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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.

Advising a large investment group on the structuring of a transaction related to the acquisition of a real estate object from a company whose majority participant was in bankruptcy.

Our client is the oldest investment group in Russia, one of the founders of the Moscow Stock Exchange and the National Association of Stock Market Participants (NAUFOR).

Our client is the oldest investment group in Russia, one of the founders of the Moscow Stock Exchange and the National Association of Stock Market Participants (NAUFOR).

Our team presented the client with three options for structuring the transaction, indicating the risks of each of them, as well as noting the most preferred action plan for the purchase of the object. For example, our lawyers have provided options for buying out the premises with the termination of the bankruptcy procedure of the majority participant, without the termination of such a procedure, as well as by acquiring corporate control over the company by the client.

Thanks to the creative approach of PB Legal lawyers, the client managed to buy out a large building and avoid the potential invalidation of the purchase and sale transaction, the return of the property to the debtor's bankruptcy estate and related lawsuits.