Partner, Ph.D., Attorney-at-Law
Iusland’s specialist lawyers have extensive experience in corporate law, advising on various types of transactions, business acquisitions, mergers and consolidations. We provide comprehensive legal support for clients purchasing shares and assets in Russian and foreign companies or incorporating a joint business, and we can help secure shareholder agreements with respect to the ownership and management of a joint business structure. Our lawyers defend the rights and interests of parties engaged in corporate conflicts.
Expertise in corporate law:
- Advising on optimizing the corporate structure of holding companies and business restructuring
- Assisting with mergers and acquisitions, drafting documents and carrying out all the necessary procedures
- Drawing up shareholders’ agreements and agreements between the shareholders of commercial companies
- Advising on minimizing risks in asset management
- Representing client interests when shareholders leave the company and assets are divided
- Providing comprehensive legal support to company operations
Closing the branch office of a major manufacturing company in Leningrad Region.
Our lawyers effected the closure of a branch office of a major manufacturing company in Leningrad Region, including drafting documents and carrying out all necessary procedures.
Comprehensive legal support for a major IT distributor in Russia.
Comprehensive legal support for the company, including, among other things, assistance with bankruptcy proceedings for a debtor for which our client was a creditor. During these proceedings, a search for the debtor’s assets in foreign jurisdictions was completed.
Providing tax advice to the company, including advice on transfer pricing.
Developing a plan and providing support for internal corporate communications between the general director and the supervisory board of a trust engaged in construction surveying work.
Developing a plan and providing assistance for internal corporate communications between the trust’s general director and supervisory board. Holding general meetings of shareholders in which a large number of minority shareholders participated, and drafting regulatory documents for the company.
Legal support for transactions upon the departure of one of the cofounders from a major construction holding.
Our team provided legal support for transactions arising from the departure of a cofounder from a major construction holding.
The project was complicated because of how payments for the shares were structured, including both monetary and non-monetary assets (property and shares in other companies, as well as rights under an investment agreement regarding the construction of a shopping centre).
Our lawyers worked on drafting, adjusting and executing the investment agreement, and providing tax planning for the transaction.
Legal support for a transaction involving the departure of one cofounder from a group of companies (one of the biggest cargo shippers in Russia).
Lawyers from our firm provided legal support in a transaction arising from the departure of a cofounder from the group of companies and transactions involving the sale of shares in companies within the group with a complex settlements system, obtaining the permission of the Federal Antimonopoly Service. Negotiations on the terms of the deal lasted for more than six months.
Developing a legal framework and a set of contracts for use during the construction of new facilities for a major supermarket chain in Russia.
Our team developed the legal framework and concept for a set of contracts to be used during the construction of new supermarkets for the chain.
While the contracts were being implemented, mechanisms were designed to iron out the practical problems that arise when contractors who are not legal specialists begin to carry them out. Our lawyers worked out the optimal structure for contractual relationships, helping employees without a legal background to avoid making mistakes when taking action under the contract.
Optimizing the corporate structure and developing algorithms for effective dispute resolution for a major online airline ticket sales agency.
Our team designed the ownership and management structure of a group of companies located in different jurisdictions for a major online airline ticket sales agency. They also developed a financially efficient model and algorithms for handling legal disputes with customers.
In 2014, our lawyers assisted in over 24 court cases for this client, in 21 regions of the Russian Federation. Out of 96 complaints, out-of-court settlements were reached in 72 cases.
Experts from our firm have taught several master classes for employees on how to defuse conflicts with customers.