Real estate in Russia, dispute resolution in local courts, Russian and cross-border taxation matters, M&A, market entrance and interaction with Russian authorities, overall local support for foreign businesses.
Please welcome A2 attorney bureau
This is a special foreign service project launched by an experienced team of Russian lawyers.
A2.Attorneys bureau can be recommended as a supporting law firm for foreign businesses willing to invest or to develop in Russian Federation.
The firm was established in 2002. Some of our experts bring with them up to 15 years of experience. Previously we had been working in formal organizations with their own varieties of strict rules and traditional methods. Now we know that this is merely the surface of things, and such a surface is not necessary. It is the actions and experience that must be serious, making use of the most contemporary and effective of methods, while the rest of the equation is just a matter of personal preference.
Therefore we started over in a different way.
The market does not need one more office full of overly serious guys tightly dressed in dark blue ties and grey suits. NO, this in itself is neither good nor bad.
However, we have come to believe that it is time for lawyers to stop being so serious about themselves and to start being even more serious about their clients’ needs.
This is why we are starting up all over again – and yet we are doing it differently this time.
We talk straightforwardly and stick to what is most important. You would never speak with so much jargon when explaining something to a friend, would you? That’s something we remember in our daily work. We tell our clients: this is what you really need to care about, while those other things are just words. This demands your attention – and while that is not something you can influence, we can only ensure a sufficient result.
Basically, everything a lawful business may need
The world is full of beautiful new things. Modern technology gives us a kind of efficiency that we could never have even hoped for in the past. Therefore, we put this into action today, every chance we get. We are using the most up-to-date timing systems, documentation management systems, and informational security. It means providing service at the same level as our clients themselves operate.
You may find it hard to believe, but we truly are excited about this advanced Tetris of laws, decisions, acts, results, precedents, disclaimers and dates. We have invested a wealth of time in this arena, and you will rarely find anyone who knows this sphere as well as we do.
We work perfectly well via email, Skype, WhatsApp, or other such avenues. Because if you really know what you’re doing, you don’t need the Client to see your tie to sound likea serious professional.
Mastery is all about turning complicated matters into simple ones. We sit right there by your side. We take out a sheet of paper and show you the whole story just as it is. It’s not that we know every single law by heart (they are changing too frequently for that). But we do know precisely where to look, what to take into consideration, while always remembering that this responsibility is fully ours.
Therefore, feel free to contact us with your legal issues: sometimes things really are easier than they first seem to be.
Mikhail Alksandrov, partner, attorney
Mikhail works in PPP and taxation legislation, supporting deals and foreign investment in Russia, and regularly takes part in dispute resolution
Some examples of his projects include:
Creation of a holding group structure for a leading wholesale company;
Mikhail and his group have supported the PPP project M4 ”Don” Toll Road Operation and supported Kapsch TrafficCom in their work in Russia;
Various kinds of real estate asset deals: a business center (approx. $50 mln), a construction site (about $20 mln), a redevelopment site (around €20 mln), a manufacturing facility in Moscow (approx. €15 mln), and others;
Creating international holding structures for numerous Russian companies.
A2 lawyers were able to provide us with all necessary support and were very responsive to our needs. Their advice proved itself useful and helped us to avoid unnecessary risks.
Mikhail Kurdgev, Partner, Attorney
Mikhail works with all kinds of real estate projects: sales, rentals, real estate facility management, and everything else you could ever imagine in connection with real estate.
What’s more: complex support of investment projects (from due diligence to deal projection). Currently working as an attorney. He supports investment deals (incl. real estate purchases) for wealthy private clients.
When he grew tired of doing everything himself, he created a legal due diligence technique that our employees now successfully apply throughout their projects. Mikhail appreciates other people’s work even more since then.
The team is working for us since years and we are very happy to work with such a professional team in different deals. They always find the best solution for different kind of projects. A2 is a very flexible company, this we appreciate a lot.
Maria Ponamoreva, Senior Lawyer
Maria is an amazing specialist in rentals, development, and everything associated with this field. Contracts, rules, regulations, fines, and late fine interest are together her favorite kind of puzzle.
Naturally her primary job is to support real estate deals, development and construction projects, land property relationships and court protection of proprietary rights.
Maria has extensive experience in real estate facility management projects and legal support for development projects.
Maria takes care about the Clients' interests and comfort.
Natalia Ryasina, Partner, Attorney
She is the director of our Saint Petersburg office. Our Saint Petersburg team has plenty of cool specialists, for example, one of our attorneys there has been ranked at #4 among the city’s attorneys.
Natalya herself has vast experience in dispute resolution concerning corporate law, securities, deal cancelation, in commercial conflicts, as well as recognition of property rights and reparation.
A few of the projects led by Natalya:
Representing a Russian manufacturing facility in a dispute with Russian Customs. Customs lost;
Representing a company in a dispute with the government regarding a land site. The government lost;
A couple of moderate disputes regarding assets less than 150 mln. rubles;
The government tried to terminate a contract with a developer due to violation of its conditions and also tried to collect compensation for the same. The claim was subsequently denied.
Another company, in the oil processing industry, had a dispute with the government about recognition of property rights for unauthorized construction. The rights were then assigned to the company.