«Gazprombank» (Joint – stock Company) is one of three largest banks in the Russian Federation in terms of total assets and equity. Our principal business areas are corporate banking, retail banking, investment banking and depositary services. Our banking activities also include securities trading, foreign exchange operations, precious metals operations, clearing operations and settlement services.
We provide a broad array of commercial banking services to a variety of our corporate customers, including lending in various currencies, trade finance, settlement and cash management services. One other very important sphere of our relationship with our corporate customers is funding we receive in the form of customer current accounts and term deposits.
Our investment banking activities include capital markets, brokerage, corporate finance and project finance services, asset management and private equity investments. In the course of our investment banking activities we conduct private equity investments in companies from different industries not connected with banking.
The Bank’s investment portfolio includes companies from key industries of the economy and in which the Bank has unique experience and deep professional expertise.
Retail business is also a strategically important vector of the Bank’s operations, and its scale is increasingly expanding. In this sector, Gazprombank is ranked among the top three leaders in terms of key indicators: consumer loans, mortgage loans, and deposits. Today, four million private individuals use Gazprombank’s services and products. The Bank carries out a development strategy of the retail business, boosting its efficiency by vigorous digitalization of key processes and by synergy with the corporate business, because the Bank is the absolute leader in terms of the number of customers and the portfolio volume in a host of industries.www.gazprombank.ru/eng/
Joint Stock Company Russian Railways is one of the largest railway enterprises in the world with a colossal volume of passenger and freight operations.
The Company has a distinguished financial rating, a pool of staff, highly qualified in all the fields of railway transport, a vast R&D basis, as well as engineering and construction capacities and an extensive track record of international cooperation. 100% of shares of the Company, which owns and operates an 85.3 thousand km railway network, belong to the Russian Federation. Every year JSC Russian Railways transports over 1 billion passengers and accommodates more than 45.3% of the freight turnover of the entire transportation system of the country (including pipeline transport). JSC Russian Railways is one of the top three leading railway companies in the world. The Company’s mission is aimed at satisfying the market demand for transportation, increasing its operational efficiency, quality of services and deep integration into the Eurasian transport system.
State Development Corporation VEB.RF operates under the federal law on the development bank.
The primary objective of the national development institution is to contribute to long-term economic growth. In partnership with commercial banks, VEB.RF provides financing for large-scale projects to develop the country’s infrastructure, industrial production and social sphere, strengthen its technological potential and improve the quality of life.
The highest governing body of VEB.RF is the Supervisory Board chaired by the Russian Prime Minister.
In accordance with the Memorandum on Financial Policies, VEB.RF is involved in national projects aimed at implementing the May presidential decree. The operating principles include activities without competition with commercial banks, transparency and break-even performance in project financing.
As resolved by the Russian Government, VEB.RF coordinates development institutions’ activities ensuring the country’s long-term socio-economic development.
Join-stock company DOM.RF Russia Housing and Urban Development Corporation focused on:
- developing the mortgage and mortgage-backed securities markets;
- developing the rental housing market through the use of collective investments;
- bringing idle and inefficiently used land plots owned by the federal government into development;
- creating a comfortable urban environment in Russia;
- building a universal mortgage and construction bank under the DOM.RF brand, expected to rank among the country's Top 3 banks by mortgage origination in 2020.
It is wholly owned by the Russian government through the Federal Agency for State Property Management. DOM.RF was established in 1997 with a remit to implement the national housing policy.
Inter RAO is a diversified energy holding working in various segments of Russian and international electric power industry. Inter RAO is a leading exporter and importer of electric energy in Russia actively increasing electricity generation and sales, and developing new lines of business.
The corporate strategy of Inter RAO is focused on making Inter RAO a global energy enterprise, a key player in the global energy market, and the leading Russian energy company by energy efficiency. Inter RAO Group owns and operates approximately 33,7 GW of installed power generating capacity.
MegaFon is a company of digital solutions that occupies leading positions on the Russian telecommunications market. The company and its subsidiaries operate across Russia and in Abkhazia, South Ossetia and Tajikistan. The total subscriber base as of 2017 was more than 77 million people, which is more than half the country’s population.
