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Nadmitov, Ivanov and Partners ranked in Corporate Law/M&A and Litigation by Pravo.Ru-300



Nadmitov, Ivanov and Partners Law firm has been noted influential Russian rating of “Pravo.Ru-300” in the categories Corporate Law/M&A and Litigation.

Our firm has been included in the rating of corporate practice for the third time, which confirms consistent quality of our corporate practice.

We have been also noted for the first time in the category Litigation  this year, which acknowledges the high level of our practice in dispute resolution. Our firm actively and effectively represented clients on disputes in the energy industry, corporate disputes, bankruptcy cases, international arbitration in arbitration tribunals and foreign courts.

We have been noted twice in the “Pravo.Ru-300” rating in the categories of competition law and international arbitration previously.



Launch of Chinese practice  


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Nadmitov, Ivanov & Partners Law Firm LLC is pleased to announce the launch of Chinese practice and appointment of Mr. Yu Qiang as the Head of China Desk. Mr. Yu Qiang is an expert on Chinese law in the field of intellectual property rights and antitrust laws.

Yu Qiang obtained a bachelor and master’s degree in China. Qiang conducted his PhD research at the Europa Institute of Leiden University Law School where he was awarded doctoral degree in law. Mr. Yu Qiang is a research fellow at the HSE — Skolkovo Institute for Law and Development and is also a research associate at the Law School of Sun Yat-Sen University.

Ekaterina Gerasimova is appointed as Deputy Head of China Desk to assist Mr. Yu.  Ekaterina graduated from the University of International Business and Economics (UIBE) in Beijing, and previously held the position of Deputy Head of Legal Department at UGL Corporation Limited. In particular, Ekaterina was engaged in case management of all aspects of establishing and conducting business in China, including consulting on foreign investments, setting up joint ventures, taxation and dispute resolution. She is fluent in English, Chinese and Russian.

Law firm “Nadmitov, Ivanov and Partners” provides structuring and legal support of private equity and venture investments from China to Russia (inbound) and from Russia to China (outbound).

Law firm “Nadmitov, Ivanov and Partners” has been providing quality legal services in the areas of corporate, finance and tax law and dispute resolution for leading Russian and foreign companies for nine years.


Round table: ICO: Hype or Revolution



Alexander Nadmitov, the managing partner of “Nadmitov, Ivanov and Partners” moderated a discussion  on ICO: Hype or Revolution, which was held within the framework of Harvard club of Russia. Panelists were Alexander Lupachev, Director at Russia Partners and Edward Khaptakhaev, co-founder of, a turnkey platform for ICOs and Giga Watt – largest blockchain mining farm in North America, which raised US$ 22 million in an ICO last summer The discussion aroused great interest of more than 40 participants.


Victor Arkhipov at the reception on the occasion of the launch of “Best legal departments-2018”



Victor Arkhipov, Partner of “Nadmitov, Ivanov and Partners”, attended the solemn reception on the occasion of the launch of the competition “Best legal departments — 2018” (http:/, organized by Legal Insight magazine.

“Nadmitov, Ivanov and Partners” Law firm traditionally acted as a sponsor — partner of the ceremony “Best legal departments — 2018”.

“Nadmitov, Ivanov and Partners” has been providing quality legal services in the areas of corporate, finance, tax law and dispute resolution for leading Russian and foreign companies for nine years.


Chinese-Russian investment workshop


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On 24 November 2017 Alexander Nadmitov, Managing partner of “Nadmitov, Ivanov and Partners” and Ekaterina Gerasimova, business development manager of  Chinese practice of the firm, participated in the 2nd Workshop AccEssMeeting Investment: RUSSIA-CHINA, which took place  in the conference hall of the Société General Group – ROSBANK.

The event was held as lectures, where speakers shared their practical knowledge and experience in the preparation of a professional investment pipeline, considered completed cases how to attract investors from the Mainland and offshore China and touched upon  pecularities of the communication and business etiquette in establishing investment partnerships.

“Nadmitov, Ivanov and Partners” officially launched Chinese practice in November 2017. Mr. Yu Qiang was appointed as the head, who is an expert on Chinese law in the field of intellectual property rights and antitrust laws. The firm provides a wide range of services on legal support of our clients investment activity  on private equity and venture capital — as Chinese investment in Russia and Russian investment in China. “Nadmitov, Ivanov and Partners” provides full support for the structuring of investment deals with Chinese partners in the project and legal aspects.


Alexander Nadmitov has made a report at the conference “Economy of a law firm”.


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Alexander Nadmitov, the managing partner of “Nadmitov, Ivanov and Partners”, has made a report at the conference “Economy of a law firm”.

