Practice area

IFLR1000 Reviews

Financial and corporate

Yust is a domestic Russian firm active across the board and strongest in PPP. Yust has a relationship with Jipyong, a South Korean law firm. 

In banking, the firm has worked in a broad advisory role for many clients, such as the Amsterdam Trade Bank, for which it worked on due diligence, facility documentation, and rendered legal opinions. 

A highlight for the firm in project finance was representing Lakhta Center Company on the construction of the Lakhta Center in Saint Petersburg. 

In M&A the firm worked on acquisitions, largely for buyers. One example was its work for MTS on two acquisitions, one for the purchase of Strela Telecom Group. It notably also worked on a joint venture between RusGazDobycha and Gazprom to form a gas processing plant. 

In restructuring and insolvency the firm extensively represented compromised institutions in bankruptcy proceedings and also saw work advising creditors and claimants. 

A particular strength of the firm is PPP. A notable deal the firm worked on recently was advising Orion Confectionary on its partnership with the government of the Tver Region on a food manufacturing plant. 

Key clients of the firm include the Agency for Housing Mortgage Lending, Rusnano, and the Russian Gas Society.

Client feedback

"Good professional work, with good knowledge of matters." – Banking, M&A

"A very solid practice with good lawyers having 3D vision ability. They are very knowledgeable and pro-active, who are always good value for money." – M&A, project finance