MegaFon is one of the innovation leaders with the most saturated infrastructure of any Russian operator – more than 205,000 radio-electronic facilities as of the end of 2017, according to Roskomnadzor – which is the foundation for development of digital solutions and for meeting the requirements of subscribers today. MegaFon was the first in Russia to roll out 3G, 4G, LTE and LTE Advanced and is leading development of the 5G standard. In 2017, MegaFon set an absolute mobile internet speed record in Russia, demonstrating operation of a 5G network at speeds of 35 GB/s. The company was also granted permission for frequencies from the state commission for the creation of 5G test zones at the 2018 World Cup. The company also provides access to the fastest mobile internet in Russia, according to Speedtest by Ookla testing conducted in 2017.
MegaFon is actively involved in implementation of the Digital Economy state program: it creates integrated solutions for state and business and is rolling out new technologies in Russia’s regions. Agreements have already been reached with the administrations of the Ulyanovsk, Pskov and Saratov regions and with the Udmurt Republic. Development priorities include big data and the Internet of Things. MegaFon also won a tender to provide telecom infrastructure to ensure mobile and fixed line services at 2017 Confederations Cup and 2018 World Cup venues
The State Atomic Energy Corporation ROSATOM is one of the global technological leaders. It is one of the largest companies of the Russian Federation and largest taxpayers of the country. It brings together nuclear power and power engineering assets, as well as NPP design and construction. ROSATOM is the largest electricity generating company in Russia, producing 202.868 bn kWh of electricity in 2017 (196.366 bn kWh in 2016) or 18.9% of the country’s total generation of electricity. ROSATOM holds first place for the largest portfolio of foreign construction projects (33 NPPs in 12 countries). ROSATOM produces annually approximately 3,000 tons of uranium (excluded production abroad). Raw materials of the Russian and foreign deposits (particularly in Kazakhstan) will be enough to supply both domestic and international projects of Rosatom for the next hundred years. ROSATOM with its 1/3 world market share takes the lead in global uranium enrichment services and covers 17.7% of the global nuclear fuel market. ROSATOM also manufactures equipment and produces isotopes for nuclear medicine, carries out research, material studies. It also produces supercomputers and software as well as different nuclear and non-nuclear innovative products. ROSATOM’s strategy is to develop clean energy projects, including wind energy. ROSATOM brings together over 300 enterprises and organizations, including the world's only nuclear icebreaker fleet. ROSATOM is tasked with implementing the uniform state policy on the uses of atomic energy as well as fulfilling the Russian Federation’s international obligations on the peaceful uses of atomic energy.
Rosgeo is the largest Russian geological exploration holding, included in the list of Russian strategic companies. Rosgeo provides full, integrated scope of geological exploration services, including regional surveying, prospecting for oil, gas, water and solid minerals, borehole geophysics and drilling. Rosgeo’s key customers are Gazprom, Rosneft, LUKOIL and other Russian and international corporations.
Rosneft is the leader of Russia’s petroleum industry and the world’s largest public oil and gas company by liquid hydrocarbon production and reserves. The Company’s core operations are in hydrocarbon exploration and appraisal, production of oil, gas and gas condensate, offshore developments, refining, marketing of oil, gas and oil products inside and outside Russia. Hydrocarbon production of Rosneft in 2017 amounted to more than 280 mtoe.
Rosneft’s exploration and production geography spans across all key oil and gas provinces of Russia located in Western Siberia, Southern and Central Russia, Timano-Pechora, Eastern Siberia and the Far East. The Company also implements projects in India, Venezuela, Egypt, Brazil, Vietnam, Norway, Mozambique, Indonesia.
Rosneft is one of the major investors in Russia’s economy and the country’s biggest taxpayer. Working environmentally responsible is the cornerstone of Rosneft’s operations.www.rosneft.com
Sberbank is Russia’s largest bank and a leading global financial institution. Sberbank holds almost one third of aggregate Russian banking sector assets, it is the key lender to the national economy and the biggest deposit taker in Russia. The Central Bank of the Russian Federation is the founder and principal shareholder of Sberbank owning 50% of the Bank's authorized capital plus one voting share, with the remaining 50% held by domestic and international investors. Sberbank has more than 145 million customers in 21 countries. Sberbank has the largest distribution network in Russia with almost 15,000 branches, and its international operations include UK, US, CIS, Central and Eastern Europe, India, China, Turkey and other countries.
