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Russia / Central Asia

Jipyong's Russia & Central Asia Team specializes in providing legal advice to clients in Russia and Central Asia including Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Mongolia.

As such, Jipyong’s Russia & Central Asia Team is comprised of talented attorneys who have special knowledge and passion for Russia and Central Asia 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 Team, Jipyong has been providing prompt and accurate legal services to meet the needs of our clients in over 250 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. in Russia and each countries of Central Asia.

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 60 attorneys to provide comprehensive legal service for Russian clients and foreign clients. Through Mosco Office, Jipyong is providing high-quality and systematic legal advisory services concurrently to clients in Russia and Korea.

Key Practice Areas Close

    • Establishment of local subsidiaries, branch offices and offshore SPC
    • Foreign direct investment in Russia and transaction structure
    • Joint venture and overseas M&A
    • Natural resources development and energy industry
    • Advice on SOC investment and various matters related to Project Finance
    • Intellectual property rights including technology transfer and license agreement
    • Liquidation/bankruptcy of overseas corporation

Experiences Close

    [Incorporation and Operation of Affiliate]

    • Advised KOWEPO on establishing a holding company (JV) in Singapore and a local company in Russia
    • Advised POSCO on establishing a local company and branch in Russia


    [M&A]

    • Advised POSCO DAEWOO CORPORATION in its acquisition of grain export terminal located at the Port of Nikolaev, Ukraine
    • Advised Incheon Int’l Airport Corp. on exercise of put option and execution of share assignment agreement
    • Advised Kookmin Bank on the sale of its equity in Bank CenterCredit, a Kazakhstani bank
    • Advised POSCO International in its acquisition of grain export terminal located in Ukraine


    [Resources & Energy Development Investment]

    • Conducted legal due diligence and provided relevant advices to KOWEPO regarding the acquisition of a Russian coal producing company
    • Advised Daewoo International on the investment in Siberian forest resource development
    • Advised Korea Investment & Securities on acquisition and operation of a coal mining company located in Far East, Russia


    [Construction and Real Estate]

    • Advised Kyeryong Construction Industrial on Russian laws on construction and real estate development
    • Advised Samsung C&T Corporation on joining self-regulatory organizations (SRO) in Russian construction/design industry and acquiring licenses in Russia
    • Advised a fund established by Consus Asset Management on the construction project of golf courses and hotels in Russian Far East
    • Conducted a legal due diligence for and advised Meritz Asset Management on a real estate development company in Kazakhstan


    [Technology License & IP]

    • Advised on CJ4DX’s technology license agreement with a Russian theater operator
    • Advised KG Inicis on execution of a master lease agreement with BAK of Russia


    [Public and Research Institutes]

    • Advised Korea Trade Insurance Corp. (K-Sure) on numerous insured accidents in Russia
    • Advised the Ministry of Strategy and Finance of Korea on Korea Development Institute’s knowledge sharing project to share the experience in economic development for Primorsky Krai of Russian Far East
    • Conducted the research ‘Russia’s Exit Strategy for Financial Crisis’ for Korea Legislation Research Institute
    • Conducted the legal research on ‘Energy Resources Development Laws in Russia and Central Asia’ for the Ministry of Government Legislation
    • Conducted the legal research on ‘Establishment and Operation of Corporations in Russian Federation’ for the Ministry of Government Legislation


    [Consultation on Litigation]

    • Advised a fund established by Consus Asset Management on the construction project of golf courses and hotels in Russian Far East
    • Advised Kyeryong Construction Industrial on a warranty repair lawsuit in Russia
    • Represented Hankook Tire Rus, LLC in a lawsuit for refund of advance payment following termination of agreement


    [Consultation on Corporate Wind-up]

    • Represented Bank CenterCredit of Kazakhstan on liquidation of a branch office in Ukraine
    • Represented KT in closing of the representative office in Moscow, Russia
    • Represented POSCO RUS, LLC in liquidation


    [Consultation on Labor Matters]

    • Advised Taihan Electric Wire on labor-related disputes at the representative office in Russia
    • Advised Hanwha System on personnel matters at the representative office in Russia
    • Advised Orion International Europe, LLC on labor issues