Creation of joint ventures

Joint ventures have recently become one of the most popular forms of direct investment by foreign companies planning to do business in the Russian Federation and looking to implement complex projects. To successfully achieve the set goals, it is important to first assess all risks and ensure proper corporate governance. 

A joint venture is a type of company set up by several individuals or legal entities. The creation of a joint venture is formalized by an agreement providing for the parties’ mutual rights and obligations, as well as their cooperation procedures.

What are the main benefits of joint ventures?

  • Companies are able to enter new markets or start new business more effectively and quickly;
  • Risks are shared between partners;
  • Company can gain access to more resources, including the latest technologies, know-how, personnel, new developments in a particular field, material resources, services;
  • Better competitive performance;
  • Possibility of entering the international market.

VALEN Group specialists have many years of experience in the field of corporate law and in setting up joint ventures. Our services include:

  • consultation on any issue related to setting up a joint venture;
  • legal support at all stages of the deal;
  • creation and legal support of activities of joint ventures with both Russian and foreign beneficiaries;
  • joint venture structuring and restructuring;
  • participation in negotiations, preparation of documents and representation of clients’ interests in registration authorities;
  • development of an optimal corporate governance structure;
  • drafting of corporate agreements.

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Valentina Khlavich
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Denis Bondarev
Head of Operations
Irina Girgushkina
Head of legal
Dmitry Kofanov
Valentina Khlavich
Managing Partner

Law degree in the Russian Federation

Studied at the University of Passau, Germany

Foreign Languages: English, German

Since 2007 a lawyer in Beiten Burkhardt lawfirm

Since 2012 founder and managing partner at VALEN

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Denis Bondarev
Head of Operations

Graduated from People’s Friendship University of Russia (RUDN)

Certified Lawyer in the Russian Federation, Master of law (International law)

Foreign languages: English

5+ years of legal experience in consulting  lawfirms and inhouse practices

Since 2023 —Director of Operations at Valen Group

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Irina Girgushkina
Head of legal

Graduated Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO)

RANEPA at the President of the Russian Federation

Certified Lawyer in the Russian Federation, Master of Law (Corporate Law)

Foreign languages: English, French

4+ years in corporate law consulting

Since 2022 –Head of legal at Valen Group

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Dmitry Kofanov

Certified Lawyer in the Russian Federation

Experience since 2003 – in Russian and foreign law firms

Since 2021 – partner at VALEN

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