PB Legal is a law firm whose focus is complicated cases, including complex disputes in Russia and abroad.

PB Legal is a law firm whose focus is complicated cases, including complex disputes in Russia and abroad.

Our firm is unique in that it has been set up by professionals with many years experience working in leading lawfirms and major Russian and foreign corporate groups.

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The Review most interesting judicial acts of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation issued at the end of 2020 - at the beginning of 2021. These acts provide for new legal positions of the Supreme Court which can help you win a case in courts.
Read more here. The author of the Review is Sergey Kim.

The Review most interesting judicial acts of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation issued at the end of 2020 - at the beginning of 2021. These acts provide for new legal positions of the Supreme Court which can help you win a case in courts.

Read more here. The author of the Review is Sergey Kim.

PB Legal team successfully represented the Client in a dispute over challenging transactions in a bankruptcy case.
We managed to defend the Client's interests in the Arbitrazh Court of the Tyumen Region and prevented the invalidation of the transactions.

PB Legal team successfully represented the Client in a dispute over challenging transactions in a bankruptcy case.

We managed to defend the Client's interests in the Arbitrazh Court of the Tyumen Region and prevented the invalidation of the transactions. The Debtor's administrator unreasonably challenged the debt recovery transactions in favour of the Client's subsidiary for 1.7 billion rubles.

Our team developed a strategy to defend the Client. The Court supported PB Legal's position stated in an answer due to the following:

  • There were no creditors who might have been harmed by the repayment of the loans;
  • Financing of the debtor’s loans by a new shareholder improved the Client's financial status.

Thus, there were no grounds to challenge the transactions under the Russian Federal Law on Bankruptcy.

Alan Bairamkulov, Nikolay Stroev, Elena Tsypanova and Nadezhda Simakova worked on the project.

According to the research of the Kommersant newspaper, PB Legal is amongst the leaders of legal consultants. This year our team strengthened our positions in the following areas:

According to the research of the Kommersant newspaper, PB Legal is amongst the leaders of legal consultants. This year our team strengthened our positions in the following areas:

  • Legal Entities' Bankruptcy
  • International Commercial Arbitration

In the individual ranking, Alan Bayramkulov was recommended in the area of cross-border litigation, and Nikolay Stroev was recommended in the area of international commercial arbitration.

More information can be found on the Kommersant website.

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Projects

Representing a theme park company and its beneficiaries’ interests in order to prevent them from being declared bankrupt

We managed to prevent the bankruptcy of the company and the beneficiary by developing an effective strategy of interaction with the creditor, including negotiation, prompt actions in Russian courts and a conclusion of the and a settlement agreement on favorable terms.

We managed to prevent the bankruptcy of the company and the beneficiary by developing an effective strategy of interaction with the creditor, including negotiation, prompt actions in Russian courts and a conclusion of the and a settlement agreement on favorable terms. Settlement agreement provided for a restructuring of the client’s debt which reduced the debt burden by more than 65 percent. We represented the client’s interests in a number of proceedings in Russian courts of general jurisdiction. In particular, we successfully challenged the results of the auction for the sale of our client’s property. Due to our success in court proceedings our client gained a strong position in negotiations with creditors. PB Legal team represented the client in settlement negotiations and managed to conclude an agreement on extremely favorable terms for the client.

Representing our client’s interests in a separate dispute in a bankruptcy of an airline company, the largest bankruptcy in Russian history

We advised the former directors of the airline's offshore subsidiary on the likelihood of them being brought to subsidiary liability. In order to prevent the risk, we presented to the court a chain of complex financial transactions, including REPO and leasing transactions. We also provided an appropriate legal analysis of such transactions.

We advised the former directors of the airline's offshore subsidiary on the likelihood of them being brought to subsidiary liability. In order to prevent the risk, we presented to the court a chain of complex financial transactions, including REPO and leasing transactions. We also provided an appropriate legal analysis of such transactions.

Representing Russian second-largest investment company in a dispute arising out of a trust management agreement against a non-state pension fund.

Our opponent went bankrupt and its interests were represented by the Deposit Insurance Agency.

Our opponent went bankrupt and its interests were represented by the Deposit Insurance Agency. Despite the fact that our client's position was contrary to the existing case law, including the cases of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, we convinced the court that the case is unique which allowed us to convince the court to depart from the Russian case law and rule in favor of our client. We proved that the investment company properly fulfilled its obligations under the asset trust management agreement by obtaining a legal expertise, as a result of which the court refused to satisfy the opponent's claims in full.
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