Practices Корпоративная практика. M&A

Corporate practice. M&A

Mergers and acquisitions (М&A) in Russia, CIS countries and abroad:

  • Comprehensive advice on sale and purchase of business
  • Comprehensive transaction support to foreign investors in Russia and Russian clients abroad
  • Represent buyers and sellers under M&A transactions
  • Perform comprehensive legal due diligence
  • Create a transaction risk matrix
  • Develop a legal structure for the transaction
  • Develop a plan and schedule for conducting and closing the transaction, negotiate terms and conditions/memorandum of understanding (terms sheets, MoU, LOI, etc.)
  • Prepare a complete package of transaction documents (share sale and purchase agreements, disclosure letters, etc.)
  • Act on conducting and closing transaction, recording performance of assumed obligations..

Set up and act on strategic alliances, consortiums and joint ventures (JV):

  • Develop the JV’s legal structure taking intra-group requirements of the participants into account
  • Develop a plan to set up a JV, including an algorithm and measures to obtain approvals from regulatory agencies and creditors
  • Prepare package of documents required to set up a JV and conduct its business (agreements on formation/establishment, incorporation documents, shareholder agreements (SA), put/call options etc.)
  • Legal advice on setting up a JV and establishing corporate management procedures for the JV (local management and supervision regulations, etc.)
  • Issues related to becoming a member of the JV management body

Restructuring

  • Develop a targeted corporate plan to restructure companies or a group of companies
  • Develop a detailed flowchart for restructuring, and justification for proposed solutions
  • Generate a new corporate structure, and optimize the corporate management system
  • Support the transfer of company assets and obligations to a new structure
  • Prepare documents of incorporation and corporate resolutions/approvals

Corporate management:

  • Develop and optimize a corporate management system in Russian companies
  • Build the corporate management system in accordance with investor requirements
  • Ensure compliance with the requirements of regulatory agencies

Legal risk management:

  • Evaluate and manage risks in M&A transactions, financial transactions and business restructuring
  • Make recommendations
  • Risks chart of statutory regulation, covenant and default position risks
  • Comprehensive legal due diligence.

Bank lending and corporate borrowing:

  • Act on any financial or credit transactions
  • Preparatory documentation: term sheets, mandate letters, etc.
  • Develop the transaction’s legal structure taking the proposed collateral into account
  • Prepare loan and collateral documentation and legal opinions
  • Participate in negotiations, legal advice on how to conduct corporate events
  • Advice on procedures for conducting and closing of transactions

Transaction support with regard to public and private offering of securities:

  • Legal procedures to restructure a company or a group of companies to comply with requirements applicable to public and private placement of shares and other securities
  • Develop and implement a plan on company compliance with the requirements for transparency of corporate management
  • Prepare corporate resolutions on placing securities
  • Comprehensive legal due diligence, inter alia, in order to include provisions on the company’s legal status in an investment memorandum and a securities prospectus
  • Legal advice on stock and other securities issue, transactions for their placement or restructuring
  • Legal advice for financial institutions:
    • banks
    • credit organizations
    • professional participants of the securities market
    • insurance companies
    • payment system operators
  • Legal advice for investors:
    • institutional investors
    • pension funds
    • asset management companies
    • investment holding companies
  • Legal advice on attracting investment:
    • bank lending
    • syndicated lending
    • structured financing
    • public placement of securities
    • securitization
    • project financing
    • leasing
    • real estate project financing
  • Evaluate and manage legal risks:
    • legal due diligence
    • evaluation of standing
    • analysis of covenants
    • credit portfolio analysis
    • leasing portfolio analysis
    • investment portfolio analysis
  • Restructuring and bankruptcy of financial institutions:
    • restructuring obligations
    • restructuring leasing portfolio
    • restructuring investment portfolio
    • legal advice on bankruptcy
  • Legal advice on issues regarding taxation of finances and securities
  • Legal advice on issues regarding corporate procedures
  • Support in disputes on the financial market

Corporate disputes:

  • Disputes arising out of breaches of contracts and warranties
  • Disputes regarding interpretation of agreements
  • Disputes between shareholders / participants
  • Disputes arising out of M&A transactions

Anti-corruption legislation compliance system (“Anti-corruption Compliance”):

