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Compliance
The practice

In the current economic and political climate, both foreign investors and Russian companies increasingly face higher levels of regulatory scrutiny.

Over the last twenty years, our firm has been the market leader in representing both domestic and foreign interests in complex landmark regulatory matters.      We have gained considerable credibility with many regulators; we know not only the relevant laws and rules and but we also have a profound understanding of the regulatory culture and mentality. 

We have represented clients before:

  • Customs, including effective defense in the instances of offences by customs officials in commercial, administrative and criminal proceedings;
  • Tax authorities;
  • Antitrust authorities;
  • Federal Service for Ecological, Technological and Nuclear Supervision (Rostekhnadzor);
  • Prosecution authorities;
  • Ministry of Justice;
  • Central Bank, including insider information and market manipulation cases;
  • Federal Migration Service;
  • Labour Inspectorate;
  • Federal Service for Surveillance in Healthcare (Roszdravnadzor);
  • Federal Service for Supervision in the Use of Natural Resources (Rosprirodnadzor);
  • Federal Service for Alcohol Market Regulation (Rosalkogolregulirovanie);
  • Federal Service for Supervision of Consumer Rights (Rospotrebnadzor);
  • Federal Property Management Agency;
  • Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviation) / Federal Service for Supervision of Transport (Rostransnadzor);
  • Federal Service for Supervision in the Sphere of Telecom, Information Technologies and Mass Communications (Roskomnadzor).
Services

Our expertise includes:

  • Conducting corporate training and mock dawn raids;
  • Introduction of Corporate Compliance procedures: drafting of corporate documents and preparing policies designed to minimize the likelihood of violations and liability risks for the company and its top executives;
  • Support of the business in the course of dawn raids;
  • Legal examination of inspection bodies’ actions and orders;
  • Advising on anti-corruption legislation in Russia, the United States (FCPA) and the UK (UKBA); seamless support of companies during the relevant investigations;
  • Appeal against unlawful actions / omissions and orders of regulatory bodies, as well as compensation for damages;
  • Representing the company’s interests in relation to administrative matters in the government and local administration bodies;
  • Defending the client’s interests in court, challenging the regulator's decision;
  • Alerting the regulatory bodies in situations where counterparties or competitors knowingly violate regulatory standards;
  • Alerting the federal and regional business ombudsmen and associations to business problems associated with excessive administrative pressure, further cooperation with these institutions and organizations.

Key contacts

Ivan
Smirnov

St. Petersburg

Andrew
Mac

Washington

 

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