Dmitry Romanenko

CDR Litigation Boutique specializes in business formation in Russia. We provide a full range of legal services including but not limited to company registration (LLC, JSC), obtain licenses, prepare agreements, open bank accounts, lease commercial office space; prepare labour contracts; develop your taxation scheme; rent a land for your company; prepare accounting reports; prepare SHA; provide counsel for business start-ups; create joint venture company; make Due Diligence procedure; and start arbitration or commercial litigation.

Licensed advocates will help you:

– register your company (LLC, JSC) in Russia;

– win arbitration or commercial litigation case;

– start and finish criminal case; – get any licences you need;

– prepare any agreements you need;

– open bank account;

– rent your company office;

– prepare labour contracts;

– get work permit;

– get temporary residence permit;

– choose your taxation scheme;

– rent a land for your company;

– prepare accounting reports;

– prepare SHA;

– create joint venture company;

– make Due Diligence procedure;

– buy commodities;

– find partners;

– find staff;

– company formation in Russia

Year this Office was Established: 2009

Languages: Russian, English

 

Eugene Arievich

Eugene A. Arievich heads the Firm’s CIS Intellectual Property Practice Group. He is ranked as a leading individual by PLC Which Lawyer? 2009, and has been described by Chambers Global 2009 as a “leading IP specialist with a wealth of experience.”

Mr. Arievich is a member of the INTA Dilution & Well-Known Marks Committee, and has previously served on the INTA Board of Directors. Additionally, he represents Russia on the Advisory Board of World Intellectual Property Report and acts as co-counsel to the Coalition for Intellectual Property Rights. Prior to joining Baker & McKenzie in 1996, Mr. Arievich served as a partner in a USSR/Russian IP firm which he co-founded in 1988.

Mr. Arievich’s practice encompasses each area of IP law throughout the CIS, with a special emphasis on all aspects of trademark protection. His practice also includes litigation and enforcement in trademark, patent, copyright and other IP-related matters.

Firm Overview:

Baker & McKenzie defined the global law firm in the 20th century, and we are redefining it to meet the challenges of the global economy in the 21st .

We bring to matters the instinctively global perspective and deep market knowledge and insights of more than 4,000 locally admitted lawyers in 74 offices worldwide. We have a distinctive global way of thinking, working and behaving – “fluency” – across borders, issues and practices.

We understand the challenges of the global economy because we have been at the forefront of its evolution. Since 1949, we have advised leading corporations on the issues of today’s integrated world market. We have cultivated the culture, commercial pragmatism and technical and interpersonal skills required to deliver world-class service tailored to the preferences of world-class clients worldwide.

Ours is a passionately collaborative community of 60 nationalities. We have the deep roots and knowledge of the language and culture of business required to address the nuances of local markets worldwide. And our culture of friendship and broad scope of practice enable us to navigate complexity across issues, practices and borders with ease.

Law Practice:

In an increasingly competitive and globalized marketplace, your brand helps define your business, speaks to your clients and sets you apart. Protect your trademarks, optimize your brand value, and secure your brand identity across product and service lines through our strategic trademark protection and worldwide portfolio management services.

With Baker & McKenzie centrally managing your global trademark portfolio, you have access to:

  • a truly global network of trademark prosecution practitioners with proven experience and extensive know-how in even the most challenging jurisdictions;
  • a sophisticated system that can be tailored to your needs and a dedicated in-house IP support center — both at no cost to you;
  • practical fixed fee pricing for a large number of trademark services to help manage your budget; and
  • a single point of contact — we manage your trademark agent network and make sure all trademark records are up-to-date.