In speech he has raised financial issues in the conduct of legal business. In particular, his report has been devoted to the peculiarities of legal business, effective handling with accounts receivable and to the role of financial accounting in the provision of legal services. Alexander Nadmitov has noted the importance of understanding between provider and the client that legal services are valuable, they are not ephemeral. A cornerstone in that is payment for provided services, which ensures the survival of the legal business.  It is necessary to pay careful attention to documenting commitments, to use advance payments system, to develop a strategy for recovery and conduct due diligence. The report has received wide public interest  and  reaction of the audience at the conference.


Launch of tax practice and appointment of Victor Arkhipov as partner


FullSizeRenderNadmitov, Ivanov & Partners Law Firm is pleased to announce the launch of tax practice and appointment of Victor Arkhipov as a new partner of the firm. Mr. Arkhipov has got a wide experience in advising on tax law matters and presenting of clients’ interests in tax disputes.

Prior to joining the firm, Victor Arkhipov worked in tax practices of Pepeliaev Group in 2006-2017 and in FBK in 2002-2004. Victor attended international comparative law course at Leiden University (the Netherlands), graduated from the Russian School of Private Law (Master’s degree in Private Law, 2002) and from the Faculty of Law of Moscow State University (summa cum laude, Diploma in Law, 2000).

Victor advises on the following issues:

    • advising on tax consequences of current business activity in relation to the Russian income tax, VAT, the property tax, the personal income tax, insurance premiums;
    • advising on tax consequences of planned transactions on acquisition/sale of assets, shares in companies and enterprises, investment transactions;
    • advising on tax consequences of the planned forms and ways of restructuring, consolidation of assets, companies and enterprises;
    • income tax from sources in the Russian Federation and VAT for foreign companies which are carrying out the activity in the Russian Federation or selling goods, works and services to the Russian companies and individuals;
    • creation of permanent establishment and other tax obligations for the foreign companies carrying out business activity in the Russian Federation;
    • issues connected with application of Russian legislation on the controlled foreign companies, thin capitalization, transfer pricing, etc.
    • representation and protection of interests of Russian and foreign companies and also individuals at all stages of interaction with tax authorities (both prior to tax inspection and during its conducting and also after its finishing within pre-judicial and judicial disputing of acts, decisions and illegal actions / inaction of tax authorities).

The recent selected experience of Mr. Arkhipov includes:

  • advising and representation of interests of the American real estate fund on acquisition of the commercial real estate objects in the territory of the Russian Federation and also at subsequent negotiations and sale of properties and divestiture;
  • representation of interests of a large foreign company in the sphere of production and oil refining on a dispute with the Russian tax authorities;
  • advising on tax implication and deal structuring on acquisition and sale of assets in the territory of the Russian Federation by European, American and Asian companies;
  • advising on restructuring of strategic state companies and on relations with foreign investors and shareholders taking into account US and EU sanctions
  • drawing up enquiries to the Federal Tax Service of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation and also participation in preparing legislative acts and proposed changes in the tax legislation of the Russian Federation
  • assistance to foreign investors and service providers in registration with the Russian tax authorities (on a so-called “Google tax “) and representation of their interests in interaction with the Russian tax authorities;
  • search and finding out clients’ tax overpayments and also representing their interests in interaction with tax authorities on refund or set-off of excessively paid taxes, including in court proceedings.




Qiang Yu, Head of Chinese Desk, has spoken at China-Russia Investment Road Show in Beijing


fhnOn 29 June 2017 Qiang Yu, Consultant and Head of Chinese Desk of Nadmitov, Ivanov & Partners has spoken at the 3 rd AccEssMeeting China-Russia: Annual Investment Road Show in Beijing. He spoke on the topic “Doing business in Russia. Establishing a Legal Presence. M&A. Antitrust regulation”.

The Road Show is aimed at association of investment opportunities of China and Russia, developing partnership with representatives of funds, holdings, conglomerates and investment banks of China.


Awards ceremony of winners of the competition “The Best Legal Departments — 2017”


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On May 17, 2017 in the Peter and Paul Fortress of St. Petersburg the 12th awards ceremony of winners of the competition “The Best Legal Departments of Russia — 2017” took place, according to the magazine Legal Insight.

The firm has acted as the partner of a competition. The managing partner of the company Alexander Nadmitov and the partner Denis Kazakov were present at the ceremony.

78 legal departments in total have participated in the competition.


The round table on block chain within SPILF



Maxim Bashkatov talked at the 7th St. Petersburg International Legal Forum on a topic “The traditional system of law in the era of distributed registers technology: the catalyst of progress or transaction expenses?”

The issues related to the use of the block chain technology were discussed at a meeting as well as the subject of legal risks was touched due to the fact that the use of technology has a decentralized transnational character.

Leading Russian and international experts in the field of law and innovations acted as speakers during the discussion.