SIBUR is the leader of the Russian petrochemical industry and one of the largest companies globally in this sector. It has more than 26,000 employees. The Company’s unique vertically integrated business model allows it to create highly competitive products consumed in the chemical, fast moving consumer goods (FMCG), automotive, construction, energy and other industries in 80 countries worldwide.
SIBUR helps to reduce CO2 emissions stemming from the burning of oil extraction by-products, such as associated petroleum gas (APG), by recycling them instead. In 2018, SIBUR processed 22.3 billion cubic metres of APG thus cutting greenhouse emissions by 72 million tonnes, which is equivalent to the annual CO2 footprint of a middle-sized European country.
In 2018, SIBUR reported revenue of USD 9.1 billion and adjusted EBITDA of USD 3.3 billion.
Fedresurs (fedresurs.ru), a federal register operated by the Interfax Group, is the main e-channel for the disclosure of legally valid information about Russian economic entities and is a publicly accessible resource for the analysis of counterparties, encumbrances and charges and the monitoring of bankruptcies. Court-appointed insolvency trustees and auctioneers use the portal to disclose information about the course of insolvency proceedings, and the conduct and results of auctions for the sale of debtors' property. In the practice of arbitration courts in 2017 there were more than 20,000 references to the register, which is 20% more than in 2016.
Philip Morris International (PMI) is the first tobacco company to transform its business towards reduced-risk products and to make this segment the cornerstone of its sustainable development strategy. The company sees a lot of potential in innovative products and truly believes that they will one day replace conventional cigarettes. The IQOS tobacco heating system that is available in more than 40 countries worldwide, including Russia, is one such product.
To date, the company's overall investments in Russia amount to about USD 2 billion. The decision on the localization of the manufacture of potentially reduced-risk innovative products – tobacco sticks for the IQOS tobacco heating system – at the factory in the Leningrad Region became an important step for the company in Russia. By the end of 2018, investments in this project amounted to RUB 7.6 billion.
Under the aegis of the Russian Investment Forum 2019, the Government of the Leningrad Region and the management of PMI affiliates in Russia signed an agreement on additional investments in the amount of approximately RUB 6 billion for purchasing and installing additional equipment, including a primary processing line. As a result, the factory will become a wall-to-wall factory and will be able to export innovative products – IQOS tobacco sticks – to other countries.
RCCA is the leading association of professional lawyers in Russia which unites the lawyers of Russian and international companies and promotes the consolidation of legal society’s positions and development of the social institutions.
More than 3000 lawyers are involved in the RCCA activities. Among the RCCA members there are 500 corporate and individual lawyers representing the leading companies.www.rcca.com.ru
Cleary Gottlieb is a leading international law firm. We opened our Moscow office in 1991 and have been representing organizations and governments on the most complex transactions in Russia.
We regularly advise on capital markets (20 Russian IPOs and over 50 Russian Eurobonds), M&A (value of closed Russian transactions is more than US$145 billion) and represent clients in international arbitrations and global litigations.
Our team of more than 20 Russian and dual-qualified lawyers, including four partners, combines the highest quality legal service and deep understanding of business environment. All Moscow partners are ranked by Chambers Global as leading lawyers in the country.
“We choose the firm for big deals where there is no room for mistakes. It’s a very reliable team.” Chambers Europe, Russiaclearygottlieb.com
"Regionservice" is a team of excellent attorneys-at-law leading in national service for legal protection of businesses. The firm is represented in Kemerovo, Tomsk, Tyumen, Yekaterinburg and Moscow where highly experienced specialists provide expertise in law, management, accounting, security, IT and PR solutions. “Regionservice” began with representing Kuzbass industrial companies nearly 20 years ago. By now the firm has become Russia-wide. Solid reputation of the firm is ensured by efficient competent work and client-focused approach based on partnership. The major practices of "Regionservice" are recognized and notable in the professional space, marked in legal services specialised ratings at Pravo.ru-300, Kommersant, Chambers and Legal 500.www.regionservice.com
Debevoise Plimpton LLP is an international law firm that offers a diverse range of sophisticated legal services to businesses and individuals. Founded in 1931, the firm now has approximately 650 lawyers and offices in New York, Washington, D.C., Paris, London, Frankfurt, Moscow, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Tokyo. We are positioned to serve clients efficiently in each of the three major economic regions of the world – the Americas, Europe and Asia.
