Sameta advises clients on a diverse range of issues: from obtaining licences and registering real estate as warehouse premises or production sites of metals manufacturers to the resolution of customs, licensing and other administrative law disputes with government agencies.

The firms Corporate, Tax and Real Estate practice groups not only focus on their respective areas of expertise, but also work in close conjunction to provide clients with integrated services of the highest calibre.

Our Tax group, for example, has extensive knowledge and experience analyzing tax risks of metals manufacturers, performing due diligence and advising on tax issues, VAT etc. Sametas Corporate group includes L&DR specialists skilled in conducting cases for metals producers, including disputes involving trademark protection, administrative law issues, foreign economic activity and customs clearance.

Sametas tax-related services to metals manufacturers include:

  • Advising on Russian tax legislation and the application of international tax treaties in relation to metals manufacturers
  • Advising on taxation and accounting of products, including excise tax
  • Assessment of tax risks
  • Tax due diligence of metals manufacturers in preparation for field tax audits
  • Advising on transfer pricing and compliance with the new tax rules on price formation in the industry, including tax due diligence of business operations (both intra-group and foreign trade transactions) and corporate tax planning

Sametas services to metals manufacturers in the sphere of corporate law include:

  • Legal due diligence
  • Advising on contract law; drafting and assessment of agreements from the standpoint of validity and other legal risks
  • Advising on matters of licensing, registration and protection of trademark rights and other intellectual property rights

Sametas services to metals manufacturers in the sphere of real estate and construction include:
Land and property

  • Due diligence of title to real estate
  • Structuring and support of land transactions
  • Advice on drafting and entering into property leases

Investment projects

  • Full support of investment projects
  • Legal services in support of project owners, real estate developers and investors
  • Master contracts, works contracts, subcontract agreements and other types of construction contracts
  • Advising on management, maintenance and operation of real estate