Westside provides its clients with legal advice on various issues in the area of labor and migration law. Well-formed personnel structure, labor and organizational relationships have direct influence on business stability and efficiency. The firm’s lawyers provide legal advice on all aspects of labor and migration law, helping clients to settle issues connected with relationships between a company and its employees as well as state authorities.
Carrying out of HR audit of companies and elaboration of recommendations for mitigation of risks;
Drafting labor agreements and internal documentation of companies regulating labor relationships;
Elaborating of recommendations for termination of labor relationships at minimum risk for the client;
Legal support for obtaining of approvals for foreign employees of the companies and their relatives, including: work permits, in particular for highly qualified specialists;
permits for engagement foreign employees;
Westside offers a “Secretarial service” option to its clients. This kind of service is widespread and widely used in Europe. The popularity of such service is well substantiated – this is convenient and cheap. We offer Secretarial service corresponding to international standards.
Granting the client with the right to use legal address in Moscow or in Moscow region (for the purposes of indicating this address in constituent documents, indicating this address as a post address, etc.);
Receipt of incoming correspondence of the client;
At the client’s request we provide: Workspaces with all necessary office equipment;
Conference room (for the purposes of holding shareholders’ meetings, supervisory board meetings, annual/extraordinary meetings, presentations, negotiations, etc.).
Basic service types which the firm offers are set out in this section.
The founding principles of our work in providing legal services are: high quality, competency, efficiency and confidentiality.
We dedicate particular attention to individual solutions for each of our clients. In working with us clients can expect efficient solutions for any legal matter.
Corporate law (M&A) We are convinced that receiving a professional legal advice prior to start of any commercial project is a guarantee of its successful realization. In future it also helps to minimize risks connected with interrelations between business partners and state authorities.
The resolution of disputes between commercial organizations is one of our firm’s priority areas of practice. Westside offers effective methods of commercial dispute resolution to its clients both in and out of court.
Real estate and construction The firm’s lawyers have gained advanced knowledge of legal...
One of the Westside law firm’s focus areas is providing legal advice to the clients carrying on business connected with construction, acquisition and lease of real estate items. Westside law firm provides legal support to construction and development companies on all stages of construction, legal support of transactions on acquisition of land plots and real estate items (including legal due diligence of an asset, its owners, structuring of the deal, determination and mitigation of associated risks).
Westside lawyers successfully represent the clients’ interests in legal proceedings connected with disputes involving real estate, some of which are of precedential value for law enforcement.
Additionally, Westside law firm has an experience in support of developers’ bankruptcy proceedings (having special status with regards to the bankruptcy legislation).
Our clients are owners and operators of large logistic terminals, sea ports, freight forwarders, logistic operators. Westside has successfully provided legal support of major infrastructure projects.
Creation of corporate structure, being the basis of relationships between an airport, an air company and an aircraft repair plant;
Acquisition of a sea port in the Far East on the background of a corporate conflict involving foreign investors. Elaboration of a legal plan for acquisition including shareholders agreement between Russian and foreign partners;
Legal support of a Seller of a sea port and oil transshipment business with a multinational corporate structure (structuring of the deal; drafting and negotiating of all agreements being the basis of the deal; organizing of settlements between the parties through an escrow-agent – one of the leading Swiss banks; organizing of the deal completion in Netherlands and Switzerland);
Optimization of a structure...
There are major telecommunication equipment producers and suppliers, developers of automated control system and software for enterprises, website design studios among Westside clients. The special thing about work with clients representing the above area is that the clients need advice which requires knowledge and experience in various areas of law as well as “at the joint” of areas of law: corporate law, IP, labor law, etc.
Taking into account new trends in Russia connected with import substitution and localization of production, which in the first place affected the area of TMT, “Westside” law firm provided legal support to telecommunication equipment producers when reprofiling business of the latter for the purposes of production reorientation direction Russian market.
Westside’s activities in finance sector includes provision of advice to banks and other banking institutions as well as provision of legal support to investment, construction and trade companies within the framework of project financing, financial risk management, receivables restructuring. Among the major projects of Westside in this area:
Work in international team of law firms when structuring International Bank of Reconstruction and Development investments into a Russian-Ukrainian agro-industrial holding;
Legal due diligence of an acquired bank (Top-20) on the purchaser’s part;
Protection of bank owners and management at the stage of the bankruptcy proceedings;
restructuring of a major agro-producer credit portfolio between two major Russian banks.
Also Westside represents Russian and international financial and investment institutions’ interests in state courts and arbitration proceedings in Russia and abroad.
Westside clients carrying on agricultural business request legal services for agricultural business structuring, structuring and legal support of investments (including foreign investments) to agricultural entities, dispute resolution between owners, granting of credits and state grants for agricultural business, legal advice in the area of land law. Westside lawyers took part in bankruptcy proceedings of agricultural entities, conducted legal due diligence of agricultural entities prior to acquisition of the shares in business by the clients. Therefore Westside has a vast experience of cooperation with clients of the agricultural sector as well as an impressive list of successful projects in this area.
Westside law firm participates in investment projects on the part of investors as well as on the part of fund raising companies. Structuring of relationships between investors and fund raising companies requires complex approach to resolving of challenging issues. Arrangements reached by the parties as well as conditions for investments provision, investor status, cross-border nature of investment provision deals sometimes require involvement of companies from various jurisdictions, integration of various legal systems in the deal.
Support and subsequent protection of foreign investments in Russia is one of the key focus areas of Westside law firm.
Westside law firm provides legal support to companies specializing in the area of trade. There are major trade networks as well as small enterprises realizing own-produced production among the firm’s clients. We provide services starting from the registration of the company, provide legal advice to companies in the area of tax and customs law, intellectual property protection and in many other legal issues.