Regionservicе, Attorneys-at-law, is recognized as a nationwide leader providing legal services to business. We started our operations 20 years ago with representation of the key industrial companies of Kuzbass (region in Russia located in the southeast of Western Siberia). Today Regionservice team of highly qualified lawyers supports clients all across Russia.
Aspiring to be the leaders, we have always put a goal to contribute to development and perfection of legal community of the Russian Federation, Siberian Federal district and Kemerovo region at the forefront of our activity. Our offices are based in Kemerovo, Moscow, Yekaterinburg, Tyumen and Tomsk. Our team of lawyers as well as specialists in management and accounting, security and IT work efficiently for the benefit of our clients. We are ready to assist our clients in the shortest possible time in any region of Russia and to thoroughly prepare for court hearings with the resources of all our offices connected.
Throughout the years of effective work, the team have won a great number of complex and challenging lawsuits. Regionservice lawyers have also managed to prevent or stop many illegal criminal prosecutions and obtain not guilty verdicts. The firm's attorneys have an extensive experience of legal representation in the highest judicial bodies such as the Constitutional Court, the Supreme Arbitrazh (Commercial) Court and the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation.
We have extensive experience in defending rights and interests of leading Russian industrial and commercial enterprises, financial and industrial groups in various sectors of economy. We participated in many headline-making and significant matters, such as bankruptcy of "Kuznetsk ironworks" and "Novokuznetsk aluminium factory", corporate disputes around the factory "Kuznetsk ferroalloys", and the largest Russian coal-mining enterprises "Kuzbassrazrezugol", "Kuzbassugol", "Vostsibugol", and "Krasnoyarsk Coal Company". The lawyers of Regionservice represented the interests of the Deposit Insurance Agency in bank bankruptcy cases several times. In addition we have vast experience of legal support of financial market participants. Regionservice is the first law firm to win a dispute with a major Russian bank over the invalidation of a cross-currency interest rate swap and to form a court practice on the matter.
Our key aim is to establish a long-term partnership with our clients and to provide excellent legal services. Our services are available to all of our clients wherever they are in Russia. We address any challenging task and when the outcome seems to be unpredictable or may not be in favor of our client Regionservice team of lawyers will be there to support you and solve the problem effectively.
"Partnership in the name of success!"
is our motto
OUR PRACTICE AREAS
ANTITRUST & COMPETITION
BANKING & FINANCE
CORPORATE / M&A
INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION & CROSS BORDER DISPUTES
PROJECTS & INFRASTRUCTURE
REAL ESTATE & CONSTRUCTION
RESTRUCTURING & INSOLVENCY
TAX, CUSTOMS & INTERNATIONAL TRADE
WHITE COLLAR CRIME DEFENCE / INVESTIGATIONS
BANKS & FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS
ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES
ENTERTAINMENT AND SHOW BUSINESS
HEALTHCARE AND PHARMACEUTICALS
LEISURE AND TOURISM
TMT (TELECOMMUNICATIONS, MEDIA AND TECHNOLOGY)
RETAIL AND TRADE
Along with everyday legal practice the firm's attorneys take an active part in research and teaching, pursue academic degrees, and act as independent experts and legal consultants to the state bodies, non-governmental organizations, and mass media. Many attorneys of the firm have degrees in both law and economics, and solid practical experience with the state bodies and the largest Russian enterprises. The firm has a full powerhouse team representing clients in a good number of practice areas providing complex advice to clients practically on all matters of the Russian legislation.
Since its foundation Regionservice has been headed by Denis Rybakov, Ph.D. attorney, Member of the Bar Chamber of the Kemerovo region, who focuses mainly on bankruptcy cases, corporate disputes, and ADR. In March 2020 Denis Rybakov was elected a representative of the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation from the Kemerovo region, which is a consultative body that works with the public authorities and local self-government bodies to take into consideration needs and interests of citizens, protect their rights and freedoms, as well as to exercise public control over the activities of government bodies.
One of the main rules of our firm is to comply with the code of attorneys’ ethics that guarantees confidentiality of information received from the client and govern the situations related to the conflict of interests. We guarantee the safety of documents and other commercial classified information, which gets into possession of our lawyers in connection with the execution of projects. We maintain client-attorney privilege, which means that our clients can be sure of their safety.
In compliance with the code of ethics we are open to the public. We actively cooperate with mass media, government authorities and public bodies, as well as take part in sponsor's and social responsibility programs. Regionservice has strategic partnership relations with the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, the All-Russian non-governmental organization of small and medium business “OPORA Russia”, the All-Russian Public Organization “Business Russia”, the Association of Russian Lawyers (since 2017 the head of the newly established Kemerovo regional branch is the Chairman of Regionservice Denis Rybakov), the Private Law Research Centre under the President of the Russian Federation named after S.S. Alekseev, as well as with foreign law firms (in particular, one of the largest international law firms Clyde&Co), which allows us to work on joint projects both in Russia and in other jurisdictions.
