Based in Moscow, FBK Legal is a Russian audit, tax consultancy and law firm that has been part of Granton Thornton International since 2014.
Focusses / specialisms
Project development and restructuring and insolvency.
Some of the recent key clients of the firm include Gazprom, Mosavtogaz, Transneft and Tuva Energy Industrial Corporation. In M&A, it worked with Kronospan, Yamaha Motor CIS, Alfa bank, Diasoft, Sberbank Group, Gazprombank, Biblio-globus, Absolute Hotel Services, Scholle IPN and Evraz.
Research period review: 30th edition (2019 / 2020)
During the research period in M&A the firm saw mandates in IT and technology, transport and pharmaceuticals, advising investors and companies. It also advised on the sell-side, in due diligence for a financial institution selling non-core assets, and on the buy-side in a publishing house transaction.
In project development the firm advised companies and investors on concession agreements, EPC contracts and joint ventures and framework agreements across a wide rand of sectors, including software, oil and gas, thermal power and energy and social infrastructure.
In restructuring the firm represented a range of creditors, distressed companies, and administrators in bankruptcy proceedings. It also advised on company re-organisations and company debt and corporate restructurings.
In staffing changes Levon Grigorian joined the firm in regulatory and compliance during the research period, hired from Magnusson Law Firm, and the restructuring and insolvency head of practice Marina Balandina left the firm in December 2019.
Deal highlights: 30th edition (2019 / 2020)
Kozhukhovskava-Invest $150 million debt restructuring
Client feedback: 30th edition (2019 / 2020)
Restructuring and insolvency
“Very impressed with quick responses and flexibility in working with our requests. The deliverables we received were all of the highest quality, well-structured with thorough and detailed analysis of the issues raised by us and understandable for people who are not lawyers by profession.”
“Client focussed and manages client relationship.”