Some important and interesting victories in courts
In particular, the test case was won against customs, which lasted almost two years. The trial court and the appeals court decided in favor of customs, we were able to return the case for a new trial. At the new trial, the trial court and the appeals court re-decided in favor of the customs authority, however, the cassation court resolved the case on the merits and made a new decision in favor of our client. The customs authority could not challenge this case in the Supreme Court.
An “unfair” examination of intellectual property was contested in the arbitration process. The forensic examination, which was clearly made in the interests of the defendant, was challenged by us through reviews and summoning the expert to court. The Arbitration Court accepted our request for a second forensic examination, which made an argument diametrically opposite from the previous examination, fully confirming the position of our client, the plaintiff in the dispute.
We steadily win disputes under government contracts and dispute the inclusion of unscrupulous suppliers in the register.
A full partnership line of activity was formed
In specialized areas of activity, partnership agreements on mutual assistance with professionals were concluded: - VIP service for individuals (finance and foreign investment); - intellectual property disputes, including expert assessment; - disputes with the Federal Antimonopoly Service, including expert assessment; - tax issues and tax support for foreign companies. Our partners are our value, this allowed us to conduct highly specialized business of our clients at a different level of quality.
Full-scale work is underway for the Aeronet Association
The result of the work will be revolutionary changes in the legislation in the field of remote sensing of Earth from space and aerial photography.
We have acquired several new customers - foreign companies in Russia.
We have acquired several new customers - Russian innovative companies.
- Koopman International BV, a company with showrooms and offices in more than 24 European countries, the Middle East, Africa and South America. The priority for Koopman International is quality, reliability and a high level of service. For these reasons, Koopman International has become one of the largest importers in Europe, and has gained a reputation as a reliable supplier for a wide variety of retailers, including supermarkets, construction markets, garden centers, and warehouses.
- Tozzi Srl, an Italian company with more than a century of history operating in electric power, gas and oil production markets.
- Lisca d.d., a world famous manufacturer of high-quality underwear.
First judicial project in Kazakhstan
- KrioFrost, specializes in the supply, design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of refrigeration and ventilation equipment of various complexity and volumes, both commercial and industrial.
- Diagnocat is a unique venture project with Russian roots, Diagnocat determines the main anatomical areas of teeth in 3 minutes and diagnoses them by 122 signs (norm, filling, crown, implant, periodontitis, etc.).
With the assistance of good partners (historically we have strong ties with Kazakhstan), we helped our client repay debts in the amount of over $1,250,000.
For our client, we were able to return money from an account blocked by the Bank of Latvia following the introduction of restrictive measures by the US Federal Reserve System against banks in Latvia.
The large and interesting corporate conflict
of our client resulted in a judicial war on all fronts - several courts of general jurisdiction, arbitration, complaints and other procedural actions. We can say with confidence that we successfully resolve corporate conflicts for our clients.
Participation in raising funds for Telegram - full support of the transaction
TON Issuer Inc. and Telegram Group Inc. headed by Pavel Durov raised funds in the amount of more than 2 billion USD. Our company supported the client, who became one of 81 official Gram cryptocurrency investors.
Presentation at the Association of Italian Entrepreneurs
A presentation was made at Confindustria Russia, the Association of Italian Entrepreneurs, on localization of production in Russia, our experience in supporting localization projects was presented, and legal schemes were discussed.
The option was exercised in a transaction on the merger of a foreign producer with a Russian financial group
For one of our clients, we supported a transaction to merge a financial group and industrial production, one of the methods of protection was a compound option to repurchase a share in production with a multi-factorial condition of exercise. During the merger, we failed to achieve KPI, and we exercised the option. As a result, the foreign manufacturer - our client - returned the share, fully protecting his production.
The Estonian company opened
In order to serve our foreign customers in Estonia (as an EU country), Legal Business Solutions was registered, and an account with a European Union bank was opened. The company helped one of the clients to resolve the issue of locking an account with a bank in Latvia, having successfully returned the funds to the client.
An agreement was signed with the Turkish Association
The Legal Business Law Center signed a cooperation agreement with the Association of Turkish Entrepreneurs in Russia.
An audit and certification was conducted for our client to conclude a contract with Universal Pictures, USA
With our help, one of the clients signed a licensing agreement with Universal Pictures, USA on licensing products in Russia. According to the terms of the license agreement, before authorization of the licensee, a full audit of the production is conducted to ensure compliance with environmental, labor, fire, medical and other legislation. We accompanied the audit, which was successful, the client received authorization and sells products under the license of Universal Pictures, USA.
Our client and partner is Taxpirience Russia B.V., a company providing accounting, legal and audit support to foreign companies in Russia.
