The lawyers of our Commercial Practice provide effective, practical advice to our clients on launching new products in the Russian market, making contracts and, during negotiations, representing the interests of Russian and foreign companies. Our clients operate in production, retail, e-commerce, logistics, pharmaceuticals, information technology, FMCG, media and other sectors. Using a comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach in the work with our clients, ALRUD specialists are always able to offer the most effective solution in the context of our clients’ specific business needs.

Our Services

General Commercial Law Issues

  • Analysis of contractual relations, drafting contracts, analysis of the options provided by Russian laws
  • Advice on the regulatory requirements to commercial activities in the market

Import and export

  • Advising on distribution chain in view of the customs clearance procedures
  • Advising on import and export of goods, including customs goods classifications, charges and regulations
  • Product conformity issues, licensing and certification

Retail and e-commerce projects

  • Franchise agreements, monobrand store license agreements, agreements with retail networks
  • Launching online stores and online projects, preparing sales terms and conditions, delivery and return of goods policies
  • Product liability issues and consumer protection
  • Advice on e-signature and digital documents flows

Distribution and Wholesale

  • Distribution and supply agreements, structuring several tier transactions involving multi-parties
  • Structuring chain of agreements from the manufacturer to end customer, and within a group of companies

Procurements for ensuring the state and municipal needs, procurements by separate types of legal entities and commercial (internal) procurements

  • Advice on issues of organization of the procurement process and on-going legal support throughout the procurement process
  • Structuring of contractual relations, drafting contract and documentation for implementation and participation in the procurement process
  • Analysis of the conducted procurement process and documentation for compliance with Russian law
  • Advice on issues of compliance with antitrust requirements during implementation of the procurement process

Risk Management and Business Protection

  • Advice on the risks and legal remedies available in case of breach and termination of contracts
  • Securing interests of creditor
  • Legal Due Diligence of counterparties

Trade defence remedies

  • Advice on regulations of domestic market protection, trade defence and laws of the Eurasian Economic Union
  • Advice on implications of subsidies and safeguards measures to import of products to the Eurasian Economic Union
  • Advice on applying to the EEC investigations including sampling procedures

Antidumping investigations

  • Advice on applying to the EEC investigations including sampling procedures
  • Preparing detailed responses to the antidumping and supplement questionnaires of the EEC

Highlights of recent domestic and international work

A well-known organizer of online auctions

for sales of surplus assets on different aspects of Russian tax, customs and currency control regulations related to organization of sales of industrial equipment for Russian counterparties. Assisted with negotiating commercial arrangements with the Russian customers.

The worldwide known manufacturer of innovative cleaning products

with developing structure of contractual relations and preparing agreements for manufacturing and distribution of the client's products in Russia.

A European producer of automotive parts

with negotiating and entering into the automotive components contract for delivery of certain products to Avtovaz.

A European producer and exporter of herbicides

in the anti-dumping investigation conducted by the Eurasian Economic Commission (in particular at the stages of sampling of producers/exporters and submitting the antidumping questionnaire).

Norwegian innovative marine geophysical company

in conjunction with leading Norwegian law firm supported the bareboat charter transaction on the lease to Sovcomflot of seismic vessel for arctic waters.

One of the largest Russian pharmaceuticals manufacturers

on the issues relating to its distribution agreement with Korean supplier.

A world leader in air conditioning systems

with the legal advice on structuring relations with dealers as well as further preparing contractual documents under the chosen structure.

A major Japanese producer of road traffic control systems

on the issues related to the state and municipal procurements of software designed in foreign countries.

World known toy manufacturer

with review and negotiating with the Russian party terms of the agreement which included granting set of rights to operate monobrand stores across Russia and CIS under the client’s brand.

The famous American fashion retailer, with core-brand of underwear

with advice on entering into the franchise arrangements with the Russian retail group. Our advice included structuring the transaction, negotiating terms with the Russian partner, adapting the agreement to the Russian law requirements.

Owner of the Russian Fashion stores

on the contract with a foreign design bureau for elaboration of a new design concept for the chain shops serving the casual clothes.

Marks & Spencer

in the context of the company’s entering Russian market, accomplished adaptation of the global franchising policy to the requirements of Russian legislation, assisted in conclusion of the franchise agreement.

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