 

David Aylen

David Aylen is an internationally renowned intellectual property lawyer with extensive experience advising foreign nationals on doing business in Russia and the CIS, as well as helping emerging Russian companies establish and protect their IP rights around the world. David is known for providing timely, responsive service and delivering innovative solutions that achieve results — whenever and wherever a problem arises. As managing partner of the firm’s Russia/CIS practice, David is a client’s first point of contact to the Russian market. He provides strategic, practical legal advice to help clients understand and access the significant business opportunities available in Russia, as well as overcome any difficulties. Under David’s management, Gowling WLG’s Russia/CIS practice brings a Western-style approach to legal issues and is consistently ranked as a top-tier IP practice. From IP litigation, patent and trademark prosecution to licensing, domain names, and advertising and marketing law, David makes sure clients receive the best possible service and results. Repeatedly recognised as a leading IP lawyer by Who’s Who Legal, IAM Patent, Managing Intellectual Property and World Trademark Review, David has garnered significant litigation experience over the years, which includes an infringement action upheld in favour of his client Dimplex by the Federal Court of Appeal, in respect of electric fireplace technology; acting as co-counsel in the well-known “patent diaper wars” between Kimberly-Clark and Procter & Gamble; and acting as co-counsel in the “telecommunications wars” in Canada and the United States between AT&T, MCI and others on the subject of the pioneer patents for 800 and calling-card services.

GOWLING WLG RUSSIA:

Russia is a crucial market for many companies, due both to its size and influence over the surrounding region. Doing business in Russia requires careful planning and in-depth knowledge of the country’s legal system in order to overcome challenges and make the most of the opportunities involved.

Through the strength of our Moscow office, Gowling WLG delivers a wide range of intellectual property law services across Russia and the CIS. Our highly recognised trademark, copyright and patent professionals work with European, Canadian and global companies to manage and defend their IP rights.

Given our extensive knowledge of the Russian market, we can also help you facilitate business transactions in other key legal areas.

Alexey Aronov

Alexey Aronov’s area of focus is customs law and he deals with a wide range of customs issues including valuations, disputes, classifications, tariffs, IP protection and exemptions, including issues which arise when structuring a transaction.

He regularly acts for clients before customs authorities in relation to proving initially declared customs values which have been rejected by the customs authorities. He has advised a number of manufacturers on the import of production equipment, obtaining customs classification under a single tariff code, achieving zero customs duty and VAT relief.

Alexey also advises clients on the development of supply chains, including spare parts delivery related to production equipment.

He has also successfully represented numerous clients in administrative disputes and appeals to customs authorities in relation to a wide range of customs matters.

Life Scienes Practice:

As the legal matters confronting our life science clients are varied, so are the skill sets we employ. DLA Piper’s life sciences team comprises lawyers with legal, scientific and medical knowledge who understand the complexity of the business and regulatory environments in which our clients operate.

The challenges facing today’s biotechnology and medical device companies are greater than ever. For companies to take promising therapies from the laboratory to the market, they must protect those therapies from IP, regulatory and reputational risks. Furthermore, the last few years have seen increasing pressure from many sides: demand for greater shareholder return, loss of key revenue streams due to patent expiration or generic challenges, fierce competition in key therapeutic areas, pricing pressures from health care payors, increased government regulation beyond core safety issues, rising costs of R&D, challenges in maximizing return in emerging markets and aggressive government enforcement action.

Our life sciences sector team is one of the largest and most active of any law firm. Operating as one team across more than 30 jurisdictions, we combine subject matter experience with considerable knowledge of the sector, including the scientific, medical, regulatory, commercial and enforcement environments facing our biopharmaceutical, medical device, research and diagnostics clients.

Sergei Volfson

Sergei Volfson’s practice focuses on complex multijurisdictional litigation and arbitration. He has significant experience representing U.S., European, and Russian companies in international litigation and arbitration proceedings in Russia and other jurisdictions, including banking, securities, corporate, commercial, insurance, tax, competition, product liability, and employment matters. Sergei also has represented clients in numerous administrative proceedings, civil and criminal investigations, and internal compliance matters.

Experience:

Represented a multinational software corporation in Russian court in a €30 million dispute with its Russian customer.

Represented a leading global consumer goods manufacturer in several IP litigation matters in Russian courts.

Represented creditors in bankruptcy proceedings of a Russian airline.

