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Firm Profile

Liniya Prava Law Firm

Firm Profile


  • Profile
  • Business Centre Rosso Riva
  • 4 Shluzovaya Embankment
  • Moscow
  • Moscow
  • Russia
  • 115114

Firm profile submitted by Liniya Prava Law Firm

Managing Partner: Andrey Novakovskiy
Partners: Dmitriy Chepurenko, Vladislav Ganzhala, Ruslan Nagaybekov, Oleg Bychkov, Vadim Konyushkevich, Vladislav Teplyashin
Number of partners: 7
Number of lawyers: 45
Languages: Russian, English, French, Chinese

Liniya Prava is a leading Russian law firm that delivers the full range of services in capital markets, corporate and M&A, banking and finance, project finance and PPP, litigation and dispute resolution, tax matters, energy and natural resources and TMT. Foreign clients value the expertise of the firm’s lawyers on foreign investments in all over Russia and CIS. Due to Liniya Prava’s effective work for and in cooperation with various state authorities, firm’s lawyers 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 highest standards for legal services, continually monitoring clients’ needs and offering unique legal solutions to the clients in order to assist them in achieving their business goals.

Capital Markets:
Liniya Prava advises on national and cross-border transactions with equity and debt capital. The firm has provided legal support for more than 300 share and bond issues (including IPOs/ SPOs, bonds, RDRs and MPCs). Funds raised by way of securities offerings advised by Liniya Prava for the last 5 years amounted to more than $ 25 bln.
Key Clients: Avtodor, AFK Sistema Group, ALROSA, Federal Grid Company, MTS, Hals-Development, Polyus Gold, Rosatom, Rosbank, Sberbank, Severstal, Sukhoi Company, SUEK, Transneft, UC RUSAL, VTB Group, X5-Retail Group, UTair, etc.
Contact: Oleg Bychkov
Email: [email protected]

Corporate / M&A:
Corporate team of Liniya Prava advises on a wide range of corporate matters including acquisitions, restructuring and reorganisations; setting up and optimisation of holding structures; structuring joint ventures; mitigation of risks upon assessment through legal due diligence; investments in capital markets. Liniya Prava is one of the top Russian law firms for M&A work. The firm has a very experienced team that advised major Russian retail, iron and steel, mining, energy, telecom and investment companies including Fortune 500 Global companies and clients listed on the London Stock Exchange.
Key Clients: AFK Sistema, IES-Holding (T Plus Group), Mechel, MTS, Power Machines, RDIF, RVC, Rossiyskiy Capital Bank, Rusnano, Renaissance Capital, Sberbank, SUEK, SNC-Lavalin, VEB, VTB Group, Vnukovo Airport, etc.
Contact: Oleg Bychkov, Vadim Konyushkevich, Ruslan Nagaybekov
Email: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]

Litigation & Dispute Resolution:
Liniya Prava has a proven track record of success protecting clients’ interests in courts of general jurisdiction and state commercial courts. Over 90% of disputes have been settled in favour of the clients. Liniya Prava represents clients in disputes involving banking and financial disputes, securities market disputes, corporate disputes, investment disputes, insolvency, contractual relations, intellectual property, private clients support.
Key Clients: Sberbank, VTB Bank, bank TRUST, Credit Europe Bank, Deutsche Bank, Latvijas Krajbanka, Reverta (former Parex Bank), AFK Sistema, MGTS, TRANSAERO, Baltijas Aviacijas Sistemas, RUSNANO, Kirovsky Zavod, Sevcable Group, Tractor plants concern, Industrial Metallurgical Holding (KOKS Group), KUNTSEVO-INVEST, Starr Companies, J.C. Flowers & Co, HMS Group, EuroChem Group, Nitro Industries, Kavminkurortresursy, Intellect Telecom, RONIN Trust, Invest AG, Eldorado, O’KEY Group, etc.
Contact: Dmitriy Chepurenko, Vladislav Ganzhala
Email: [email protected], [email protected]

Banking & Finance:
Liniya Prava advises on a variety of financial transactions including aircraft leasing, interbank financing, syndicated lending, trade and project finance, using foreign financial products on the Russian market, bank licensing, establishment of venture capital funds, private equity funds, unit investment funds, broker, depository and exchange operations.
Key Clients: Agency for Housing Mortgage Lending, Bank of Khanty-Mansiysk (Otkritie), China Development Bank, Clydesdale Bank PLC, Credit Europe Bank, Housing Finance Bank, MBRD, ROSBANK, Rossiyskiy Capital Bank, Sberbank, Setelem Bank, Soyuz, Vnesheconombank, VTB Group, etc.
Contact: Oleg Bychkov, Vadim Konyushkevich
Email: [email protected], [email protected]

Project Finance & PPP:
Liniya Prava has a solid record in advising representatives of state and private capital in a diverse range of financing arrangements and PPP transactions of varying complexity and duration. Liniya Prava assists with the implementation of infrastructure projects based on concession contracts in the social sector (healthcare, housing and utilities, sports) at the regional level and in transport (airport) system development sector at the federal level.
Key Clients: Federal Center for Project Finance, Investment and Strategic projects committee of Saint- Petersburg, Leader, The Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation, Vnukovo International Airport, Volgograd Region Governor’s Office, etc.
Contact: Andrey Novakovskiy
Email: [email protected]

Liniya Prava provides clients with tax expertise in various aspects of Russian and international tax law. Apart from ongoing tax advice the firm offers the following services to its clients: advising on domestic and cross-border transactions with equity and debt capital including securitization transactions, matters of tax effective investment in various assets and financial instruments; international tax structuring and restructuring of the existing corporate groups and business relations; support during tax audits and representation in tax trials; tax due diligence.
Key Clients: Bank of Moscow, Cesar Satellite Company, China Development Bank, Inteco, Russian Venture Company, RUSNANO, Vnesheconombank, UBS AG, VTB Group, RT-Invest, RT-Business Development.
Contact: Lidiya Charikova
Email: [email protected]

Antitrust Law & Procurements:
For more than 10 years LP’s team has been supporting clients in complex antitrust disputes and advising on compliance with antitrust legislation and public procurements issues. LP lawyers have a solid track record of appealing against decisions and court resolutions in favour of antitrust authority. LP lawyers support market tendencies and have obtained a comprehensive expertise through participation in legislative drafting and membership in the expert boards and working groups at the FAS of Russia.
Key Clients: Diakon JSC, Eldorado, Sberbank, Invest AG, Ural radio station etc.
Alexey Kostovarov
Email: [email protected]

White-Collar Crime & Business Defense:
February 2018 Liniya Prava established white-collar crime and business defense practice. The team will protect businesses and individuals from criminal, administrative and unfair competitive pressures. In addition to these areas, complex of protective measures will include provision of legal counter measures against disproportionate arrests of clients’ property, provision of support to actual recovery from debtors for enforcement proceedings, as well as representation of clients at law enforcement agencies, in bailiff’s offices and other government institutions.
Contact: Vladislav Teplyashin
Email: [email protected]

Foreign Investments:
LP Law Firm provides full legal support to complex inbound and outbound foreign investment projects, involving parties from Russia, China, APR countries, Europe, Middle East, US, etc. The team’s expertise includes advising leading corporations and private investors on various issues: from establishing legal presence to multi-jurisdictional M&A and JV projects.
Key Clients: China Development Bank, ARC Group, Mitsui, Dirui Industrial, ChinaNetCenter, Gruma, Japanese Sogo Shosha.
Contact: Vadim Konyushkevich
Email: [email protected]