WHY CHOOSE US
QUALIFICATION AND EXPERTISE. Due to our in-depth knowledge and expertise our attorneys have gained recognition as the most reputable experts in their related areas of law. Our key practice areas are regularly noted by the national law firm ranking Pravo.ru, as well as international directories Chambers and Partners and The Legal500. Our leading attorneys hold master’s or doctoral law degrees and engage in research and teaching. They are the thought leaders in their practice areas and have a good numbers of publications on various legal issues in specialized journals and websites. They also regularly act as independent experts and legal consultants.
CONFIDENTIALITY. We guarantee confidentiality of all the information, documents and other data that should be treated as confidential. Since all attorneys are entitled to a special legal protection that guarantees non-disclosure of such information, our clients may rest assured that we keep everything related to their operations undisclosed. This sets us apart from many other law firms that do not consider it necessary to take advantage of these privileges to better protect the interests of their clients.
COMPLEX APPROACH. Unlike the traditional attorney associations, we adhere to the principle of team responsibility in front of our clients. This means we involve the lawyers from all of our branches depending on the matter and also engage experts in other areas, such as property appraisers, auditors, economists and experts in business management.
MULTIREGIONAL SCALE AND ACCESSIBILITY. In addition to Kemerovo head office we have branches in Moscow, Tyumen, Tomsk and Yekaterinburg. This makes us available on short notice all over Russia and allows us to make our fees lower. We represent our clients in any arbitrazh or general jurisdiction courts of all levels, including the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, without any outsourced support. Unlike foreign law firms or those with branches in Moscow only, we have deep knowledge of the specifics of business and court practice in the regions. Our clients can count on top quality service during the implementation of their projects throughout the country.
BROADENING THE LIMITS. We understand that our clients require consistent growth and development, and we are here to help. We maintain and build partnerships with leading law firms in many parts of Russia and abroad. Eventually, this saves us time and resources and contributes into the most efficient and thorough protection of our clients' interests. We are always glad to share our knowledge and experience with our clients, and therefore, on a regular basis we organize and conduct training seminars and academic conferences, participate in industry events, prepare analytical reviews on legislation and litigation practice amendments on issues of interest to clients.
We are always happy to work with new Clients, rendering them the first class professional services. We are aware of all the changes in the Russian business community in Russia, Siberia, the Urals and Kemerovo regions, and reaching new heights, performing beyond the expectations of our friends and partners!
Longstanding professional relationships with leading law firms in England, France, Poland and Hong Kong allow us to provide high-quality legal assistance not only throughout Russia, but also abroad. Regionservice works closely with foreign law experts, and regular joint research-to-practice legal events allow us to exchange experience with our foreign colleagues.
Regionservice has extensive experience in legal representation in state courts and arbitration in complex cross-border disputes, enforcement of court decisions and arbitral awards in foreign jurisdictions, as well as legal support related to real estate activities abroad.
Among our recent projects:
representing a major Russian producer of aluminium alloys in an arbitration dispute with a Chinese company;
representing a coal mining company in arbitration disputes with companies based in Poland and Hong Kong;
representing client in relation to the enforcement of arbitral awards in China;
representing the interests of theater artists in a dispute with a Hungarian airline company;
legal support in relation to the purchase of real estate in the UAE;
advising one of the largest American financial corporations on statutory provisions of Russian law;
advising one of the "big four" US banks on statutory provisions of Russian law.
Regionservice regularly participates in scientific and educational activities, holds conferences and round tables with foreign colleagues. If necessary we attract foreign experts from leading law firms for cooperation on the project or for our part we advise foreign partners on different issues of domestic law.
We have the pleasure to present you the association of attorneys-at-law "Regionservice" registered as an independent lawyer formation in the register of the Bar Chamber of Kemerovo area.
Aspiring to keep the mark of leadership, we have always put at the basis of our activity the purpose of perfection and development of the legal community of the Russian Federation, Siberian Federal district and Kemerovo area. The basic specialization of the firm is complex legal support to business-projects of the largest financial and industrial groups, such as MDM, UC Rusal, Evraz Holding, Rinaco, etc., and resolution of corporate and tax disputes, as well as securities-related and bankruptcy cases, and also financial and political consulting, monitoring of the current legislation and the, court practice. The firm has already become widely known not only in Kuzbass and Siberia, but also all over Russia, owing to the participation in some headline-making and significant matters, such as bankruptcy of "Kuznetsk ironworks" and "Novokuznetsk aluminium factory", corporate disputes around the factory "Kuznetsk ferroalloys", and the largest Russian coal-mining enterprises "Kuzbassrazrezugol", "Kuzbassugol", "Vostsibugol", and "Krasnoyarsk coal company". This list may be continued. There is a great number of successful and completely fulfilled large projects on the account of the lawyers of Regionservice.
