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Lidings offers comprehensive legal services in the areas of dispute resolution and court representation. We provide legal assistance at all stages of the process from drafting contractual provisions on the method of dispute resolution to representation in court and enforcement of judgments. Our lawyers have substantial experience in protecting the interests of prominent financial institutions, large manufacturers, as well as leading global companies in various industry sectors including energy, aviation, automotive, infrastructure, construction, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, and media.

Lidings serves as a strategic legal adviser to foreign companies entering the Russian market, expanding and developing their businesses and brings together the expertise in Russian legislation, awareness of the national specifics of doing business, and an ability to select the most efficient way to protect the interests of our clients. With expert skills in advising foreign companies on all aspects of regulation in Russia and CIS, we recognize the difficulties that our customers may be facing in a rapidly evolving market with frequent changes in the applicable legislation. We aim to prevent potential conflicts, to structure our clients’ internal corporate regulations and bring it into compliance with the Russian legislation, and to provide them with a flawless legal framework for doing business in Russia.

Our dispute resolution lawyers have extensive experience in advising and defending the interests of multinational corporations in courts of general jurisdiction, public courts of arbitration, private arbitration, and administrative proceedings for recovery of debts, as well as in protecting rights to immovable property, intellectual property, in resolving corporate conflicts, in representation in labor and tax disputes, and all other legal aspects of doing business in Russia. We represent our clients in their relations with state authorities of the Russian Federation: Federal Antimonopoly Service, Patent Disputes Chamber of the Russian Agency for Patents and Trademarks, public prosecutors, Federal Service for Consumer Protection, and others, including, where necessary, appealing in court the decisions made by these authorities.

Our services in dispute resolution and litigation include:

  • Antitrust litigation
  • Banking disputes
  • Business and commercial litigation
  • Consumer litigation
  • Debt recovery
  • Enforcement of foreign judgments and awards in Russia
  • Insurance litigation
  • International arbitration
  • IP litigation
  • Labour litigation
  • Mediation/ADR
  • Real estate disputes
  • Shareholders disputes
  • Tax and customs litigation

