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2019 has been an eventful year for anti-corruption compliance in Russia with an extension of enforcement actions against companies, the strengthening of anti-corruption laws and new domestic compliance requirements. The crucial developments for companies are summarised below:

Andrey Gorlenko has joined Ivanyan & Partners, where he will focus on investment and commercial arbitration as part of the firm's newly formed International Arbitration practice, as well as on cross-border commercial disputes.

Lawyers from DLA Piper's Moscow office joined the multi-jurisdictional team advising Evraz, a steel and mining company listed on the London Stock Exchange and a constituent of the FTSE 100 index, on its EUR 40 million sale of Evraz Palini e Bertoli to the Marcegaglia Group, an Italy-based company in the steel processing sector. Marcegaglia was advised by LCA Studio Legale.

The Pepeliaev Group has entered into an agreement of mutual understanding and cooperation with the Commercial Legal Service Center of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade. The agreement was signed at the International Commercial and Legal Cooperation Forum in Changsha, China.

DLA Piper has acted as lead tax advisor to several shareholders of Familia, Russia’s leading off-price apparel and home fashions retailer, on the USD 225 million sale of a 25% stake to the TJX Companies Inc.

Herbert Smith Freehills and Indonesian associate firm Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung have advised a joint venture of Pertamina-Rosneft on engineering contracts for a new USD 16 billion refinery in Tuban, East Java, designed to increase Pertamina's refining capability and strengthen Rosneft's presence in the Asia-Pacific petroleum market.

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