Experts of the "Legal Business Solution" Law Firm were invited to the GIS-Tech Russia 2018 forum in Kazan. Managing partner Andrey Balagurov moderated a round table on the development of legislation on remote sensing of the Earth from space and aerial photography, while senior lawyer Tatyana Popikova made a presentation on a system for automatic recording of offenses using aerial and spaceborne photography.
"Legal Business Solution" Law Firm was attracted by AERONET Association as an expert organization to conduct analytical work on legal regulation
The AERONET Association is the only professional association of legal entities in Russia engaged in the development and operation of civil unmanned aircraft systems. AERONET members are the most professional and responsible companies which produce unmanned aircraft engineering and perform work with its use.
Summing up the results of the past year, we want to note that in 2017, our company made a significant breakthrough in improving the quality of customer service, as a result of which the degree of trust in our company increased both on the part of Russian market participants and large foreign companies. This is evidenced by the scale of the business of our new clients and the increased complexity of the projects that were supported by the lawyers of our company.
In 2017, the number of clients of our company included world-famous companies, such as:
1. Petrofac International Ltd., a leading global company providing a range of services for the design, construction and project management in the oil and gas sector. The company was founded in 1981 and currently has representative offices in 25 countries. The geography of Petrofac projects covers areas such as the United Kingdom Continental Shelf, the Middle East, Africa and the Asia-Pacific region. In addition, the company has been successfully operating in Russia and the CIS countries for more than 10 years. On the territory of the Russian Federation, Petrofac has licenses for the design, installation and commissioning of petrochemical and oil and gas processing plants, as well as oil and gas production facilities. The main customers in Russia are the following oil companies: TOTAL, TNK-BP, Rospan International, TotalFinaElf, etc. The largest project implemented by Petrofac in Russia is the development of the Kharyaginsky field (Nenets Autonomous Region). Website of the company: http://www.petrofac.com/
2. Association of Italian Entrepreneurs in Russia - Confindustry. An agreement was signed, on the basis of which "Legal Business Solution" Law Firm provides comprehensive legal support to all members of the association.
3. Turkmen Yugmontazhstroy (the Turkmen name is Gunortagurnayyshgurlushyk).
The main activities of the enterprise are design and construction of civil and industrial facilities, the production of building materials and structures. At present, the structure of the enterprise includes two construction and installation departments, fully equipped for independent work with an average annual number of 2,345 people over the past three years.
4. IC&Partners Russia with the office located in Moscow. The company is a division of the parent company IC&Partners in the Russian Federation, the tenth division in chronological order opened in 2003, founded to provide advisory services and support to companies in the Russian Federation investing in the Russian economy. The company has a team of 58 Italian and Russian consultants.
5. SK Tuote, with a wide branch network in Europe. SK Tuote is the market leader in exhaust ventilation and domestic roof fans in Finland. In Russia, SK Tuote Rus LLC is represented in Saint Petersburg, Moscow, Yekaterinburg and Krasnodar and has its own warehouses in these cities. In Finland, SK Tuote employs approximately 90 people.
6. SPUTNIX (Satellite Innovative Space Systems LLC) is a Russian private company manufacturing high-tech satellite components and technologies for small spacecraft, as well as related services based on them. Skolkovo resident.
As part of customer support, our team has implemented joint projects with law firms in America, Thailand, Indonesia, Saint Kitts, as well as international corporate registrars of offshore and onshore companies.
2016 for our company - a year of significant development and acquisition of new clients among the active participants in the public procurement. The number of clients of Legal Business Solutions has replenished with known construction companies and large manufacturers of food, light and textile industries, and with many others.
In 2016, Legal Business Solutions has represented clients at meetings in the Offices of the Antimonopoly service of various cities of Russia.
With the help of our lawyers more than 20 companies have not been included in the register of bad-faith suppliers.
Moreover, we have won the arbitration proceedings against the government customers on the fact of theirs violation of the terms of contracts and the Russian legislation.
With the help of lawyers of Legal Business Solutions arrears of government contracts worth over 100 million rubles were recovered.
In 2016, thanks to the recommendations of business partners, well-known foreign companies and large Russian companies have become our clients, such as the company RICO RUS - Russian subsidiary of Ricoh Group - the world leader in solutions for document management, SPIS S.p.a. company from Babcock & Wilcox SPIG Group - a global provider of engineering cooling systems, All-Russian Research Institute of Hydrometeorological Information – the World Data Center and and the company TEXHA Production Association - a recognized leader in the design and manufacture of equipment for the production of meat and poultry with representation in 11 countries.
It should also be noted such important events of 2016 as successful completion of permanent clients of the company big deals with the help of lawyers of our company, such as: the creation of "PangeoIskratel" - together with Pangeo Capital and Slovenian company Iskratel, which will produce equipment for telecom operators, transport and energy sectors in Russia, as well as equipment for public safety and the implementation of technology transfer for the production of equipment for the Russian company Rostelecom.