Recent Deals

  • Representing Japanese pharmaceutical company Santen in a dispute on debt recovery with a Russian distributor of medicines
  • Representing the Russian subsidiary of Ford in a dispute with an ex- employee terminated due to the company inner structure changes; proving legitimacy of termination
  • Representing Abbott Laboratories in a dispute with pharmaceutical products distributors in Georgia
  • Advising Russian subsidiary of the largest Turkish glass company in a dispute with the contractor arising from the construction contract
  • Representing a major Irish pharmaceuticals company Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals in conducting a trademark transfer and protecting its rights in various Russian regions against numerous grey importers and online stores
  • Representing a German sports facilities manufacturer Bodificient in the administrative proceedings before Rospatent challenging a refusal to register the brand as a trademark in Russia
  • Representing a major German manufacturing company in a dispute re trademark/design infringement by a competitor company
  • Representing global pharmaceutical company Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp in a patent infringement dispute in Belarus against a generic company winning a major public tender
  • Representing a UK fashion brand in the administrative proceedings before Rospatent challenging a refusal to register the brand as a trademark in Russia
  • Representing interests of the RosBusinessConsulting (RBC) media holding in court, protection of the company’s reputation and recovery of compensation
  • Representing interests of European subsidiary of Japanese holding Ishida producing various packages and other industrial equipment in a dispute with one of the major producers of seafood in Russia in state commercial courts on debt recovery for supplied and installed equipment
  • We have represented a French industrial filter producer Hema in a dispute with a Russian supplier
  • Representing a major Russian household goods producer Accent Group in a number of IP disputes re termination of the competitor’s trademarks in the Chamber of Patent Disputes and IP Court
  • Representing one of the largest companies in Russia, providing engineering, procurement and construction services to oil and gas companies Globalstroy-Engineering in a commercial dispute relating to the recovery of unpaid construction costs on an oil and gas extraction site
  • Representing Beijing Binsuo Printing Co. in a commercial dispute relating to the recovery of the debt, penalties and damages against one of the largest Russian publishing groups
  • Representing Alpha Innovations as part of a group of powering solutions provider companies in a series of disputes on recovery of losses inflicted from improper management of a Russian LLC
  • Representing Swedish pharmaceutical holding Meda Pharmaceuticals in a debt collection dispute with a major national distributor
  • Representing oil and gas equipment distributor STEP Oiltools in a debt collection dispute with its local customer
  • Advising large engineering company S&A Engineering Solutions on the issue of termination of the contract for delivery and commissioning of the equipment with its customer in court
  • Representing major international seafood producer Vici in a dispute related to deprivation of its property based on unlawful decision by the Russian tax authorities determined to impose a fine for the use of null property by the client
  • Advising leading investment company A1, on regaining control over companies that were excluded from the client’s group consortium as a result of unlawful actions by the management, as well as recovering property alienated to other persons at non-market terms
  • Representing national distributor of Invar’s innovative pharmaceutical products in a dispute on illegal use of the company’s trademark
  • Representing major international seafood producer Vici in a precedent setting dispute before the Court of the Eurasian Economic Community
  • Representing one of the leading investment companies А1 in numerous bankruptcy proceedings in Russia
  • Representing the state bank of Ireland IBRC in the the process of recognition of a decision by the High Court of Northern Ireland in Russia
  • Patent protection of the new pharmaceutical product of Swiss pharmaceutical company Actelion Pharmaceuticals in Russia
  • Advising large medical equipment manufacturer Coloplast during staff reduction process and conflict with a high-ranking manager
  • Representing multinational automotive retail and services company Inchcape in consumer disputes
  • Representing German integrated packaging solutions provider Multivac in a series of dispute connected with debt recovery procedure
  • Representing Swedish pharmaceutical holding Meda Pharmaceuticals in a dispute regarding a breach of antitrust legislation by local pharmaceutical company
  • Representing Swedish pharmaceutical holding Meda Pharmaceuticals in a dispute with FTS Russia
  • Advising Finnish company Oiltanking Sonmarin Oy during the procedure of recognition and enforcement of the foreign arbitral award issued by the ICC International Court of Arbitration
  • Representing Swedish pharmaceutical holding Meda Pharmaceuticals in a labour dispute
  • Advising a US technology corporation Emerson on appropriate protection measures against trademark infringements committed by competitors in their domain names
  • Representing Turkish Garanti Bank in a bankruptcy procedure of an agricultural holding based in Krasnodar
  • Advising Turkish Airlines during inspection by the Federal Service for Supervision of Consumer Rights and Health Protection
  • Representing Czech company Hamé in a trademark infringement dispute against a Russian processed meat producer
  • Representing Turkish electronics manufacturer Vestel Group being a creditor in bankruptcy proceeding in Kaliningrad region
  • Representing Taiwanese corporation ASUSTeK during an investigation on violation of antitrust laws conducted by the Federal Antimonopoly Service of the Russian Federation
  • Representing Swedish packaging solutions company Tetra Pak in Arbitrazh courts, located in different regions of Russia, in a series of disputes related to debt collection, foreclosure of the mortgaged property and in bankruptcy proceedings
  • Representing American company DuPont Corporation in the arbitration proceedings held at the ICAC with the CCI of the Russian Federation against a debt collection claim of a major Russian chemical producer
  • Representing American oil and gas company Exxon Mobil in the ICAC with the CCI of the Russian Federation in a debt recovery proceedings
  • Advising Dutch company Novozymes on the issues connected with dispute resolution in Russia
  • Representing Japanese company AGC Flat Glass in a labour dispute
  • Representing Japanese company AGC Flat Glass in a series of dispute connected with debt recovery procedure by debtors in CIS
  • Representing ING Life Insurance in a court proceeding relating to the termination of a preliminary office lease agreement
  • Representing English company Global Tyre in a dispute against a Russian tyre producer

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