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Economic Bar of Sverdlovsk Oblast is an independent association of attorneys – at-law which specializes in providing legal advice on various business-related matters.

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The Bar has long and close relations with the Ural sate Law Academy whose leading expert take an active part in the Bars activities. Due to the research work of its attorneys and scientific consultants the Bar is able to successfully solve complex juridical issues even in the situations when there are certain lacunas in the current legislation and collisions of legal norms.

The Economic Bar of Sverdlovsk oblast provides services for major commercial banks including the Bank of Moscow, Uralsibsocbank, Uralcontactbank stock exchanges including The Ural regional currency stock exchange. The Bar provides legal aid to Yekaterinburg State Opera theatre, the Urals Variety show theatre, the Drama theatre and other cultural and non-profit organizations of Yekaterinburg.

The attorney of the Bar take part in cases on behalf of the Governor and the government of Sverdlovsk region, the Ministry of state property management and other state and municipal authorities, participate in working out federal, regional local normative acts.

A great amount of work has been done by the Bar attorneys on Behalf of foreign companies, which make investments in the Ural region. In particular, our services have been provided to SUN Interbrew (a major multinational corporation, specializing in brewing beer), Pragma Corporation (USA), when founding the American Business Centre, Joseph E. Seagram & Sons Inc. (USA), Storyfirst Communications Inc. (USA), the joint-stock company Koninkleike Amballage Industry van Feez N.B. (Netherlands), "Mars, Omalin Limited (GB) and others.

 Active interaction with attorney firms form Moscow, Snt. Petersburg, Saratov, Chelyabinsk and other cities contributes to our ability to property defend our clients interests within the Russian Federation.

Business contracts with one of the leading international attorney firms Le Boeuf, Lamb, Green & MacRay l.l.p. allows us to represent client interests also on the European Common Market and in the USA. The Bar has business contacts with law firms Wedlake Bell (GB), Chadbourne & Parke Up (USA), Fredrikson & Byron (USA), with attorneys from France, Austria, Check Repuclic, Cyprus, Croatia and other countries. In particular, at present, the cooperation with our Check counterparts is developing very successfully which is connected with the growing appeal of its investment climate for Russian business.

On the whole, since the early 90-s and up to the present moment the attorneys of the Bar have been taking an active part in developing and providing legal support to investment programs for the Urals economy. The effective work of the Bar in this direction is secured by profound knowledge of current Russian laws and law application practice and also the knowledge of the reality of functioning of the Russian juridical system. This allows to provide the proper legal defense to foreign investors which to foreign investors which includes not only successfully settling arising conflicts, but first of all preventing them. That is why it is no exaggeration to say that since 1992 the attorneys of the Bar have been contributing to creating a favorable investment climate in the Ural region. Promising developments concerning portfolio investments in the plants and factories of the Urals region have been covered in the local media.

The analytical notes concerning portfolio investments have been forwarded to the Government of the Sverdlovsk region and used in forming the database  of the investment potential of the region.

In the early 90-s there was a promising project of the Bars attorneys and EPA and Associates on legal support of portfolio investments of institutional investors (in particular Templeton USA) in the shares of Russian privatized companies. Within the framework of this project EPA & Associates concluded agreements on joint activities with Dechert Price & Rhoads (a major American law firm which provides legal aid in securities transactions), Protocols of Intentions with the investment fund Junction Investors Inc. (USA), the investment bank Prudential Securities Inc (USA), the investment bank Prager, Mcarthy & Sealy.

The unique experience was gained by the Bars attorneys in 1993 when they were interacting with OPIC (Overseas Private Investment Corporation) on behalf of the authorities of the Sverdlovsk region and Yekaterinburg for including the information on investment programs the region into their database.

On several occasions the attorneys of the Bar rendered legal aid to the USA Consulate General, its staff and family members on different legal matters. The Bar is recommended by the USA Consulate General in Yekaterinburg to all American citizens and companies, requiring representation of their interests in the Urals region.

The history of the activities of the Bars attorneys included a great number of cases successfully completed in favor of our clients and in general testifies to a certain degree of our direct participation in many economic processes taking place in the Urals region during recent years. In particular, the experience of providing legal support and representing the interests of major manufacturing companies of Sverdlovsk region during privatization campaign is quite unique. It enables us to carry out a comprehensive competent evaluation of the lawfulness of the state/municipal property buyout and to define a real legal status of an economic subject created in the process of privatization even after a number of years elapsed.

Wide media coverage was given to court trials connected with foreign investments in the Urals region (disputes around Alstom Sverdlovsk electromechanical plant Ltd, Patra plc and others), the trials in which the Bars attorneys participated in public interests (the case on prohibiting Avalon Ltd a paid parking lot at the airport Koltsovo the case on challenging the utilities rates in Yekaterinburg and other).

Expert and analytical elaborations of the Bars attorneys are highly respected among professionals. Independence and reality of our legal evaluation is the main principle in our work. The demand for such approach in making expert and analytical work is proved by repeated request of the Government of Sverdlovsk region and municipal authorities to make it an independent evaluation of a number of draft normative legal acts of Sverdlovsk region concerning regional property, manufacturing and trade of alcoholic beverages and so on. The Bars attorneys prepared expert opinions for the RF Constitutional Court, participated in drafting federal legal acts on budgetary relations, taxation, regulation of operations of closed administrative and territory formations.