For over 17 years, MGAP has operated as a boutique law firm providing bespoke Russian law legal advice to our clients in the international legal services market.
When MGAP was founded, back in 2001, it had only one aim regarding its strategy description: to work with international clients and law firms in order to achieve the highest possible level of expertise to bridge the different legal worlds.
A key element of our work is legal support for international projects. For foreign companies, MGAP helps ensure their operations in Russia are secure, safe and transparent and the same for Russian companies trading in foreign markets; taking into account the different legal regulations for business in other countries.
We have a solid team of highly qualified lawyers with significant experience in providing legal advice on various dispute resolution, litigation and arbitration matters as well as corporate, commercial and TMT matters.
Since 2013, we have focused on the creation and implementation of an inexpensive and effective mechanism for the search and return of assets withdrawn from Russia. MGAP has a good reputation for multi-jurisdictional debt recovery disputes.
We are currently represented in Moscow and in London with associate offices in Warsaw and Berlin.
Areas of practice
Since its inception MGAP Attorneys at Law has worked on projects in all areas of media, the arts, telecommunications, IT and the entertainment industry (for start-ups, major companies, producers, famous artists, authors and performers).
Our TMT practice team is best known for expertise in screening and compliance of content (films, TV-shows, animation, commercials) to identify risks of breach of copyright and to check its compliance with legal requirements, and advising on film projects (we were advisors on more than 20 local and international film projects).
We provide legal advice regarding web-based platforms’ and messaging services’ relationships with customers, partners, advertisers and especially Russian licensing authorities and regulators such as RosKomNadzor and others.
MGAP also supports M&A and investment deals in TMT and leading international companies (Viacom, Telecom Italia, National Instruments, Nielsen, 20th Century Fox, Badoo, Magellan System, etc.) in their operations in Russia as well as expertise in legal support of major Russian companies.
We successfully represent clients in various disputes in Russia, both in the courts of common jurisdiction, and the commercial state courts and arbitrations.MGAP’s lawyers act as expert witnesses for foreign courts, prepare affidavits and legal opinions under Russian law for legal proceedings outside Russia, assist in interviewing witnesses on the territory of Russia, as well as engaging its foreign partner law firms to provide the same for proceedings in Russian courts.
Since 2013, MGAP has focused on the development and implementation of the effective system of asset tracing and debt recovery outside Russia. We have successfully completed work on a number of projects for Russian banks including Sberbank, Alfa-Bank, Promsvyazbank, etc. Among our clients are major, small, and medium banks, and investment companies.
Corporate, Commercial, M&A
MGAP supports Russian and international projects in the sphere of mergers and restructuring, acting for both the sellers and purchasers in deals governed by Russian or foreign law. We advise on a full range of legal issues connected with mergers, from corporate due diligence to the structuring of asset acquisition and its execution in proper legal form.
Our team is able to advise on the best structure for both new and developed businesses. We adapt our clients’ needs to legal realities and opportunities and, taking into consideration enforcement practice trends and case law, we prepare all corporate documents, instructions and rules, advice on financing, taxation, data protection, intellectual property, employment and migration and antimonopoly regulation issues.
Many of our corporate clients choose us as their legal advisors in their day-to-day activities.
Firm Practice Areas
- Arbitration and Mediation
- Capital Markets Law
- Corporate Law
- Debt & Equity
- Family Law
- Insolvency and Reorganization Law
- International Arbitration
- Media Law
- Mergers and Acquisitions Law
- Private Equity Law
- Real Estate Law
- Tax Law
- Telecommunications Law