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Lidings has accumulated substantial experience in advising full-service international airlines operating in Russia on a wide spectrum of legal matters. In addition to the standard range of services we provide to foreign businesses our legal advisors focus on a number of issues particularly important for our client's operations in the sphere of aviation.

We advise leading international airlines on the following legal and regulatory matters:

Processing incoming requests from state authorities – Federal Antitrust Service, Rospotrebnadzor, Ministry of Transport, Federal Agency for Air Transport, Border Service of the Federal Security Service, Federal Customs Service, Federal Tax Service. Advising clients in relation to the nature of requests, drafting replies and retaliatory requests for information

Review of existing and pending agreements with agencies, airports, suppliers, partner airlines. Structuring and drafting documents (including complex agreements – client loyalty program participation agreement, joint marketing event agreement, etc.)

Advising clients on various legal aspects of employment relations with both Russian and foreign employees of the client’s representative offices throughout Russia, court representation in labour disputes

Full-service legal representation of the client in meetings with counterparties, support during negotiations, and comprehensive legal review of written correspondence with counterparties upon client’s request

Analysis of applicable regulatory regimes and ongoing tax payments, elaboration and implementation of efficient tax planning strategies, liaising with tax agencies and counterparties on behalf of the client regarding calculation and processing of tax payments

Processing all incoming customer claims, client representation in civil jurisdiction courts and Rospotrebnadzor agencies throughout Russia. Assisting clients in negotiations with counterparties (including agencies), collecting payable debts

Full range of legal services in the case of transfer of flights to a different airport, including negotiating new and terminating previously concluded agreements and resolution of potential disputes with counterparties


  • Advising a Hong Kong airline company SkyWind on the issues of establishing a joint venture in Belgium and acquiring a Russian charter airline company
  • Advising Russian Helicopters company on structuring a JV in China with local partner
  • Advising largest European low cost aircarrier Ryanair on various aspects of air transportation in the Russian Federation
  • Advising Turkish Airlines on all aspects of its business activities in Russia including general business structuring, ensuring compliance with the Russian legislation, and advising on a variety of antitrust matters
  • Advising Flydubai airline on migration requirements for aircraft crews in Russia
  • Advising Turkish Airlines on the issues of outdoor advertising
  • Advising Turkish Airlines during inspection by the Federal Service for Supervision of Consumer Rights and Health Protection
  • Advising major Turkish air carrier Turkish Airlines on various aspects of air transportation in the Russian Federation

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