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On November 01, 2017, former King & Spalding Head of Litigation and Arbitration in Moscow Ilia Rachkov joined Nektorov, Saveliev & Partners as a partner to strengthen the firm's dispute settlement, commercial arbitration, and international trade practices.

DLA Piper has advised ADG group, a Russian urban developer, on the establishment of a joint venture with South Korea's CJ CGV, the fifth largest multiplex theatre company in the world. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer advised CJ CGV on the JV, in which the ADG Group holds a 30% stake with a registered capital of USD 30 million, and CJ CGV holds all the remaining shares.

FBK Legal has represented Yamaha in a successful debt recovery matter involving equipment it supplied worth more than RUB 200 million against a Russian dealer. FBK Legal also won a lawsuit initiated by the dealer who tried to contest a mortgage agreement used as collateral for the debt.

Former BBH Partners Jiri Sterba and Anastasia Tomashevskaya have left the Moscow office of that Czech firm to open their own law firm in Moscow, Sterbatomashevskaya, in the process drawing BBH’s Moscow operations to a close.

The commercial legal markets of Central & Eastern Europe didn’t appear automatically. They didn’t develop in a vacuum. They were formed, shaped, and led, by lawyers – visionary, hard-working, commercially-minded, and client-focused individuals pulling the development of CEE’s legal markets along behind them as they labored relentlessly for their clients, their careers, their futures. 

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