Nina Boer
Partner,
Head of St. Petersburg office
Nina Boer is distinguished by her negotiating skills and her ability to structure unusual investment arrangements, including international ones, and select the most effective strategies for any court or bankruptcy proceedings.

She has over twenty years of experience in client representation in negotiations and judicial disputes, including those handled by international arbitration tribunals and courts.

According to such rankings as IFLR1000 and Pravo.Ru-300, the legal practice headed by Nina is one of the best in Russia.

Since 2015, she has been recognised in Best Lawyers, a peer review publication in the legal profession, as one of the best lawyers in Russia in real estate and construction, and bankruptcy.

Major projects:
  • assisting in negotiations and advising on contractual arrangements to sell the 30% holding in Delovye Linii Group;
  • structuring related transactions for the withdrawal of one of the owners from business of a big construction company in St. Petersburg (the holding of the withdrawing owner exceeded RUB 2 billion);
  • collecting the debt owed by a property developer during the construction of Yavara-Neva, a judo sports club. The strategy involved suspension of work, bankruptcy of the main contractor and bringing the matter before the court after a two-year document preparation period and several pre-trial examinations;
  • representing an Italian construction company, a contractor, in its dispute with a Turkish company, the main contractor, before the International Commercial Arbitration Court. The dispute was over the collection of interest accrued on the amount of the bank guarantees that had been presented by the defendant without a reasonable basis;
  • defending a major retailer during the contestation of an agreement for the construction of a shopping mall in Ufa on the grounds of bankruptcy;
  • elaborating and implementing a strategy for the sub-supplier to collect a debt owed to the supplier under a government contract with the Pension Fund of Russia. The strategy involved bankruptcy of the supplier initiated by the sub-supplier, building a position for the liquidator, and collection of the Pension Fund’s unreasonable earnings resulted from the retention of the equipment supplied under the terminated government contract. The case was remanded for a new trial twice by the Arbitration Court of the Moscow Circuit;
  • legal advice for a Russian bank to obtain a basic license.

Practice areas

Bankruptcy, real estate and contraction, town-planning and land law, legal support of transactions, negotiation

Education

2003 Saint Petersburg State University, Faculty of Law

Languages

English

Sector experience
  • Investment activities
  • Construction / Real estate / Development
  • Transport
  • Services sector
  • Private clients
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