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Key contacts

Dmitry Magonya

Managing Partner, Advocate, Head of Corporate and M&A Practice

e-mail: Magonya@artdelex.ru

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Yaroslav Kulik

Partner, Advocate, Head of Competition Practice, Head of South Korea Desk

e-mail: Kulik@artdelex.ru

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Artur Zurabyan

Advocate, Head of International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution Practice

e-mail: A.Zurabyan@artdelex.ru

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International Economic Compliance Team

creative solutions

business insight

solid legal expertise

The evolving systems of international economic sanctions can involve subtle traps for even the best-intentioned cross-border business transactions and foreign investments. Directly or indirectly, they can affect almost every international business transaction and must be considered when building and executing a successful business strategy.

ART DE LEX clients include some of the most dynamic international entrepreneurs and investors in the world. Like us, they work in the high-energy business environment of today’s Russian Federation. Of course, they expect accurate, up-to-date legal knowledge about the possible impacts of economic sanctions and other economic controls on cross-border trade and investment. But this is not enough.

Our clients also expect the added value of a deep understanding of their business objectives, the competitive realities of their markets, and a practical awareness of the subtle legal implications that many traditional lawyers and law firms might overlook. They also want to know how the fast-changing legislative and regulatory climates will affect their business success today and tomorrow.

In short, they want business insight, not just technically correct elaborations of the law – creative solutions, not legal obstacles.

The ART DE LEX International Economic Compliance Team delivers a complete range of legal services and practical advice to international entrepreneurs and investors. We specialize in providing creative, cost-effective solutions, backed by strong dispute resolution and advocacy support, for the complex legal challenges in areas such as foreign investment in strategically important Russian companies, international trade and finance, and cross-border mergers and acquisitions.

We are more than trusted legal advisors.

We are part of your strategic business team.

Key services for businesses and investors

  • risk and compliance reviews of transactions and investments

Prior to the closing of an international transaction or investment, we conduct an in-depth review its documentation and underlying business assumptions in order to identify and define any potential legal or regulatory risks arising from possible sanctions violations and to recommend compliant responses to eliminate or mitigate the risks.

  • advice and advocacy in national and international arbitration and litigation of sanctions-related issues

We advise and represent clients in all aspects and stages of disputes arising from sanctions-related issues, including full litigation, arbitration and other alternative dispute resolution procedures, settlement negotiations, and compliance with awards, decrees, and settlement agreements.

  • representation of clients in foreign regulatory investigations and enforcement actions

We coordinate the representation of Russian clients who have been identified as respondents in foreign regulatory investigations and enforcement actions arising from alleged violations of economic sanctions, export controls, or restrictions on cross-border financial transactions.

  • consultation about sanctions compliance policies and procedures in client organizations

As an ongoing service to all ART DE LEX clients, we advise them about ongoing economic compliance policies and procedures within their organizations in order to avoid or mitigate the risk of violations.