With a wide-ranging client base that includes – unusually – applicants and respondents, as well as commercial and public bodies, we are an exemplary administrative and public law litigation group. We are involved in advising a large number of regulatory bodies on the drafting, interpretation and implementation of their powers, leaving us perfectly placed to understand and advise on the complexities and challenges in this area of law.
We possess an understanding of the different procedures involved and adapt different approaches and strategies that are required when public law issues arise.
We have extensive experience both in working for central and local government and in advising private sector commercial and funder clients in their dealings with the public sector.
AstapovLawyers’ pan-CIS expertise is long-standing and comprehensive in all fields of regulatory, administrative and environmental law aspects, including State aid, public procurement as well as urban planning. In addition, we advise on issues related to foreign investments, particularly to ensure the absence of discrimination or barriers to entry.
Dedicated teams of specialists have developed second-to-none expertise in major innovative and complex transactions and have thus become of prime importance in providing legal counseling in their respective jurisdictions. Our advice is integrated with that of our other practices, particularly finance and corporate, to act on strategic international and national dealings where public & administrative law is a key element.
AstapovLawyers’ public & administrative law teams advise corporations, commercial banks, public funded entities, local authorities and national governments. Our specialists are involved in M&A deals, project finance, real estate transactions and IPOs. They advise in PFI/PPP and procurement tendering processes and have extensive experience in public sector financing. They also assist their clients in contentious administrative proceedings. In addition, they advise funded entities and governments on the feasibility and structuring of new regulations. Our relationships with public bodies enable clients to benefit from direct access to public decision-makers.
We were also heavily involved in most of the CIS privatizations, including gas, water, electricity and coal, with an unequalled reputation for advising the entity being privatized.