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JIPYONG's Russia & Central Asia Practice Group specializes in providing legal advice to clients in Russia and Central Asia including Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.

Our Russia & Central Asia Practice Group was first established when we recruited in 2005 Ms. RYU, Hye-Jung, an attorney who earned a Ph.D. on politics from the Institute of World Economics and International Relations at Russian Academy of Sciences (IMEMO).

We began to actively offer our clients professional and specialized legal services for the Russia and Central Asia (and Mongolia) region in 2008 when Mr. LEE, Seung-Min Lee, another star attorney with a Ph.D. in international environment law from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO), joined the firm.

In 2013, Mr. CHAI, Hee-Suk earned a master's degree on finance (tax) law from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO), and became the first Korean lawyer to also hold a license to practice law in Russia.

As such, the Russia & Central Asia Practice Group is comprised of talented attorneys who have special knowledge and passion for the region and whose diverse areas of practice include M&A, finance, general corporate, SOC, foreign direct investment, and tax.

Since the creation of the Russia & Central Asia Practice Group, JIPYONG has been providing prompt and accurate legal services to meet the needs of our clients in over 200 projects through a close collaborative network with various expert groups in each area, including international law firms, local law firms, accounting firms, technical advisory companies, and consulting companies, etc.

Based on the experiences and expertise accumulated so far, JIPYONG opened a Moscow office in partnership with the prestigious Russian law firm YUST in April 2015. YUST, the Russian partner of JIPYONG, is a large-scale local law firm founded in 1992 and has more than 80 attorneys. In cooperation with YUST, JIPYONG is providing high-quality and systematic legal advisory services concurrently to clients in Russia and Korea.


Natural resources development
Establishment of local subsidiaries, branch offices and other forms of foreign direct investment in Russia
Joint venture agreement with foreign investment partners
Real estate development and project financing

Incorporation of Affiliate, M&A, Investment in Manufacturing Equipment
Advised a Korean auto parts manufacturer on operation of its Russian affiliate through its holding company in Austria
Advised a Korean company on due diligence of Russian coal mine and a port development projects in Russia
Advised a Korean company’s liquidation of its Russian SPC
Advised a Korean broadcasting equipment maker on supply and installment agreements for broadcasting equipment
Advised a Korean construction company on obtaining construction licenses in Russia
Represented Posco E&C in the setup of an incorporated affiliate in Moscow and its branch in Yakut
Advised on the acquisition of shares of Kolon’s CNG business in Kazakhstan
Advised a JV between a state-run Uzbekistan company and a Korean business, on a factory plant contract
Advised on the acquisition of a Ukraine steel company by a Korean steel company in the amount more USD 1 Billion
Advised a Korean manufacturing company on setting up a JV and building a factory in Azerbaijan
Advised a Korean manufacturing company on constructing a cement factory in Kyrgyzstan
Advised a Korean telecom company on establishing an affiliate in Ryazan and on transportation card investment and management
Represented a Korean manufacturer in putting in a construction bid for a power plant in Kazakhstan
Represented a Korean manufacturer in establishing a joint venture in Uzbekistan to help manufacture auto parts locally
Advised a Korean manufacturer on the setup of a joint venture with a state-run company in Kazakhstan
Advised a Korean financial institution on transportation card business in Vladivostok
Advised a Russian airline on aircraft financing for acquisition of an aircraft
Advised “H” Korean construction company on setting up an affiliate in Sakhalin and on obtaining construction licenses
Advised a Korean investment securities company on establishment of a PEF and on setting up a holding company in the Netherlands
Advised a Korean software developer on establishing a JV in Turkmenistan and on securing a computer system
Represented a Korean financial institution in acquisition of a bank in Moscow
Represented a Korean financial institution in acquisition of an Uzbekistan insurance company
Represented a Korean securities company in acquisition of an Uzbekistan securities company
Advised a Korean construction company on setting up a JV in Sakhalin
Represented a Korean manufacturer in building a factory and sales office in Moscow
Advised a Korean transportation card company on setting up a JV in St. Petersburg
Represented a Korean manufacturer in disputes with its Kazakhstan JV


Resources Investment
Advised Daewoo International on investment in forestation project in Russia
Advised a Korean business on project financing for forestation project in Russia
Advised a Korean general trading company on investment in Siberian forest resources development
Represented a Korean company in establishing a JV in Kazakhstan with a state-run corporation and setting up a holding company in another jurisdiction
Advised a Korean financial institution on project financing of a coal mine in Kazakhstan and perfecting security interest in the mine
Advised a Korean construction company on a nuclear power plant project in Kazakhstan
Represented a Korean manufacturer in acquisition of shares of a coal mining corporation in Kazakhstan
Represented a Korean business in securing mortgage for a coal mining operation
Advised a Korean securities company on bid for a coal mining operation
Advised a Korean securities company on acquisition of an oil business in Sakhalin
Represented a Korean manufacturer in investing in forest resources development in Khabarovsk
Represented a Korean private equity fund in acquisition and operation of a coal mining business in Sakhalin


Real Estate Development
Advised Kolon on CGN construction in Kazakhstan
Advised on a Korean business on loan extension for a Russian real estate development business
Advised a Korean financial institution on an SOC project involving development of a Kazakhstan port
Represented a Korean construction company in advising on real estate development project in Almaty
Advised a Korean business on development of an office complex in Sakhalin
Advised a Korean asset management company on project financing for a public apartment complex in Vladivostok
Advised a Korean financial institution on a public housing project in Artem
Advised a Korean financial institution on an office complex development project in Sakhalin
Advised a real estate project operator on a mix-use apartment complex project in Sakhalin
Advised on acquisition of real estate in Kyrgyzstan
Advised a Korean asset management company on a Sakhalin hotel and golf course construction project
Advised a project operator on a Kazakhstan-Almaty new town development plan
Advised a Korean financial institution on a Uzbekistan-Tashkent real estate development project
Advised a Korean construction company on construction of a new town in Uzbekistan
Advised a Korean construction company on establishment of a new town in Azerbaijani
Advised Posco E&C on a office complex construction project in Sakhalin


Miscellaneous
Advised Korean Institute for Advancement Technology on a project with RUSANO
Represented a Korean asset management company in a dispute to collect on a loan from a St. Petersburg fund
Represented a Korean financial institution in claims dealing with management rights, enforcement of mortgages and collection of debts for its businesses in Sakhalin
Advised the Korea Legislation Research Institute on conducting research on Russia’s strategy for exiting the financial crisis.
Advised the Office of Legislation on conducting legal research on energy resources development in Russia and Central Asian nations.
Advised the Office of Legislation on conducting legal research on establishing and operating a local corporate entity

Moscow Office
Seung-Min LEE (Tel. 7-495-795-3268, smlee@jipyong.com)
Seoul Office – RussiaㆍCentral AsiaㆍMongolia Team

Address

119002, 43, Sivtsev Vrazhek Lane, Moscow, Russia

119002, Россия, Москва, пер. Сивцев Вражек, 43 «ЮСТ»

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FAX 7-499-241-1948
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