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Firm Profile


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  • 4/3 Strastnoy Boulevard
  • bldg. 3, office 102
  • Moscow
  • Moscow
  • Russia
  • 125009

Firm profile submitted by Sameta

Managing Partner: Alexei Mordovichev
Number of partners: 4 Number of lawyers: 40
Languages: English, French, German, Russian

Sameta Law Firm was founded in 2002 by two partners with extensive business and law firm management experience that embraced various areas of commercial activity, ranging from tax consulting and tax litigation, to corporate finance and corporate law. In over 15 years of successful practice the firm has consistently grown its local clientele and has developed an international practice which guides foreign clients through the legal questions surrounding their investments in Russia. Sameta Law Firm operates as a member of Ally Law (previously International Alliance of the Law Firms). This strategic membership allows it to combine both its local expertise, and the international capabilities of the allied law firms, which are located in more than 40 countries.

The firm’s tax practice provides for the performance of tax audit and tax consulting on the following issues:
■Taxation (including matters of tax collection) with respect of all types of taxes and duties, application of special tax regimes and implementation of respective international agreements in the area of taxation
■Representation of the clients’ interests before the state tax authorities on the matters of tax administration and tax compliance
■Drafting legal opinions and recommendations with respect to the clients’ specific legal matters
■Submission of inquiries to the Russian Ministry of Finance and Federal Tax Service on the particular implications of tax law
■Clients’ representation in course of in-office and field tax audits conducted by the tax authority as well as in connection with the respective court hearings on the tax matters
Contact: Andrey Vladimirov
Email: [email protected]

Corporate / M&A:
The corporate practice of the firm performs full legal support with respect to the M&A deals, including complex legal due diligence projects; structuring of complex international M&A deals and other commercial transactions; drafting and analysis of the shareholders’ agreements and transaction related documents; protection of shareholders’ rights in case of the corporate conflicts; advising on legal issues in connection with foreign investments; foreign and domestic companies’ incorporation, reorganisation and dissolution; general business and corporate restructuring.
Contact: Dmitry Sherstobitov
Email: [email protected]

Real Estate:
With respect to the legal matters of real estate and land use Sameta provides legal review and clearance of the real estate ownership titles; performs comprehensive support of the real estate investment and development projects (e.g. legal consulting of investors, developers and contractors, etc); develops alternative options for the real estate financing; provides legal support for obtaining necessary permits for the real estate in connection with construction and operations as well as other required documentation (including drafting); pursues legal support in connection with execution of various real estate transactions; advising to the clients in course of dealing with their counterparties, third parties, government authorities and other institutions in connection with the real estate projects’ performance; serves clients on litigation matters related to the real estate disputes.
Contact: Rostislav Agapov
Email: [email protected]

Sameta also provides consulting services in the area of competition law, including all aspects of the Russian law on protection of competition and the law on strategic investments. In particular, the firm’s experts perform legal support of the transactions that are subject to mandatory review by the antimonopoly regulation authority, including necessary filings of the respective applications; as well as representation of the client’s interests before the courts in course of antimonopoly law related disputes.
Contact: Alexander Shugaev
Email: s[email protected]

Dispute Resolution:
Sameta has an impressive track record of success representing clients before the Russian arbitration courts and courts of general jurisdiction at all instances. Sameta dispute resolutions team offers legal support and advising on various corporate and commercial disputes that involve both domestic and foreign parties; as well as handling the administrative cases and other proceedings, including challenging the decisions of the governmental agencies and enforcement of the respective decisions of Russian and international arbitration institutions.
Contact: Vladislav Tomashevsky
Email: [email protected]

Employment & Benefits:
The labour and employment services include: providing legal advice on all aspects of regulation of employment relations incl. long-term incentive programs for top-managers; employment related risks assessment and mitigation in course of hiring, transfer and dismissal of personnel of all levels, including senior and top-management; advising on expatriate employees, secondment and outsourcing legal issues; migration issues including obtaining work permits; legal support of employment contracts termination procedures; and review and adjusting of the international labour law related policies to the Russian legal requirements.
Contact: Margarita Sologubenko
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Sergey Kazakov
Email: [email protected]

Restructuring & Distressed Assets:
The firm’s experts are able to provide all types of professional legal services in connection with the bankruptcy and insolvency cases and procedures as well as other similar areas, including:
■Provision of the legal services to the liquidators (including comprehensive legal support of insolvency/bankruptcy proceedings)
■Advising, representing and protection of the interests of the insolvent debtors’ before the creditors in course of insolvency procedures
■Elaboration of legal options for the debt obligations restructuring as well as for securing performance of the respective obligations under the applicable bankruptcy laws Sameta law firm provides services related to legal support of the activity in the area of distressed assets. The firm’s consulting services with this respect may include: ■Evaluation of the current conditions and perspectives for recovery of such assets for the client
■Providing recommendations with respect to strategy determination, performance of necessary negotiations and the restructuring of the specified assets jointly with the debtor
■Full legal support of recovery of the existing indebtedness to the best interest of the client
Contact: Olga Snitserova
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Margarita Sologubenko
Email: [email protected]


  • 4/3 Strastnoy Boulevard,
  • bldg. 3, office 102,
  • Moscow,
  • Russia
  • 125009
  • Tel +7 495 937 54 85
  • Fax +7 495 933 53 16
  • Email : [email protected]
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