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The Russian market has been going through profound legal changes the last 10 – 15 years. Whether you are an sole entrepreneur or an executive in a large company, you probably will have difficulties in spending your valuable time on constant updates about rules and legislation in the market.
Although the legal environment in Russia is constantly improving, we notice there is a need amongst our members for juridical assistance. We therefore are pleased to introduce the following law companies - members of the NRCC: Selmer, Wikborg Rein, Simonsen, Steenstrup Stordrange and Pepeliaev Group. They may support you with qualified juridical assistance, and below you will find a short presentation of each of the companies with contact details.
Selmer Law Firm
NRCC Official Sponsor in the sector of Legal Services.
Advokatfirmaet Selmer DA is one of Norway's leading full-service law firms employing over 80 lawyers working in 16 business areas such as banking and finance, employment and labour law, transport and tourism, public sector, restructuring and insolvency, real estate, energy and offshore, taxes and accounting, corporate, marine industry, just to mention some of them.
The company's multidisciplinary environment consists of both lawyers and strategy and finance advisors carrying out services related to legal, strategic and financial advice focused towards both the Norwegian, Russian and international business environment.Among the company's clients there are Norwegian, Russian and international corporations, institutions, organisations, individuals as well as governmental bodies.
Selmer has offices in Oslo and Trondheim, and is the first Norwegian law company which has established an office in Moscow, Russia.
Wikborg Rein is one of Norway's leading law firms with more than 150 lawyers in Oslo, Bergen, London, Singapore, Kobe, and Shanghai. The industry groups the company has established are banking finance, shipping offshore, energy and natural resources, trade industry and corporate finance.
Wikborg Rein also has practice groups that ensure our attorneys are current with the most recent developments in the law. Our dedicated five man strong Russia-Team specializes in facilitating business relationships and resolving commercial disputes between clients in Russia and Norway. Over the years we have provided assistance to both Russian and Norwegian clients on a wide array of matters.
Simonsen Advokatfirma DA is a leading Norwegian business law firm, employing around 85 lawyers, with offices in Oslo, Kristiansand, Stavanger and Tromsoe. Simonsen is divided into the following industry working groups: TMT (Telecoms Media and Technology); Corporate and Tax; Offshore Shipping and Energy; and Construction and Real Estate. The firm renders professional legal assistance within all aspects of business and administrative law and has a long standing and broad practice in advising foreign clients on Norwegian law and the Norwegian legal regimes, and in assisting Norwegian clients in their business ventures abroad.
Simonsen has extensive experience in litigation, arbitration and ADR, including proceedings before international courts.
Simonsen's relations with Russia have currently special focus on diplomatic relations, oil and gas, shipping and the fisheries. Further challenges in these and other areas will be much welcomed.
Steenstrup Stordrange was established in May 1989. Today the firm is a nation-wide full-service law firm that employs a total of 130 persons of whom 80 are lawyers. The company's offices are located in Oslo, Stavanger, Trondheim, Hammerfest and Tromsoe. Steenstrup Stordrange offers legal, economic and strategic counselling, as well as market analysis.
Legal services cover such business areas as labour law, banking and financing, energy and offshore, aquaculture, real estate, company law, taxes and excises, M&A, etc. On the website of Steenstrup you will also find several links with information about establishing business in Norway.
Pepeliaev Group - St. Petersburg practice
Pepeliaev Group was established in January, 2002. Today the firm has more than 160 attorneys based in offices in Moscow and St. Petersburg. The company supports its clients in all spheres of Russian law throughout Russia, the CIS and also internationally through partnership networks with leading local law firms in all major capital markets and jurisdictions.
As one of the first Russian law firms to provide comprehensive legal support for foreign direct investment projects implemented by multinational clients in Russia, the Pepeliaev Group has accumulated considerable practical experience based on a profound understanding of all the nuances of Russia’s legal realities, social, economic and political developments, the local culture and the mentality and expectations of investors.
The main practice areas of the firm include: legal support for investment projects in Russia; tax advice and tax litigation; corporate; commercial / M&A; antimonopoly regulation; land, real estate and construction; commercial dispute resolution; intellectual property; employment law; banking; customs and foreign trade regulation. The company is a member of TerraLex, the largest international association of law firms, and Taxand, a well-known tax consulting group.
Postal address: 54 Shpalernaya St., Golden Shpalernaya Business Center, St. Petersburg 191015, Russia
Sokolov, Maslov & Partners
Sokolov, Maslov & Partners was established in 1992. The law firm, specializing initially on shipping and transport law, gradually extended its practice and now offers a broad scale of legal services to its clients, which includes, apart from maritime law, energy, insurance, commercial law, corporate law, arbitration and litigation.
The firm has been continuously acting for Norwegian clients since 1994. The firm’s lawyers assisted Norwegian entities in establishing and managing their business presence in Russia, represented Norwegian and other Scandinavian clients in Russian courts, advised Norwegian companies in the sphere of fishing, shipbuilding and ship finance, construction, land law, various commercial arrangements and disputes an other matters.
The firm has been very active in the sphere of oil & gas exploration and production, with a focus on offshore activities. The advantage of the firm in this field is that its lawyers possess a profound knowledge of both maritime and energy law.
In addition to the mentioned law companies; - through our cooperation agreement with the Russian Federation Chamber of Commerce and Industry – we also can make use of the vast juridical knowledge in the RF CCI. The CCI besides conducts several Arbitrational Courts and regulatory bodies for the Russian authorities and is through its various Committees they are always on top of Russian law regulations related to business. These services can as well be ordered from the RF CCI directly or through our representative in Moscow.
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