Industry Experience

Our experience extends to various sectors of the economy. Some of the sectors where we have advised our clients on various transactions are described below.

Consumer Products

In the field of consumer products FDS Law represented:

  • a private equity fund in an acquisition of a stake in a chain of Russian hypermarkets
  • the owner of a food producing business in Russia in the sale of its business to a foreign investor
  • the owners of a Russian clothing distribution company in a partial sale of their business
  • the owners of a foreign auto dealership in the acquisition of another foreign auto dealership in Russia
  • the owners of a payment processing system in a partial sale of their business to a foreign private equity fund.

We also advised a chain of Russian restaurants on its corporate restructuring.


We acted for a Russian internet company in the sale of its business to a foreign investor.

We advised a Russian internet company on expansion of its business and the acquisition of other internet companies.


We represented several movie distribution and production companies in matters involving partial sale to a private equity investor, copyright disputes, financing and distribution of films.

Mass Media

We advised a number of Russian publishing and advertising businesses on the sale of their businesses to foreign investors.

Natural Resources

We represented clients in several acquisition transactions with respect to Russian oil producing companies.

We also advised clients on financing and oil delivery transactions.

We conducted due diligence of the Russian oil businesses and advised our clients on business restructuring matters.


We represented a foreign investor in the acquisition of a Russian pharmaceutical distribution company.

Real Estate

We acted for a number of foreign and Russian clients in acquisition and sale of commercial real estate in Russia, which included commercial centers, factories, warehouses, land plots and office premises.

We represented clients in acquisitions of agricultural land in Russia and in matters involving the buyout of land for government needs.

We advised a real estate development company in a transaction with the landowner.

We acted for the owners of a leading Russian real estate agency in the sale of their business to a foreign real estate agency.


We advised our client in its acquisition of a Russian premier league football club.