Vadim Konyushkevich

Russia, Москва
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Experience: 11 years
Administrative Law
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Antitrust Law
Automotive law
Banking Law
Capital Markets
Civil Law
Conflict Of Laws
Consumer Law
Corporate Law
Intellectual Property
International Law
Real Estate
Professional summary
Practices: International FDI projects, international and domestic corporate and contract law, M&A, banking and finance, antitrust and trade regulation, real estate.

Industries: Coal and mining, metallurgy, IT/Telecom, automotive, pharmaceutical, HoReCa.

Specialties: Consulting major Chinese SOEs and large private corporations on investing in Russia, as well as supporting Russian clients in entering the Chinese market.

Strong focus on English corporate and contract law, cross-border transactions, offshore jurisdictions.

Knowledge of REACH regulation, Incoterms 2010 and FIDIC based contract forms.
Liniya Prava
2016 - Present
Legal support of complex projects involving both inbound and outbound foreign direct investments into and from Russia consequently

Representing interests of international companies (from Asia Pacific countries (in particular, China), Europe and states of the Middle East) in cross-border projects

Advising on M&A transactions, joint venture establishment, corporate financing and restructuring, as well as on legal issues of investment projects in Russia and other countries
Partner, Head of the China Desk
Lidings Law Firm
2011 - 2016
Legal support of Clients on all kinds of legal matters connected to business activity in Russia (mainly Corporate, M&A, JV).
Major projects:
- Legal support of establishment of Sino-Russian JV on automobile production (JV scheme, DDI, Framework SPA, SPA, SHA, Russian form SPA, AoA, extensive negotiations, etc.);
- Support of establishment of other JVs with foreign investments;
- Legal advice on several D4E swap projects (GSM, share issue registration in FCSM, placing, report registration);
- Developing information disclosure, BoD and GSM regulations and documentation in the Russian OJSC;
- Legal advice on investment projects;
- Legal secondment at Sanofi-aventis Russia;
- Legal memos on various issues of the Russian law and Legal opinions on major deals.
Senior lawyer of the corporate development department
2009 - 2010
Legal support of non-resident companies within the holding group. Project on restructuring of non-resident companies of the group.
Control over compliance with the EU REACH regulation legislation.
Legal support of all activities and of closing representative office of the foreign company in Russia.
BD,drafting analytic reports on carbon and graphite products markets.
Mid-term associate
Advokatfirmaet Selmer DA
2008 - 2009
Legal support of Clients on all kinds of legal matters connected to business activity in Russia (Corporate and M&A - 70%, contract law, labor law, tax law, intellectual property law - 30%).
Major projects:
- Project on purchase of hotel complex (DDI, SPA, FAS).
- Some minor M&A projects (DDI, SPA, SHA).
- Drafting framework LSA, coordinating LSA cond. with the clients.
Studio Associato Legale Tributario
2007 - 2008
Legal support of Clients on all kinds of legal matters connected to business activity in Russia (Corporate and M&A - 50%, Contract law, courts, labor law, tax law, intellectual property law - 50%).
Major projects:
- Conducting complex Legal DDI of the group of coal mining companies in Novokuznetsk, drafting SPA;
- Incorporation of companies in Russia, amending constitutive documents, setting up branches and RO;
- Review, amending and coordination of equipment / raw materials supply contracts;
- Secondment at RPSi: Legal support of major construction projects, incl. drafting and coordinating construction contracts (FIDIC based), leasing contracts, participation in negotiations, drafting memos, etc. (construction contract - WTC in Moscow).
Financial Industrial Company Capital Active
2005 - 2007
Resolving in-house corporate issues, contractual and litigation work
Moscow University of International Affaires (MGIMO)
2001 - 2006
International trade law
M&A / Private Equity / Venture Capital
M&A transactions
joint operation & joint venture structuring
Legal Assistance
Legal advice and consulting
Foreign investment
Establishment of foreign companies
Commercial Contracts and Agreements
Contract Negotiations
Honors, Awards, Publications
Turmaline - pro-bono legal advisor
Legal advice on various issues of social institution's and fund's activity, as well as consultations on legal regulation of charity
English law institutes: Consideration / Legal Insight
General description and introduction for Russian legal professionals of consideration and failure of consideration concepts in the legal system of England and Wales and issues related to using these institutes in international transactions with applicable English law.
English law institutes: Positive and negative covenants / Legal Insight
General description and introduction for Russian legal professionals of covenants institute and issues related to implementation of positive and negative covenants in real estate and in international M&A and other transactions with applicable law of England and Wales.
Expert opinion for article in M&A Journal on 2011 year results: «Российский рынок M&A 1000 дней без перезагрузки, или в ожидании новых координат?»
Fragile balance: obligations of Russia as a member of Customs union upon accession to WTO / Legal Insight
Analysis of impact and consequences of Russia's accession to WTO on the relationships of the member-countries of the Customs Union and on the functioning of the Customs Union itself.
Report from Russia: Strengthening Government Control or Striving for Compliance with International Standards? / Pharmaceutical Technology Magazine №4
Анализ последних изменений регулирования обращения лекарственных средств / Разработка и регистрация лекарственных средств
The articles covers issues of recent novelties in the Federal law on circulation of medicines including optimization of procedure for registering medical products, data exclusivity and protection issues, pharmacosurveillance and due practices.
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