Natalia Burova, Of Counsel

Services: Dispute Resolution, Employment and Immigration, Real Estate

Natalia is particularly experienced in property-related cases, especially with an investment element as well as contracts with the participation of state authorities.

She has a strong professional interest in family and inheritance law; employment law.

She has considerable experience in representing clients in the arbitration and instance courts.

Education:
  • Graduate Diploma in Law, Moscow State Industrial University, 2005 
  • Graduate Diploma in Law, Frianzinsky College, 1999
Professional experience:

Before joining MGAP in 2004, Natalia worked as a legal consultant with Moscow’s municipal authorities, and as well worked as a solo lawyer in a commercial company. In 2000 Natalia had an internship as an assistant solicitor in the law firm, USA

Additional Information:

Natalia speaks Russian and English

Nielsen, a world leader in market research

MGAP has consulted the Nielsen company, on various matters of its activity in Russia.

The 1st Russian crowdinvesting platforme

Preparing a system of documents for StartTrack.ru that make the crowdinvesting mechanism possible, including a legal matrix for venture capital projects allowing the users of the crowdinvesting platform to complete all necessary procedures for an agreement between the parties in order to formulate the necessary terms and conditions for receipt or payment of private investment funds.

BAZINA.SASS+ creative agency

MGAP has provided legal support to a leading advertising agency BAZINA.SASS+and its activities in Russia. MGAP has advised the client on various commercial, labour and IP matters.

Legal due diligence for a commercial property, with the added complication of that it was an object of cultural heritage

MGAP’s client was looking for investors and asked MGAP to carry out legal checks (due diligence) on the commercial property owner in Moscow and the documents to this particular property. MGAP’s checks formed the basis for the legal conclusion and recommendations regarding the full commercial use of this kind of object.

Representing foreign high net worth client in family disputes, involving the division of property in Russia

An European film co-production

MGAP provides full legal support to international film co-production.

Followed by the Cannes International Film Festival since its development phase, the film is supported by Europe’s Eurimages fund and major European producers. Distribution rights to be handled by a well known international agent.

MGAP successfully represents property developer in dispute with Moscow Government

MGAP’s client, a property developer, and the Government of Moscow were in dispute over the ownership of apartments in a new build elite housing development.

According to the Moscow Government, the apartments worth $1m were their property and they refused to finalize an investment agreement with the developer.

MGAP was able to prove that the apartments were not the property of the Moscow Government and were instead owned by the property developer’s private clients. The court supported the position of the developer and ordered the Moscow Government to finalize the investment agreement on the terms proposed by MGAP’s client.

A legal case claiming damages from the government of Moscow in relation to the non-completion of an investment building project to construct a multi-storey premium-class domestic complex

The reason for non-completion of the building, was a new act on “high rise/pointed structures” undertaken by the state building authorities.

The court ordered the government of Moscow to pay damages in full. 

Success in dispute with Moscow Government

MGAP represented an investor in a long-term dispute against the Moscow Government. The Commercial Court of Moscow awarded over $4 million in damages to MGAP’s client to be paid by the Moscow Government.

MGAP successfully defended a leading Moscow consultancy company in a defamation case and the appeal that followed

Representing a client in court defending their business reputation

As part of a corporate battle and non-amicable division of a business with the original company owner,  an arbitration process was started claiming unfair competition and loss of reputation.

The court found in favour of MGAP's client and the decision was supported by higher courts.

National Instruments

MGAP advises the client on various commercial, tax and corporate matters of its activity in Russia.

National Instruments is a major producer of automated test equipment and virtual instrumentation software.