Natural resources / Energy

FBK Legal provides services for companies operating in the natural resources and energy sectors, including the following competencies:

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Gazprom, Gazpromneft, Alrosa, Wintershall, NP Market Council, Rosatom, Transneft, TNS energo, CenterCaspNefetegaz, EuroKhim, TAIF, Tuva Energy Industrial Corporation, Center for Financial Calculations
  • Professional team of experts is distinguished by its efficient handling of complex legal issues

    The Legal 500 EMEA

  • Service delivery meets the highest demands and best sector standards

    ALROSA

  • A reliable business partner

    Gazprom

  • Extensive experience in providing support to nuclear energy companies

    Rosatom

Cases

Designing structure of business processes as part of a deposit development investment project carried out be a major Russian mining company, in particular, identifying optimal and profitable deposit development options with regard to the legal structure and licensing by setting up a separate subsidiary. An estimated amount of project investments — $300 million. hide
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Advocacy of the the major resource, transportation and service companies — subsidiaries of a global energy company during disputes on transfer pricing matters, particularly related to claims from tax authorities regarding application of non-marker prices in intra-group transactions involving petrochemicals and gas-refining products, as well as in transactions involving non-core business assets. hide
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Comprehensive support of a large-scale coal deposit infrastructure investment project in the Far east of the Russian Federation, in particular, structuring of investments, developing corporate project structure involving foreign jurisdictions, which provides for optimal intragroup financing in terms of taxation (including international loans) and application of minimum rates of dividends and royalty payments, as well as minimization of Russian tax risks. (The project value is $110 million). hide
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Evaluation of tax risks during transactions between entities within the group acting as related parties. Evaluation of the market rates in the related party transactions, adjustment of notifications on related party transactions. Advising on structuring of transactions within the group based on the “arm's length principle” principle and preparing recommendations for improvement of the pricing policy. hide
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Determining the calculation procedure of mineral extraction tax for gas and natural gas liquids extraction to minimize the tax burden of a gas-producing company. hide
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Supporting a transaction involving acquisition by a Russian investor of a 60% share in an oil company registered in Colorado, US, holding assets located in Utah, in particular, incorporating an SPV, preparing a set of documents required according to the English legislation: shareholders agreement, loan agreement, swap agreement, option agreement for acquiring SPV-shares and also developing options for cooperation, withdrawing from the SPV, repayment of the loan etc. (the transaction value makes $14 million). hide
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Winning in several court cases involving disputes with tax authorities, which have precedential value for organizations selling electricity on the electric power wholesale market In particular, it has been proven that electric power trading optimization models employed on the electric power wholesale market are not designed for tax evasion purposes but on the contrary are conditioned by the characteristic aspects of legal regulations on this market and have a real business purpose. This case allowed all energy companies to adjust their tax contributions.
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Legal support of company’s operations on taxation matters taking in to account special requirements conditioned by off-shore extraction of natural resources; developing infrastructure for oil, gas and condensate fields; construction of underwater and on-shore facilities for gas and natural gas liquid extraction, their refining and preparing for transportation and subsequent operation of the facilities specified above.
Expert review of the contracts to be concluded, preparing recommendations for their improvement; drafting methodological guidelines for tax accounting and bookkeeping. hide
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Comprehensive legal and tax support of investement of a global energy company with the frame of the project to construct a gas transprotation system and the Russia’ largest gas processing plant; structuring the deals in the frame of exploration of a unique gas condensate deposit; developing contractual framework for construction; preparing methodology for Minerals Extraction Tax computation. hide
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Preparing for a large independent energy selling company clarification of changes introduced into the Law on power industry, alanysing the consequences for the company business; preparing legal opinion on the necessary corrections into tax accounting; developing options of taxes minimization. hide
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Representing a private investor as part of the acquisition process of a Vietnamese company, which shall erect an oil refinery and a seas port terminal in Hanoi, Vietnam, in particular, carrying out a detailed due diligence, supporting the transaction involving a non-standard settlement scheme between the buying and selling party. hide
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Comprehensive support, including representation in courts, for a large international oil company on taxation issues, real estate and labor law; elaborating rules for personal data protection. hide
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Developing investment scheme in a framework of a large-scale international project for the construction of gas-filling stations network all over Europe, including the consideration of fiscal, financial and legal issues. 20 countries most suitable to become a seat for a mother company were analyzed. Investments into the project reached $1.1 bln. hide
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