Sofia Rodionova
Lawyer

Sofia Rodionova is a lawyer at FBK Legal.

She joined the firm in 2017.

Sofia specialises in legal support of restructuring and business process optimisation, corporate support of businesses, due diligence and consulting on legal matters.

She has experience in supporting disputes in arbitration courts, including support of company bankruptcy cases.


Major projects:

  • representing Yamaha Motor in several cases related to debt collection and company dealers bankruptcy;
  • defending a client in courts in a case concerning challenging of the building privatisation ban in respect of a building worth $6.5m in the centre of Moscow and in several related cases;
  • representing a big investment company in relation to the bankruptcy of a fuel and energy company and in other judicial disputes related to the bankruptcy case;
  • representing a client in disputes with the Federal Agency for State Property Management over compensation of losses incurred due to the Federal Agency's failure to meet a court award and invalidation of the resolution to transfer a building under the economic jurisdiction;
  • legal support of the voluntary liquidation of a bank with foreign ownership in Russia;
  • legal support for a Dutch IT company to open a branch and obtain accreditation in Russia;
  • legal support of the liquidation of a representative office of a foreign company in Russia;
  • due diligence of a high-tech group of companies that develop, implement and support technical training aids (full-scale, analytical and local training aids) for operating personnel of Russian and foreign nuclear power stations;
  • participating in 10+ legal due diligence assignments for companies from various sectors, including several groups of manufacturing companies, a producer of fish products and a collective fishery;
  • preparing legal opinions on minimisation of the risk that a fine will be imposed on a Russian company for the failure to fulfil earnings repatriation obligation (under a license agreement), preparing an opinion on foreign currency risks association with the scheme used to sell coal to foreign companies;
  • analysis of charitable activities carried out by a charitable organisation: legal review of donation contracts, master charity agreements, trilateral agreements between the charitable organisation, a healthcare institution and a supplier;
  • participating in the preparation of a legal opinion on the separation of hotel ownership and management between two companies;
  • legal support for the sale in Russia of a medicine imported with permission of the Russian Ministry of Healthcare as an unregistered medicine for life-critical treatment of a specific patient after the medicine received a registration certificate.


Practice areas

Corporate law, restructuring and insolvency, due diligence, court representation

Education

2020 Kutafin Moscow State Law University, Master’s Degree

2018 Kutafin Moscow State Law University, Bachelor’s Degree (graduated with distinction)

Languages

English

Sector experience
  • Banking and financial institutions
  • Investment activities
  • Pharmaceuticals, healthcare
  • Not-for-profit organizations
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