One of the outstanding achievements of the company's management is the attraction of the managing partner ofLegal Business Solutions Andrew Balagurov as an independent expert of the Committee for Personnel and Remuneration of the Board of Directors of PJSC "FSKEAS".
In 2015, Legal business solutions have focused on solving complex arbitration disputes and protection of interests of suppliers and government contracts performers in FAS and arbitration courts.
We have made great progress on the development of our company's presence in the Russian regions. In 2015, our lawyers have won a lot of debate in the regional offices of the Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia, including Karelia, Vladivostok, Yekaterinburg, Kursk.
Due to the high professionalism of our lawyers FAS rejected public customers solutions about an inclusion in Register of bad-faith suppliers an information about our customers. We have
successfully defended the interests of such major companies as JSC "Technoserv", JSC "MOSOBLGIDROPROEKT" (a subsidiary of PJSC "RusHydro").
In 2015, lawyers of Legal Business Solutions won the trials in major disputes with government customers, including PJSC "Rostelecom" in the Krasnodar region.
The complex dispute of our client with one of the world's largest corporations – Samsung Electronics, ended with conclusion of a settlement agreement, both in Russia and in London.
Legal Business Solution accepted a rate on of the supplier’s interests of state contracts in this connection the department of Legal support of tenders was created. Contest of results of tenders in FAS, military purchasing departments, protection of the supplier’s interests in Arbitration Tribunal were added to the list of services. In 2014 massive Arbitration cases on disputes with the state customers with sums in dispute of 100 million and 1,5 billion rubles were carried.
Lawyers of the company were involved on a permanent basis as the experts for various working groups of the Government of the Russian Federation. The managing partner – Balagurov Andrey - was a part of the Working group of Expert council under the Government of the Russian Federation regarding remote sensing of Earth for 2013.He was also included in working group participants of Expert council in case of the Government of the Russian Federation concerning development of innovations in Russia.
The first legal case with personal participation of lawyers of the company out of Russian Federation.Legal Business Solution took part in arbitration in the London commercial arbitration tribunal. The managing partner Andrey Balagurov as the involved expert was subjected to cross-examinationunder the law of the Russian Federation. The best world lawyers from both parties participated in case.
This year pleased our company with appearance of such clients as JSC Rostelecom and Federal State Budgetary Institution Aviamettelekom of Roshydromet - the organization realizing powers on meteorological servicing of civil and experimental aviation.
In 2013the Legal Business Solution specialists were involved in the State Duma of the Russian Federation as the experts. Within this project the managing partner was a part of a working group on enhancement of the legislation in the field of use of technologies of sounding of a terrestrial surface of the State Duma Committee of the Russian Federation on science and high technologies. The managing partner also made the report at a round table in the State Duma which was carried out by the State Duma Committee on science and high technologies.Moreover, the managing partner took part in meeting of the member deputy of the interfactional working group "Aircraft and Astronautics of Russia" with representatives of a space industry of Russia on a subject: "Legal problems of private entrepreneurship in the sphere of space technologies".
First international nominations.Legal Business Solution became the nominee of the prestigious world award the World Finance Legal Awards. Our company was nominated in two categories: the best firm in Russia working in the intellectual property and arbitration procedure fields. Our concept about programmable legal intelligence was chosen as the nominee of the prestigious international award Innovating Justice Awards for innovative ideas in development of legal business.
Full forming of department of bankruptcy.Our company participated in different cases on bankruptcy, including in notable cases in Russia. Further participation in affairs on bankruptcy is included into the current mode.
The second edition of Legal Business Solution Library - the Book "The earth from space is published: legislation, legal regulation and court practice".
Bright events of this year became successfully realized attraction of venture funding for our client, work with the western venture fund and world-class western lawyers, registration of one of the largest transactions on attraction of financing in shooting of Earth from space in Russia.
During this period Legal Business Solution was actively developing international backgrounds. The managing partner of Legal Business Solution for the invitation of the Hague Institute on Internationalization of the Legislation participated in the international forum Innovating Justice Forum. The company entered alliance ofthe leading innovative law companies of the world (Innovating Justice Alliance). We concluded the first direct agreements with foreign law firms in Poland, Brazil, Germany, the USA, Slovenia on the specific.
The first projects for clients of the offshore and foreign companies were realized: company registration on BVI, Belize, Delawer and so forth, work with the best world registrars. Legal Business Solution is worked directly with foreign banks from Latvia, Switzerland and London.
The full-fledged Judicial department was created in 2011 in the Company, also business processes on protection of interests of clients in Arbitration Courtwere developed. Large projects on protection of business reputation and confutation of data, about penalty according to the preliminary contract with the builder, about vindication of real estate objects were realized. Annually the Company conducts more than 100 legal proceedings.