Many attorneys of the firm have degrees in law and economics, a solid practical experience with the state bodies and the largest Russian enterprises. The firm comprises experts in a variety of spheres of law, providing complex advice to Clients practically on all matters of the Russian legislation. But the main thing which is well-known in the legal and business community, is that Regionservice is able to come to the aid at any time and to solve any legal issue, even those considered insoluble. We owe this stellar reputation to the ability to findan out-of-the-box, creative approach, striving to supply our Client with the best legal service available.
That’s why we have chosen the motto:
"Partnership in the name of success"
The firm’s management is aware that businesses today rush towards optimization of the organizational, legal and financial structure to achieve the maximum commercial benefit. For fulfilment of acquisitions, restructurings or optimization of business, as well as to raise capital from abroad it is necessary to possess of the special knowledge in the field of law, economics, book keeping, PR, marketing, audit and appraisal activities. Keeping this in mind, the firm is ready to offer the expertise and resources such as qualified legal and advisory support both for existing businesses, and the new initiatives aimed at the development of the Russian Federation, the Siberian Federal District and Kemerovo area. Being in the leading position in Kuzbass, we have gained recognition on the federal level and opened the representations in Moscow, Tyumen, Tomsk, Yekaterinburg and Nizhny Novgorod. Besides, the firm has close partner relations with leading Russian and foreign law firms, PR-agencies, political strategists, auditors and appraisers.
Therefore no matter where our Client is or in what region it is necessary to solve the task, the firm will be ready at a short notice to bring the most qualified experts based in various regions in the work on a problem. That clearly saves time and resources of the Client and promotes the most high-quality protection of their interests. One of the main rules of our firm is to comply with the code of attorneys’ ethics that guarantees confidentiality of the information received from the Client and govern the situations related to the conflict of interests. Within the lines of the code of ethics we are opened for many groups of public. We actively cooperate with the mass media, government authorities and public bodies, we take part in sponsor's and social responsibility programmes. We are always happy to work with new Clients, rendering them the first class professional services. We are aware of all the changes in the Russian business community in Russia, Siberia and Kemerovo area and reaching new heights, we perform beyond the expectations of our friends and partners!
Legal support of corporate procedures: mergers and acquisitions, protection against hostile takeovers, establishment of the control over legal entities and assets, business restructuring.
Representation of interests of clients in executive and administrative bodies, bodies of the tax, currency and customs control.
Representation of clients before the executive and administrative public bodies, the tax, currency and customs control authorities.
Representation before the arbitrazh (commercial) courts and the courts of general jurisdiction, including the district courts, and the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation.
Representation before the bodies of the General Prosecutor’s Office and the justice system bodies.
Legal support in course of bankruptcy procedures: resolution, external management, bankruptcy administration. Preparation of documents and assistance in carrying out of creditors’ meetings. Legal defence of creditors’ and debtors’ interests before the arbitrazh courts.
Due-diligence. Legal examination and development of financial and legal schemes of the companies’ business activities. Assistance on making the internal documents of joint-stock companies compliant to the laws and internal regulations. Preparation of documents and legal support on carrying out of general meetings of shareholders.
Support of legal transactions. Rendering assistance at all stages of concluding an agreement, or an export and import contract.
Counselling of private clients.
Project elaboration, financing and management.
High qualification. Our core area of focus is the - complex legal support to business initiatives not only in Kuzbass and the Siberian Federal District, but countrywide, and globally. The firm’s attorneys are the lawyers having degree in law. Lawyers of the firm, alongside with the legal practice, engage in research and teaching, author monographs and publications in various areas of the law. They are also involved with the state bodies, public organizations and mass media in the capacity of independent legal advisers and experts on a regular basis.
The considerable practical experience. On the account of the firm’s there are dozens of successfully fulfilled turnkey projects , hundreds of victories achieved in the economically and politically important cases in a variety of areas of law.
Unlike the traditional lawyer formations in Russia, we operate by a principle of the team responsibility before the Client. The conclusion of the contract with the firm, instead of with a single lawyer, allows us to form groups comprised of not only lawyers, but also prominent experts in the field of economics and enterprise management, audit, appraisal, and also political strategists and PR-pros.
Along with the established office in Kemerovo, the firm has representative offices in Moscow, Tyumen, Tomsk, Yekaterinburg and Nizhny Novgorod. Through this set of outfits we represent our Clients before the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, the Federal Arbitrazh Court of the Moscow district, the Federal Arbitrazh Court of the East-Siberian district, the arbitrazh courts of the first and appeal instance of the Siberian Federal District, the courts in Moscow and the Moscow area.
We have secured strategic partnership relations with the leading law firms in many regions of Russia and abroad. This ultimately saves time and resources, and contributes to the most efficient and thorough protection of our clients’ interests.
Confidentiality. We guarantee confidentiality of the information, documents and other data making a trade secret, which become known to the firm in connection with its performance under an assignment. We were one of the first in the Russian legal profession, who managed to prove before court, that observance of an attorney-client privilege shall be applied to the representation of clients before the tax bodies, to carrying out the check of a company’s financial and economic activity.