Legal Advisory Practice

Vladimir V. Shirokov, project Manager of Legal Advisory Practice

 
The Major goal of our Legal Advisory Practice is to protect our clients’ legal interests, including the forecasting and preventing pecuniary disputes, the judicial defense of clients’ interests during such conflicts, the legal support of investment projects, the design of business’ legal model. Our cooperation with clients often starts at the very beginning, when a company, project or direction is only planned for a start-up. Lawyers of United Consultants FDP help to develop the organizational structure of the company, design the taxation model, business model, etc. All our clients are left to do is to hire employees and to start doing business.

In particular, we have experience on protection of our clients from the Federal Anti-Monopoly Service (FAS), resolution of disputes with FAS. Besides, we also protect our clients in the field of a criminal law.

All specialists of our Legal Advisory Practice are professional lawyers, who passed the qualification exam with the Chamber of Lawyers of Moscow (Moscow Region). All of our lawyers are wide-range professionals with an average of ten-year experience working with the Practice.

We use our experience, gained over the years of practice, to resolve disputes both in arbitration and in general jurisdiction courts. Our professionals can successfully resolve legal issues that businesses face both in Russia and abroad. We collaborate with foreign partners from Ukraine, Kazakhstan and every region in Europe. Every client of United Consultants FDP is continuously protected by experienced lawyers, wherever he is.
 

 

Dispute Resolution. Mediation

Our Dispute Resolution professionals provide full range of services on judicial representation of our clients in general jurisdiction and arbitration courts of all instances, as well as in arbitration tribunals. Our specialists provide judicial representation on all types of disputes that are within the jurisdiction of general courts, arbitration courts and arbitration tribunals.

As part of the mediation, our specialists provide services aimed at detection and application of means for pre-judicial (out of court) settlement of disputes.

Our Practice’s professionals also provide supporting services during the enforcement proceedings.

Commercial Practice

Specialists of our Commercial Practice provide a range of services on legal support of clients' operations. In particular, our Commercial Practice professionals provide the following services:

  • Consulting on issues related to the execution and peculiarities of the particular forms of civil law agreements;
  • Drafting the civil law agreements;
  • Legal support of client’s transactions, including the due diligence of the potential objects of transactions;
  • Consulting on legislation matters, applicable to client’s operations;
  • Management of the client’s correspondence on legal issues.

Commercial Practice

Specialists of our Commercial Practice provide a range of services on legal support of clients' operations. In particular, our Commercial Practice professionals provide the following services:

  • Consulting on issues related to the execution and peculiarities of the particular forms of civil law agreements;
  • Drafting the civil law agreements;
  • Legal support of client’s transactions, including the due diligence of the potential objects of transactions;
  • Consulting on legislation matters, applicable to client’s operations;
  • Management of the client’s correspondence on legal issues.

Corporate Practice. Merges and Acquisitions

Our Corporate Practice professionals provide services on legal support of corporate procedures; merges and acquisitions; services on establishment of corporate management systems in commercial enterprises; and a number of related services.

The most popular services of our Corporate Practice are:

  • Consulting on issues of establishment of busness’ legal model and its implementation (including legal support of the establishment of legal entities, both commercial and non-profit);
  • Development of constituent documents and local normative acts for various types of organizations; establishment of the corporate management system in commercial enterprises;
  • Legal support of corporate procedures (calling and holding of the general meeting of shareholders/participants; the session of the board of directors/governing board of a company, etc.);
  • Legal support of the reorganization procedure for commercial enterprises;
  • Legal support of the privatization procedure of the proprietary complex of unitary enterprises;
  • Legal support of transactions on purchase of the participatory interest/shares of legal entities, including production of detailed due diligence reports on the investment objects, legal support of the establishment procedure of integrated structures;

Besides, together with our specialists from the Dispute Resolution Practice, our Corporate Practice professionals provide services on protection of our clients’ interests during so-called “corporate wars”, as well as in case of attempts of assets seizure and/or greenmail.

Antitrust Practice

The Main goal of our Antitrust Practice is to decrease the risks of our clients to be held responsible for the violation of antitrust legislation.

Practice’s specialists provide the following range of services:

  • Consulting on issues of the antitrust regulation;
  • Consulting on issues related to the organization of auction/procurement; the development of local normative acts that regulate the procurement/auction procedures;
  • Analysis of company’s operations concerning its compliance with the requirements of the antitrust legislation;
  • Preparation of legal position for the presentation/claim with an antitrust authority;
  • Together with the Dispute Resolution Practice – services on representation of client’s interests during the review of a case on violation of the antitrust legislation with an antitrust authority, as well as in an arbitration court.

Bankruptcy Practice

Our company's professionals provide the wide range of services on legal support of bankruptcy case procedures.

We tender our services to both creditors of insolvent debtors – to ensure the fulfillment of creditors’ rights during bankruptcy procedures, as well as to companies that are eligible for bankruptcy – to protect them against abusive practices by creditors during the bankruptcy procedures.

Real Estate and Construction Practice

Specialists of the Real Estate and Construction Practice provide legal services on issues, related to transactions involving the real estate, as well as on construction issues. In particular, our real estate professionals offer the following services:

  • Legal support of transactions, involving real estate property, including transactions with land plots, such as drawing detailed written due diligence reports on investment objects;
  • Legal support of investment activities in the construction business;
  • Together with professionals from the Dispute Resolution Practice – services on representation of client’s interests during disputes related to the real estate property.

Criminal Law Protection of Business

In today's Russian reality, many commercial transactions, executed by participants of the civil turnover, may be perceived as violating criminal laws and considered as a fraud, corrupt business practice or other type of an economic crime by law enforcement authorities  

Highly qualified lawyers of our company can provide the following legal services, aimed at the criminal law protection of our client’s business:

  • Legal assessment of the client’s economic business model and methods, used to minimize tax obligations, in order to detect and consequently exclude possible risks of criminal prosecution of the client for execution of economic and tax crimes;
  • Representation of client’s interests during field audits and special investigation activities by law enforcement authorities, in other words, in cases of incident site inspection, seizure of accounting and other documents, questioning of company’s employees that take place before the institution of criminal proceedings;
  • Client’s protection during the pretrial investigation, during criminal case proceedings in court, cassation and supervisory instances on tax and economics-related cases, as well on criminal cases, related to client being accused of bribery, commercial corruption and other official malfeasance.

Our Company's lawyers that provide protection to our clients base their work on vast experience that our company accrued over the years of clients’ interests representation in the areas of criminal, administrative, tax and civil law.

Services for Individual Clients

Our company provides a wide range of legal services for individual clients, such as related to the issues of family and inheritance law. Individual approach to each client, as well as high professionalism of our lawyers, allow us to ensure the highest quality standards of our services.

 

Clients of the Legal Department

Religious organization “The Solovetsky Spaso-Preobrazhensky Stauropigial Monastery of the Russian Orthodox Church in Arkhangelsk Region”;

Joint-Stock Company “ALROSA (Open joint-stock company);

Russian Regional Development Bank, OJSC;

Ryazan State Instrument-making Enterprise, OJSC;

Info-Communication Technologies, OJSC (Svyazinvest, OJSC);

S.A. Zverev Krasnogorsky Zavod, JSC

Moscow City Telephone Network, OJSC

NPO ENERGOMASH named after academician V.P.Glushko, OJSC

S.P. Korolev Rocket and Space Corporation “Energia”, OJSC

Russian Post, Federal State Unitary Enterprise

JSC Russian Aircraft Corporation “MiG”,

Belarussian Food Company, LLC

KR Development, LLC