Represented a Swiss company in Russian court proceedings in enforcement of an arbitral award rendered by the International Commercial Arbitration Court of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Represented a Russian brewery company in IP litigation in Russia against a Russian subsidiary of the global brewery group.

Represented a JV oil & gas exploration company in litigation with Russian Federal Ministry of Emergency Situations.

Represented a Japanese car manufacturer in tax litigation in Russia.

Represented European pharmaceutical manufacturer in an inquiry initiated by Russian law enforcement authority.

Represented US automotive manufacturer in several inquiries initiated by Russian law enforcement authorities.

Represented US IT company in internal investigation and global compliance review.

Jones Day Moscow:

Jones Day’s Moscow Office opened in 2004, following the Firm’s introduction to the Russian market through our representation of Alfa Group and Access/Renova Group in the formation of TNK-BP, the largest M&A transaction in Russian history at the time.

Today our Moscow Office team combines cross-border transactional capability with in-depth knowledge of Russian law and industry experience in such sectors as oil and gas, telecommunications, financial services, mining and metals, aviation, manufacturing, and retail.  We are fully integrated into our global organization of more than 2,500 lawyers in offices in the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Asia, and Australia.  This affords our clients not only a global reach, but also seamless access to substantial legal resources of the Firm’s practices, including Mergers & Acquisitions, Global Disputes, Banking & Finance, Energy, Intellectual Property, Business Restructuring & Reorganization, Antitrust & Competition Law, Private Equity, Real Estate, Tax, and Capital Markets.  A significant number of the Firm’s lawyers assigned to these practices have substantial experience handling matters related to Russia.

Despite the Firm’s relatively recent presence in Moscow, we have been involved in some of the most significant and high profile cross-border M&A, finance, and capital markets transactions in the region.

 

Ilya Dvorkin

Ilya leads Allen & Overy’s Aircraft Finance practice in Russia and joined the Moscow office in 2008. He is a recognised expert in this field and acts for all of the leading players in the Russian market. He previously spent 18 months in Allen & Overy’s London office as a member of the Structured and Asset Finance team, acting for major lessors and financial institutions on complex cross-border asset finance transactions. Ilya’s practice features a wide range of aircraft financing matters, including pre-delivery payment financings, ECA financings, portfolio sales and leasing, as well as related Russian tax, customs and regulatory issues.

Ilya was the first lawyer to successfully lead the repossession of aircraft from Russia on behalf of an international lessor. Among others, he advised leading international lessors on the KrasAir and KD Avia cases. He also represented major aircraft lessors and banks on their restructurings and on airline bankruptcy cases in Russia.
The current edition of the Legal 500 refers to Ilya as “…one of the best aviation lawyers, if not the best, in the Russian market”. In 2014, as in previous years, Vedomosti named Ilya as the best aviation lawyer in Russia.

Aviation Law Practice:

The aviation sector continues to face a number of challenges.

Increased competition, overcapacity, security concerns, climate-related pressures and rising fuel costs coupled with the increasing consolidation of airlines have had a profound impact on the industry.

Allen & Overy’s Aviation practice has built a world-class reputation advising on many of the industry’s most significant and pivotal transactions. The team comprises leading lawyers who have a thorough understanding of the latest developments in the sector and what this means for clients domestically and internationally.

We provide global coverage to the aviation industry advising across all legal disciplines including workouts and restructurings, mergers and acquisitions (public and private), funding (equity and debt), aircraft portfolio sales and purchases, engine financings, operating leases, privatisations, sales and leasebacks, major fleet purchases, EIB backed financings, export credit backed financings, mergers and acquisitions, U.S. EXIM backed financings, cross-border tax and leveraged leases, receivables, funds and maintenance contracts. We also have aviation specialists in ancillary areas such as real estate, employment and tax who offer commercial advice tailored to the sector.

Our clients include banks, financiers, lessors, lessees, export credit agencies, airlines and manufacturers on the full range of aviation matters.