together with Pillsbury law firm).
Advised McAfee/ Intel in relation to the USD 389 m acquisition of StoneSoft, a Finland-based leading innovator in the next-generation network firewall products
Legal advice for over 600 real estate and construction projects in different regions of Russia over the last five years, predominately for major multinational investors, including Mars, Coca-Cola, Danone, Kimberly-Clark, Kingfisher/Castorama, Guardian Industries, Kronospan, Saint-Gobain and Lafarge, as well as a number of Japanese and European car manufacturers (i.e., Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, Nissan/Russia, Volkswagen Group, Komatsu, etc.).
Successfully representing IKEA in helping to protect its investments in a series of court cases against claimants challenging IKEA’s title to a land plot that was part of so-called "former collective farm lands".
For over 20 years, continuous comprehensive support to Mars Inc. investment projects in different parts of Russia since the company entered the Russian market, including construction of seven plants in four Russian regions, major acquisitions (e.g., USD 23 bn. Wrigley acquisition, Royal Canin, Korkunov, etc.) and day-to-day legal issues.
Advised a NALCO/ An Ecolab Company on assessing a legal restructuring project for consolidating and reshaping the Group’s current corporate presence in Russia. The success of the project was assured by the concerted efforts of the Firm’s corporate, tax, regulatory and licensing, customs, IP and tender/antitrust teams on duly addressing all relevant aspects of the proposed restructuring, in developing the optimal new structure configuration and implementation step-plan