Ligerion Law Firm
Ligerion is a law firm residing in Moscow, Russia focusing on legal representation of foreign clients’ interests in Russia. We base our work on the key areas of commercial activity: corporate, M&A, finance, litigation and dispute resolution and tax. Given the Russian market specifics, we provide in-depth solutions for businesses based on our experience in Russia and CIS regions. We help our clients in achieving their goals combining the cross-border transaction and local expertise. Ligerion’s team has an extensive experience in implying the interests of the clients in the Russian market, combining cross-border and local specifics. The Russian and CIS market has its own distinctions; however, we are looking at those as our client’s opportunities. This means the team is focused on the ultimate result – achieving the goal of a client, taking into consideration such legal and practical features which can be implemented in this region. Our team has advised and led the transactions for largest restructuring and litigation deals in Russia, however, we are keen to apply our knowledge at middle-size and minor deals and matters, where a business seeks support and can benefit in cooperation with Ligerion and its team.We provide the following services in Russia:- Litigation, Arbitration and Dispute ResoultionsAs a key expertise, we find our arbitration and litigation practice. Our clients obtain effective solutions in diputes where other legal counsels see complicated and unpredictable process.Due DiligenceLigerion provides due diligence of an asset or target business. Not only envisaging the risks, we generate solutions for risk mitigation.InvestigationsWe have a very extensive expertise relating to investigation of fraudulent actions, assets allocation information or other illegally concealed data in Russia - whether relating to business or persons. Ligerion is ready to provide a broad range of corporate or personal investigation services, whether attracting authorized partner companies or using own resources to gather, analyze and provide our client with information needed to take legal actions forward.Debt Collection and Security EnforcementOur clients seek advice and legal actions support in the following areas: creditworthiness due diligence, soft collection and hard collection. While being deeply involved in arbitration process in Russia and working in close cooperation with law enforcement offices, we are successful at returning a substantial stack of those debts which were initially considered non-recoverable.Bankruptcy ProceduresThe team has an in-depth experience in the most complex and problematic insolvency cases in Russia, including large ones. In our practice we have acted for creditors protecting their interests until the institution of creditors committee or final winding-up procedures. We also act for insolvent companies protecting businesses from rival creditors.Corporate MattersIn our corporate practice, we advise and provide transactional assistance and management in all areas of corporate legal area. Our experience comprises of advisory and transactional work in the following core areas: business structuring, finance structuring, capital formation and shareholders arrangement, mergers, acquisitions, business transactions and agreements. We help clients to establish business structures, such as joint ventures, start-up ventures, private equity funds for taxable and tax-exempt investors, offshore funds to achieve tax efficiency.Tax Structuring and OptimisationWe advise clients in the following matter pertaining to tax planning: debt structuring, debt/equity allocations, start-ups, investments, private equity. We employ taxable and tax-exempt vehicles, which are effectively managed by our agents.Real EstateOur real estate team is advising clients with real estate property in Russia to resolve business issues relating to: property acquisition, residential and commercial real estate, real estate disputes, lease contracts, enforcement or protection of real estate security, protection of good property standing, suppression or prevention of raiders activity aimed at taking over of property. Trustee ServicesAs a combination of enforcement services together with a kind of surveying actions, we provide services of security trustee in Russia. Such trust arrangement can be structured prior to a deal (in this case we set up an onshore-offshore based corporate structure), or in case of default situation, post-closing – where we look at enforcement or restructuring of the relevant debt.

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