september, 2017

FIFA 2018 World Cup: advertising restrictions

Any major sporting event is always a good opportunity for advertising activity.

Undoubtedly, as the 2018 FIFA World Cup is coming up, and as its final part will be held in Russia, the legal aspects of advertising associated with this event become especially relevant.

Due to this, local legislation in this part shall be brought into conformity with the requirements of FIFA, which is an important requirement for conducting any FIFA events in the country which is hosting the Championship.

Yuriy Korchuganov, MGAP Partner, has prepared a memorandum about it.

august, 2017

Liquidation as a means of resolving corporate conflict

Since 2014, in cases where corporate conflict blocks a company's activities, Russian law has allowed company members to demand the company's judicial liquidation.

Before the change in the law a company undergoing extended internal corporate conflict was virtually doomed to bankruptcy, and company members were liable for huge material losses. The situation has now changed.

Liquidation as a means of resolving conflict can bring corporate disputes to an end at an early stage and allow property to be distributed between company members after any settlements with creditors.

Pavel Shaydurov, MGAP Head of Tax and Corporate Practice, and Denis Zverev, MGAP Junior Associate, have prepared a memorandum about it.

june, 2017

MGAP’s Partner Yuriy Korchuganov speaking at DEPARTÁMENT | EVENT MBA

DEPARTÁMENT | EVENT MBA  is story of high-profile Russian and international event creating (from brief to festival case). Yuriy Korchuganov, MGAP’s Partner, will share his expertise and tell more about details of implementation of an event-deals. Please leave an application here:, and see you soon! 

Promsvyazbank, a Russian private bank

MGAP provides legal support to multi-jurisdictional debt recovery disputes, working with local law firms in order to achieve the highest possible level of expertise to bridge the different legal worlds. An example, MGAP prepares affidavits and legal opinions under Russian law for legal proceedings outside Russia, as well as engages its foreign partner law firms to prepare the same for proceedings in Russian courts.

may, 2017

New approach to international tax planning for ТМТ business involves Russian part

MGAP and international tax advisers IFS Consultants shared their view on last changes on Russian and international tax legislation. Speakers looked at ways of structuring international business with particular focused on IP assets. Speakers are Pavel Shaydurov, Head of Corporate and Tax Practice at MGAP, and Dmitry Zapol, International Tax Adviser, Partner at IFS Consultants. The venue – Moscow office of StartTrack, major Russian crowd-investing platform.

april, 2017

The Legal 500 in their 2017 editions praised MGAP for our excellent reputation


We are proud to announce that the Internationally-renowned legal rating organisation, the Legal 500, have once again, in their 2017 edition, praised MGAP for our excellent reputation in technology, media & telecom as well as M&A, corporate and commercial in Russia.

The Legal 500 referred to MGAP as follow: “MGAP Attorneys at Law’s ‘highly competent’ team has ‘great problem-solving capacity’ and ‘effectively manages a vast array of tasks’.

Yuriy Korchuganov and Anna Alekseeva, MGAP junior partners, have been awarded with a recommendation.

We think that’s pretty incredible and would like to take this opportunity to thank our great clients & partners for their references and really cool projects!

march, 2017

A pre-judicial corporate dispute

MGAP represents of a client's interests in a pre-judicial corporate dispute with a company, where the client is a participant.

Celebro Media, a global broadcast TV company who supply production, studio space and networks around the world

MGAP provides coordination from the point of view of Russian law of the process of joining Celebro Media as a new Russian investor.

february, 2017

Jurisdictional ‘gateways’ or how to move your case to London

MGAP Moscow office hosted a seminar presented jointly by MGAP and Simons Muirhead & Burton LLP: “Jurisdictional ‘gateways’ or how to move your case to London”. Speakers are Sergei Grachev, Managing Partner at MGAP, and Razwana Akram, Partner at Simons Muirhead & Burton LLP.

january, 2017

The CSTB Telecom&Media forum

Yuriy Korchuganov, MGAP Junior Partner and Head of TMT Practice, took a part in the CSTB Telecom&Media forum.  

Yuriy spoke about content compliance for distribution in Russia.