  • Introduce mechanisms into the corporate procedures system that target compliance with requirements of Russian and foreign legislation (FCPA, UKBA)
  • Develop and provide legal advice on issues regarding in-house anti-corruption control systems taking international legislation into account
  • Legal advice on introduction in the company system of in-house communication regarding observed violations (hot line)
  • Legal advice on issues regarding the vetting of counterparties for business integrity (compliance due diligence)
  • Conduct compliance audits with respect to conformity of in-house anti-corruption systems to international legislation
  • Legal advice on issues of risk compliance evaluation and management

Clients 33

Projects 94

Publications 831

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November

Право голоса акционера и "срок годности" отчёта оценщика: новые дела ВС

Коллегия по экономическим спорам определит доказательственную силу старого отчёта об оценке имущества и разрешит спор о праве голоса на собрании для владельцев привилегированных акций. Всего в короткую рабочую неделю с 5 по 8 ноября 2019 года Верховный суд планирует рассмотреть 118 дел. Комментирует Александр Гармаев.


11
July

Как бы не вышло себе дороже: правила выбора консультанта на сделку

В подготовке к большой сделке самое важное — сформировать хорошую команду юристов, которые не спасуют в переговорах и найдут оптимальные решения для всех проблемных вопросов. «РБК Pro» узнал, на что надо обращать внимание при выборе консультанта.

10
July

Новые бренды регионов России

Государственная Дума РФ приняла во втором чтении законопроект "О внесении изменений в часть четвертую Гражданского кодекса Российской Федерации". Так, в Гражданский кодекс введен новый для России объект интеллектуальной собственности – географическое указание.


Сollective of authors, VEGAS LEX

National Business

17
June

Проводим годовое собрание акционеров: 8 шагов к успеху

В связи с приближающимся сроком проведения годовых общих собраний акционеров (далее –"ГОСА-19") традиционно у многих акционерных обществ возникают вопросы, связанные с созывом, подготовкой и проведением годового общего собрания акционеров.

Сollective of authors, VEGAS LEX

Joint Stock Company

6
June

Обзор изменений законодательства за II квартал 2019 года

Данный обзор отражает изменения законодательства за второй квартал этого года: как те, которые были недавно приняты, так и те, которые скоро вступят в силу.

Analytics 20

Infographics 1

27
February

Новые правила проведения общих собраний акционеров

В настоящем обзоре мы рассмотрели изменения, которые коснулись как подготовки и проведения общих собраний акционеров, так и оформления результатов в связи с утверждением Банком России нового положения об общих собраниях акционеров.

Alexander Garmaev, Head of Corporate and M&A practice

Nikita Tolkachev, Associate Corporate projects group

2
February

Special investment contract under new rules (SPIC 1.1)

Just before New Year’s the Government of the Russian Federation changed the rules for concluding special investment contracts (SPIC). The new rules are meant to improve the SPIC mechanism taking into account its previous application. The amendments will come into force on June 18, 2018 but given the duration of investment planning and the procedure of concluding the contract, it would be useful to know about these changes now.

Maxim Grigoryev, Partner, Head of Southern directorate, Head of special projects

Artem Gasparyan, Junior Associate of Southern directorate

29
November

Currency controls: the new rules for dealing with banks

In November 2017, two regulatory acts were published that made significant adjustments to the mechanisms for banks to control hard currency. The first one is Guideline Manual No. 181-И, issued by the Bank of Russia (the Central Bank), that must be followed starting January 1st, 2018 to record and furnish reporting on operations with hard currency (hereinafter Manual No. 181-И). The Manual is supposed to loosen currency controls by decreasing the burden borne by residents. The second act has the opposite effect, and is geared toward tightening currency controls. This is Federal Law No. 325-FZ, which, when it enters into force on May 14th, 2018, will make it easier for banks to respond to any violations of currency law, and draws distinctions between the types of administrative liability in this area.

13
November

Advertising legal requirements (Practical overview)

Advertising is a socioeconomic phenomenon whose uniqueness is marked by the continuous development of techniques and methods to share advertising information with consumers. Companies are always moving forward, creating new approaches how to produce advertising. This requires advertisers to be guided by law enforcement practices. This alert does not presume to analyze the entire scope of legal requirements and constraints that cover advertising, but it is intended to provide a brief practical overview of the main legal restrictions for advertising.

Vyacheslav Chmykhov, Associate of Commercial group

28
September

Checklists: what to expect from the new audit mechanism

Starting October 1st, 2017 certain supervisory and audit authorities are supposed to use checklists hat have questions used to gather information. This new mechanism is designed to solve several tasks at once: to streamline, simplify, and increase the transparency of audits. This is all for the auditors. However, people who are involved in business will also benefit from this tool if they can adopt the right approach.

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