Legal support for investment projects

We possess unique practical experience of providing comprehensive legal support for FDI projects in Russia spanning more than 14 years. In recent years we have assisted dozens of foreign investors with the structuring and implementation of complex projects as to industrial engineering organization, customer goods production, and retailing.

We offer a full range of legal services at all stages of project implementation and continuous post-investment and operational support for investors on the planning of start-up actions in Russia, providing a legal assistance of their business on a permanent basis.  

We tailor our services, depending on the option selected by the client when implementing an FDI project (for example, construction of a manufacturing facility and establishment of a JV with a partner or establishment of industrial assembly lines). 

Our aim is to provide company management with the necessary information and legal assistance to start and develop a successful business in Russia.

 

STEP BY STEP

I. SELECTION OF A REGION/ MUNICIPALITY 

   

Organising meetings with the regional decision-makers, participating in negotiations;

Performing comparative analysis of local administrative capabilities and the investment climate;

Assessing local FDI experience if any;

Assessing local legal/ tax regulation (for example, the applicability of incentives);

Project co-ordination.

 

II. SELECTION OF A SITE

   

Preliminary comparative analysis of alternative sites;

Evaluating the attractiveness of alternative sites;

Preliminary project structuring / preparation of a preliminary action list;

Performing site due diligence.

 

III. STEPS AIMED AT MINIMISING WITH THE REGIONAL/MUNICIPAL AUTHORITIES

   

Preparing legislative initiatives (drafting, negotiating, documenting, etc.);

Clarifying application of existing local legislation.

 

IV. NEGOTIATIONS WITH REGIONAL/ MUNICIPAL AUTHORITIES 

   

Negotiating available incentives;

Drafting amendments to the applicable local laws;

Drafting and negotiating Investment Agreements;

Drafting resolutions and other local acts.