Our Competitive Advantages

We specialize in energy & infrastructure sector. We are particularly strong in advising on power generation and pertochemical projects. During the last three years Ost Legal has advised on more than 25 major projects, each of them being worth from $160,000,000 up to more than $2,000,000,000. We supported construction of gas treatment facilities and processing plants, power plants and power transmission lines, semiconductor fabs, petrochemical facilities, pipelines, petroleum depots, etc.

International recognition:

Ost Legal is the winner of the Corporate INTL Global Award for “Boutique Energy Law Firm of the Year in Russia" and "Construction Law Firm of the Year in Russia”.

Ost Legal is recommended for Energy and Natural Resources by The Legal 500.

Ost Legal is also recommended for Energy and Infrastructure by IFLR1000 Energy Guide.

Vladimir Lipavsky, Managing Martner of Ost Legal, is recommended by Chambers Europe 2015 as one of Russia's leading lawyers in Energy and Natural Resources.

What The Legal 500 says:

"According to clients, Ost Legal 'provides a very high-quality service' and 'is the best adviser on the electric power industry in Russia'. Vladimir Lipavsky is singled out for praise for his 'good knowledge of the industry and ability to provide a service at an international level'."

What IFLR1000 says:

Managing partner Vladimir Lipavsky is the firm’s principal specialist. His practice spans financing, litigation and development in energy and industrial engineering. One client says of him: “Mr. Lipavsky has de facto set an industry standard for power plant EPC contracts in Russia.”

Competitive advantages:

Professional experience. All our lawyers have long-term experience in the areas of our practice. We have no junior lawyers. We don't teach our employees at the customer's expense.

International standards and Russian law. Thanks to our extensive work experience with foreign clients, as well as consulting on various projects with foreign participation, we know how to adopt foreign legal concepts and solutions to Russian reality. As one of our clients in the field of industrial construction notes:

"... lawyers of Ost Legal have deep understanding of both the international practice, as well as specifics of the Russian legislation due to which a construction process in Russia differs from the Western practices. Moreover, they demostrate good knowledge of the construction process itself..."

Russian laws in energy & infrastructure sector are different in many important aspects from "standard" international practices. The competitive advantage of Ost Legal is that we know how to implement the principles that are common for international players into the framework of Russian laws and court practices.

Commercial approach. Our specialization allows us to understand the essence and details of our clients' business, and to propose legal solutions which solve commercial needs of our client.

Efficiency. Due to our narrower specialization, compared to major law firms, we can offer faster and more efficient solutions, while keeping the highest quality of professional services.