Our priority is to have a deep understanding of the client’s business – what it does, how it works, as well as its relationships with customers, suppliers and partners.

Our lawyers advise on many types of commercial agreement from the commonplace to the innovative where no precedent exists.  Often various commercial arrangements play an important part in structuring corporate transactions.

We pride ourselves in coming up with the right structure for the client’s needs and in negotiating each deal to our client’s advantage.

Representative transactions – our lawyers have advised:

  • a leading Russian media holding on the acquisition of a film and TV series library (including the Harry Potter franchise, Sex and the City, Sherlock Holmes and a number of TV shows and animations) from Warner Bros;
  • a UK company founded by Russian shareholders including Arkady Novikov (Russia’s most famous and successful restaurateur) in ensuring the successful completion of a multimillion pound fit out of NOVIKOV Restaurant and Bar, a first class restaurant in Mayfair, London;
  • an agent on a PR and marketing agreement with a leading Russian metals company;
  • a major Russian media company on drafting various intellectual property rights licensing agreements (TV format licence agreement, software licence agreement);
  • a Russian media company on service agreements on an exclusive basis with TV producers and performers, as well as on service agreements with directors and employment agreements;
  • a major Russian financial institution on the acquisition of a multi-million GBP flat in Mayfair for a wealthy Russian client; and
  • an Internet start-up on the preparation of various stock option schemes.



…a team of highly skilled commercial lawyers, whose attention to details is evident in every aspect of their role.
Founder & CEO of an Internet start-up company
…uncanny ability to find an original angle others have not thought of…
Partner, Bristows LLP
…very knowledgeable and particularly creative in finding solutions to a problem…
Head of Financial Institutions, a major Russian commercial bank
…there were a few moments when we thought that we would never find common ground and complete the transaction…it was your recommendations and attention to detail which left a very professional impression on our counterparty and made them somewhat more trusting and agreeable.
…the highest professionalism of lawyers enabled us to structure the deal with the maximum possible comfort for our company, for which we are grateful…
Head of Finance Operations, Rosvodokanal

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