Marks & Sokolov represents businesses in a broad variety of transactions involving Russia, Ukraine and the former Soviet Union, including international trade, investment, financing, technology transfer and licensing, and foreign agent representation. We regularly advise clients on applicable US and foreign laws and regulations and treaties, the development of efficient and business-inductive transaction structures, due diligence matters, contract drafting and negotiations, preparation and submission of applications to obtain necessary licenses and permits, and considerations for intellectual property protection.
- Structuring a transaction and procuring a letter of interest from the U.S. Ex-Im Bank to finance $50 million worth of U.S. made mining equipment for export to Russia.
- Drafting and negotiating over $60 million worth of international sales and purchase agreements, drafting numerous counter-trade agreements, railroad transportation contracts, port contracts and charter party agreements for international trading in Russia, Turkey, Greece, Italy, Switzerland, UK, and South Africa.
- Preparing documents for the Defense Conversion Fund’s financing of a project in Ukraine involving conversion of a military plant to civilian use to manufacture electric transformers from locally produced copper wire.
- Commenting on a draft of Non-Commercial Risk Guarantee Facility for the Russian coal sector developed by the World Bank in Washington and Federal Center for Project Finance in Moscow.
- Drafting and negotiating the sale of shares of a Russian metal company for in excess of $60 million.