In 2011 the Company resolved for the clients such difficult questions as registration of the transaction with foreign participation for reorganization of business in Russia, support of the conclusion of the purchase and sale agreement of plant in Russia from the Polish citizen for benefit of the foreign company, carrying out the transaction on reorganization of business of the foreign company in Russia – cleaning of business of debts, liquidation of unprofitable companies, a transfer of assets, plant and employees in the cleared company. JSC Gazprombank — Resources became our client.
The managing partner of Legal Business Solution was included in various working groups of the ministries and departments of the Russian Federation which are responsible for shootings of Earth from space, took part in the interdepartmental meeting held by the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Russian Federation on a subject: "A condition and prospects of development of system of space monitoring in system of RSChS".
The first project of legal registration of construction of production "from scratch" was successfully realized: from company registration, the redemption of the parcel of land, acquisition of necessary permissions and licenses, including for production of natural minerals, to construction and commissioning of plant and a introduction to the market, including international, production.
The leading company in the information services market - "Yandex" was among our clients.
Legal Business Solution on television - interview on the First Channel of Business video portal, participation in two telecasts of NTV +, devoted to the legislation on shooting of Earth from space.
By theour partner’s requestLegal Business Solution initiated creation of association of suppliers and users of data of remote sensing of Earth from space under the name "The Earth from Space", the Managing partner became the Chief executive of Association.
The list of our clients was replenished with large corporation - JSC The Gazprom — Space Based Systems.
The additional department of work with commercial real estate had been created the main activity of which became a registration of transactions of a purchase and sale, lease, pledge and so forth. The department of commercial real estate realized large projects: services in maintenance of acquisition of the commercial building and the parcel of land are rendered to privatization of plant in the Moscow region and the business center in Moscow, in Tula region.
The largest projects of this year became: legal maintenance of dispute in Ukraine with a prize for the client in the amount of 1 million US dollars; legal maintenance of construction of plant in Estonia; dispute on damages recovery for violation of contract commitments with obtaining for the client of all amount of losses in England. We jointly operated with the leading consulting companies of the world – Ernst&Young, Baker&McKenzie and others.
For Legal Business Solution 2007 was filled with socially significant events: active work with mass media was conducted, a number of articles were written and comments to various news events in the field of the legislation were provided. Our publications appeared in the Vedomosti newspaper, in the Modern Entrepreneur magazine, in the economic weekly "Kommersant MONEY", in the CNews magazine.
In 2007 Legal Business Solution took part in the "Earth from Space — the Most Effective Solutions" conference within which the managing partner of the Company made the report "Remote sensing of the earth from space in new legal realities". Also, he made reports at conference at the international conference "Space Shooting — at Peak of High Technologies", an annual forum of GIS-association, forum NTs OMZ on the Resource-DK satellite.
Development and support of contracts and agreements becomes the main activity of Legal Business Solution in 2006. Projects on support of large foreign trade deals, including with use of difficult tools were realized: letters of credit, cornet of ATA, bank guarantees and other. The created contractual department became one of the main business units of firm. Our company accompanied more than 3 000 agreements and contracts.
One of the largest and significant projects of 2006 for the company was the project development of the legal act, model act of EurAsEC for remote sensing of a terrestrial surface by request of General Assembly of the Euroasian Economic Commonwealth. The model act was adopted for six member countries of EurAsEC.
And also, with help of our specialists permission to use of radio frequencies for reception station of remote sensing of Earth from space located in Moscow was got for Federal Communications Agency.
This is the year of dynamic development of the Company in the sphere of maintenance of licensing of the companies of high-technology types of activity. The licensing office was created. Licenses for maintaining space, cartographical and hydrometeorological deyatelnost were obtained for our clients.
Besides, in 2005 our Company successfully realized support of a large deal of acquisition of shipbuilding plant in the Moscow region, carries a case in the International Commercial Arbitration Tribunal in case of Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation with a sum in dispute of 985 000 US dollars.
The group of authors of the Legal Business Solution under general edition of Andrey Balagurov - the managing partner of firm - published the first book – "Remote sensing of Earth from space: comment of the legislation and law-enforcement practice".
The legal Center "Legal business" reached the level of high trust not only from regular customers, but also from large insurance companies. The company insured professional responsibility of lawyers for 3 000 000 rubles with annual increase of insurance coverage level.
Legal Business Solution came to the international level. Work in difficult legal procedures of foreign clients started. The companies from Slovenia, England, Germany, New Zealand began to use our services.
2002 – 2003
We signedour first contracts with the regular customers working in innovative fields of activity – hydrometeorology, shooting of Earth from space, digital cartography.
It is the foundation year of Legal Business Solution. The Company was organized by solid team of business lawyers and lawyers practicing in various branches of law. Due to the high level of competence, persistence and commitment of managing partners the company took a worthy place in the legal consulting market.