Automotive industry and transportation
Pepeliaev Group’s lawyers developed the optimal scenario to import equipment taking into consideration its specific features, the possibility to ship it in assembled form, and contractual relations between the clients and their suppliers of equipment. Our experts also developed a scenario to import the equipment in parts and components and set up a schedule for supplies of such parts. In order to develop a fitting import model, the following factors also had to be taken in account: (i) assigning CCFT codes to the imported equipment and its parts, (ii) the possibility to apply zero import duties and VAT rates to production equipment manufactured outside Russia, (iii) whether it was necessary to obtain certificates of conformity for the equipment and its parts and components as well as special aspects of calculating their customs value, and (iv) whether it was possible to repair or recycle conditionally released equipment as well as the customs requirements when doing so.
Our Real Estate Practice’s lawyers provided comprehensive legal support to a leading European car manufacturer which enjoys the same prominence on a global scale. The development project the client implemented in Moscow included the construction of an individual building and the subsequent purchase of A-class warehousing facilities with an area of 60,000 sq.m. The value of the transaction was estimated at around USD 80 million.
Our lawyers provided legal assistance to a leading global car manufacturer in the context of building a car assembly plant in St Petersburg. The project involved negotiations with the representatives of regional state authorities on issues related to obtaining the status of a strategic investor, and providing support to the client in negotiations with the Russian Ministry of Economic Development and Trade, the Federal Customs Service, and other bodies. In addition, our lawyers provided support to the client when entering into an investment agreement, selecting a land plot, and provided advice on employment matters when putting the completed plant into operation.
Pepeliaev Group’s lawyers advised an international manufacturer of automotive vehicles on an export model for the distribution of goods in the context of the antitrust legislation of Russia and the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU).
Pepeliaev Group’s experts represented a Russian airline when it challenged the results of a tender and an agreement the vendor was forced to enter into with the airline. Despite there being no existing case law in this area, Pepeliaev Group’s lawyers managed to have the claim denied by the court of first instance and court of appeal, thus creating a legal precedent.
The Practice’s lawyers represented a large transport operator who, together with ten other companies, was accused of having entered into a cartel agreement and an anticompetitive agreement with a state authority.