Commercial Practice

KIAP's Commercial practice provides consulting services to clients in the sphere of doing business in Russia. The practice is recommended by Legal 500 EMEA 2021 (TMT) international legal rating, as well as Russian ratings as follows: Legal 300 2022 (Compliance; ТМТ; Retail, FMCG, public catering) and Kommersant 2022 (Compliance; Retail and trade, FMCG; Manufacturing and industry; ТМТ). The practice's clients include the major Russian and international logistics and telecommunications companies, IT corporations, retail chains, manufacturing holdings and FMCG companies.

Consulting in the field of commercial law:

  • Consulting on doing business in Russia
  • Development of a system of contractual relations to settle legal relations between counterparties
  • Development and bringing the Company's internal regulations (policies) into correspondence with the Russian legislation
  • Consulting on issues arising in the activities of TMT companies
  • Development and analysis of the documents governing sales promotion (games, lotteries, contests)
  • Consulting in the sphere of e-commerce and electronic payment systems
  • Legal support in the sphere of personal and confidential data protection
  • Consulting in the sphere of licensing of certain types of activities and environmental regulation
  • Consulting on compliance with the requirements of legislation on consumer protection and manufacturer responsibility
  • Legal services outsourcing

Support of negotiations and inspections:

  • Support of negotiations when concluding, amending and terminating contracts
  • Comprehensive legal review of civil contracts, including those in the field of international and regional distribution and franchising
  • Carrying out compliance checks in relation to clients and their counterparties
  • Conducting business games and trainings aimed at testing employees’ basic knowledge of the legislation governing the company’s activities and applying the acquired knowledge when interacting with regulatory authorities
  • Support of inspections conducted by regulatory authorities including Russian consumer protection agency and Federal Supervision Agency for Information Technologies and Communications 

Julia Paushkina
Head of practice
Ilya Ischuk
Ph.D in Law
Roman Suslov
Senior Associate
Ph.D in Law
Consulting in the field of commercial law
As the leading legal consultant to the airline, the KIAP law office was involved in supporting all projects related to the client’s current activities in Russia, as well as the transportation of Russian citizens and Russian cargo on flights around the world. Taking into account the industry’s nature, KIAP employees provided the client with legal support in various areas including the fol...
22 March 2024 Julia Paushkina, Roman Suslov
After an online game developer had a conflict with one of the Russian players because of cheating (using flaws in computer code to gain advantages in the game), the company contacted KIAP with a request to evaluate the current user agreement governed by the law of the EU and the Republic of Cyprus on the subject of its compliance with mandatory regulations of Russian law and assess the risk en...
22 March 2024 Julia Paushkina
The head office of a pharmaceutical company contacted KIAP with a request to provide assistance in terminating contracts with counterparties in connection with the decision to close the Russian branch. The difficulty was that some counterparties, in particular the servicing bank, delayed the termination procedure requiring that the parent company provide a number of properly legalized document...
KIAP employees carried out a compliance audit of one of the leading developers in Russia, with which a European corporation intended to implement a joint investment project. In particular, the developer’s beneficiaries and their presence on the sanctions lists were subject to verification; anti-corruption and ethical standards and practices for their application; risks of the confli...
22 March 2024 Ilya Ischuk, Julia Paushkina