Our practice in Russia and the CIS has grown steadily since its inception in 1987. Our clients include Russian, North American, European and Asian companies, whom we regularly advise on transactions and projects in Russia and other countries.www.debevoise.com
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer was founded in 1743 in London, making it one of the world’s oldest law firms. At present, Freshfields has more than 2,800 lawyers providing local and international expertise to a high standard in 27 offices spanning throughout Europe, Asia, the US, and the Middle East.
The Moscow office was established in 1992 and has over 50 lawyers qualified to practice law in Russia, England and Wales, the US, Germany and Australia. We provide comprehensive legal support in the areas of corporate law, commercial law, M&A, financing, dispute resolution, PPP, competition and employment.www.freshfields.com
EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services we deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders. In so doing, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities.
EY works together with companies across the CIS and assists them in realizing their business goals. 5,500 professionals work at 19 CIS offices (in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Ekaterinburg, Kazan, Krasnodar, Rostov-on-Don, Togliatti, Vladivostok, Almaty, Astana, Atyrau, Bishkek, Baku, Kyiv, Tashkent, Tbilisi, Yerevan, and Minsk).
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With over 286,200 employees, Deloitte has grown to be one of the largest professional services firms worldwide with a presence in over 150 countries. Deloitte offers unrivalled depth, breadth and quality of professional expertise to serve the needs of clients across various industry sectors.
Deloitte CIS is one of the leading international professional services firms that offers audit, consulting, corporate finance, risk advisory, and tax and legal services leveraging professional experience of more than 3,700 employees in 20 offices of 11 countries across the region. Today Deloitte has offices in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Ufa, Yekaterinburg, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Novosibirsk, Vladivostok, Kyiv, Minsk, Tbilisi, Baku, Aktau, Almaty, Nur-Sultan, Atyrau, Bishkek, Tashkent, Dushanbe, Ashgabat and Yerevan.
Deloitte has been operating in the region almost 30 years. Reflecting back, and looking forward to the future, we maintain a long-term perspective and seek to make an impact that matters for our people, clients and society.deloitte.com
LLC “United Legal Board”
LLC “ULB” is one of the major players in the market of legal services, has been operating since 2015. Provides a wide range of services in the field of legal, financial, management and investment advice, accounting support of legal entities, analysis of financial and economic activities and internal audit.
Practice areas: Corporate law, litigation and arbitration, bankruptcy of legal entities, international law, tax law.
"SOGAZ MEDICINE" Clinical Group includes International Medical Center "SOGAZ" in St. Petersburg, medical center in Gelendzhik, 4 medical centers for professionals in St. Petersburg, Tobolsk and Nizhnekamsk, mobile medical complexes serving employees of various enterprises in regions of Russia and sanatoriums.
We offer our patients the whole range of opportunities in frames of their needs and demands, that is why we treat patients not only within the precincts of our clinic in St. Petersburg, but we also cooperate with leading medical institutions and qualified specialists in Europe and other parts of the world.
Natural water BAIKAL PEARL comes from an artesian subsurface source at depth of more than 60 meters, in close proximity to Lake Baikal. Water from the aquifer flows into Baikal and is virtually identical to deep water, however there is a very important distinction – it contains useful minerals. Age of the water is approximately 20 million years, which is the age of Lake Baikal itself. Natural water BAIKAL PEARL is securely concealed in the formations and protected against any external impact, which guarantees its supreme quality. The bottle’s design and logo are created to enable each buyer to see his/her own Baikal in it. The key elements are petroglyphs from a cliff on the shore of Lake Baikal named Sagan Zaba, and a water line shown in a wave shape.
LF Academy is an innovative educational project combining widest technological capabilities of online education and unique content in the format of video lectures delivered by the leading experts of the global legal community.
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